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The Galleon Resort And Marina
Ranked #47 of 51 Hotels in Key West
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Martinez, Georgia
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42 reviews
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“The Best of Key West”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

The galleon Resort is where we try to stay every trip to Key West. The marina is always entertaining to people watch from your patio, so we ask for the 5th floor penthouse that provides the best view. They have a rooftop observation area for great photo ops for sunset. The TIKI bar has great entertainment most afternoons an nights. The rooms have been or are getting as I type Kitchen upgrades to go along with recent bathroom and entertainment upgrades. My only area of improvement would be to have the check-in process improved. A priority should be for guests already there to havde housekeeping clean those rooms first. We arrived early--but our room was one of the very last ones cleaned (six hours after we got to the front desk).

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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

The Galleon Resort is the best place to stay in Key West.

However, if you prefer to stay at a bed and breakfast for a camping type experience. Then stay at the curry mansion which is "roughing it" compared to the Galleon.

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I had the good fortune of spending Memorial Day weekend at the Galleon. What an incredible experience!!! The property is beautiful located directly on A&B Marina. The condo was beautiful decorated and furnished. The furnishings were very relaxing and gave the feeling of being in a tropical paradise. There were double doors in the bedroom and living room opening on to the private balcony overlooking the marina. The view was, in a word, spectacular! The bathroom may have been the most impressive with wall to wall ceramic tile, a rain shower, and a whirlpool tub. The resort is directly next to the historic harbor walk and not far from Duval Street, a very convenient location that allows you to walk to all the fun. There are several high end and casual restaurants right next to the property and multiple excursions located in the same marina. The staff was professional but not particularly which I've come to notice about most high end resorts. Also, turn down service is not included and is quite pricey. All in all, I don't think there is a better place to stay in Key West.

Room Tip: If you can, request a condo overlooking the marina!
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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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
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Bonita Springs
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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!!!

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Proctor, Minnesota
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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.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the water if you can!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Laurens, South Carolina
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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.

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Property: The Galleon Resort And Marina
Address: 617 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6620
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Key West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Galleon Resort And Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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