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“Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The location worked well to travel to all the different Keys each day. I liked the fact that it had a restaurant next door so you could have a couple of cocktails before bed. The pool closes a little early, The front desk was hit or miss on hospitality.The rooms are TINY, so get a suite if you can. The ocean view was fantastic, so upgrade to that! Games and stuff to keep kids busy. They clean the beach with a tractor. All in all, if you wont waves to put you to sleep, and thats hard to do down there, its a fair deal.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are constantly working to improve our service as it is that stellar service which makes a difference. Our pool closes at 10PM during the week and 11PM on the weekend to comply with our island's "quiet time" and allow people to sleep. I am sorry that our front desk service did not seem stellar as it normally is (read our other reviews!) and know that we all extend our apologies if we did not meet your expectations this time. Come back soon and allow us the opportunity to prove that your inconsistent service was not the norm!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at this resort in July 2013, and enjoyed our stay. It has been tastefully refinished. It is on Key Colony Beach - the safest place in the Keys! There are 3 restaurants within a short walking distance. Many families were present and the kids had a lot of fun at the beach and swimming pool. I would highly recommend this facility.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite at the end, which had more windows for light
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
We're very glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We're definitely family friendly since it was family stays over a period of 25+ years that sparked the new family ownership! See you next time!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Glunz for 3 nights. We had a beach level room (not a suite) and it was perfect for us. While not large, it was very clean, recently renovated and had very comfortable beds and nice decor.

We were literally able to walk out our door and be on the beach. The beach is small (which I think is typical of hotels in the Keys), but being able to lie in a hammock every night while watching the full moon shine on the water and listening to the waves roll in was heavenly. There is also a pool that overlooks the ocean that was great for cooling off.

Also, there is a restaurant literally right next door. We ate there once and did takeout a couple of times so we didn't have to leave the pool and beach! I believe the name of the restaurant is Cabana's, and we really liked everything we got there.

The staff of the Glunz was always very friendly and helpful. They truly made us feel welcome. You can tell that this is a family-run business.

If we return to the Keys, we will definitely stay at the Glunz again!

Room Tip: Choose a beach-level room if possible.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
So happy you had a great time! We appreciate your detailed comments and are grateful that our efforts pay off in customer satisfaction. Check us out the next time you visit; lots of new improvements!
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Elgin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Wow, Tripadvisor lead me to this hotel and was so right on!! We had a great stay with our daughter. The pool, room, beach all excellent. The owners were very nice and we were lucky enough to meet them during our stay.. They thought of everything!! You will not be disappointed. Walking distance to a few wonderful restaurants that have a casual KEYS atmosphere!! I cannot say enough about this place.. Thank you to the family we met that put so much hard work into rehabbing this little gem!!! We are already trying to recruit families to go down with us next time!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Kathy, we loved that you noticed all of the little things that went into making our property special. The Glunz family is committed to providing generations of family fun and great accommodations and I'm thrilled that you were able to meet some of the family while you were here. We have continued to improve and will always be looking for ways to do better because we value each and every one of our dear guests. See you next time!
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London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Absolutely loved the Glunz Ocean Beach, from the moment we called to get directions and Micheal guided us to the hotel Ellen on reception was amazing, she gave us a detailed map that had been personalised by the hotel with all the local restaurants and bar, sights etc. next door is Cabana breezes, the foods good and they will do room service. The room had the the quietest air conditioning in the USA! We stayed in 4 hotels on this trip and stayed at many others across the the US. We had a standard room, great shower, hand basin with lots of room round it, microwave oven, fridge, coffee making machine with some of the nicest coffee, great beds.

Then the beach, sun beds with extra thick mattresses, beach games, the hotel caters for adults and children.

We also had the privilege meeting the owner, who was down with his family he's been coming for 20+ years and has just invested in the place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
What wonderful things to say! We're blushing! I am happy to pass your kind words to our associates on staff as we are all about taking care of our guests. Thank you for choosing us and we will truly be happy to see you on your next visit.
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Pembroke Pines, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

One thing the Florida Keys lacks are resorts with a true beach. Fortunately Key Colony is different.I have stayed at three of the hotels here but the Glunz by far is the best option. It is newly remodeled.The rooms while on the small side are nice. The standard room has two queen beds, a nice bathroom, 32' flat screen tv and free WiFi and music around the resort. We are staying at the beach level standard and we are just steps from the sand and water.They provide beach chairs and umbrellas on their beach. You also have a great fishing pier and bar/restaurant next door. My family makes it a habit to stay at Key Colony 2-3 weekends a year and from now on this will be our spot.

Room Tip: Spend the extra money to get beach level view. Eliminates the need to go up and down the stairs when...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
We're so glad to add you to our family of happy vacationers! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to our area!
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Long Island, NY
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have nothing but high praise for this property. Everything is clean, stylish and new! Appreciated the refrig, micro and coffee maker in the room as so many hotels dont include that. Tiki bar next door was great but definitely try Sharky's! Can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Property is so small that I dont even think the ocean view room upgrade was necessary.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! I appreciate your mention of the room as being fine for everything. Although the suites are fabulous, if you're traveling on more of a budget or just want to use your money in other ways, our standard rooms are well equipped and you are so right that the size of the property lends itself to enjoying everything no matter what kind of room you have. It's true that great things come in small packages! Thanks for staying and we'll see you next time around!
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Address: 351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Colony Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Key Colony Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful newly renovated beach hotel. This Key Colony Beach hotel is on an island, nestled on a private sand beach and within easy reach of area attractions such as Conch Air, Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures, and Curry Hammock State Park. Area attractions also include Sombrero Beach and Dolphin Research Center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ocean Beach Club Hotel Key Colony Beach

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