Stayed here for one night, since it was near my parent's vacation condo. It is right on the beach and in a convenient location. Customer service: great. Very nice and helpful front desk person. Made reservations through Booking.com, and the price was somewhat reasonable for the area - around $149. Beware of Alabama's tourist tax of 11% - yikes!
The room: seemed really old and tired. Nice TV, microwave and fridge. The carpet seemed really old and frayed. The A/C unit had a constant high-pitched humming sound, and the maintenance guy had to come up, take the front grill off to unplug the unit to make it stop humming! The grill was grimey and dirty. The bathroom was dark with a low ceiling painted green. Dirty baseboards behind the door. When I arrived, the bath mat was damp! The bed was hard and uncomfortable, and the pillows lumpy.
Facilities: they had a business center, and the computer there was very fast and worked well. They had on-site pay washer and dryers, great for doing travel laundry. There was also a small fitness center and pools, which I did not use.
Breakfast buffet: not many healthy choices, but good food. Scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, cold cereals, rolls, a pancake-making machine. No yogurt or healthy items, if that's what you usually eat. Food was plentiful, and the right temperatures.
Overall, would not stay here again. The price seemed high for a worn out hotel. This would be a great place for young people on spring break. The rooms need updating and more thorough cleaning. Nice and helpful staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Holiday Inn Express, On the Beach in Orange Beach Alabama every day feels like paradise. You'll find miles of white sand beach and the emerald blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico steps from our door. Our beachfront location offers private beach access for swimming and lounging. We also offer a beachfront pool with hot tub and and pool bar.We're centrally located near attractions such as restaurants, deep sea fishing, parasailing, wave running, shopping at the Tanger Outlet Mall, concerts at the Amphitheater at the Wharf, Waterville, Gulf State Park and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Amenities include beachfront outdoor heated pools & hot tub; seasonal poolside tiki bar; free breakfast; private beachfront balconies; free wifi; free parking; HDTVs; 24 hour business center; 24 hour fitness center; 920 square foot meeting room; sundries shop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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