We had a 2 br, 2 bath, full kitchen, laundry, unit overlooking Marina. Looks exactly like pictures of property room we were given. Selected property using Timeshare exchange as this is not a hotel. If you want a hotel then maybe better going next door to Marriott. This resort is more suitable for longer stays like 1 week. Went by other review recommendations and had a great room location overlooking Marina on 4th floor. Really, this was best experience for us as you can look out over Gulf, see dock activities, people watch, etc, etc from your balcony deck. When you venture out everything is literally outside your door or a few minutes away. You don't feel like you are in center of town (very small) but far enough away walk to everything. Right on the water, boardwalk, restaurants (ouch exprensive) and water activities. Since the entire town is very small you could almost say this for other resorts but was told only three properties are on waterfront in Key West so this is one of them. Check in was smooth, Heather our Activities person assigned to guest was helpful/cheerful. Warning, parking is major problem, little of it and very tight to fit in. Bring smaller car or as some do fly directly into Key West and skip the rental. Because of location you are going to have daily (sometimes hourly) weather shifts from Sunny, Cloudy, Windy, Calm, Rain, Hot all in same day sometimes. But that comes with any location so open to surrounding area. We went on fishing trip but seas were so rough almost everyone got sick. However, know that many of the booked activites give you 24 hour cancellation or will still waive that if you give almost any reason to cancel which we did next day opting out of all day water activity booking as everyone was still not feeling well from boat ride. Overall, this is a tourist town so prices reflect that no way around it. But there are cheap activities if you ask the locals. Every night on water in Mallory square there is an Arts Festival. Or rent a bike(s), scooters, or just walk. Take the Trolly that allows unlimited hop-on-off during trip plus guided tour. During Trolley trip get off at Butterfly Conservatory stop you will not be disappointed. And of course everyone gets off near "Southern Most" spot for a picture and the Hemingway House stop. If you rent a car know that most locations outside Key West are about two hours or more away. So even with a car you are kind of stuck staying near town unless you plan all day trip drive/visit some place outside. Driving is a pain because single lane roads, shiffting posted speed limits, construction, and conditions are not always safe because people will take some time scary lane changes to jump ahead. We were stuck one hour on bridge near Marathon because traffic closed both ways until it could be cleared because (I’m guessing) head on collision. You will see at Key West before going out of town onto Highway 1 a posted sign keep running count of these yearly driving fatalities (13 when we were there).
If you want night life then there is Duval Street for the young set (we are Seniors). Restaurant and shops galore. Beaches are ok, crowded but better than Miami. If first time going would limit to less than 7 days to maybe only 4 which is enough to see everything on your first trip and still leave with some money left over. Was told summer is busy months and beginning Sept visitors drop off alot and is way less crowded until Nov/Dec picks up again for East Coast people escaping from winter weather. Glad we went, love to go back again with family. (note this review was already posted on Galleon Resort review section).
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