Pompano Beach Journals

Little Jewel on Pompano Beach

A June 2005 trip to Pompano Beach by karlag

Quote: We spent an extended weekend (5 days and 4 nights) in Pompano Beach. We wanted to stay at the beach and took a chance on a hotel with mixed reviews. The result - we found a real jewel and one of our new favorite places to stay!

Little Jewel on Pompano Beach

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Overview

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The best thing about the hotel is that it is located directly on the beach. A lot of hotels in the area are across the street from the beach, especially when you get down to Ft. Lauderdale (approximately 7 miles south of the hotel). The hotel has its own private beach, and with 143 guest rooms, it is never crowded. There are also two pools on property and a large sundeck. The hotel is also near the Intercoastal Waterway, where there is a variety of wonderful restaurants and night spots. Take advantage of the concierge service. They are very knowledgeable of the area and can help you arrange anything from in-room massages to water sports. If you enjoy water sports, this is the area...Read More

Beachcomber Resort And Villas

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Hotel

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This hotel has its own stretch of private beach. From the moment we checked in, this hotel kept us amazed at the value for the money. We booked a great deal at $94/night. For a beachfront hotel, we felt this was a great deal. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes northeast of the Ft. Lauderdale airport, on A1A, and very easy to get to. It is also about 10 to 15 minutes north of the heart of Ft. Lauderdale. This makes it close enough to enjoy the activities in Ft. Lauderdale, but far enough away to not be as hectic and crowded. It is a nonsmoking hotel, so please take this into account when making reservations. Our room was like a small apartment. It had a separate living room, k...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 30, 2005

Beachcomber Resort And Villas
1200 SOUTH OCEAN BLVD
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
954-941-7830

Cap's Place Island Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "Cap's Place Island Restaurant & Bar"

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Cap's is a very unique restaurant in that it is located on a small island and the only way on/off is through a complimentary water taxi to the restaurant. Their specialty is seafood. We had an appetizer of the bacon-wrapped scallops. For dinner we had the crabmeat stuffed snapper, broiled scallops, and the broiled platter. All were cooked perfectly and the flavor was outstanding. The service was well above average as well. The portions are large and seafood was very fresh. Splurge on dessert - we had the peanut butter pie and cheesecake, and both were delicious. Besides seafood, they had a nice selection of salads. There was also steak and chicken on the menu. The dinner comes with sala...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2005

Cap's Place Island Restaurant & Bar
2765 NE 28th Ct.
Pompano Beach, Florida 33064
(954)941-0418

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This restaurant is located next to the Sand Harbor Resort on the Intracoastal Waterway. The restaurant has spectacular views of the ocean. It also has boat docking available. The restaurant specializes in seafood, but my daughter had a steak that was full of flavor and cooked to perfection. My husband and I had broiled scallops and a broiled seafood platter. The seafood was very flavorful and fresh. The service was outstanding. We split a bananas foster dessert that was to die for! They also had a more than adequate wine list that had a large selection of wines to fit any budget and taste. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The food was outstanding as was the service. I'd h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 30, 2005

Joe's Riverside Grille
125 North Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
(954) 941-2499

Islamorada Fish Company

Restaurant | "Islamorado Fish Company"

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This restaurant is located next between the Fishing Hall of Fame and Bass Pro Shops. We did not have reservations and our wait was approximately 25 minutes. However, if you are dining here on a weekend, I would recommend reservations. There is a spectacular saltwater fish tank with beautiful, colorful fish that keep the kids entertained while waiting for your food. The service was above average. The restaurant specializes in seafood but also has pastas, salads, chicken, and steaks. The food was very flavorful and the seafood items were fresh. I had the seafood pasta, which had clams, mussels, calamari, and lobster - yes, lobster. My daughter had the shrimp, which were large and c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2005

Islamorada Fish Company
220 Gulf Stream Way
Pompano Beach, Florida 33004
954-927-7737

Pro Dive

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Attraction | "Snorkeling"

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We love snorkeling, and this trip was recommended by our hotel concierge. We have not snorkeled in this area, so I have nothing to compare it to; however, the trip was a lot of fun and very family oriented. The cost was very affordable and includes snorkeling equipment at no extra charge. The tour operators also have underwater cameras for purchase so you can remember your trip. The dive center was easy to find, right off A1A in Ft. Lauderdale, near Los Olas, where there is a lot of shopping and other activities. The boat also had a glass bottom for those that can't/don't snorkel. There was a galley onboard with drinks and snacks. There was also complimentary drinking water. The ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 30, 2005

Pro Dive
429 Seabreeze Blvd.
Pompano Beach, Florida 33316
(800) 800-3483