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Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have to come to Gulf Shores quite often and this is the only hotel I will stay with. The staff is always so nice and the manager always goes above and beyond to make my stay absolutely perfect! You could stay on the other side of the bridge and pay double but why would you? (

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Huntsville, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I booked this hotel through BringFido.com since we were taking our dog with us. There are a limited number of hotels that allow pets and this was one of them - and the 'best value' since we were going over Labor Day weekend. I can't even say "you get what you pay for" because it isn't true it this case!... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hotel is no longer a Travelodge, but a Magnuson Inn. The carpets were so dirty our feet were black from walking on them. We did not have a key to our room because the outside lock was broken. It did lock from the inside. Bathroom was moldy. Bugs were crawling on the walls. The breakfast was pitiful.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family and I are actually just leaving this location. Here's the rundown...online, this hotel is named Magnuson Inn and Suites, and there are two locations in Gulf Shores (this is the 3049 1st address) The place was cheap, around $250, with the use of a 10% off promo. We were looking for somewhere to lay our heads on our... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We arrived at the hotel Jul 7th to find leftover turkey sandwich meat in the refrigerator, and the frige didn't close. There was no shower curtain, therefore water went everywhere. There was mold and peeling paint in the bathroom. The carpet was so dirty it turned your feet black. The microwave was rusted inside. Had to plug in lamps to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We wanted to stay experience Gulf Shores on our way to FL so we decided to go economical for the night but what a mistake that! Recent reviews about how filthy this hotel is are dead on and very accurate. The hotel booking was listed under the Magnuson Inn but upon arrival the Travel Lodge sign still remains!??? Once we... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We chose this hotel because it was located decently close to the beach at a price that wasn't crazy. But obviously, you get what you pay for. This hotel was gross. That is the only was to describe it. Our bathroom was missing a chunk out of the ceiling and the floors definitely made you want to keep your shoes... More 

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Sheboygan Falls, Wis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The outside of this hotel looks very nice however the inside is not. The management doesn't care either and they are not willing to make the customer happy. There was a light bulb my husband had to replace. The carpet was so filthy my husband's feet were totally black from walking about 4 times across the carpet. I am not... More 

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Address: 3049 W. First Street, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (Formerly Travelodge Gulf Shores)
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Travelodge Gulf Shores Hotel Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores Days Inn
Comfort Inn Gulf Shores

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