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Paradise Isle Resort
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We booked a 1 bedroom through RCI and couldn't be happier. Room is very clean with plenty of space for our family of 5. 2 bedrooms would be good, but we fit just fine. Room has everything we need and it is super close to the beach! Right across the street is a yummy beach restaurant, you can walk to it! If possible, we will be back!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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4  Thank Rhoads
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed here through our timeshare, and it was just not up to par. Room was clean, everything worked ok except air conditioning was old and we were hot or freezing because of how the thermostat worked. Office closed on Thur and Sun, open 10-4 other days except Sat when it was open 10-6. If staying a week, be sure to bring paper towels, Kleenex, etc as not enough is provided. No shampoo or conditioner provided either. No curtain on our bedroom window, so the neighbors porch light made our room horribly bright at night. Foldout sofa mattress covered in plastic, other mattresses were very uncomfortable. Book states that pool closes at 10pm with no exceptions, but with no staff present of course people were out there until midnight making racket. Rooms are not at all soundproof, and anytime someone comes up the stairs or walks heavily, the entire room shakes. Appliances functioned ok, despite being quite old. Bedroom TV was tiny, main room TV fairly small as well. Being in a busy area, there were sirens going by frequently.

Positive points - The room was clean, office staff friendly, and the location was awesome. Just cross the street and you are at public beach access. Painting and building updates were in progress. Laundry room is free - 2 washers, 2 dryers, bring soap or it is a dollar per load to buy from the office. Bedroom had walk-in closet, but bring your own hangers. There are 4 charcoal grills available outside, but we did not use them. Others were, so I assume they are in good condition.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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5  Thank kevsjuliet
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Paradise Isle is one of the older resorts in Gulf Shores and definitely has its quirks. You can feel a bit of shaking when you're lying in bed and someone goes up or down the stairs, and the units are a bit weathered under the brightly colored paint. If you're looking for a "happening" place, this is not it. Even though it's within walking distance of many things you will want to do in Gulf Shores, it feels more like you're away from it all. When you step out of your rental you aren't in some nondescript hallway, you're out in the sun and the salt air and the pool is right there. If you feel like grilling some burgers there's a grill or two within 50 feet (bring your own charcoal). If you want to keep an eye on the kids in the pool, you can set up a folding chair outside your doorway and read a book or surf the internet on your laptop. The units surround the pool, which creates a nice little world where you can easily forget the high rise condos lining the beach. There are free washers and dryers if you have to do laundry (bring your own detergent), and if your key is sticking in your lock the office staff will be right there with a can of WD-40 to get things working smoothly again. If you don't mind squeezing in and out, it's nice to have the option of parking your car in the shade under your unit. Otherwise, there are plenty of regular parking lot spaces. Public beach access, complete with a bath house, is literally across the street, with only a short wait for a walk signal to cross. My family has stayed here several times, and we absolutely love it. There really isn't another place like it in Gulf Shores.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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10  Thank BrianOfAtlanta
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We waited a bit to late to try to plan this years vacation so it left us with very few choices in an accceptable price range for a place to stay. We were not expecting much because of the reviews we had read but were pleasantly suprrised when we found that it was not only clean and comfortable but as my wife put it, "really cute". Its not new but we did not have any of the issues the other reviewers had. It is right across the beach from the public beach access and parking was not a issue. The unit was set up just like we needed it to be so we could cook, rest, and stage our trips. All in all, I really enjoyed this place and will try to return next year. Also, I would like to add that the people were very nice and helpful.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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9  Thank Gary K
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

The property is old and unit we stayed in had quite a few issues. The pool looks dingey and old. The condo we rented had a new keypad installed for the lock on the door, didn't work properly-had to leave our door unlocked when we were not inside the unit because the keypad wouldn't work to lock the door. The units are across the road from the beach, not beachside. They were also built on stilts, you could feel people walking up the stairs as the whole unit shakes. Parking under the units-not easy to get in and out of. I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank iloveg
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

First i was impressed that the staff called prior to our arrival to ensure that if we were going to be a late check in that we would get our room key. Was mailed info on the resort prior to arrival. Upon arrival office staff was very friendly. Check in was fast and without problems. Other reviews state that rooms were outdated. My room was clean /cute and very acceptable for beach front property. room exceded my expectations. Resort was small and personable, a plus. Easy access to beach. No problem that it was across the street from beach, very easy access. Beach was beautiful. Resort offers free use of laundry facilities, Pool and bbq's. Very short drive to grocery, shopping, restaurants, attractions. Me and my 3 kids had a blast and will definately be returning to paradise isles.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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3  Thank luckyheart_rn
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This is an old and tired facility. Upon ck-in (folks were nice however) we found dead cockroaches. The beds sounded like they were filled with plastic bags. Freezer didn't work, and fridge not so well either. Hot tub on/off button malfunctioned. Much deferred painting around property.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank plentyfun
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Additional Information about Paradise Isle Resort

Address: 620 West Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Price Range: £67 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Paradise Isle Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are across the road from the public access to the beach. Great location. Our buildings are on pilings so there are a few steps to climb. We offer a towel exchange on Wednesday and also have a coin op laundry room. We are not a high-rise or a huge complex, more of a quaint "old Florida" kind of place! Great place for families as we have full kitchens in case you want to save some money and eat in. Our pool is huge and in the middle of the complex with our hot tub. Bahama Bob's is across the street and we are within walking distance to The Hangout and other businesses. Paradise Isle received the RCI Hospitality award for 2014,2015,2016,2017. We are under new management as of 02/2014. ... more   less 
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