We stayed at the Beach Club the week of July 7th to July 14th. We stayed in room 1903 in the Avalon Building, which was on the 19th floor. We had a 5 bedroom condo with a total of 12 people (8 adults, 2 teens, 1 toddler and 1 infant), which was an extended family vacation. The condo had a bath room off of each bedroom, which was convenient. The condo was extremely nice, well decorated and clean. There were more kitchen appliances and cookware that you usually get with a rental condo. There was a large patio with nice furniture that overlooked the pool and beach. Overall the condo was more than expected.
The complex had 5 pools, which were never overly crowded. Thought the complex had enough chairs around the pool, so we never had a problem getting a chair, which is somewhat unusual for vacations.
We did eat at the property's sports bar (The Hideaway) on two occasions. The first night when we arrived and the food was good with good service. Nice after a long drive. The second time we ate at the restaurant was the last night before we left. The food was still okay, however the service was TERRIBLE. It was apparent that their were not enough waitresses or staff members. Very disappointing. I guess like most restaurants, it is probably hit or miss.
On the second to last day of going to the beach every day, my son had his flip flops stolen from the end of the boardwalk, where there are numerous shoes lined up. After triple checking for the shoes, I spoke with a worker, who mentioned that it happens more that you think, especially with nice brand name flip flops. Very sad for a property this nice. I suggest that you take your flip flops to your chairs with you and not leave them on the boardwalk for potential thieves.
Other than the one restaurant and stolen flip flops, it was a wonderful place to stay and will recommend to others and likely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the best of both worlds: vacation rentals + full-service resort amenities. If combining a casual and relaxing beach getaway with luxury-level accommodations and services meets your vacation expectations, book your next visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast at The Beach Club with Spectrum Resorts - the official owner and operator of all of the Beach Club resort amenities. Escape to this popular family resort situated on 86 acres of natural beauty with private beaches spanning the length of nearly five football fields. Located 12 miles down Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180) The Beach Club is the perfect resort for a relaxing and secluded family vacation that will allow everyone to unwind and reconnect, and The Beach Club offers so many amenities and family friendly activities you won't have to leave the resort. Everything you need for a perfect vacation - multiple dining options, five pools, fitness room, spa and salon, shopping, playground and activities - is here for your enjoyment during your stay. Spectrum Resorts (the exclusive onsite management company) offers the largest selection of vacation rentals at The Beach Club including Gulf Front condominiums and lakeside cottages. Condominiums are individually decorated and range from one to five bedrooms - all with unobstructed gulf views and located just steps from the beach. Cottages range from two to five bedrooms and provide a spacious and home-like setting for your family vacation. Stay with Spectrum Resorts and experience the "Spectrum Advantage:" • 100% satisfaction with your vacation rental • Advance Beach Chair rentals and preferred availability• Access to all resort amenities• Priority dinner reservations at Coast • Priority Spa appointments • Resort charging privileges providing a "cashless" experience. If you are looking for the perfect vacation destination for your family to reconnect and relax while away from the demands of day-to-day life, The Beach Club, delivered by Spectrum Resorts, is your answer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Beach Club Hotel Gulf Shores
- Beach Hotel Gulf Shores
- The Beach Hotel
- Beach Club Gulf Shores
- Beach Gulf Shores