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2.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   2801 Rio Mar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom D Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at Grand Palm was very friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, and the housekeeping staff cleaned very well. Quiet, laid back atmosphere. Within comfortable walking distance to the beach. It would be nice if the continental breakfast was expanded.

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grand Palm is a nice alternative to the large hotels in the area. While it is not right on the beach it is close enough that you can walk there easily. Keith, Edward, and the rest of the staff are really nice and helpful. The room we stayed in was a double and was spacious, clean, and comfortable. I... More

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Eindhoven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay after the renovation. We booked the Grand Palm Plaza many times before as it is in a very safe en convenient location close to Sebastian's beach and all the other activities Ft Lauderdale has to offer. Once again we loved this place! The grounds, exterior and rooms have all been going a very nice update.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property was way better four (4) years ago. After reading the reviews, we expected more then the resort offered. Yes, this is a resort for a gathering of friends. The property has a communal seating area with a limit of 6-8 people. A coat of paint did not make it quaint. Staff were nice, yet not exceptional. Do not... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would like to first say that I normally do not right reviews. This is one of my first ones ever. I rented The Grand Palm Plaza Resort to host my Thirtieth Birthday Party. Let me just say that it was the perfect venue for a perfect get together. I rented pretty much the entire venue including rooms for the... More

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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your birthday party was a complete success, and we are happy that you our staff provided first-class service for your celebration. We hope to cater to more parties in the future. All the best, Grand Palm Plaza More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I reviewed this hotel last spring and vowed I would try somewhere else the next time I was in Ft Lauderdale. But, since they had gone through a complete renovation since the last time I was here, I decided to try it again. I am glad I did. We stayed for 5 nights in late June 2014. Keith was great... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I truly enjoyed this gem in the rough. It is a small hotel but truly beautiful. I enjoyed the upgraded rooms, the welcome of Edward and Keith was just wonderful. They make you feel like family. They even gave me a late check out and when I wanted to just hang around to pool until 2pm they allowed me to... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed memorial day weekend. We were originally booked at another of their properties that was overbooked and they more than made up for the inconvenience. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The room was very clean and it was quiet. We would definitely stay there again.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

From the time I checked in until I check out, I must say the staff was very accommodating. The room was very clean and well set up. I had a full kitchen with a full size refrigerator. The living room area was wonderful and because our group had all the rooms, I had people over for lunch and drinks several... More

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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

What a wonderful idea to reserve all our rooms currently at fifteen and growing to host your family and friends to celebrate your special weekend event. With our summer rates in effect it certainly makes it affordable. Clean rooms and friendly, knowledgeable staff is our number one goal. We are happy we made you feel most comfortable in helping you... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Enjoyed my first visit to both Grand Palm Plaza and Fort Lauderdale. Keith and the entire staff were most helpful, my room was clean and bright, and the grounds were very well kept and beautiful. I would definitely stay at Grand Palm Plaza again, as it's a short walk to the beaches including the gay beach

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NorthBeachVillage, Owner at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Grand Palm Plaza for your most recent stay in Ft Lauderdale. Capturing new guest and retaining our regulars is our number one goal. We're glad you enjoyed the close proximity to the gay beaches as well as how clean our housekeepers attend to the rooms .Keep in mind our summer rates are now in effect. More

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Address: 2801 Rio Mar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Palm Plaza 2*
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Also Known As:
Palm Plaza Gay Male Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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NEWLY RENOVATED, Exclusive all gay male resort. Tropical, casual, relaxed. Clean, comfortable rooms. Grand Palm Plaza blends the best elements of guesthouse services with sincere, friendly staff to offer a gay haven. Ideally located, just steps to the Fort Lauderdale beaches with magnificent views of the intra-coastal on a quiet street. Simply beautiful gardens, Clothing optional heated pool, beautiful tropical gardens and new high speed WiFi system come together to assure that you always have something to do. ... more   less 
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