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Galleon Resort And Marina
617 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040   |  
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Ranked #32 of 44 Hotels in Key West
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Welcome Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After a two day sail in +25 kt winds and running the Northwest Channel in the dark, we arrived at 230am. The was two guys ready to get us docked and set for a weeklong stay. The facilities, dockage, washrooms, showers, pool and bar were great. Location was good too. We could walk everywhere we needed to go.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bonita Springs
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

One of best views and location in Key West !!! We have stayed here 6 times and love coming back here always got a room with views of the Marina or ocean, had the penthouse suite twice which is fantastic, There is a rooftop that you can go to and see all of Key West from up there best view on the island. Staff are really nice and helpful which makes a difference from all the resorts we have stayed at. Rooms are clean and have been updated, updating was going on below us little noisy but what are you going to do the work needs to be done. Looking forward to coming back soon, leaving Saturday but want to stay another week!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Proctor, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife & I stayed here for three nights on our first Key West vacation, booked through private party owner. The location was amazing if you’re planning on walking Old Town and Duval. So close to restaurants and shopping and bars. Also, the property is on the water, so you can watch the boats and views while relaxing on their boardwalk.

Our room was a little dated, but they’re in the process of updating the rooms. Our shower was updated and very nice. The bed and pillows were very comfortable! My wife & I slept incredibly well! We had a kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, coffee maker, small sink, dishes, etc. Bring your own coffee and plastic/Styrofoam cups if you plan on drinking outside of the room. We also had a patio, but it was a view of the parking lot, so we didn’t spend any time out there.

Parking is cramped, especially with work trucks and a big dumpster taking up spots. We had a small car and it was tricky to maneuver in and out of spots.

The front desk closes at 11pm, but we were able to find a security guard who was able to help us after hours. The ice machine is something else! For the whole resort, there’s only one, and it’s out in the parking lot. You need quarters to get ice, and you need to have the security guard show you “the Fonzie move” as he called it, in order to get ice. Yes, you have to pound it in a certain spot before it will give up the ice!

The hotel hallways were open to the outside, so it’s not a secure building, but we saw the security guard quite often, which helped put us at ease.

Everyone that worked there was very nice and accommodating. When their computer in the lobby wouldn’t pull up Delta, the manager let me use his office to print our boarding passes.

Our room was clean and we’re clean people, so we never needed to use housekeeping. If you do use housekeeping, it costs like $16-17 extra per day. Housekeeping just threw the garbage out of the rooms into the hallways, which was a bit of a surprise to us, as we've had never seen housekeeping done like that before. Then, the garbage sat there for quite a while. Also, we saw one housekeeper transport her own vacuum and cleaning supplies from her car. Again, never seen before.

The Galleon has free wireless, but it was very, very spotty. Luckily, the owner of our unit had his own internet that we were able to use.

One thing that was a bit of an inconvenience is how loud the doors slam down the hall. The way the doors and locks are, there’s really no way to shut your door quietly even if you try. Very frustrating early morning when you have someone in a room a few doors down, going in and out!

The Tiki Bar closed at 10pm, so didn’t spend any time there. The pool was kind of packed one day we were there, and the beach is pretty small, so we didn’t use either.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay here, and will definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Laurens, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Galleon, and while we didn't spend much time in the room, we were very happy with the hotel. We stayed in a penthouse, and the view of the marina was amazing. We went with another couple, but the setup of the penthouse made sure that we all had our own space when we needed it. It was great to have a full service kitchen so we could make our own breakfast before leaving for the day. The only real downside we had was that you could hear anyone who happened to be passing by the room, which made it difficult for my husband to sleep. He's a fairly light sleeper, and it was pretty noisy out there. We loved that it was so close to everything and we could walk anywhere we wanted to go. The only other negative for us was that if you wanted maid service, it was $25 a day extra. I guess because it's really a timeshare. We just used the washer and dryer in our unit to was the towels ourselves rather than pay extra for someone else to do it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This was our fourth trip to Key West and our 1st stay at the Galleon!! Have to say, the location can't be beat! It really is wonderful to have everything just a short walk away! We booked through vacation rentals by owner and stayed in a timeshare. The room itself was a little bit dated in decor and we had some issues w/ the cable. Also, as others have stated, WIFI was terrible! I had to turn on my hotspot on my phone to get enough juice to skype w/ our kids. Other than that though, the resort is beautiful! Between the marina, to the small beach, to the pool, to the tiki bar, everything was awesome! Definitely an older crowd though, but we didn't mind... kept the pool nice and quiet! It was a little pricey, so not sure if we'll be able to splurge on this again, but it made for an unforgettable Key West vacation!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kissimmee, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

If you love being close to the water, this is the place for you. There's a large deck with lounge chairs by the Tiki bar and the sunsets can be viewed from there. Another huge bonus is the Galleon is on the boardwalk that goes all around the marina and has tons of restaurants to walk to. A few shops too. Then only a few blocks away is party city on Duval street.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trenton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I love the Galleon...the best location and Tiki bar on the island!!! We have a timeshare here...best investment my family has made :) This little oasis has an adorable little private beach, workout room, and is the best place to watch the amazing Key West sunset!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Galleon Resort And Marina

Address: 617 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 20
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