okay, the title of my review is a bit ambiguous. so was the stay. altogether, many of the bad things written about the motel are true, but there were upsides as well and all summed up, i consider it better than many of the reviews make it seem. here come the details:
until this day, we're not quite sure whether we even booked a room at this motel 6. we booked a motel 6 in ft lauderdale over trivago, albeit a different one (with better reviews). the counter lady there informed us that there was a mixup (that seemingly happened several times that day) and that we actually booked into the one at pompano beach. not being sure about the address of "our" motel 6, we just went to pompano beach and checked in there.
the neighbourhood was at worst a bit sketchy and i didn't feel unsafe there. plus, there seemed to be a branch of the sheriff's office at the motel, we had a cop car staying there pretty much all the time (whether that's a good or a bad sign might be debatable). the place definitely looked run-down, on a cleanliness scale from 1 to 10, our room could be considered a solid 5. sleeping area looked alright, in the bathroom some stains were clearly visible. shower was clean, beds were old but i considered them alright. altogether an alright room although dirty in certain places.
some of the other guests came off as a bit sketchy but i'm not the judging type. what seemed a bit strange though was when at some point in the evening some lady outside started singing very loud, repeating the same lines over and over ("i'm on top of the world..."). she had a nice singing voice but it was annoying nevertheless. at some point in the night, i heard some guy shout and insult somebody outside. i didn't really mind though.
altogether, the place is as already mentioned a stay to remember. take it anyway you want. summing up i would call it a bad motel with a couple of good sides that in the end make a stay OK since it's really cheap. that's why i give it an optimistic 3 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Motel 6 Pompano Beach is located near shopping and dining. Visit Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Harness Track or Isle of Capri Casino. Relax in our outdoor pool, enjoy our coin laundry and WiFi available in all modern rooms for $2.99 per 24 hours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Motel 6 Pompano Beach Hotel Pompano Beach
- Pompano Beach Motel Six
- Pompano Beach Motel 6
- Motel Six Pompano Beach