MY boyfriend and I spent a Saturday night here over New Years Weekend. We booked a one bedroom with an ocean view on the 3rd floor. We got a great deal, $130 with all the taxes! We were travelling with my boyfriend's sister and her husband, they had an ocean front room (ground floor, by the pool) for $90 including tax. Not a bad deal at all!
The rooms are great, really nice little kitchens, everything is spic and span and clean. Big flat screen tvs in the rooms, and big bedrooms with tvs in them as well.
Our room had a little balcony and a gorgeous view of the beach. You can walk to the beach on from the hotel, there is a trail from the pool.
One of our favorite things was the wine & cheese reception they had on Saturday night. From 4-5pm, they had complimentary for guests, 3 different kinds of wine, cheese, salami, grapes, etc. It was a fun time to have a glass of wine and socialize with the other guests.
The pool and hot tub were fabulous. Pool is heated warm enough to swim in, even in December, not cold at all. The hot tub can fit about 5 adults, and is also very nice. We each took a drink to the hot tub and sat in there and socialized and drank and nobody gave us any trouble.
I can't think of a single bad thing to say about the hotel. Check in time is 3 or 4pm too, and we got there at 8am, and our room was ready and they let us in. The customer service was great.
A few warnings about Ocean Shores:
Beware of the Shilo Inn's restaurant. It was so disgusting. Canned clam chowder and rude service. And $$$$$!!!
The Ocean Shores bowling alley was fun
Beware of Dugan's pizza. They literally put less than a handful of cheese on an entire large pizza, it was disgusting. Also, while we were there, a customer came in and said that he ordered a 6 pack of rootbeer that he never got, and they argued with him for 10 minutes, telling him he had no "proof" instead of giving him the rootbeer. What ever happened to the customer being right?
This sounds gross, but if you DO want pizza, the bowling alley has the best pizza in town. No joke. It's pretty damn good.
If you're going to rent a moped in the winter, bundle up!! Even if it's not freezing outside, with the wind and water on one of those mopeds you will freeze to death!
Have a great time! You will not be disappointed with the Grey Gull! If you are staying in the winter though, make sure and call them and verify their pool and hot tub aren't undergoing maintenance, since that is the star attraction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grey Gull is a condominium-hotel with 37 uniquely decorated, individually owned units. Located just steps from the beach, The Grey Gull offers great ocean views, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, and BBQ area for convenient entertainment and a quality coastal experience. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen, clean-burning gas fireplace, and balcony or patio. Many units are dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your best friend! Whether you are sneaking off for a quick weekend getaway for two or planning a full family reunion, The Grey Gull will have a room perfectly suited to your needs. Experience the Quiet Quality of The Grey Gull today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grey Gull Ocean Shores