Agree w/prior reviewer that this hotel does NOT meet Marriott standard. I stayed at the Residence Inn-Amelia Island last summer and based on the pristine appearance of that facility and my wonderful overall experience there, I fell in love with the Residence Inn line, and thought I'd make it my "go to" choice for extended stays.
The issues w/the Pompano Beach property start in the lobby. First impressions matter, so you would think they would at the very least invest in having a visibly appealing lobby. On the contrary, their lobby has visibly worn carpet and Chairs with worn cushions, that sagged in some places and had visible stains. The stained seats are particularly off putting when sitting down to eat the Bfast buffet.
My room was clean, but more of the same. The couch/chairs were clean but visibly worrn. The stove had 2 burners. Supplies were 2 pots--no skillet nor saucepan of any kind. I didn't plan to cook an elaborate meal, but a standard pan of any kind would've been helpful.
The tub had clearly been cleaned, but was still showed what appeared to be permanent stains. My thought upon seeing it was that I would NOT be taking a bath. The grout in the shower was dingy and in need of re-grouting.
On a Positive Note ---the staff was very friendly and helpful. No complaints about any of them. Additionally, the view from my room was amazing. I was on the 6th Floor and my view was the one highlight of the hotel. But overall, I was disappointed enough in the substandard upkeep of the property that I cut my 5 day stay to 3 and moved to an entirely different non-Marriott Property.
I would not stay at this property again, NOR would I recommend it to anyone who has stayed at a newer or higher end Residence Inn in the past and expects a comparable experience.
One final word of caution for travelers who may not be familiar with the different beaches in different parts of Florida: The water in the website photo must be photoshopped or altered in some fashion as the water around the hotel looks NOTHING like that picture. Not even remotely close!!!!
Everything in that picture is photographically accurate except for the water. The picture shows clear greenish/blue water. The actual water is so dark and murky that even wading into it ankle deep I could barely see my feet. This is typical further north up the Atlantic coast. I'm not from Floriday, so based on the website photo, I thought that perhaps Pompano Beach was far enough south to have clearer waters--sadly it does not. The picture is deceptive. I had to go to Miami-South Beach (27 miles south of Pompano) to see the greenish/blue water pictured in the website photo.