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“Great family vacation!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Crystal Towers
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“Great family vacation!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Crystal Towers.. Was great room 903 very up to date, clean, and beds were very comfortable.. Even though there was 20 floors there is 3 elevators that are workjng full time... Never had to wait long for a elevator.. Pool was great!!! Kids loves the lazy river and has the biggest hot tub for lots of people... Great fun great place!!! Will be back

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Our unit (1903) was wonderful. It was a perfect two bedroom and two bath condo with a full kitchen and washer and dryer. We traveled with two adults and two children (7 & 4) We found the facilities clean and the entire experience was great. We rented through Youngs Suncoast and had excellent customer service. The condo also had a beautiful view off the balcony. There were chairs and a table out so we had many meals overlooking the ocean. Note that this unit had one bedroom with a double bed and one with two single beds. This was perfect for a family with kids but would not be ideal if it were two couples. There is also a pull out couch that could hold two more people.
Crystal Tower has three pools that my kids loved and was just a walkway away from a clean beach. I would stay here again if I had the opportunity!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is the perfect place to take families and relax without the stress of driving to find the beach. You have everything you need right in one spot. Game room, exercise, multiple pools, and even an air conditioned skywalk taking you to the beach and the pool. The rooms are beautiful and so clean. I would recommend this to anyone. This is my families 3rd year going and we enjoy it each and every time. Plus you wake up to a beautiful beach view every morning. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Excellent condo. Very clean and well furnished. The pool and work out room was very clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly. The parking was plentiful and very accessible. I would highly recommend the Crystal Towers as an excellent place to stay. Very easy to get to the beach..

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

We booked for 5 nights room 205!
Gulf view. 2nd floor view not as great as higher up, but we couldn't beat the price. Owners were great. Check in was simple. Nice unit. Perfect location for our older kids to hang in the hottub and we could watch from balcony. Security guard on duty. Weather was too cold to enjoy the pool, but the property was fantastic. We will be back!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mississippi
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94 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We booked this condo through Hotwire, which used ResortQuest as the local contact. We arrived in Gulf Shores at 7:30 in the evening, only to find that the Crystal Towers lobby was completely deserted (we never saw the first employee there the entire weekend). We called the number on Hotwire and were told to drive back over the Intercoastal Waterway to the ResortQuest building (about 10 minutes away) to pick up our packet out of the box. We were also charged a surprise cleaning fee of $110.72 of which we were not alerted by the Hotwire page: all it said was that a cleaning fee would be charged, but not how much it would be.

So 30 minutes and another trip after we arrived at Crystal Towers, we finally had keys in hand. The carts were handy for unloading, and the condo was truly lovely. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the -09s, so we had the whole side of the complex to ourselves. The pools were great, truly the best pools we saw in Gulf Shores, and this really came in handy when we discovered that our toddler hates sand. The kitchen, laundry room, living, and dining were lovely. There were three flat screen TVs - one in the living room and both bedrooms. There were also three sliding glass doors that opened onto balconies: one in the living and both bedrooms. On the other hand, the condo needed a fresh coat of paint, our mattress was rather cheap, hard, and lumpy, and there was a bloodstain on one of the pillows. You can't really hear the sound of the waves for the traffic on the street, but it is nice to open the doors late in the evenings or early in the mornings.

As prior reviewers have stated, be sure to note the beach code: we were locked out and had to ask fellow beachgoers the code for entrance back to the pool area. Then on our last day, someone else had to ask us the code. It's somewhat of a rite of passage. But it is awfully nice to have a section of beach out of walking distance to public beaches for a little bit of crowd control.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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97 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

We have now stayed in this complex twice. We rented once through Young's Suncoast and had a great experience and unit. We rented another time through a private owner (Home Away #180675) and did not like our unit and would not stay in it again (unit 205). The Crystal Tower complex is wonderful! We frequent the Gulf Shores area and have stayed many other places. We now return back to Crystal Tower because you can't beat the room sizes and the awesome pools! We have a family of 4 and our kids love the large outdoor pool almost better than the beach! It is large, with a lazy river and a hot tub. The complex itself is not beach front but it has an air conditioned walkover to the large pool and the beach access. You really don't notice you're not directly on the beach. If you have a room that's higher up you will have a beach view plus also a view of the lagoon to the back. There is also a smaller outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a workout room and small arcade room in the complex. This complex is managed by Young's so there are always people on site cleaning and doing maintenance. It is a well maintained property compared to some we have stayed in.
So, for anyone, but especially for families, this complex is wonderful and I would definitely recommend it. This is now the only place we will stay!

Room Tip: Rent from Young's Suncoast - they have a great selection of rooms in this complex
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Crystal Towers
Address: 1010 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6244
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 41 Speciality Lodging in Gulf Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Crystal Towers 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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