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“PURE AWESOMENESS!” 5 of 5 stars
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23500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Orange Beach B&B and Inns
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“PURE AWESOMENESS!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

From the moment we arrived, Greg and Deborah Collard made us feel at home! I attended the Frank Brown International Songwriter Festival in Orange Beach, and was honored to get to stay in the Frank Brown Songwriter Festival suite! What an incredible place! The breakfasts were amazing, the beach walks were incredible...just minutes from many other great sites! The Original Romar House has a great history and reputation, and I'm very excited to recommend it to YOU!!!! A great get-away!!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

the Original Romar House bed & breakfast is absolutely wonderful!
cozy & homey, filled with antiques & history.
the rooms are beautiful & comfortable & nicely decorated.
the breakfasts were to die for!!! a great variety & plenty of it. you'll eat so well you won't want a lunch.
a private boardwalk leads to the beach that is beautiful & quiet. usually you have it all to yourself.
Greg & Deborah, your host & hostess, are wonderful! friendly & helpful, you feel like you've been friends forever. they will give you tips on great places to visit & eat that they, themselves have been to.
our weekend at Orange Beach could not have been better & it's all due to this great couple & great place. we were sad to leave but have no doubts we'll be back.

Room Tip: we stayed in the songwriter's room. a view of the beach & beautiful stained glass windows.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Trussville, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The innkeepers were very accommodating and I have nothing but admiration for 2 obviously very hardworking and nice people. The Collards have been managing the property since April and Mr. Collard was observed working his tail off at every turn cleaning and making repairs. They were very gracious hosts and the facility was clean. My disappointment was not with them, but with the description of the room, which was most likely drafted by the property owner. I rented the "cottage" for our anniversary weekend because I wanted privacy. Upon our arrival, we were informed that the "cottage" was actually located on the 2nd floor above the innkeepers' residence. We were also very disappointed to observe that the "cottage" was the small building located immediately next to the highway. Even with the shades completely closed the automobile lights came through the side gaps of the shades, hit the mirrors in the room and danced around the walls. The noise from the highway was also very distracting. I felt somewhat inhibited regarding private matters (anniversary weekend away from the kids) since people were living downstairs--a matter that I thought I had under control by renting a "cottage." The room (small bedroom & bath, kitchen & tv room) was ok, but it was the LOCATION (2nd floor next to the highway) that ruined it as a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you are looking for polished aluminum railings, plastic floors, and elevators to a condo on the twentieth floor.....don't look here. If you are looking for a place steeped in ambience and charm, hosted by an extraordinary couple, with a private boardwalk to the beach, and with some of the best breakfasts anywhere, with a covered deck, patio and private pool-----you found your place. The Original Romar House is steeped in history, and in it's rambling way, it appeals like your favorite getaway....but it is on the beach! We wanted lots of private space to stretch out in and stayed in the suite. The room is large has a great view of the pool, patio, and beach. There is a sofa, and a day bed in the room, in addition to the queen size bed.

You do need to be aware that a large condo is under construction next door. It is getting close to the last stages of construction, and will be finished in the near future.

Room Tip: The suite is the only guest room upstairs on the main floor. There is lots of room to stretch out in...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Decatur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you are headed to the beach the best and most relaxing place to stay is the Original Romar House B & B. The Host and Hostess are one of a kind, treat you like family! The breakfast is to die for and there is never a dull moment. You have the beautiful beach right in your face and the rooms are marvelous. We have been here twice, once in June and back in September. This will be the only place we will stay from here on out. It has an "old timey" charm that can't be found anywhere else. Love it, love it, love it!

Room Tip: Any room is good!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We were traveling the area with no particular place to stay and found the Original Romar House on Trip Advisor. Loved it! Quiet place, no crowd and no kids. Deborah and Greg made us feel right at home. Enjoyed meeting and talking with Jerry the owner. Breakfast was always good and the pancakes were out of sight. We wanted relaxation and this is exactly what we got. Couldn't have asked for more. We will return.

Room Tip: The Mardi Gras room was perfect. Ask about the frog.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Just spent the last few days at the wonderful Original Romar House. This house built in 1924 has many stories to tell. From the moment we arrived we felt at home with Greg and Deborah. They took care of our every need while providing us with a vacation we will never forget. Romar House is a beautiful B&B located on the beach in Orange Beach, AL. You will feel at home enjoying the pool, beach, hot tub and a fully stocked bar. If you get the chance ask Deborah to tell you her story. She has a very interesting background that she would love to share. Breakfast was always excellent and more than you can eat. The rooms are very nicely decorated and beds are very comfortable. We highly recommend you check out Romar House. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23500 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL 36561
Location: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Orange Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic Original Romar House is a favorite for travelers seeking a beautiful, romantic destination. The Inn features a delicious Southern Breakfast, complimentary wine & cheese, and luxuriously appointed rooms. You can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on the spacious back deck looking at the Gulf, or join other guests in the parlor for friendly conversation. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Original Romar House Hotel Orange Beach
Original Romar House Orange Beach

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