• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 27 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $17,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $17 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Wyndham Palm-Aire help

krmlaw

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2008
Messages
1,906
Reaction score
0
Points
246
Location
North Greenbush, NY
I have a 2 bedroom on hold over Easter. We've been to both Sea Gardens and have seen Royal Vista and loved them.

Will we be disappointed? I read that they have a shuttle to Royal Vista. We might just drive to them instead, can we?

Is the Palm-Aire complex itself nice?
 

timeos2

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2005
Messages
11,183
Reaction score
3
Points
36
Location
Rochester, NY
You should be OK

I have a 2 bedroom on hold over Easter. We've been to both Sea Gardens and have seen Royal Vista and loved them.

Will we be disappointed? I read that they have a shuttle to Royal Vista. We might just drive to them instead, can we?

Is the Palm-Aire complex itself nice?
Very nice, stayed there 3 times. You can easily drive to Royal Vista and enjoy the beach. Other than being off beach it is a pleasant resort with plenty of features and tons of things all around it.
 

Dori

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
2,827
Reaction score
378
Points
319
Location
Scarborough, Ontario
We stayed there a few years ago and loved it. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Dori
 

AKE

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
677
Reaction score
5
Points
328
We stayed there some time ago - it may have now changed but the majority of the exchangers / owners there were seniors (or close to it). It was not a complex for kids.
 

abc31

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2006
Messages
633
Reaction score
5
Points
228
Location
Long Island, N.Y.
We stayed there some time ago - it may have now changed but the majority of the exchangers / owners there were seniors (or close to it). It was not a complex for kids.
That might depend on when you go. If you go during a school vacation, I'm sure there are plenty of kids. I've never been there, but I do own there and I have read a lot of reviews. There are a lot of activities for kids. So, I can't imagine yours would be the only ones there.
 

krmlaw

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2008
Messages
1,906
Reaction score
0
Points
246
Location
North Greenbush, NY
We'll probably be spending the time at Royal Vista or Sea Gardens anyways during the day (for the beach).

I wish I had booked earlier when one of them were available!
 

Timeshare Von

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
6,463
Reaction score
832
Points
399
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Resorts Owned
Wyndham (77k points at Myrtle Beach/Westwinds)
Lifetime in Hawaii (floating 1-52 annual week)
We'll be there in about a month, and looking forward to it. I'll try to remember to post how it goes :)
 

Timeshare Von

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
6,463
Reaction score
832
Points
399
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Resorts Owned
Wyndham (77k points at Myrtle Beach/Westwinds)
Lifetime in Hawaii (floating 1-52 annual week)
. . .You can easily drive to Royal Vista and enjoy the beach. . .
Didn't know this was an option. Do we need to do anything special at check-in at Palm Aire?
 

vacationhopeful

TUG Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2007
Messages
12,760
Reaction score
1,692
Points
498
Location
Northeast USA
Your Wyndham hang-tag for the car will allow you to park onsite at the other Pompano Beach Wyndham properties - just as long as the "date" is correct.
 

Timeshare Von

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2006
Messages
6,463
Reaction score
832
Points
399
Location
Milwaukee, WI
Resorts Owned
Wyndham (77k points at Myrtle Beach/Westwinds)
Lifetime in Hawaii (floating 1-52 annual week)
Your Wyndham hang-tag for the car will allow you to park onsite at the other Pompano Beach Wyndham properties - just as long as the "date" is correct.
Thanks - appreciate the info.
 

jstapleton

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2007
Messages
247
Reaction score
1
Points
228
I have a 2 bedroom on hold over Easter. We've been to both Sea Gardens and have seen Royal Vista and loved them.

Will we be disappointed? I read that they have a shuttle to Royal Vista. We might just drive to them instead, can we?

Is the Palm-Aire complex itself nice?

Maybe we will see you. My family has also traded for a 2 bedroom over Easter (we are checking in on the Friday before Easter).
There seems to be lots of activities for kids but we will use the pool and drive to the beach. My kids are 15 and 10.
Can you tell me more about driving to Sea Gardens and Royal Vista. Is it Palm Aire sister resorts? Are they nice resorts where we can drive, use the beach and the hotel facilities? ANY information you can give me would be VERY much appreciated. If you do a search, I had a lot of replies when I asked the very same question right before I confirmed my week. It got mixed reviews on tripadvisor and it is not a gold crown so I was worried but now after reading reviews from Tuggers am just a little worrked :p
It seems it very much depends on where your unit is located..old or new section.
 

randkb

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2005
Messages
107
Reaction score
0
Points
226
Location
Canada
Casino

There is also a great casino right across the street from the Palm Aire. We have stayed there several times and loved it.
 

suzanne

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
1,694
Reaction score
44
Points
258
Location
Las Vegas, NV
We spent a week in Septmber there in a two bedroom. The unit and staff were very nice. Beach is about 15 to 20 minutes away depending on traffic. There are two pools, a fitness center and snackbar/deli. There were a few kids there playing in the pools. The units were very quiet and nicely furnished.

The only thing that we took issue with was when we checked in they sent us across to another desk for our parking pass, this is where they try to talk you into going to their timeshare presentation. We told them we were not interested and during the week we received several calls asking us to attend, al of which we politely ignored.

Suzanne
 

jstapleton

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2007
Messages
247
Reaction score
1
Points
228
We spent a week in Septmber there in a two bedroom. The unit and staff were very nice. Beach is about 15 to 20 minutes away depending on traffic. There are two pools, a fitness center and snackbar/deli. There were a few kids there playing in the pools. The units were very quiet and nicely furnished.

The only thing that we took issue with was when we checked in they sent us across to another desk for our parking pass, this is where they try to talk you into going to their timeshare presentation. We told them we were not interested and during the week we received several calls asking us to attend, al of which we politely ignored.

Suzanne
Suzanne, since you traded into Palm Aire, may I ask if you were able to request s certain location or do we just get what they give us.
Do they have snacks and/or bar by the pool? Did you enjoy your stay?
Thanks.
 

Neesie

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2005
Messages
567
Reaction score
9
Points
228
Location
Minnesota
We're checking in at the Palm Aire on Jan 9 for a week (just hubby and me). Normally we're beach bums but that's okay since we'll have a car. Even when we stay oceanfront somewhere we still seem to drive to different beaches! We have stayed at the Santa Barbara resort, pre-Hurricane Wilma, which I think was very close to the Sea Gardens and the beach. We'll definitely use the parking pass to get a spot there!:)
 

Carta

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2005
Messages
979
Reaction score
192
Points
253
Location
Pennsylvania
We'll be staying @ Royal Vista; mid-April. Is there anything special to see or do at the sister resorts? We are are beach lovers, so most of our time will be spent at RV and near-by Ft Lauderdale Beach... Thanks
 

suzanne

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
1,694
Reaction score
44
Points
258
Location
Las Vegas, NV
W did not make an early unit request, but we did enjoy our stay. The deli/snack bar/small bar was off to one side of the smaller pool. Our unit looked out toward the smaller pool. We were on the 3rd or 4th floor, can't remember which and it was nice and quiet. Most all of the kids we saw were over by the main pool. They also have a small play area for little kids. The smaller pool is by building that was behind ours. It was closed while we were there as they were remodeling the building and did not want to chance anyone getting hurt with falling debris. We were in the building between the check in office and the first building on your right as you go thru the security gate. It was called the Royal something . As you go thru the security gate it was the building you saw looking straight ahead. The spa and fitness center is in the main check in building.

This website will give you some good photos of the resort. www.wyndhampalmaire.com

Suzanne
 

shmuggee

Guest
Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Messages
69
Reaction score
0
Points
6
So...a couple of weeks ago, we stayed in the newly renovated Santa Barbara, on the A1A. Now we are across the street from the horse track/casino, next to the golf course - a stones throw away from a WalMart supercenter. SB...by the way - is VERY nice. Staff are great.

We've already been to the TS presentation, where a brave face was being put on by all the reps. We noticed a couple of sales staff sitting alone, staring intently at their binders, as if parsing them for additional info.

Our rep (who shall remain nameless) was very cool. The operation was quite painless and we were on our way with our $75 Publix bucks to fill up the fridge.

As a topic of conversation, we received the standard 308k and 154k offer sheets - with the original $200 per k price listed - but with the 'special' letter from the Wyndham CEO proclaiming a limited amount of inventory to be 'let go' at the special offer price of between $125 - 133 per k. (depending on the size).

We very kindly declined...but ever one to play the devil's advocate, asked our guy if I was to reach in to my pocket, and pull out $15,000 (all in crisp c-notes) would they sell me the 308k package (along with the coveted knighthood of VIP status). :eek: NEVER!!!...was the reply...

...Sotto voce..."seventeen should do it"...was the reality...but I digress...

There were quite a few empty tables in the sales room. There was also only one table with the coveted "blue" bag - signifying a purchase. Apparently they bought $60,000 worth of points :hysterical:

Friends of ours, who stayed at Bonaventure, last week - went on the TS presentation to Misner's Place, that we did about a month ago. Still pushing a premium week at...get this....$38,000!!!! The rep drove us in a BMW...and they got driven in a Lexus...

...What planet do these people live on???? (Both the sales reps and the clients that would pay these prices)


ANYWAYS...

...If you like GOLF...there are 4 courses here at Palmaire. 3 regular and an executive (par 58). Prices are GREAT for PalmAire guests. Per person, including a cart - they range from $25 to $36 during the fall season (now). The executive is from $13 to $23 ($12 if you walk it). Prices vary for different times of the day.

Just thought I add that to the list.
 

Neesie

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2005
Messages
567
Reaction score
9
Points
228
Location
Minnesota
We checked out of our Palm-Aire unit a little over a week ago. I'm happy to report that it IS a very nice timeshare, despite it's not being on the beach. We were able to easily use the other Wyndham property in Pompano on A1A as long as we displayed our parking hang tag. That other property had a nice pool and poolside bar and also a place to rent water sports equipment.

Our unit was a 2 bedroom / 2 bath. Even though I doubt it was redecorated recently it was very clean and quite roomy. The remote control to the TV did not work and one call to the front desk, it was replaced cheerfully within ten minutes. There was a little snack bar and lounge down by the main pool but we didn't use them at all since we go to Florida for the ocean. I expect that children would be exstatic to go there; one of the pools was outfitted with a slide and a water sprayer (sorry don't know the technical term). :cheer: The 18 hole miniature golf course was fun and it was no hassle to get the equipment, it is just left right out for guests to use.

Another thing I really appreciated was that their elevators operated quickly.

OT: The nearby WalMart is not clean and friendly. It was borderline scary. Even the "greeters" there scowl. It is the worst WalMart I have ever set foot in.:eek:
 

golfgal22153

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2008
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Northern Virginia
Wyndham Palm Aire

We've stayed at Palm-Aire several times. If you have kids or are younger, which you look to be you will enjoy the towers more. There are activities around the pool with great lunches. We took our whole family for Christmas a couple of years ago. My husband & I like to play golf, so we played a lot on the different courses they have. Our daughter and boyfriend took golf lessons at the Golf Academy. We enjoyed massages at the spa, which are a great price compared to many we have been to. A fun night is to go across the street to the race track or casino. We drove to the beach and parked at Royal Vista. You can park at Sea Gardens as well. Hope you enjoy the resort. We found there was a lot to do and there is more convenient shopping for stocking your frig there, than on the beach. This Christmas we'll be going to Royal Vista but we would have easily settled into Palm-Aire again if one of the beach resorts wasn't available.
 

donnaval

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
944
Reaction score
83
Points
238
Location
Western PA
We were at Palm-Aire last week; just checked out on Sunday. It was a nice resort and we enjoyed it. They have a very nice gym with lots of free exercises classes. They had a limited activity schedule which we really didn't pay much attention to--I remember something about a karaoke night that was $20 a couple including wine and snacks, and a bottle of wine to take back to the room, and a poker tournament, as well as the typical crafts classes. They have a daily shuttle to the beach but it was an easy drive if you go on your own.

I second the opinion of the nasty Wal-Mart---scary!!!!

We found the area very convenient. The unit was spacious and clean but nothing special. I'm a Wyndham owner and expected it to be a bit nicer, considering the maintenance fees we pay.

I had called to advise them we would be arriving a day late and requested a room on an upper floor--when we got there, they had no record of my call and put us on the third floor of the Royal Palm building (where you check in). It turned out to be a good room for us since it was away from the road. If you are close to the road you are near the fire station and there are LOTS of sirens going off throughout the day and night.

The pools, hot tubs, mini golf and gym were all fun. There's also a small jungle-gym type thing near the pools for kids. We didn't see many kids but the ones who were there seemed to be having a good time.
 

jstapleton

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2007
Messages
247
Reaction score
1
Points
228
We're checking in at the Palm Aire on Jan 9 for a week (just hubby and me). Normally we're beach bums but that's okay since we'll have a car. Even when we stay oceanfront somewhere we still seem to drive to different beaches! We have stayed at the Santa Barbara resort, pre-Hurricane Wilma, which I think was very close to the Sea Gardens and the beach. We'll definitely use the parking pass to get a spot there!:)
Neesie:
Welcome back. Can you please give me an update on your stay and the Wyndham. We will be checking in Good Friday. It worries me that the resort is not rated at all.
Thank you.
 

jstapleton

TUG Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2007
Messages
247
Reaction score
1
Points
228
Your Wyndham hang-tag for the car will allow you to park onsite at the other Pompano Beach Wyndham properties - just as long as the "date" is correct.
Are there other Pompano Wyndham properties in the area that we can use if we are staying at the Palm Aire. Thank you very much. I am very interested to know more and learn where we should go. Thank you.
 

chicklet

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
260
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
ontario, canada
Does anybody know if there are any gas grills at the resort? We love to bbq and it saves $$ on going out for dinner all the time? Thanks
 

mshatty

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 24, 2006
Messages
893
Reaction score
0
Points
226
Location
Houston, Texas
Are there other Pompano Wyndham properties in the area that we can use if we are staying at the Palm Aire. Thank you very much. I am very interested to know more and learn where we should go. Thank you.
Yes. Sea Gardens, Royal Vista, and Santa Barbara.
 
Top