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337 East Beach Blvd., PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36547   |  
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Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Mexico Beach, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Hotel-Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

On January 11, 2013 we spent two nites at this hotel. Two adults-$207.54 was the bill. Had great view of the Gulf and beach. This hotel while being a little older was one of the cleanest hotels we have stayed in... The housekeeping staff is very diligent and they do a great job. Ate supper at Cottons (steakhouse) one night and Oyster House the other- Both are close and had great food. If you like coffee you will love the Island Pancake House (attached to the hotel. The USS Alabama is about a half hour away and it is an awesome Ship...Be prepared to climb stairs- a lot of stairs....But you will love the hotel and found some neat shells on the beach!!!
Book It--You won't be disappointed
Bob from Wisconsin and Florida- badgers4u2@yahoo.com

Room Tip: It is more expensive but the Gulf view is worth it
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you very much for all of your positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we were able to exceed your expectations! That Gulf view certainly is worth it, and I hope we have the pleasure of your return to enjoy that view once again!
Megan Thompson
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Point, Mississippi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here from Dec. 5-9 due to location, pancake house....price. The beach and lobby are tops! We have frequented the pancake house for years and it really is good pancakes. That's about all the greatness. Rooms were clean and maid service was good and all very friendly but the rooms were so dated and old. Beds were good , they were new and very comfortable ! My opinion. Anything over $75 per night is to high for the rooms. Yes,I would stay again - if the rooms aren't even important, The third night a family checked in next door and we could hear every word!, Not good!

Room Tip: Beach side a must!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for all of your positive feedback! We are very happy to hear that our location, price, in-house restaurant, beds, and beautiful beach view exceeded your expectations. We are constantly updating and improving our hotel so we certainly hope to have you back with us again soon!
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lansing mi
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201 reviews 201 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Loved this clean place right on the ocean. Although it was Jan we enjoyed the beach some. Good location. I got a great price from the web only site that was killer.Rooms and beds were huge. Nice balconys . Indoor pool and two hot tubs. Desk service was also very good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you so much for all of your positive feedback! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you again and we hope to have you back again soon!
Megan Thompson
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Perfect weekend getaway spot. We had a very peaceful weekend. Loved hearing the ocean. Small bathroom but the beds were very comfortable. Convenient location close to The Hangout, and the outlet mall in Foley.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely peaceful beach vacation and we were able to exceed your expectations. Absolutely nothing better than the sound of the waves as you sit on your oceanfront balcony. We certainly hope to have you back soon to enjoy once again!
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is awesome! The location could not be any better, it's close to everything. You have Sea and Suds to your left and The Pink Pony Pub and The Hangout within walking distance as well. The rooms are super clean and the staff was great as well. We will be back in the summer when we can enjoy the pool and beach!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your recent stay, we are so thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations! We hear all the time from our guests how nice it is, the convenience of our location, to all of the main area attractions. Just walk off the elevator from your room and you are on the beach directly in the heart of beautiful Gulf Shores. Our housekeeping and front desk staff certainly work hard to ensure that each of our guest enjoys their stay with us, and I am happy to hear that we were able to achieve that goal for you. From all of us here at the Best Western on the Beach, thank you. And we hope to have you again soon.
Megan Thompson
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed here 01-01-2013 thru 01-03-2013. The hotel is right on the beach. Although the beach is being refurbished right now, my kids and I enjoyed the indoor pool and hot tub. The room was average. All of the ice machines were empty when I went to get ice at 11pm. The check-in was quick and easy( I had made reservations on-line). The room rate was excellent. The restaurant "The Pancake House" is wonderful. There is no complimentary breakfast available at this hotel. Our room had a kitchenette(with utensils) and a full-sized refridgerator. The location is right off HWY 59 intersection with the beach. There is a HUGE outlet mall about 15 minutes away. My daughters and I shopped til we dropped. There is also an excellent restaurant "Lambert's" the home of throwed rolls.

Room Tip: There are several rooms with balconies. I suggest getting the beachview with a balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for all of your positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations! Certainly add together the bargain price, fast and friendly check-in, delicious in-house restaurant, convenience in location, and beautiful oceanfront rooms you are sure for a fabulous beach getaway vacation! Thank you again for your patronage and we hope to have you again soon!
Megan Thompson
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Address: 337 East Beach Blvd., PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36547
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf Shores
#5 Family Hotel in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 101
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Best Western On The Beach Hotel Gulf Shores
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