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Universal Palms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
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Ranked #65 of 132 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clearwater, FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to give it a try but only in a poolside room as we didn't want to hear the train noise. I spoke to 2 different people who assured me we would be poolside. When we got there Maritxa grabbed my confirmation paper and disappeared into the back for about 10 min. without... More

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel, not expensive or fancy, close to the beach and the I-95. The room was OK, but the real good service was the Front Desk. We made a reservation for 4 days but cut the trip by 1 day, it was a problem because it was made in Expedia, so the Supervisor (Maritxa) guided us, how... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don´t even think about staying in a city view room. It´s too noisy due to the road and the trains, even @ night! Maybe it´s worth trying the pool view rooms. Instead, the staff was friendly and polite.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pro's Quick check in. Nice pool and outside area Friendly front desk staff Con's No hot water (excuse was cruise go'ers use it up every morning) No soap in broken dispenser (no bars all dispensers) No conditioner (for hair) LOUD air conditioning unit Bugs (small white) entered room when a gummy vitamin was left on nightstand Deactivated card key at... More

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Rose Hill, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy place....Fancy name but average hotel......Queen beds were smaller than Queen beds.....Staff very friendly.....Didn't seem to be in the best of neighborhoods.....Pool area was very nice.....Cindy in the Bar & Grille was a hoot....Great food in the Bar & Grille.....Stayed there before and after our cruise.

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy my stay at this hotel , clean nice and at front desk very nice people"Julien" is a very polite ,and nice person . He knows how to talk to customer and how to fix the hotel mistakes . I wish him all the luck

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jeff and Maritxa at the front desk were very helpful and VERY FRIENDLY. I've been living in hotels for work for about 5 years. Jeff and Maritxa are some of the best people I have met at any hotel. This is a great place and great people.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel needs some TLC. It could be a nice property but the exterior is dirty and not kept up. The exterior needs to be power washed and the landscaping needs to be manicured, also the parking lot need to be swept and cleaned. The rooms were clean enough and somewhat upgraded but the mattresses on the beds were innerspring... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait until check-in at 2;30(we got there at 10).They directed us to the pool area which was beautiful and serene.(until the train goes by, an airplane overhead, or motorcycles in the parking lot rev their engine.)But it was nice. Things looked gorgeous till you got up close. The pool ladder was broken, one of several fountains was... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed a short time, but I had a great experience the staff is super friendly, and the rooms are great, I would come back and stay here on my next trip to ft Lauderdale, the pool is also wonderful, it is a great atmosphere, don't hesitate to come and stay in this hotel.

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Additional Information about Universal Palms Hotel

Also Known As:
El Palacio Fort Lauderdale
Hotel El Palacio
Address: 4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#31 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Universal Palms Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Universal Palms Hotel is one block from Lockhart Stadium in the Cypress Creek business district, 11 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and 4 miles from the beach. Adjacent to Interstate 95, the hotel is four miles east of Florida's Turnpike and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, nine miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Boulevard), 10 miles from Port Everglades and Coconut Creek Casino, 13 miles from Sawgrass Mills, and 24 miles from Sawgrass Recreation Park (Everglades). Hotel amenities include the sundeck and pool, garden courtyard and exercise room. The hotel also offers free parking, Wi-Fi access in lobby and pool areas, and one of the largest pools in Ft. Lauderdale. ... more   less 
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