Spent a week during August in unit W605.
Location was perfect for me and my family. Far enough from the "main drag" so traffic was relatively light and pretty quiet at night...yet only 15 minute drive in either direction you will find numerous restaurants and outdoor activities - jet skis, parasailing, etc.
Check-in went very smoothly and the staff was pleasant and patient at this busy time of the year. There were numerous wardrobe and 2-shelf utility carts in the parking garage for getting all our luggage and food & beverages up to our 6th floor unit.
The condo itself was exactly as advertised...pictures were accurate and the unit was clean ready for us to move into. The view from our balcony over the beach was absolutely perfect and the beach itself was in great shape. There is a long row of lounge chairs that you could rent for the week if you wanted to(umbrella included), or you could bring your own chairs and tent if you like.
The water was clear and cool...no seaweed at all anywhere, on the beach or in the water. Only issue was a few jellyfish here and there. They were not numerous enough to be a major distraction, but I did get a minor sting maybe 2 out of the 7 days we were there...hey this is the ocean after all. Just bring a little bottle of white vinegar with you in your beach bag to rub on the sting and the pain goes away in just a couple of minutes. Seashells were numerous, but you have to walk the beach early in the morning to get the good ones.
The pool was well-maintained and the waterfall was a nice touch the kids loved. Surprised my wife with a pedicure and massage at the spa on the grounds.
Oh, two more things to note -
First, if you are coming from I-10 and take Hwy 59 South, do yourself a favor - spend a few extra bucks and take the Foley Beach Expressway. You will bypass having to go through Gulf Shores and will probably save at least an hour or two.
Second, Eden could definitely use a couple of more elevators...at least on the wing we stayed in. So, you may have to be a little patient depending on what day you check in.
Overall, a very pleasant experience at a very well maintained resort. If I find myself vacationing in this part of Florida again, I would not hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on beautiful Perdido Key, Eden Condominiums has been designed for those on a quest for pure elegance and style. A veritable paradise has been created by combining Eden's luxurious residences with the breath-taking beautiful emerald-green waters and pristine white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, which can be viewed from each unit. You will find that Perdido Key lends itself to panoramic views, fiery sunsets, and exhilarating days you'll always remember. Eden, a landmark on the Gulf Coast, provides the unique combination of architecture and style found on the French Riviera with peaceful solitude found only on Perdido Key, Florida. You can lose yourself in the exotic landscaping that surrounds Eden's pools and refreshing waterfalls. Enjoy a little extra R&R with a poolside spa treatment courtesy of Eden's Emerald Oasis Day Spa. For the technology gurus, Eden offers campus wide Wi-Fi, free nationwide calling, a business center available for use and even a poolside cafe so you can watch the kids and get some work done at the same time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Eden Condominiums Hotel Perdido Key