Located in North Fort Lauderdale within a short walk of Fort Lauderdale Stadium, Universal Palms Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Lockhart Stadium. This 195-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also close to Funky Buddha Brewery and Palm-Aire Country Club.

Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.

Rooms

The 195 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Guests staying at Universal Palms Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 8.00 per person one way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Fort Lauderdale Stadium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Fort Lauderdale-area Universal Palms Hotel features a heated outdoor pool and surrounding sundeck furnished with lounge chairs and umbrella tables. Guests can try their hand at mini golf, and enjoy complimentary use of the hotel's fitness center and 24-hour business center.

Wireless high-speed Internet access is complimentary in the atrium lobby, on the pool deck, and in guestrooms.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • Year Built 1973 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 195 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Miniature golf on site  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking, Free self parking

Room Amenities

Universal Palms Hotel offers 195 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Fort Lauderdale hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

UPH Bar & Grill - Sports bar with a large-screen television. Serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour beverages. Open Tuesday through Saturday.

Nearby Things to Do

A garden courtyard containing a good-size heated pool is surrounded by a sundeck furnished with lounge chairs and umbrella tables. Mini golf is available on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Miniature golf on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 25

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10. per night.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a debit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Debit cards only

This property requires a $250 deposit charge for Broward county residents for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Breakage deposit: USD 250.00 per stay
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • In-room safe
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 8.00 per person (one way)
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10. per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Set meals are served in guestrooms only (no menus or public dining).


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