The Galleon

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by 2cranes on October 4, 2005

Accommodations at the Galleon were very nice. There were spacious rooms and a great view of the marina where we watched fishing boats and diving boats come and go each day. It is a Gold Crown resort.



For a resort with the highest RCI rating, we were a bit disappointed in a few things. The handle on the microwave was broken and they had to bring us a new one to use for the week. There was also a broken light switch and the kitchen was furnished with just the basics—we had to request a nonstick skillet, potato peeler, etc. To get these, I had to sign papers saying I would return them to the front desk or be charged $15.99 for the skillet and $6.99 for the potato peeler. But the biggest surprise was the lack of supplies, with only two trash bags, one little package of dishwasher soap, and no dishwashing liquid, at a GOLD CROWN place. If you want more, it is available: 3.75 oz. dish liquid, $1.25; Kleenex, $0.99; dishwasher soap, $0.50; Tide, $1; and paper towels $1.



There are plenty of wonderful places to eat on the island, lots of tours available, and so much history. Mel Fischer's Museum is worth the visit. The Conch Train tour was very good—a 90-minute narrated tour. Parking was a nightmare—the area below one of the buildings was being used for construction materials and workers who were repairing the docks and decks after Hurricane Rita went through a few days before. The places where parking was available were VERY tight. We had to back up three or four times to get in a space and then had to squeeze out of a barely open door.

Galleon Beach Resort
617 Front Street
Key West, Florida, 33040
(305) 296-7711

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