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Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

3049 W. First Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (Formerly Travelodge Gulf Shores)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to stay here. Went and looked at 3 different rooms, all of them were disgusting. There are crumbs and food all over the floor and every single bed had little black curly hairs next to the pillows. The housekeeper was walking and cleaning in her socks, no shoes to be seen. After we told the front desk for... More 

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Paris, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a dump! They didnt have an ice machine that you could use whenever you had to go to the office everytime you needed ice which they were always out . Black mold was all over the walls including holes in the walls. If you wasnt up by 5 am there was no breakfast . The ladys in... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AWFUL, AWFUL, AWFUL This was the worst hotel and I have ever visited (did not stay). What a horrible place for a family to take a family vacation. Bed buds, dirty linens and the room smelled like mildews. The bed sheets were stains and all of this is just from taken pictures the little time we were in the room.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is marshmallow and dust behind the bed in my room. Bring extra pillows because they only have two pillows on the bed for you. The pool is not clear it's a cloudy greenish color. The connection is bad and the Wi-Fi doesn't work.

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Tulsa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Worse hotel I have ever stayed at. Some of the staff was wonderful but to many problems for them to over come. This is all on the owner. Refused the first room due to strong smell of mold and asthmatic. Holes in wall and black mold on walls and bathroom. Looked at second room was better than the first but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the room was non smoking but still smelled like cigarettes. the door was messed up and we had to get an attendent to unlock the door for us everytime we needed in. we had to ask for pillows. none of the lamps had light bulbs. the light in the bathroom didnt work. we told them it was busted and they... More 

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Hamilton Ms
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here! Staff seemed to only be 1-2 people but they were great! It was clean and the kids enjoyed the pool.Breakfast was available as well. They loved the game room. It was very close to everything and seemed to'be a good safe area.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Hotel name has not been changed. I had to call them. My room seemed clean and smelled ok. Furniture and bedding have seen better days. No pillow cases on badly stained pillows. I had to go to desk twice to get them. I double cased pillows and double sheeted my mattress. Lamp fell over anytime I touched it. Wall sockets... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed at this hotel 4 nights 5 days , while this hotel needs improvement the staff made up for this , their accommodations made our stay possible . Kudos to Susan (mgmt) she was wonderful , accommodating and helpful and it was obvious she was a hard worker . The problems seem to extend to the owner and their... More 

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Morrison, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have read the reviews before we booked, but thought it could not be that bad. I was wrong and everything people post about this Hotel is true! The first thing that threw me off was the name of the hotel (Travel Lodge) is the name you see when you first get there and your like is this the right... More 

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