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“Great Location, comfortable rooms and friendly service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN on the Beach
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Suwanee, Ga
1 review
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“Great Location, comfortable rooms and friendly service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Perfect Location in the Heart of Gulf Shores. I have stayed here several times and I am always greeted warmly. The rooms are extremely comfortable and wonderfully decorated! The beds are so comfy you don't want to get up and the view from the room is spectacular. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Gulf Coast!

  • Stayed June 2014
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gainesville, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The hotel was a little dated on the outside but, clean on the inside. Tammy was very helpful during check in, Do wish they would have offered free Breakfast but other than that the stay was good. Nice view of Beach.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Richard C
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jax, fl
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We visited Gulf Shores for the week of July 4th and wanted some fun in the sun. We found what we were looking for at Best Western on the Beach. Yes...it's actually on the beach, like 10 steps from the hotel and you are on the beach. The best sugar sand and ice blue water you can find on the Gulf Coast. Room appeared recently updated and very nice. Great beds for a good nights rest. Parked our car at the hotel and never needed it. The Island Pancake House (the hotel restaurant) has a GREAT breakfast and serves lunch. For dinner, we had our choice of seafood restaurants in easy walking distance. We will be back to this hotel and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: Ask for a seaside room. Wake up to a hundred mile view of the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We decided at the last minute to visit the Gulf for the July 4th holiday. This was the only vacancy we found. Perfect location! Rooms were definitely overpriced for what you get (on the 4th it cost more) but it's extremely convenient with comfortable beds. You can walk to the Hangout, The Steamer, and souvenir shops. It's great having the restaurant their for breakfast and lunch within steps of your room. Food was really good but some of the wait staff wasn't very attentive. Our beach umbrella attendant (not affiliated with the hotel) was extremely attentive in keeping us in the shade! LOL Overall great location, friendly staff, maids were great (always had room clean upon our return from breakfast) and comfortable beds. Small unit so no crowding on the beach in front of the hotel. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

It is on the beach but it seems like it has had a cosmetic makeover. I think more work could be done to make this hotel worth the price they charge. The indoor pool was hotter then the outside temperature, due to no circulation.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eunice, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

This hotel was very accommodating. It is located close to attractions such as the water park, shopping, and other things. Most importantly it is right on the beach. There is also a great staff. We've stayed there before and will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel has so much potential. But due to neglect and staff that do only the bare minimum of their jobs my stay was stressful. They need to retrain housekeeping. Do an overhaul on customer service for the "Pancake House". Food was okay but service was so bad and pricing high it was not worth it. The room beach side was updated and pretty. However with housekeeping only doing a partial job it was less than stellar. The street side was scary. You had to force the door shut and it would not allow me to bolt it. Was locked via the chain only. The internet was a nightmare. Then there was the broken TV.. I hope they can get some staff in there that cares and actually does the job they were hired for.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN on the Beach
Address: 337 East Beach Blvd., 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN on the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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