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“A beautifully and comfortably refurbished, older place with relaxing courtyard areas that surround small front parking area but” 4 of 5 stars
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Galt Villas Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3621 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308   |  
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Ranked #24 of 137 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
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“A beautifully and comfortably refurbished, older place with relaxing courtyard areas that surround small front parking area but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

And there is a larger parking lot to the side. Modern mattresses are really comfortable. Friendly staff, especially Lonnie and housekeeper Forrest, who were interested on our progress birding the area. It is across the street from the high-rise places which block the view of the beach, but access down the street if you lack the confidence to march through the lobbies of huge hotels & condos which have maximized THEIR use of land by building from property edge to edge & making it impossible for free Americans to get to the sandy edge of our country!! The pool was next door; we spent our time looking for specific birds instead, but kids staying there used it & were happy. Everything on Ocean Blvd.is crowded together, but this U-shaped courtyard is landscaped and surrounded by flowering tropical plants in pots (kept up by a helpful & enthusiastic, middle-aged blonde guy who's name I didn't catch). We stayed in an efficiency for $110 for several nights after one night in a regular room for $85. With nice & well-stocked CVS drugstore & a Wyn-Dixie grocery almost directly across the street (an easy, pleasant walk, too), we had everything we needed to maintain ourselves and our pleasant activities without the interruption of expensive & time consuming restaurant stops three times aday. MacDonalds has breakfast within walking distance, the egg McMuffin a moderate-carbohydrate,protein-balanced choice for fellow Diabetics. Plenty of seafood, chains, and better restaurants nearby for WHEN YOU CHOOSE to eat out. We walked and respectfully birded the neighborhoods behind the Galt without excessive security concerns. Interestingly, there were across our street two traditional(not sure if Hassidic or Reform type) Jewish temple buildings, with family dedications carved into the cream marble. We often saw a beautifully silver-haired man, in black hat and white shirt,walking there before sunset, surrounded by younger women & girls in flowered long dresses and men in suits chatting away with each other like songbirds. This added to the sense of a safe, established area. "Sunshine," the huge blue macaw, is now kept caged behind white trellis in front of the owner's quarters. Twenty-five years old, visitors reportedly couldn't resist feeding her unhealthy stuff. Peek in diagonally to see and talk to her; she is an intelligent beauty who makes eye contact and respond to company, sometimes talking. It would be worth the investment to build an elevated cage in the courtyard for this interesting and interested bird. Just don't be prompting her to cuss-it's just not that type of place! And that should keep her cooped up again- not funny and no fair!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very clean, bigger rooms with a kitchenette. Easily accessible to beach area with restaurants in walking distance. Quieter than main area in Ft Lauderdale. Front desk staff very nice and helpful. Great deal for the price.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed here one night pre-cruise. We had a rental car, but parking was very tight with an over flow lot behind the motel. This is an older motel, but is very clean and well kept. The area was nice with many restaurants fairly close by.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great clean place with terrific staff. My family and I stayed for 1 week in February. My wife and I were very happy we found this place on trip advisor. The room was spotless and smelled fresh. The property was very well kept. It is very nice for families. We will definately stay again

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was my third time at The Galt Villas . It did not disappoint. The room was clean and smelled fresh. The staff lik always was great. This is the best property in fort lauderdale beach. I will definately come back to the Galt villas . I recommend everyone come here too.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at Galt Villas 3/3/2013. The motel is clean and comfortable. It is well located- great Greek Restaurant about 3 blocks away. CVS Pharmacy, Winn Dixie and Donut shop within 1 block. Very good Italian restaurant also about 3 blocks away. Owner I talked to and the managers I met were all very nice and friendly. Our room had 2 double beds, small refrig, microwave, ironing board and iron- so it could work for longer stays if you got one of those rooms. Very reasonably priced. Beach area is within walking distance also. Only minor complaint- there is some traffic noise from the big street in front, however, I would still recommend Galt Villas to my friends.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The staff were wonderful and the rooms were very clean. This is a family run motel and the owners of the motel went out of their way to ensure that we had transportation from the airport to the hotel (our flight was late) and then again from the hotel to cruise ship the next day. They also allowed us (six adults) to use one room for our luggage and the use the facilities til 2:00 after check out time so that some of us could shop while the others relaxed outside on the patio furniture. Swingline shuttle service was reasonable and very reliable. They were incredibly prompt and the service was excellent. 954-304-5414.

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Address: 3621 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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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:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#21 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#26 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#30 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
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Hotel Class:2 star — Galt Villas Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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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