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“Great place, wish we could have stayed longer...” 5 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Royal Vista
1110 South Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (Formerly Fairfield Royal Vista)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 35 hotels in Pompano Beach
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Boalsburg, PA
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58 hotel reviews
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
“Great place, wish we could have stayed longer...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2008

My wife and I went on a cruise out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale at the end of February in 2008. We flew into West Palm Beach on a Saturday morning and left on the cruise on Sunday afternoon, so we needed a place to stay on Saturday night. My aunt is a timeshare owner, so she booked that night for us at the Wyndham Royal Vista in Pompano Beach (just north of Fort Lauderdale and 45 minutes south of West Palm Beach).

We arrived an hour before the check-in time, but they graciously allowed us to check into our room early. We had a two-bedroom suite on the fifth floor, which was much more than we needed, but it was wonderful. The king bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The master bathroom was huge, with a gloriously spacious shower. Perplexingly, there was only one sink, even though there was plenty of counter space for a second one. Outside the master bathroom, essentially in the master bedroom, was the jacuzzi tub. Because of its unusual placement, we were able to soak in the jacuzzi tub and watch the TV in the bedroom.

We really didn't use much of the rest of the suite. There was another bedroom with two beds and a full bathroom. There was a full kitchen. There was a washer and dryer. None of that was necessary for two people on an overnight stay.

The furniture was comfortable and beautiful. The decorations were very appropriate for a beach resort. The balcony had a view of the ocean.

Did I mention the location? This place borders the beach, so we were able to walk out the back of the lobby, past the pool, past the outdoor bar, and right onto the beach. It couldn't be any more perfectly located.

Downstairs in the lobby, we appreciated free wireless internet, as well as a computer room with several computer stations and a free printer. The Wyndham Royal Vista is near many restaurants, though I'm not sure how many are within walking distance. There is easy access to I-95.

Overall, we loved this place. We were disappointed that we hadn't arranged to stay here for a few days, as it was a wonderful hotel. I'd recommend it to anyone and hope to return there someday.

  • Liked — proximity to beach, free wifi
  • Disliked — parking garage was very confusing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

Although this place shows its age, it is wonderful. Whenever we stay here we stay in one of the two bedroom beach front rooms and never regret it. We have had no problems at this location.

  • Liked — Closeness to beach
  • Disliked — Shows its age
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2007

This was my 3rd trip to the Royal Vista! Location, Location, loacation!! If you're into the beach and water activities this is the place to be. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are well kept and comfortable with all the amenties needed. The Tiki bar is a fun place to kick back and enjoy a few. Planning on our 4th trip back to the Vista in Oct. Wonderful near by resturants!..a great vacation stay...keeps us coming back for more :)

  • Liked — Location, beach
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Arlington, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2007

We stayed the last week of June. It started out great. Though we had read about poor front desk service, we experienced superior service at check-in. Elizabeth could not have been more helpful. We then met with the concierge who provided a great deal of good information about activities and the area. The condo was beautiful - well appointed, clean, equipped with all the usual conveniences, plus a great view of the ocean.

Things spiraled downward when trying to follow up on our promised gift for attending a session for member services. If you want to purchase extra tickets for guests over the limit of 2, be sure to have cash ready. Two of the staff were extremely uncooperative. This experience practically ruined our long-awaited vacation. After talking to a VP, we felt better and did not allow this episode to ruin the rest of the week.

The property has done a good job working on customer service and it shows in most cases. Most of the staff speak to you as you walk down the halls or navigate the property. Most are very friendly and seek to assist. In addition to the marketing staff mentioned above, one front desk worker was repeatedly rude to us and we witnessed the same treatment to other guests while in the lobby area.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — marketing ploys and staff
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2007

We just returned from a week (6/2 -6/9/2007) at the Fairfield Royal Vista. It was an excellent stay with a very nice ocean view room. Check in and check out were extremely easy. Out blender broke and they immediately replaced it with a new one.

Towels are only exchanged on Monday and Tuesday on the 8th floor of the main building.

Nice gifts upon arrival.

Tiki Bar is great. Eric does a great job.

What is advertised as a resteraunt on property is really an excellent snack bar, but has limited hours. Mitch does a great job.

Overall it was a good experience and we plan to return.

  • Liked — Ocean View, Tiki Bar and convienence
  • Disliked — limited on property snack bar hours
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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south carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2007

When we arrived,we went to our room..It was so DIRTY!!!!!!!!! Our shoes stuck to the floor,hair in bathtubs sand etc...My hubby went and got a mop clorox,it took eight swifer pads to clean the floor...But when it was clean,we had a very nice room..We had an end unit with a wrap around porch views were beautiful..They gave us gift cards worth 100.00 for our trouble to a really nice resturant...The tikki bar is great...Eric the bartender will fix you up right..He mixed up some great drinks ie: mango pina colada yummyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!He is so fun to talk to..All and all it was great you will be 5 minutes from ft.lauderdale beach,oh so pretty..I want to go back forever lol..

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — Nothing after we cleaned it up
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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42 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2007

We have just returned to the Uk from a 3 week stay in Florida and the Bahamas and spent the first week at The Fairfield Royal Vista. I was very pleasantly surprised when we got there. We had a fabulous apartment on the ground floor of the beach building. I normally like a top floor as you don't get "elephants" above but we had no noise problems at all. The views were great and just a few steps to the 2 pools and beach. You can lay by the pool and look over the beach which is just perfect for me. The apartment was very comfortable, well furnished and very spacious with everything you could want. The Tikki bar right on the beach was very nice and a lovely meeting place for locals and guests. The staff at the resort were all very friendly and helpful and made our stay most enjoyable. There is a small shopping centre with a casual restaurant right opposite so even without a car you have everything to hand. The only minus point was the balcony furniture which was a bit tatty and dirty.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Balcony Furniture
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Wyndham Royal Vista

Address: 1110 South Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (Formerly Fairfield Royal Vista)
Location: United States > Florida > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Pompano Beach
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Pompano Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pompano Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Pompano Beach
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Also Known As:
Wyndham Royal Vista Hotel Pompano Beach
Wyndham Hotel Pompano Beach
Wyndham Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach Wyndham
Fairfield Royal Vista Pompano

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