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    Universal Palms Hotel

    4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3113
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    • Excellent31%
    • Very good25%
    • Average17%
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    • Terrible17%
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    “front desk” (282 reviews)
    “pool view” (16 reviews)
    “enjoyed my stay” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

    Short and sweet, stayed here before this is my second time coming back. There will not be a third. Two people working the front desk have no idea what is going on. on top of that a $2.50 charge for a safe I don't even...More

    1  Thank Ryan D
    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    Older hotel rooms in need of desperate renovations. The property is adjacent to train tacks with a close intersection that requires the train horn to blow at all hours. We booked through hot wire. After booking we called the hotel to confirm 2 beds. All...More

    1  Thank peter A
    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    We stayed for one night. Every room’s A/C was leaking towards the hallway (YUCK) but the rooms never got cold. Bathroom sink was leaking. Pool looked dirty, but maybe it was just old. Lots of noise from the street and more so the trains. Staff...More

    Thank RacheliuxC
    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    It would have been beautiful in its prime a decade ago (or maybe more). But now a major facelift is needed. Although the staff were friendly and helpful, nothing can disguise the shabby paintwork, coakroach parties on the outside walkways, flthy washing machines, and cigarette...More

    Thank Majanga_x
    Response from PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms HotelResponded 8 January 2016

    I’m sorry that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations. Your comments will be reviewed at our weekly staff meeting as all reviews are. We pride ourselves on seeking opportunities to improve, and this will be one of them. I invite...More

    Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

    Stayed here during an overnight layover at Ft Lauderdale. The room was cheap so I won't give it one star. Rooms are very basic and not especially comfortable. Lots of noise--a train runs nearby, sirens, lots of loud guests at all hours of the night....More

    Thank Caryn E
    Response from PPappasGM, General Manager at Universal Palms HotelResponded 8 January 2016

    I'm sorry that you didn't have the pleasurable experience that most of our guests enjoy. I welcome you to contact me directly to further discuss your stay. Peter, GM, 954-520-0990

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    • Free Parking
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    • US$91 - US$234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #38 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Fort Lauderdale
    • Also Known As
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    Simone W
    24 May 2017|
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    Response from TommyBernier1 | Property representative |
    Hi Simone, We do offer a shuttle service with Express Shuttle. Here is the information : The shuttle service is offered in partnership with Express Shuttle. Guests from the Universal Palms Hotel benefit from discounted... More
    15 May 2017|
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    Response from dhb50 | Reviewed this property |
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    Response from heidiwalter01 | Reviewed this property |
    There was no bar....a vending machine that was broken. it was terrible. DONT EVER STAY THERE!!!
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