Renee on the Front Desk was so nice and accomodating (to us, her fellow Canucks!!). She made sure we had everything we needed and that we were satisfied with our room, etc. Excellent customer service...you could tell she actually cared about our needs. Will definitely come back again! Thanks Renee!
The rooms were very clean...however some do need a little updating (carpet, phones, etc)...but it was CLEAN...which is all we really cared about for a one night stay.
The restaurant had great food and it is right next door to the "Waffle House"...which was delicious as well! Only 15 mins to the airport (Shuttle cost about 10.00 each one way...more than reasonable). The heated pool was wonderful! Beautiful grounds and landscaping too!
- 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