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“Good value for a gulf front room” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN on the Beach

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BEST WESTERN on the Beach
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
191 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good value for a gulf front room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very good value for a gulf front room,over looking the pool white sand beach and gulf. Room was clean and quite. Within walking distance of three restaurants. Hotel info said restaurant opened for breakfast at 6:00am but it didn't open till 7:00.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darel M
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated feedback! Being located in the heart of Gulf Shores, so many of our guests enjoy the conveinience we have to offer. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Just wanted to take a moment to say what a pleasant stay I had at Best Western on the Beach. The room was absolutely lovely! It was clean, beautifully furnished with new furniture & the bed and pillows were ever so comfy! All of the staff, from housekeeping and maintenance to the front desk clerks and management, were so courteous and helpful. If you are looking for a great hotel at a great price in a great location, Best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shores, AL is the place to be!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Debbie M
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated and positive feedback! We work hard year round to ensure guest experiences such as yours and so I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope for the pleasure of your return!
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Brandon, MS, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Convenient, comfortable beds, easy access to the beach. Indoor/outdoor pools, jacuzzis. Restaurant on-site with excellent pancakes/breakfast. Older building, so wall outlets not as plentiful as more modern facilities.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donald B
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you for all of your feedback! Our number on goal is to exceed guest expectations and I am so glad to hear we were able to accomplish that for you! We hope to see you again soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

From the moment we arrived @ Best Western on the Beach, we were greeted with warm friendly service and an inviting atmosphere.

If you are looking for a perfect view, incredible accommodations, friendly service and the BEST Breakfast on the Beach - LOOK NO FURTHER!!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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2 Thank JasonHooper
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for all of your positive feedback! Our number one goal is to EXCEED guest expectations, and I am thrilled to hear we were able to accomplish that for you! Thank you again for your patronage and we hope to see you again soon!
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PRESQUE ISLE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Beautiful location, nice balcony. We were there when it was flooding & could not get out of our reservations, car flooded, elevator broken, had to carry luggage through knee high water & up two flights of stairs. 2 days of this, could never get from the room to the car clean. I understand the weather is unpredictable but come on help your guests out!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank l0ve2travel4real
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
First and foremost thank you for your patronage and your much valued feedback. At the time of a guest making a reservation they are sent, with their confirmation, our cancellation policy -which is cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Just as with any other storm many guests will follow the weather channel to observe if rain or such is to be expected, to wager if they would like to keep their reservation or reschedule prior to the cancellation time frame elapsing. I do apologize that we experienced severe flooding during your stay. As you mentioned it was beyond our control. Thank you again for your patronage and we hope to see you again!
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New Orleans, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Location is extremely convenient for Gulf Shores beach activities... but is more like a "spring break" type of hotel. No key access required to enter stairwells from outside to go up to rooms. Only stayed 2 nights, and did not get soap or shampoo for 2nd day... not a big deal, but something you expect for $215/night. Good luck calling front desk for a wake up call on a Friday. I realize that's a busy check-in time, but it was kind of ridiculous. Still, I recommend the hotel if you want to stay on the beach. Just have realistic expectations and don't expect a Hilton or Marriott type of experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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1 Thank Randall T
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Thank you for your appreciated feedback. Many of our guests enjoy the accommodations and convenience to all of the finest attractions Gulf Shores has to offer. I am happy to hear that you would recommend our beachfront hotel an we hope to have the pleasure of your return!
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Pansey, Al
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had a wonderful stay. Great hotel on the beach. Tammy was great and let us look at several rooms to make sure we were happy with our choice. The first two in the main building were overlooking the pool and reset with building blocking our view of the beach on both sides. Since we wanted to see up and down the beach from our balcony, we weren't happy with either. She offered a room which had the elevator in the breezeway. That was perfect. It was a larger room and had a small kitchenette, which we didn't need. The building is older but very clean and staff very friendly. They also helped our search for a good restaurant. The pancake house in the hotel was large and food was very good, not the usual breakfast bar but with a menu and waitress.

Room Tip: If you have children using the pool, the main building is better overlooking the pool beach side.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1 Thank Barbara H
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for all of your much appreciated and positive feedback! Our front desk staff works hard to make sure that each and every one of our guests enjoy their beach vacation to its highest potential! I am thrilled to hear we were able to accomplish that for you! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN on the Beach

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:
#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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