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“Absolute paradise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort

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Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Monroe, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolute paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

We just returned from our 2nd trip to Glunz Ocean Resort and already planning our 3rd!! Like other reviews said, pictures don't do it justice. We went last year the week they reopened from their rennovation and we were hooked, went for husbands 50th birthday and this year went for mine. We stayed in a suite this year and sure beats a standard room with the full kitchen, living area and bedroom. Entire resort is rennovated and is beautiful. Interior is so neat, clean and everything still looks like it did last year so you can tell that it is well cared for. It's only 1 hr to Key West so you get the best of the keys, the laid back quiet atmosphere of the resort then only a beautiful drive and you are in party town, touristy and offers so much to do. There are alot of good restaurants and sunset places in Key Colony Beach and Marathon if you don't want to travel, As for the Glunz family and staff they couldn't be any better, anything you want just ask, they will even arrange on the beach massages if you want. The Cabana Breezes next door was just purchased this year by the Glunz family and is not part of the resort. There is a waitress on the beach everyday so you can order your drinks and lunch right from your chair. Like I said we are already planning our next trip to this resort in paradise!!

Room Tip: Definitely get a suite, it is worth the extra $$ if you are there for a week
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Julie P
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed here based on tripadvisor reviews. We were pleased with our room, the location, the restaurants nearby, and the hotel overall.

We opted for an island facing room to save a bit of money. The rooms were recently renovated so are nice and updated. We had a fridge and microwave so opted to buy food at a local grocery store and have breakfast in the room. There is a breakfast place within walking distance for those that want to go somewhere easy.

Key colony beach is a great central location for those wanting to do day trips up and down the keys. The Glunz hotel is a good deal for the money at KCB.

There are four plus restaurants within walking distance and more if you bike or drive. There are bike trails around KCB making it easy to bike around. There is also a bike path down the main drag, highway 1.

Overall, I would stay here again. They have a private beach with hammocks and chairs to lounge on. There are paths all over the area to walk or bike on. There is a great little beach nearby to see the sunset. There is a pool and hot tub. The only negative I can say about the hotel is that the shampoo and soap don't lather. Bring your own! Nice place.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ringwald
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
We really appreciate that you took the time to offer your positive comments and we're so happy that you had a good time with us. Re the shampoo: It is made from all natural and biodegradable products (including the packaging! Though it doesn't lather, it should leave your hair clean.

We're thrilled you love our little island paradise and look forward to your next visit!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

Absolutely loved The Glunz and hated to leave! They were very welcoming and made our anniversary and husband's birthday quite memorable. We loved the fully equipped granite and stainless kitchen and pocket doors. Two entrances with slider on beachside! Loved to make coffee in the morning and take carafe beachside for some sun, surf, sand and
morning visitors!(lizards)! One idea for those wanting to visit Key West: pay $4 and take public bus at 6 am then catch the 8:30 pm back. Drive to Marathon Bealls parking lot and catch bus between Walgreens and Bealls. Be on time; they will leave by 6:01. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Missypearl6
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Chrysse L, General Manager at Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thanks for your lovely review! That was a great tip about the bus to Key West; it takes any stress away! See you next time!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Barry S
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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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Frankfort, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JSH45218
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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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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank kansasfamilyof5
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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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Orleans
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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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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Ocean Beach Club Hotel Key Colony Beach

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