UNIVERSAL PALMS HOTEL

4900 Powerline Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 United States (USA)
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3.0 Star Highway Hotel in Broward County
26.18758-80.15513
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3.5/5

Based on 1411 guest reviews

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  • Has outdoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Saves 12.1%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 195 rooms in property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Check-out: 11:00am
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Standard Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Standard City View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Standard Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Room Deluxe Suite Courtyard View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Room Deluxe Suite Courtyard View 1 King and 1 Sofa Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Room Executive Suite
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Room Executive Suite 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesCity View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesCorporate Rate City View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
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Check RatesCorporate Rate Crtyard View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
Non-Smoking
Check RatesCorporate Rate King Bed Living Area Sofa Bed Kitchenette Welco
Non-Smoking
Check RatesCorporate Rate VIP King Bed Lvng Area Sofa Bed Kitchenette Welco
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Courtyard Pool View Suite
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Courtyard View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble City View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Poolview
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Run Of The House
Non-Smoking
Check RatesExecutive
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesLuxury Suite
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom 2 Double Beds Pool View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesRoom with 2 Double Beds City View
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Check RatesStandard Rate City View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
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Check RatesStandard Rate Crtyard View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
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Check RatesStandard Rate King Bed Living Area Sofa Bed Kitchenette Welco
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Check RatesStandard Room (Mobile)
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Check RatesStandard Room (Mobile) 1 King Bed
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Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
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Check RatesStay Longer and Save City View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
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Check RatesStay Longer and Save Crtyard View with 2 Queen Bds Free Welcome Cocktail
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Check RatesStay Longer and Save King Bed Living Area Sofa Bed Kitchenette Welco
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Check RatesStay Longer and Save VIP King Bed Lvng Area Sofa Bed Kitchenette Welco
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Check RatesSuite Deluxe
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Check RatesSuite Executive King Size Bed
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Check RatesSuite Executive King Size Bed (Suite)
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Check RatesTraditional Courtyard Pool View
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Check RatesTraditional Room 2 Queen Beds City View
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Check RatesTraditional Room 2 Queen Beds City View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesTraditional Room 2 Queen Beds Pool View Courtyard Area
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Check RatesTraditional Room 2 Queen Beds Pool View Courtyard Area 2 Queen Beds
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Local Attractions

Fort Lauderdale Stadium- 0.5 mile, Lockhart Stadium- 0.6 mile, Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Airport- 8 miles, Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport(FXE- 1.2 miles, Famous Beaches- 4 miles, Wilton Manors- 2.1 miles, Holy Cross Hospital- 2.3 miles, Galleria Mall- 4.2 miles, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal- 7 miles, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park- 4.5 miles, Jungle Queen Riverboats- 4.6 miles, Port Everglades Cruise Terminal- 4.6 miles, Museum of Discovery and Science- 4.6 miles, Broward Convention Center- 6.4 miles, Bonnet House- 4.6 miles, Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art- 4.7 miles, Ft Lauderdale Amtrak- 4.8 miles, Las Olas Riverfront- 4.8 miles, Stranahan House- 4.8 miles, The Gallery at Beach Place- 5.5 miles, Fort Lauderdale Beachfront- 5.6 miles, Pompano Square- 5.7 miles, International Swimming Hall of Fame- 5.7 miles, Tradewinds Park- 6.1 miles, Lauderdale Marina- 6.1 miles, Cruise Line Terminal- 6.5 miles, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts- 7.1 miles.

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Universal Palms Hotel

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"Welcoming three star hotel right off of Comercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The hotel is welcoming with many chandeliers in the lobby area. It has a small business center directly adjacent to the reception desk with four computers in the lobby. There are two meeting spaces, both with Chandeliers. The meeting spaces are perfect for your Business meetings, Conventions and Birthday Parties. There is also catering upon request. The hotel has a comfy bar and restaurant with live Music in the winter. There are 50 suites in the property and 10 executive suites equipped with sink, mini fridge and microwave. The rooms are spacious and colors are neutral throughout. The property has hot Buffet breakfast inclusive in the winter and an unbeatable price of 7.99 per person for the summer. There is a pool, a small gym, a beautiful gazebo for the Groom and Bride and a miniature golf. There are also Roman Statues throughout the hotel, which gives a romantic air to the property. In addition, its hard not to notice the one and only DOS, Joel Needle, with his great personality and professionalism, you will be in good hands at this inviting three star hotel!
Priscilla S, a local HotelPlanner Fort Lauderdale expert from US flag
19-May-2016 Verified Review

Customer Reviews of Universal Palms Hotel

3.5 out of 5. Based on 1411 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Universal Palms & Conference Center is conveniently located 1 block West of I-95 at Commercial Blvd. Exit 32 -mid way between Miami and West Palm Beach. Our five-story hotel is situated in the heart of Fort. Lauderdale within minutes from Ft. Lauderdale airport, down town business center, Convention Center, famous shopping centers and beautiful beaches. GUESTROOMS:The hotel boasts 195 spacious hotel rooms including 40 one-bedroom suites designed for extended stayovers. Each guestroom features a coffee maker, iron board, hair dryer, in-room safe, individual climate control, Wireless DSL, and TV with free cable and HBO. Guestrooms feature 2 Queen beds or one king bed. In addition, the suites include a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and sink area. The bedroom is separated from the living room and kitchenette area for added comfort and privacy. There are two television, and two phone lines in all suites. Several suites have sofa sleepers. RESTAURANT & LOUNGE:Universal Palms Hotel Sports Bar & Grill - Full service restaurant serving great food from 5PM Features four (4) 10 ft large wall screens with digital sound and a pool table for your entertainment. Open seasonally only.ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE:Relax in our tropically landscaped heated pool.Take a four mile drive down to the famous Ft. Lauderdale beaches. Enjoy our well-equipped exercise room.Wind down with a great HBO movie.BANQUET ROOMS:Spacious banquet hall supported by a guest event staff to ensure the success or your event. Great for family reunions, weddings, private parties, religious events and sports groups. PARKING: Complimentary parking.We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming your group.

What you need to know

Hotel Features – The Christian family owned and operated El Palacio Hotel and Resort is located in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The tropically landscaped grounds will inspire visitors to relax and just take a moment to enjoy life. Travelers looking for a sun-filled vacation in a convenient location close to both the beach and the city will want to consider staying at the AAA-approved El Palacio Hotel & Resort.

Guest Rooms – All guest rooms at the El Palacio Hotel & Resort are spacious and comfortable. Amenities such as balconies, work desks, and wake-up calls help guarantee a pleasant stay. Guests can also expect to find coffee makers, safes, and irons in their rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in common areas of the hotel, and all rooms come complete with cable/satellite televisions with premium channels such as HBO, ESPN, and CNN. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Nearby Attractions – With a location very convenient to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, guests of the El Palacio Hotel and Resort are virtually able to step off the plane and begin their vacations. Also close by are the cities of Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Palm Beach. Of course, don’t forget the beach. The world famous Ft. Lauderdale beaches are just minutes from the hotel. Upscale shops as well as funky boutiques, restaurants to suit all tastes, and myriad fun nightlife options are all convenient to the hotel.

Amenities – If desired, guests can spend the majority of their vacation time on the grounds of the El Palacio Hotel and Resort and still have a world-class vacation. A heated swimming pool, fully equipped exercise room, and on-site Sports Grill are all available for guest enjoyment. Conference and banquet rooms can support groups of anywhere between 10 and 400 people. Audio-visual equipment, faxing, and other business services are available for travelers who need to work.

Expert Tip – Guests of the El Palacio Hotel and Resort who are looking for a little adventure on their trips should head to the nearby Everglades for some excitement that stretches beyond what the cities and beaches have to offer.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:11:00am
Year of Last Renovation:2011
Floors:5
Rooms:195
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:195
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:50
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:3350 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 280 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 1.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:8am to 11pm
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Groups must cancel two weeks prior to arrival. Individual reservations may cancel 72 hours prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:350
Total Taxes:11.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Banquet Labor Fees:20.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees:75.00 Per Function
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 8.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 9.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:12.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:13.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 8.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:19.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:18.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:25.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.75 Per Person
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres:20.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

9 miles from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.8 miles from Port Everglades.Discounted transportation rates available.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Currently on weekends we offer a complete hot breakfast buffet for $6.95 per person. This includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, yogurt, cold cereal,orange juice, coffee tea, toast.

Previously known as:
El Palacio Hotel & Conference Center

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Universal Palms Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Universal Palms Hotel

The chart above shows seasonality of prices for both our group rates and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The best group rate shown is 79.9% in January 2018 and the highest average individual rate is $500 in the month of March 2018. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Universal Palms Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Universal Palms Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Universal Palms Hotel.

Feel free to use the Universal Palms Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Fort Lauderdale event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Florida 58 x 57 x 10 3350280/--19514080968022/18375335335
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THe Florida Ballroom measures 3350 square feet of flexible meeting space along with a wonderful catering staff to ensure the success of your event.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
3350 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
58 x 57 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
7
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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