$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 19, 2014 Check-out: Aug 22, 2014

Universal Palms Hotel

3 stars
4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
110 reviews
Great motel

Every one was nice and friendly. Had fun while there. See full review

  • traveral
  • May 4, 2014
Fantastic weekend

I checked in late at night, but the the receptionist at the front counter was very helpful and have... See full review

  • Mona Loca
  • Apr 8, 2014
The Universal Palms Hotel surrounds you with all the tropical essentials you would expect from a South Florida establishment, from its jungle-wrapped swimming pool to its rocky waterfalls. Inside, the Venetian Restaurant showcases the hearty passions of Italy in its dishes, and the Aviatic Bar draws you in with a free cocktail on arrival. Tailored packages let you design your own stay, with golfing packages which shuttle you to your first hole and give access to five Fort Lauderdale Golf Clubs, as well as spa and shopping packages to leave you manicured, fine-skinned and fashionable.
Key facts
  • Cable and satellite television
  • Self-catering kitchenettes
  • Pay-per-view films
  • Fax, photocopying, modem and data port facilities
  • Swimming pool surrounded by a tropical garden
  • Business and banquet facilities with audiovisual equipment
  • Wedding, spa and shopping packages
  • Fitness center
  • High-speed wireless internet access (fees may apply)
Neighborhood
Universal Palms places guests in the center of Fort Lauderdale's adventurous zone, where 'Xtreme' go-carting pushes adrenaline levels to the max just along Powerline Road. The Lockhart and Fort Lauderdale stadiums are only half a mile away, for avid sports fans. The city events calendar is crammed with bike fests, river blues boat trips, and cultural festivals year-round, much of it concentrated around the North Fort Lauderdale beach (roughly a 15-minute drive away).
Hints and tips
The hotel comes with a nearby Waffle House that serves up fun dishes like pecan waffles and tasty cheese-eggs.

If you're planning on a trip east to the beach, check out the Sun Trolley for getting up and down the shore more easily.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Universal Palms Hotel Rooms

Deluxe 2 Room Suite-Cityview
Suite offers one king bed bedroom as well as a seperate livingroom - kitchenette area for added comfort and privacy. The kitchenette includes wet-bar, mini fridge and microwave. Suites feature two televisons and two phone lines, individual climate control, alarm clock radio, Color TV with 8 HBO channels, hairdryer, internet access, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.
Deluxe 2 Room Suite Courtyard-Poolview
Suite offers one king bed bedroom with pool view as well as a seperate livingroom - kitchenette area for added comfort and privacy. The kitchenette includes wet-bar, mini fridge and microwave. Suites feature two televisons and two phone lines, individual climate control, alarm clock radio, Color TV with 8 HBO channels, hairdryer, internet access, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.
Executive VIP 2 Room Suite Courtyard
Suite offers one king bed bedroom as well as a seperate livingroom for added comfort and privacy. The living area includes wet-bar, mini fridge and microwave. Suites feature two televisons and two phone lines, individual climate control, alarm clock radio, Color TV with 8 HBO channels, hairdryer, internet access, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.
Traditional Room-City View
Standard Room offers two queens, alarm clock, cable/satellite color TV, in room safe, hairdryer, free WI-FI internet access, iron & board, non-smoking rooms, and telephone with voice mail. The room also provides coffee maker and individual climate control.
Traditional Courtyard Room-Poolview
Standard Room offers two queens with pool view, alarm clock, cable/satellite color TV, in room safe, hairdryer, free WI-FI internet access, iron & board, non-smoking rooms, and telephone with voice mail. The room also provides coffee maker and individual climate control.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

26.1869 -80.1551
Area served
Fort Lauderdale.
Nearby airports
Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
Area description
Fort Lauderdale.

Nearby points of interest

  • Lockhart Stadium: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 4.1 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 4.2 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 4.3 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 4.6 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 4.6 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 4.6 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 4.6 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 4.7 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 4.7 mi
  • Stranahan House: 4.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 4.9 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 5.5 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 0.4 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 4.1 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 4.2 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 4.3 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 4.6 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 4.6 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 4.6 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 4.6 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 4.7 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 4.7 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 4.7 mi
  • Stranahan House: 4.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 4.9 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 5.5 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 5.8 mi
  • New River: 5.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 5.9 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 6.3 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 6.4 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 7 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 8 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 8.6 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 11 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 18.2 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 19.9 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 26.7 mi

Dining

Aviatic Bar & Grill
.Aviatic Bar & Grill
Venitian Restaurant
.Venitian Restaurant

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Host business gatherings and social events at the well-appointed event facilities and meeting space at the hotel in Universal Palms Hotel is spacious and customizable conference and function rooms comfortably accommodates up to 400 guests and is perfect for weddings, seminars, cocktail parties, private dinners, and other occasions.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (110)

Ratings and reviews for Universal Palms Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
110 out of 110
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
2.9
Value:
3.4

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Texas travel to get
Florida
Jul 21, 2014

Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect, Maritza super nice girl, the hotel was clean, good service, perfect location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1966shaun
evansville, in
Jul 18, 2014

great place near airport

This hotel was just off I-95 and a great place for us to spend a night before catching a flight out of Ft. Lauderdale.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan Bell
Business
NYC
Jul 15, 2014

Great Value

The rate I got was so low I was expecting much less. But this was a decent place, run by very nice people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tvguy
Business
tampa, fl
Jul 13, 2014

Next to the train tracks

Friendly staffrecently renovated rooms nice pool but the location is right next to the train tracks you have a train go by every 30 to 45 minutes other than that this day was good it was a good place to rest your head at night, of the train doesn r bother you

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DianaL
Philadelphia
Jul 8, 2014

Excellent time

We spent 10 days at Universal Palms Hotel and it was a very nice experience. Really friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, nice TV, clean pool. We definitely will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Bj' was really close, gas stations, 95 was just right there and the train station was really close.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TerBear07
Hyde Park, NY
Jul 7, 2014

Nice Hotel

Very clean, friendly staff, convenient restaurant and convenient location. Room was nice and clean. Had no complaints at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Trying to save money
Haines City, Florida
Jul 7, 2014

Ok, just average

The location was not the best. The hotel was at a busy cross section; right behind a crossing station and the train passes every day. The workout room consisted of four to five equipment pieces. A positive was that it has a direct route to the beach (ten minutes). The buffet is only available Fri-Sunday and the options were not all the best. The front desk was great; housekeeping staff not all the best. We were gone all day and returned back to the room around 4 pm and our room was not done. The pictures from the website are a little deceiving. The pool was a great asset; they do need to invest in the lounge chairs as some of the fabric was "too" dangly. The price was very reasonable. I would suggest to look at the main website for the hotel as they offered a better rate. The hotel does have a restaurant but it was only open for happy hour and late evening. There is not much to do around this area; if you go to the beach, be prepared to spend money. The beach area has very very limited public parking; beach parking is per lot or metered. No microwave available in room; limited mini fridges available. Only two machines in laundry room (stackable washer and dryer); reasonable $1.50 per machine. The parking lot is sloped; mini flood zone areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VooVitti
Chicago
Jun 29, 2014

good hotel for the price

Marixtza, Joel and Eddie are great. For the price it is a good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mickmom
Canada
Jun 20, 2014

Business trip.

I need a place close to where I had to conduct my business and this location was ideal. The staff is excellent, the room was spacious but the bathroom needed some renovations. Overall not a bad place, lots of parking spaces and its conveniently locate next to an I 95 exit, an asset for all connections to airports etc. Breakfast starts at 8, not good for early travellers. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Las Olas Blvd, Atlantic Ave and A1A also Atlantic Blvd. Wyndham Deerfield Beach Bar and grill.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
ms byrd
ft lauderdale, florida
Jun 12, 2014

family vacation

it was awful. I was eaten up by bed bugs. we were reimbursed for stay. that did not help having to get treatment for BED BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
4
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