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    Universal Palms Hotel

    4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3113
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    Overview
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good25%
    • Average17%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible15%
    Travelers talk about
    “front desk” (277 reviews)
    “pool view” (16 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness center
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair access
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed June 12, 2017

    We stayed at Universal two days before our cruise and were very pleased with the hotel. The rooms were spacious and clean. The pool area was very nice and clean. I must admit I was worried due to the low score reviews posted but am...More

    Thank Nilda V
    Reviewed June 11, 2017

    The hotel itself if not bad although the exterior paint and interior decor seem very confused and left over from many prior hotel incarnations. Room is comfy but the "free wifi" is ridiculously bad. Like something in the third world. Either so slow it takes...More

    Thank k h
    Response from marc b, Front Office Manager at Universal Palms HotelResponded July 19, 2017

    We appreciate your feedback. We do apologize for the inconvenience during your stay. We planned to update our communication system(WiFi+phones) in the near future. i really hope to give you a better customer experience if you d give us the privilege to stay with us...More

    Reviewed June 9, 2017

    Cleanliness is A+ the location is very convenient. Checked in with Richard, his customer service skills are an asset to this hotel. Price can not be beat in this city. This is not a flea bag hotel the rooms are remodeled.

    Thank Rachel L
    Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

    There was a shooting at this hotel in the middle of the day May 16 2017. Do not stay here it is dangerous Man still on the loose.. it smells like weed all throughout hotel people speeding through parking lots late at night. Drug deals...More

    7  Thank dhb50
    Response from TommyBernier1, Public Relations Manager at Universal Palms HotelResponded May 27, 2017

    We are truly sorry to read that you did not feel safe in our hotel during your stay. It is not in our habits to offer an experience like the one you describe and we invite you to contact M. Joel Niedle, Assistant Manager, at...More

    Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

    The Guy that works overnight ..Mercer is his name or something similar to it. He is VERY RUDE I ORDERED FOOD FOR MY DIET PAYED OVER 130$ for my food and he made my delivery guy leave all my food down stairs at front desk...More

    1  Thank Debricia I
    Response from TommyBernier1, Responsable des relations publiques at Universal Palms HotelResponded May 16, 2017

    First, we would like to apologize for the misunderstanding concerning your food. We are truly sorry to read that your order never got to you. Let us assure you that the kind of experience you describe is not the one we usually provide to our...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $62 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #38 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 191
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    • Location
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    • Fort Lauderdale
    • Also Known As
    • El Palacio Fort Lauderdale ,
    • Hotel El Palacio
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    Simone W
    May 23, 2017|
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    Response from TommyBernier1 | Property representative |
    Hi Simone, We do offer a shuttle service with Express Shuttle. Here is the information : The shuttle service is offered in partnership with Express Shuttle. Guests from the Universal Palms Hotel benefit from discounted... More
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    May 14, 2017|
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    Response from dhb50 | Reviewed this property |
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    Response from heidiwalter01 | Reviewed this property |
    There was no bar....a vending machine that was broken. it was terrible. DONT EVER STAY THERE!!!
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