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Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   125 N Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062   |  
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Ranked #19 of 35 hotels in Pompano Beach
New Paltz, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Back again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Another long weekend of diving, eating and sleeping in Pompano Beach, Florida. Stayed at the Sands Harbor Hotel again and all was good. People were friendly and took good care of us. ScubaTyme Dive Charter took us out each day for diving. The weather was great despite a recent run in with tropical storm Debbie.
By Sunday we had 100' visablitly.
Till next time.... Thank You Pompano Beach....Dive Safe...
Brad

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

In spite of seeing some mixed reviews on tripadvisor, three friends and I decided that Sands Harbor Resort sounded very interesting and booked an efficiency suite for three days. We thoroughly enjoyed it! From the view, to the front desk staff, to the bar and restaurant and even the housekeeping services, we weren't disappointed.

First of all, this is an older property (but attractive) and is not full of marble and interior design touches like an upscale chain resort. It is well kept and very clean. The rooms were quite large. Our arrangement was a double room with adjoining kitchenette that had a double bed and fold out couch that was comfortable enough. Bring your hair dryer because they are not provided. Sergio, who was on duty at the front desk when we arrived, put us on the 8th floor, with fantastic views of both the ocean and intercoastal.

We had booked a holiday weekend package which included a $25 dinner voucher for two, and free welcome cocktails for everyone. The restaurant was very good and there were lots of good people-watching opportunities at the bar! They had live music on the pool deck on Saturday afternoon.

As others have mentioned, Sands Harbor is within easy walking distance of a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. There is also a new Publix grocery store right behind it.

To summarize, if you like staying at unique properties at a very reasonable price and walking around to explore an interesting area, give Sands Harbor a try. I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The higher the better because of the view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Orange, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

I want to thank Mike in reservations for your courtesy. Appreciate your phone etiquette and understanding of my situation.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is an older Hotel but the views of the ocean and the intercoastal are fantastic!.Siting at the bar on the water watching all the boats pull in for lunch was a plus.The hotel is perfect for someone not wanting a car as every thing is in walking distance including the beach,pubs a variaty of eating places and even a drug store and dollar store.Also if you need a tooth pulled a couple of dentist's are near by.!!!My wife and I have decided to stay in country and support our fello Americans and the Sands was a great choice for us this year.We will be back next year for longer.By the way the party who degraded these hard working folks by claiming bed bugs are full of it. Bob and Coolie Newburyport Ma. Thanks

Room Tip: Southside best views
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

If you want to be some bugs dinners then go to the SANDS HARBOR!!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SandsHarbor, General Manager at Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
Every hotel at every level has had a bed bug brought into one of their rooms at some time, but I can assure you there is not a bed bug problem at Sands Harbor. Please see the many positive reviews by others. We give you an absolute guarantee you will not have a problem and will enjoy your stay!
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New Paltz, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

For over ten years I have been bringing Scuba Divers here to the Sands Harbor Resort and Scuba diving with Scubatyme. The convenience of a short drive from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Sands Harbor in Pompano Beach Florida, followed by a short walk to the Scubatyme dive Charters makes this a great place to take a long weekend and do lots of diving.

This year 9 divers did 12 dives in just three days, 3 on Friday, 5 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. All of us dove with nitox and five of us did the Saturday night dive.

We eat at the hotels pool bar, "The Bearded Clam" just down the street and at Umberto's across the inter-coastal. All offered good food at reasonable prices.

This is Old Florida at its best, relaxing and fun.

We will be going back again. Thanks to Enzo and Amanda for making the diving so much fun.
Safe Diving,
Brad

Room Tip: higher is better veiw.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cloe
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

this was our first trip to the sands harbor but won't be the last. the property was older but very clean and the staff went above and beyond to make sure you were taken care of. if you're looking for a "happeing" place this is not it but if you want to relax this is the perfect place. and if you want things to do it is only about 15 minutes to ft. lauderdale with all kinds of things to do. the property is right on the intercoastal waterway with a nice patiobar/ pool/restraunt area food was very good there is also a nice restrauant to eat inside there. the beach is about 2 blocks away. rooms have a balcony with great views, it is a great value for the price we would definately recommend this place

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach

Address: 125 N Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Location: United States > Florida > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 35 hotels in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sands Harbor is the complete Florida resort that includes 3 popular restaurants and a full service marina with fishing charters, snorkel & scuba diving trips, small boat and jet ski rentals plus monthly boat trips to tour the historic Hillsboro lighthouse. A million dollar renovation was just completed in 2014 that includes many improvements to our Superior rooms, a beautiful new public lobby and more. Come enjoy the best waterfront views and the friendliest staff in beautiful Pompano Beach! ... more   less 
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