We expected more when we checked in. However, what we, and perhaps other recent reviewers had forgotten, is that this area was hit by a major hurricane in 2005. The area is still recovering. The effects of the hurricane were easily seen from our balcony, where we saw what was left of the Holiday Inn, apparently devasted by the storm. Under the circumstances, we were satisfied with our stay.
On the plus side: Hotel staff were courteous and efficient. Location is superb. View from window, directly overlooking intracoastal waterway, was excellent.
The negative: Parking is very tight! Slight odor of dampness was detected, probably due to the hurricane.
Normally, I would rate a hotel in this condition just 1 or 2. In this case, I can see the potential once they completely recover from the hurricane.
- 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. In 2017, renovations push on to increase our number of Superior rooms. Call our front desk and book directly to ensure placement in a Superior room. Come enjoy the best waterfront views and the friendliest staff in beautiful Pompano Beach! ... more less
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