This is a great option for Orange Beach. There are two things however that prevent me from giving it 5 stars. The first is that the breakfast area is WAAAAY to small for this sized hotel. We were lucky to find a two person table and wedged a family of four there to eat. The second is that the elevators (just two) are not enough for this sized hotel. Both issues are impossible to correct - just a design issue. Another possible knock is that they allow people in the pool to blast their own music and smoke pretty much anywhere around pool area - even in the pool! As someone who lives up north, we just are not used to that much smoking that close by, but it was not a big deal. Now, despite all this, the hotel is in an excellent location. The beach is awesome and there are numerous activities in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to keep everyone happy. The white sand beach is really something and I think that Lower Alabama does not get enough recognition for their beaches. We really enjoyed ourselves.
- 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