Universal Palms Hotel ★★★

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$74
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 7, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016
3.1 /5
Overall score
60%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.1
Value:
3.4
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Overview

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, deep wooden panels contrast with hothouse flowers while the Venetian Restaurant showcases the hearty passions of Italy in its dishes. 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 which leave you manicured, fine-skinned, and fashion-perfect.

Highlights

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

Hints and tips

The hotel comes with a nearby Waffle House that you should definitely make time for try the pecan waffle or go for savory with 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.

Nearby attractions

Neighborhood

Universal Palms perches you in the center of Fort Lauderdale s adventurous zone, where Xtreme go-carting will push your adrenaline levels to the max just along Powerline Road, and 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 centered around the North Fort Lauderdale beach (around 16 minutes by car).

Fees

Broward County residents are required to post a security deposit of $250 USD.

Policies

Guests must be at least 25 years old to check in.

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

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.

Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Parking

  • Free parking

Reviews

3.1 /5 Overall score

60% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.6/5
  • Comfort: 3.3/5
  • Location: 3.1/5
  • Value: 3.4/5

August Trip to Ft. Laudedale

Would recommend Sun, Jan 10, 2016
Once again, I really enjoyed my stay in Ft. Lauderdale, and at Universal Palms Hotel.

| Freeport Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

October Trip to Ft. Lauderdale

Would recommend Sun, Jan 10, 2016
Had another awesome hotel experience! The staff is very pleasant and helpful.

| Freeport Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

June Trip

Would recommend Sun, Jan 10, 2016
This hotel met my expectation through the courteousness of its Staff, cleanliness, and comfort. Additionally, this hotel is ideal for me because of its location with reference to what it is I need to get done while visiting. I would definitely stay here and recommend others to do so as well. Thank you for the pleasant stay! Lance

| Freeport Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Family trip

Would not recommend Tue, Jan 5, 2016
Besides the staff, the hotel was a nightmare. The train was loud and passed by all night, no hot water and after 2 people showered, we ran out of water, literally. Beds were not comfortable at all. At night the security gates were all unlocked and open. The pool had nail clippings and debris. The room smelled like mold. The restaurant never opened. Just an overall bad experience, however the staff made up for it. They were very kind and helpful.

| N/A Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good stay

Would recommend Mon, Dec 21, 2015
We had a very good stay at the hotel. It is an older building but still comfortable, clean and being updated. Service was very good and the location for us was great. We would stay there again.

| Palmetto Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Trip to visit friends I use to work with

Would recommend Thu, Dec 10, 2015
A very nice and clean place at a low cost price. Towels and bedding very clean. Did not see any bugs.

| N/A Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Room good staff not so much

Would not recommend Thu, Dec 10, 2015
The room and grounds were great comfortable and clean. We had booked 2 nights one before our cruise one for after. We then cancelled the night after the cruise and got confirmation of this by email when we arrived the Hotel staff member on duty told us we had cancelled the first night and were still booked for the second night. This took a while to sort out we had to pay cash for a room that was already paid for but in the end it was sorted but caused us much stress. The hotel was much to far from the airport and cruise terminal but that is our fault we should have mapped it from home ahead of time.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Could be better

Would not recommend Wed, Dec 9, 2015
No hot water! Missing TV in the suite was never replaced. Broken elevators!

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Quick getaway

Would not recommend Wed, Dec 9, 2015
My stay at suite 106 wasn't pleasant. My experience at check-in wasn't professional. The woman (I don't know her name (white complication with parted, slick back, long black hair) was hasty and didn't explain anything. The room was clean but smelled like mold. Then I noticed the stain in the ceiling (water leak) and big roaches in the room. The terrace is very nice and well kept. Unfortunately, I didn't have bug spray and wasn't able to enjoy the evenings in the terrace. Due to the fact, this room isn't suitable for guest. I won't return to the Universal Palms.

| N/A Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Awesome hotel for the price great staff.

Would recommend Fri, Dec 4, 2015
Great location,beautiful facility very friendly staff.

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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
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

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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.

$74
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 7, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016