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“So welcoming”
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Sea Horse Motel
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Pompano Beach
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“So welcoming”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Booked this motel on the advice of previous guests on trip advisor and we're so glad we did.

Darren was waiting for us on our arrival day and took us to our room (no. 3) lovely feel to the room, very cosy and homely and so clean. I'm really picky about cleanliness and couldn't fault this place. It would be an excellent choice for families as it's only a 5 minute walk to the beach (with beach towels and chairs provided) and there's a nice pool to enjoy at the property with a barbecue for the guests use. There's a small convenience store at the next door motel for most of your needs. Our room had a kitchen, we don't cook while we're on holiday but we really appreciated having a full size fridge (with lots of ice in the freezer) a microwave and coffee maker.

Darren gave us some good recommendations of where to eat, Duffy's Diner (about a 5 minute drive away) for excellent breakfasts and the Briny Irish Bar for drinks/dinner. We walked to the Irish Briny bar each night, took us about 20 minutes to walk there.

There is no daily housekeeping service provided but if you asked for anything providing for your room such as clean towels the owners will happily provide them.

Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, Michigan
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Booked our room for seven nights based on Trip Advisor rating. We were not disappointed! Our room was ready & spotless when we arrived early. Darren greeted us and gave a short tour of the room, building & grounds. During our stay Darren provided great recommendations for places to eat and fishing charters. The owners always asked if there was anything we needed or what they could do to make our stay more enjoyable. Pool is small but good for a dip or a couple of strokes. Other guests (mostly baby boomers) were friendly and pleasant to be around. Location right on A1A put you right in the center of things but did provide a little road noise at times. Short walk to a nice beach. If we were to return we would stay here.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were not familiar with the Pompano Beach area and chose this motel based on other reviews, we were not disappointed. While small the motel has a great location near the beach, the rooms were charmingly decorated and very clean. The owners made us feel so welcome and were very friendly making us feel as though we were old friends, this was reflected by the other guests who were all friendly. I highly recommend staying here it was a delight!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

This was our third time staying at the Sea Horse. The first time was in 2010. We were not impressed. It was old and dirty, the plumbing didn't work, and everything smelled like smoke. Two years ago friends told us it was sold and the new owners were fixing it up so we tried it again. It was clean and updated, the owners even started planting a tropical garden on the property. We stayed there again this year, in March. We love it! Everything has been updated inside and out. The pool and deck area is very inviting and everything in the garden is lush and the property now has a very island feel. We are already planning another visit for next year. Nice job Darren and Phillip.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed at this motel based on trip advisor reviews. They are very accurate in depicting the motel as retro-cool, updated and clean. There is a nice little pool and garden area, convenient parking. Short walk to a beautiful beach.

The personal touch provided by Darren and Phillip is something you cannot get while staying at a chain. They knew who I was when I called, checked in etc. They gave advice about amenities in the area. The topper was when my son lost a very expensive personal item. We called the motel from the airport to let them know to keep an eye out. Phillip called us later to let us know it had been found, went to the post office that day and mailed it 2 day air at his expense trusting us to reimburse him. THAT is customer service. THANKS!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Fenwick Island, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We just checked out. I wanted to like it. I was in pompano beach for spring break in college in the the 70s I swear these rooms are from that era. They haven't been decorated in many years. There is so much they could do here and need to. I like ice for the rooms, comfortable beds and linens a plug to use in the bath room, shampoo if I arrive late. I do need the room to be inviting. This hotel has non of these things. Yes the pool is nice. The owners are nice, but I want to feel like I am in a hotel.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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SeahorsePompano, Owner at Sea Horse Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at our motel Leisuresusie.
In reference to “These rooms” and “They haven’t”, it bears noting that you stayed in only one room (room 6) and therefore are not qualified to comment on ALL of our rooms. That said, ALL of our rooms have been updated within the past year & are decorated differently, as anyone can see via our website, Facebook & Booking.com.

Concerning “ice for the rooms”, there is a full sized fridge/freezer in room 6 and had you bothered looking in the freezer, you’d have found ice trays full of ices. Even our non-efficiencies have mini-fridge/freezers with ice.

Had you asked for shampoo instead of free vodka, we would have gladly provided it as we keep shampoo and coffee on hand.

We’re sorry you can’t appreciate the eclectic décor of our motel but our intent is to set ourselves apart from the sterile, modern, uninviting chain hotels to which you’re accustomed. Clearly if you need to feel you’re at a hotel rather than a motel, you need to adjust your travel plans accordingly.
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Cute rooms, small but clean pool, a block from a wonderful unpopulated beach, free wifi, reasonable prices, considerate and available hosts - what more could anyone want? The rooms are super clean. Kitchenette (with toaster) is welcome any time I travel. Daryl keeps asking me if I need anything! If I could rate this place 6 stars I would. So relaxing. Must come here if you are in the area. Adorable. Adequate parking. Close to whatever you want to do.

Room Tip: We were in room #5 which has a double bed, a nice kitchenette, plenty of room, good shower. All goo...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Sea Horse Motel
Address: 901 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4005
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Horse Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Coin Laundry on site. ... more   less 
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