Quick check in.
Nice pool and outside area
Friendly front desk staff
No hot water (excuse was cruise go'ers use it up every morning)
No soap in broken dispenser (no bars all dispensers)
No conditioner (for hair)
LOUD air conditioning unit
Bugs (small white) entered room when a gummy vitamin was left on nightstand
Deactivated card key at midnight when returning to room (demagnitized?)
No HD channels
Bar and pool close at midnight
Breakfast buffet only 3 mornings a week
Walls are paper thin so you can hear people on the outside hooting and hollering at all hours of the night as if they are inside of your room.
An overall OK experience, we were merely looking for a bed and this was essentially that.
- 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