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The Forum

3.0 out of 5.0

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Interesting place. Convenient, clean, nice. But, there is a NO alcohol policy because it is associated with a church.

The hotel is in a building that houses other tenants/businesses. It seemed the hotel was one of the smaller tenants on the property and only occupied the 4th floor. Not all that odd I guess but not what I expected. The location is a quiet commercial area and not difficult to find. It had sufficient parking. The lobby was nice and the lady working the desk was very nice. I arrived before my room was ready so she pre-checked me in and told me to return in a few hours. She directed me to a nice place to eat lunch nearby the hotel. I returned a few hours later to complete my checking-in. The room was large. It had 2 double beds. It appeared to have been recently painted and was generally clean. There was a stain on the carpet outside my door and the carpet inside the room seemed well worn. The toilet seat was loose but useable. The shower head was a VERY low flow type so it took some time to rinse off. The A/C unit was loud and operated constantly. The beds were comfortable and clean. The fixtures all operated as they should. There were a microwave and small fridge in the room. A continental breakfast was included. The breakfast area was just outside my room. The breakfast included bagels, packaged danish, packaged pancakes, cereals, several types of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, milk, butter, jams, etc. There were a couple microwave ovens and a toaster there as well. This hotel satisfied my needs. The big plus for this hotel was the low price.

wife and I liked the outside. This inside needs remodel. Super 8 has better breakfast

I booked The Forum hotel through Orbitz but when I arrived at the hotel the front desk clerk couldn't find my reservation, I had to call the police so they could let me back in the hotel. I called Orbitz customer service which was the worst experience in my entire life. The customer representatives are clueless, about everything the hotel blames orbitz and orbitz blames the hotel. I had to pay 160.00 cash so I could stay for the night. I had to pay twice for the reservation since I had no where else to go at midnight. I would never book anything through Orbitz ever again. I don't even want to imagine how long it will take to get my refund back.

Arrived after dark. Location obscure even with Garmin! Parking scarce as meetings rooms were in use. Hotel staff were cordial and respectful. Adheres to Christian principles so no drinking or smoking allowed on premises. Room was a former hospital room! Rooms were like spokes off a central nursing station area that became your breakfast nook in the morning on the 4th floor. Furnishings including the bed were dated. Bathroom had shower-only and was as tiny as on board a ship. Had to set the room and microwave clocks. They were having issues with the fire alarm which went off while we were out eating. Neighborhood not very safe after dark - a panhandler confronted us at our fast food restaurant 4 blocks away.

Bed bugs old and dirty Bathroom leaking no shampoo small stinky soap overall very very bad. Terrible smell on the 3rd floor

The Forum is a converted Hospital which serves travelers, church groups, and families. It combines aspects of guest houses and hotels into a modestly priced lodging option for those flying out of Fort Lauderdale.

promised free breakfast delivered free continental breakfast with very limited selection. light bulbs in room burned out climate control system blows cold air on beds all night. WIFI has limited connectivity

There's a good reason why old hospitals are not usually converted into hotels - stay here and you will find out first hand. If I paid 39.99 a night I wouldn't expect much but at 79.99 a night it was a ripoff . I wouldn't even list a hotel like this on a search website. Orbitz dropped the ball on this big time. Consider yourself warned.

#1 elevator floor was wet, our 1st room floor carpet was shameful- 2nd room was ok

OMG I was so creeped out by this place (used to be a hospital). I checked in, got on the oversized elevator which was obviously designed to accommodate stretchers. Get off on my floor only to see an old "hospital style" nurses station and waiting area with old beat up leather couches where families would wait to hear if their loved ones were going to live or die. To get to my room I had to wave a key fob to activate the double doors to open which was most likely the operating area or ICU. The room was dark and dingy the shower curtains stained looked like they had been hanging there since the early sixties. I looked around and wheeled my suitcase right out of there handed the key back to the front desk and slept in my rented car! If you are into this sort of thing then go for it! I was not!

Room was a great price and very large. Had a full kitchen, living room area / bed room area. Location was 5 minutes from the beach.

Staff decide my problem - have not confirmation from ORBITZ

Price about 25% lower than comparable motels in greater Fort Lauderdale/Pompano areas! Well maintained, clean, comfortable room. First ‘Non Smoking/Non alcohol” motel I every stayed in – not a problem for my but should be noted by other travelers. Nice, convenient location but 2-5 miles to downtown areas and beaches.

The description I read online gave me the feeling the hotel is a Christian Charity and that is exactly what I discovered when I arrived. Very cool. It's an older, but very nice, hospital type facility. I have told several people about it and have recommended it because it isn't very expensive yet it's very nice.

It was very comfortable and clean. My wife and I recently stay there for 5 night. I was satisfied with service.

I normally always look at reviews before I book a room. The one time I failed to do so I landed here. I have very very mixed feelings about this one. First off, SUPER creepy vibe once you walk in. I had no idea it was an old hospital, but the second you walk in you realize something is very off. I find it very weird knowing that I'm laying in a room where someone was once very ill or dying. Front desk is very small, but the lady was kind and helpful. There is also a $50 deposit which I was not aware of. (I don't agree with a deposit for one night especially since I only paid $34 for the room. ) But whatever, I already received the money back. 4 days later) But I did not receive a receipt upon check out which they said I would receive through email. I have read other reviews stating the same. THERE IS ALSO A NO DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY ?! Never in my life have I heard of that one. It's also a Christian biased hotel which through me a little off guard too. If you're staying for one night, and can deal with the uncomfortable halls of a hospital then be my guest. The floors and some walls are still stained from the hospital days. They have not much done much renovating, which I think they definitely should. You have to walk through double doors( just like hospitals). The rooms are around which you could tell was obviously a nurses station. I must say though the room was very clean, can't say anything negative about that. Me personally, wouldn't stay again.

Low price package was the best part, but after a week I still see no deposit returned to my account.

Hotel staff is awful. Refused to give my wife a key to our room. We left and went to a respectable hotel.

Stayed for one night, staff couldn't do anything with out permission from management, only contactable by email. difficult to cancel stay.

600 SW 3rd Street Pompano Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Palm-Aire Country Club, The Forum places you within a few miles (5 km) of Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. This 47-room, 3-star lodge has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a conference center. It's also near Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Pompano Beach Aquatics Center.


Rooms

All of The Forum's 47 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

The Forum features free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a conference center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Forum

Everyone (36) Couples (43) Business (21) Family (30) Friends (10) Other (26)
4
Everyone

Interesting place. Convenient, clean, nice. But, there is a NO alcohol policy because it is associated with a church.

By on May 2, 2018

4
Everyone

The hotel is in a building that houses other tenants/businesses. It seemed the hotel was one of the smaller tenants on the property and only occupied the 4th floor. Not all that odd I guess but not what I expected. The location is a quiet commercial area and not difficult to find. It had sufficient parking. The lobby was nice and the lady working the desk was very nice. I arrived before my room was ready so she pre-checked me in and told me to return in a few hours. She directed me to a nice place to eat lunch nearby the hotel. I returned a few hours later to complete my checking-in. The room was large. It had 2 double beds. It appeared to have been recently painted and was generally clean. There was a stain on the carpet outside my door and the carpet inside the room seemed well worn. The toilet seat was loose but useable. The shower head was a VERY low flow type so it took some time to rinse off. The A/C unit was loud and operated constantly. The beds were comfortable and clean. The fixtures all operated as they should. There were a microwave and small fridge in the room. A continental breakfast was included. The breakfast area was just outside my room. The breakfast included bagels, packaged danish, packaged pancakes, cereals, several types of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, tea, milk, butter, jams, etc. There were a couple microwave ovens and a toaster there as well. This hotel satisfied my needs. The big plus for this hotel was the low price.

By , from Endicott, NY on Apr 1, 2018

5
Everyone

wife and I liked the outside. This inside needs remodel. Super 8 has better breakfast

By on Mar 28, 2018

1

the worst experience ever!

Everyone

I booked The Forum hotel through Orbitz but when I arrived at the hotel the front desk clerk couldn't find my reservation, I had to call the police so they could let me back in the hotel. I called Orbitz customer service which was the worst experience in my entire life. The customer representatives are clueless, about everything the hotel blames orbitz and orbitz blames the hotel. I had to pay 160.00 cash so I could stay for the night. I had to pay twice for the reservation since I had no where else to go at midnight. I would never book anything through Orbitz ever again. I don't even want to imagine how long it will take to get my refund back.

By on Mar 19, 2018

3

surprise! you're hospitalized!

Everyone

Arrived after dark. Location obscure even with Garmin! Parking scarce as meetings rooms were in use. Hotel staff were cordial and respectful. Adheres to Christian principles so no drinking or smoking allowed on premises. Room was a former hospital room! Rooms were like spokes off a central nursing station area that became your breakfast nook in the morning on the 4th floor. Furnishings including the bed were dated. Bathroom had shower-only and was as tiny as on board a ship. Had to set the room and microwave clocks. They were having issues with the fire alarm which went off while we were out eating. Neighborhood not very safe after dark - a panhandler confronted us at our fast food restaurant 4 blocks away.

By , from Indianapolis, IN on Mar 1, 2018

1
Everyone

Bed bugs old and dirty Bathroom leaking no shampoo small stinky soap overall very very bad. Terrible smell on the 3rd floor

By , from las vegas on Jan 16, 2018

3
Everyone

The Forum is a converted Hospital which serves travelers, church groups, and families. It combines aspects of guest houses and hotels into a modestly priced lodging option for those flying out of Fort Lauderdale.

By , from Mossoró, Brasil on Jan 3, 2018

2

older hotel in need of renovation

Everyone

promised free breakfast delivered free continental breakfast with very limited selection. light bulbs in room burned out climate control system blows cold air on beds all night. WIFI has limited connectivity

By on Dec 6, 2017

2

not a good idea

Everyone

There's a good reason why old hospitals are not usually converted into hotels - stay here and you will find out first hand. If I paid 39.99 a night I wouldn't expect much but at 79.99 a night it was a ripoff . I wouldn't even list a hotel like this on a search website. Orbitz dropped the ball on this big time. Consider yourself warned.

By , from Fla on Dec 3, 2017

3

a little messy

Everyone

#1 elevator floor was wet, our 1st room floor carpet was shameful- 2nd room was ok

By on Nov 18, 2017