We hadn't been back to the Ocean Club since the oil spill so we were anxious to see if things had changed. Thankfully, very little has changed. We've stayed in numerous units over the years and everyone has been great. Since our extended family joined us this year, we stayed in a 4 bedroom unit in the Bristol. Four nicely appointed bed rooms, all with HD tv's. The living and dining area was large and nicely decorated. The views from the wrap around balcony were spectacular.
We rented a poolside cabana for the toddlers. It was great until late in the week when a family occupied the adjoining cabana and played their boom box (these things still exist?) excessively loudly. We also noted a number of boom boxes at the beach...something we hadn't experience in the past. Most people, when asked nicely, reduced the volume. Management should consider better management of poolside behavior, including the football wannabe's tossing footballs in the pool area.
The whole family had a great time' the beach and water were fantastic as were the pools (with the noted exceptions). We'll definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the best of both worlds: vacation rentals + full-service resort amenities. If combining a casual and relaxing beach getaway with luxury-level accommodations and services meets your vacation expectations, book your next visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast at The Beach Club with Spectrum Resorts - the official owner and operator of all of the Beach Club resort amenities. Escape to this popular family resort situated on 86 acres of natural beauty with private beaches spanning the length of nearly five football fields. Located 12 miles down Fort Morgan Road (Hwy 180) The Beach Club is the perfect resort for a relaxing and secluded family vacation that will allow everyone to unwind and reconnect, and The Beach Club offers so many amenities and family friendly activities you won't have to leave the resort. Everything you need for a perfect vacation is here - multiple dining options, five outdoor pools, heated indoor pool, fitness room, spa and salon, shopping, playground and activities - is here for your enjoyment during your stay. Spectrum Resorts (the exclusive onsite management company) offers the largest selection of vacation rentals at The Beach Club including Gulf Front condominiums and lakeside cottages. Condominiums are individually decorated and range from one to five bedrooms - all with unobstructed gulf views and located just steps from the beach. Cottages range from two to five bedrooms and provide a spacious and home-like setting for your family vacation. Stay with Spectrum Resorts and experience the "Spectrum Experience" • 100% satisfaction with your vacation rental • Advance Beach Chair rentals and preferred availability• Access to all resort amenities• Priority dinner reservations at Coast • Priority Spa and Salon appointments • Resort charging privileges providing a "cashless" experience. If you are looking for the perfect vacation destination for your family to reconnect and relax while away from the demands of day-to-day life, The Beach Club, delivered by Spectrum Resorts, is your answer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Beach Club Hotel Gulf Shores
- Beach Hotel Gulf Shores
- The Beach Hotel
- Beach Club Gulf Shores
- Beach Gulf Shores