Me: Wyndham "Owner" who used his points via RCI to stay here.
Good to know: This is not a hotel; it's a timeshare facility owned by several owners. Anyone who references this as a hotel in other posts needs to get slapped (seriously, as they likely don't know the different between a timeshare condo and hotel and shouldn't comment).
Pros: Excellent beach front location - just about every room has an ocean view of some kind. If it doesn't have a view, you have a view of the pool (like I did) which I was very pleased with. Had a ground floor studio unit so it was nice to walk to the pool from my room in ten steps or less. Great atmosphere, great beach, free parking; honestly if this place (studio unit) is still 60k or less in points, I will be back in a heartbeat! Not a far drive from Ft. Lauderdale/Miami hoopla. Easy walk to the restaurant or Tiki Lounge. Helpful staff.
Work On: 1) I loved the Tiki Lounge. Some of the entertainment acts were great (the acts that had live instrumental bands, live singers with real instruments/percussion ). However, some of the entertainment acts at the Tiki Bar (which the entire resort hears from the pleasure of their balconies and patios as the act echos/reverbs throughout the resort; not just the bar) were questionable. For example, there were several entertainment "professionals" that just sang off karaoke tracks. After about twenty songs, this got pretty annoying. Not that they were bad singers; the entire thing in itself sounded unprofessional. Perhaps the three-four audience members who were actually still in the Tiki Bar loved it, not sure. I had seriously thought it was was karaoke night and I was ready to perform myself (note I can sing pretty well) but no ....... apparently these were "professionals" singing. "Johnny Mathis Jr." (a name I came up with), who performed "Proud to be an American" and Neil Diamond's "America" sounded great after two songs but got very annoying the rest of the routine/night. Again, keep in mind the entire resort hears this entertainment, not just Tiki Bar guests. Did I mention I was doing laps in the pool (all to myself) while these people were singing? Other "professional" performers were just downright terrible and should have stopped after two-three songs. My suggestion to the resort and Tiki Bar management: Make it a requirement that live instruments have to be played otherwise open up the singing to everyone (make it a karaoke night). I am sure there were several other guests at the resort who could sing just as well/better than the people they were paying on stage. 2) There should be some discounts on the kayak/jet ski rentals -- the fees were somewhat terrible and it was easier to find lower rates online for locations nearby. 3) Wireless Internet was very slow and isn't professionally designed to handle this resort; not a high-density wireless setup. At night, one was lucky if there was enough bandwidth to check their email.
Overall: A great resort, well managed, clean, and would love to come back again. Remove the cheesy acts at the Tiki Bar and fix the wireless Internet.
- Also Known As:
- Lighthouse Cove Hotel Pompano Beach
- Lighthouse Cove Pompano Beach