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“SOUTHERN CHARM - VERY NICE STAY”
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The Hotel Magnolia
Ranked #1 of 1 Foley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 November 2011

My husband and I stayed at The Magnolia Hotel in June, 2010 while on a weekend get-away. The Magnolia is a wonderful old hotel which has been renovated several times. It has beautiful chandeliers, elegantly decorated guest rooms, small pool, restaurant, beautiful wooden staircases, large paintings, and a lot of southern charm and history. There are different prices for different rooms, but most of the rooms have queen-size beds; however, the rooms have large furniture and are crowded, except for the bridal suites. Our first room on the second floor had a terrible tilt to it, so we had to move to another room downstairs because my vertigo would not allow me to stay in the first room. We were moved downstairs to a second room which was more level, but the room was still crowded. You shower in clawed tubs with shower curtains hanging inside the tubs all around you. A full delicious breakfast comes with the room for the guests and you are served in the downstairs small dining area full of charm. The Magnolia is situated right on the main highway running through Foley, where you can sit out on the veranda on the first or second floor and watch the traffic go by; however, I would advise requesting a room on the back side of the hotel so you don't hear traffic noise during the night. A very nice grand old hotel but I prefer a guest room with more space.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

My husband and I recently stayed here for a family event in the area. The hotel has been around since the late 1800s, early 1900s, but has been beautifully renovated. Located in downtown Foley, AL, across from the park, it's a short drive to the outlets or beyond that to Gulf Shores. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel at home. There's a menu where you may choose your complimentary homemade breakfast you'd like for the next morning which will be ready for you at the time you specify and served in the dining room at a beautifully laid antique table.

The hotel also has a wonderful restaurant and the menu is available at the hotel's web site, which also provides photos of each room. http://thehotelmagnolia.com/ This web site provides information about the hotel and also about the local area.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Redzenradish
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

It was a wonderful respite after conducting business in Mobile, AL. I'd never been to Gulf Shores and this historic hotel was less than an hour drive and near the white sand beaches. The hotel has been restored with modern conveniences but retains its character and antique charm. I sat in a rocker on the large veranda overlooking a beautiful park while sipping wine & working on my laptop with the free wifi. For dinner, a short drive to Ocean Blvd. allowed me to enjoy a sunset and fresh shrimp dinner. The next morning, a custom-made breakfast was included with glassware & china plates....all for less than most chain hotels.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank Bchgrl9
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Additional Information about The Hotel Magnolia

Address: 119 N McKenzie St, Foley, AL 36535-3532
Region: United States > Alabama > Foley
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Foley
Price Range: £93 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Magnolia 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are not your average hotel. We are over 100 years old built in 1908. The hotel has been lovingly restored with antiques. We offer a wonderful European Continental breakfast included in our room rate. It is a great place to celebrate the special events in your life. Each room is individual and boasts chandeliers in our guest rooms and private bathrooms. . Our beautifully landscaped courtyard complete with fountain is surrounded by crepe myrtles and hydrangeas. After all a hotel should be more than just a place to lay your head. ... more   less 
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