I am a 150+ night a year hotel dweller so I know my fair share of hotels, and I would have to rank this one up near the top of my list. It starts with the entrance and the very nice interior of the front desk area. Then the hotel reception kicks in as well. Jacques was very knowledgeable of the surrounding area and willing to help you on every question and need you would need and knew were all the best places to dine and things to do. When me and my girlfriend walked in to check in, before we left he made sure that every question we had was answered. The room was very nice and the courtyard in the middle was fantastic. We spent our first day never leaving the hotel and just relaxing in the chairs by the pool and under the palm cabanas. Would definitively stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Universal Palms Hotel is one block from Lockhart Stadium in the Cypress Creek business district, 11 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and 4 miles from the beach. Adjacent to Interstate 95, the hotel is four miles east of Florida's Turnpike and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, nine miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Boulevard), 10 miles from Port Everglades and Coconut Creek Casino, 13 miles from Sawgrass Mills, and 24 miles from Sawgrass Recreation Park (Everglades). Hotel amenities include the sundeck and pool, garden courtyard and exercise room. The hotel also offers free parking, Wi-Fi access in lobby and pool areas, and one of the largest pools in Ft. Lauderdale. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Palacio Fort Lauderdale
- Hotel El Palacio