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BEST WESTERN on the Beach
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
bunker, mo
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7 reviews
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“Great Hotel and Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We just returned home from our stay and it was great. the staff was extremely helpful from check in to check out. The room was very nice and clean. The gulf view from the balcony was beautiful. We had read a couple of the reviews and were a litle worried but once we checked in we saw that this place is great place to stay and have fun. Our little girl loved the pools and beaches. Evening were quiet and we slept very good. This place well located on the beach and easy walking or driving distance to many places you would want to go. The management staff was always helpful and ensured that we were well taken care of. I would recommend this place to everyone going to Gulf Shores and we are looking forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pell City, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed there Memorial Day thru Thursday.. What a great place to stay, House Keeping & Guess services was GREAT.. Would recommend this Hotel always... I had the best nights sleep and wished I could take the Beds and Pillows home with me, Looking forward to calling them on Wednesday to purchase some pillows from them... Overall stay I would rate it a 15 on a scale from 1-10!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Lake Ozark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

We read the negatives reviews and almost cancelled our reservations. After our arrival we were glad that we did not, just for the view and beach access, which is why we picked this hotel.
Front desk staff lacked some customer service skills but we had no problems, and none with checking in or out, with our confirmed reservations.
We stayed in the East wing with a kitchenette, in order to get a larger room, but as others have noted the bath was small. We had a great view and really enjoyed sitting on the patio/deck in the room. The West wing is a standard motel room.
The hotel is starting to show it's age, but we had no issues with our room. Beds were very comfortable.
It should be noted that these average rooms would be way overpriced any place else, and we payed a premium for being on the beach. This is obviously a "cash cow" for the owners based on the rates and employee training. But they did seem to be doing some maintenance and upkeep while we were there. They were putting new pillow top mattresses in the rooms on our floor.
There are several eating places within walking distance. There are parts of the parking lot with limited lighting at night.
Gave the hotel 4 stars for the beachfront location, and view, with average rooms.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Lakecrew
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed in a room facing the gulf. The staff are rude. The hotel itself is not well kept. The rooms are average at best. It is just a pure money maker. The pancake Resturant is way overpriced. Unfortunately it is one of very few hotels on the beach. Spend the money and rent a condo or house.

  • Stayed January 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

The hotel has an entrance that is not user friendly if you haven't been there before. The ramp for bringing luggage up is off to the side and not readily visable. The rooms look like they are starting to show their age although I don't know how old the hotel actually is.

Beds are very comfortable, great view! Bathrooms are very basic. Nothing fancy.

We were passing through for one night so I don't know if we got a good value. We just needed one room and it was on the beach. Condo's may be a better value for several days stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Jvsp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

I would never stay here again. I felt like I was in the movie Deliverance. The elevator to our room was in a dark parking garage, not the hotel lobby. When we got into our room it smelled like chemicals/drugs and the back sliding door was open (and we were on the second floor). The connecting room or closet (not sure what the door was for) doorknob had been removed and flipped (skews were stripped), so that the lock was on the other side. When trying to open the door we heard a person groan and hit against the door. We of course were completely frightened! We asked for a new room and they placed us right next to the previous room. The staff was not concerned with the back door being opened or the smell in the room... OR the person in the closet! It was so weird! It was like being in a horror film. We stayed one night ONLY! Not worth it even for the great location!

  • Stayed December 2011
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3 Thank Travelmas2
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

The hotel in on the beach and though it is an older hotel our room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the room was quiet. The front staff was friendly on our check-in. We were on motorcycles and a strong storm came through that evening. They allowed us to move our bikes to a more protected area which was greatly appreciated. They have a resaurant which serves breakfast and lunch so there was no free breakfast. This hotel is away from they more heavily congested area which is nice. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN on the Beach
Address: 337 East Beach Blvd., PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6505
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Location: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf Shores
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gulf Shores
#5 Family Hotel in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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