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505 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was wary of staying at The Whaler after seeing the other reviews, but we had a great time staying here. The unit was clean and comfortable, with a nice pool and the beach only steps away. Our balcony had a great view of the ocean. We didn't have any issues with the elevator. There were a few minor annoyances,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The room was nice but u could not enjoy the pool because it was always so cold it need to be heated it does not get enough sunlight to warm it,an the wifi was really bad it would not upload for my son To play his playstation an we kept losing service in the room

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Dirty, outdated, several roaches dead and alive in our rooms, dirty, tiny tiny pool, elevator takes about 5 mins to come. Would never stay here again. Would not suggest staying here. It's as clean as a Motel 6 maybe worse.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

When I was in high school bloody sheets, roaches, and stinky carpet probably wouldn't have bothered me. As an adult however, I was disgusted. Going to sleep was hard because of the blood stains on the pillow case and sheets, both top and bottom ones. Not good for being 320 dollars a night. Great location and good place if your... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Worst place we've ever stayed in Gulf Shores. Not maintained, and most everything in the unit was old or dirty. It needed painting badly and a complete overhaul. When we arrived, there had been a water leak in the unit. We were told it was drying out, but the carpet in the bedrooms had been pulled up, and the pad... More 

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed week of July 4th 2012. The elevator broke down @ least 5 times that week. I heard of 2 instances that people were in it and 1 of these the fire department had to get a couple out. The morning we checked out I went around 8AM to get a cart and the elevator was broke. I called... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Would not recommend if staying a week. Stayed in a 3 bedroom 3 bath penthouse. Bathrooms were WAY TOO SMALL. Great for the master bedroom but not for the other 2 bedrooms. The plumbing was terrible. Had to hold the handle down for 2 to 3 minutes before working. Very OLD complex. The hall way were small, could not move... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

There were 8 of us that stayed in the 3 BR 3BA Penthouse at The Whaler. Location was great, just about a mile to the center of town. The condo had plenty of room for all of us with two balconies that overlooked the pool and beach. Everything you could want and more in the condo. The weather was perfect... More 

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Address: 505 East Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 189
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