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Escapes! to the Shores

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#26 of 44 Specialty lodging in Orange Beach
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Orange Beach, Alabama is located on the gorgeous Alabama Gulf Coast, less than 10 miles from better known Gulf Shores. Orange Beach might not be as well known, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful. This area is known for its sugar white beaches and emerald water. Spending your days by the water is a must, but it is up to you how you spend the time. Relax on the sand or jump in on an abundance of watersports. Orange Beach also has a large deep-sea fishing community and is the home of some of Alabama’s best golf courses. At night, visitors can enjoy live music and dancing at a local beach bar. |break|The Shores at Orange Beach is one of the newest editions to the Alabama shoreline, opened in 2008. This oceanfront property features studio and two bedroom accommodations. Every unit has either a kitchen or kitchenette and a large living area. Indoor and outdoor pools, a state of the art fitness center, and other resort style amenities overlook the Gulf Coast.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Vending machine
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Free internet
Wifi
Internet
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
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Ocean View
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increased significantly the past 5 or 6 years, not to mention the special assessments. The couch was faded and looked like it was 15 years old. The microwave door was broken. caulk on the tub was haphazardly applied, there is a stain on the ceiling at the bathroom a/c vent, the coffee pot didn't work, and the hot tub was out of order and looked like it had been for a while. There was a water leak on the 3rd floor that made its way down to the ground floor with water pouring from the light fixtures at the access to the pools and beach. The staff didn't seem to want to be bothered by anyone. 1) When called about the coffee pot on Saturday morning we were told that housekeeping would bring it by the next time they came by. That turned out to be the next day and the man that dropped it off just left it on the counter in the box. I had to put it together myself and clean it before I could use it. 2) The first day we went to the pool we noticed that the tall outdoor ashtray was filled to the top of cigarette butts so that you could not get another one in it. We notified the grounds man and he said he would empty it. The next day it was still in the same condition so we asked again and he did clean it. I would be embarrassed to let anyone know I owned that unit.
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We wanted to stay right on the beach. That is the only good thing I can say about this place. They say it’s a condo but it was two small rooms that are connected. They will not give you any more towels. We had 5 people but they would only give us 4 towels. Also you have to try to beat out the people on your floor for the laundry so you can clean the towels they do give you. We won’t be back!
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Response from KG_FMS_GM, Manager at Escapes! to the Shores
Responded 3 weeks ago
Ms. Kelly 13137, thank you for your recent stay. We do apologize for any issues you encountered. There was no reason why you could not get more towels. I do hate I did not know this issue. We hope you come back, but ask for a 2 bedroom unit for a view. The booking site should have the information regarding no view and no balcony since it is considered a studio unit. Thank you,
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We pushed open the door to our condo and were greeted with a fantastic ocean view, spacious and refreshing interiors and comfortable beds! 1005 is thoughtfully designed with the convenience of guests in mind. Our balcony ended up being a favorite spot, with a splendid ocean view and chairs and tables so we could enjoy desserts in the evenings, and coffee in the mornings. Pools, sauna and hot tub are also welcome spots to relax if you’re not into searching for sand crabs when the sun goes down. Plenty of amazing food choices nearby. We enjoyed our stay and would like to return!
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Response from KG_FMS_GM, General Manager at Escapes! to the Shores
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your warm and kind words. We hope to see you next time.
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This is Festiva's PREMIERE property. Granted, we have not stayed all of the vacation club's properies, but after staying at almost half of them, Escapes! to the Shores is the hands down leader. Excellent indoor and outdoor amenities. Easy access to the beach. The room was spacious and clean. And there were decent in-room options for the studio we stayed in (NOTE: we did not have a full kitchen). All of the resort staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. For the first time since staying at Festiva properties, our stay exceeded our expectations! The only down note is that we felt like we stayed in a bunker. The only window was next to the entry door and the view was of... the hallway. If at all possible, reserve a room with a balcony or at least a window that looks directly outside.
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Response from KG_FMS_GM, Manager at Escapes! to the Shores
Responded May 15, 2019
Dear guest, thank you for the kind words. We strive to make sure you are having the best vacation you and your party can have. See you next time.
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This place is BEAUTIFUL! Everything was to my liking from the bedrooms to the view! I loved the big 1600 sp ft room! The beach was right behind the hotel and the service was wonderful especially the security officer that checked us in! He was so welcoming. This place definitely deserves a 5 star,but I had to scale it back Due to ANTS in the very first bedroom and the bathroom! I went down to tell the lady at the first desk on May 11,2018 @ 2:30 and she said that she would have to call past control. Sounds good right! Well she said that they were not on site and that was all she could do! After I explained to her that I didn’t feel comfortable sleeping there with the ANT! And it was a whole bunch of them! I thought something was going wrong! We even had to go out and purchase spray! Needless to say past control never showed up and now I’ve been bitten on my leg! I called the night person and he said no one had told him anything about past control. Today is our checkout but for those checking in to room 501 BE AWARE OF ANTS! They are on both sides of the beds and the floor! It’s carpet so you have to look! And being bitten is no fun!
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Response from KG_FMS_GM, General Manager at Escapes! to the Shores
Responded May 14, 2019
Dear guest, thank you for your recent stay at The Shores. We do apologize for the ants in your unit. We have pest control once a month and will make sure this is taken care of asap.
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PRICE RANGE
$276 - $712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesAlabamaOrange Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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