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The Beach Club
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great resort, but...”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We vacationed at the beach club this past week! I will say that if you go rent through spectrum DO NOT VBRO!!! You get all the club amenities, if you rent through them. The resort was great!! Not busy, great pools (5 outdoor and 1 indoor), great white beaches, ice cream place on site was great, also kids activities were nice! The only not great thing was it is about 20 minutes out of town. So to go out to eat at night was a drive! Also our rental which was through VBRO, was not clean at all but stayed before and was nice. Not too sure what happened! But we would stay again!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I almost hate to share...I want to keep this jewel to myself. We have stayed twice and both times were just amazing. This a great quiet place to get away from it all. Amenities are great and staff extremely friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

These condos are located a short walk from the beach, patios open to the water and beautiful sights. The club has 3 pools and an indoor pool for club members. There is a restaurant and kids game room at the front entrance and one in the back for members.

The condo was decorated beautifully and had all we needed to cook and go to the beach! We simply just showed up and relaxed! Cooked dinner every night and played board games that were in the condo.

The condo slept 10 - 11. There were 9 of us and we never felt crowded especially since there were 3 bathrooms!

The grounds were well kept. When we arrived we had some trouble with the refrigerator, maintenance was there within 10 minutes at 11:00pm. They adjusted something and checked on us the next morning. Housekeeping only came when needed so as not to interrupt our stay, but they were quick when we did call needing something....i.e. more trash bags, laundry detergent..

Room Tip: Avalon #0204 Beautifully furnished and VERY comfy beds and sofas!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Covington, LA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

A family place. If you don't like kids then don't stay here! I have kids so I will definitely be back. Nice condos, great views, easy access to the beach. Bring what you need so you don't have to make the trek to town unless you really want to. And bug spray if you are near the ground floors. The Mosquitos are ferocious at night if their is no breeze. Otherwise a perfectly enjoyable place to bring the family.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a top notch place. It has three outdoor swimming pools and one indoor one. It has many activities there. You can even rent new release DVDs from there. There are a couple of places to eat. One is by the pool.
The Hideaway restaurant was good. It also has a bar and video games.
They also have an ice cream shop and a Mercantile store for beach items.
The beach chairs and umbrellas are on a first come, first serve basis on the beach. There are 3 volleyball courts there as well.
There is a playground area for kids including a bounce house.
The rain stayed around about all week, but there were periods of sunshine. Cannot blame that on them.

Room Tip: If you want convenience store items, there is a place called The Pines that is down the road a few h...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Having stayed here in 2011 and it being "the best vacation ever," I was worried this year wouldn't live up to the hype/memories. Not to worry - it was better. We stayed 7 nights/8 days beginning Aug 3, 2013 in a ground floor condo in the Bristol tower. Higher floors do have better views, but for our 6 kids (ages 5, 9, 11, 16, 17, 22), this just works better. Younger kids are able to come and go to the pool right outside our patio and we don't have to worry about them on elevators, etc. There is breakfast available at the Clubhouse upstairs restaurant every morning and coffee outside the fitness center; however, we go to Walmart upon arrival and stock up so we never went there. Note: they provide "initial supply" of trash bags, paper towels, dishwasher det...we always bring or buy those items plus laundry supplies, paper plates, plastic cups, spices for nights we cook in condo, coffee filters, napkins, hand soap in bottles (they provide bar). We ate dinner at the Clubhouse restaurant "Coast" one night - $$$$ but excellent food and unbeatable views. It is a drive from The Beach Club "into town" but honestly, our kids announced that they just preferred to stay at the resort. They played volleyball every day and black light volleyball one night, basketball, watched "dive in" movies at the clubhouse pool, played ping pong, enjoyed the pools, beach, arcade room, took tram to ice cream shop, snacked, slept and watched tv when tired. Staff was so friendly, so many other families with kids there, secure and clean grounds, breathtakingly beautiful. Amazing place that we all long to return to again and again. It's pricey if you compare to other places but honestly, it's worth it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Edom, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

For some reason the first picture got in by mistake Look up The Beach Club. It was an outstanding resort. Rent thru Spectrum Resorts. You get more amenities. The kids get the activites free(two a day) you are able to use the Clubhouse. It was very clean and friendly. We will be returning again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Beach Club
Address: 925 Beach Club Trail, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gulf Shores
#4 Family Hotel in Gulf Shores
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 684
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the best of both worlds: vacation rentals + full-service resort amenities. If combining a casual and relaxing beach getaway with luxury-level accommodations and services meets your vacation expectations, book your next visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast at The Beach Club with Spectrum Resorts - the official owner and operator of all of the Beach Club resort amenities. Escape to this popular family resort situated on 86 acres of natural beauty with private beaches spanning the length of nearly five football fields. Located 12 miles down Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180) The Beach Club is the perfect resort for a relaxing and secluded family vacation that will allow everyone to unwind and reconnect, and The Beach Club offers so many amenities and family friendly activities you won't have to leave the resort. Everything you need for a perfect vacation is here - multiple dining options, five outdoor pools, heated indoor pool, fitness room, spa and salon, shopping, playground and activities - is here for your enjoyment during your stay. Spectrum Resorts (the exclusive onsite management company) offers the largest selection of vacation rentals at The Beach Club including Gulf Front condominiums and lakeside cottages. Condominiums are individually decorated and range from one to five bedrooms - all with unobstructed gulf views and located just steps from the beach. Cottages range from two to five bedrooms and provide a spacious and home-like setting for your family vacation. Stay with Spectrum Resorts and experience the "Spectrum Experience" • 100% satisfaction with your vacation rental • Advance Beach Chair rentals and preferred availability• Access to all resort amenities• Priority dinner reservations at Coast • Priority Spa and Salon appointments • Resort charging privileges providing a "cashless" experience. If you are looking for the perfect vacation destination for your family to reconnect and relax while away from the demands of day-to-day life, The Beach Club, delivered by Spectrum Resorts, is your answer. ... more   less 
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