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“Great resort, staff and location”
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Grand Palm Plaza
Reviewed 3 November 2008

I just returned from 5 days at the Palm Plaza and it was a great get away. The rooms are comfortable and well maintained; gardens lush and beautifully kept up; pool large, warm and crystal clean and the staff ( Steve and Johnny) attentive without being overbearing. I'm sure my partner and I will be returning many times.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 October 2008

This was the BESTest place that me and my boy ever stayed at! OMG! The 7 days there were amazing! I am going recommend this place from now on. Johnnie and Steve's services were remarkable. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2008

My partner and I returned a couple days ago from our seven night stay at the Palm Plaza. The most disappointing part of the resort was leaving to return home. We arrived at the resort and within the first two minutes we felt very welcomed. Johnny checked us in, took a little time to chat, and walked us to our room to ensure all was okay. The room was great. We noticed there was even a blender it the kitchen and Johnny said “yes, it was noted on the reservation that we had asked if there was one”, so they wanted to ensure there would be one. It was wonderful to get back to our room after a day on the beach, whip up a blender full of margaritas or grab a couple ice cold brews, head down to the patio area, sit near the pool and enjoy. We met other guests staying at the Plaza and everyone was wonderful.

The daily basket of muffins, juice, fruit, snack bars, etc, was an added plus. There’s a gas grill on the patio area near the pool that all the guests can use. One evening another guest we had met while there asked about joining in for some burgers on the grill the next evening, which we did. Wonderful.

The guys to manage/run the Palm Plaza, Steve and Johnny, are always smiling and make you feel so welcomed. They do a fantastic job keeping up with everything. My partner and I have gone to Ft. Lauderdale every Oct for the past few years. We’ve stayed at other places in the area of the Palm Plaza, but this is the first and only place we both agreed we’d return to for a repeated stay.

Johnny and Steve – THANK YOU for making our stay so enjoyable. Look forward to seeing you again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2008

I have stayed at several gay resorts in Ft. Lauderdale and have had excellent experiences. Most recently, between Hurrican's Gustav and Hanna, I stayed at Palm Plaza Resort. I needed another warm sultry summer week before the New York City fall set in. The manager was freindly, informative and available (sometimes by cell). The staff was freindly and responsive to my needs. The setting is beautiful and lends itself to guests getting to know one another, if that's what floats your boat. It is within easy walking distance to the beach at Riomar, and from Riomar, about a five minute walk along the beach to Sabastian, the gay section. I booked through Orbitz and got a very reasonable package including air, car and room. I would recommend this hotel whether you are returning to Ft. Lauderdale, or visiting for the very first time.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 August 2008

We stayed there from the 5th till the 11th of July. And we loved it! The executive studio we had was great. It was very clean and everything we needed was in there. The included breakfast was very delicious. The service was excellent. Steve and Mark were very attentive to our needs. We think there was nothing they wouldn’t do to make our visit as comfortable as possible. The courtyard is stocked with several things, like a pool, a BBQ, and many conveniences such as a soda machine, an ice maker, a fitness and games room, several information about gay locations in town, and so on. The Resort is quite in walking distance to the gay beach. We enjoyed our stay so much that we didn't want to leave. We will definitely stay @ the Palm Plaza again next time we go to Ft Lauderdale.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with friends
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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.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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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

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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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: £79 - £168 (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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Palm Plaza Gay Male Hotel Fort Lauderdale

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