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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While I was only at Grand Palm Plaza for a short weekend, I was pleased with the accommodations and the staff service. My corner room was amazing and although a quiet weekend at the resort, was just what I needed. Paul from Pittsburgh, PA

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been here 4 times since early January. Mostly on very short notice. Sparkling renovations with all brand new furnishings...and suites with full kitchens. Edward and Keith have taken care of all our needs and gone way out of their way to help in so many ways. A wonderfully quiet location that's warm and friendly...yet still steps from the local... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Gentlemen, it was indeed a pleasure having you stay with us multiple times these past few months. I am so pleased your stay was wonderful each and every time. We always strive to be consistent with the level of service we provide. Best of luck with the new home! Edward, General Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lovely week at the Grand Palm. We've stayed at other places in Fort Lauderdale but really appreciated the comfortable updated rooms and amenities here. The staff, especially Edward and Keith, were totally sweet and helpful. They even mailed me my earbuds which I had left in the room when we checked out! Compared to other gay hotels... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our resort. We love that you were able to relax and enjoy yourselves here. Also that you were able to take advantage of some of the other amenities our sister properties have to offer. We hope that you will be able to take advantage of the off season rates starting on... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit.Loved the new, clean look. Met friendly,awesome guys. Had sooo much fun. The location was perfect. Also loved the fact I could workout at the Royal Palms gym, which is very close by. Returning real soon. xoxoxo Warren. Thanks Edward, Keith and Sean.

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying again with us. We are so happy you met such a great bunch of guys to hang out with during your stay. We have a lot of travelers who end up making life long friends when they stay at Grand Palm Plaza. We hope you will be able to join us when the off... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited Ft. Lauderdale for a long weekend and we are happy we chose the Grand Palm for our stay. This is a great little hotel and I would recommend it for anything from overnight to a week or more. The staff (Edward, Keith and the gentleman who checked us in-sorry I cannot remember your name) were... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We were very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Rick is the gentlemen who checked you in. We pride ourselves with top notch customer service. I am glad your experience matched our expectations. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Edward, General... More

New London,CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have returned for our 5th visit !!!. The last time we visited (Oct 2012) the resort was just beginning renovations and was not overly pleasant for the obvious reasons. However under the new management, Edward has done an excellent job with this resort. The grounds have been wonderfully replanted and the buildings refreshed, inside and out,... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Gentlemen, thank you so much for giving Grand Palm Plaza another chance. We are so happy you came back after the building and property was renovated this summer. And thank for also mentioning my staff and how helpful and kind they are. I hand picked them all myself. I always strive to add that personal connection to every guest that... More

Phoenix, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My life partner and I stayed this past weekend and had an awesome time there. We were very pleased with the helpful staff that allowed us to check in a little earlier than we had expected. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome from the first moment we met. The room was very clean and appeared to... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about our resort, and especially about our staff. We are committed to making everyone feel at home, and always happy to provide travelers all of the inside scoop of the week's events. We hope that you will be able to come back for an even longer stay. Remember that off season rates... More

baltimore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a couple nights after our cruise. The hotel is great. Edward and the staff are friendly and helpful. The recent renovations show. The room was very comfortable with a modern decor. The location is great. We walked to great restaurants. Beach is a short few blocks. The sister properties are nearby and guests can enjoy their ammenities as... More

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coledwoz, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again in the future. Be sure to check out our rates after April 21st since they will start our off season prices. All the best, Edward. More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Me and two other friends had the opportunity to stay at the resort. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The resort from what I understand has gone through a major renovation but it has a cozy and inviting atmosphere as if it was always that way. The pool was warm and relaxing and the rooms extremely... More

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting Grand Palm Plaza. We are pleased that you loved the new renovations to the place. We hope you will be able to come and visit us again real soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager. More

Prince Albert, Canada
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A wonderful place to rest and relax and enjoy! The staff are great aND VERY HELPFUL. You have a very easy walk to the gay beach. Fort Lauderdale's amazing water taxi through it's canal system is accessible with a short walk from this hotel.

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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us at Grand Palm Plaza. You both were such a pleasure to have as our guests. We hope we can have you back again very soon. Edward, General Manager More

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Additional Information about Grand Palm Plaza

Also Known As:
Palm Plaza Gay Male Hotel Fort Lauderdale
Palm Plaza Gay Male Hotel
Address: 2801 Rio Mar Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 38 Specialty lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Palm Plaza 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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