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“Our Stay at Gulf Shores, Alabama Best Western on The Beach”

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Best Western On The Beach
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We really enjoyed our stay of 4 nights at this hotel on the Gulf Shores Beach. The BW is an older building that has been rehabbed; our room was a long good-sized room with a kitchennete with a small dated bathroom, and a very good balcony facing the beach. The older of the 2 buildings that we stayed in didn't have a direct access to the lobby; you had to go outside and enter through a canopy type passage way to the stairs to the lobby with a great Island Restaurant next to the lobby--serving breakfast/lunch from 6 am to 2 pm. Great food, good service, great view of the beach, good prices. Had all breakfasts there. Surprised by the prices, but worth it for 4 days. Heard rates are much, much better in September, October while weather is still enjoyable. Being a very few of the guests/tourists from the Northern States that we ran into, the people down there from the Southern States couldn't have been more genuinely friendly and courteous. This area is so much better overall for friendly people, great beaches, great restaurants compared to the west and east side areas of Florida that we have been to many times over the years. Highly recomend staying at the BW on the Beach and going to the Gulf Shores Beach area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Larry J D
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for all of your feedback! We hear so often from our guests how our customer service is unlike anywhere else they have been, you cant beat southern hospitality and a great beach location. And you are correct, October is a great time to Gulf Shores, we hope to see you then!

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I realize that you are paying for locaion, but I do expect a clean room and things not be broken in it. Our room had a broken phone and freezer in room, maintenance didn't show up for 24 hours to fix, after kids in bed. The lamp shade was stained and nasty looking. The front desk was always out of pool towels. Also, when we checked in, we had to change rooms because they were still waiting on sheets for our room.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Was here in mid July, prices higher than normal, but had a beach front view which was beautiful , this hotel was very convenient to restaurants. Rooms were very roomy and nice, with balcony facing the beach !

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Barb H
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for all of your feedback! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have the pleasure of your return!

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Room was outdated and not what it showed it pictures. sheets smelled. Ceiling had stains on it. small room. Not enough parking. Some of the guests had parked and when mentioned it to the night desk clerk he gave some excuse about no towing after 11 pm. We just wanted them to move into one space. Food was just average. For the price of the room, we should have had a free voucher. But seniors do get a discount.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for all of your feedback! Our parking availability can hold more than double our occupancy counting our primary parking lot and our backup parking lot, based on a first come first serve basis. And so we have more than enough parking at any given time. Thank you again and we sincerely appreciate your patronage.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Great location on the beach!!! The weekends are a bit pricey, so be ready to pay it or just don't plan to be there on the weekend. To the best of my knowledge, there was no free continental breakfast. So make preparations for breakfast because the restaurant breakfast is a bit pricey. It was good eating though.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for all of your feedback! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and your breakfast at the Island Pancake House. We hope to have the pleasure of your return!

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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Great location right on the beach. The view is fantastic and conveniently located by top rated restaurants and night life. The price is avg, you pay for what you get. Front desk was extremely helpful and friendly!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you for all of your feedback! Our beachfront hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Gulf Shores and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

The best thing about this hotel is the location. We were right on the beach. With a handicapped member in our group, it was wonderful to play on the beach and have them be part of the fun. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. The restaurant did a good breakfast. The price was a little expensive but I would book here again.

Room Tip: I probably wouldn't stay here if there were no ocean view rooms available.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for all of your positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Best Western On The Beach

Address: 337 East Beach Boulevard, PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-6505
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Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf Shores
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gulf Shores
#5 Family Hotel in Gulf Shores
Price Range: £55 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western On The Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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