$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
104 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 (104)

Ratings and reviews for Universal Palms Hotel

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 104
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.4

68% would recommend to a friend.

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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
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

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.

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
geminiprincess
lake worth, fl
May 6, 2014

early morning airport run

we had a 5:00 am flight out of ft lauderdale; the location was convenient and the price was right; there is a waffle house right next door

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Johncccc
Miami, FL
Apr 28, 2014

Lipstick on a pig

This hotel spend somme monkey on a Nice reception area but forgodtbefindende where it Realty matters... The roms. Dorte floors, Per Stalins on the toilet seat, empati soap dispenseres, sherrys with holes in Them, noisy an defective AC.

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

Bombay Cafe on Andrews is a great Indian restaurant close by

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AriesLewis
Augusta, Ga
Apr 25, 2014

Birthday getaway

This hotel was so nice we stayed two more days. As soon as I was going to give them a high score the very last night spoiled it with something crawling on my neck while I was sleeping. It was a big turn off!!!!! The staff was very friendly and the hotel is set up nicely if you like taking pictures of flower arrangements, waterfalls, bird cages, etc.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom's Hostel
Vermont
Apr 17, 2014

Vermonter

First impression wasn't good, but this place did finally grow on us. Wasn't the best place, but was clean and comfortable with easy access to I-95 around the corner. Would probably stay there again.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T.P.43
Chardon ohio
Apr 17, 2014

Vacation

Great, Place is close to everything, I wuold sure come again.

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

Great Bar , food there

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
cmorris15
Tulsa
Mar 19, 2014

Worst hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Do not stay here! We had a horrible experience. People were screaming in the hallways at 2am, when we complained to the hotel staff, they did nothing. The room was dirty, it looks nothing like the pictures. Spend the money and stay somewhere else. It is also right by an active train track!

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