Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale

ex. El Palacio Fort Lauderdale

4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33309  show map
 3 stars
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Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Pool is always clean and inviting - Gym with its own tv - Lovely continental breakfast
  • Interior room overlooking the pool - Lobby was beautifully decorated - Staff was pleasant
  • Great customer service - Clean rooms - Great food in the sports bar
  • Room was very nice - Newer bedding - Flatscreen tv - Very loud
  • Staff was very sweet - Brand new room - Bathroom was very tight

Overview

Universal Palms Hotel is a 3-star contemporary property with classic rooms at a short distance from Broward County Main Library, Fiji Kava Bar and Andrews Living Art Studio. The hotel occupies 5 floors and was renovated in 2012.

Set near to beautiful beaches close to a waterway and a nature park. Guests can get to Fort Lauderdale city center, which is 8 km away.

This hotel is conveniently placed close to casinos and a stadium.

Universal Palms Hotel is within a 15-minute drive to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport.

Rooms

There are 195 guestrooms featuring executive two room pool side suite, deluxe two room pool side suite and tradition room equipped with cable TV with on-demand movies, an in-room safe, a dining area, a living area and a trouser press. Some rooms overlook the garden. Guests can make use of a shower, a bathtub and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is offered at the restaurant. Offering various dining options, Waffle House and Miami Subs Grill are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

There are a safe deposit box, free self parking and a vending machine at guests' disposal.

Relax

On-site amenities for fitness include a gym, treadmills and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   195.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Mini golf

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa center

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Room toiletries
  • Toilet

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 1 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
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Hotel Address:

4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33309

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City Center
  • Fort Lauderdale
    4.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Prospect Road Railroad Station
    1400 ft
  • Cypress Creek Station
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Waffle House (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Miami Subs Grill
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    195

Rooms and availability

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Tradition Room
Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen-size beds
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Executive Room
Bed type: 1 Twin bed or King-size bed
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Universal Palms Hotel photos Room
Executive Two Room Pool Side Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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How to reach hotel

hotel Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
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Hotel Address:

4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33309

Get directions
City Center
  • Fort Lauderdale
    4.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Prospect Road Railroad Station
    1400 ft
  • Cypress Creek Station
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Waffle House (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Miami Subs Grill
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    195

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Local attractions

  • Easterlin Park - 1.0 mi
    100 Northwest 38th St, Oakland Park
  • Anglins Fishing Pier - 3.4 mi
    228 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea
  • African-American Research Library and Cultural Center - 4.3 mi
    2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
  • Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church - 2.7 mi
    5555 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park - 4.3 mi
    3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Restaurants nearby

  • Waffle House - 400 ft

    Address: 4840 Powerline Rd

    Cuisine: American

  • Fat Freddy's Sub Shop - 3100 ft

    Address: 221 W Prospect Rd
    Phone: (954) 491-4334

    80% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Miami Subs Grill - 400 ft

    Address: 891 W Commercial blvd
    Phone: 9549389400

    78% likes this, based on 9 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    195
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Universal Palms Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Universal Palms Hotel

Average guest rating

6.2out of 10
Good
Based on 99 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.0

    Hotel was close to airport and beach nice rooms and clean...my tv was not working (they did nothing to fix it after I called I had to Dix it) ne'er received my wakeup call and they had no explanation for me not receiving one so wouldnt stay there again

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    Difficult to evaluate, the hotel was in the works! I found a cockroach in the room! Until evaluates how well it was not this episode!

    The hotel was under renovation, a lot of noise, traveling employees, many employees working at the pool, I avoided in! I found a cockroach in the room ... I believe that with the new administration should improve. I had booked 3 nights but only stayed one night!

  • Couple
    4.2

    Hotel was in reconstruction (which we were not informed about when booking), so there were noisy workers and machinery all day. It was impossible to use the pool, they were knocking off the tiles around this area. Waste (boxes of Pizza etc.) was stored in front of the elevator and has not been removed for 4 days! They should better close the hotel during renovation!

  • Single
    6.6

    The location for my stay was ideal.

    Its noisy being close to the main road and a level crossing for trsins that sounded the horns until about 3 in the morning. If your a heavy sleeper you will be fine

  • Couple
    8.2

    The hotel itself is great! Wonderful clean rooms, nice pool, they have a restaurant with live entertainment almost every day.

    The location. It's 15 min drive to the ocean, and nothing around except kfc and McDonalds. We spent so much money on cabs (that are really expensive).

  • Single
    8.8

    Everything was great. It was relaxing. I loved their courtyard. It was beautiful. There was a lady at the bar and I couldn't quite remember her name but she was wonderful. She gave me a free birthday cake and was a wonderful woman. When I was late coming off my Palmer for check in time the staff were really understanding. I know there were trains that past by the hotel but I'm a new Yorker so it didn't really bother me and the rooms were clean all the time.

    The only thing that I probably didn't like about it was that it was by the highway but its not too much of a complaint with me. I wish I could've stayed longer.

  • Older travelers
    3.4

    Loud train noise phone started rining in the middle of the night with no one one the line toilets hardly flushed

  • Single
    9.2

    Very nice Canadian Staff Mainly Renée at reception:she is a great help trying to make you feel like "at home" The waitress in the Italian restaurant in the evening (a Canadian lady as well )is just simply fantastic as well.

  • Couple
    8.2

    Me and my husband like Renee at the front desk. She was helpful, polite and really friendly. She gives us a better room with pool view. Thank you again Renee.

  • Single
    7.8

    The net said you had 4 rooms. When I called for direct booking the said you had none > I booked through the net.

    The net said you had 4 rooms. When I called for direct booking the said you had none > I booked through the net.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    The rooms are very clean and the designs are unique very relaxing. But they need to keep the parking lot cleaner

    The parking lot area is not attractive. Too dirty

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    The staff at the hotel was very nice and helpful, we initially got a king sized suite and needed some extra room, so they easily switched us over to a double be suite to help convenience us. The pool looked so amazing, sadly we didn't get to go in. The bird cages when you head outdoors is very cool and unique. The little private huts and tables that are around the pool area are also nice, allowing some private time with whoever you're staying with.

    The rooms were clean but had a really bad dewy smell that would creep up on you sometimes - and it was disturbing. The train passes by right behind the hotel but it wasn't a big deal. From the outside entrance the hotel looks very old and not very welcoming but once you enter everything about that changes, it is very nice inside.

  • Single
    7.4

    Mto bom p quem vai ficar por fortlauderdale!

  • Single
    7.4

    Very nicely decorated lobby and common areas room was nice, pool area was nice The resurant was awesome and will probably be one of the main reasons for me to return again in the future. The food was a great value and the staff was awesome. I liked the rate I got on line and will tell my associates and friends

    The only thing I did not like was I was promised an exended check out time, (1:00) pm and the cleaning staff at 12:15 knocked once and as I was attempting to answer the door as I was going to take a shower just walked right into my room and caught me naked. Very awkward and invasave.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The hotel was cheap and okay for a quick stop. It was clean and fine for a weekend. The only negative point was train horns through the night. But if your a deep sleeper you will be fine.

    The only negative point was train horns through the night. But if your a deep sleeper you will be fine.

How to reach hotel

hotel Universal Palms Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, United States, 33309

Get directions
City Center
  • Fort Lauderdale
    4.6 mi
Train Stations
  • Prospect Road Railroad Station
    1400 ft
  • Cypress Creek Station
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Waffle House (cuisine: American)
    400 ft
  • Miami Subs Grill
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    195