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“clean and comfortable but let down by breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Forum
Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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“clean and comfortable but let down by breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2010

A Christian centre which rents out rooms like a hotel. No smoking and no alcohol policy which was fine for us as we are not bothered about drinking in the room and it is nice to be able to book a completely no smoking facility.

Friendly receptionist checked us in without problems.

We had a huge room which was more like an apartment - bedroom, living room & kitchen. Bathroom a bit small but didn't really inconvenience us.

Nice building with good security so we felt safer than in regular motels.

Breakfast let this place down as many of the items had not been replaced (including coffee) so there was a limited supply of food. A lady did eventually turn up to replace some things but did this very slowly and some containers were left empty.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2010

After reading several reviews, I was a little concerned about staying at this hotel. But it was one of the better values in the Ft. Lauderdale area. So I was quite surprised when we stayed here. Yes, there are religious indications everywhere in the hotel, but it had absolutely no affect on our stay here at this wonderful hotel. It's a 100% non-smoking hotel which is great because when booking via hotels.com or other booking sites, you cannot be guaranteed a non-smoking hotel. We normally don't drink in our hotel rooms anyway, so the non-drinking policy did not affect us either. The people at the front desk were very friendly.

This hotel was previously a facility for people recovering from cosmetic surgery, so that explains how the rooms and floors are laid out. The only incovenience was the small shower stalls that reminds me of the one I had when growing up. My wife and I are not overweight so it was not a big issue for us. The rooms are decorated nicely and it was a very quiet hotel. I loved the mattress as we both slept very well. I would recommend this hotel for people that don't want to overpay for a simple hotel stay.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PanamaDave52
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ALICANTE
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2010

If you enter Fort Lauderdale into the search engine as a location it is possible to find this hotel which is located a few miles away. Be advised not to enter Fort Lauderdale into the satnav when trying to locate the hotel as you will end up in an area best avoided.

The premises provide clean, comfortable and well maintained and appointed rooms.

However, be aware of the no smoking, no alcohol on the premises policy of this lodgings located at a Christian conference centre which accommodates large groups.
The 18 or so bedrooms in a "wing" are located like the petals of a flower around a open central socialising/internet area and, therefore, can cause disturbance late at night by people having conversations, etc. as the sound insulation between the central area and bedrooms is minimal. It would appear to me that individuals/couples are fitted into any spare bedrooms that are left when groups have been accommodated together and could be intimidated by the presence of a large group who know each other.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank expatalicante
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Michigan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2010

When I first entered the lobby of the hotel it was very obvious this was not an ordinary hotel. Religious music was playing and many religious picture and quotes hung on the walls. I had to sign a form stating that I would not smoke or drink. The FORUM website just states that no smoking is allowed. I'm not a big drinker, but I was hoping to have a few drinks and watch the football finals. On Sunday night from 8-10 I think some sort of revival was going on because I could hear loud christain music blaring in my 5th floor room. If the Forum website stated it was this type of hotel, I would not have booked the room. I find that very deceitful and it affected my vacation greatly. On a somewhat positive note, the room was a decent and clean. This is note a 3 start hotel. I would rate it no more than 2 stars.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wtfun55
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2010

Never had stayed at a place like this. Be aware that they have a no drinking policy. When we first walked in, we were looked at like we certainly didn't belong there. There is no pool, the Breakfast was served in a dirty room and was awful. The rooms were dark and not the cleanest and the bathroom was the smallest that I have ever seen. There were religious pictures all around and it felt like a cultish atmosphere.

Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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toronto
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2009

The place is a christian conference center and it is very clear as you entewr the front door. At check in you have to sign a document that says that there is a penalty if you smoke or drink. A deposit of $50 refundable at check out is charged to your credit card in case of damage. As you go towards your room you find a security door which reminded me of a jail. The room is very simple and the bathroom is very small with only a sink with no vanity, a toilet and shower. Only soap is provided.
The breakfast is really basic with koolaid instead of juice.
Yes the price is cheap but so is the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank puccetta2
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kingmikey
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2009

Price is great, rooms are big and clean (especially the suites, they're worth the extra few bucks) but no alcohol or smoking on site. This facility is also a Christian Conference Center so their will be subtle and obvious religious themes but it's no big deal and if it is a big deal you'll get over it.

Oh yeah...and free wireless internet!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kingmikey
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Property: The Forum
Address: 600 SW 3rd St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6932
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Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Pompano Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Pompano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Forum 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Forum is a full-service lodging and conference facility that welcomes families and business personnel for daily, weekly and even monthly stays. With 48 guest rooms and suites, relaxing community lounges, a long list of amenities, and our non-alcohol policy creates a safe and peaceful environment right in the heart of South Florida. Whether you are traveling to South Florida for business or pleasure, our Pompano Beach address positions you in a prime location of Broward County, near shopping, dining, sightseeing, golfing, and our pristine beaches. All of our rooms and community lounges come with the conveniences of home - Free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, cable television, microwave oven, refrigerator, laundry facilities, vending machines and more. For those looking to start their day with a powerful breakfast, one stop at our Continental Breakfast area will send you off with the energy and nutrients you need, thanks to a variety of delicious and health-conscious options. Guests looking to interact with others, or just relax in an area outside of their guest room, will enjoy The Forum's community lounges, located on each floor. Lounges include free Wi-Fi, television, comfortable couches, vending machines, etc. ... more   less 
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