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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Angel and the others at the front desk were very nice. They went out of their way to assist me. It will be better when they upgrade the other floors 3&4th without the carpet. The train noise could get to you, but for the price it was good.

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

We appreciate that you took the time to submit a review. All feedback is important to us. However, we are always disappointed when our guest is not completely satisfied. I invite you to contact me directly regarding your stay. Peter,GM : 954-520-0990

Reviewed 19 July 2015

Universal Palms Hotel - We travel a lot all over the USA. Nothing is perfect in the world but the staff at the UPH is great always trying to please its guest. My wife checked in no problem. The GM goes out there way to upgrade us at no charge he even left comps for drinks at the desk for...

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

Dear sir, Thank you for the very kind compliments. It is always our goal to delight our guests beyond their expectations. It was our pleasure to be of service to you.

London
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Stayed for two nights at the hotel, used Hotwire and ended up with the universal palms. Arrived around 10pm to check in whilst someone had seen a room and wanted to check out immediately, wasn't a great impression. However the receptionist was so helpful, and we kept an open mind. Given it was 4th July weekend it was going to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback which is extremely important to us. Your comments will be addressed among all staff members at our weekly staff meeting... Safe travels.

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The location of hotel is perfect for accessing Interstate quickly. The rooms are very clean and I had new linens which was an extra perk. The pool area is surprisingly very lush and tropical. The manager, Maritza was extremely professional and posed. She had to deal with a highly agitated guest and her boyfriend while I was waiting. I was...

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

We are pleased that we were able to accommodate you during your stay in fort Lauderdale.Thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel and staff.

Humacao, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I booked this hotel for my birthday Maritza was very courteous and polite .i think this is the fourth time I stay in Florida and I had never met a great crew like this..I will like to return next year .Fortlauderdale is a great place to visit.Universal Palms see you soon!

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

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to your return.

Connecticut
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Im stay a weekend,everything is clean in the room,nice pool,the lobby are beautiful,we past good time there,I love a 95 next,airport,diferents place for eat...the crew is fantastic, Jeanette help us with my laugage and she take care us...so nice!!...Defitnetly we come back!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel and staff. We welcome your return.

Concord, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I booked three nights through American Airlines (AA), I saw the location, attempted to cancel and AA refused. My wife, two children and I stayed at the hotel one night, it was impossible to sleep because of the trains traveling at night. The are is ghetto.

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Maritza is very sweet and does a great job at welcoming guest! After a long day of traveling, this was a great place to stay for the night. Pool view is beautiful at night especially. The air works well, had nice bathroom counter top area and bathroom is okay size. They even have shower gel and soap dispensers in the...

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Thank you for complimenting our hotel and staff. We hope you will stay with us again in the future.

Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I like her service, specially when she gives the service to me. Always walk away with a beautiful smile. I would recommend this place to my family and friends thanks to Maritza. I believe that her service is one of the best services I ever received in my life.

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We are pleased that you will recommend us and thank you for complimenting the lovely Maritxa.

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Fantastic experience. Was in town because we are relocating to FL. Came in and asked to see a room before we booked because the previous hotel we had stayed in was terrible. Went in and saw that it was clean and well maintained. Sherrell at the front desk was super friendly and helpful. We stayed an extra unplanned night because...

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I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and thank you for taking the time to compliment our hotel and staff.

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • 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: ₹ 5,120 - ₹ 11,468 (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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“Don't get a room behind the elevator if you are a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles 653MikeP, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Oh and the train is incredibly noisy, stay poolside or front side if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles LizyLizy, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not sure which rooms are good, but the pictures on their websites does not reflect the actual thing.”
 of 5 bubbles 339flexm, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Try to get a room viewing the pool”
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