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Universal Palms Hotel

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Well located, beside a Waffle House, where you can have breakfast with discount for hotel customers.The room is very clean and comfortable. The best is that you can always count on Jacques, the man of reception, he is always ready to help you in any question or problem you need.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I was upgraded to a suite room due to my problems at check in needless to say many trips with luggage trying gain access to room is no fun. So thank you to the desk staff especially Joiquos, The two room suite was very spacious and had two tv and door to bedroom so kids could be there watching cartoons...

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wales,uk
Reviewed 15 November 2015

it's located near to the I-95 road, trains will keep you awake during the night, sounding they're horns as the Motel is next to the RailRoad crossing. The Motel room was clean and well kept. I would not stay here again just because of the train noise.

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting our hotel.I'm sorry that you didn't have the pleasurable experience that most of our guests enjoy. The trains are beyond our control and some days are less active than others. However, the city has committed to converting the nearby crossing to a quiet zone which limits horn sounding to emergencies only.

ny usa
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Hotel at bad location close to train track the first night no sleep the room I book did not get but the following day the front desk clerk give us a different room very nice I would not stay there again.

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't have the pleasurable experience that most of our guests enjoy. I welcome you to contact me directly to further discuss your stay. Peter, GM, 954-520-0990

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

easy location near to the I-95 road, i know the area fairly well, and was a good position for us, the only two downers on this motel... 1) the trains, sometimes, every 20 minutes or so, blowing holy hell out of their horns for minutes at a time, and 2) someone smoking cannabis outside my room... which the smell came...

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting our hotel. Your concerns will be reviewed at our staff meeting so that we may make improvements. The trains are beyond our control and some days are less active than others. However, the city has committed to converting the nearby crossing to a quiet zone which limits horn sounding to emergencies only.

Reviewed 8 November 2015

The Good - The pool area is fantastic. Lots of places to sit, snack and enjoy. The staff was good. The restaurant was excellent. Plenty of towels. Lots of pillows. Beds OK. The Bad - The area isn't great. The Air Conditioner worked very well although there was no way to adjust the direction of the air flow. The TV...

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting Universal Palms Hotel for your stay in Fort Lauderdale. Your feedback is important to us and your comments will be taken into consideration at our weekly staff meeting.

New York
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We had a safe time at your place we were in room 318 Mary was our house keeper. Can you tell us if she found a bathing suit top she left in the shower we departed yesterday 12-7. The hotel could use a good power wash and lighter exterior paint job. Rooms clean

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Very friendly, rooms nice, area not that great, but felt safe. Cindy the bar tender was amazing!!! Spent the day at the beach, and nice relaxing place to end the day. This wants me to type 201 characters to submit, but just trying to say a little something. More frustrated with trip advisor.

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to compliment us. Safe travels.

Norfolk
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Stayed at the hotel 2 days while in the Fort Lauderdale area. Bathroom was not clean. No refrigerator, or microwave or table in the room. I actually had to ask for a chair because i needed to use my laptop. I also asked them to change the lamp in the room because it looked like it had mold all over...

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PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments. The concerns you mention will be reviewed at our staff meeting. By the way, all rooms are in the process of being renovated as they come available

Calvia, Spain
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The price was worthy for what it offers. It is a 3 stars hotel and for its category is upper to standard. Staff was amazingly friendly and helpful. Rochele, Maurite and Maritza made our stay very pleasant!

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It was our pleasure to be of service to you. Thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel and staff.

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Universal Palms Hotel

Address: 4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3113
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: $71 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Universal Palms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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Also Known As:
El Palacio Fort Lauderdale
Hotel El Palacio
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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“5th floor housekeepers”
Janelli_Santana, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Not sure of a good room. The Wifi on fifth floor was very poor. Side near train was loud.”
Scubabudie, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Nowhere is quiet”
377lornam, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No tips..states free wifi, but was not in our room. Read other reviews.”
883SandraG, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No rooms place is the worst”
allenmoure, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
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