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“Old school, old-cool on Gulf Shores beachfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Regatta

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Regatta
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Old school, old-cool on Gulf Shores beachfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Regatta condos aren't new - far from it. This is an old school wooden construction condo building, actually 3 buildings in a U-shape surrounding a central pool. 3 floors of condos above parking.

I'm sure the condition of the condo interiors varies by unit and owner - we stayed in 105-B, rented from Starfish Realty. It was updated, very clean and had no musty smell whatsoever - a rarity in beach condos. It was a lovely beach front unit with 3 bedrooms and plenty of space and a great porch facing the beach.

Be sure to ask whether your unit faces the beach of faces sideways with a diagonal partial view of the gulf. Most units face the side, with a partial view.

We had a GREAT TIME at Regatta condos. There're right on the beach, the beach wasn't too crowded, we loved the condo unit we were in, we were close to everything, and we loved the pool - which was shaded from the sun by one of the buildings in the afternoon, at the hottest time of day when you need to get off the beach and our of the sun.

If you want a fancy new stucco building with granite countertops and stainless appliances, this isn't for you.

But if you want a family-friendly old-school, old-cool Gulf Shores beach experience - the way things were on the beach 15 or 20 years ago, we loved it and would rent from them again in the heartbeat!!!

Stayed July 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I'm going to start off by saying that Regatta has one of the best locations in Gulf Shores. It's within easy walking distance of some good restaurants, lots of souvenir and beach shopping, and is a skip away from The Hangout. The pool is decent (with a brand new composite deck!) and the beach area is never crowded and was perfect for viewing fireworks on the 4th. That said, choose your privately owned condo carefully. Some are gorgeous and well-appointed, some are leftover from the 80's and have broken beds and gross chair cushions. Do your research!

  • Stayed July 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stayed at Regatta during the July 4th week. This complex is located right in the middle of Gulf Shores--within walking distance of the Hangout. We had a wonderful view of the fireworks that were shot off just out from the condo.
Average condo and I have stayed in nicer ones for cheaper. Our condo was adequately stocked, but nothing more. Did not seem to have the personal touch many have. We were on first floor and heard every toilet flush and furniture move upstairs. Internet was very poor as was cable reception. The master bedroom had a king size bed....but it was very uncomfortable. The 2nd bedroom had 2 twin beds. There is a stackable washer/dryer in unit.
I realize we are at the beach and sand is inevitable, but I feel this condo could have been cleaned better. The furniture had lots of sand in the cushions. Carpet and furniture need a good strong vacuum.
We were on the east side with a limited ocean view. It was more of a view than I expected. The balcony furniture was the cheap plastic furniture with cracks.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Tioga, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We always stay at Regatta when we visit Gulf Shores. Recommend staying Gulf front. Corner units give you even broader ocean views. Top floor units have patios that are uncovered if you like sunbathing just outside your condo. Or if you want to enjoy the ocean view with a covered patio, don't stay on the top floor. These units are all privately owned and your experience is only as nice as that particular unit is furnished and kept up-to-date. So check out all the descriptions of all of the units when making your selection and request a specific unit. Some of certainly better than others. But you can't beat the view and easy access to the beach! What else matters!!! Our last visit was in March 2013 and planning to go again this fall to do some fishing with friends who live there.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Decatur, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We stayed here in April. Loved it!! Great location and wonderful view of the ocean. We found everything to be satisfactory and we have already booked the same unit for September. Can't wait to go back!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I have come to Regatta for years and never had a problem. I love this place and every single room I have rented from Starfish Realty were clean and really nice. Great location!!! Great view!!! Cant wait to come back in July!!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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McCordsville, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Not impressed at all !! The only good thing is that were located right on the beach and have a beautiful view. The people all around are drunk and very loud ! The room is not clean and not impressive what so ever I would highly recommend ovoiding this place and go somewhere worth your money! We payed very high prices for a place that is not worth it by any means !

  • Stayed March 2014
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Property: Regatta
Address: East Beach, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Gulf Shores
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Regatta Hotel Gulf Shores

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