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.
Pool was nice
If you weren't being woken by trains beeping the horns then it was the bed sounding like it was going to snap and if you manage to sleep through both of those then the air con sounded like a 747 taking off
Staff was friendly and very helpful. The location was convenient. The food was good and reasonably priced.
Grecian Statues everywhere add atmosphere. Nice pool. Right beside I95 for quick travelling
The Go Train on the rooms facing the road and back during the week were extremely noisy. Dark rooms, not very bright
Room was confortable and had good supply of toiletries, clean.
Much too noisy as extremely close to railway.Breakfast very modest and ran out of cream for coffee very early and staff not willing to replenish.
check in staff seemed overwhelmed with answering phones and giving directions while checking in and out also it was noisy with people banging on the doors during the night
Staff were wonderful, pool area very pretty, bar/restaurant was also nice. Hotel is being updated.
Room furnishings - blankets old, comforter and bed skirt did not match - sort of tacky. Clean but older. Should remove dryer sheets from air ducts and use other refresher for smoking rooms.