Not the best part of town, but, beautiful hotel and grounds. Hotel needs to be relocated. Train noise was tolerable at best. Having said that, we were robbed at gunpoint the first night there. The staff and manager (Joel) were fantastic. They treated us with respect and our stay was comped. Joel was awesome to us. We cannot say enough about him, he was absolutely a class act.
- 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