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“Worst hotel in Gulf Shores” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores
Ranked #23 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Gardendale, Alabama
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50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worst hotel in Gulf Shores”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My husband and I have stayed in this hotel on 3 other occasions without many complaints. It is reasonably priced so we did not expect a lot, but the staff was always very nice and very accommodating. This stay was the extreme opposite. We stopped by before check in to see what time we could check in, on previous trips we were allowed to check in early, we were told 4pm because they had a full house the night before. Well that was not true because we stopped by the night before and one of the employees told us they had 35 empty rooms. We came back to the hotel between 2:30 and 3 and asked if we could check in and again we were denied. We called the hotel manager and he allowed to check in. We were given a room that had not been rented in more than a month and the odor was overwhelming. We were not allowed to change rooms. I would not stay here again, nor would I reccommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

A group of 5 of us were cycling through Gulf Shores on route to New Orleans. This hotel was spot on . Large clean rooms, with great bars & nightlife a 5 minute walk down the roady. If I ever got lucky enough to visit here again I would not hesitate to go here. I've attached a photo of the street-sign outside the grounds. Breakfast ( included ) was reasonable too for the money. A very clean, comfortable place to stay. A definite YES from me

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen A
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Dear Stephen,

Thank you for taking your time and giving us your feedback, and hope to see you next.

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Winfield, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great location! Clean room! Caring staff! Over all great place to stay! Front desk (Ginger) very friendly, and made check-in a breeze! Indoor pool was great for us because it rained everyday of our stay. Waterville water park and Gulf Shores Zoo, within one mile from hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank medicpc510
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Tylertown, Mississippi
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Room smelled like smoke, AC leaked water on floor & got our close wet.Didn't clean room one day. Pool room AC not working very hot. Good location,would be ok if it were a $50 a night hotel. Not a good representation of a Wyndam hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We booked last minute, coming off the road from Nashville, and got a room for $109, which I bargained down from $129.
Yes, there was a towel shortage, but I was stretching for my run and struck up a conversation with the (older) desk lady, who said:1) people always steal towels and 2) she had to encounter very very rude customers. I would say LIGHTEN UP, people, the workers are people too. We got a quiet room 1 mile from the beach at the last minute, free parking and a free breakfast.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

I've never left a review, but this place deserves to be warned about!! I knew when I prepaid for the room it wasn't gonna be The Ritz but was atleast hoping for a clean room, somewhere you didn't have to beg for more towels and washclothes. We only had 2 washcloths for 4 of us, lady at desk says we couldn't get more that they didn't have any. I asked to get clean towels and washcloths from an unoccupied room. Lady at desk takes down a few room numbers and doesn't even know for sure if they were occupied she just starts at one and hopes no one was in it. The first room she tried was occupied! She didn't knock just busted on in! I asked to speak to manager! He won't be back til Wednesday,i will be speaking to him about our stay....customer service is horrible, the rooms aren't clean. We will NEVER use this place again and highly doubt using a Days Inn period!!! I'm not a picky person and can overlook alot of things but this is ridiculous!!!! Don't book your stay here!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Independence, mo
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

I will probably never book a room at a days inn again. one towel when checking into the room along with a used bar of soap left in the shower. the lady at the front desk was rude as were the housekeeping. Had I not prepaid for my room I would have never stayed there. find another place for sure

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mike m
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Additional Information about Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Property: Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores
Address: 213 West Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (Formerly Days Inn Gulf Shores)
Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores 2*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay within minutes of the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches at the pet-friendly Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores. Admire exotic animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and spend an afternoon dodging obstacles at Pirates Island Miniature Golf Course. Thrill on exciting water rides and splash in refreshing wave pools at Waterville USA waterpark or race around The Track, a high-speed go-kart track and amusement park. Head to the Tanger Outlets to shop at discounted stores, or visit the Wharf for premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination. White sandy beaches, championship golf and top-notch fishing are all just minutes away. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
La Quinta Inn Gulf Shores Hotel Gulf Shores
Gulf Shores La Quinta
La Quinta Gulf Shores

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