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Gunrunner Boutique Hotel

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310 E Tennessee St, Florence, AL 35630-5716
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Located in the heart of downtown Florence, Alabama, the GunRunner Boutique Hotel features 10 spacious luxury themed suites that celebrate the world-class music, fashion, art and history of the Shoals area. Offering private balconies and walk-in tiled showers, wet bar, tv's, fridge and luxury bedding. Rent one room or all 10 rooms to have the run of the house.
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Free parking
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Non-smoking rooms
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Gerald G wrote a review Sep 24
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My wife and I recently stayed one night at this property, based upon positive reviews and a listing in Southern Living magazine. We were there on a Tuesday night and were apparently the only guests in the hotel. I would imagine it might be a different place on the weekend, depending upon what you’re looking for. The concept is appealing; small, unique, boutique. The property is magnificently designed, with 10 suites, each themed upon a historical event or person. We stayed in the Lumber One Suite. The room, simple but elegant in a rustic fashion, was certainly out of the ordinary. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was large and inviting. A large screen TV was mounted on a wall and easily viewed. Overall it was a pleasant stay in a very unique atmosphere. That being said, there were a couple of minor executional issues. Our entry code to our suite didn’t work, presumably because we checked in early, but someone helped us quickly. Unfortunately the code never did work, but it wasn’t a big deal since we only left the room once, and the bartender helped us out the next time. The property is laid out differently, and it’s easy to drive right past it. The parking lot is on the smaller side, and finding the entry point to the property was a bit confusing. There is a coffee shop, barber shop, and Spa located in the same building. The entry to the hotel is also the entry to the spa. There is no traditional check-in process, so you’re pretty much on your own. There was a small balcony overlooking the parking lot (in our case) but it was too small to offer any real benefit. You will have to walk up several steps to access your Suite and the bar area. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and we are glad we stayed at the Gunrunner. Would we return? Probably not, but don’t let that prevent you from trying this “one of a kind” hotel. It was worth the effort.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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865sam wrote a review Jul 2020
Nashville, Tennessee15 contributions6 helpful votes
Love going someplace different....nice rooms, great bar, loved the rooftop...take a cocktail and enjoy the view! Restaurants area easy to walk to a few blocks away. Check in at the bar, there is a parking lot to side of building with a door that you enter, go up stairs....
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Date of stay: July 2020
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bucks17 wrote a review Jun 2020
Nashville, Tennessee698 contributions189 helpful votes
This is a very small (10 room), unique hotel. We got the last room available for that night. Which happened to be the only room on the ground floor. The benefit of this was no other rooms Nearby (the upstairs room all open into the lobby (more like a cool lounge) bar area and I expect would be noisy on a weekend night. The downside is there is no window in the room, so it feels some what small. Beautifully decorated, very modern. Our bathroom had no shower curtain or wall, very European style where the shower is just an open space. Overall I liked the hotel. We were able to walk to what seemed to be the ‘main street’ where restaurants were and the hotel roofdeck was nice for a drink at sunset too. Next to our room was the coffee shop & hotel spa. In the morning there was a lot of noise on the wooden steps & hall outside our door which I think must have been people checking out (it sounded like bags crashing down the stairs). The Netflix, etc tv setup was nice. Bathrobes, fridge in room. Staff was very friendly. You check yourself into your room but we were never told this as we booked through Hotels.com. Fortunately there was a cleaner there when we arrived who was able to let us into our room. Later the bartender gave us the room code (there is no keys, just a lockpad) that lets you into your room and hotel entrance (after hours). Overall a nice stay. I wish we had gotten one of the bigger suites upstairs but they were booked out already!!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dannielle C wrote a review Mar 2020
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The unique rooms are absolutely special and lovely. The bed is so comfortable that I did’t want to get out of them in the morning. My room featured both a gigantic shower, as well as an amazing claw foot tub! But, what really stole my heart was the staff. Laura and Olivia could not be better, even when compared to the level of service I’ve received from having a dedicated personal concierge in Las Vegas. These women were beyond kind, warm and accommodating, while also paying such great attention to details, that they remembered the little things we had told them the day before. I will truly never stay anywhere else when I visit this area again! My stay created a much-needed respite from my stressful visit with some of my family & I am truly gratef!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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lmcorson wrote a review Mar 2020
Dayton, Ohio24 contributions7 helpful votes
This was not a "boutique" experience. No concierge and all the rooms with windows are on the second floor, 23 steps up and no elevator. Especially galling, as I am handicapped and my wife had to lug all our bags from the car up the stairs to the room: no baggage cart and no elevator. There is no signage; a sign is painted on the building across the alley, but by the time you get there you're past the hotel and have to go around the block. Also, you have to walk up a rather steep, short ramp to the door. Maybe no problem for you, but I'd have really liked a railing. As we found out the next morning in the daylight, the room was pretty, but it was so poorly lit that we couldn't see much of anything in it at night. It was so dark we couldn't tell her black bag from my blue bag without rolling one of them into the bathroom where there was better light. We were in the "Frank Lloyd Wright" room and if you're a reader, then take a book into the bathroom to read it. Otherwise, you'd better have a kindle Paperwhite--reading is otherwise impossible in the room at night. Want a tissue? Bring them from your car or be satisfied with the highway rest area quality toilet paper in the bath. Boutique? Really? And there's no sound insulation! We heard every glass clink in the bar outside our door and when the women in the next room got up at 6 a.m. we both heard them. This place is unacceptable.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Noisy, no elevator, poor lighting, poor amenities
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PRICE RANGE
$172 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesAlabamaFlorence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gunrunner Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Singin' River LIVE (0.2 miles), Pickwick Lake (0.3 miles), and Paradox Games and Escape Rooms (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Odette, Trowbridge's, and Ricatonis.
Are there any historical sites close to Gunrunner Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ivy Green (4.7 miles), Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House (0.7 miles), and Fame Recording Studios (3.9 miles).