US$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 25 Mar 2015 Check-out 27 Mar 2015

Universal Palms Hotel

3 stars
View map of 4900 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
1.3
out of 5
4 reviews
It was a great time

But there were a couple of things I had a problem with .. For example , no rags were available ,... See full review

  • Bad man
  • 8 Jul 2014
shopping trip

hotel bed was very uncomfortable- my husband killed 5 caterpillars in the room- most of all, the... See full review

  • LUCKY SANDY
  • 4 Feb 2013
Discerning travellers looking for comfortable accommodations within convenient distance from local recreation sites, must-see attractions and corporate hubs, find an ideal base in the tastefully appointed and well-equipped spaces of Universal Palms Hotel Fort Lauderdale. Aside from checking out the exhibits at Museum of Discovery & Science, visitors can also marvel at the beautiful pieces at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Guests can also tee off at Palm-Aire Country Club or catch sporting events at Lockhart Stadium.
General

Universal Palms Hotel Fort Lauderdale provides events spaces, shuttle service, iron/ironing board, vending machine and outdoor parking. Fax services and dry cleaning come with a fee. Unwind in the outdoor pool after touring the area.
Location

Universal Palms Hotel is on Powerline Road, in the heart of Fort Lauderdale and one block west of I95 at Commercial Boulevard Exit. While in the area, vacationers watch concerts at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre or explore Bonnet House Museum and Gardens.

  • 13 km to the International Airport (Lauderdale's Hollywood)
Dining

Diners at Hotel Universal Palms can indulge in delicious Italian cuisine at the restaurant on site. Patrons can also have drinks and tasty grilled dishes at the in-house Aviatic Bar & Grill.
Rooms

The hotel offers spacious and beautifully appointed rooms and suites with wireless Internet access, hairdryer, coffee maker, safe deposit box and 40-inch plasma TV. Suites come with kitchenette.

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 centre
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: 0.7 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 1.2 km
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 6.6 km
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 6.8 km
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 6.9 km
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 7.4 km
  • Broward County Main Library: 7.5 km
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 7.5 km
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 7.5 km
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 7.5 km
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 7.5 km
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 7.6 km
  • Stranahan House: 7.8 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 7.8 km
  • Las Olas Beach: 8.8 km
  • Lockhart Stadium: 0.7 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 1.2 km
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 6.6 km
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 6.8 km
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 6.9 km
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 7.4 km
  • Broward County Main Library: 7.5 km
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 7.5 km
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 7.5 km
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 7.5 km
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 7.5 km
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 7.6 km
  • Stranahan House: 7.8 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 7.8 km
  • Las Olas Beach: 8.8 km
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 9.3 km
  • New River: 9.5 km
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 9.5 km
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 10.2 km
  • Tradewinds Park: 10.3 km
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 11.2 km
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 12.8 km
  • Quiet Waters Park: 13.9 km
  • Art Children's Museum: 17.7 km
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 29.2 km
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 32 km
  • Intercostal Waterway: 43 km

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:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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 (4)

Ratings and reviews for Universal Palms Hotel

Overall score

1.3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
1.3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
1.3
Value:
1.3
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Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Bad man
Business
Bklyn
8 Jul 2014

It was a great time

But there were a couple of things I had a problem with .. For example , no rags were available , the rooms look nicer in the ad , but the staff was very great .. Especially the Spanish lady at the front desk!"

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LUCKY SANDY
Business
brooklyn, ny
4 Feb 2013

shopping trip

hotel bed was very uncomfortable- my husband killed 5 caterpillars in the room- most of all, the maid did not replace washcloths, hand towels. soap in kitchen sink area- not at all up to par with other area hotels. was awful.also restaurant brealkfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Business Trav
Business
New Jersey
22 Jan 2013

HONEST REVIEW, READ! NOT A GOOD CHOICE

This hotel was such a disappointment that I have not even completed my 1 day stay yet before writing this review. I feel the need to write this so that people such as myself will actually know what to expect. When I pulled up to this hotel I got the feeling that I was kind of in the hood... or atleast not in a main hotel area. The outside is very discouraging... The lobby, however, actually looks nice. I initially called and changed my reservation to 1 king bed, since I was staying by myself and didn't need two beds.. This put me on the 5th floor (no problem, I thought). When you step off of the elevator is when you become aware of the type of property that this is. The hallways are all outdoors (like a motel) and very run down looking! The further I had to walk to my room (way down the empty,outdoor hall and around the corner) the more I actually became a little afraid. I really felt unsafe. Arrived at my room and at first sight it didn't seem bad. As I sat down and looked around though, it was nasty room with a couple of nice decorative items to make up for it I guess. The rug was very old and actually torn up at the edges. Walls dirty. An old box t.v. sitting on an old worn dresser. I am not exaggerating one bit. I felt so uncomfortable that I called the front desk, expressed my disgust with the room and asked for a refund. I gathered my bags and went to speak with the front desk, while at the same time on the phone with a friend whom was searching for a hotel for me. The front desk ended up switching my room back to the original 2 bed room, which she said was an upgrade on the house. I told her I would see if it was ok. I will say that the 2 bedroom room, for some reason was significantly better than the king bed room. There was tile instead of carpet and instead of an old t.v. on an old dresser there was a flat screen on a new modern dresser, as well as a few other things. Management also placed me right on the first floor, directly across from the pool as opposed to the 5th floor creepy hallway. I accepted, since I was only staying 1 night. Also, all the reviews that say you hear the train going by are TRUE. This has been my worst hotel experience ever. I am awake, writing this review and literally waiting for daylight so that I can check out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Universal Palms Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Universal Palms Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale
17 Jan 2013

Impossible

I.m glad to let you know. The hotel is about 200yards from the railroad tracts crossing Commercial Ave., a major street. About 20-30 trains went "through" our room during the night, each time sounding their air horns several times.Needless to say that we could not sleep a wink. It was a terrible night. We could not recommend this hotel to any one even though the rooms were relatively nice. It is entirely a location issue and there should never be a hotel in this spot. By all accounts it would be fair to refund our money ($100.00). Respectfully, L. Minuth

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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