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“Not your towering resort”
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Galt Villas Inn
Ranked #17 of 128 Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Bronx, New York
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not your towering resort”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

First and foremost this is not in the same neighborhood as the towering Ft Lauderdale resorts. Lauderdale by the sea is a few miles up the road and is mostly small older motel style properties. I agree with other reviewers that this property is a great value for the money. The room was clean and completely odor free. The beds (two full size) were comfy and the AC maintained the desired temp. All rooms face the road which has a bit of traffic on it and AC would have to be left on to drown out the noise. The access point to the beach was a bit of a walk because you cannot cut through the condos directly across from the hotel. The beach is not spotless but relatively clean. The water was excellent. There is a McDonalds within walking distance but better eating places are a drive away. If you are looking for a clean and reasonable place to stay that does not break the bank Galt Villas is a good choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Round Lake Beach, Illinois
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our original plans had my family staying in MIami the first night of our trip and then going up to Galt Villas to meet up with other families for a night before a cruise. By the time we landed and arrived at the hotel on South Beach we reserved and PAID for 8 months ago it was 5:00. Only to find out that they overbooked and we did not have a room. We started scrambling to find a place to stay at the last minute and called the other families we were traveling with. They talked to the front desk and was told that we could get a room but it would not be the same one on both nights of our stay. We had no problem with this as we just wanted a place to stay. We thought it was done but an hour later the office called us and told us they moved things around so we wouldn't have to move. That was above and beyond and I was told they did similar things like it when the rest of our party made their reservations. They have outstanding customer service along with a very well kept, clean motel with beautiful grounds.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Darin M
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed (my wife, our baby and myself) in the motel during three nights on a 21 days road trip from NYC to Fort Lauderdale. We have stayed in more than 10 hotels and motels during the trip and Galt Villas Motel is the one with the best price/quality ratio by far. Very charming motel with very friendly and helpful personel. We recommend without doubt this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank Enrique V
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In a Little Cafe...
Level 6 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Galt Villas are a throwback motel that has maintained a very pleasant, well maintained and extremely clean retro-doo-wop style akin to the Jersey Shore revival, that brings back the old Florida Beach scene with a relaxing atmosphere and great service. Just a block or so from the famous Galt Mile Beach in Ft. Lauderdale and a short ride from Port Everglades, the FLL Airport and the Las Olas District, the old style hidden gem and it's world famous parrot, Sunshine, are a throwback treat amongst the towering condos around them.

The location is also safe, with nearby access to the excellent Ocean Grille, adjacent Tiki Bar and shopping, including a Winn Dixie, CVS, Dunkin Donuts, and an array of walking distance dining and revelry. Now, if you're looking for Hiltonesque style accommodations, the Galt won't be for you, if you're looking for a place to stay for a budgeted vacation and/or overnight with trips out of Port Everglades, you can't go wrong. Michael and the rest of the staff here go above and beyond to make your stay here as comfortable as possible.

Before staying here, we looked at a host of the so called chain hotels finding many with high end prices in bad neighborhoods, poor conditions and lousy overall ratings. I'd only conclude, don't judge a book by it's cover, Galt Villas may lack the prestige chain backing or upscale amenities but she makes it up with age old charm, cleanliness, location and service.

In short, the Galt Villas gets a thumbs up! ;-)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Cedar Park, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had all the necessities, we didnt eat out for every meal so it was nice to have a kitchen.
Keep in mind tile floors I believe in most rooms. So the cozy atomosphere was missing for me.
I like carpet, makes me feel more at home.

All and all a decent place.

Family run. They lent me a blow dryer for the four days we were there.

We walked to a nice clean beach. Restaurant across the street was really good, had breakfast on a sunday. And lunch during the week.

Room Tip: Ask if any of the rooms have wall to wall carpet, If that matters to you. It did to me.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank stacimae
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Washington, DC
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Needed a place to stay one night on both the front and back end of a trip to the Bahamas. Convenient to both FLL and FXE airports, plus just down the street from a grocery store. Friendly staff. A touch noisy, being so close to the main road, but overall a great place to stay on a budget in Ft Lauderdale.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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south west scotland
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50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days and it was very clean and well maintained. Good kitchen facilities if you fancy a little cooking. Staff were very helpful and Michael who checked us in was great. A little bit of traffic noise but nothing too bad. Can use the pool in the hotel next door and we walked along to the hotel opposite Travelodge to get onto the beach which was lovely - the water was great.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Galt Villas Inn
Address: 3621 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6422
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Location: United States > Florida > Broward County > Fort Lauderdale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#19 Family Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#24 Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
#29 Business Hotel in Fort Lauderdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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