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Universal Palms Hotel

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5.2
Fair
3,224 reviews
+1 954-776-4880

Top Amenities

Free Breakfast
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center
This property offers the best of both worlds, with the beaches and downtown nearby. A ten minute drive separates the world renowned beaches of south Florida and the downtown businesses of Fort Lauderdale. Popular with South Florida visitors who appreciate its location near major highways, the hotel also serves business travelers and cruise-ship passengers heading to or arriving from Port Everglades. A garden courtyard containing a good-size heated pool is surrounded by a sundeck furnished with lounge chairs and umbrella tables.
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4900 Powerline Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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User Highlights
5.2
Fair
Location
"Close to transportation" "Right next to train track"
98% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Great parking, according to 71%.
Service
"Excellent staff" "Friendly front desk staff"
75% found the staff to be very friendly.
58% said the reception staff was ok.
Breakfast
"There was no complimentary breakfast" "There is no continental breakfast"
Amenities
"Dated looking lobby" "Floor was so dirty"
70% thought the building wasn't nice.
61% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
WiFi
"Wi-fi in my room didn't work" "Worst signal"
92% said the wifi quality was bad.
Room
"Broken air conditioner" "Torn carpet in room"
74% said rooms were dirty.
88% complained about the bathroom.
Wellness Area
"There is no fitness center" "No jacuzzi"
67% didn't like the fitness area.
Cleanliness
"This place is a DUMP" "Halls filthy"
74% said rooms were dirty.
84% thought it was rather dirty.
Comfort
"Broken air conditioner" "Bedding had stains"
76% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
93% thought it was too noisy.
Bar and Beverages
"Only one bartender" "Empty beer"
Food
"Screaming chicken" "Snack machine broken"
For 86%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
Only 50% were satisfied with the menu.

Good to know...

Hotel facilities could use a good clean
Rooms need regular maintenance
Bathroom could be optimized
Rooms could be cleaner
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The Universal Palms is a large, contemporary mid-range hotel located in a residential area of North Fort Lauderdale, a short drive to popular beaches such as Deerfield and Pompano...