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“Great place to stay if your are diving!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach

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Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach
Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Pompano Beach
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay if your are diving!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just stayed at the Sands Harbor this past week. It was a perfect place to stay for us since we were staying just steps away from the Pompano Dive Center. This hotel offers great views of the harbor, spacious rooms and decks, and plenty of room to hang our diving gear. I saw one review saying there were no hairdryers in the rooms however the staff was happy to deliver one to my room. The staff were all very friendly and accomodating. We had a fully equipped kitchenette in our room which was a nice feature. The beds were also very comfortable and the rooms were suprisingly quiet.
It was nice to get away from the hotel chains and stay at a place with a more "homey" feel to it. The only complaint and suggestion I have would be the need to update their curtains to keep more light out of the room at night.
Overall, we loved this hotel and look forward to coming back.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Live nearby, great location, right on intercoastal. Fun place to enjoy a drink and watch the boats go by. Food is good, has music few times a week. Good people, great wait staff.....fun night out with friends. Parking is in abundance across the street...and it's free!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Florida, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We have been several times to the Sands for Dinner and drinks with friends. What a great time everyone had. The sun was setting, the drinks and beer were plentiful and the food was terrific, especially the chicken wings, hamburgers and sweet potato fires. For the vegetarians, they have great veggies on focaccia bread. For a fun night you have it all. We will be back.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We just stopped by this hotel to hang out at their patio bar and really enjoyed it. We loved sitting outside, watching the boats go by on the intercoastal waterway. The food and drinks were good, the bartenders/waitstaff attended to our every need and the atmosphere was a lot of fun.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We did not stay at the Hotel but we enjoyed the restaurant for lunch.
Great location as it is on the inter coastal with a marina next door.
Casual dining with round tables or sit at the bar which has ample seating.
Good selection of draft beer including a couple choices of craft beers.
Try the Sands wings-you will not be disappointed.
In addition to several daily specials they have a very good selection on the regular menu.
Staff is very friendly and service is excellent.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We made plans to stay here for 5 nights, and I called there directly, had a feeling 2 nights before we flew in to call and confirm, well the 1st girl I talked to said I was coming in a later date than my plan, I said impossible since I called with my calender in front of me and I just booked my flight. She more or less hung up on me and when I called back I got her supervisor who not only gave us a room, but a better one and at a lower price, great view, good food, great servers, great bartenders, great staff all around, yes they do have down fall, they need to re do pretty much the whole building, but we felt between the staff and the location we could over look the older decor.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at the Sands this past weekend. and were pleasantly surprised. We had a blast. The room is older but clean and I love the fact that there is an outside bar & restaurant downstairs where I don't have to walk to any other place. You're right on the Intracoastal with water views on all 4 sides that you can see from your balcony. Divers & boaters will love this place. Staff is friendly and the food is decent. You are also in walking distance to the beautifully renovated beach/walking area.
It can be a little noisy on weekends and the pool can be busy with kids but they seem to clear out later in the day. The only drawback for me was no breakfast at the hotel or within in walking distance that was decent.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach

Property: Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach
Address: 125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5026
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > 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 #1 of 37 Hotels in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Harbor Hotel and Marina Pompano Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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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