$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

Universal Palms Hotel

3 stars
4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
105 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.

Hotel Map

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

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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

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

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.

Dining

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

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 (105)

Ratings and reviews for Universal Palms Hotel

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
105 out of 105
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
2.9
Value:
3.3

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cudjoe
Easton, MA
Jun 13, 2012

Great weekend!

Wonderful plac for what we wanted. Great manager. Upgraded our room and gave us complementry drinks. We loved it!

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Berthel
NY
Jun 11, 2014

The stairs were very durty

I always find a way to enjoy myself !! But the hotel wasn't clean !!

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dmar2323
Fort lauderdale
May 27, 2014

Hot

No ac in room. No apolgys. Couldnt sleep. Not great for kids and pool not clean. Wont go there again but does have free parkibg compared to other hotels tgat u have to pay for parking.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ssww
boulder colorado
May 16, 2014

travel convenient location with lovely courtyard

location was great for access to the airport and access to the freeway. It met our requirements of a place to stay before going to the Keys and a place to stay before catching our airport home. the inner courtyard was an "aging queen" but quite lovely and calm after the drive from Key West. really refreshing

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
heidihelper
Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 13, 2014

Econo-Style Mhotel

This hotel was ok and served its purpose of providing an economical place to lay my head. The drawbacks were: the room had no fridge and no microwave, and it was located too close to the train tracks. Very loud train horns blasting at those ungodly hours. The outdoor poolside space helps to make up for it.

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

Dining at Fort Lauderdale-by-the Sea and on Las Oslas Blvd.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rioco
Edgewater, Fl.
May 12, 2014

Pleasant Surprise

Excellent personnel, all very friendly and professional. Despite of the Hotel being old, everything is clean, rooms, sheets, linens,etc. Nice and clean swimming pool. We were offered upgrades and complimentary drinks.

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

Rooms on the south side of the Hotel seem to be quieter. Italian Restaurant located on Route 7 North of Commercial Blvd.

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