Thanks for the help in planning our trip to the Grand Hotel. It was incredible -- far surpassed my expectations. The service was better than anything I've experienced elsewhere. I've lived in the deep south all of my life, but this place has got southern hospitality like no other.
You can read my review of the resort at the Grand Hotel Trip Advisor listing.
That said, we enjoyed the resort so much that we only went to Fairhope itself for about an hour for a quick in-and-out of the shops. The town is so lovely that it deserved much more of our time. Thus I plan to go back, if only to eat at some of the wonderful places mentioned on this forum.
Thanks for the help. It was the perfect weekend on Alabama's beautiful Eastern Shore.