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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 #37 of 133 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Radcliff
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stepping back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Cute place to visit. The pluses are Winn Dixie, CVS pharmacy, McDonald's, sports Grille, Dunkin Donuts as well as beauty salons and everything else within a block. The negative is no beach access within walking distance. The taxi ride from the airport was $30.00. If you stay for a cruise checkout is 10 am and they charge $5.00 per bag to watch your luggage. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. Wi-fi is only available outside in the courtyard. The have Ethernet in the rooms. Great place to relax and getaway.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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L'Assomption, Quebec, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We where very happy to spend our vacation to this place it is clean, Staff is SUPER

well located, 20 minutes walking to the beach and good choice of restaurants in the area

We receive a map done by M. Micheal very easy to understand and a great help for us

We are planing to go next year

You will enjoy your vacation at Galt Villas
Thank you to all

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

we have been coming here for around ten years
and it is always good
friendly
clean
the most comfortable beds
everything you want in your room
wifi
very pleasant sitting area outside
staff very friendly

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Margaretville, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Surprised the motel was on the West side of A1A (a 6 lane highway). Also no pool except access to the one next door. The deck chairs pictured front on a tiny parking lot connecting A1A. Claustrophobic feeling and noisy. Also had to ask daily for the office to turn off music from an outdoor speaker that was being transmitted to my room through the concrete. To get to the beach per the instructions from the front desk, you need to walk right out of the parking lot, go about 50 yards, press the button to cross the highway, walk about one half mile to the north past Winn Dixie Plaza and other businesses, walk East across another smaller access road to all the high-rise retirement condos toward the lobby of one of them (Ocean Manor), go through the lobby (in spite of signage that prohibits public access), find your way through a couple of more doors to the Tiki Bar, walk past that to the actual beach. Then you can rent a chair ($5), umbrella ($10) or cabana from an independent operator. The good news, if you make it this far, is the beach and water are beautiful. Very iffy bathrooms next to the Tiki Bar, however. I guess some of this would be the price you pay for a place under $100 per night and "within walking distance" of the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Boone, IA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Boulder, Colorado, USA
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: go South to Oakland Park Blvd and cross the road to get to the beach. otherwise you have to go quite...
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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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169 reviews 169 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
98 helpful votes 98 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#34 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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