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Grand Palm Plaza
Reviewed June 24, 2007

FT.LAUDERDALES, PALM PLAZA,My partner and I just returned from a long weekend and it was great. As soon as we got there we fell in love with the place. The staff was very kind and lots of help and made us feel at home.Our room had everything we needed.We had a blast and did not want to leave.We will go back as soon as we can.Loved it all.D & D

Stayed: June 2007
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Reviewed June 16, 2007

I cant say enough about my 12 day stay at the Palm Plaza Resort. The staff were incredible in making sure you were completely satisfied and made you feel very welcome. They always had smiles on there faces and would accomodate requests to the best of there ability. I came down with my bf and another couple and I cried all the way to the airport thinking of the great time I had. I would definately stay here rather then any 5 star hotel on the beach. They are only a short couple blocks to the beach so it made for a nice walk. Like I said, I cant say enough about this place. Were gonna miss ya but we will be back in September for good!!! Were looking forward to having a beer with ya Steve....see ya then

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2007

My friend Joe and I had a wonderful stay at the Palm Plaza resort. We stayed from May 18- May 21st. This is in a very convenient part of Ft. Lauderdale within 2 blocks of the beach. The property is very nicely landscaped and is typical old florida style which I like.-lo rise built around a pool with lush landscaping
The atmosphere is laidback, very relaxing and unpretentious. The host and onsite property manager Keith could not have been more pleasant and was also very funny.

To me a pleasant experience needs to be more than 600 thread count sheets, wifi service and pomegranate body wraps. To us , it is the people that often make the experience and Palm Plaza scores very well here.

This is a small to medium size property that caters to primarily gay men with a range of ammenities (full kitchen, refrigerators, microwave, DVD, VCR etc) , pleasant and clean rooms and very nice staff and guests.

Neil Broome
Joe Graziano

Stayed: May 2007
1  Thank pgo120
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Reviewed April 30, 2007

We read the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to stay, for the first
time, a week at the Palm Plaza.

We were accomodated late check-in and early check-out requests. Juice, fruits, yogurt, muffins and granolla bars were stocked everyday in-room.

It's a short walk to the beach front. Parking is easy. The staff is very friendly and courteous.

We enjoyed the relaxing, easy-going atmosphere of the property.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank FlipViet
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Reviewed April 13, 2007

This is the worst we have been to. The room was filthy. The electrical wires and plugs were a definate fire hazzard. The ice machine is broken and they just throw a bag of ice in it once in awhile. There was mouse feces under the kitchen sink. The clothing optional pool can be seen by the tall building accross the street and between the trees near the fence. Stay away, it needs work. They should invest in fixing the place up. Check out the pics we took.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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9  Thank partytravel
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RobnMattnOrl, Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2007

We have never reponded to a review until now. We are an older property with pure old Florida charm and do not clain to be anything more. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and although our rooms are not on the level of upscale resorts we are very clean. We find it hard to believe that anyone that checks into a hotel that is described as "filthy" ends up staying 3 whole days and 2 whole nights ? We also find it hard to believe that anyone that was so unhappy with their stay never once approached any staff member with any issues that they had ? Never once giving us an opportunity to resolve any problems that they had. We stock our ice machine every day with fresh, bagged ice. The picture claiming to be "mouse feces" was nothing more than debris under the kitchen sink, we have a professional pest control service on our property twice a month (we would be more than pleased to furnish anyone with there name and number). Please read between the lines regarding this review.

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Reviewed April 8, 2007

What a wonderful place to stay! Perfect location! Perfect hospitality! We were very happy staying here! Room was a 1 bedroom apartment and we were delighted to see the wonderful basket of Continental Breakfast items that consisted of 2 large muffins, 2 granola bars, 2 apple snack bars, 2 yogurts, & 2 orange juices.

Keith was amazingly friendly and it just made it all the more wonderful. Steve, the owner - what a hottie! SUPER friendly and the best when it comes to making you feel welcome. It's those little things that really enhance one's visit and we would definitely go back there in a gay heartbeat!

Loved it! Thanks guys for making us feel so welcome!

We stayed a few nights in Key West and Orlando and nothing compares to the fun we have in Lauderdale.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2007

The room was large and included a kitchen, a large TV, and digital cable. The pool area and court yard were really nice.

However, the condition of the room wasn't the best. There were flies EVERYWHERE. The bathroom floor was covered in dead flies in addition to the ones that were alive. Also, there wasn't a breakfast.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with friends
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5  Thank miouguy
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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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