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“Chris's winter escape”
Review of Grand Palm Plaza

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Grand Palm Plaza
Reviewed 9 April 2014

This was my second visit.Loved the new, clean look. Met friendly,awesome guys. Had sooo much fun. The location was perfect. Also loved the fact I could workout at the Royal Palms gym, which is very close by. Returning real soon. xoxoxo Warren.
Thanks Edward, Keith and Sean.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Thank you so much for staying again with us. We are so happy you met such a great bunch of guys to hang out with during your stay. We have a lot of travelers who end up making life long friends when they stay at Grand Palm Plaza. We hope you will be able to join us when the off season rates begin on April 21. Take care, Edward

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

My partner and I visited Ft. Lauderdale for a long weekend and we are happy we chose the Grand Palm for our stay. This is a great little hotel and I would recommend it for anything from overnight to a week or more. The staff (Edward, Keith and the gentleman who checked us in-sorry I cannot remember your name) were all great. We felt right at home and will definitely stay at this hotel again. It is close to many restaurants, beaches and other properties. I am looking forward to the next visit and seeing how the North Beach Village continues to develop.

Thank you all so much.
Rick and Joe

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We were very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Rick is the gentlemen who checked you in. We pride ourselves with top notch customer service. I am glad your experience matched our expectations. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Edward, General Manager

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

My partner and I have returned for our 5th visit !!!. The last time we visited (Oct 2012) the resort was just beginning renovations and was not overly pleasant for the obvious reasons. However under the new management, Edward has done an excellent job with this resort. The grounds have been wonderfully replanted and the buildings refreshed, inside and out, with paint and upgraded new furnishings. The king bed was very comfortable. We had room 708, which is a corner room upstairs; it provided great views and terrific breezes ! We appreciated the available continential breakast, and the provison of inroom refrigerator/microwave/toaster & cutlery/dinnerware/glasses. The location is unsurpassed, being close to the beach and the sister facilities, dining and local bars. A short drive to Wilton Manors. We enjoyed the clean pool and " afternoon service of scented towels and beverages/treats". Regardless the establishment, it IS the STAFF at the Grand Palm Plaza which made our visit so rewarding ! Edward allowed a late checkout and kept in touch with our needs. Keith (!!!) was so wonderfully helpful in all aspects of our stay, from providing information, suggestions of places, and being such fun and personable. Alan was our primary housekeeper and we appreciated his daily presence. Michael was fun on the weekend!... kudos to a great renovation and improvement to our favorite vacation spot!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Gentlemen, thank you so much for giving Grand Palm Plaza another chance. We are so happy you came back after the building and property was renovated this summer. And thank for also mentioning my staff and how helpful and kind they are. I hand picked them all myself. I always strive to add that personal connection to every guest that stays with us.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Remember our off season rates begin April 21!

Edward, General Manager

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

My life partner and I stayed this past weekend and had an awesome time there. We were very pleased with the helpful staff that allowed us to check in a little earlier than we had expected. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome from the first moment we met. The room was very clean and appeared to have new sheets and towels. We did not rent a car nor did we need one since we were only a 5 minute walk to the beach, shopping, and restaurants ect. I want to send a special thanks to Keith, Edward, and the little cutie pie that cleaned the rooms.
I have stayed at many resorts and hotels and sometimes the staff seem forced to be nice, but these guys are just nice because that's who they are and for that we will be back for sure.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Thank you very much for your kind words about our resort, and especially about our staff. We are committed to making everyone feel at home, and always happy to provide travelers all of the inside scoop of the week's events. We hope that you will be able to come back for an even longer stay. Remember that off season rates begin on April 21, 2014.

All the best,
Edward, General Manager

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed a couple nights after our cruise. The hotel is great. Edward and the staff are friendly and helpful. The recent renovations show. The room was very comfortable with a modern decor. The location is great. We walked to great restaurants. Beach is a short few blocks. The sister properties are nearby and guests can enjoy their ammenities as well. The grand palm is a property that we hope to return to.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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coledwoz, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

Thank you very much for choosing Grand Palm Plaza for your vacation plans. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again in the future. Be sure to check out our rates after April 21st since they will start our off season prices. All the best, Edward.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Me and two other friends had the opportunity to stay at the resort. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The resort from what I understand has gone through a major renovation but it has a cozy and inviting atmosphere as if it was always that way. The pool was warm and relaxing and the rooms extremely clean.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2014

Thank you very much for visiting Grand Palm Plaza. We are pleased that you loved the new renovations to the place. We hope you will be able to come and visit us again real soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

A wonderful place to rest and relax and enjoy! The staff are great aND VERY HELPFUL. You have a very easy walk to the gay beach. Fort Lauderdale's amazing water taxi through it's canal system is accessible with a short walk from this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Grand P, General Manager at Grand Palm Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Thank you very much for staying with us at Grand Palm Plaza. You both were such a pleasure to have as our guests. We hope we can have you back again very soon. Edward, General Manager

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Additional Information about 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 #15 of 35 Speciality Lodging in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range: £75 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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