$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

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 (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

3
5.01.0
Celrobreading
Canada
Oct 2, 2013

Friendly Courteous Staff

Friendly courteous staff made our stay truly a pleasurable experience. The hotel is nice, clean, the decor is fantastic. Enjoyed our stay. The only downside to the whole experience was the train, the tracks run behind the hotel at a crossing and the train blows it's horn at the crossing Loudly. Other than that the location is perfect gas stations and eatery's within walking distance. The pool is heated and just like the picture shows beautiful. For the price excellent.

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

Many restaurants within walking distance for every taste and budget.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dolphins Fan2013
Penns Woods
Sep 25, 2013

Great stay

Hotel and room were ultra clean. Fantastic pool area. Plenty of computers in lobby for guests to use. Wifi was good as well. Staff was professional and very customer service oriented.

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

Avoid Waffle House next to property. There are 2 Dennys, a Dunkin Doughnuts and McDonald's close by.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mark in NM
Cimarron, NM
Sep 12, 2013

Not a beach or non vehicle motel

No shuttle from airport or cruise port. $60 cab fare one way. Five miles from beach. $20 cab fare one way. No resturant at motel and no resturants in area. Advised by desk clerk not safe to walk in area around motel. Very old motel, needs paint and maintenance. Not a good value. You are stranded if you do not have a vehicle. You missed the mark on this one. I would not recommend it.

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

Not really a short drive to beach. Attractions a beach are very limited.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liking
Alaska
Sep 4, 2013

Short trip stay

The room is small but clean. The matress was sagging on one of the two beds but that should be easily fixed. Nice flat screen TV but batteries might need to be replaced. Offers hot breakfast Saturday and Sunday for $6.00 a person. Courteous staff incl front desk. Short driving distance to Fort Lauderdale entertainment incl mall, dining, some sight seeing, beach and close access to turnpikes, express routes etc. No issues with parking.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
fortlauderdale
Michigan
Aug 27, 2013

Okie Dokie

Since it is close to railway crossing there is constant noise. Also they should change the pool policy because people tend to get noisy and has disturbed our sleep

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
yano68
Business
londonderry nh
Aug 26, 2013

terrible

this place is totally a dive! it smells, the rms are dirty, train tracks right next to property, train blows horns every hr on the hour all nite! wouldn't recommend for animals to stay there! i checked out the next morning bad part of town as well should not even have 1 star

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

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ohio Gal 2013
Ohio State
Aug 18, 2013

Nice 4 day stay

Overall experience was good. Check in was fast and Jacues at the front desk was very nice and upgraded our room and gave us 2 free drinks that we did indeed use. The pool area is great. The rooms were nice and clean. The hotel rates were very reasonable. We would definetely stay again.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Familyof4FL
Central Florida
Jul 30, 2013

Bad Bad Bad

Not good - my daughters ipod was stolen by maid and staff did nothing to fix the problem

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
The Disappointed Traveler
Queens, New York
Jul 4, 2013

COULD NOT SLEEP :-(

Into the night the freight train with its track near by the hotel and it will blow its horn thus waking me up all various time into the night. One night there was rain resulting in the parking lot being flooded all day and night so I had to drive through the flooded parking lot.

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

Driving distance to eat except for 2 near by fast food places at walking distances.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Mike R
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul 2, 2013

breakfast will be served every morning at the restaurant.Continental or American plan available.

they tell you : Your breakfast will be served every morning at the restaurant.Continental or American plan available. Opening hours Weekdays : 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Weekend : 7:00 am to 11:00 pm but Monday morning they did not have anything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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