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3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

#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.

First, let deal with the elephant in the room: the owners are presumably Christians and smoking/drinking is not allowed. When you get past that, you have an awesome hotel at a great price: - Staff. Extremely welcoming and available from day 1. From the guys in the lobby to the cleaning ladies, everyone was nice. Our best meal during our time here came from a recommendation from the staff. - Amenities. The rooms are very big. For a New Yorker, this much space is a delight. And we got an iron table, iron, a fridge, a microwave, AC, TV and a safe. Did I mention free parking? - Breakfast. Boiled eggs, pancakes, cereals, fruits, coffee, juices, bread and a few pastries. It's not a 5 star hotel kind of breakfast but it's definitely great value for the price. - Internet. Free wifi fast enough to allow me to watch some TV on my computer. This is as good as it gets. - Location. The only "negative" in the sense that there's not much around the hotel, at a walking distance. But when you have a car and can drive to nearby beaches and restaurants, this is really nothing. So, not only I recommend the place, but I'd definitely go back there in the future.

It was nice. I asked the lady at front desk to bring up another towel she said she'd see if she could and that annoyed me but other than the staff, it's nice.

DIDNT EVEN STAY. STAFF WAS BEYOND RUDE THE SEOND WE ARRIVED! SNOTTY AND RUDE, STIL TRYING TO GET OUR MONEY BACK AND IT'S ALMOST BEEN 2 WEEKS. ALL YOU COULD HEAR IN THE LOBBY WERE KIDS SCREAMING FROM THE DAY CAMP THAT IT'S CONNECTED TO. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HOTEL ITS A DIALYSIS CENTER. SMELLED LIKE KIDS AND HOSPITAL FOOD.

this hotel is in the same building and apparently owned by a non-profit org, which is ok. room was good size, cheap non-HD TV. It was clean but everything in the room must have been bought at Walmart, very cheap. Bathroom very small, tiny sink, shower controls were installed backwards. Cheap sheets were worn out with thread bare holes, must have been bought on sale at Walmart. Blanket and bedspread very cheap material. Breakfast was ok as it was continental, hard boiled eggs, eggo waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, coffee was ok. Hotel staff ok but didn't seem to care much about their job. Location good with lots of free parking. On check-in, had to sign a paper about no smoking (normal) and a second paper agreeing to no alcohol (not normal). This should be stated on Orbitz.

Room was old and not well lit. Bed was very soft and everything showed a lot of wear and tear.

The TV reception was terrible. The breakfast was disappointing. The shower felt like a tomb.

It was a great value for a late arrival and well lit. It is an old hospital converted to a hotel, so just understand that. Other than that it was pretty cool and clean for the price compared to all the other super chains.

Unable to check in early, felt like a conference center

This place used to be a hospital and it shows. Wide corridors and the room you will get used to be a patient's room. The room is very large and modern and even though the place is close to the freeway, it seems very quiet. Not that many channels on the TV, though. Internet in the lobby is very slow.

600 SW 3rd Street Pompano Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

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 3-star lodge has 47 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also near Fort Lauderdale Stadium and Pompano Beach Municipal Golf Course.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


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 (27) Couples (43) Business (21) Family (30) Friends (10) Other (26)
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

1

creepy creepy creepy!!!

Everyone

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!

By , from granby, ct on Nov 8, 2017

5

nice hotel, very nice room, full kitchen

Everyone

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.

By on Oct 21, 2017

4

good location to beach.

Families

Staff decide my problem - have not confirmation from ORBITZ

By , from Moscow, Russia on Oct 16, 2017

5

nice place to stay! great value

Everyone

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.

By , from Brooksville, FL on Aug 25, 2017

5

pleasantly surprised.

Everyone

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.

By , from Houston on Aug 23, 2017

4

nice hotel

Everyone

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

By , from Miami on Aug 23, 2017

3

weird hotel

Everyone

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.

By , from Miami on Aug 17, 2017

2
Everyone

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

By on Jul 20, 2017

1

don't stay here

Everyone

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

By on Jul 9, 2017