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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   160 West Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Ranked #9 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012
MTee1 Montgomery, Alabama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montgomery, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This hotel was great for a quick weekend getaway with my two toddlers. The price was right and the breakfast was good considering it was included in the overall price. Hotel staff from the front desk to housekeeping were all friendly and courteous.The location is great as well. Not far from the beach and good restaurants. This is a hotel... More

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Auburn, AL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I booked a room for three days for work in Gulf Shores. We decided that we really did not want to pay extra to be on the beach as this was a work trip. This Hotel is located behind the Well's Fargo Bank on US 59 in Gulf Shores and only a short 10 minute ride to... More

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Birmingham, AL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here a few days while in town for his business conference. I stayed by the pool each day enjoying the beautiful weather. The breakfast was good with plenty of offerings. The room was very spacious, nice and clean. The staff was friendly and professional. The hotel was very well kept. The only negative things I... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

The location is the only saving grace. They never had towels available. Housekeeping was not the best and the included "breakfast" was horrible. Next time we visit the gulf shores we are renting a condo.

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Hi! We are terribly sorry that you have had this experience at our hotel. This is unacceptable and not our normal practices. I have notified the housekeeping and laundry staff about this review and this should not occur again. Next time your in the area feel free to contact me for anything, including recommendations on condos. Sincerely, Robert P. Martin... More

Topeka, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice compromise between price and proximity to the beach. About a mile and a half. In the heat of May/June I often drove to a street closer to the sand. Rooms and service were very good. Comfortable quiet night's sleep. Met my needs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This property itself, is ok. The room and beds were comfortable, noise levels low, good breakfast. It is not right on the beach, but beach access is easy with a car, and you are located to many other attractions, and shopping. The pool is tiny, postage stamp, and the hot tub, well we called it the luke warm tub. However,... More

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

This hotel is very nice. It is centrally located and failry close to the beach. My only complaint is that the elevator is slow, and it is very hot in it. We had a room on the 4th floor, and it was very clean, and housekeeping was great. I highly recommend this hotel for families with kids. The pool was... More

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Quite comfortable for two couples sharing our one large room that had a separate sitting area as well as mini-kitchen. A reservation problem found us here instead of on the beach. Tiny but spotless swimming pool and a decent breakfast with some hot items.

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Durham, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We had booked and paid in full ahead of time after giving our credit card to hold the room. The charge went thru almost immediately. The holiday rate for Sat and Sunday nights was $234. each!!!!! Monday night was $98.00. The contrast was quite noticeable. The breakfast room noted in one of the reviews as being "large enough to accomodate... More

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Address: 160 West Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores 2.5*
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Your search for Gulf Shores best lodging value ends here! The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores is only moments away from the areas newest hotel, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Gulf Shores, AL. Our promise to you is a great room with great service and incomparable value. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores is sure to have a room or suite to meet your needs. Let us be your host to a great getaway! Our property is conveniently located in the heart of all the main attractions and world renowned restaurants that make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the premier vacation destination in southern Alabama: Waterville USA, Alligator Alley, Tanger Outlet Center, The Track, Adventure Island, Lambert's Cafe, The Hangout, Adventure Island and the Gulf Coast Zoo just to name a few! If you decide to take a break from the beach, we invite you to take advantage numerous championship golf courses and outstanding charter fishing opportunities. Travelers are encouraged to spend some time at the areas best shopping complex, Tanger Outlet Mall. The kids are sure to enjoy Waterville Waterpark and the go-karts at the Track Recreational Center. Companies like BF Goodrich and Vulcan Materials Company anchor a vibrant business community. Great Gulf Shores shopping, restaurants and entertainment reside only a few footsteps from our front door. We welcome you to experience all that the great coastal community of Gulf Shores, Alabama has to offer. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores. ... more   less 
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