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“Another great time at Glunz Ocean Beach Resort,”

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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Another great time at Glunz Ocean Beach Resort,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

I came with my kids in mid March and had a great time. This is the 7th year in a row we have come and the 2nd since the Glunz Family took over. They did a remarkable job renovating the resort. The beachfront rooms are comfortable and have a nice kitchen with living room, comfortable pull out queen and master bedroom. It is so nice to step out of the room and be right on the beach and steps from the ocean. Key Colony Beach is just before Marathon and is set back off the main highway. They have their own police department and one feels very safe among the friendly residents and local shops. Fishing charter and dive boats are close by as well as grocery stores a few minutes away is Marathon. You are only 1 hour to Key West and if you have never been to the Keys you are missing one of the most unique spectacular scenic routes in the world as you cross over the bridges along the "overseas highway". Roxanne and staff at the resort are all friendly and accommodating. Hope to see you this summer! Barry S.

Room Tip: All the rooms are nice. It is worth the extra to be right on the beach with a deluxe suite.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
We appreciate you, Barry! That was a great summary of our little piece of paradise. We look forward to you and your family coming to visit us again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

We just returned from a week at the Glunz resort. Pictures do not do it justice...our suite was clean, spacious and had a great view of the pool and ocean. Pool was great and the weather was fantastic - having the Cabana right next door was a major plus. We enjoyed happy hour sitting poolside and it doesn't get any better than that! Several fun restaurants were within walking distance. Live music was also great. Staff and waitresses were fantastic, always friendly! We are already planning our return trip!

Room Tip: We booked a suite to guarantee ocean view and it was fabulous.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for your warm and gracious comments!
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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

We spent a week at Glunz OB Resort in mid March. Had not visited the Keys in many years and unsure where to stay. We chose this place because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and truly enjoyed our stay. If I understand correctly the place was recently remodeled, they put some serious thought and effort into this! The rooms were quiet (we were on the third floor), they were nicely decorated, bathrooms were very updated, plenty of storage, the studio size kitchen was great as well! On a random note, for those who are traveling with kids and use the pull out sofa bed, this was the nicest, cleanest, most mint condition hotel pullout bed EVER. The mattress was firm and here was a Covering over the metal parts where you usually bang your shins trying to put bed together! The small beach area is clean (yes, there is sea grass, but that is nature), the lounge chairs are plentiful and comfortable, and as a added bonus there is a bin full of sand toys to use! The pool is small and clean and the wait staff from Cabana Breezes check in on you. One small thing to consider is the balcony off the rooms in NOT private. If you are looking forward to propping your feet up, enjoying a cocktail in solitude, that isn't happening. Kind of a bummer when you want to leave sliding glass doors open but people are walking by your room. BUT, that was really the only bummer, wasn't the biggest deal, just something to consider. We would absolutely go back and stay at The Glunz, really a well run pace!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for noticing all of those details! We have really tried to make our place special and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! See you next time!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

Even if quite expensive, this hotel is really a must: this is quiet, far from the motorway; the view is superb and the pool is quite warm. There is no breakfast but some tables are available on the beach and we can bring our food.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Olivier S
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thanks for the review, Olivier. It is always quite expensive in the Keys in the winter time and if you compare what you are getting for the price, I know we will come out ahead of the game! We appreciate all your comments and look forward to your next visit. Try us in September for best pricing!
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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Well, this is a bitter pill to swallow and a long time coming. Rating was tough because the reality is we really enjoyed the property and the staff and thought it was a good value…..until we got the bill! To be fair, I have rated this review based on the overall experience. I won't write the book version here, let's just say when I made the reservation online I was guaranteed one price and was charged an entirely different price in the end. We did opt to upgrade from a regular room to an oceanfront room (for $20+tax per night) but rates quoted on my original reservation were never honored. I ended up with a charge of almost double what it should have been. SCRUTINIZE YOUR BILL CLOSELY…CHECK ROOM RATES AND OTHER CHARGES AGAINST RATES QUOTED ONLINE! It took 3 months to get someone to acknowledge my original 'discounted' rate quoted online and confirm the overcharge, however, I AM STILL WAITING FOR THE CREDIT BACK 4 MONTHS LATER! Unfortunately the family reunion we were planning to book there is just not worth the hassles…..

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
I trust your billing issue was satisfactorily addressed. Our repeated efforts to reach you via phone were to no avail and it is always our desire to take care of our guests in every way. We believe that verbal communication is as important as written. I hope that you will come again since that type of misunderstanding is generally unlikely. We value you!
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Marathon, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

The room was small but clean and the cleaning staff is exceptional considering the amount of beach sand in the area. There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign in the room so we could not refuse service by just hanging a tag on the door knob.

The ocean view was excellent. Access to guest laundry services was a plus!

Two things in particular were took away from our enjoyment at the Glunz OBH:

1) There was smoking everywhere- cigarette smoking at the bar, smoking at the pool and on the beach, other guests right outside our windows, cigars smoked nightly in the courtyard. We had to keep closing our windows to prevent the smell entering the room.

2) The location of the room was extremely loud- We had the unfortunate corner room. It was situated next to the pool pump or A/C unit (not sure what it was) that ran all night, the bar/restaurant with loud music and foot traffic until closing every night.

These things are tolerable at a Super 8 but this room was not worth the price at the Glunz OBH. Also not quite sure what the resort part of the hotel was- pretty much a self serve motel with beach chairs and a gas grill for guest use.

Room Tip: Rooms on the left corner are very very loud
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate the good comments about the room and staff. I totally empathize with you on the smoking issue as I am a non smoker. However, ALL of our rooms inside are non smoking and it would be difficult if not impossible to control the smoking of persons on the outside. We will check into what was causing the noise you heard from your room and put our heads together on trying to minimize it. We are always grateful for information from our guests since it helps us to improve. It is our desire that EVERYONE have a great time. The live music at the bar is over by 9:30 pm every night so we are in keeping with our quiet time on the Island that starts at 10pm. What makes us a resort is having water activities and rentals available from our hotel, having a full service restaurant, having a gym, having a lending library and games inside as well as out, and finally, a staff that will assist you with anything you want or need. Yes, we are small, but try to be accommodating as possible. Come again and we'll see if we can change your opinion! Again, we appreciate your visit and your comments!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

After numerous visits to ocean beach we returned this year after the renovations and new ownership the klunz family and as improved 100% had a great time and ocean view is a must will return soon great staff

Room Tip: Room with sea view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we will enjoy many more visits together through the years!
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Additional Information about Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

Property: Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
Address: 351 East Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051
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 a small island, nestled on a private sand beach, within easy reach of area attractions such as Conch Air, Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures, Bahia Honda State Park, and Curry Hammock State Park. Area attractions also include Sombrero Beach, Sombrero Reef, The Turtle Hospital, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, Dolphin Research Center,The Turtle Hospital, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and much more! ... more   less 
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