Our six night stay here was uneventful and comfortable. The hotel is situated about 1.5 miles from the beach. For the fitter amongst us this is quite walkable and there is a sidewalk all the way.
Despite the booking for a standard room, my IHG Platinum status meant we were allocated one of their larger "suites"; as requested on the top floor, which was a good gesture. In addition, we were generously (!) given a bottle of water and one small bag of potato chips (crisps).
The room was very spacious and very comfortable. We experienced no noise nuisance. The bathroom had everything it needed and was perfectly clean. Overall - pretty much at the better end of "standard" fror the HI Express chain in the USA.
In common with all HI EXpress locations there is a complimentary breakfast which, whilst not the fully comprehensive thing one might expect in a separate restaurant is nevertheless quite suifficient to start the day; hot items including eggs, biscuits, gravy, sausage or bacon, and the excellent and addictive Cinnamon Roll. Plus bread, pastries, dairy products, juices and hot drinks.
Those who know HI Express as a brand in the USA will know what to expect; this unit appears fairly new and offers therefore a good standard of accomodation, close to, but not ON the nearby beach. I'd stay here again.
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- Your search for Gulf Shores best lodging value ends here! The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores is only moments away from the areas newest hotel, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Gulf Shores, AL. Our promise to you is a great room with great service and incomparable value. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores is sure to have a room or suite to meet your needs. Let us be your host to a great getaway! Our property is conveniently located in the heart of all the main attractions and world renowned restaurants that make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the premier vacation destination in southern Alabama: Waterville USA, Alligator Alley, Tanger Outlet Center, The Track, Adventure Island, Lambert's Cafe, The Hangout, Adventure Island and the Gulf Coast Zoo just to name a few! If you decide to take a break from the beach, we invite you to take advantage numerous championship golf courses and outstanding charter fishing opportunities. Travelers are encouraged to spend some time at the areas best shopping complex, Tanger Outlet Mall. The kids are sure to enjoy Waterville Waterpark and the go-karts at the Track Recreational Center. Companies like BF Goodrich and Vulcan Materials Company anchor a vibrant business community. Great Gulf Shores shopping, restaurants and entertainment reside only a few footsteps from our front door. We welcome you to experience all that the great coastal community of Gulf Shores, Alabama has to offer. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores. ... more less
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