This old condo complex has a great location in Ocean Shores. It is in good position but not really what I would call oceanview because of the large berm. There are balconies- most only big enough for 2 chairs and a very small table.
The staff, with the exception of a grumpy few, work hard to keep this old complex in good condition. The 2 Lauras were gems, one behind the desk the other head of housekeeping.
Our room had serious comfort problems. The sleeper couch needed 2 people to open as it was badly bent and wanted to tip the whole couch over. The rest of the furniture was just as old and uncomfortable. It needed to be replaced.
The pool had seen better days although the staff tried hard to keep it as clean as possible. There is a fire pit with a neatly stacked cord of firewood nearby. Barbeques are over by the pit.
The views were pretty awesome for fireworks. That was the reason for our visit.
The kitchen was good except the disposal just spun and had no teeth. Fridge, outmoded micro and stove were a plus. We had local crab that we steamed in dark beer with corn in a big pot. Dining next to the big windows was so nice.
We were in room 211 and it is right next to the stairs and trash. We sure wouldn't go to that room again. Other visitors coming in and out shout to each other and it is right next to the bedroom. LOL, we got to sleep several times the last night there because of the loud conversations outside the window which woke us up.
The Lauras offered to switch us to another room but it wasn't even available to see until noon on the 4th. By then we were stressed that we even waited that long (couldn't be done earlier, all booked up) and although the other room may have been better we decided moving that late in our stay was stupid. Instead we checked out one day early. We wondered why someone would check out on the 4th.
These are individually owned and you get owners who don't care and it can ruin your trip because out of kilter furniture makes you hurt. There is not really anyway you can check the quality of furniture out that before you book.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grey Gull is a condominium-hotel with 37 uniquely decorated, individually owned units. Located just steps from the beach, The Grey Gull offers great ocean views, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and BBQ area for convenient entertainment and a quality coastal experience. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, clean-burning gas fireplace, and balcony or patio. Many units are dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your best friend! Whether you are sneaking off for a quick weekend getaway for two or planning a full family reunion, The Grey Gull will have a room perfectly suited to your needs. Experience the Quiet Quality of The Grey Gull today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grey Gull Ocean Shores