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“Our last minute beach stop turned into 2 day mini-vacation”

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Best Western On The Beach
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place was great. My family and I made an unexpected stop here on a holiday weekend and we weren't disappointed. All we required was a room overlooking the beach. We got that and much more. We were greeted by lovely staff who went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Marilyn went out of her way to accomodate my family with any requests we had. She truly is a gem. Because of the wonderful room with incredibly comfortable queen size beds, the amazing view overlooking the Gulf of Mexio, and the attentive staff, particularly Marilyn, we extended our overnight stay into another day. I'm so glad we did.

The room was clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel itself was very convenient. We were close to anything we wanted or needed. While we did not opt to have breakfast in the adjoining restaurant, the line of people waiting to get in lead me to believe it was quite good. The outdoor pool was clean and inviting. Early on our second day, while enjoying the view of the gulf from our balcony, we saw staff working hard to make sure it would stay clean, vacuuming any sand that had settled to the bottom of the pool.

Our family was very satisfied with our stay and will not hesitate to stay there again. In finding this hotel, we found our go to spot for the Alabama gulf.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you first and foremost for all of your kind words and your patronage. You are truly a valued guest. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! And it is my favorite feedback to hear that our staff went above and beyond to ensure you had a fabulous vacation with us! Thank you again we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

i went to Gulf shores on the 5th of July and since i was in Alabama on my mini vacation and it was only one night i wanted to stay on the beach, looking for an opening i stopped in Tammy greeted me and yes they had two rooms to be had i chose the one with the terrace over looking the ocean on the ground floor and i could not have been happier the room was clean and had a beach decore and was just a few steps from the beach and Tammy made sure i made the most of my stay she suggested the hot tub,pool, and assured me that it was very safe to go walking on the beach at night which i did all those things the pancake house is in the hotel and offers a view of the ocean while you dine Grace is a wonderful server and food is great i enjoyed my morning on the beach before checkout and Tammy greeted me when i checked out still happy and smiling i will be back and stay a little longer.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Rhonda H
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Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you for all of your much appreciated feedback! Tammy is a superstar front desk staff and I am so happy she was able to ensure you enjoyed your stay with us! Guest satisfaction and exceeding guest expectations is our number one priority! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!!

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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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1  Thank JBLindsey
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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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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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5  Thank lhall
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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
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1  Thank Jan H
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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.

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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: £82 - £191 (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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