When booking our reservation and aso upon arriving Eddie Vega was very helpful. Breakfast was so-so. Food in the lounge was good. It was stated that a gratuity would automatically be added to parties of 5 or more. On two occasions the waitress charged us this gratuity even thought there were only 2 of us. My other bone of contention is that the hotel seems to cater mainly to French guests. By this I mean they had papers but only in french. The had the french CBC newsworld TV channel but nothing for english speaking Canadians. A lot of the staff in the bar and at breakfast were french speaking and sometimes quite hard to understand their english and they seemed to ignore you if you didn;'t speak french.
- 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