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Universal Palms Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
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Ranked #58 of 134 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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 Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is much nicer on the inside than it is on the outside.. Maritxa at the front desk was extremely pleasant and gave us many helpful tips on places to take our kids and where to get the best value.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For my 1st visit to florida and staying at universal palms hotel is was an unexpected and breathe taking one,once u enter the hotel and meet the awesome and welcoming ppl on staff which has ppl like Maritxi :) i would definitely stay there again on my next trip to get away from work and the hassle of new york... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I originally booked this conveniently located hotel because the price was good. Although dated on the exterior, the rooms are definitely updated. Much better than most in the area, the rooms are clean, comfortable, and well appointed. I said 'rooms' because I have rebooked for 4 straight weeks. Why? Because the service is the best. The staff in general, the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looks a little questionable on the outside but once you get past the facade it's a nice place inside. Beautiful pool! Updates rooms and restaurant in the lobby! Would for sure stay here again! Great value I didn't feel like I was staying in a motel for the price we paid! And supposedly booking direct on their website is cheaper...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about this Hotel is great I really love it I feel like I'm home, the breakfast is very good and I like the activities in the hotel like the church and meanwhile I want to say thanks to Maritxa for change us from a room to another which is awesome, I also like the service that the Hotel giving... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Prior to making my first post on Tripadvisor today, I read many of the other posts. One name was mentioned in almost every post prior to this one. Her name is Maritxa (sp). After checking in at the front desk Saturday I understand why. She was professional, courteous and has a great personality. She went above and beyond in making... More

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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything was perfect, Maritza was wonderful, gave me a free upgrade , my girlfriend love it. We spent the weekend of July 18-20, very romantic. Everything is near saw grass shopping center, fort Lauderdale, and Miami is 30 minutes

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had to do an unexpected trip to Florida at the last minute. We stayed at the Universal Palms Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. We had a great stay and would like to thank Maritxa for everything:) Brianee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I arrived I was thrown off by the hotels exterior appearance . Once I hit the lobby though ,I was like this is nice . When I hit the front desk I knew I had made the right choice. Maritza ,the front desk girl ,had just delt with some rude individuals. I was sure I was going to receive... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was very shabby looking on the outside but once in it was better than expected. The suite we were in was very well kept and the price I bid for it on Priceline was great. We stayed for 2 weeks would've been 3 weeks but we could not get the extra week at the same rate so we... More

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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 #31 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale #58 Top resorts 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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