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Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort
Ranked #4 of 38 Hotels in Pompano Beach
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Leesburg, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Would stay someplace else next time”
Reviewed 17 June 2011

The outdoor areas were fine---nice beach close and clean and lovely view. Sleeping area roomy, but a/c unit ran all night and was noisy. Towels were plentiful, but the 2 large cockroaches in the bathroom area during our 2-night stay were disgusting. No tissues in room and no coffee packet to use with the coffeemaker in kitchenette. While we were trying to relax mid-afternoon in the outdoor seating area near the beach, a guy decided to prune the hedges right near where we were sitting----extremely noisy, then came back with a loud blower a few minutes later. The manager (Susan) was very nice and called us with arrangements for our later arrival (7:30pm). Also, the mattress wasn't very comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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kkaram, Owner at Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, 18 June 2011
We are so sorry you had a bad experience at the Ebb Tide Resort. Palmetto bugs live in the Palm Trees which totally surround the property and usually stay outdoors unless the doors are left open or food is left out. We have a pest control company spraying for all types of insects on a monthly basis but still sometime they sneak in. As far as the lawn service, there is nothing that can be done when it is time for them to maintain the property. We have them come late in the day when the patrons are resting before dinner. They are definitely loud but I have yet to find a quiet one. Thank you for the comment about the views and cleanliless of the property, as we try our best even though the ocean and beach are very hard on us. Karen Karam
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

The structure is old S. Florida but has been well-maintained and upgraded where necessary. Our room was less than 30 steps to the beach sand, about 50 steps to the pool and had chairs, porch and tiki hut for eating outside or enjoying the ocean. Walking distance to Pompano Pier. A/C stays on (doesn't cycle on and off waking sleepers during night). Full, clean kitchen and the staff was wonderful, informative and friendly. We will definitely go back again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

What a great weekend we had at the Ebb Tide. From the moment we arrived until we drove away, everything was great! The rooms were very clean. The grounds were well-maintained and very tropical. Karen was a friendly, gracious hostess. And you absolutely can't beat the view. If you're looking for a real laid-back Florida experience, stay here!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Read all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor about Ebb Tide. Actually I don't think there were any negative ones. Turned out to be just what we were looking for. A smallish, low rise hotel right on the beach with a nice pool right in the middle of the horseshoe shaped building. Susan and Karen were very hands on making sure things ran smoothly.
Our room was a spacious efficiency with kitchenette. The area is very low key too, which we liked. Hope they don't change that too much. The city broke ground to improve the main part of Pompano and parking while we were there. The design looked intelligent.
A few blocks away is the pier also Franks Restaurant. Its an Italian restaurant right out of the Bronx. Breakfast is served at tables on the sidewalk in front of the pizza part of Franks. There's also a sit down restaurant for dinner. Felt like I was on Arthur Ave in the Bronx. Great service, if a little quirky, and great food.
I just read what I wrote..sounded like it was written by the hotel. Trust me it was written by true first time guests. We will be back there.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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LIttleton, CO
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

We just returned from a trip staying at the Ebb Tide. It is a taste of old Florida. Very low key.... not the usual high rise madness. The owner, Karen, and the manager, Susan, as well as Billy the maintenance guy, were all the friendliest people you could expect to meet. They accommodated special requests we had, such as loaning us champagne glasses for a birthday celebration. The resort was not full, and we received an upgraded room with a kitchenette without asking for it. One of the other reviewers complained about only getting 2 bath towels per room, but we requested extra towels from the housekeepers, and they remembered to give them to us every day we stayed. Free parking was greatly appreciated, as this is not always found in South Florida resorts. Located on the ocean front, but they also have a very nice swimming pool we enjoyed when the ocean waves were a little too rough for our liking. This was the place to spend a relaxing week getting away from it all. It is also in a great location near Atlantic Blvd., which takes you quickly to US1 or A1A to get to Ft. Lauderdale or the other coastal towns.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

My husband and I were married here in May. The weekend was wonderful!! Our family reserved rooms and our whole weekend was extremely special. The grounds are well maintained, quiet and charming. The view and ambiance are unbeatable. We chose The Ebb Tide for it's quiet, charming and casual environment. Our weekend was all we had hoped for!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Suwanee, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

I'll start with the good - nice grounds with beautiful foliage, lots of places to sit and gather, grills, tiki huts, etc. The pool was nice. When we arrived the hotel seemed to be full but because it is not large, it didn't feel too crowded. The resort is directly on the beach, and although the sand looks "dirty" compared to the white sands of Destin, it was soft to walk on and didn't get too hot. The people who run the resort were friendly. Now the not-so-good. I slept on the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. Very hard and very bouncy and small (a double - not a queen). The blinds in the room didn't work and had to be manually manipulated. They were not large enough for the window and light poured in at 6:30am. I had a small kitchen. They ask you to clean the dishes but don't give you dish soap. They also don't give you shampoo - just a bar of soap. They did not give you extra towels - there we two of us - they gave us two towels. If you want a beach towel you have to rent it from them. If they would put a little more effort in to the rooms they wouldn't look so run down. Our mirrors were so old that the outer edges were no longer reflective. There were cracked tiles. The window casings looked to be full of mildew (which I know is common in south Florida). There was no stopper for the sink in the bathroom. No clock in the room. The place has potential but needs alot of sprucing up and some new beds. I would not stay here again unless they did some renovating. Fortunately, the price was really low - probably got what I paid for.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Ebbtider, Owner at Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, 10 June 2011
Thank you for your review of the Ebb Tide Resort. Both good and not so good comments are truly appreciated. Many of the rooms have been renovated but not all at this time. I would expect that a complete renovation will be at least one more year from now and then I will start over again. The grounds were my first concern since most guests are outside of their rooms. Although several of the rooms are acceptable, there are many repairs that still need attention. I try to minimize the room rate and therefore amenities are not put in the rooms, but are always available through the office, most at no charge whatsoever. It was kind of you to say that you will come back if and when the renovations are complete, but many rooms are already there. If you ask the front desk, we will be most honest as to which rooms need some help and which do not. Please give me another chance when you are visiting Pompano Beach.
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Property: Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort
Address: 312 Briny Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-5804
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pompano Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Pompano Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ebb Tide Oceanfront Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a heated fresh water pool and thatched tiki huts, our amenities provide you with ample areas, public or private to enjoy the beautiful south Florida atmosphere. Ebb Tide Resort is located on a beautiful pristine 200 feet of one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the world. Centrally located to shopping, sporting activities and world renowned south Florida attractions, the resort is also walking distance to food stores, pharmacies, and some of the finest restaurants and pubs. Stay with us in our lovely boutique style resort and feel the ocean breezes. Let the Ebb Tide Resort be your home away from home. ... more   less 
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