My wife and I recently attended a friend's wedding at the beach club. The beach club is a nice property, but two things make us very leery of returning. The first problem we encountered was that the front office was very rude and condescending to us. They told us that our room had not been released by the house keeping staff and we would have to wait until then. Since our group was renting several units we decided to take our luggage and set it outside the door and wait patiently. Three hours later at 4pm exactly we were told we could come back to the front desk to pick up our key cards. Specifically we were told that housekeeping had just finished with our room. Well they must have the power of invisibility and the ability to walk through solid objects as there was always one of us present and that door never opened. My meaning is that our room was ready before we got there, but they decided that we could not enter it until 4pm.
The next problem we ran into was the ever present bug population. My wife's favorite thing to do while staying at the beach is to leave the sliding glass door slightly ajar so that we can listen to the sound of the waves throughout the night. Unfortunately that was not an option for us as none of the units our group stayed in had screen doors and since the beach club is located so close to marshy areas there was an abundance of mosquitoes, dragonflies, moths, and other assorted insects. As a result of this Entomologists' paradise, dead bugs could be found in every elevator lobby and bug parts could be found floating in the pools throughout the day with nary a skimmer to be found.
There were also two snake sightings during our visit. The first was a 3 foot black snake found just outside of one of the ground level units. I could not identify the species for you, but it sent several ladies screaming. The second was crossing the road one evening and found itself under my front tire.
These things aside, the facilities are nice and the staff outside of the front office were very friendly and helpful. I hope this information is helpful to you and if you choose to visit the beach club consider investing in fly swatters, bug spray, and patience.
- Also Known As:
- The Beach Club Hotel Gulf Shores
- The Beach Club Hotel
- Beach Hotel Gulf Shores
- The Beach Hotel
- Beach Club Gulf Shores
- Beach Gulf Shores
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