The weekend Continental special rate from Houston to Mobile was our insentive to travel ($68/roundtrip) and the Tripadvisor.com reviews helped us settle on a reservation at Perdido Beach Resort. Travelers were: me, hubby, two sons - ages 8 and 11. We paid $220 for Saturday night, but did get a reduced rate on Sunday & Monday nights of $168 for a queen/queen room with limited view. We still had a view of the Gulf from our balcony - room 9022. National Rent car was $24/day, unlimited miles. Trip from Mobile to Orange Beach took about one hour, utilizing the Foley Beach Express Toll Way.
Considering the great overall price we paid, and comparing its condition and amenitites to the other hotels I visited in the near area while there (Island House, Four Seasons), I rated this property above average. I would prefer this property above the other hotels in the area, and my kids preferred the pool at this property. I enjoyed the unlimited beach/pool towels, fitness area, beach service, poolside grill, and management was VERY friendly and accomodating.
The beach here was a little funky, in that it had a ton of algea, and "jellies" were abundant one day. The locals say this situation is not constant, but I think I will check and see if there is an algea "season" before we go back. The sand is beautiful - white sugar.
I would visit here again, assumming I booked a great rate. I don't think I would have enjoyed myself if I had paid full rack rate. If I had to pay full price air and hotel, I would stick with a nicer hotel/beach for the same $$$ in the Carribean/Mexico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a full-service Mediterranean-style resort hotel located on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Perdido Beach Resort is perfect for a weekend-getaway, a relaxing vacation or a business meeting accompanied by beautiful surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Perdido Beach Hotel Orange Beach
- Orange Beach Perdido Beach
- Perdido Beach Orange Beach