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Universal Palms Hotel
Ranked #101 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Stayed one night on our way down to the keys. The outside looked a little tired when we pulled up but the inside has been updated and is really well done.

Staff were helpful and friendly at check-in

Room was clean and modern (nice furniture, tv, tile work, granite counter tops) bathroom tub drained a little slow, no biggie.

Staff recommended to get a poolside view because the other side has a lot of road noise.

Pool looked nice, didn't personally use.

Great wifi signal, was even able to get it from my room!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

A TripAdvisor Member “Great Stay”
Pending review I had a very relaxing and accommodating stay at this quaint Hotel. Jacques the manager was very helpful in arranging my rooms and giving information for the surrounding community. The restaurant was great. Great Stay, Great Price, Great Rooms, I would recommend the Universal Palms to anyone.
Chuck


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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

I was verry pleased with the Housekeeping work. Brandi, the housekeeper was nice and gave us verry good service. She is polite, fast and extremely friendly.

Also, Thank you to Eddie for everything.
Margerite and Robert

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Can't speak for the rooms, as I was there only for lunch, but the lobby, bar, restaurant, rest-rooms were immaculate. The pool looked pristine and several people were bathing. The high point for me was an excellent Osso Bucco for $25 (half of what an upscale restaurant would have charged....for an inferior product!). Compliments to the chef, and to my attentive attractive server Sandra.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank gall0
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Good hotel one of the best to stay close to Fort Lauderdale if your going to work and need more than 20 rooms for a good price and good clean rooms you have a nice heated pool a restaurant and if you get a suite you get a room with the king size bed in one room and you get a leaving room also so it's big and spacious and you have a big flat screen tv in each room I like it !!...

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

My experience in this hotel was really nice. The room size was moderate and comfy considering its cost. Also, the bathroom was luxurious! Many stores are nearby so it's pretty easy to go buy something if needed. Moreover, the hotel provides breakfast which really suited my taste. One con I could possibly think of is the train noise. The fronst desk managers, Fernande and Jacques, were very friendly and helpful. They let us use the microwave and gave a kind explanation as to our benefits. Overall, Universal Palms Hotel was very good, and I recommend to any people visitng Fort Lauderdale.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I had to change room 2 times on my arrival, as both rooms they gave me on the 4th floor had a strange motor noise coming from the bath. Finally, I was moved to 1st floor and the room was ok. Beds and mattress are old, but relatively comfortable. Air conditioning is noisy (old)! It´s an option - if you are low on budget.
There is one important point, though: The train. It passes just behind the hotel. On the weekend I was there, it did not bothered me, as I went out early and same back late every day. So, I had no problems overnight. But on Monday morning I stayed at the hotel, the train passed at least 4 times.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Universal Palms Hotel

Address: 4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3113
Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $85 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Universal Palms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
El Palacio Fort Lauderdale
Hotel El Palacio

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