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Universal Palms Hotel

4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33390
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was very close to everything, it was clean, and staff was courteous. The initial room we had was a basic room facing the street with 2 queen beds. However, after my husband and I took a shower the first night, we took a nap and woke up to water all over the carpet by the bathroom and bed.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We very much enjoyed our stay at Universal Palms 3/14- 3/16/25...staff member Dave Ketchel made sure our every need was met, and thanks to Samira, our room was always spotless! Beautiful resort and great central location! Delicious breakfast and accommodating for familes with young children. We will be sure to stay there again on our next FL trip!

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After many hours of Internet search we chooses the Universal Palms over many other hotels in the area. The hotel was not a "major" or highly rated one according to the reviews, but we were at all times comfortable, and safe. The train that most former guest complained about in their reviews was not a bother, nor a nuisance, only... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel room was not cleaned once during the 10 days we was on th hotel, the floor was so dirty that we had to use shoes. There was black curly hair behind the bathroom door the hole stay.. The three girls in the bar, Eirin, Lauren and Sandy saved the hole experience of the hotel..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I realize that I may be a tiny bit snobbish when it comes to hotels, but really? I dont think that it is unrealistic to expect basic accomodations and amenities to actually work. Elevators where working only part of the time of our stay. Which was difficult as we were on the 4th floor and traveling with a wheelchair bound... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is flat out awesome! Is it a 5 star resort, No. But the experience and the people here are great. I had a crazy situation with my card and they totally accommodated me worked with me and made my stay even better! The front desk was flat out GREAT! The girl who checked me in is Eureka she... More 

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

It pleases me that we were able to solve your problem and accommodate you beyond your expectations and thank you for complimenting our hotel and staff members. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy, as this was my first time staying in the hotel. The front desk was very accommodating. I did have an issue with Housekeeping. They did not come the first two days and I had to tell the front desk twice. After that, they came. The toilet clogged the first day, but they fixed that immediately. The... More 

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel and staff. More 

Victoria Harbour, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. Where to start. Well let me start with the good, After spending three nights at this hotel. These r the good points that my wife and i can tell u about. Our experience with the staff was great. The front desk staff were courteous and helpful. The blonde woman who was the bartender in the evenings went far beyond... More 

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the many compliments paid to our staff members. As for your concerns, we will review them at our staff meeting so that we may make improvements. The trains are beyond our control and some days are less active than others. However, the city has committed to converting the nearby crossing to a quiet zone which limits horn... More 

Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very dirty hotel First room toilet didn't flush, after moving we get another room that the door didn't bolt closed Didn't feel very safe at night, ask three times to have it repaired never was. Worst pillows and sheets, tv very fuzzy, key didn't work on exterior door at night Exterior entry to rooms, in all just a dump

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't have the pleasurable experience that most of our guests enjoy. I welcome you to contact me directly to further discuss your stay. Peter, GM, 954-520-0990 More 

Center Moriches, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice people that work there. We came in early from our flight and they gave us a place to store our stuff until our room was ready or check in time (Group of 3 family's). The first night stay we ate at the restaurant the food was GREAT also a free drink BUT when we came back on our... More 

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Universal Palms Hotel for your stay in Fort Lauderdale. Your feedback is important to us and your comments will be taken into consideration at our weekly staff meeting. I am pleased that you have decided to stay with us again. More 

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