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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3600 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542   |  
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Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

My wife had never been to the ocean before, and for her first time seeing it, I wanted her to see the emerald water near Destin because of how pretty it is.

Lets start with the good.
Price wise for a beachfront room with a king bed, mini fridge, and microwave was great for this area (actually the price for the beachfront room was about the same as roadside hotels down the road with just a bed and a coffee maker). Add in the beneifit of the pool with the swim up bar and waterfalls, and the gift shop and BBQ restaurant in the courtyard area next to the pool made it well worth the price. Even though I'm newly married and don't have kids, it is really nice that they have a huge "water playground" if you will, for the youngsters.

Now for the bad.
Though it is understandable due to the high humidity and previous guests more than likely not following directions placed on the door, there were some cracks in the ceiling of our room. More than likely this is because someone left the balcony door open while running the a/c in the room. Though unsightly, it wasn't a huge deal. Also, the bathroom was really outdated, the calk arouind the bath tub was turning yellow and there was a little mold in some spots. The bathroom really just seemed dirty. For me it was not a huge deal because I don't pay much attention to things in the bathroom other than to brush my teeth and take a shower, however, it was a bit disappointing for my wife, she was expecting the place to be much cleaner.

The BIGGEST issue I ran into was parking spaces. It is nearly impossible to park near your room at all so you have quite the hike to get to your room especially if you have to park in the parking garage and you have a beachfront room.

One other big negative was the fact that employees of the hotel would smoke right by the entrances, and the entrance to the front lobby from the pool area was the number one place they seemed to do it. Since this entrance is semi enclosed you would have to hold your breath to get by.

The rooms were not well lit, there is no overhead light in the room, just two lamps by the beds.

One last negative was the noise level in the hallway, if there is anyone in the hallway talking louder than a whisper or getting ice, you can hear everything.

Other than those few negatives, everything went pretty well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Mc Henry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The first night of our stay was spent with no television remote. The front desk said all they could do was move us to another room or give a discount - but they didn't know how much the discount would be because I'd have to talk to a manager & one wouldn't be in until the next morning. I know it seems petty - but when you've just gotten into your room & unpacked everything & 1 of the 4 people of your room is already in the shower, the last thing u want to do is pack everything up & move to who knows where... In pajamas. I opted to just try to find one channel that we could deal with & not have to worry about changing. Long story short - my $308 stay was reduced by $17. I felt like my aggravation was worth more than $17 but I did not argue. Also - if I have to list on my reservation how many people are staying in my room, why don't they make sure (before the 4th one of us is getting in the shower) that there are enough towels & washcloths for that many people??

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Microtel Inn G, Guest Relations Manager at Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores, responded to this review, July 6, 2013
We're sorry you felt your inconveniences weren't taken care of the way you would of liked. We only have a certain amount of remotes at the Front Desk until housekeeping arrives the following day. Therefore, if we run out we have to move the guest. As for the linens we can only put a certain amount of towels, washcloths and hand towels in the room so there is plenty to go around for everyone. Thank you for your response.

Sincerely,

Samantha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We took a spur if the moment day trip to the Gulf Shores. To say there are limited accommodations for stays in the area less than three days is an understatement. Thank goodness Microtel was available and at a very reasonable price. The room was updated (the entire hotel is going through a remodel), very clean, many channels to choose from and a clever window seat covering the air conditioning unit. Bed was comfortable and we all slept like babies after a long day at the beach. We were able to easily navigate the entire area from the location and although public beach parking was $5.00, it was still much better than paying for some of the other overpriced hotels on the beach. Breakfast is included with the room and filled my teen sons up! Only complaint would be the size of the room as is a bit on the smaller size and the pool is definitely small but when you have the Gulf just 5 minutes away, this really shouldn't be too much of an issue!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores

Address: 3600 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Microtel Inn & Suites Gulf Shores, Alabama. With our beautiful ‘sugar white’ beaches and emerald green waters just 3 miles to the south we are conveniently located on Highway 59. This allows us easy access to both Interstate’s I-10 and I-65 and major metropolitan cities, Mobile and Pensacola. Situated in the heart of uptown Gulf Shores, you will find us adjacent to Colonial Pinnacle’s new shopping & dining development and Craft Farms award-winning Arnold Palmer signature golf courses & spa. World famous Lucy Buffett’s Lulu’s is just down the road, where live music, good food and panoramic marina views allow you to sample some of our unpretentious deep-south culture.With 64 brand new rooms and suites opened in 2008 we are the premiere choice for high quality budget accommodations in Gulf Shores. Add to that our new meeting and fitness rooms, renovated outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, WiFi and local and long distance calls (within the continental US) and you will start to wonder how we keep our prices so low! ... more   less 
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