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Best Western On The Beach
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
central arkansas
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Western too pricey”
Reviewed 12 April 2004

We stayed at the Best Western on the Beach a couple of years ago. We were all excited about going to Gulf Shores, as this was our first trip to the beach. When we opened the door to our room, our spirits dropped.
The room looked much like an economy room, and for the price we paid we were expecting something else. The bathroom had mold around the floor, and the lock on the door had recently been broken into. The fire alarm awoke us in the middle of the night , and everyone was up looking out into the hall. The beach was lovely, and the pool was just okay. We since have stayed at condos rented by real estate agents at about the same price, with all the amenities. You get a much better bargain, and a much nicer atmosphere.

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Reviewed 12 February 2004

We just returned from a two night stay. The Hotel has been renovated.
It is clean and the staff is very nice. The gulf view is perfect. The rooms have a full kitchen and private balcony. The walk in rate for the off seasons was most resonable. The on site Denny's has an ocean veiw and is great for breakfast. The hotel has both an indoor and outdoor pool.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2003

If you are looking for a "just okay" place to stay for a SHORT visit, this MIGHT be it. But I would probably search other places first. The "just okay" gets my vote because it was conveniently located in Gulf Shores; the kitchenette beach front room should be reclassified as a modified kitchenette. Sure there is a microwave, refrigerator and sink.
But that is about all. As far as tools in the kitchenette, we had 2 cups, 4 plates, 3 forks (the person who uses the 4th plate should be forewarned there is no fork for them) and one chipped plastic glass that I was afraid to use because of its condition. After two days, we received a kitchen towel and dishcloth. General cleaning is done every 4 days except for making up the beds and changing towels. Cleanliness was so-so; nothing to brag about. The stairways were icky. Children ran up and down halls and fed birds from the balcony so one thought they were in the movie of the same name (Birds) if you sat on your balcony.
I must say that the front desk was responsive to complaints about bird feeding, but when one family left, another came. There is a Denny's restaurant in the building and you can receive 20% off meals with a coupon from the front desk. There is an outdoor pool with a waterfall that looked nice, did not venture in though; and an indoor pool that didn't seem to get many takers. My recommendation would be that if you are a couple, I would suggest looking elsewhere for accommodations first.

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Property: Best Western On The Beach
Address: 337 East Beach Boulevard, PO Box 481, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western On The Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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