Economical choice in an expensive area
Posted Jul 7, 2016
The Galleon offers an economical option in an otherwise expensive destination. I booked a room with shared bath for $98. When I arrived, the host Chris was very friendly and told me I had been upgraded to a private bath room. The room itself was located off a hallway of budget rooms with a shared bath. Room 335 was reasonably large with a double and twin bed. I slept in the double and it was very comfortable. There was no window and it was very quiet. Even the AC was whisper quiet and kept the room well chilled. I believe when I went to bed, everyone else had returned to their rooms so the hallway was quiet but that could change with a group of party hearty types. No on is around at night so you are on your own if any problems arise. The owner makes security a priority and there is a large arched iron front door (like a dungeon door!) that is locked at night. One must then climb several flights a stairs, and the stairway was dark. The budget hallway also has a separate gate that is supposed to be locked at night, but I found the lock mechanism was old and it was hard to align up properly to lock it. This gate opens to a large pleasant open air porch where breakfast (which is included) is served. I sat out there for awhile watching people come and go, and no one locked the gate. .Overall, a pleasant experience. Would stay again. Chris is very helpful. Handy city central location.