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Brunswick, Maryland
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here a few years ago and had a great time !! the price is right and the view we had was amazing. very clean and good deck service. very close to everything you will need on vacation. great park up the road an old Fort

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores HOA at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are always glad to hear that guests of one of our owners have had a pleasant and enjoyable experience, and we hope you will visit again soon. For those who might be considering Surf Side Shores as a vacation destination, we offer the following... More 

Gautier, Mississippi
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281 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The place was clean, the furnishings were new. No old, beat up utensils. There are ice trays instead of an ice maker. The beds were comfortable and the shower had lots of water pressure. The only noises we heard were the wind and the surf. Typical doors that you have to get used to. The view was a disappointment. The... More 

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1 Thank gtonic63
wlbenton, Condominium Home Owners Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are always glad to hear that guests of one of our owners have had a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Surf Side Shores is a complex consisting of 96 individually-owned condominiums in two nine-story buildings. As such, decor, furnishings, amenities, etc. will differ from condo... More 

Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

The elevator broke-down periodically during our weeklong stay for Spring Break. Carrying our three year old up 8 flights of stairs was a great workout. Security does hourly rounds which is awesome. Our condo was super clean and the view was amazing of the Gulf.

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Thank Bryan M
wlbenton, Surf Side Shore HOA at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thanks for you review Bryan. Plans are underway to modernize the elevator in Surf Side Two in November-December of 2016 and to modernize the elevator in Surf Side One during the same time frame in 2017. This has been an on-going problem, even though the elevator can usually be re-set within 15-30 minutes. There are covered stairs and walkways on... More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Great place very easy to check in and has these activities That are easy to sign up for and get to with the one free admission which is a real deal. Clean spacious safe and you will need to bring home stuff coffee sugar cream has a full kitchen and great view of the ocean Pool is heated there are... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo Homeowners Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are always glad to hear that guests of one of our owners have had a pleasant and enjoyable experience. We strive to be a family-friendly beach vacation destination and we hope you will visit again. For those considering our property, Surf Side Shores is... More 

Harviell, Missouri
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We stayed in 2305 Surf Side Shores. We stayed the 2nd week in November. Building was quiet and almost empty. The lobby was always very clean and there are luggage carts (a huge plus when traveling with 5 people and bringing your own food). Our condo was amazing. It had everything you could ever need with the exception of trash... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo HO Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are always glad to hear that guests of one of our owners have had a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Surf Side Shores is a complex consisting of 96 individually-owned condominiums in two nine-story buildings. As such, decor, furnishings, amenities, etc. will differ from condo... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We rented Surfside Shores 1602 through Gulf Shores Rentals. In a word... Yuck. Please note that units in this complex are individually owned and rented through various people and companies -- this review ONLY pertains to unit 1602 and Gulf Shores Rentals. Although there were signs that the unit had been "cleaned", we found dirt and hair all over bathroom... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo HO Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are sorry that the condo you selected was not to your liking. We have passed along your comments and photos to the rental company in hopes that they can correct the issues. This condo complex and rental agency have received many favorable comments in... More 

Decatur, Alabama
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69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

What I absolutely love most about this place is there are wide French doors in both the living area and master bedroom and you can wake up with one awesome view of the ocean! It's close enough to any restaurant and the grill's are easy to get to and use even with an elevator .......for the evenings you want to... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo HO Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank You for selecting one of the condos at Surf Side Shores in Gulf Shores for your vacation. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and a pleasant experience at Surf Side. As a condominium complex, all of our 96 condos are individually owned and managed and rented either by the owners or their local rental agency. As an... More 

Mountain Brook, AL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Surfside Shores II #1902: View and location are great. Found delicious food close by. Condo needs numerous repairs and maintenance that would take less than a month's profit and would make the condo much more desirable: The front door is extremely hard to open - you have to push into it with shoulder to open and close all the way.... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo HO Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank You for your review of Surf Side Shores. As I'm sure you are aware, each condo is individually owned and maintained. Most of our owners have recently renovated their condo units. I'm sorry you selected one of the few that might still need some work. Many of the maintenance items that you mentioned are the responsibility of the management... More 

Henderson, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

our condo was great. Upon arriving the elevator was broke and several people had to pack their luggage up flights of stairs. It was fixed before we had to do so thank heaven we were on 8th floor. Throughout week elevator broke several times-this is building II. The worst problem was the pool. When we got there the pool had... More 

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wlbenton, Surf Side Shores Condo HO Association at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your stay at Surf Side Shores Condominiums. I personally rely heavily on frank and honest comments in TripAdvisor when traveling and I'm sure many others do. I can confirm that the elevator in one of our two buildings was out for about 20 minutes the day of your arrival and that the problem happened... More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Have stayed here twice, we love it! Janet and John Ruess are great owners, and take care of their unit, plus offer a closet full of extras, toys, beach chairs, umbrellas, floats! Can't wait to return next year;) The property is beautiful with several palm trees and two pools. You can view the dolphins from your balcony! We also went... More 

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wlbenton, Owner at Surfside Shores I and II, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of one of our condominium units at Surf Side Shores. We are always glad to hear that guests of one of our owners have had a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Surf Side Shores is a complex consisting of 96 individually-owned condominiums in two nine-story buildings. As such, decor, furnishings, amenities, etc. will differ from condo... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surf Side Shores is NOT a hotel, but rather consists of a nine-story two building complex containing 96 individually owned and managed condominiums. There are no walk-in rentals an no rentals or sales office are on site. Rentals are handled by owners or their selected rental management company. Use of facilities is limited to owners and/or their guests. There is no public access. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surfside Shores I and II

Address: 965 W Beach Blvd # 969, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6306
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 96
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf Shores
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