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“Wonderful experience for the whole family” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN on the Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   337 East Beach Blvd., PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36547   |  
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Ranked #4 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
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“Wonderful experience for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My family and I had a great time at this hotel, fantastic breakfast at the island pancake house. The rooms were great and in perfect condition. The front desk manager Allen was extremely helpful, he recommended a great restaurant in walking distance. We had a great time at this wonderful hotel right on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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, August 2, 2014
Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coal City, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The entryway was rather plain. I was pleasantly surprised with the nice room, large oceanfront balcony, cleanliness, and location. We were within walking distance of souvenir shops and casual dining. There were free umbrellas, lounges, and matresses on the pristine beach. I thought the price for the room was competitive with the fancier chains on small beach area and would love to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 2, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated and positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! So many of our guests comment on the comfort and convenience our property has to offer and am so happy we were able to exceed your expectations! Thank you again we hope to see you again soon!
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Best Western in Gulf Shores, the best service and fun anywhere. Rooms exceptional.
Thanks to the manager and all the staff. We enjoyed our stay, the area was fun and there was plenty to do. Just head up the road to Foley and the best shopping anywhere. Also, the beach is beautiful.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated and positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of your return!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a great hotel for families traveling with kids. There is an indoor and an outdoor pool which is perfect for parents of small children. We could escape the sun in the middle of the day without going back to our room. The rooms were clean and the staff was nice. When I was a child, the waterfall on the outdoor pool worked, but now it does not. If you want fresh coffee with real cream in the mornings, you can walk down to the pancake restaurant in the lobby and get a cup for free.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you so much for all of your great feedback! I am thrilled to hear that from the sound of your review we have had the pleasure of two generations now in your family and we are honored! We strive to be a comfortable and friendly family beach hotel and am so glad we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!
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Daphne, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family had a wonderful time! Staff was extremely helpful and friendly! Pancake restaurant was really good! Best of all my children got to see the sea turtle nest! The staff gave us a pamphlet of information on the turtles which was nice for the kids to learn and educate them. We had a great stay and everyone was very friendly to us!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated feedback! The sea turtles have been such a joy to host and witness all summer and am so glad your little ones enjoyed it! Thank you again and we hope to see you all again soon!
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Best Western is on the beach and provides a great view of the Gulf Shores, but it was DIRTY. There was sand on the floor of our room when we arrived, and there was a lump of hair in the "clean" towels I received from the front desk. While the staff was very nice and helpful, the lack of cleanliness will prevent us from staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Bernie, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel has friendly and helpful staff, the on-site restaurant had good food and service, and the beds were awesome. This is an older hotel but had made nice updates with room decor and wonderful mattresses! There wasn't free coffee in the lobby, which would have been nice, but the restaurant filled up our coffee thermos for free a couple of times. We love the location, close to lots of restaurants and shopping and the beach was perfect. The only thing this hotel lacks is a snack shop/tiki bar for afternoons and evenings. We had a wonderful and relaxing family vacation in June.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN on the Beach

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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gulf Shores
#4 Family Hotel in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
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