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Best Western On The Beach
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great location ”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Location and price are the best things about this hotel - it is directly on the beach, and rooms are cheaper here than most any other hotel. The hotel is really old and dated. Walls are thin, and room A/C barely adequate. However, the rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, and the staff really nice. They do about the best job possible with a hotel this antiquated. Definitely stay here is you are looking for a bargain right on the beach.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Metairie, United States
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Our second time in 6 months to this hotel. Based on the past experience,this time the hotel fell a little short. Check in time is 3pm. We arrived at 2:50p, were given our room, only to find out, that there were no drawers to put our clothes in & the headboard was not attached to the wall & wobbled terribly. We went back downstairs to report this, and were given another room. The same thing happened in this room - no drawers & headboard wobbly. Went to front desk for third time, & was told that new furniture had been put in & not all the shelving had been finished or headboards secured. We were told that the maintenance guy would come on at 4pm & they would have him fix everything. Long story short, we were not able to get into our room until 5pm. I think for this amount of inconvenience, we should have been compensated a little bit ie: free breakfast or $50 off the room charge. Hopefully if we return to this hotel, that all of the furniture is in working order PRIOR to checking in.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were having a "Girls Weekend" and were looking for a clean, affordable, beachfront room close to everything. We couldn't have been better satisfied. The room was clean and comfortable; we felt secure in that the front desk was staffed 24/7. We didn't reserve anything before our full-day drive down, and we were pleasantly surprised to find that the Best Western was just where we wanted to be and affordable. Would love to go back when it's just a little warmer! Good time!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel. Altho the beds were a little uncomfortable I could not have picked a better hotel. It was centrally located to alot of resturants, a short walk to the hangout, and right on the beach. Very clean and the staff was awesome! I will be booking here again.

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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated feedback! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return!
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Pensacola, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The hotel was run down. The pool was extremely cold and unswimable but the staff were wonderful. Breakfast should have been included in the price but overall it was an ok experience. The outlet is nearby in Foley and the Pottery is wonderful. We were celebrating my retirement from the school system and were disappointed in the accommodations we paid for. It was very expensive and not worth the money we spent for two days.

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Yorktown, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed for nearly a week at this hotel. The rooms and the staff were quite amazing. Rooms for this older hotel was quite nice and have been updated nicely. The staff went over and above to please us. Couldn't have asked for anything better from staff. The restaurant was a bit pricey for breakfast, This hotel is nicely located and has a great beach area. A great big thank you to the staff at the Gulf Shores Best Western. Job well done!

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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated feedback! Our number one goal is to exceed guest expectations and I am thrilled to hear we were able to achieve that for you! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!
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N. Mankato, MN, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel was a great location. We could walk on the beach and the city street. Shops and restaurants were in walking distance. The internet connection was not good and the TV remote was not easy to use. The room was clean and very comfortable. We would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Thank you for all of your feedback ! I am happy yo hear you enjoyed all of the convenient features we offer as so many of our guests do. We value your feedback concerning the internet connection and remote, thank you for bringing it to our attention. Thank you again for your patronage, we look forward to your return!
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Property: Best Western On The Beach
Address: 337 East Beach Boulevard, PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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:
#1 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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