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“This was a nice room, but pricey.” 4 of 5 stars
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The Island House Hotel
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Orange Beach
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This was a nice room, but pricey.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was very nice, we stayed one night and had no problems. I did not like having found hair all over in the rooms and no conditioner for us. People were very friendly, I would recommend but advise that it is one of the pricier hotels on the beach.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Bbaker1986
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at The Island House Hotel. We are glad that you had a great stay and look forward to your return to the Island House Hotel.
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

For breakfast in Orange Beach this is hard to beat! Not your tourist kind of place either, recommended by my friend and manager of the Seafarer Condominiums in Perdido Key, Dan Wagaman,this small restaurant makes you feel special; clean, quiet and downright friendly - oh, the eggs and grits are cooked just how you like them. For breakfast, just trust me on this one, you'll like it.

Stayed July 2012
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2 Thank Clif D
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Island House Ho... M, Front Office Manager at The Island House Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Thank you for visiting the Island House Hotel. We hope you will come back and enjoy breakfast once again will looking at the beautiful Gulf.
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Mississippi
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143 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed one night for an event at Orange Beach. Nothing really fancy about the hotel or the rooms. But they were clean. I had an ocean-view room up high so it was quiet. location on the beach is a plus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank usmboyzzz
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Pontotoc, Mississippi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Currently staying at the hotel and I must say I am not that impressed! Nice location, nice beach, nice friendly staff BUT room was dirty (wear socks or house shoes because floor is greasy feeling and just nasty), can tell this place is older, watch out because you can lock yourself out of the room on the balcony very easy, NO refrigerator, NO microwave, NO nothing just a place to sleep. For the price I guess I just expected alittle more than this, will not be returning!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mprdh
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This place is an older establishment yet has many amenities like newer ones. All rooms face the gulf. There is a small cafe on the ground floor that serves breakfast and lunch. We had breakfast there one day and received a hearty amount of food for a good price. They also have a buffet on weekends and a bar on the premises.

Most rooms are the same in regards to style and space. This trip we opted for a penthouse suite on the tenth floor. They have a lot more space with 2 seperate rooms and 2 bathrooms. All the suites on the 10th floor cost more yet I believe are well worth it when compared to other hotels that may offer penthouse suites.

There is a nice size pool and ample lounger space around the pool as well. The white sand beach is the best around and offers countless hours to enjoy the sun and water.

The staff is always helpful with info about the surrounding areas including restaurants and pubs / bars. Its location is close to many good restaurants and Gulf Shores as well.

Room Tip: The top floor has all penthouse suites with large rooms and 2 bathrooms. All rooms face the gulf.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank sea4metoo
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Nashville, TN
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Just arrived at hotel today. Very friendly staff so far but the horror as begun while unpacking my room. I have found mildew and hair on both bed linens! Old cigarette butt on floor! Dirt on tile! The door to the balcony is rusted out at the bottom allowing a nice hole from inside to outside! I did not expect much but I definitely expected clean. We've been staying in orange beach for years but only in condos. Pretty sure we won't make this mistake again!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank heatherNashville_TN
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northeast Texas
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We arrived in Orange Beach on the last Saturday in July and had reservations at the Sleep Inn on the beach. It turned out to be a dump so we were referred to the Island House Hotel by someone at the Hampton where we tried to move. We drove on to Island House and the two guys working the desk were extremely accommodating! We got a room here for barely any more than the rate would have been at the awful place. Our room was dead center on the 8th floor and was awesome! My first impression as we entered the room was wow, it looked like an old-world Caribbean resort. Absolutely beautiful furniture and very clean. Every room faces the Gulf and has a balcony. Blackout drapes and a great a/c. Our room happened to be an accessible room so the bathroom was large, but the sink area was small with not much counter space (my only complaint). It was great to walk across the boardwalk to the private beach--never crowded. Beach loungers with umbrellas are available for rental and the guys were always helpful and ready to rearrange the umbrella as the sunlight shifted. Close to restaurants and stores but away from the crowded areas. Oh, and did I mention that they have porters to help with your bags? What a wonderful service! When we come back to Orange Beach, this is definitely where we will be staying again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors have a great view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank bondgirl42
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Property: The Island House Hotel
Address: 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-3160
Location: United States > Alabama > Orange Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Orange Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Orange Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Island House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Island House Hotel is well-known for providing an atmosphere that is both distinctive and uncommon; your family vacation, a relaxing getaway, your special event, reunion, or corporate event will feel exceptional. Every room in our hotel is Gulf Front and offers views of our beautiful turquoise waters, waving green and yellow sea oats and our famous sugar-white sands. Each of our beachfront rooms provides personal balconies and newly-renovated amenities that will make your stay feel perfect. The Hotel is nestled directly on 336 feet of beachfront, just a few steps away from the spot to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gulf. Cushioned loungers with umbrellas are offered in front of the property, and a boardwalk from the pool takes you a few feet from the water. Located near Alabama Point and Perdido Pass, our beach-side hotel rests at the main bay where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf’s largest charter boat fishing fleet, many sailboats, yachts and recreational watercraft set sail right before our eyes each day. Most importantly, our culture of customer service, attention to detail, location and amenities make a great combination for the perfect stay for work or play. Come see why The Island House Hotel is a favorite beach spot in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and is considered one of the jewels of the Gulf Coast ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Island House Hotel Orange Beach
Island Hotel Orange Beach
The Island Hotel

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