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Galt Villas Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3621 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308   |  
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Ranked #38 of 133 hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Boone, IA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Older but top of line”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It is an older motel as most are in this area. But it upkept very nice. It has agreat location. we were close to beach and close to the marina where we chartered fishing boats. The family that owns and run it are the nicest people. Always willing to help in any way , so you enjoy your vacation.. The full kitchen was helpfull when we fried fish one night. The price is reasonable for the area. It isn't a hilton but for family value and a clean comfortable place it sure works.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

overall: very nice people, seems like a well-managed small (family) establishment. not fancy, but affordable and a good value.

was in Ft Lauderdale for 2 nights on business. sort of last-minute arrangements, and they were flexible and accommodating. the room was not very large, but it seemed clean. there were minor cosmetic issues in the room and the property seemed a little old. decent location, with several restaurants and bars within walking distance.

beach access was not very convenient - i didn't realize the beach properties across from Galt Villas were all private and i didn't find the public access (hint: go South, not North), so i i had to kind of trespass through some restaurant to get to the beach.

all in all, i would certainly consider staying here next trip to FLL, but i might pick somewhere else if Galt Villas was not convenient.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Half an hour far from the airport and the port, this motel on the right border of a main road is a bit far from Fort Lauderdale town center. So, you do not really have a choice to eat or drink...
Luckilly there's a supermarket on the other side of the road and a kitchen in the room. If not, you can order a pizza.
If the room is luminous, spacious and with selfcatering facilities, it's not very clean (dont look to close to everything) and the matress is more tired than you.
If you can, find a better hotel elsewhere! 

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights while in town to watch Alabama destroy Notre Dame in the National Championship game. We were shocked at the price we got for this hotel. It was clean and in a good, safe location. If you're looking for a place or resort with a lot of amenities and luxuries, then go somewhere else. If you're looking for a great deal on a clean, safe place in a good location, check out the Galt Villas.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I had to book a room on very short notice, and this motel stood out based on price and review. I was not disappointed when I arrived. The staff was friendly, the room was as advertised, and the location turned out to be pretty good.

As I was travelling on business I didn't need proximity to many amenities, but driving a short distance I could see easy access to beaches and restaurants. It's right on a wide road, so access to the rest of the area is pretty easy by car. Winn Dixie and CVS are across the street, there was a refrigerator in the room, and a Dominos a short walk away.

The room itself was clean. The High Speed Internet access was High Speed. The decor was dated, but pleasant. I might not make this my first choice for a romantic getaway with the wife, but I could definitely see bringing the family here for vacation.

If I'm ever back in Ft. Lauderdale I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Most hotels in this area were between $135-300 for economy/value hotels.This motel was an older motel but it had been well kept and was clean. Micheal was friendly and they even checked us in 3 hours early. Everything smelled clean and the interior showed that they have really made an effort. No wifi in rooms but there is wifi and computer access at the front desk. A terrific bargain at $75 ($83) with local tax.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If we had seen Galt Villas while driving up A1A we probably wouldn't have stopped, but armed with Trip Advisor reviews, we took a chance on the best-priced motel in Fort Lauderdale. It was spotlessly clean. We had a full size kitchen. Would have preferred a king or queen size bed, but not a big deal -- we booked less than a week in advance. It's really well-located, but I agree, you should have a car if possible. We thought the parking was ample. We have no complaints and would definitely go back. (We recommend driving up to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea for beach/swimming. Much broader beach, and feels friendlier, more diverse, etc. It was not very convenient to walk to the beach from the motel, and then you're stuck with a tiny beach and all the residents of the high rises along it who have a vested interest in keeping people like us out -- but the water was great).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Galt Villas Motel

Address: 3621 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Location: United States > Florida > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#21 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#39 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Galt Villas Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Galt Villas is located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida within walking distance to Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Galt Villas offers both rooms and efficiencies. The guest rooms feature mini-microwave, compact refrigerator, in-room coffee maker with complementary coffee, in-room phone with voicemail and wake up service, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, free internet access and cable television with over 70 channels. The efficiencies have the same amenities as a room but with the added bonus of a fully equipped kitchen. As well as being located within walking distance to Fort Lauderdale Beach The Galt Villas is only a few steps to restaurants, night life, drug stores, the grocery store and the bus line. Some of the property features are a pool, free parking, guest coin laundry and complementary internet station. The Galt Villas is convenient to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Port Everglades and many of the attractions that Fort Lauderdale offers. ... more   less 
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