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“Viva Palm Plaza!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Palm Plaza
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Reno, NV
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Viva Palm Plaza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2008

Wow...what a great hotel in Ft Lauderdale! I stayed there for seven nights and had the best time. The location of the hotel is outstanding....just a few minutes to practically anywhere in Ft Lauderdale. The hotel staff is amazing! Steve and Mark totally took care of us the entire time. The room was very clean and well stocked with all we needed. The other hotel guests were very nice as well. We made friends with most of them right away. I will definitely be returning to the Palm Plaza next time I go to Ft Lauderdale.

  • Liked — The staff & room
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank RenoTeacher
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2008

We spent 9 days at the Plam Plaza. The experience was great. We were upgraded to a one-bedroom and loved the accommodations. It was very clean and the service was excellent. Steve and Mark were very attentive to our needs and our stay was restful and outstanding.

Summer in Florida is quite hot and fans in the courtyard would be a great addition. Also better misquito control would also benefit evening and early morning enjoyment of the garden.

Thanks for making our stay so memorable.

Tom & Dave

  • Liked — Service & Garden
  • Disliked — Misquito control & no fans in the courtyard
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank dancertwp
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2008

I was in Florida for a LGBT Choral Festival in Miami, and wanted to "check out" Ft. Lauderdale for an evening. After perusing many gay resort websites, I was attracted to the Palm Plaza's website and its information.

I had a few questions about the resort, and was answered back so quickly, I knew it was the right place to go. Also, being a big man, at 50 years old, I didn't want to feel out of place. The staff answered back with an incredibly friendly e-mail assuring me of this being no problem.

I arrived at the resort, and was thrilled with the executive suite that I stayed in. The room and attached kitchenette was really beautiful and so relaxing. Even though it was a summer rate, I think I would have paid more. It was totally worth it!

Would I go back to Ft. Lauderdale again? Yes! Would I stay at the Palm Plaza again? Most definitely!! I LOVED it...

  • Liked — Freidly staff....beautiful room
  • Disliked — Nothing....
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank sdnotesman
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N.Metro Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2008

A group of 10 from the Atlanta area visited last week and had a blast. The service at Palm Plaza was outstanding the facility and surroundings were fantastic! Thanks Steve and Mark for a wonderful stay! Being that it was our second year in a row to stay at Palm Plaza....we totally recommend it to others! Mike

Stayed July 2008
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Orlando, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2008

The title of my review says it all. We had everything we needed and were treated like family. The service was excellent: well maintained rooms, pool, and courtyard. Great setting for a BBQ/pool party! We enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave.

  • Liked — Service & Facilities
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank ChinoRican
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caspere
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2008

I throughly enjoyed my time at the Palm Plaza. Every morning we were greated with a smile. Guest were awesome, management was great. Our room was great, comfortable and clean. I was impressed with the fact the our room had a full kitchen and the grill that is available for the guest use. We pooled with several regulars, brought some food and grilled one night.

My routine while staying at the Palm included waking up, taking a swim in the warm pool and then off to Sebastian Beach. It was only a five minute walk away. The resort is located in a very quiet and peaceful area a few blocks from the beach.

I will definitely be going back again and again and again.

Thanks guys for making my stay so great. I felt like I was home with all the amenties of paradise.

  • Liked — Heated Pool
  • Disliked — Bathroom, it's need to be updated. However, it is very spacious and serves it's purpose.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank caspere
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Rotonda West, FL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2008

I have had the immense pleasure of staying at the Palm Plaza Resort five or six times this year. I have never stayed in any hotel, motel or resort ANYWHERE, where I felt so AT HOME.

Steve and Mark, the management, have a way of making everyone welcome. There is nothing they won't do to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

The grounds, which are plush with every beautiful flower, tree and pool are immaculately well kept. I've stayed in five different rooms on the premises, all are different, yet even the smaller quarters are filled with everything you will need during your stay.

All room have at least mini-kitchen facilities, while the suites are like having your own apartment. At no time during any of my visits did I find anything needing repaired or cleaned upon checking in to the resort.

If you're looking to visit Fort Lauderdale, I highly recommend your money and time to be used at the PALM PLAZA RESORT. I miss being there so much, I'll be returning for either my sixth or seventh stay this year....in a few weeks.

PALM PLAZA RESORT is AWESOME!
Denny Pressnell
Rotonda West, FL

  • Liked — The Staff made me feel at home.
  • Disliked — Everything was perfection....nothing was a negative.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank Denolee
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Additional Information about Grand Palm Plaza

Property: Grand Palm Plaza
Address: 2801 Rio Mar Street, 501 Orton Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-4215 (Formerly Palm Plaza Resort)
Region: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Palm Plaza 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded, tropical, fun and frisky oasis - Perfect for relaxation, rejuvenation and romance. We guarantee you will never want to leave! Dreaming of escaping to a beautiful paradise is everyone's idea of a perfect retreat from their everyday life. Whether it be with your lover, a group of close friends or freely unattached, the Grand Palm Plaza guarantees our unique tropical paradise is perfect for any memorable affair. Here, you are not only treated like a VIP, you are treated like family. First-class service is a guarantee at Grand Palm Plaza. Our warm and friendly staff is renowned for their unique customer service and vast knowledge of the Fort Lauderdale area. No request is too small for our team of hosts. As our guest, you can sunbathe in our very private, seductive, tropical paradise; or skinny dip in our turquoise, clothing-optional, heated pool. Continental breakfast is served daily. Frozen grapes, scented cold face towels, and impromptu cocktail beverages are served pool side. If you want to experience Fort Lauderdale's famous beaches, you can take a peaceful 2 block walk to our legendary sandy beaches. We are also a few blocks away from the well-renowned gay beach located at Sebastian Street. Complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas & towels are provided. With activities like snorkeling, water craft rentals, bike rentals and more, you can enjoy all the beaches have to offer. If you want a more relaxing experience, you can dine at one our many beach front restaurants and bars. After spending the day in the sun, enjoy the best gay nightlife at one of Fort Lauderdale's flirtatious bars and nightclubs. Wilton Manors has a vast amount of night entertainment, perfect for everyone. Our resort is just a 15 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale airport and 10 minutes away from Port Everglades. There is ample complimentary and off-street parking available. Book your stay today at Grand Palm Plaza. Our courteous staff, comfortable studios, suites and nearby beaches, gay bars and night clubs will make it easy for you to escape, play or celebrate! A memorable, affordable and relaxing getaway is right around the corner. ... more   less 
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