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“Value spot”
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Island Sunrise
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Value spot”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed in unit #564; although it was an older unit it was well kept and fairly modern. The location is great if you want to stay in the Gulf Shores area. Very quick ride to restaurants, etc. With only one elevator, the stairs are definitely the best route. Small balcony however it was ocean facing so that was nice. The beds were very comfortable.
The condo property itself needs updating; the exterior needed some attention and I am disappointed that condo now charge a parking fee when it is not even a gated property.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed in Unit 465; the stairs are the fastest way to access the unit given the speed of the single elevator. The unit is probably due for a remodel; the master bath has rust in the medicine cabinet and the tub is soft. The laminate is also coming off of the kitchen cabinets. That said, the unit is on the beach, and given our short two day stay, it was tolerable. There is a small pool but it's not beachside. The condo's within walking distance to several restaurants. Wireless internet access was non-existent the first day but something must have been repaired by the second day as it worked well thereafter. Having come from Orange Beach, the beach in Gulf Shores was disappointing even though it was close - lots of broken shells and seaweed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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milwaukee
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

First time condo renter (Room 468) since all I've done is 5 star all-inclusive resorts. First time visitor to Gulf Shores over Mem Day weekend. From the booking process to the check out everything went very well. As we drove down the main drag all the high rise complexes looked great. Jokingly I told my wife we'll probably be in the smallest, oldest looking place. And there it was; Island Sunrise. Looks can be deceiving....when compared to all the other $300/night places. At 5 stories, this was a blessing. Stairs were manageable. 30 story high rise was not. So that was good. Room 468 had balcony with ocean view, which was very nice. Could see neighboring pool and main drag. Quiet at night. Literally 60 yards from the water. 1/8 mile from Sea n Suds great restaurant. 1/2 mile walk down the beach to Gulf Shore Park Pier. Beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent right in front. Small clean pool, but we never used it. Waffle House just across the street with to-go food and coffee. Not a coffee shop to be found in the area. Room was clean and comfortable with everything you'd expect in a condo. TV with full cable package. Wi Fi. Parking security keep the place accessible with the big crowds over holiday weekend.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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birch run
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2010

The rooms were large and well placed. They were clean and comfortable and very clean. The dishes were quite adequate; sometimes renters are left with the cheap bare essentials. The beds were very comfortable. The couch could have been a little more comfortable. The view and atmosphere wonderful. The location was great: right on the water and yet very accessible to stores and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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rockaway beach, missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2009

We rented a condo through Young's Sun Coast in Gulf Shores, Alabama. We stayed in the Island Sunrise building right on the beach. My husband, myself, our 6 yr old daughter, my 21 yr son and his 19 yr old girlfriend all stayed in a 2BR/2Bath condo. The living room had a pull out sofa, so we had lots of room. The washer however wouldn't work (wouldn't spin the clothes). We called regarding that issue on Friday evening. Maintenance came by and the actual owner of the condo couldn't be reached to authorize a new washer. Was given extra towels, etc. Had to drive back to Missouri with stinky clothes. Owner should invest $10 on a new toaster as well. The toaster was all rusty on the inside and gross and we were scared to use it. Other than that it was nice and clean. The beach was awesome and we spent most of our time laying out and building sand castles and collecting shells and playing in the surf. We ate at Sea and Suds resturant and was pleased. Our bill for 5 people was $44. Food was good and was within walking distance from the condo. Shopped for souveniers at The Purple Octopus. Great photo opps there. Reasonable prices also. All and all we had a great time and can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Island Sunrise
Address: 427 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6601
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Sunrise 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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