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Universal Palms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
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Ranked #62 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

During our family we had short notice to family a reasonable hotel. Joel was able commendation family at Universal Palms Hotel. Thanks for the stay. Joel Jeff and Maritxa customer service was excellent again thanks for the short notice. I will tell friends and family to choose your hotel for there next event.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here last year and figured it would be a good idea to stay here again..The rooms were infested with roaches and other bugs. The rooms stunk of cigarette smoke. The room keys hardly worked along with the gates....I wouldn't stay here again if it was for free. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When arrive to the hotel I was very impressed about the environment and the decoration most of the people think it is old but I think I classic my first start with miss Maritxa...... And there it is your review..... I'm gonna start with the things that the hotel had its amazing the pool with the birds.... The rooms that... More

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for four nights. The water was yellow, room had bugs, and the elevator smelt and had roaches. Every morning around 6 am there is a loud train that goes by the hotel. The lobby was very clean and the staff was polite. I would not be staying here again.

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Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great room at great price thank you Maritxa for your great service at our arrival. its very easy to get access to this hotel. i,ll stay again for sure, close to the airport, restaurants and for last but not less important the buffet of the hotel ....amazing

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was so great! We owe all that to the courteous staff, especially Maritza! She made sure we were comfortable, accommodated and happy! I do agree with other reviewers who have suggested the "pool side" instead of "city view" the trains were quite loud as they past through during the night. The hotel itself is nice, although it wasn't... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked my trip three weeks before my trip. For what I paid I had a decent mini vacation. Here are the pros and cons of my trip. Pros: *convienantly located by restaurants, major highways to the beaches and major sights. * comfortable rooms * very sweet and accomadating hostess (maritza). She upgraded my room to a suite for free... More

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Laurel, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel a lot...for the past ten years I travel some times over 20 weeks per year. I mention this to only say I have seen enough hotels to know good from bad. Maritza was amazing! She made sure I was able to check in early, my room was to my liking, and gave a good customer experience that many... More

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Lithia, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed there overnight while we were waiting for the cruise. The exterior, the lobby, and the pool are very nice and look like they have been recently refurbished. The rooms, however, needs some work. I would rate it as a mid-level chain on room quality. There was no table/chairs in the room, so the only place to sit was the... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd time we have stayed. We love it Clean and friendly, 20 mins to beach Daniela at the front desk is great and a shining example of great customer service. Simply awesome Will stay again Thx Daniela !!!

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Address: 4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Universal Palms Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
El Palacio Fort Lauderdale
Hotel El Palacio

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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
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale #33 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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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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