My husband and I went to Orange Beach, AL to celebrate our 10th anniversary, which was during the week of spring break...for every child in America apparently :-) We chose Holiday Inn Express because A) we are Priority Club members and B) we are smokers and they have smoking rooms. The room was your typical Holiday Inn room. Room was clean, microwave, fridge, coffee pot, TV, remote, alarm clock - all worked fine. We even had a balcony that we could see the beach from - side view.
However, being the smokers that we are: there were no ashtrays in our room when we arrived so my husband called the front desk and they were very nice saying that they would get us one soon. It took until 4p-ish the next day to get an ashtray and it was one from the souvenir shop next door. It struck us as odd that a hotel that offers smoking rooms would have to go BUY an ashtray for us. But we got one. I was tempted to keep it but figured the next guest might need it.
Housekeeping left much to be desired. They would come very late or we'd have to find a housekeeper to ask for our room to be cleaned. We didn't get new coffee pods and stirrer packets and the coffee pot wasn't cleaned during our stay. We ran out of tissue and it wasn't refilled. They aren't show stopper issues but did bug me a bit.
Overall, our vacation was nice and the hotel was decent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Holiday Inn Express beachfront hotel in Orange Beach, Alabama, everything’s as pretty as a postcard. In our little corner of the world, the sand feels soft as sugar, and the water calls your name with every wave. Jumping into the Gulf of Mexico is like sipping a cool glass of lemonade, only sweeter. When you visit us, you’ll feel like you’ve found a long lost friend. Find out for yourself what the locals have already discovered … that every day can feel like paradise on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. Steps from our door, you’ll find as much or as little recreation as you desire. So whether you choose to lie in the sun or make a splash in our beachfront pool, our hotel is the perfect place to lose an afternoon (or five). We’re close to popular local attractions in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama, including the Amphitheater at the Wharf, Waterville USA, Gulf State Park and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Our Southern hospitality will make you feel right at home. So come on down and see us, y’all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Orange Beach-On The Beach Hotel Orange Beach
- Holiday Inn Orange Beach
- Orange Beach Holiday Inn