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Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

3 stars
4900 Powerline RoadOakland Park, Fort LauderdaleFL33309United States of America
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2.9 / 5
Room
Room needs to be redecorated
Location
Great location
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Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

from $72
  • Two Room Executive Suite
  • Two Room Deluxe Suite, Courtyard View
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds, City View
  • Standard Room (Mobile)
  • Traditional Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View, Courtyard Area

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 195 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Debit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle during limited hours *

Parking

  • Free extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included

Also known as

  • Hotel Universal Palms
  • Universal Palms
  • Universal Palms Hotel
  • Universal Palms Hotel Oakland Park
  • Universal Palms Oakland Park
  • Universal Palms Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Universal Palms Fort Lauderdale
  • El Palacio Fort Lauderdale

Policies

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.

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.

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

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • In-room safe

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10. per night

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 8.00 per person (one way)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1973
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

UPH Bar and Grill - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Venetian Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Miniature golf on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Universal Palms
  • Universal Palms
  • Universal Palms Hotel
  • Universal Palms Hotel Oakland Park
  • Universal Palms Oakland Park
  • Universal Palms Hotel Fort Lauderdale
  • Universal Palms Fort Lauderdale
  • El Palacio Fort Lauderdale

Policies

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.

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.

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

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Resort fee inclusions:

  • In-room safe

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10. per night

Safes in guestrooms can be used for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 8.00 per person (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

2.9 /5 from 979 reviews

Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Poor1.0 / 5
Terrible
5 night business trip
Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Good3.0 / 5
Not pleasant bed sheet not clean make up stain all over it. When I supposed to be changed I was told there was none available
2 night trip
Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Fair2.0 / 5
Cannot Judge This Book By Its Cover
Twenty minutes wait at 3 pm in the afternoon to check-in. Our reservation had been cancelled 3 hours earlier because they had the wrong expiration date for our credit card. I will accept responsibility for that; however, the charge is usually not processed until we arrive from our past experience and should not have been cancelled. The room had no soap or shampoo in the bathroom dispensers. There were two wash cloths and two bath towels in a room with two queen beds - but no hand towels. The a/c worked but was very loud when cooling. The tile floor looked fairly clean but the bottom of our feet quickly became coated with dark dirt and grime. The ice machine on the floor was not working. If the rooms were anywhere close to the quality of the entrance and lobby, the place could have been a pleasant say.
1 night romance trip
Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Fair2.0 / 5
Management failed to address the issue.
TV failed to work although the problem was reported twice, one towel was available which required a request for more, no soap in dispenser, and room service (although late check-out of noon was previously arranged) was banging on the door at 11:15 am.
1 night business trip
Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Excellent4.0 / 5
Convenient and Clean Room
There were very few sports channels available and the air-conditioning cycled on and off frequently with the cold air blowing across the room instead of up the ceiling.
4 night trip

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Universal Palms Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

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