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The Galleon Resort And Marina
Ranked #45 of 51 Hotels in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Otterville
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better!”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

The Galleon is conveniently located 3 blocks from the evening sunset celebrations in Mallory Square. Our condo was clean and the view ffrom our balcony was amazing. Every room at the Galleon faces the pool and the ocean. The little tiki bar has nice evening entertainment and the service is impeccable. We loved the Galleon so much we are seriously thinking of buying a time share here. The location couldn't be better! During our stay there was some construction and renovations going on but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves they have to be done at some point, right?. I read some of the other reviews and I'm not sure what unit these people stayed in, ours was updated, clean and didn't at all have a musty smell. We were on the 6th floor directly looking straight on at the ocean.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

The only good things about our stay was the location of the property and the view from our room. Everything else was horrible. We stayed in one of the larger units. Old and musty furniture. Old bent mini blinds on some of the windows that must have been 25 years old. Ants in the kitchen. Fire alarms went off in the middle of the night during 2 nights of our stay. Problems with A/C one night. Poor service/attitude from the front desk. Parking is a mess. They had someone on the roof (I think they were pressue washing) at 6am one morning. While we had a good view from our room , a lot of the rooms have awful views. This was an expensive unit that was supposedly one of the nicer ones in the complex. No way will I stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Overall we enjoyed this resort, especially the views from the deck around the tiki bar. We had a B unit with no view of the marina, so we didn't spend too much time in there. It was conveniently located near old town with many shops, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. We did enjoy going up to the observation deck on the roof to watch the beautiful sunsets. The advertised WiFi was way too weak in our unit. We had to go down to the tiki bar area to get any decent reception. The people at the front desk were very helpful. Our concierge was also very friendly and helpful getting us discounts for activities, restaurants and bars. The unit was clean but needs updating (rumor was that they were in process of doing that).

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a marina view close to the WiFi router.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, NC
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

You cannot beat the view, the peaceful breeze, the feeling of history and the location of this resort. If you plan to work, as I did, bring your own wifi or stay somewhere else.
Very close to great restaurants and beautiful views of the gulf of Mexico.
Sunset Tiki bar and the pool are great. Cleanest bathrooms I've ever seen at a pool.
Would stay again... but will bring my own wifi.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Belmont, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We stayed in a 3 bedroom condo here. You really cannot beat the location of the Galleon. It's very, very close to Mallory Square and Duval St, and sits right at the end of the boardwalk of the Historic Seaport, yet is surprisingly calm and peaceful. We had a unit that overlooked the marina and spent hours just sitting out on the balcony watching the boats come and go. The place seems to be getting renovated a little bit at a time: our bathrooms were (mostly) updated and fresh-looking. The master had a flat screen tv, but all of the other tv's were still old - this really didn't matter too much, as we spent most of our time doing other things. We liked both of the Tiki bars on the property and were happy with a couple of meals that we bought at the bars, as well.
There are some negative aspects to the Galleon:
- The wireless was HORRIBLE. Several of us tried multiple times on multiple mobile devices and laptops, and could never maintain a connection (if even able to log in) for longer than 5 minutes. As a few of us in the group were hoping to do some work while on vacation, this was a definite negative.
- The mini-blinds in the skylights over the bed in the second bedroom were bent and didn't close all the way. If you like to party late into the night on Duval, don't expect to be able to sleep late because light isn't blocked out at all.
- The 3rd bedroom of our unit - the "lock-out" unit - is more separated from the main unit than we initially realized. There is a main door into a small lobby, and then one door leading into the main unit and one into the lock-out. The person in our party staying in the lock-out couldn't access the main unit because we could only have 4 working keys to the door. We tried to leave the door to the main unit open at all times, but if you want to leave the balcony doors open (and you will, if the weather is as beautiful as it was on our trip) then that door will constantly slam shut, effectively shutting out the lock-out unit over and over again. People with children will want to consider the isolation of that room before booking.

All in all, we will probably look to book at the Galleon again, because the good points did outweigh the bad...but we'll be bringing our own MiFi/mobile router with us.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors will have less chance of having a view partially blocked by a palm tree
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Midway, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
21 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Great place to stay! My husband and I tend to be picky but we really couldn't find anything to complain about at the Galleon. The room was perfect - clean, spacious, quiet (save the roosters all over Key West who like to wake you up at 5 am - but they are literally EVERYWHERE). Otherwise, we were in Bldg A and there was NO noise from the street or the pool/bar or from other rooms. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were very modern and clean. The pool was very nice, there was plenty of space and chairs for sunbathing and the hot tub was very nice. The breakfast cafe was easy and convenient. We def enjoyed the tiki bar. We had 6 people in a 2BR w a pullout sofa. The pullout sofa wasn't the most comfortable but that's too be expected. The only disadvantage to this hotel is they don't clean the rooms but once per week - bc it's actually a timeshare resort. But they gave us extra towels etc. THe location was perfect - it was right by the Harbor Walk w lots of good restaurants. Right by the water. And about a block and a half from Mallory Square and the start of Duval St. Couldn't have picked a better place for New Years w friends.

Room Tip: Building A - spacious, clean, decent view of ocean, balcony, 2 baths, 2 brs, pullout couch, mostly q...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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hudson valley
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2012

I can only believe that owners are posting positive reviews because the accomodations were the worst that I have ever stayed in at a timeshare. As a family of 6, I rent timeshares often when we travel. They SHOULD BE comfortable.
1.The mattress on the pull out couch was thin and warped, resulting in poor nights sleep for my teens. The cot, that my youngest needed, was so thin that the frame was practically poking through the mattress, hurting his back.
2. Only one telephone in the Suite? So if the phone rings and your in bed, you need to get up and go to the kitchen.
3. Ordered lunch from the Tiki Bar one day- it was awful and not even fit for a dog. If you dont believe me, try it for yourself.

On the positive side, great location, easy walk to Duval and restaurants by the marina, nice pool. Toby the manager was pleasant but could not assist me as I had rented directly through an owner.
*****Only rent if you get a deal, and then really think about it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Galleon Resort And Marina
Address: 617 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6620
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Key West
#14 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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