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“Very Awesome, Comfortable and Convenient Place to Stay”
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Grand Palm Plaza
Reviewed May 20, 2008

Me and my friends stayed in the Executive Suite which was awesome...the service was really great and allowed us to have a very comfortable stay. We stayed for 4 nights recently and had breakfast baskets delivered to our room, which I thought was really cool. The resort is walking distance from Sebastian Beach (the gay beach, recommend Sat. or Sun.) and very close driving distance to all the clubs. All the guests are really nice and Steve was a really cool and understanding host. Overall, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Fort Lauderdale and would definitely consider returning :)

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2008

A great place to go to spend your time. Warm and friendly service, and very accommodating to our needs. Always making sure that your stay there is the best that it could be. The hospitality here at the Palm Plaza Resort could not have been better. Casual environment, making it the much more relaxing. Steve is the best!!!

Well maintained, and extremely comfortable. Nice layout of the rooms. The property is closed in for great privacy.

Only walking distance from the beach and other night life in the area. Great location.

GREAT STAFF, GREAT LOCATION, OVER ALL IT WAS GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2008

This is a wonderful property to get away and relax! The staff were very accommodating! The grounds were beautiful and its close proximity to the beach made it the perfect choice for me! I will certainly stay here again in my future visits to Ft Lauderdale!

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank robvjr
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Reviewed April 15, 2008

There is litle to add to all positive reviews here, which are all very accurate. The location of the palm plaza resort is great, the staff is extremely pleasant and helpful and the grounds are small but very nice and well maintained. As long as you don't expect this place to be fancy or trendy you will be very satisfied (just as we were). The palm plaza is great value and well managed. We will definately recommend it to our friends and would consider to stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled with friends
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1  Thank piboBelgium
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Reviewed March 19, 2008

Great stay. Only stayed one night-should have stayed longer. very friendly helpful staff. Nice little pool, great location. Room was nice small but nice and there was a wonderful gift basket of food and toiletries-nice touch. Very gay and gay friendly!! only bad thing was the weather!!

Stayed: February 2008
Thank PersVancouver
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Reviewed March 18, 2008

DO NOT HESITATE! BOOK NOW! This is the place we always return to and each year it seems to get better and better. We have NEVER found an unhappy guest in all the times we have stayed. It is VERY reasonably priced, VERY close to the beach, and VERY accommodating. This is like the place your folks took you every year on vacation. Truly a home away from home. It is charming, comfortable, very clean and the staff is there when you need them but they are never intrusive. The manager, Steve, really has a grasp on what his clientele wants and delivery it everytime.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank twobearboyz
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Reviewed March 10, 2008

My husband and I spent 20 days in February at the Palm Plaza Resort and enjoyed the experience entirely. From the first contact you could tell that things were just going to be exceptional. Our reservation was handled efficiently and professionally but with a comfortable caring approach that demonstrated attention to detail anf genuine hospitality. Follow-up calls/emails were prompt and pleasant.

We had a second floor room (No. 20) that exceeded all of our expectations with a lovely sitting room for entertaining, a kitchen with enough utensils to put on a nice dinner, a large bathroom with shower and a beautiful bedroom that overlooked the pool area.

Staff were fun and courteous with always a smile, a story and a hearty hello. Any request was dealt with efficiently and they always went the extra mile to meet our needs.

The garden area was lush and provided for ample privacy for the clothing optional pool area. Everything was very clean and well maintained.

We own a Bed & Breakfast in Canada and are always pleased to find affordable places to stay that put quality and service as a number 1 priority.

Good work Steve, Mark and David. We look forward to returning to visit you in the future.

Carl Trickey/James Crooks
Mahogany Manor Bed & Breakfast
Saint John, NB
Canada

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Trickey-Crooks
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Additional Information about Grand Palm Plaza

Address: 2801 Rio Mar Street, 501 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4215 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $99 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Palm Plaza 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded, tropical, fun and frisky oasis - Perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and romance. We guarantee you will never want to leave! Dreaming of escaping to a beautiful paradise is everyone's idea of a perfect retreat from their everyday life. Whether it be with your lover, a group of close friends or freely unattached, the Grand Palm Plaza guarantees our unique tropical paradise is perfect for any memorable affair. Here, you are not only treated like a VIP, you are treated like family. First-class service is a guarantee at Grand Palm Plaza. Our warm and friendly staff is renowned for their unique customer service and vast knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area. No request is too small for our team of hosts. As our guest, you can sunbathe in our very private, seductive, tropical paradise; or skinny dip in our turquoise, clothing-optional, heated pool. Continental breakfast is served daily. Frozen grapes, scented cold face towels, and impromptu cocktail beverages are served pool side. If you want to experience Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches, you can take a peaceful 2 block walk to our legendary sandy beaches. We are also a few blocks away from the well-renowned gay beach located at Sebastian Street. Complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas & towels are provided. With activities like snorkeling, water craft rentals, bike rentals and more, you can enjoy all the beaches have to offer. If you want a more relaxing experience, you can dine at one our many beach front restaurants and bars. After spending the day in the sun, enjoy the best gay nightlife at one of Fort Lauderdale's flirtatious bars and nightclubs. Wilton Manors has a vast amount of night entertainment, perfect for everyone. Our resort is just a 15 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale airport and 10 minutes away from Port Everglades. There is ample complimentary and off-street parking available. Book your stay today at Grand Palm Plaza. Our courteous staff, comfortable studios, suites and nearby beaches, gay bars and night clubs will make it easy for you to escape, play or celebrate! A memorable, affordable and relaxing getaway is right around the corner. ... more   less 
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Palm Plaza Gay Male Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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