Nos services

Best Western Hotel on the Beach,  Gulf Shores

4.0/5  - basé sur 1272 notations.
337 E Beach Boulevard, 36542-6505, Gulf Shores, United States - Voir la carte
+1 251 948 2711

Votre destination

Vos dates

Votre chambre

> Chambre 1

1 adulte

 

Les points forts de l'hôtel

  • Internet haut débit gratuit
    Internet haut débit gratuit
  • Air conditionné
    Air conditionné
  • Parking gratuit
    Parking gratuit
  • Réception 24 heures sur 24
    Réception 24 heures sur 24
Note des voyageurs TripAdvisor
Sur la base de 1273 avis de voyageur
Voir d'autres commentaires >>
Galerie photo :
Envie de surf, de soleil et de divertissements ? Profitez des plages, de la chaleur des rayons du soleil et d'attractions divertissantes en séjournant dans cet hôtel de Gulf Shores en Alabama. Laissez-vous porter par les sons tranquilles des vagues lors de votre séjour au Best Western on the Beach. Nous sommes situés directement sur les plages du Golfe du Mexique. Les plages environnantes ont été élues parmi les trois plus belles plages du monde par Southern Living, et également déclarées par le Conseil américain de défense des ressources naturelles (NRDC) comme faisant partie des treize plus belles plages du pays. En outre, la ville de Gulf Shores a récemment été classée dans les 10 premières villes touristiques des États-Unis par le magazine Family Fun, dans les 10 meilleures plages citadines pour les familles par le magazine Parents, l'une des 5 « meilleures plages de la côte du Golfe » par la chaîne Travel et enfin, dans les 200 premières plages touristiques des États-Unis par un groupe d'action environnemental, parmi lesquelles Gulf Shores et le parc d'État du Golfe font partie de la liste de seulement 13 destinations ayant reçu un classement de 5 étoiles ! Pendant votre séjour, pratiquez en toute simplicité les sports nautiques, la pêche en haute mer ou le golf. Si vous cherchez à faire les boutiques sans vous ruiner, rendez-vous dans la galerie commerciale Riviera Outlet Mall, située à 16 kilomètres seulement. Rendez vos vacances en famille inoubliables : grâce au parc aquatique Waterville USA, à la salle de spectacle The Hangout et au parc animalier Zooland tous situés dans un rayon de moins de 2 km de cet hôtel de Gulf Shores, vous ne vous ennuierez jamais. Vous trouverez également à proximité de l'hôtel le parc national du Golfe, le portde plaisance d'Orange Beach, le lac Shelby, la baie de Perdido, la réserve naturelle de la baie du Bon Secour, la piste de karting The Track, le parc d'attractions Adventure Island, la galerie commerciale de Tanger, la baie de Mobile et le cynodrome de Pensacola. Faites de nouvelles découvertes : visitez le musée du patrimoine Baldwin, le musée et la base aéronavale de Pensacola ainsi que le musée historique de Fort Morgan. Détente et divertissements continuent à l'hôtel avec nos deux bains bouillonnants, un accès à la plage, une piscine pour enfants, une piscine couverte chauffée, une piscine de bord de mer extérieure et le restaurant Island Pancake House. Profitez encore plus de votre séjour grâce au parking gratuit. Passez un excellent séjour !

Voir les tarifs et les disponibilités

Arrivée le
Départ le
 
Chambre
Chambre 1
Adultes
Enfants

Avis de nos clients


trip advisor img
Basé sur l'avis de 1273 voyageurs
Certificate of Excellence
 
NOTE ATTRIBUÉE CONSULTEZ LES AVIS POUR RÉSUMÉ DES NOTES
Excellent
 
624
Très bon
 
314
Moyen
 
154
Médiocre
 
96
Horrible
 
85
En couple En couple 412
En famille En famille 554
Escapade entre amis Escapade entre amis 125
Professionnel Professionnel 49
Voyage solo Voyage solo 41
Propreté
Emplacement
Chambres
Service
Literie
Rapport qualité / prix
Best Western on the Beach,Gulf Shores
  • 1
    « This should be your last option on the beach »

    One girl at the front desk was nice and the hotel was on the beach...now for the bad. One male employee never said a word to us and we saw him a few times. We came in one night and there was a "friend" of one of the girls working at the front hanging out talking about his time spent in jail. They didn't clean our room one day and when we called the front desk nobody seemed to really care. I guess you get what you pay for.

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for your comments , we appreciate all our guests .

    5
    « Sunshine Time »

    We loved our view of the ocean, The staff here were just super! I want to especially give kudos to Loshane aka Lulu. She was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to, Her advice and help were great, Give her a raise, On the negative the swimming pools were very cold. The ocean was warmer. The location of this hotel was excellent. We did not want to drive around once we arrived so we ate breakfast in the hotel's Pancake House all but one morning. Good food, good service, good view. Better yet we were able to walk to several restaurants for lunch and dinner.

    1
    « Ferguson »

    Unhappy with service and room - the room smelled and the remote didn't work. I asked for febreeze and I also asked for housekeeping to clean with bleach. They barely even cleaned for our second night stay.

    2
    « Beware of Limited View room »

    I booked a limited view room knowing it would be limited but didn't realize that if we sat on our balcony we would be looking at a white concrete wall!! We even paid extra for that! Very disappointing! We wanted to make sure others realize this and honestly we would have enjoyed the street view just so we could have relaxed on the balcony. The best thing I could say about the hotel is that the location is nice but so is many of the other condos/ hotels on the beach!

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for staying with us , we do offer 3 different room views , street view , limited view which is what you chose and direct view , perhaps your next visit chose the direct ocean view .

    5
    « Springbreak 2018 »

    We took our grand daughter to the beach for spring break and stayed at best western on the beach. heather at the front desk was very helpful and sweet as always. Even tho it was too cold to swim we took walks on the beach and sat on our balcony facing the water. Our grand daughter enjoys the pools and the beach when the weather permits. hopefully our next getaway the weather will be warmer.

    1
    « NO HOT WATER!!! NO ROOM CHANGE!!! NO REFUND!!! TERRIBLE TREATMENT BY GENERAL MANAGER!!! »

    First night arrived and had to pay top price of $369, plus tax, plus $250, plus $20 a night for a cot; Bringing our total to over $1000.00 for only 2 nights! We check in, Go to the room and the suite we were supposed to have the one we reserved was a standard tiny room! 2 bed tiny tiny bathroom tub was clean but small! for the price we should have had the presidential suite but no we had a tiny room. Bathroom would barely fit one person!!! The tiny room which stunk so bad because the 2 garbage cans were directly right in front of the door the only entrance and only access to room. the coke and snack machine was also located in front of our door. Every person getting a drink was loud and disturbing plus when you opened our door you either hit someone got hit by someone or they looked into the room and could see it all, they see inside your bathroom and room so no privacy! The staff that evening were "not able" they said to move our room to get us out of the nasty smell that had absorbed into the room., instead they offered to change the garbage bags.could have moved them and cleaned them but no they did as little as possible and changed the bags so They did but, unfortunately no change in the smell!! They would not move the garbage so the trip was continued with a terrible smell of garbage inside the room every time a door opened it swept over the room causing my son to puke every time with entry of the room the smell was horrible. He could not hold any food down the entire trip and we tried to stay out of the room as much as possible, but with young kids they need lots of time in room to nap and eat bath etc but we could not eat via the smell. we spent so much on the room and without any other available accommodations we were stuck there!!! i did the best i could but we were forced to shower in cold water until the last day we were there they turned up hot water heater and then finally hot water so we woke up the last day with little time until check out but with three days 2 nights without water we all wanted to shower so i asked front desk to accommodate us with a late check out so we could enjoy a shower for 1st time on trip they offered us a petty 150.00 refund and a extra 15 min of check out. Obviously that was not enough, so i asked to purchase the time to shower with hot watr by paying late check out or half day or another day even though it was absurb and dis tastefully rude not to at least let us bath before the 5 hour trip home but no we were no allowed to even pay instead they called the police to vacate us! after i had offered to pay for late check out to allow time for myself my husband and our kids to all bath and then leave but the General Manager vulgarly threatened me and said it was not his problem that we had no hot water he said the hot water was fixed the night before but when we went to sleep late it was still very cold i know because the cries of my kids as i had to bath them in cold water to remove as much sand as i could as fast as possible, still pierces my memories! . my husband asked to turn up the hot water the first day they said they had no access to the hot water heater they said only an authorized maintenance worker could,so we even offered to pay for an emergence person to be hired to fix the problem! We were so very desperate for a hot bath for my son who was healthy and happy upon arrival to hotel but the second we walked into the room room 121 he vomited from the smell and continued to get sick from entry into the room in middle of the night he would wake up vomiting and every time the door opened the smell would cover the room and as it swept by him he would vomit again! everyday until departure! he could not even have the comfort of a warm bath not even a cool bath no the water was freezing cold. it pierced my skin as i showered for 30 seconds all i could stand, it was so sad, my babies were begging for a bath to get their raw skin cleaned of the sandy beach! my husband was ill the whole trip without a shower no suite which put us in same room as kids when we were supposed to have a two room suite so no romance with kids 2 feet away vomiting all night! second night my daughter started vomiting and by the last day we were all green faced and disgusted! worst ever in all my vacations i never been treated so terrible even the house keeping staff tried to stand up for us to the gm expressing concern that" he should let us take our time to shower " but no he said in 5 min he would be calling the police that was around 12pm check out at 1130 i had told him we were leaving but we had lots of luggage with Easter baskets and vomit on all the cloths no laundry accommodations etc. we asked for a bell guy to help but no service exsisted! asked for a cart to help and they brought one up after a long wait of 40 min then he came into our room said we were not to close our door its to remain open until we left. that we had 5 min to get out of his hotel!!! it was humiliating and he did in fact call the police as i finished searching for my little girls lost shoe which was wedged under the bed somehow. i was already out of the hotel room walking to elevator as the 3 police officers were headed to room i spoke with one as other 2 checked thw room which i had left smelling better than when i arrived expressing what really happened they said i should file a civil suit to refund our vacation expenses, the officer showed compassion and any human deserves the right to have a hot or even warm shower on vacation but instead we were treated like criminals for taking too long to get out of this room that was over priced over rated and not even close to the appearance on the pictures! but i hope this review will get the attention of someone with authority to fit these problems and make it right for my family for spending our vacation savings on a horrible stay that could have been prevented by a caring staff that could have changed our room turned up hot water or call emergency maintenance and been kind instead of mean and insulting!!! A solution would have cost such little effort and they refused us any help!!!! i will give credit to . the housekeeping staff was nice and helped as much as they could without being fired. they spoke up discussed by the GM behavior knowing our struggle they told him he was not right to give us time and instead of being mean give us the courtacy of a shower but no we left without showers i did take time to shower my kids but my husband and i left without a shower! He was a very rude person and he had 0 compassion for our Easter being ruined. the hotel was empty that day we were leaving so no excuse for this behavior the man at front desk was rude the general manager should be fired!!!! if i owned this place id evaluate the staff keep the house keeping they make this place better they were nicer than other staff and was upset with way manager was treating us gm said he was not informed till the day of our departure but the staff at front desk was told 1st day again the next morning and over and over again until they actual did finally turn up hot water heater a petty problem that was easily fixed but the staff didnt even bother to make it happen!!! I have never been treated so badly. When my husband told them they should have fixed it right then the front desk had the nerve to tell him there is showers out side pool which is located out side really something needs to be done about this and we deserve a better stay and vacation we were so unhappy with our stay it was not worth price we had to pay over all worst vacation ever. the staff could have done so much with little effort on their part but they chose to do nothing at all ! House keeping i believe was the ones to fix problem but unfortunately it was day we were leaving and the damage was done our health was paying the price and continues because we are all sick from this trip and i hope we will be better soon been home 1 day 1 night and still feel bad. my number is 2055726956 i am hoping someone will call to try to correct this ill keep the review updated to see if anyone from this place cares at all! As i was refused the numbers or email Or any contact to the owner or boss ill be looking up this information tomorrow to contact them directly. this issue needs to be handled so noone else has to experience this! As a business owner i would always want to know if my employees treated my costumers this way! Id be anxious to correct this so i could be informed of how server this is and will eventually drive your business into the ground! Christal and Matthew Pridmore 2058955888

    4
    « Right on the Beach »

    The kids & I booked a 4 day stay at the BW on the Beach for Spring Break. The hotel is located directly on the beach, and if you have an ocean view room, the balcony view is great! Parking left a lot to be desired, especially later in the evening. Check in was smooth & easy, but not overly friendly. We were on the 3rd floor & sometimes it was easier to just take the stairs. The room was adequate with a fridge & microwave. Towels were scarce but we were given more when we asked. Bathroom was clean & had toiletries, but the shower curtain leaked all over the floor no matter how careful we were. The water was hot though! Our balcony view was amazing to wake up to every morning, over looking the pool & ocean. There is an outdoor pool & indoor pool/hot tub. Breakfast IS NOT included as it is at most locations, but they do offer a pancake restaurant that seemed pretty busy. The only downside of our visit was probably the noise level. You can hear the wind gusts, traffic from the main drag & noise from the pool/beach. All in all it was a good value for the price & location. Would stay here again!

    1
    « Horrible Hotel »

    Pictures do not show the truth. This best western is not meeting the necessary standards for guests. The only thing good about the hotel is it is directly on the beach. One red head lady in particular was very unhappy and rude right as we walked in the lobby. We checked the room out and it was recently renovated, but done poorly. The room smelled of smoke and many more things. We tried cancelling for the 2 nights we booked to stay their. We booked through hotels.com. We met the owner who was refusing to cancel the room for us after finding out that hotels.com and the best western were discussing on the phone. The lady helping us was very patient and polite. We came to find out that the owner was the one who was not cancelling the room and lied to us. We eventually got our money back from hotels.com and they did not give sales to the best western. Overall, I will NEVER stay a hotel where the owner is lying straight to your face and won't give you your money back. He should know that his hotel is dingy, stinky, and rundown. And find a new front desk person.

    1
    « Smelly hotel »

    Booked 2 nights at this hotel. We were not greeted and the lady at the front desk was extremely abrupt and unfriendly. There was no welcome and she appeared to be angry and not wanting to b there. This hotel was rated 3 stars and we were shocked at how run down and odor of urine in the hallway. The room was not much better. We booked thru hotel.com and tried to cancel. They called owner who refused. We met the owner who said that we got a special last minute rate. He did relent and said he would cancel if hotel.com called him back. I arraigned this and hotel.com said he was again refusing to cancel. The wonderful lady on hotel.com spoke with her manager and they would reimburse us and would not submit payment to this hotel. For 50 more a night we went from 1 star to 3 star.

    5
    « Beautiful »

    Our visit has been wonderful. Loshane really helped us with any difficulties, although few, that we happened to have. She would always greet us very respectfully and with a smile. She made us feel comfortable away from our home with conversation that most people don't really contribute to. We have enjoyed our beautiful and happy stay at the hotel, and Loshane just made it even better.

  • 5
    « 1st Beach Vacay »

    Wonderful place to stay! Clean room! Direct access to the beach! Have enjoyed my time here. Front desk Loshane was delightful, knowledgeable about local places and a joy to meet! Will return in the near future!

    3
    « On the beach but not what I expected »

    Located right on the beach which is great , had an indoor pool and 2 indoor spas which is nice for March since is still chilly outside , but my issues are : tried to get ice at 9:52 Am and when I called the front desk was told the machine doesn't even get turned on until 8:30 so basically if you want ice your gonna have to go down to the restaurant no ice for your morning soda :( , also booked a double room for 3 people only had 2 washcloths and 2 towels called the desk for towels and was told they were out and I'd have to wait for maintenance how are 3 people gonna take a shower with only enough towels for 2? Our room looked like it had been recently renovated and wasn't quite finished which for $225 per night + taxes and fees I expected more but I did have a great view and balcony

    4
    « Family Day Vacation »

    We stayed here 2 days and it was great staff was kind. The Kids loved the indoor pool and spas great for the cold . The restaurant is great for early morning breakfast . Its in a great walking distance location on the beach . Will be staying again in the future.

    5
    « Loved it!!! »

    My son and I went for breakfast at the Island Pancake House and it was amazing!!! There are over 100 restaurants from Gulf Shores to Foley but none with the customer friendly staff and amazing view!!! It was raining and I still loved my view !! I can not wait to sneak away and stay at this beautiful hotel.

    5
    « Family Vacay 2018 »

    The view was beautiful, the room was spotless. Also, the staff were very approachable. The Island Pancake House is attached and awesome! Both pools & hot tubs were very inviting. My kids love being to walk out on the balcony every morning.

    4
    « Great hotel »

    First stay. Great location on beach. Very clean. Very convenient parking. Can park right at door! Friendly staff. Has restaurant onsite with breakfast and lunch. Nice pool area. Enjoyed our stay! Will return.

    4
    « Nice location on the beach. Close to restaurants. Parking is free. Restaurant for breakfast only. »

    Gulf view balcony was perfect. Our room wasn't ready on time, but they gave us a free breakfast on the house. Parking is on site. Good food at breakfast restaurant on site. (Breakfast is not included)

    4
    « Honeymoon / Vacation »

    After spending time in Nashville and New Orleans, we wanted a few days of relaxing. The hotel actually exceeded the expectations. The staff did not. My wife had a work call during the morning so we didn't want the cleaning staff to interrupt so we put the "No Service" sign out. We removed the sign but no one came. When checking out I could not find a cart. The woman at the desk told me I would have to search the hotel floors for one or carry my stuff. Really? In all my years I've never faced that. Wow.

    5
    « 5+ stars! »

    My boyfriend and I came to Gulf Shores to celebrate my birthday. Finding a decent priced hotel was a frustrating but we finally found Best Western which was more in our price range. Upon arrival, we were generously greeted by Candy Overstreet, who was super sweet to my boyfriend and I. Checking in was quick, easy, and our view of the beach from the room was absolutely beautiful! The elevator also leads straight to the beach which is very convenient. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be back!

    4
    « Beautiful beachfront hotel »

    This was our second stay at this hotel. The rooms are clean and the gulf-view balcony is perfect for relaxing. We were here to stay for five nights and were surprised that there was no dresser to unpack to. The price was reasonable for a waterfront property. There were at least six restaurants within an easy walk.

  • 5
    « GREAT STAY! Clean, comfortable, and convenient! »

    Took a last minute, spur of the moment trip to Gulf Shores. Heather was AMAZING in helping make our reservations. We were planning to arrive early and asked to check in early if at all possible. Sure enought Heather had our room ready when we arrived. Room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed / expected. Conveniently located and right on the beach. We were not disappointed in our stay and will not hesitate to book again.

    4
    « Location is perfect »

    We stayed here for one evening when we first arrived to Gulf Shores. Hotel is right on the beach. We were there over Fat Tuesday and didn't realize it at the time, but the Mardi Gras parade went right by the hotel. Was very convenient. Rooms have a small kitchenette in them, bathroom is a bit small, but for the price of this hotel and the views/location, the value is great.

    5
    « Gulf Shores Beach »

    This is an excellent hotel on the beach. The room is updated and very clean. We enjoyed the view of the beach from our balcony. We were able to extend our stay with the helpful desk clerk, Candy. She was very friendly and took time to answer our many questions. We will return to stay in this hotel and highly recommend this hotel to others visiting Gulf Shores. The restaurant Pancake House within the hotel is very good with a large menu and friendly staff.

    4
    « On the beach... but.. »

    This hotel is located on the beach, great value for that. I didn't try breakfasr however I am sure it's awesome! Hotel was quiet with friendly staff and housecleaning. I would probably stay here again if looking for cheapest beach front available. The only downside to this hotel I noticed is if your staying in the west end of the hotel, you are not able to see the sunset because of the building beside it (it is built closer to the gulf by 50 feet or so). There is also a microwave in room, however, no refrigerator. Hope this helps! Enjoy the gulf!! As always, pics included. Thanks!

    3
    « Nice hotel »

    Stayed here for one night passing thru Gulf Shores. Ask for a ocean view, it was beautiful. The room was very clean, fairly updated, and beds pretty comfortable. Nothing fancy, but just fine. Staff was very friendly.

    5
    « Couldn't ask for more. A great value. »

    The staff here were attentive, friendly, and remarkably professional. The room had a very limited ocean view, but I didn't expect more for the price I paid (rooms facing the ocean were available, but more expensive). Room was modern and clean and the breakfast had plenty of quality choices. I especially liked the large breakfast room which overlooked the beach. For the price of a highway motel, this place made a brief stopover feel like a mini-vacation.

    3
    « Meh. »

    You might do better with another hotel. Towels from Walmart and thin. Bathroom really small, complete with a shower that someone over six feet will almost got the ceiling in. Also on the bathroom, a shelf above the sink keeps you from comfortably doing much of anything with the sink. If you want a room overlooking the beach, make sure you ask for it. Not every room does. Ours overlooked a parking lot. Upsides - right by beach, free parking, walking distance from cool restaurants and souvenir shops, and nice staff.

    5
    « Ashley Smith »

    We had just finished a home renovation and needed a break. Booked a hotel that appeared to be on the beach. It wasn't!Left the hotel because of moldy smell in room . My wife was very disappointed. Best Western took us in and gave us a great room at a very good rate on short notice. Thanks Ashley

    5
    « Best for the buck! Beautiful view!! »

    We are from Kentucky and have been visiting our aunt in Elberta, AL for a few years now. We chose Best Western last minute, and have no regrets. This hotel was very clean, staff was exceptionally helpful, beds were super comfy, and the gulf view was the most peaceful I have ever experienced. Thank you for a wonderful stay!! Will definitely book another stay with our whole family next year!!

    4
    « Markel. »

    It was great. We really enjoyed the views, location, and how spacious the rooms were. The employees were very helpful and kind. We will definitely be visiting again. It's hard to imagine a better stay.

  • 1
    « Charged twice and no hot water »

    Don't waste your time or money staying here! I was charged TWICE and once front desk was confronted the desk clerk was highly rude. I'm still fighting them about the double charge!! Never in my life have I been treated so rudely by the front desk!!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for your patronage. We apologize for the miscommunication on the Travel Agents reservation. As soon as we were made aware of the situation we corrected. Once again we appreciate your buisness

    4
    « The best bed on the beach »

    I have stayed here every year since 2004 .never been disappointed with the staff service are the motel . My traveling carry me across the south . I stay in more motels than I can keep up with this is the only one I would like to buy the mattress out of and I have stayed in nearly every room

    5
    « Good place to stay »

    We spent one night here right on the beautiful beach. The desk clerk was very friendly. The room was clean and the bed comfy. Each room on the beach has its own balcony. We slept with the door open all night listening to the surf.

    3
    « Cockroaches »

    Big cockroaches outside and around the building. Little ones in the room. Room smelled musty. Was nice to have a full frig and stove and oven. Also right one the beach was nice and fishing wasn't bad right out front.

    5
    « Great price for the stay. »

    The staff was friendly and professional. Location was perfect. The price for the room was great. We stay at this location every time we visit and are never disappointed with the room or the service. We will continue to visit this location in the future.

    5
    « Just like being at home »

    This was a great place to stay. It was very clean and room was well stocked with everything we needed. The staff was very helpful, and nice to us. Everything was very smooth from check in to check out. Out stay was just like being at home. Would stay again. Loved our beach side room.

    5
    « Great service and location! »

    Great location and the room we had was huge! While we did not have a balcony, our room was as large as our who,e upstairs of our lake house. The staff here could not be more friendly and helpful, the hot breakfast was nicely done and well attended. The only thing I was not impressed with was the pod coffee maker in our room. That problem was solved by the wonderful man on the front desk in the morning. Thanks Joe for the real Java! We highly recommend this nice hotel. Thanks to all.

    5
    « Quick weekend getaway »

    We stayed here over the past weekend and loved it! Very convenient to everything. Our room was clean and very comfortable bed which was awesome! Had a great view of the gulf! We will definitely be back soon!

    4
    « Beach »

    Good hotel. Rooms older but in good shape. Staff friendly. Beach is great, very clean. Good location close to restaurants and stores. Walking distance to a few. Both pools were clean and have lots of seats around.

    5
    « Amazing place for a beach getaway »

    We so enjoyed our quick trip to the beach. This was the perfect hotel. We love the location (close to everywhere we wanted to go), loved the staff and their hospitality along with attention to detail. We also loved the hotel which had all the amenities we needed to have a refreshing and revitalizing trip to the beach.

  • 5
    « Excellent service »

    I always have an amazing stay at this hotel. I will definitly recommend this hotel to all my friends and family. The location is excellent! The restaurant is amazing as well. Very clean!! The staff is very helpful and nice!

    5
    « Great place to kick back »

    Everyone / staff / owner they were all great people, this was a great stay didn't want to leave ! Very comfortable bed #10 and the best veiw of the gulf a great place to kick back ! I've stayed at 50 BEST WESTERN hotel's this year threw out the USA and will tell ya , this hotel one of my favorites for sure ! Owner and staff just a great group of people .Rooms were large clean and the beds very comfortable,no problems here !

    5
    « Great little getaway place! »

    This Best Western has been our favorite motel on the beach since 2012. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Ocean view rooms have balconies with lounge chairs and tables making it a wonderful spot to rest and watch the sunrises and sunsets.

    5
    « Impressed »

    Very impressed with comfort and convenience this hotel had to offer. Could almost compare it to an all inclusive. Everything we needed was right there. Beach was so close unlike the big high rise hotels. Beach was literally your back yard. Will definitely go back again. Would encourage anyone to try it. You won't be disappointed!

    4
    « Friends get away »

    Great location and right on beach.Nice pool area but one day group of young adults took over most of space with very loud music and towels etc on most chairs by pool. Reported problem as several others were complaining. Came back later nothing had changed. Housekeeping very nice. Room large and clean.

    3
    « Great location »

    Great location hotel needs to be updated, needs to take credit cards not just cash for store in lobby, restaurant was okay better service, tiny bathroom in the rooms above the garage area over all an okay stay

    4
    « Pleasant »

    Never been to Gulf Shores, location was great, on the beach, clean, private balcony, comfortable and nice. Was not impressed with the restaurant, so we went somewhere else. They took too long to seat people. The hotel itself was great though.

    5
    « Perfect »

    Our spontaneous beach trip was everything we wanted it to be. This hotel is right on the beach and perfect for a quick getaway :) It has a pancake house in the lobby that was delicious, and is in walking distance to the Hangout and Sea-n-Suds.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much ! Guest love the Island Pancake House , must try the thick cut bacon !

    5
    « Great place to stay on the beach! »

    Great hotel. Excellent value for beach front property. Service is outstanding. Spend a little time eating breakfast, it is wonderful. It is worth a little extra to have a room that overlooks the ocean.

    4
    « Great View, Best Rest »

    Our view was amazing, the beds were the best I've ever slept on in a Hotel. The Pancake House is over priced for the quality of food. There is no Gym here so I was disappointed and the Hot Tub wasn't hot.

  • 5
    « Great Place »

    Awesome place to stay for an 'on the beach' getaway. Clean, quiet, private, and enjoyable. Hotel amenities also make the stay pleasant. The staff are professional, kind, and accommodating. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the entire hotel, including the parking lot. They seem to take great care of their facilities and beachfront. That means a lot to guests, and keeps them coming back. A great experience, and highly recommend them.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , may God bless !

    5
    « Gulf Shores, AL vacation »

    Older Hotel, but updated and clean. Loved the balcony and able to walk right onto the beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. Was close to good restraunts and close to Wrangler Outlet Stores and loved the large Old Time Pottery close by in Foley. Liked the small town Gulf Shore and Orange Beach.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much , we look forward to your next visit !

    1
    « View was not was booked. »

    After reading a lot of reviews for a lot of different hotels in the Gulf Shore's area, I settled on this one. I booked an Ocean View room for 4 nights. After checking into the hotel, my sister and I discovered that our ocean view consisted of a sand dune and the pool. The check-in desk said that that was a ocean view room and a pool view room (a less expensive room) does not have a sand dune. I was told I could take the room or check out. I decided to check out, and instead stayed at the Best Western on the Beach instead, where the staff was so helpful and nice. And I even got a 4th flour ocean view room.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    I am not sure which hotel you checked out of , but i am glad that you enjoyed your stay at BEST WESTERN ON THE BEACH !

    5
    « Find in golf Shores »

    My husband and I got to the hotel and everyone was so nice checked us in and helped us to our room with our suitcases and then asked if we needed anything else and I thought that was so nice we just enjoyed ourselves it would go back again

    4
    « Big Beautiful room! »

    Room 99 must be the biggest, most beautiful room in the hotel! It had everything one would want except windows to look out of! Had no idea it was storming and tornado warning was in effect! The windows seemed frosted and then outside there is a wooden decorative awning that covers them! But beside that, the stay was great!

    5
    « A Great Five Days! »

    This Best Western exceeded our expectations! It was actually closer to the water than we had thought. We really enjoyed our private balcony which enabled us to spend hours watching dolphins play in the ocean. The location of the hotel was perfect, being very close to the many restaurants we tried. It was also just a few minutes from the state fishing pier which we thoroughly enjoyed. The staff members were extremely courteous and helpful, making us feel very welcome.

    4
    « Great Stay!! »

    We have been on a very long "road trip" 9 nights so far. We have stayed with Best Western several times and it has been our best experiences so far!! Only reason I did not give highest score is that our last for at least our last 3 stays there has been no laundry center. Over all Great Place To Stay!!! Love the breakfast too!!

    3
    « it was OK »

    Issued us the wrong room as first, they made it right after we complained the room amenities were not what we paid for. Refrigerator in the room help our food spoil... oh well, the restaurants in the area are great!

    3
    « Good location »

    Room was nice and neat. Not fancy but worked great for us with a beachfront view and balcony. Room had a small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and cooktop. Our purchased breakfast at the Onsite restaurant, Island Pancake House was just okay. Hotel is located within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

    3
    « Two star facility at a four star price »

    The facility is old even though it has been remodeled. No counter room in the bathrooms. The pool area has tripping hazards everywhere and the decks leading to the pool and the beach are in need of replacement. They need a designated area for smokers. You can't walk anywhere without being greeted by smoke. Rooms are clean and the location in great.

  • 5
    « I Moment To Breath »

    I had a wonderful time at the Best Western On The Beach. The staff was very accommodating and very professional at all times! The rooms were very well kept up as far as cleanliness and I would recommend this hotel to anybody !!!

    4
    « Nice stay »

    Loved it was right on the beach! The Pancake House was way over priced for the food! &3.19 for a kids milk! Overall a great stay. Would recommend to friends and family! Great service and friends staff.

    5
    « Amazing Views »

    Great Place and would go back !! The staff were amazing and super kind and helpful. They made the stay so relaxing. I would highly recommend that you try this place out first. Hooters and the island grill are in walking distance. This location is also in waling distance to the hangout.

    4
    « Great overall experience, friendly staff, updated rooms, enjoyed restaurant »

    I had read several reviews on here before booking, and not all of them very positive. Took a last minute trip to Gulf Shores and we very much enjoyed the stay. here. At check-in and check-out, we were greeted by a friendly, smiling and helpful staff member. The hotel is older, but our room had received an updated, modern renovation. Except for the older carpet, which gave the room a musty smell at first that dissipated, it had been remodeled with a whole new bathroom. The main room had the modern moulding, 2 new comfortable pillow-top queen beds with the nicer pillows, as well as new furniture. The rest of the hotel had modern updates, well-kept decor, painted on the outside, too. Easy beach and pool access, and cleanliness of grounds. The restaurant staff was very friendly and attentive. Food very good. Walked everywhere as it is very close to restaurants and stores. I did think the price per night a little high for the age of the hotel, but I was told the prices are often set by timeshare holders and we did book the day before we wanted to arrive, so that may have also been a factor. We also liked that it was a smaller hotel. I would stay here again when in town.

    1
    « Beware of Phone Scam »

    We checked in after 8 p.m. then at 2:30 a.m. we received a phone call saying he was assistant manager and that their system had crashed and they needed to recertify our info. Long story short it was a scammer we didn't fall for it. But when we reported it to desk clerk she was dismissive and says it happens and it says in their in room information not to give credit card info over the phone. Since we had traveled all day I didn't take time to read their brochure. I feel like since the hotel is aware of the problem they might put out a mire prominent warning for their guest. When asked if we should contact police just to make them aware she no , no there is nothing they could do. I also asked for the express checkout which I DoD not receive. So when I went to the desk to checkout I mentioned the events of during the evening. Again, it was met with a nonchalant attitude. Very disappointing start to our vacation.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    I am very sorry , this happens at hotels all over , its why we have in every room a notice that we will never call your room and ask for cc info. We do appreciate your staying with us .

    5
    « The people are very nice and helpful! »

    We traveled to Gulf Shores with no hotel reservations and snagged this awesome beachside room on someone's cancellation. It was a great place to stay. It's a smaller hotel (compared to the surrounding enormous high rises) and we like that aspect a lot.

    5
    « One of the Best on the Beach »

    This Best Western has excellent location, great breakfast, friendly staff, fair prices, superb beach. Hotel is close to shops restaurants, amusement parks, miniature golf and shopping. Highly recommended location for a beach getaway.

    5
    « Wonderful experience »

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with the Best Western. All of the staff was more than helpful and really took their time to make sure we felt at home. The rooms were comfortable clean and ready even when we got there early. I really could not ask for a better experience than the one I had at Best Western Gulf Shores.

    5
    « Last minute trip extention »

    We had been staying at a condo near by and decided to stay in Gulf Shores one more day. We were given an early check in which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend this hotel to family and friends.

    5
    « Amazing Hotel! »

    Such an amazing hotel! I went with a friend for a weekend getaway at the beach and couldn't have asked for a better time. The hotel was beautiful and located right on the beach. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied from the second we walked in the door. The beds were some of the most comfortable we have ever slept in and breakfast in the restaurant was delicious! I couldn't recommend it enough!

  • 4
    « Nice place »

    Nice hotel with a great beach. Off season so it was a pleasure. We always book condos but enjoyed a king beach view. Caution on other views and avoid the restaurant. You can walk in the sand to Sea N Suds or Pink Pony to eat. Pier is to your left. Staff was helpful when neighbors were in domestic violence- just our luck- but it was a very good stay. I would do it again.

    5
    « BEST OF THE BEST! »

    Of course, I've been here before. I have clients in the area and every chance I get, if I'm within 100 miles of Gulf Shores, I spend the night here. It makes you feel like you're in the Caribbean! If near Gulf Shores, come and enjoy the experience.

    4
    « A Gen! »

    We chose this hotel because of the price and location and were very surprised by the overall quality. We had stayed at this hotel many years ago for a conference and called just to see if they had any available rooms as we were only staying one night. Beds were very comfy and the staff was very friendly.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for the very kind words , guests love our beds and our staff is the best because they really care .

    5
    « Great place to stay right on the beach »

    Have stayed here many times always a great experience love that it's right on the beach and in walking distance from many restaurants. Staff is always friendly and beach area is clean has two pools one indoor and one outdoor and another small one for the kids.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you and we hope you stay many more times .

    5
    « Great Stay »

    I was looking for a nice hotel to spend a couple of days before joining the family The staff were fantastic. The breakfast in the on-site restaurant was great. I felt very safe. The room was very clean.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    We are so glad that you found our hotel , thank you !

    4
    « Last minute trip »

    Our original trip to Georgia was cancelled due to the hurricane. Very happy with hotel and will definitely come back. The only complaint would be the towels were very rough. Location right on the beach was what we were looking for

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    4
    « very nice hotel close to beach »

    Nice place to stay right on beach with indoor and outdoor pools and 3 hot tubs, out room has just remodeled bathroom, with good parking, great view of beach and just a short way from several good food joints

    5
    « Beautiful Resort that is truly with southern trees and gardens »

    This resort had been updated the rooms and they are just beautiful now. The grounds are wonderful to get out and walk around. Lots to do, ride bike, kacaks, little sail boast, play yard games, swim in the nice pool and have tea and cookies in the afternoon. Also if you are in one of the buildings far from the convention center, they had shuddles to take you, just give them a call. For us a great thing was to call and set a time to have your room cleaned each, loved this.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much , we look forward to your return !

    5
    « Love this place »

    This is where we always stay on beach trips. Pink Pony within walking distance on one side, and Sea and Suds on the other side. Sea and Suds is just frozen fast food, but the building is wonderfully old and has lots of character. Order the shrimp sandwich, and you'll be fine.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much , look forward to your next trip !

    5
    « Great value »

    Clean and comfortable! Reasonable price for beach side ocean view. Didn't try the restaurant but definitely know why they have one. Not many breakfast places close by. Would have liked the pools water fall to have been working.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

  • 5
    « Hurricane Irma evacuees! »

    My family and I stayed at this hotel last week, We evacuated Ft. Myers Florida area due to Hurricane Irma, and this was the closest place we could find rooms! What should have been an 8 hour drive was about 15 hours due to the millions of people evacuating Florida. We arrived at 2:30 in the morning, tired and stressed, found out the hotel had been overbooked! (Not Best Western's fault, Hotels.com is to blame), the staff at the front desk explained it to us, but were able to accommodate us anyway. Everyone in the hotel was very understanding, my husband and I were a bit emotional as we had family and friends back home that we were worried about! We had beautiful Gulf front rooms, that were clean and comfortable, and we bonded with many of our fellow evacuees at this trying time, Best Western on the Beach made a very stressful time a lot less stressful! We will stay there again, if we are ever in the area again!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , we are praying for you !

    4
    « Reasonable Priced with Great Beach Access »

    We are in Gulf Shores as Florida evacuees from Hurricane Irma. While many business were raising rates during Hurricane Irma, Best Western On The Beach lowered theirs. In addition this is normally a "no pets allowed" Motel. They waived this policy during the hurricane. Room was comfortable, clean and staff was friendly.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for the very kind words , we are PRAYING for you and everyone impacted by the storm . we hope to see you again to just come and relax and enjoy our beaches .

    5
    « Memories made »

    Beautiful part of the coast. Great hospitality and facility. Will definitely return for another visit. Service and amenities provided a very pleasant stay. Memories made that will last forever. Thank you Alabama.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , we are so glad to play a part in making wonderful memories for our guests !

    5
    « Our Getaway last weekend to the Best Western on the Beach »

    We found the room to be a nicely maintained older property. We had a king bed with a view overlooking the ocean with a nice large balcony. You could hear the ocean waves crashing with the sliding door open at night, we loved it! We also loved the convenience walking for dinner to the Sea and Suds, and the Pink pony for drinks by walking by beach. We were in close proximity with a short car ride to the Fishing Pier. The swimming pools were fantastic. We especially enjoyed the outdoor pool, and the at night enjoyed indoor heated pool and its amenities.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , your so kind !

    5
    « Best Western on the beach ... Best Place to stay! »

    I have stayed at this hotel since I was in my teens and I'm now in my late 50's. I have always gone to this spot because it is consistently clean, so close to places in Gulf Shores that you can walk to dine and shop, and the staff are quite helpful and friendly. The hotel is right on the beach and near my friends the Seagulls! There is a nice outdoor pool and there is an indoor pool and two jacuzzi's for relaxation. You can't get any better than this!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , your comments mean so much to hear you like so many others keep coming back year after year .

    5
    « 20th wedding anniversary »

    We have stayed at best western on the beach on 3 different occasions. We love it there. It's always clean. Has amazing beach view rooms, decent priced, friendly staff, and we love the Christian atmosphere. The only complaints I have is they are removing all the microwaves from the rooms now and the outdoor pool waterfall area doesn't work. :(

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for spending such a special time with us !

    5
    « Great hotel....Our Top pick!! »

    I honestly have so much great things to say about this hotel!! I will try to keep it short.. 1. The best hotel service ever!!! Heather greeted us at the front counter welcoming us to the hotel. She went above and beyond with customer service. She was very helpful with vacation ideas and places for dinner. Its always great to start your stay with a smile and a person with a great attitude. All threw the stay anytime we needed something they were right there to get it. 2. The room....It was very clean, up to date and if i could have fit the bed in my car I'm afraid they would have just had to bill me for it because I slept so good I didn't want to leave. Hot showers, bathroom was very clean and a big mirror that was needed for several ladies. 3. The beach was a very short walk to the water and very flat....which is a big plus when your taking chairs and umbrellas. The pool was great and very clean. 4. **** The Pancake house is unbelievably Great**** And I got to experience the best waitress I've ever encountered. Make sure you ask for Mary!! She went completely out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and every table she had. She was hugging our kids by the time we left. Lets don't forget the wifi that had a strong signal with zero delays even watching movies!! We will not be staying anywhere else besides at the Best Western when we visit Gulf Shores. Thank you guys again, Laura

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much and we are so glad you had such a wonderful time , and we love Heather too !

    4
    « satisfied »

    We have stayed here several times. The hotel is smaller and located directly on the beach. The hotel is within walking distance of shops and places to eat. We like to visit when there are less people there so that we can enjoy the beach and visit surrounding areas.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank so much , it means so much that you continue staying with us each , we will keep working hard to earn your business .

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Great hotel hope to be back next year! It was in a great location on the beach with a good view and had a lot of places to eat and shop. The staff was friendly and helpful during check in and check out hope to be back next year again

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , i agree with you , we have the best staff that really cares about our guests .

    4
    « summer vacation »

    Hotel was set up nicely with great views from our room and a comfortable smoking area with a view of the beach, yet out of the weather. Room was clean and neatly kept. Restaurant was very good food and fairly priced. Hotel staff was excellent. Hotel needed more luggage carts, seemed hard to get one when needed. One staff member should be mentioned, :Loshane: was just exceptional. She was so very nice and attended to our request in a timely manner. She really set the standard on hospitality. If I return to Gulf Shores again I would definitely stay at this Best Western.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! Our breakfast is the BEST on the beach !

  • 5
    « Great Location »

    We loved the location of this hotel. The beach is beautiful and the rooms are very nice. The staff is great as well. We left a wallet behind (in nightstand) at checkout and the front desk called within 15 minutes of our departure so we could return. Would highly recommend this hotel!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , we are blessed with the BEST location !

    4
    « Last minute trip »

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. My dad had lost his wallet before we arrived at the hotel and the two lady's at the front desk did everything they could to help us get checked in. Room was clean. Hotel is right on the beach. It had indoor and outdoor pools. It was close to the Hangout. Two pools one indoor and one outdoor. Outdoor pool was a little dirty but it had been storming some during the night.

    5
    « Great Staff! »

    The staff at this hotel is outstanding and make you feel welcome at your home away from home. Loved their Christ-like attitude! This hotel is a great find on the Gulf Shores beach! Walk to the ocean. Pay a little more if you want to hear the ocean with an ocean-view room. We went with the street view room, but didn't spend much time in the room anyway because the ocean is right there!

    5
    « Vacation »

    Very happy w staff, location, room (bed was fantastic) only thing wrong was ice machine (outside our door) was broken & vending machine was empty so had to go down 5 floors, over to other building & up a floor just to get ice!!! But everything else was GREAT

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    1
    « Awful, unhelpful and rude staff »

    We had an issue with this hotel charging our card after we cancelled a reservation and refuse to even speak to us about. Don't let them ruin your vacation! If you have an issue with billing or otherwise the manager Jonathan Allen will be rude and condescending and then refuse to take your calls. His front desk staff will then transfer you to his voicemail regardless of what you ask them. They ALL refuse to give out a name or number to escalate hotel or billing issues with the company. He says cancellations come out of his paycheck and refuses to help in any manner.

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    We are very sorry you were unable to honor your reservation with us that you booked with Booking.com , we have a 48 hr cancel policy that we have had for years , we held the room all night , maybe you can book again in the future to enjoy our great beaches .

    4
    « Family trip »

    My family and I had a great time at this hotel. Loshano was great at check in, great view facing the beach and the room was very clean. Great location for walking to local businesses, my family and I we'll be staying here again.

    5
    « Quick Beach Trip »

    My husband and I decided to make a quick trip to the beach! Hotels and rooms were limited due to softball tournaments, so we took the last room here. Overall an excellent place to stay on the beach, it was just pricey for a basic room at the time we stayed, but I would recommend it for the overall quality experience. VERY nice staff and clean hotel. Enjoyed our stay here!

    5
    « The Staff Makes BW on the Beach Great!! »

    From the personable and knowledgeable check-in clerk to the friendly and helpful checkout clerk, this was a first class experience. Staff can make or break a hotel and the staff definitely makes BW on the Beach. The hotel has been updated and had a great balcony view of the gulf. Wish we had more time to stay. We will be back!

    4
    « Great Value »

    Updated and very clean. Directly on the beach. Could use another area to hose off and maybe designate a smoking area. There were lots of smokers around. Could maybe use a few hooks for beach towels in room. Other than that, I was very impressed. Great job with the remodel.

    5
    « short stay »

    We stayed in the room only two nights while we were waiting to join other family members at a beach house. The room had two queen beds and a kitchenette. It would really be perfect for a couple staying for a few days. The room was just too small for a family. I'm unsure how I could have done any cooking really. There were VERY FEW kitchen items provided. If I were to stay there again and want to cook, I would require a precise list of items provided in each room.

  • 2
    « Too much trash everywhere. »

    We stayed here for one night. Thank goodness we experienced the professional, excellent service at the Hampton Inn on the beach in Orange beach. This hotel was almost 300$ a night; the tub clogged; cigarette everywhere you look; the beachfront is littered with trash; and cigarettes;no carts for luggage; was under the impression of oceanview and received a view of the parking lot. Very disappointing. Book Hampton Inn on the beach,

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you

    5
    « Awesome »

    Very nice and clean and the staff was very helpful,I highly suggest people to stay here and have a relaxing vacation.We ask for Oceanfront and we got it,so wonderful.Everyone should check this place out.The pictures are correct on the website.Sometimes you get somewhere and the place does not look like the pictures,this has happen to many times for us,but here you are good.Make sure you leave your housekeeper a tip,cause they are awesome and they work hard to enjoy your clean room.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

    1
    « Night I would like to forget »

    Service was terrible. I also ask for the mgr. to contact me . it's been almost 3 weeks and no call from the general manager. That is who the receptionist said would receive my complaint and call me back. I now expect part of my money back. Thank you Tim Ford

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for staying with us , we pride our self to get back with all our guests who have any concerns .

    3
    « Just Okay »

    The pictures show the hotel to be a lot nicer than it really is. They do not offer free breakfast. I am military and wasn't offered the military rate even after showing my id. They need a coin op laundry area for guests to use.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    3
    « Good value for a beach hotel »

    Stayed here one night at the end of our Gulf Shores vacation. It is an older hotel with average rooms. Room was damp and old, but I guess that is to be expected from a beach hotel with carpet. The swimming outdoor pool showed signs of age, but was ok. The best thing about this hotel is that it is right on the beach and the rooms had small balconies. I'd recommend for a one or two night stay, but probably not longer.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you

    2
    « over-priced »

    The room is way overpriced for what you get. The rooms are very minimal, you do not get breakfast and the bathrooms are outdated and there's mold. The access to the beach is great, but the beach needs to be cleaned - lots of debris and trash. We we really surprised at the debris and trash and the quality of the room.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for your stay and your comments

    3
    « Beach TRIP »

    Overall a good place to stay centrally located and right on the Beach! Take advantage. The room with the better tubs are definitely worth the extra loot. The bed was very comfy and the a.c. rocked. Thanks

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you

    5
    « Excellent Staff and rooms are very Clean and comfy! »

    The staff was great and the rooms are nice! The beds and pillows are so nice. The staff is great and the pools stayed clean as well. The spare beds are even comfy! The restaurant is a little too pricey but the food was excellent. Just not worth $20 per person for breakfast. Great location to all things and the beach! Parking is much to be desired but what can you do...At least its close to the door.

    5
    « Gulf Shores vacation »

    We loved our vacation in Gulf Shores! We enjoyed the beach and the beautiful fireworks show on the 4th. The beds were so comfortable. It was like being at home. The breakfast in the restaurant was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will visit again!

    5
    « Excellent service and experience!! Highly recommend! »

    Fireworks on the Beach were beautiful!! It is the perfect location to be on the 4th! The breakfast was amazing and the staff was always very helpful and courteous! The hotel and its amenities were very clean also! I highly recommend the Best Western on the Beach! We will be back!

  • 5
    « Great Views - Comfortable Rooms »

    Stayed here for 4 nights arriving on the 4th of July. Our balcony overlooked the outdoor pools and the Gulf/Beach. We watched the Fireworks on the beach from our balcony. Room has small refrigerator and microwave. Room nothing special, but is clean and comfortable, the hotel was quiet, and the view was great! Even from the top floor, we could still hear the waves from the balcony. The employees were all very nice and accommodating.

    4
    « Beaching A Few Days »

    Wanted beachfront with a pool on white sand. Done and done! Cabana boy had beach umbrellas for rent out front too. Most excellent location when only location matters! Not adjacent to loud restaurant/bars but within walking distance of them all. Also close to all the souvenir shopping experiences one would want. Great close-to-everything way to get some beach time!

    5
    « Great location and accomodations »

    This hotel had an excellent location. The rooms were clean and updated. The balcony was nice and the small kitchen came in very handy. The staff was very efficient and courteous. The access to the beach was excellent. Loved it!

    3
    « Over priced!! »

    It was way over priced. We did a spur of the moment get away. The hotel seems a bit out of date but we stayed on the beach most of the time so that's not really a big deal. Its the price that was ridiculous! Never doing a spur of the moment get away again. Definitely gonna check around for better prices

    5
    « Best experience »

    We enjoyed our trip it was fantastic. Most friendly & caring staff, LaShane took my reservations & once there it was like we had known each other for years such a caring young lady. Our room was amazingly clean! I've stayed in 5 star hotels but this was the cleanest by far, the 3 women that worked on the 3rd floor were very maticulous on their cleaning. The carpet was new in the hallway with fresh paint,as our room. We had ocean view it was fabulous! Really comfy beds & the kitchenette had a few cooking utensils,pans & dishes, although we didn't cook. We WILL be returning. Thank you LaShane we enjoyed meeting you very much hopefully you will be there upon our return, you made our trip very enjoyable.

    1
    « This place is awful! »

    I can't believe the positive reviews...they have to be made up. It's gross!!! Smells musty, run down, dingy and walls are super thin so you can hear everyone around you. Beds felt damp after laying in them for 5 minutes. Air conditioner not effective for cooling the entire room. It's close to the beach, but so are the rest of the much nicer looking hotels. $400+ per night is RIDICULOUS for this dump. The only saving grace is the fact that I didn't find any bugs and the receptionist was super nice. Other than that, HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED. Do not waste your money here.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    5
    « Great hotel »

    This was a one night stay for me and my husband. We were on our way to Florida. Love the hotel. Great location. We wanted on the beach. Fair price for getting it last minute. We enjoyed our evening on the beach collecting sea shells. We are planning next year vacation here.

    5
    « WInd down »

    Multiple stays here and has never failed me yet., On site restaurant, Great beach access, Great beds and Pillows, Excellent views and multiple eats within walking distance. Pool is also a nice set up.

    3
    « Ocean vacation »

    We live about 650 miles from Gulf shores and have always stayed at BW on the Beach. But they have priced us out of that vacation. Near $400 X 7 nights =$2400 plus 40 gallons of gasoline plus eats for two people = app. $3500 plus the long hard drive. We can and do fly to the Caribbean all inclusive , just got back from Punta Cana, for under $2500, only had to drive to the airport and didn't have to find places to eat plus live nightly shows, room service and on several acres of beautiful land and beach. I think more people will start shopping for more reasonable vacations.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    4
    « Beach vacation »

    Went on a beach vacation with the family. Was very pleased with the location, the pools, and the room. Did lack a few amenities that I would have liked, such as a washer/dryer, but would definitely stay again.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

  • 4
    « Best Western on the Beach »

    Hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools and is located right on the beach. Rooms are equipped with a full size refrigerator, microwave, and small stove and sink. Hotel staff are very friendly and courteous. The waterfall on the outdoor pool was not working; that is the only negative i can say about my stay. Price was reasonable, considering the peak summer months.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Your so kind , thank you for chosing to stay with us !

    5
    « Weekend beach trip »

    My family and I were in town to have fun in the sun. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are very clean as well. The staff is very polite and hospitable. My children had a great time at the pool and the beach. Couldn't ask for a better trip!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , your so kind !

    4
    « Great location »

    Great location and attentive staff. Cleaning ladies were very accommodating. I was disappointed when I accidently left my pillow and was forced to pay FEDEX costs to get it returned. This is the first hotel that ever made me pay to get my items returned. After paying almost $1400.00 for 3 nights stay, I feel that it would be good customer service for Best Western to return my item.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! We do have the best location.

    5
    « First beach vacation »

    LaShane was the perfect front desk person ever. She helped us get the perfect room for an awesome view she recommended great restaurants for us to eat at .she made sure our stay there was the best stay ever . The rooms was extremely clean and the bed was very comfy . The view of the beach was awesome from our balcony. The inside pool and the outside pool was both very clean and very well-maintained . Great location to just get out and walk and explore the ocean the shopping and restaurants .

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much , guests just love our staff .

    5
    « Vacation an great clean and friendly place to stay »

    People are very friendly an helpful the rooms are so clean an the beach is clean an staff so courteous an always wanting to help you all around great place to vacation we absolutely love staying there we have for many years

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , so glad you had a great time with us .

    5
    « great place to stay »

    nice location right on the beach balcony were amazing right in the heart of gulf shores. great place very clean perfect stay staff was very helpful had all the answers to my questions enjoyed our stay we will be back!!!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! see you soon !

    3
    « Awesome ocean view! »

    We were very glad to be able to enjoy Gulf Shores, Alabama and to have a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The Best Western was not luxurious so that probably helped to make it affordable for us. Our room had a fridge and microwave which was much appreciated. The hallways and stairways and elevators could use some cleanup and renovations as they didnt give a good first impression when entering our room. But the view was great and the bed was comfortable. The beach was gorgeous but you have to rent umbrellas and chair cushions for the lounge chairs at the beach. There are two pools - one indoor and one outdoor - not bad. There are no activities offered by the hotel but there is lots to do in the area.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , yes our view is awesome !

    5
    « The Hotel was great so was Loshane!!!! »

    Loved the hotel and Loshane was the best!!!! Very helpful and great personality for the front desk! Our room had the best view on the beach. The breakfast was great. Indoor and outdoor pool everything is in walking distance. I will most definitely be back.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , and i agree Loshane is great ! See you again soon !

    5
    « Wonderful Place to Stay »

    We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Everything was clean. The staff is very polite. The ocean view from our room balcony was great! My kids loved the rock cave in the outdoor pool. This place is fantastic!

    5
    « Great! Great! »

    Wow! Great hotel, staff is so helpful and nice. Love the decor in the lobby. Very clean rooms. We had a great view of the ocean from the balcony. Very close to the Wharf, ampitheater restaurants and shopping. Highly recommend this hotel! We will definitely be back.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! See you soon !

  • 4
    « Vacation »

    It was really nice,clean and close to the beach. It was also close to lots of wonderful places to eat. All the employees were very nice and courteous. We really enjoyed the indoor pool and whirlpools on the day it rained when we were there.

    5
    « Ocean Sounds around the clock »

    It was so nice to be in your room and hear the ocean. Beautiful beach, pretty white sand. The Hotel was very clean and close to a lot of places to eat, like 3 miles away, The shrimp Basket had great food. It was our first trip to Gulf Shores and we really liked it.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you chosing us on your very first stay to Gulf Shores ! Come back soon to hear and feel the ocean breeze .

    5
    « Best location in gulf shores! »

    They had a very helpful, caring staff. The staff and amenities made the trip very pleasurable. This hotel is right on the beach, literally steps away. Clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , we are blessed with a great staff !

    5
    « Vacation »

    The Motel was excellent by being clean outside, inside and the room met all my expectations. One thing negative is that the inside pool was down for repairs. I was looking forward in going in the water. The outside pool was to cold for me.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    4
    « Nice Stay! »

    My husband and I stayed here 5 days and had a wonderful time. The hotel is right on the Gulf,just walk outside and you're on the beach.They also have an outdoor pool,with a small kiddie pool, and an indoor pool in a separate building with 2 hot tubs. The room was fine although I had a couple of minor issues.There is no screen in the sliding door on the balcony and I would have loved to have been able to open it and let in the nice breeze coming off the gulf.I was afraid birds would fly in if I'd left it open.Also,there were no dresser drawers and except for a few hangers in the closet area,no where to put our clothes.Had to leave them in the suitcase.What they had was a unit with 2 cabinets on each end and 3 very small,narrow drawers in the center,couldn't hold more than odds and ends,sure not clothes.One of the cabinets had a refrigerator and the other was just an open space with nothing,no shelves,drawers or anything.I did enquire and was told that shelves were on the way.Still not very functional,IMO.The tv sat on top and the microwave was on the table that was in the room.Not the best set up but the location and view made up for it. All the employees were super nice and friendly and went out of their way to be helpful.I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! see you again soon!

    1
    « Outdated Hotel »

    Don't bother staying here...terrible experience. Rooms are musty & outdated. I got bug bites inside of our room. The Internet definitely makes this hotel appear better than what it is. Would NEVER stay at BW on the beach again.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for chosing your stay with us

    5
    « Gulf Shores Hangout Fest 2017 »

    The rooms were very nice and the staff was so helpful and friendly! Restaurants within walking distance and right on the beach. We had a wonderful relaxing stay. The girls at front desk were awesome! :)

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    4
    « Great Location »

    This is a great location and value. To be able to walk out of my room and onto the beach in less than 2 minutes (no joke) is amazing. The rooms are clean and smell clean. TV and internet are a plus. Proximity to restaurants, Wal-Mart, and sight seeing is the best.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

    3
    « Love the beach »

    Clean Hotel but very dated. Definitely n need Of upgrades .Great location, friendly staff. Loved the beach and restaurants in area. Great location. We did not try the pancake restaurant, so I could not rate.

    5
    « Couldn't Find A Single Issue! »

    Normally I don't give 10 across the board but our stay here was perfect! My wife and I took our honeymoon to Mobile Bay and the staff at this hotel was beyond helpful and very kind! Stephanie rocks!!! My wife and I had no clue where we were staying and the Best Western was the first hotel we walked into that may have fit our budget. We wanted an ocean view but could only afford the street view price so as a gift, Stephanie was able to get us the ocean view for the street price!!! Also the owner of the branch gave us a free breakfast at their Pancake House restaurant the following morning. If you guys are reading this we are sending many more your way in the future! Thank you!!!

  • 5
    « Great stay! »

    Excellent! Great staff, spectacular views, very affordable! Will definitely be returning very soon. Within walking distance to numerous restaurants, stores & the Hangout. Our family had a wonderful vacation thanks to Best Western on The Beach

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , guests love our staff !

    5
    « LOVED OUR STAY! »

    Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly employee, Loshane. She was extremely helpful and cheery from the moment we set foot in the hotel. We loved the beach access, Island Pancake House, and proximity to downtown. All employees were professional, friendly and helpful. We will be back!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thanks ! we do have the best staff that really care .

    5
    « Very relaxing trip »

    The beds were very comfortable. The pillows were so comfy we bought two of them to take home with us. We were able to walk to restaurants. The staff was great and the ocean view from the room balcony was wonderful! We will be back.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you ! Guests tell us all the time how much they love our beds and pillows !

    5
    « life saver »

    We arrived a day early to the condo we had reserved and there was another party in it. This was a busy weekend owing to a volleyball tournament. Many local hotels were sold out. We lucked out and got a beachfront view in this Best Western. We paid more than $300 for a budget hotel that was definitely having a fine make over moment. Save the white industrial lighting and small kitchenette, it felt like any other mid-range end hotel inside the room. The view of the ocean was wonderful. LaShane checked us in and was a joy to talk to. The Pancake House was less fun. Olga, our server, didn't show up a good 15 minutes. Mary, another server, started for her. When Olga showed up, to say she was indifferent would be an overstatement. Maybe she was having a bad day. The bacon and sausage are amazing. Afterwards, we had to wait until we could check into our condo and the two people working at the front desk in the morning were super sweet and personable. They were familiar with guests having to stay in a holding pattern while waiting. They encouraged us to sit on the beach behind their hotel for as long as we needed to do so. Save the breakfast experience, this was truly a good lodging moment.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

    3
    « Great view »

    Customer service was awesome. Room was clean, but had a musky smell to it. Ocean view was wonderful. Didn't really like smelling cigarettes every time I got off elevator. Wish they offered free breakfast.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thanks so much for chosing your stay with us !

    4
    « Great get awag »

    We did a quick detour to Gulf Shores and stayed at the Best Western. Very clean. Room newly remodeled. Friendly staff. Christian owner and Christian music playing softly in the background. Lovely pool and great beach. Loved it there for a short stay.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you maybe next time you can stay longer !

    3
    « Don't waste money on partial beach view »

    Room was clean, bed comfortable in decent location. Recommend either spending extra money for beach view or forgo. Do not spend money for partial view as get approximately 3 foot wide balcony with room right next to elevator. Not worth it.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for the kind comments about our housekeeping dept. and i am glad you loved the comfort of our beds .

    5
    « Great stay one the beach »

    Great room, great renovations. Right on the beach small hotel so no long lines or waits at the elevator. Really close to the venues and easy walking to the center of town. Would recommend to anyone for quick stay or vacation.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    We had a really good overnight trip for my birthday. The staff was very friendly. Our room was clean and very spacious. Nice gulf view from the balcony. Would definetly stay here again. Hotel is a little dated but nothing horrible and everything is super clean.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    I am so glad you chose to spend your Birthday with us . Thank you !

    5
    « Delightful Stay »

    We travel a lot and spend many nights in hotels. This was one of the most delightful experiences we have had. The front staff was very friendly, our room was clean and well maintained. The pool was a nice size and there was lots of room for sunbathing. We will go back again and have already recommended this to others.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thanks, we have the best staff in gulf shores !

  • 5
    « Great Staff »

    Loshane has helped us out tremendously. She seems to love her job, and love helping guests! The hotel is a total value for being right on the beach. The hotel is within easy walking distance of The Pink Pony and Hangout which is great!

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Our staff loves our guest !

    5
    « Perfect location and staff. »

    This hotel is in the prime location to go out on the in town and be close to everything. The views of the ocean are wonderful and great beach area. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are a decent size.

    « Megan T, Front Office Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Guest love our beds !

    3
    « Seen bettr days! »

    Not pleased with this hotel. $195/night for a beachfront king bedded room that was musty, light on amenities and a door that did not lock easily from the hallway. Lovely wood lounges on beach but be prepared to pay $35 to rent one for a day--sticker shock. If the hotel had their own it was not mentioned to us and as air travellers from the north, we did not have chairs and or beach towels. Restaurant was closed.

    « Megan T, General Manager at Best Western On The Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you !

    4
    « Hotel was great location, fairly priced when we were there. »

    Perfect location and rooms were spacious. Great to have kitchenette. Probably should have gotten a beach view for my son! Placement of smoking area was near our elevator which was pretty inconvienent.

    5
    « overnight getaway »

    We checked in around 3pm and stephanie got us into our room very quickly. we enjoyed some time on the beach as well as at the pool. the room was very nice and faced the beach. when we checked out heather was very helpful and even recommended we have breakfast at the island pancake house. which was very good. thank you ladies for being helpful and making our getaway nite enjoyable.

    5
    « Wonderful visit! »

    My husband and I went to gulf shores for our anniversary and stayed at Best Western on the beach. The staff was very helpful and friendly making our check in and check out very simple. The island pancake restaurant connected to the hotel was perfect for breakfast. Staff was very friendly there as well and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

    4
    « Excellent location, hotel meh »

    For the money, this dated hotel is a good value. Don't come for the room or their pancake restaurant or their parking or their wifi, but for the drop-dead gorgeous Gulf view on their private beach. Wow!! The people at the front desk are spectacular and the pool(s) fun, but Oh, the view!!! Pay extra for the Gulf-side rooms if you plan to stay in there much during the day, street-side if you just sleep in your room, like us. Oh, and if you can snatch one of the very few under-room parking spaces, you'll be glad. We'll be back!!

    5
    « We will be back »

    Super friendly staff we had one small issue with a small piece of the popcorn ceiling falling . When the staff was notified the problem was immediately taken care of. Very comfortable beds me noise from other quests.

    5
    « Heather Is Amazing!! »

    My friends and I decided to take a short trip to the beach we booked the hotel last minute but at a great price. On our way to the hotel one of the girls started to have an allergic reaction to something unknown. We stopped and got her Benadryl right before arriving to the Hotel. When we arrived it was still to early for check in but Heather helped us as soon as we came in. She offered to call an ambulance, when we stated it wasn't that serious we didn't think, she let us know of some urgent cares in the area just incase. She let us stay on the couch as long as we needed then was able to help us get checked in early so that the girl could go lay down! She even offered to call the restaurant we were previously at to check their ingredients, now thats above and beyond service! Miss Heather Deserves a raise! We work in the hospitality industry ourselves and people with excellent Customer service skills are harder to find than many might think. On a side note: The hallways were a little out dated, but the room was nice, and the bed was so Comfortable!! I loved the kitchenette.. We didn't want to leave. The hotel is the perfect location! Thank You again Miss Heather for your help and Hospitality.

    3
    « Just okay, paying a premium price for the location »

    I guess I shouldn't complain because it's on the beach and we stayed over spring break. But we paid resort prices for a so-so motel type place. The front desk staff was not friendly. I asked for 3 room key cards and she lectured me, saying if they have to "cut" more than 5 she has to re-do all of them. Okay, but I only wanted 3 and I didn't lose any. I've never had anyone complain about giving an extra room key card before. Grout in bathroom was gross. Easy walk to the beach, did not use the pools. Breakfast not included, we chose not to eat at the on-site restaurant.

    « Megan T, General Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank You for choosing your spring break with us !

  • 4
    « Spring break at the beach! »

    Took the kids to the beach for a few days. Room was nice with the beach view. Having the kitchenette was a great bonus. We were able to eat in and keep our snacks and drinks for the beach cold and fresh. Would go back again.

    « Megan T, General Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you , yes our kitchenettes are popular !

    2
    « Surprised by the good reviews »

    While the staff was friendly and the view beautiful, we were not impressed by the rooms. They were damp, musty, and not very clean. There was a large dumpster outside the stairwell and smelly trash bins outside of our rooms. As another reviewer mentioned, we too were concerned with security as anyone off the street could walk up and enter the hallways where rooms were located without a key card. Not what we expected for the price.

    « Megan T, General Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you for choosing us on your recent stay in Gulf Shores . We have security walking the site each night along with cameras through out the property for the safety of our guests . The dumpster outside is being removed , we were just finishing winter projects on the hotel .

    5
    « Honeymoon in gulf shores »

    Heather was very professional and helpful! We decided to stay an extra night and she was very accommodating. The staff is very friendly and the view is amazing. It was a great place to stay. Even during Spring Break, it was very quiet and family oriented.

    « Megan T, General Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review »
    Thank you so much !

    4
    « It is what it is. »

    8/10 Would stay again. It's was pretty cold and the weather was poor when we went. The rooms were mostly clean I didn't see any bugs or filth. You can't smoke on the balcony which was a little lame, since we were on the third floor. But I guess that does help keep the rooms and such clean so the walk was worth it. They have two pools one inside one out. The outside one has a grotto and the one inside has two hot tubs. All in all it was a lovely stay. They were in the middle of a reno during our stay so that will be nice to see next time we go. Plenty of parking, a nice breezeway under the rooms to hang out, right on the beach like it says.

    « Megan T, General Manager at BEST WESTERN on the Beach, responded to this review »
    Thanks ! We don't allow smoking on our balconies because the sea breeze would blow the smoke to the other rooms !

    5
    « Outstanding! »

    We just came back from a 6 night stay at this hotel. This is the 2nd time we stayed there. The location is PERFECT! It is right on the beach and very close to shopping and dining. Our room was clean, had a kitchenette and an unbeatable ocean view. I gladly pay extra for ocean view every time! We were able to see the sunrise and sunset from our balcony, dolphins playing... Staff is very friendly, dealt mostly with Heather, but everyone all the way down to housekeeping was friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again.

    5
    « Great hotel with perfect spot on the beach »

    We stayed 4 nights over Thanksgiving and the weekend and found the hotel offered everything we needed. The room service was outstanding. The front desk staff was awesome and helpful. The restaurant was really great with wonderful view of the water and beach and the food was really good too. Close to all kinds of shopping and activities in the area. Good value. Professional staff.

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Very nice & clean hotel with great access to the beach! The staff was very nice and the Pancake restaurant made some excellent pecan waffles!! When it was time to leave checkout was a breeze! Thanks for the great stay!

    5
    « Amazing Man-cation »

    Myself, my parter and our two friends came down to Gulf Shores for a man-cation. We had a blast and were very impressed with the hotel, views, beaches and food. The hotel was absolutely perfect! It was great to not have to deal with the headaches that come with stuffy outdated condos. It was great having 24 hour staff available if needed. The only thing that would have made the trip better would have been access to Uber. Thanks again for the vacation, we hope to come back soon!

    5
    « Night away »

    My wife and I live the Alabama beach are and just wanted one night before going to see her family for the holidays. We were very pleased with the location and the room. Being able to walk to Sea and Suds was an amazing experience. My wife used to do there on family vacations why she was young, and we try to go there at least once a year

    4
    « Overnight at the Beach »

    My husband and I just needed a quick overnight on the beach after visiting friends in the area... didn't need a condo, etc. We enjoyed a comfortable, clean room right over the sand with a great view of the gulf. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were only a mile from where we wanted to have dinner... and we enjoyed everything.

  • 5
    « Great hotel at great location! »

    This is a really nice property! Right on the unbelievably white sands of Gulf Shores, AL. Very reasonably priced, large clean rooms, comfortable beds, cute little balcony. We liked it so much we came back for a second night. It has an attached restaurant looking out over the Gulf that had a wonderful selection of breakfast items. We were moving on, but when we come back for a longer visit, we will definitely plan to stay here again.

    5
    « Just right »

    This was a great hotel. It's an older hotel but it's been updated and our room had a kitchenette. It was close to the beach. It was very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. For $81 I thought it was awesome.

    3
    « Wouldn't Stay There »

    It's a rundown hotel that was suppose to be updated. We were not told that we had to pay extra $30 to have the beach balcony. Very disappointed there was no breakfast provided. They tried to clear the smoke that someone in the hotel was smoking. Would not stay there again.

    5
    « Hit In The Off Season »

    Partner and I took a last minute trip to Gulf Shores from Baton Rouge last December and booked this hotel. VERY convenient location to everything with a package store across the street and easy parking. The hotel was relatively empty but the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. No complaints other than I wish it was cheaper in the high season.

    2
    « Comfortable bed in a very tired hotel »

    We were able to get a ocean view room at a discount rate, but remember this is November and the off-season. The carpet is old and needs replacing very wrinkled and loose... The handle to the balcony door was loose and missing a screw. The bathroom sink was slowwwwwww... and the cold water faucet fell off in my hand. They do have a restaurant but do not offer even a complimentary cup of coffee... Considering the time of the year I would think the management would be more conscientious about maintaining the rooms. Also there is very little security. Anyone can walk into the stairwells and roam the outdoor hallways.

    4
    « Incredibly Friendly Staff & Great Hotel »

    The Best Western on the Beach was a very nice hotel with a wonderful view of the ocean. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. My husband and I like to have late afternoon coffee and he asked the desk person if coffee was available in the lobby. She said that if he could wait a couple minutes, she'd put on a pot of coffee. A few minutes later she had 4 cups in to go containers waiting for him at the desk. The room was extremely large and clean. The only negative about the hotel is that the couches in our room were pretty worn and not the quality compared to the rest of the room furniture.

    5
    « Lovely place to lay your head »

    Best westerns can vary depending on who runs them, this is run very well. Super friendly check in by very helpful staff. Whenever we saw any staff they always said hello. We were on the top floor facing the beach, lovely. Comfy beds and all we needed. Lots of places to eat near by. This is a good choice to chill out. With a pool, restaurant and beach access which more could you want. Super sunsets right from your balcony.

    4
    « Lovely hotel run by helpful people. »

    I messed up my reservation and accidentally made it a month later. The people at the desk saw the problem and fixed it for us. I was very impressed by their helpfulness. The room faced the beach, which was close enough to have the surf lul us to sleep at night. The rooms were nice, and of particular interest was the bathrooms. The tub was way deeper than normal and the soaps provided were a cut above average. I really liked my stay.

    5
    « Great Beachfront property »

    great beach front place but could use an upgrade on elevator..very slow.. we needed to get an armless chair for our room and they were very quick to do so and made our stay extremely better for me. I loved the view of the beach from our room and the beds were very comfortable. loved the extra pillows too.

    1
    « Gross, dated, poor service »

    This hotel is in desperate need of updates. Furniture, fixtures, and upholstery are dated and dingy. In addition, it took us 52 minutes to get checked in to our room because we reserved our room on the "corporate" Best Western site, but the reservation did not transfer to their local system. I am turned off from staying at any and all Best Westerns in the future.

  • 4
    « Much Needed Getaway! »

    Previous plans fell through for vacation on the beach so I was determined to go to Gulf Shores one way or another. I'm so glad I chose the Best Western on the Beach!!! Nice and Friendly atmosphere! You won't be disappointed!

    4
    « Off season delight »

    Obviously October was not high season therefore we had quite amazing rates. Right hotel to take some time off after crazy NOLA. Rooms clean and bed comfy. Not extra luxurious but al right. Avoid restaurant in the hotel, way over priced and not good food, much better options are offered in town

    4
    « beach break »

    fantastic location with great views. the staff was friendly ,.and the breakfast was very good the room did not have a dresser but did have a closet to hang things .the balcony looked over the ocean making for a very sleepful night. the staff was cleaning every time we saw them. the location is close to shopping and dinning.

    4
    « Great Vacatioln »

    Was a great vacation with our grandson. When our grandson was not playing on the beach he was in the heated pool. We just couldn't believe how close the hotel was on the beach. Walk out of the elevator and a few steps and we were walking on the sand.

    4
    « Ocean view rooms »

    Stayed 3 night, first night in room 212 a double king with ocean view balcony, We paid 199.79 for this room for one night, room was clean & updated nicely, bathroom was very small . View was Beautiful. Second night we were moved as we had asked for a smoking room, which was not available before.They we nice enough to allow us to move our luggage into the second room early. We were put in room 624 for the rest of our 3 day stay. We paid 399.58 for 2 nights in second room, so it was same price as first room. This room had 2 queens and larger bathroom, but was only partially updated, i.e. New faucet, bedding, Bath surround But that's where the updates ended, smaller tv, microwave sat on dining table so table was useless, smaller refrigerator in cabinet with broken door, It just looked trashy compared to our first room. And was not updated like the first room, but was still same price. Ocean view balcony, very nice,except at night the lights around pool area glare distortions view. I called desk asked if we were given the right room as this room was a drastic down grade from our first room, and was same price. Desk lady agreed with me but offered nothing, saying all oceanview balcony rooms are the same price.I inquired about the quality of this room, 2 more times during our stay and was told same thing each time. And offered no compensations. I was pleased with location beach is just out back, they have very nice sitting area in the back also.this is a nice hotel, but all rooms are not equal, but you will still pay same. Also parking is limited. Especially if you come back to the room late in the day. All in all I would stay here again if other beach hotels in the area were full. But I would stay away from the 6th floor rooms. Also they had 2 pools one indoor and one outdoor, and a pancake restaurant in the building. Which you pay for separately. No free breakfast at this hotel. Local information lacking, no brochures area, asked front desk she gave me one booklet. Also noticed several other customers having disagreements at desk. Both when we checked in and when we checked out. And last of all maid service is lacking, our bed was made and trash cans empty but that's all end tables were not wiped off,sink was not cleaned, nor was ash trays emptied and cleaned, for the price you at least should clean my room properly.

    4
    « sprnt two nights. Best on the beach »

    The hotel is the only beach front hotel that we could find. The rooms were clean and well equipped. Plenty of towels and all the necessary amenities. The hotel had a great restaurant that we used fro breakfast. Other restaurants were a short drive sown the main drag. Beautiful beach, clean umbrellas and chairs available to rent, Very friendly, not used to such attention.

    5
    « Great beachfront place for the price!!! »

    I liked how the hotel was right on the beach and had many shops/restaurants within walking distance. The lobby was small but nice and the staff was pleasant. After exiting the elevator I was scared to see our room. The hallways could definitely use a repainting and some new flooring. (Carpet doesn't seem smart right off the beach) BUT, the room was clean, nice (nothing fancy) and I felt comfortable staying in it. Really glad we decided to stay here instead of the dive on the other side of the road!!!

    5
    « First time to Gulf Shores »

    Very clean! Friendly staff. Certainly will return with family?? Great location so close to restaurants and shopping. Beach very clean and we like the idea we can sit up our own canopy tents! Not pressed to rent chairs and umbrellas.

    5
    « Breathtaking views »

    We had such beautiful views of the Gulf. The hotel staff was so accommodating. Our room was clean, the beds are so comfortable as well as the pillows. I haven't slept that well in years. I was so surprised they SELL them right there. I bought 2. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    4
    « 4th of July 2016 »

    Property is located on the beach and you have a option of beachview or streetview. I would recommend beachveiw. It is perfect to enjoy the fireworks. You can watch them from your balcony, but I would go down to the beach because they are shooting them off at the pier which is just a short walk. Also a cool beach bar and grill called Sea and Suds is a short walk. Room isnt a luxury room but it is clean and has a kitchenette.

  • 4
    « A beautiful room with a beautifu view. »

    I've stayed in this hotel off and on for the past 20 years. It suffered a lot of damage during the hurricane in 2005 and has slowly improved the exterior and interior of the building. I wasn't expecting the room to be as nice as it was on this visit. Three years ago the rooms were pretty run down but they have done an excellent job renovating them.. I loved the room and the view looking out over the beach. The restaurant experience was much better this time than my last visit 3 years ago. The food was great and the server was very nice. My only complaint is the price. It has jumped up quite a bit. We can stay in a private beach house for the same amount of money.

    5
    « Great location »

    The room was clean, comfortable, and spacious. The Room had a kitchenette that included a fridge, stove/oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, and sink. Walking distance to the Hangout/Shrimp Festival. The staff was very friendly. The television was large and had a great picture. Easy walk to the beach.

    5
    « best on the beach »

    A great place to stay for the National Shrimp Festival each October. The rooms are comfortable and the beach is fabulous. Service is friendly and prompt. The hotel is close to most of the other attractions in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

    5
    « Great vacation »

    After Hurricane Matthew ended our plans to go to the Atlantic, we chose to drive south to Gulf Shores. The Best Western was a great choice for our family. On the beach, outdoor and indoor pools and clean rooms with a great staff.

    5
    « "BEST" KEPT SECRET @ "THE "BEST" WESTERN! (On the Beach) »

    Just had the pleasure to visit Columbus Day weekend! It was late, I was tired, and in need of a great "relaxation" experience on the short (overnight stay). "Joe" was on the desk ( a definite asset at this location; enjoyed his welcome banter immensely), and quickly provided a fantastic room. The beds were to die for; crisp sheets, a plush fluffy comforter, icy cold air conditioner (I like snuggling under the comforter), and nice accompanying furniture and fixtures. And, if that was not enough, the property is on the beach! After quite a pleasant night, I got up early the next day, got an amazing cup of coffee across the street from the hotel, and walked back over to soak up wonderful sun, gaze at beautiful and excited waves (Hurricane Matthews had visited somewhere along the coast), and closed my eyes, happy to feel the cool breeze against my skin, and hear those sounds you can only hear at the beach, in my ears. Loved this property! A great packaged deal (Kitchenette in room also). Definitely, a re-do in the future!

    4
    « Good location and clean »

    This Best Western was a great location right on the beach and within walking distance of gift shops and restaurants. The rooms and restaurant were clean and the food and service was very good. The hotel is a little old but still a fair value for the money. The rooms with the kitchenette had very small bathrooms. The view from the balconies of gulf view rooms was very nice. The front desk staff was very helpful.

    2
    « Disappointed!! »

    My husband and I checked in on 10/3 with a check out for 10/6. It was to be a short anniversary trip. When we checked in we let the front desk know that we may need to leave sooner due to Hurricane Matthew, since we live in Myrtle Beach, but at that time hurricane was still far out in Haiti. She had said no problem just let us know. The next morning 10/4 while my husband and I were out we got a frantic call from our brother in law that our governor was making a mandatory evacuation in South Carolina and we needed to get back. We ran into hotel grabbed everything shoved into our suitcases and ran to check out. I told front desk what had happened and we had to leave. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT SHE SAID THEY WERE STILL CHARGING US FOR THAT DAY!!!!!! COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!!!! Of course we should be charged for first night, yes absolutely!! But not for next day. I was too beside myself to start arguing we needed to get home. She saw our drivers license when we checked in and knew where we were from, I just couldn't believe it. The restaurant service is horrible!!!!

    3
    « Great location, small rooms, unfriendly restaurant staff. »

    The beach access and view was amazing. Rooms are very small, hallways are hot and carpet is stained. The bathroom is tiny. Room was supposed to have a small kitchen area, though it had a few dishes and pans it did not have any silverware. Elevator is hot and stinks. The pancake house restaurant is over priced, and the staff is not friendly at all.

    3
    « Rotten Food »

    This hotel's rooms are just average. The restaurant service is TERRIBLE and The food is TERRIBLE! The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. But the restaurant staff is awful. Food was not hot only barely warm. Saving grace is room faced the gulf with a small balcony and 2 chairs. Short walk to the beach.

    4
    « Best Stay on the Beach in Gulf Shores »

    Front desk help best ever! Great room with beautiful view! Maid service really good. Hotel shows a little age but best rate for 4 night stay with view of the gulf, Pancakes in restaurant great everything else was bla. Going to stay at Best Western Tides next time out, Little higher but much never and breakfast included.

  • 4
    « Lovely place! »

    Relaxing and very nicely situated! Make sure to book a room towards the beach! Magnificant view of the Gulf and easy access to the beach! Slightly worn but clean. Front desk personnel very helpful and pleasant! Will be back some time!

    1
    « Smelly and Dirty. »

    Absolute disgraceful hotel. Got there to find the room was not ready and once it was ready it had a very damp smell. All the fixtures were dirty and looked like they have never been cleaned. I tried to stay one night and maybe change rooms in the morning. Bed was very itchy and I decided to pack my clothes in the middle of the night and left after 3 AM Tried to speak with Ali Lababedi, said he was the director of the hotel, incredibly rude, had to bite my tongue before I lost my temper and hit him. Currently going through court process to get my money back. Avoid at all costs.

    5
    « Father »

    Great stay! Family oriented place. We checked so many prices and this place was one of the cheapest. My wife and I chose price over comfort and had no idea how awesome and comfortable it would really be. A girl named Woshane (sweet little Jamaican girl) was so good to us! Her attitude alone sways my decision to return. Love that gal! Great stay! Great people! = Great vacation!

    4
    « Awesome Location »

    I brought my parents, hubby and toddler on a weekend to Gulfshores. And we were looking for a place to stay. It was off-peak already so the stay was around $80/night. We were initially assigned to a room on the upper right side of the building (facing the bldg). I checked the view and it was limited because of the adjacent building. So I requested to be transferred to a room with a view. The lady at the front desk was so patient and welcoming. She was able to find another room but on the other building. It was on the second floor. It was a room with a kitchenette with 2 Queen beds. It was overlooking the ocean. It has plates, spoons and forks already. It has a separate elevator. We saw some mosquitoes there on the hallway and elevator. We had breakfast at the Pancake House. It was great! It was not included in the booking. The bathroom was just a little small. But the view was awesome. It was just cold when we went out to the ocean as it was already October. If it was peak season, the price of course will be high. The swimming pool is located inside the small building infront of the Hotel. It was decent. It's 4 stars for me because of the proximity to the beach.

    3
    « Weekend getaway »

    The hotel stay was good, room was clean and had friendly Desk Staff. The weather could have been a little better but we made the best of it. The Restaurant Breakfast food was horrible, over cooked bacon and sausage (like eating jerky) and the Service was very poor.. I will not eat there again.

    5
    « Always a great time and so affordable! »

    We always stay at the Best Western on the Beach when we go to Gulf Shores. The rooms are huge and very clean. The pool is sparkling and you are right on the beach! Spend a few more dollars and get an ocean view room. It is worth it! There is a restaurant downstairs, but we preferred to eat around the town. What we like most is that this is affordable!!

    3
    « Average »

    This motel is older however it does have a few things going for it. The overall motel is clean. It is located right in the beach and our room had a full size fridge sink and small oven. DO NOT eat at the pancake house which is in the motel. It is awful. There is no breakfast included.

    5
    « Perfect Getaway »

    Exceeded expectations!!! Clean room, friendly staff and great rate :) Very convenient to Hwy 59. From the moment we checked in, we were pleasantly surprised with the expeditious check-in, the friendliness of all the staff, the cleanliness of the room and the room was well stocked with plenty of towels. The Island Pancake Restaurant on the premise was a pleasant bonus!!! Indoor pool was great too.

    3
    « It's a hotel with the most uncomfortable beds around! »

    When we visit the Gulf with our children we prefer to stay in a condo. Not only do we have the privacy of separate bedrooms but we also enjoy the use of a kitchen, and usually washer and dryer. On a very last minute weekend getaway during a busy holiday weekend we decided we'd stay at the Best Western. It's a hotel and I'd say you get what you pay for but in our case we paid a ridiculous amount to have lodging on the beach. The room had a musty smell and right off I noticed hair in the bathroom floor, along with sand in the kitchenette area. To make matters worse, the balcony area wreaked of urine! We decided to dine one morning at the on-site restaurant. Service was wonderful, the food okay, but the prices were through the roof. We would have eaten in our room and taken advantage of the mini-fridge, stove top, and microwave, but there was only 1 bowl and 2 mugs. Housekeeping did not remove our garbage from the room nor did they supply us with fresh disposable cups for coffee. Best Western, please do something about those horrible mattresses! Thank goodness our stay was for only 2 nights because it was the worst sleep I've had in a long time. As for the positives - we had a lovely view of the beach and staff at check-in were very friendly. I'm being quite generous giving this location an "average" rating. I'm seriously disappointed that we paid a prime amount for such a low quality hotel.

    5
    « One of the last hotels on the beach! »

    With all the expensive condo's at gulf shores the is a really great hotel to stay at. The staff is very friendly and the beds are very comfortable and the room was updated and modern. There are rooms that have balconies that view the gulf waters right on the beach. We will definitely be back.

  • 2
    « just not impressive »

    booked a room for one night based on the rating. I wondered where have these people stayed before. everything is dated, and just feels dirty. I just kept telling myself, only 1 night and its a best western.

    5
    « Relaxing »

    Great place to stay. Nice rooms. We bookek two rooms for two nights and it was very relaxing. The rooms were nice size and we got a kitchenette in both rooms. The balcony overlooked the beach. The only complaints would be the hot tub wasn't hot and when we tried to sit on the balcony all we got was the smell of cigarette smoke coming from below.

    5
    « Visiting »

    Our visit was wonderful. Yes we will be coming back there soon . The rooms was clean and nice even the employees was very nice. We had a wonderful time there. The island pancake house was wonderful to have breakfast on the beach.

    5
    « Amazing Staff and a Great View »

    We were amazed at how wonderful Treena, the housekeeper cleaned our room. She made sure everything was done perfectly. She made us feel like we'd known her for years. That is truly hard to find anywhere else anymore. Lashane at the front desk was so wonderful from the phone call all the way up until arrival, beautiful smile with a personality to match. We will definitely be back to this lovely place that felt like home on the island!

    3
    « Cute »

    Cute place! Would stay again. Rooms could be cleaner but all round good. My family and I took a summer vacation and stayed. Friendly staff and management seemed great! I am a blogger so I write about hotels, motels and B and B's. If u are looking for somewhere nice to stay that's family friendly I would say this is a cute, ok place to stay. Prices are a little high but all around good

    5
    « Great location »

    Great hotel room. Easy walk to the beach. The rooms also have a balcony which overlooks the beach. When we visit next time this is the hotel we will be staying at. All of the great restaurants are within walking distance from the hotel as well. Very Pleased with our stay.

    5
    « Pleasure »

    From start to finish, the customer service was tremendous. It really made our experience much, much easier than I anticipated....From the reservation over the phone, through the check in process, all the way through the check out process, the room, the view, the service was absolutely eloquent!

    5
    « Great value during the week. »

    Perfect for us. Inexpensive, clean, really nice staff, pool, beach. It isn't fancy and could use a little work here and there but we enjoyed our stay and would easily stay here again. Loved the positive music in the lobby.

    4
    « Nice quite retreat »

    We enjoy the stay every time we vacation in the Gulf. a excellent retreat to get away and enjoy the gulf, sites and food in the area. We enjoy the Lamberts cafe, the US Alabama and the military exhibits around Mobil area. The water is beautiful and refreshing and peaceful. Just sit back and enjoy the beach activities, people watch or sit in the room deck and enjoy the sun from there if you don't like going down to the beach that day and have breakfast in the room if you like. we had a good time doing what we wanted while there.

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    Beautiful view of the beach... counted dolphins all morning. The hotel was convenient to many activities, shopping and food.The beach was beautiful and not crowded. Easy drive down from Foley. We didn't use the pool. Parking was a bit tight.

  • 5
    « ocean view »

    We was in room 628,awesome views,very clean,nice and quiet.spacious rooms. Shower was perfect..housekeeping does a wonderful job...Heather at the front desk was very helpful and nice,the other gentleman didn't get his name he was also nice and polite

    3
    « Acceptable »

    The location, the pool & the staff make this place acceptable but I do not think I will be back. There are not many "hotel" options here so we tried this place because it was on the beach. The beds were comfortable, we had a patio overlooking the beach, & the pool was great. (3 ft only) but the room was terrible, old, dirty, falling apart.

    4
    « My husband and I went to Gulf Shores, Ala. for a few days and we did not have a reservation, big mistake. »

    You walk into the hotel and your first impression is a clean reception area with very friendly staff. The girls at the desk were very helpful with suggestions on where to eat and places to see. They make you feel very relaxed and welcome. The layout of the hotel can be a little confusing but the rooms are clean and comfortable with beautiful views from your balcony. I definitely would stay here again.

    5
    « Beautiful hotel on the sugar-white beach. Can't wait to go back! »

    Absolutely beautiful family-friendly hotel. Right on the beach with room facing the beach and ocean. We were in room 304. 2 queen beds, kitchenette, balcony with table and chairs on it. Extremely clean and had good service while we were there. They did forget to replace the dish towels after we used them and they took them to launder, but that's a minor issue. Large room with plenty of room to move around. Had an indoor pool with natural light and an outdoor pool; both were nice. Within walking distances to souvenir shops, restaurants, etc. Air conditioner worked well. Beds were extremely comfortable. Reasonably priced, particularly compared to competitors. We hated to leave!

    5
    « Unique features right on the beach rain or shine »

    Loved this hotel very boutique feel in lobby but once you move on there is a big pancake restaurant then a pool with a cave ..Excellent beachfront access. Absolutely beautiful indoor pool across from parking. Adorable chairs set up inside of property to sit and look at beach but not walk to beach. Chair and umbrella rentals on beach from outside company $30 full day for double padded chair. Discount if not full day. Gift shop in lobby 24 hrs. Great value outstanding hotel. If you are extremely picky bathroom sink is a bit small. Room and bed was comfortable with refrigerator microwave sink and I think stove.

    5
    « Everything was AWESOME »

    This was a last minute vacation for my family before my son went back to school. We have not had a vacation in many years so we were very excited. We were not disappointed by anything during our stay. The location of the hotel was just minutes from many of the different attractions offered in the area. The parking lot was clean. The free wifi and high speed internet worked great during our entire stay. We stayed in room 319, it was clean with super comfy queen beds and pillows to die for. We liked that the kitchenette had a full size fridge. The coffeemaker worked great and the complimentary coffee was pretty good. It also had a nice sized stove and a microwave available. The room had an ironing board and iron, awesome blow dryer, clock radio and nice size flat screen tv. There is a vending machine and ice machine on the floor. The location on the beach is very cozy. The indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs were clean and enjoyable. The staff was super. LoShane was working the front desk when we checked out. She is very knowledgeable about the hotel and the gulf shores area and we didn't feel rushed at all while leaving and that was especially nice. We even bought us a pillow for the road! I will definitely book us with Best Western again, the price was very affordable and I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

    5
    « Good experience, great staff »

    Just returned home from a visit to Gulf Shores. Hotel was exactly what I expected. Clean, reasonable rooms. Staff was great. My battery died the first night. Not only did the maintenance guy(Wes) offer to give me a jump start, he took me to Walmart to buy jumper cables. Then gave me a jump. Really nice guy!! Won't find that everywhere. All in all, a good experience.

    5
    « Great experience »

    Hotel nice and right on the beach. Stayed in room 521, was next to elevator but did not make much noise at all. View from then Balcony was great!! Room was nice and smelled clean. Bed comfortable. Would definitely stay here again. Loshane who checked us in was awesome!!! I can not say enough about her. So friendly and made sure our stay was great.

    4
    « Would Stay Here Again »

    Hotel had clean rooms and a friendly, helpful staff. It was located right on the beach with two pools (indoor and outdoor) as well. Restaurant food was good but they need a hostess and better organization.

    2
    « Good but not great. »

    Stayed in room 99, room is arranged where the bed is right next to the interior hallway and elevator. There was so much noise that it kinda ruined the stay. Avoid room 99! Room was very dated, but not bad at all. The beach was nearly on top of the hotel. When we arrived there was a roach on the ceiling, but that was the only bug I saw at all.

  • 4
    « good experience »

    good experience at best western was nice on the beach at gulf shores. the beds were very nice and comfortable. directly on the beach. close to all the attractions and easy to get to. would definately stay there again or recommend to friends. next time would pay a little more for beach view. problem with elevator. and because on the 3 level side didnt realize where the outdoor pool was and person registering us didnt advise of the hotel breakfast or the chairs on beach/etc.

    5
    « Awesome »

    I have been wanting to go to the beach for months and so this particular Monday I asked my grandson if he wanted to go with Nana to the beach, he said that would be awesome, so on we wet. We had no clue where we were going to stay, I just knew it had to be on the beach with a view. We stopped at the Best Western and it was Awesome

    5
    « Excellent Service and Courteous Staff »

    The room was very clean and the staff were exceptionally courteous and helpful. The price of the items in the lobby store were very reasonable - we were pleasantly surprised at this. The Christian background music made us feel very comfortable. It would be nice to have an in-room safe. The hotel is directly on the beach with gulf view rooms - the view is awesome! The pool is very inviting - our children always got to know all the other children in the pool and we enjoyed meeting their parents. This is a very family friendly hotel. We will definitely be coming back.

    4
    « on the beach »

    This is our second time to stay at the Hotel. We did cut our stay short by one day due to beach construction that blocked off the beach. There was still access to the beach by walking down the beach, but with the back of the hotel, and adjacent property on one side blocked off, we thought that the beach would become too crowded. Once the construction is over, it will be back to normal.

    5
    « Remodeled, quiet, relaxing. »

    Our family enjoyed the stay! We stayed two nights and felt completely relaxed. Our room had been recently remodeled. Being that it was directly on the beach, it would be impossible to keep the sand out of the walkway because there were guests going back and forth from the beach all day, so we were understanding of a little sand in the carpet.

    1
    « Horrible do not stay here! »

    I first would like to say how important it is for people to be honest about their reviews because I read them before booking a room! This hotel is the worst I have EVER stayed in and I have traveled all around the world! I thought after paying $499 for one night that it would be very nice! Boy, was I shocked when I saw the room and the bathroom was even worse! I will take into consideration that it was getting close to the end of Summer Break! EVERYTHING about this hotel was dirty, the elevator, the hallway leading to our room, the carpet in our room was so nasty I would not walk barefooted on the carpet or let our children!!!! The TV did not work but for a few minutes. The bathroom is very tight for one person and I am a small lady! Upon our departure the elevator was broken and I had to ask housekeeping to help us and I called the front desk, after 15 minutes it was working again! We had breakfast in the hotels pancake house. The waitress spilt a glass of ice water on me, no worries accidents happen! The food was ok, not like everyone raves about! The staff in the restaurant was great! I have been to Gulf Shores many many times and have always had a great time! But, this was not the case for this trip! I would NEVER stay nor recommend anyone else to stay at this hotel unless there was a complete makeover! I think the owners really need to take a good look at their investment! I hope this helps someone!

    4
    « Mini-Vacation on the Beach »

    My wife and I stayed here on a Saturday night while traveling down the gulf coast. The staff put us in room 426. It had 2 queen beds that were extremely comfortable. The room had a beautiful view of the white sandy beach and emerald water! Most of all, the staff was very friendly, helpful, and gracious enough to give us a free breakfast coupon at the pancake house restaurant located in their lobby. All in all, it was pricey, but it is on the beach.

    5
    « The staff was wonderful »

    The staff at the Best Western on the Beach was so personable. They went way above the necessary thing to make our stay so pleasant. We only had to mention something and it was handled. The room was very clean and the location to shops and places to eat was great. The girls that worked the reception desk at night were so pleasant to be around. They helped with anything we needed included giving great tips about area attractions. We will defiantly be back soon.

    4
    « Family get away »

    Nice family get away. Room was spacious and clean, however the bathroom was rather small but, it served the purpose. Very quiet, family atmosphere, located right on the beach within walking distance to souvenir shops and restaurants. Maid service was offered everyday, however we just requested clean towels and trash collection daily. This did appear to be an older hotel, but our room appeared to be recently updated.

    5
    « Much needed rest and relaxation »

    My daughter and I had a wonderful mother/daughter time. The weather wasn't that great, but the room was very pleasant and the balcony looking out at the beach and water was relaxing. The staff was very pleasant and very helpful.

  • 4
    « Spring Break March 2016 »

    We took our daughter for spring break to visit with friends. Great location and clean room. Great indoor pool and hot tub ! Young lady at desk during our checkout was sweet and helpful! I cant remember her name, sorry.

    5
    « Great service great view! »

    The staff was excellent and the view from our room was breath taking. The rooms were standard but you are paying for the view and being right on the beach The staff personally greeted us and always made sure to ask if we were enjoying ourselves. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. We will be back.

    4
    « Good for a quick getaway »

    Older hotel but very clean & neat. Beds were extremely comfortable and pillows super soft. The rooms are bare minimum but we came for the beach. Had a great ocean view from the 3rd floor. Pools were nice. Free parking!

    5
    « Can't get closer to beach, some staff went above and beyond. »

    The rooms are utilitarian. They're as advertised, but nothing special. But we didn't stay here for the room! The staff was adequate, except for Wes, who went above and beyond, being helpful, friendly, and gracious. If you're gonna spend a lot of time in your rooms, you may want to find somewhere else, but if you want to be out on the beach and you want a room that's really close, you aren't gonna find much better.

    5
    « Pleasantly Surprised »

    After reading multiple bad reviews, I was going to cancel my reservation! I'm really glad I didn't, this was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in! The rooms were decent sized, the beds were comfortable, the pillows were amazing and the staff was phenomenal! Everyone was very friendly and went above and beyond to be sure we had everything we needed! I will definitely be staying here for years to come!

    5
    « Family Vacation 2016 »

    The hotel is in a very nice location. We had ocean view on the second floor with the Pancake house right in front of the hotel. The staff were very helpful as well. We were able to get adjoining rooms for our kids so me and my wife could have privacy.

    4
    « Great view, below average service. »

    This hotel is a little pricey however the location is worth it. The kitchenette in our room was great, but the house keeping staff was lacking in cleaning our room, taking out the trash, and even bringing us towels. Which we had to go down to the front desk to find. Beach access was great.

    5
    « Best Place In Gulf shores To Stay! A Beach Front Hotel! »

    LaShone was EXTREMELY helpful! even though it was a busy time at the front desk, not only did she help me but she also introduced me to her manager who was very glad to have us their. The room that we had was magnificent!

    4
    « Can't beat the view! »

    This motel is right on the beach. It is walking distance to entertainment and shopping. We LOVED the balcony at sunset time. Be aware that unlike most Best Westerns, this one does not include a free breakfast. We had one minor issue, and that was at check-in. We arrived late after a long drive that included car trouble. When we got to our room, the roll away we had requested was not there. After waiting close to an hour for the front desk to bring it, my husband finally went down to get it himself. But this was not a deal breaker. It was a fantastic value for the views and beach proximity. We hope to go back soon and stay here again.

    5
    « Don't miss the BEST of the BEST »

    We arrived 2 hours early, our room was ready and we were offered NO early check in fee. The employees were very accommodating, pleasant, and professional. Our room was fantastic, we were on the 6th floor with an ocean view which was beautiful. I highly recommend this hotel experience for your next trip to Panama City Beach Florida.

  • 4
    « Best Western on the Beach »

    The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. We really enjoyed our stay. I wish the pool was bigger. It had a rock waterfall that would have been beautiful if the waterfall was actually working. The kids loved it, but the pool again was just so small.

    4
    « Great view »

    My husband, cousin and I stayed here for vacation. Pros: Great customer service from front desk staff (especially Heather). When we accidentally booked our room through a hotel booking site instead of the hotel website, Heather gave us great advice on how to fix the problem and then gave us a discount on our room to compensate our trouble even though it wasn't their fault)! Room is right on the beach (balcony hung over sand), great location. Absolutely fantastic food at the pancake house of the hotel (keep in mind, not included with the cost of the hotel). Cons: Rooms feel a little dirty (ours was clean, I believe this "dirty feel" could be be from the humid feel the beach can sometimes have). Bathrooms are so small you barely have room to dry off and the kitchen has no utensils to cook with. Would recommend this hotel if you want to be right on the beach and are on a limited budget. We would stay there again.

    5
    « Great Customer Service! Great view! Awesome beach! Onsite Pancake House with good food! »

    Enjoying my stay! Great place! Older but clean and comfy! Thanks Heather for helping us move to a room with a kitchenette! You were so polite, courteous, and accommodating! Great view! Everyone is so friendly- front desk, restaurant staff, housekeeping, even guests! I'll be back! 7/16/16

    4
    « Decent, nice view »

    The property is a little dated but the staff is awesome, from the front desk to the maintenance man, very friendly and helpful. I had a problem with the sink in the room draining, maintenance was there within 5 minutes to fix it. I would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « Old »

    This BW needs to be redone. We stayed 5 nights at an average of 300 a night. Which was too much in my opinion. The maids cleaned our room each day but we had to ask and it was hard to communicate because they spoke very little English. They tried and I give them credit for that. Our room had a stove top(2 eyes) sink and small fridg. But almost nothing as for pans and no utensils. We didn't cook much, just made cold stuff. The balcony is a joke, so small that you could hardly use it. Shabby is an very accurate description!

    2
    « shabby »

    The location of this hotel is GREAT, right on the beach, but the hotel and rooms are shabby. The pool has a water fall that does not work. There is no free breakfast. The maid did not clean the room after being asked to come back.

    5
    « Birthday celebration »

    Hotel is right on the beach. Our room was clean. Bed and pillows were great along with the A/C. We also had a balcony room. Beach was nice and clean also. Staff greet you every time you walk in. Very friendly.

    4
    « Excellent Staff! »

    We showed up to Gulf Shores with no place to stay. We called the Best Western on The beach. Allen took care of us and hooked us up with a room beach side for $30 less than Hotels.com was advertising. The room was clean and simple the bathroom and shower looked new. It had a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. The outdoor pool was open all night. The only issue I had was there was no free breakfast. In fact the breakfast was $10 a person and up! The staff in the restaurant was friendly and helpful. I would go back to this hotel but definitely go somewhere more reasonably priced for breakfast.

    1
    « Worst Western »

    Worst Western (not best). never, never, again! This place charges over 300. Per night for a room so sub par it's criminal! We had a room that was given a kiss and a promise from the housekeeping staff and they never kept their promise. The bed was not turned over and we found 2 bloody pillows that had been left. Makes me believe all they did was pull the covers up from the last guest. The coffee maker still had grinds from the last guest as well . Just GROSS! We had no amenities like shampoo etc. Lucky I had my own. There were drywall pieces missing and ceiling tiles falling and mold in the shower. When confronted management barely shrugged their shoulders and could not have cared less. Let me say it again... Worst Western...Never, Never, Never Again. Consumer beware of biohazard in your bed!

    5
    « Great Vacation »

    This is a very nice motel sitting right on the beach. There is ample parking, an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a breakfast cafe. Rooms are big with a nice bed. My room was clean and was cleaned every day. I had a patio overlooking the pool and with a great view of the ocean. We will be back.

  • 5
    « The beach is amazing »

    The room was clean, view of the gulf from the balcony was beautiful, the staff were helpful and friendly. Plenty of food and drink in walking distance. Did not eat at the onsite restaurant, but it certainly smelled good walking by. Not one bad experience.

    5
    « Wonderful front desk staff!!! »

    This review is for customer service. I've traveled everywhere in the US and out and I will tell you this staff is the warmest and most helpful group I have ever experienced. They genuinely want to make your experience a great one! I encountered a bit of a problem with family connections and these folks were the kindest I've ever met Thank you from the bottom of my heart. PS-I did enjoy myself after that stressful day??

    5
    « right on the beach »

    This hotel is right on the beach...we just walked out of the lobby and relaxed all day! The rooms are a little dated but very clean. I highly recommend renting a chair and umbrella from the service provided directly in front of the hotel. Roy is an awesome attendant!! One of the best relaxing vacations I have had in a long time! Also within walking distance of the Hangout! i

    3
    « Clean room, beach access »

    The lady at the front desk was very friendly, the room was very clean & had a full kitchen, which was unexpected. The hallway was dreary and almost creepy, but we didn't spend a lot of time in the hall! :) Loved how easy it was to just walk outside onto the beach from the hotel elevator. The beach was super clean, and the hotel had a convenient outdoor rinsing area. Lots of shopping nearby. Nice balcony to hang wet swimwear.

    5
    « Wonderful location, great service, and very relaxing stay! »

    This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and we chose the Best Western based upon reviews from other visitors. We were in an oceanfront room with a kitchenette with two queen beds. The property is a bit dated but very clean and the view/access to the beach was second to none --- we were on the beach w/n 3 minutes from walking out of our room. We stayed at the property mid-week and the rate was very comparable to that of other places we could have stayed at right on the beach. We had to check out a day early due to events at home and the front desk staff was very accomodating. The only real negative I can report was that the bathroom was very small. Not sure if that is a function of having the kitchenette-style room but it was clean and functional so not a real big deal to us. We will definitely stay there again.

    3
    « Price gouges on weekends »

    No toilet paper holder, missing refrigerator rails, Pancake House prices are stupid high. Indoor pool is a shelter built over a pool in the middle of the parking lot, therefore you have to go OUTSIDE to access the INDOOR pool. Probably will not stay in Gulf Shores again.

    2
    « Poor hotel for the price »

    Not worth the high price. Old hotel. Location is on the beach and in a great location. The indoor pool was extremely hot. The outdoor pool is very small. Hotel does not offer any beach or pool towels. Must use room towels.

    5
    « A Great Place to Stay; A week on the Beach!!!! »

    Our family just returned from Gulf Shores and had the most delightful week of vacation. The stay at the Best Western on the Beach was the perfect location and the staff was outstanding!!! From the check in through out the week we were made to feel like we were the most important guests in the hotel. Michelle led the way of staff that were so helpful, kind and friendly!! We had a room with a view of the Gulf and would not change a thing if we were returning tomorrow. Great Week!!!!!

    4
    « First family vacation »

    We loved this location it is right on the beach and was perfect for our family stay. The staff was great especially Trena ! Location was perfect for dinner , shopping and site seeing. I would recommend this place. Most everything in in walking distance be sure and visit Rita's for ice cream treats.

    4
    « Wonderful Stay »

    Great location, rooms spotless, comfortable beds. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. We ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant every day and it was excellent. We would definitely recommend and return to this hotel.

  • 4
    « Awesome »

    Omg I loved it right by the beach clean room the beds were amazingly comfortable and the pool and jacuzzi was the best the only thing I disagree with you should not have to buy your breakfast when you pay 1500.00 for a room they should have a free breakfast or give you food coupons while your there!!

    3
    « Weekend Stay »

    Great view of the gulf and walking distance to restaurants and bars. Rooms are not very sound proof and music/TV can be heard from surrounding rooms. Elevators are slow. Smoking is allowed near elevator and you have to walk through the smoke.

    5
    « Can't wait to come back! »

    We had an excellent experience during our stay! The staff was very friendly and professional. We absolutely loved our room, it was clean and looked like it had been recently updated. We stayed in the King studio suite and we will definitely be requesting it when we come back!! The location was great, so close to everything! Nice clean beach, amazing indoor pool pool and spa and a really nice outdoor pool as well. Can't say enough about it, just ready to go back very soon!!

    2
    « Not impressed »

    Our ocean view consisted of 75% wall and 25% ocean view. The staff was not friendly and thought the price was high for just an 'average' room. It is close to the beach which is nice. I wasn't happy with this hotel and we won't stay again. The restaurant in the inside is outrageously price me and not that good.

    5
    « Best place to go for family fun! »

    Awesome rooms right on the beach! Private beach, both indoor and outdoor pools !! Can't say enough about the friendly staff, clean rooms, fantastic pancake restaurant in the hotel. Walking distance to sea and suds or the pink pony. Only minutes to all the best souvenir shops. We will definitely be back!!

    3
    « Average beach hotel »

    Was an average hotel. Little high on price for what you got. It is on the beach! I mean as soon as you get out the stairwell it was a matter of 20 ft then you were in the sand. It needed some maintenance and updating. When you look back from the beach to the hotel it looks a bit out of place cause this only being 5 floor hotel with the next door condos being 20 floors. Over all its an alright place.

    4
    « great view »

    staff one of the best I have ever encountered. Only thing is room was kind of small for price. the view was to kill for. on delivery service for food was pizza. only one elevator but you can live with that

    3
    « Best Western on the Beach Gulf Shores »

    Older property but well kept. Good beach access at the property and very close to public beach and public facilities. At peak times parking is available but not necessarily convenient to the room. No free breakfast bu Pancake House integral to the property.

    2
    « The view was the only good part »

    We arrived at the hotel late on a Wednesday and checked out on Friday, so it was a short stay. Our room was hot, cramped and uncomfortable (the AC was turned all the way down to 60 degrees and it was still sweltering in there. Also, the ice machine didn't work (and wasn't fixed after reporting it) and the phone in the room didn't work. We did have a great view of the beach and the hotel itself was on the beach. Because it is a pretty small hotel, the beach in front of it was not terribly crowded, nor was the pool area. It would have been nice if there was a restaurant or bar inside the hotel to avoid having to trek over to the extremely crowded Sea N' Suds or Hangout locations. Even a poolside bar would be nice. Also, you had to pay a separate company to rent one of the umbrella shaded chairs and couldn't just charge it to your room. Overall, we had fun but the hotel is not one I would recommend if you are going to Gulf Shores. At almost $300 per night, it wasn't worth the cost.

    4
    « Great location, ok standard. »

    This is no luxury hotel, but not a too basic motel either! In the middle of it. Very friendly staff, fabulous location at the beach and great ocean views from the room. Superb beach! (Downsides, although not very important: air condition system not very good, chlorine smell in room and hallways, motel atmosphere)

  • 5
    « Birthday fun!! »

    I went on my birthday with my family....the staff was friendly, very helpful...the hotel was beautiful n clean...i would definitely go back to stay .... thumbs up Best Western ....my toddler enjoyed the Kiddy pool they have

    5
    « a place you need to stay Best Western On The Beach »

    When made it there we were greeted at the door with a smile and love and we felt very comfortable the rooms were real clean the people was very helpful and they have a free breakfast you can go on the beach and swim or if you don't want go to the beach they a pool outside were you and the kids can swim or you and the kids can go inside and swim an the inside pool is a cave and a waterfall you will love this place to visit or vacation at o and they have a restaurant it's called Island Pancake House the food is good there and everyone had flat screen in their rood

    5
    « Love it!!! »

    We have stayed at the hotel for the last three years and will definitely be back . The staff are amazing ( heather and trena) and several more. Very friendly and nice . And the view is breathtaking , weather perfect !!! If u are looking for a relaxing time . It's a must go !!!

    5
    « Family fun at the BW »

    Outstanding ! Clean , attractive rooms!Beautiful beach and view! Nice pool and hot tub! In the middle of lots of attractions and great places to eat! Walking distance to all these places with no need to drive... Friendly staff. Couldn't be better ! Go NOW!!

    4
    « Great Getaway »

    This was a 1st trip to Gulf Shores, and by far, a great trip. Very clean property, and the Island Pancake House, was a very nice breakfast. Pecan pancakes were very yummy, and the rooms were unbelievably clean. We had a direct walk to the beach and, although there were some shells, and i would recommend wearing shoes down to the water, the view and seagulls made up for it. once, i accidentally dropped a peanut off the balcony, and within minutes, we had several seagulls 'asking' for more peanuts! Great trip! Will be back!:-)

    4
    « Quick Stay »

    No problems with the room except one bed was very soft. Might be OK for kids though. Room was mainly for beach vacationers with a little kitchenette. Not a bad price for a beach front hotel, but the peak season hadn't started yet. No free breakfast, but a nice little restaurant located with the hotel.

    3
    « Birthday get away »

    This hotel was what I could find for the days I wanted to get away. It is not crowded, great view of the ocean. The room was reasonable size, well laid out with everything you would need except extra hooks or towel rods in the bathroom. The bed was super comfortable. All the above would have made it an excellent stay and great value EXCEPT there were used condom wrappers- one in the drawer and one under the night stand! So if they improved there cleaning crew, it would be great. Walk across the street to Waffle House instead of bothering with the folks at the Island Pancake house- enough said on that.

    5
    « Great 1st visit to Gulf Shores! »

    We visited Gulf Shores for the 1st time this weekend. Happened to walk in to ask a question about their Pancake House and Heather was so awesome that we ended up changing hotels and staying there Sunday night. The room was very big and comfortable with any amenities that we needed. We were directly on the beach with an awesome view! We will be returning to this hotel in July due to the great customer service that we received from Heather as well as Bobby!

    4
    « Very accomadating »

    When I arrived I was in a room on the street side - the staff, Heather I think, was very helpful & moved me to a beachside view! Plenty of parking, staff all very good, property to notch! My only negative was night latch not attached to the wall. Did not eat breakfast, wasted to, looked so delicious!

    5
    « hangout »

    The Best Western was optimally located for Hangout. amazing location. nice, clean room. The staff was excellent. Very attentive, kind, and genuinely interested in making sure we had everything we needed. Healther, Stephanie, and Michelle Rock!

  • 2
    « Friendly but overpriced »

    The hotel is very old and our door didn't shut well enough for me to feel comfortable there. The price is outrageous for such an old hotel and they don't even offer the usual free coffee and breakfast. They do have a restaurant that they recommend but don't even give you a coupon for a discount. The staff was friendly and the hotel was clean but at $320 a night other than having a beach it is nothing I would want to go back to.

    2
    « Fair! »

    The hotel is old. That the building is old is obvious. The halls are narrow and have a musty smell. The hall carpet was dirty. The room was just adequate. The room did have a small refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom was barely adequate and way to small. The 'balcony" was small with old plastic chairs. The ocean view was nice but every thing else detracted from it. Worse, they double charged us and we still haven't gotten that corrected!

    2
    « Dirty carpet throughout!! »

    Clean bed. No bugs seen. Hot shower. Carpet in the room and halls looked like it was from the 70's. My daughter's socks turned black from walking only in the room. Can not recommend until this place has some major renovations. Also, if you need a crib, there is only one available for the entire place. My buddy rented it for his son and it had a wheel missing, was wobbly, and looked dirty.

    5
    « Millie stuckey »

    Wonderful place to stay. Rooms clean, very friendly staff from checkin to checkout. You have to try blueberry cheesecake pancakes. They are not on the menu but were recommended by our waitress. The hotel motto is "Aim to please" and they really do try. We will stay here again next time we are in Gulf Shores.

    5
    « Awesome stay in Gulf Shores!!! »

    the location was perfect, the staff was friendly, the accommodations were superb! We stayed in our of the private cottages, I loved that we had all the pleasures of home. The huge front porch allows you to hear the waves crash, smell the salt air, but still enjoy the privacy of a residence. The house was well stocked and the beds and sleeper sofa were very comfortable. Every shopping area and a bunch a awesome restaurants are literally 6 blocks away. Within 2 miles there are several attractions plus the free beach. Could not have found a better accommodation for the value.

    4
    « Great beds and pillows!! »

    We spent three nights at the Gulf Shores Best Wedtern on the Beach. The pillow top beds were fantastic as were the pillows because there were both 2 soft and 2 firm pillows on each bed. The toiletries were also good quality, Bath & Body Works. The hotel itself is modest looking but you can't beat the location. The beach starts about 30 steps from the elevator. In addition the front desk staff that checked us in were fantastic and so helpful and kind. Overall I would highly recommend it.

    4
    « Short Get away »

    This was our first time staying on the beach during a vacation. it was a great experience. locations was very nice. over all the hotel and price was a good deal as well. We are very pleased. We look forward to booking with them again.

    5
    « Great View »

    Had a great time. Clean, comfortable, great service and friendly people. The view was excellent and the cafe in the hotel was a great place to eat and convenient. When in gulf shores you could not ask for a better place to stray.

    4
    « Nice friendly staff »

    We enjoyed our stay here to visit with friends in the area. All staff was friendly and helpful. Only downside we could see was that it seemed a bit pricey both for the accommodations and their on site restaurant but guessing they are probably in line with other hotels for Gulf Shores.

    5
    « Mrs »

    We had a wonderful time, staff very friendly, we'll stay when we come back to Golf shores,we will recommend the Best Western on the beach, rooms we're clean & plenty of towels for our stay, bed & pillows we're very comfortable

  • 5
    « Beach front paradise »

    Prime location..right on the beach.. Walking distance to several restaurants and souvenir shops. Beds are comfortable--especially the pillows! We had a room with a kitchenette facing the gulf and it was beautiful. Balcony has table and chairs so you could sit outside and have a beautiful view of the gulf. Hotel staff was wonderful- especially Michelle! She went above and beyond to make sure our trip was enjoyable. Geraldine from housekeeping was amazing as well! Very friendly staff! Very clean. Will most definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Riding the Southern tier on a tandem bicycle. »

    We we greeted cordially, but we had to wait an hour for our room. The desk clerk gave use some ice for our drinks and we headed out to the pool area to sunbath. We were right off the water so I walked down the beach? The room was nice, a little smaller than usual and on the 2nd level so we parked the bikes in a secure area the hotel provided. Clean room with effiency, good bed and sheets. Wfi was a little slow but ok. Nice little balcony to sit out on, not waterfront (25$ more). Good resturants in walking distance.

    5
    « Awesome, clean, and on the Beach!!! »

    Awesome, Clean, and on the Beach. The manager was polite and very accommodating. (extra parking across the street for big trucks and trailers). The pool was nice and clean. The cleanest and best Hotel on the beach in Gulf Shores!!! The next time we go to Gulf Shores we will be definitely going back to the Best Western. Hands down.

    4
    « Beach Paradise »

    We did not get a room facing the beach . The simple fact is I want to be setting on the beach if I have tie to set and look at it . The hotel staff was wonderful . The beds at this hotel are so comfortable . They have wooden lounge chairs on the beach so you don't have to drag a chair with you . Honestly it was so quiet and relaxing I get a much needed vacation and rest . I love this place and the atmosphere is perfect its clean and I don't think we will ever stay any place else in the Gulf . We chose a room with a fridge and it was the perfect choice

    5
    « Amazing location, excellent staff and clean/ updated accommodations. »

    I stayed in one of the cottages across from the beach and I highly recommend staying there. It is a home away from home. The beds and pillows are very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and overall the cottage has a homey feel. You also get access to the hotel pool and hot tub which is very convenient. I loved my experience with The Best Western and can't wait to visit again!

    5
    « Has it all! »

    Beach view rooms, outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the beach, offers hotel rooms or cottages, restaurant Island Pancake on property(which also overlooks the beach), chairs on the beach for your use, what more could you need??? All that plus a very friendly and accommodating staff made for a very relaxing weekend. We will definitely be back!!!

    5
    « Perfect little run away »

    Great location, right on the beach with pristine clean sand, cool pool & Hot tub. Offers chairs on beach, water sports rentals a few steps away, & lots of restaurants & beach bars with a short walk. Staff was very pleasant, helpful & true southern charm. Island Pancake House, restaurant inside, has amazing food(best grits ever), exceptional prices, overlooks the pool. We stayed in one of the cottages located across the street, all the amenities of home, nice neighborhood. Huge porch for hanging out, washer & dryer, dishwasher, tubs in both bathrooms, big driveway, access to all hotel amenities. Right in the tourist area, can walk pretty much everywhere, bike rentals offered nearby too. Made for one heck of an great girls weekend getaway!

    5
    « On the beach! »

    This place is perfect, except for no free breakfast. While there is a pancake place on-site, it is nothing to write home about. Other than that, this is our go-to place for a short weekend beach trip!

    5
    « Tammy Hays »

    Great room...great atmosphere. .wonderful experience..thanks joe at the front desk you were so pleasant and friendly and will definitely tell people to check you out...2 thumbs up from Cullman Alabama

    3
    « Cold indoor heated pool. »

    The front desk ladies are very nice and helpful. They listen to your complaints and report them. They offer ideas of where to eat. The noise from construction is super loud, but the manager limits the timing to an hour at a time. The indoor heated pool was COLD. We could not enjoy it, which was one reason we paid extra to stay here. My mom would have benefited from the pool on her stiff joints/muscles. We did enjoy the hot tub which was bath water temp - not hot. Our view from the handicapped room was great The outdoor pool was pretty but no one was using it - too cold outside. They need a ramp to get into the indoor pool and to block the parking spot in front of the door - as we could not use the walker to get into the pool area. Our stay was nice but could have been better. Our last night some lady and two kids were screaming late into the evening for over an hour, and I had to call downstairs. The man at the desk took care of the problem immediately and he was nice on the phone. If I go again it would have to be summer months since they say they can't raise the water temp in the heated pool. I think over priced for what we got. Had a much better stay in two other Best Westerns for half the price and that included a full breakfast - Sweetwater and Daphne locations. The rooms were clean. The mini frig is hard to use since it is in a low cabinet and moves around when you try to shut the door. Hard for any handicap or regular person to get into it.

  • 5
    « Awesome Stay!! »

    Out stay was only one night, but we absolutely loved it! The staff we interacted with (during phone call making reservation, front desk staff and a couple cleaning people) were very friendly. We got an amazing deal on an oceanview room with a great balcony to relax out on and soak in the view. The room was clean and while you could tell it was old, it was nicely updated. Not your typical hotel room by any means, and I am extremely picky and a major germaphobe! If you're looking for a ritzy five star hotel, this is probably not going to please you. But if you just want a nice and clean place to stay with an amazing view and friendly staff, this is your place!! We will definitely return. (As you can see by my photo, the view from our room was beautiful. We all got a kick out of our breakfast time "visitors", who flew right up to our balcony!)

    5
    « PERFECT BEACH WEEKEND »

    I love, love, love this place. Its so clean and comfortable and the best beach view. My sister and I too a runaway weekend. We stayed at this Best Western several years ago. We loved it. Trena, our cleaning staff was the nicest person. She made it even better. She is fantastic and asked us if we needed something each time we ran into her. She is awesome at customer service. Can't believe she is cleaning rooms, I mean she is great at that job, but with that personality and customer service skill, she should be doing something where she can utilize those skills more. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

    5
    « Restful and relaxing...quiet getaway »

    Great views....great staff..quiet room...comfortable bed.! THE Location Is superb...You can walk easy 1/4 to 1/2 mile to at least 5 of the best seafood restaurants here. Pink pony especially for good food and fun. Great breakfast at the Island pancake house right below your room. Moderately priced and excellent. Pier within a mile. Wonderful stay!

    5
    « Peaceful Ocean View »

    We were on a two night stay for a friend's wedding. The staff was amazing, the room was amazing, and the view was breathtaking! We did encounter some construction going on in the room below us. The noise was annoying, but only lasted about an hour.

    5
    « Beach Perfect »

    Best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama is very clean, pleasantly decorated, and the staff is very friendly, polite and efficient. I always stay here when I come to the beach. The Island Pancake House, located inside the hotel is excellent. No need to go anywhere else for breakfast or lunch.

    5
    « I'll be back! »

    Would like to thank Heather for a painless, courteous & prompt checkout. Stephanie was sweet & courteous. She told us the perfect place for dinner, & helped us make the very most of a 1 night stay! Great job ladies, you represent your employer very well! Best Western should be proud to have you!

    3
    « One Night Stay! »

    We stayed at the Best Western on April 2nd for one night. We took the kids to the beach for a short stay since it was their spring break. This hotel has clean rooms and the front desk staff were friendly. The pancake house inside the hotel had good food. We had to report to the front desk staff that the pool was cold. The indoor heated pool is one of the main reasons we chose to stay at this hotel since it was early April. The indoor pool was suppose to be heated but it didn't feel heated at all. The indoor pool was very cold! Not sure if we will stay here again since we wanted an indoor heated pool and this pool was clearly not heated. In my opinion, this hotel is over priced. The elevator smelled like urine. One good thing is that the room was clean.

    2
    « Pricing »

    The price I was given over the phone was way different from what I got charged and that is wrong to do somone like that I hadd no choice I was there so I paid it but that problem will be made very public cause that is soooo wrong

    5
    « beautiful gulf shores experiance »

    I CHOSE THIS HOTEL BECAUSE I have always trusted bestwestern to be located where I need to be. Located between two beautiful restaurants with good food, fun and entertainment. Beautiful white sand beaches.friendly staff, clean room and good food.

    3
    « Modest hotel with perfect location »

    I rated this hotel as average since there was not a "GOOD" option, otherwise I would have rated it as good. The hotel is dated, but they do try to keep it updated the best they can with paint and decor. However, because of it's age it has small rooms, very small bathrooms and smells like an older hotel. That being said, it enabled our family to stay beachfront on spring break on a tight budget. We got a room with a kitchenette and were able to have a balcony with a million dollar view, quick and easy access to the beach and a comfy bed for a great rate. The hotel staff was very friendly and the indoor pool option was great since it was a little chilly for outdoor swimming while we were there. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great location on a modest budget!

  • 5
    « Best Western on the Beach, Gulf Shores, AL »

    This place was wonderful. Great, friendly staff, excellent accommodations with wonderful view of Gulf of Mexico. Stephanie and Michelle went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Can't wait to visit again!

    5
    « Spring Break »

    Beautiful location right on the Gulf. Balcony room with wonderful views. Great location to walk the beach to the pier that was great to watch the fishing. Would stay again. Very relaxing. Restaurant was also good. Only ate breakfast, but very good.

    5
    « Beachside hotel was just what we wanted »

    We appreciated this hotel's location on the beach. The room was large enough for two adults and came with a full size refrigerator for the kitchenette. Staff were friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    5
    « Good, clean fun! »

    Our family decided to spend a few days in Gulf Shores, AL for some relaxing, fun time on the beach. Our decision to stay at the Best Western was a great decision. Very clean, genuinely nice staff, great view, nice price, wonderful beaches - all during spring break. Wonderful experience for our family.

    5
    « Great service »

    This was my second visit and I would recommend this hotel. Clean rooms and very convenient to restaurants. We had a balcony, oeann view room. Great. My niece from north Georgia was with me and her 15 year old son. She was impressed with how clean the hotel was. Would definitely stay again.

    2
    « poor stay »

    Fast check-in and nice lobby, filthy fridge-especially on the bottom, , leaky sink in the bathroom, filthy bathroom walls and floor with long black hair all over that stuck on sandals and feet (very disgusting), filthy and "powdered" carpet, cover on bed hadn't been washed in ages by the smell and feel, bad odors, would not eat in restaurant there due to room hygiene. Internet rarely worked well, very loud and swearing/rowdy young people on their balconies yelling at people walking by, hot tub was basically cold and poor jets. Cleaning staff knocked on door early in the morning when the sign was on the door for "quiet please". Beds are very soft but room really hadn't been deep cleaned in probably years.

    5
    « Centrally Located, Beach Perfection »

    We stayed in a 2 queen kitchenette beach front in room 302. The room was spacious and offered a terrific view of the gulf. We did not utilize either pool because the outside weather was ideal to stay on the beach during our 3 day stay for Spring Break. Heather was super helpful and let us check in at 12:30, which allowed the fun to begin upon arrival. The beach area outside the hotel offers chair rentals and it was the only section that wasn't overcrowded as far as the eye could see. Our room was 2 doors from the elevator and we never had to wait. We walked everywhere we went because it is in the middle of everything. I would definitely stay at this Best Western again. Highly recommend this hotel, especially for a nice place to stay for just a quick trip to the beach.

    4
    « Nice beachfront place »

    We have stayed here many times, and you can't beat the Gulf Coast View. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, so if it is raining there is still something to do. It is well kept and the rooms are clean. The staff is extremely helpful. Michelle and Stephanie checked us in and helped us with a number of questions that we had about the local area. The beds are doubles, but are comfortable as are the 5 star pillows. There are kitchen and kitchenette rooms available, and when you figure in cleaning fees for a condo, the price for this is much better. It also has the indoor pool, so it makes it a much better place to stay than many others during the off-season.

    5
    « spring break »

    as the other 2 times we been there we have enjoyed the staff treats u as best friends and Stephanie wow impressed she remembered us as if we were there yesterday. It was very clean, the rooms, the halls, the office the swimming pool area. The only complained I have it this last time going 3-14-16 the prices doubled than the other 2 stays we had. so next vist I we will be more prepared to have checked other places, but overall top 10 for us

    5
    « best western »

    best hotel I have ever stayed at clean and excellent staff they where playing Christian music and it was so refreshing signed up for there rewards program with so much help free acess to computer and free wyfi I would and will recommend this hotel to all

  • 5
    « Nice friendly staff »

    A clean and pleasant hotel. The hotel Staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. A nice vacation location close to the restaurants and nightlife. Would recommend and come back.

    5
    « We had a wonderful stay! »

    My family and I stayed at the Best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shores, AL as we were in town visiting family. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. The rooms were clean and fresh and the staff amazing and helpful. We all slept great and can't wait to stay there again on our next trip to the beach.

    5
    « Outstanding Staff »

    My family enjoyed our stay. The staff was very friendly (Southern Charm)! Nice beach access as well. This was our second stay and I'm sure it will not be are last. Nice central location as well next to dining and activities.

    5
    « Excellent Experience »

    It really is a great hotel. Me and 4 other guys stayed in a room with two beds and a kitchenette. We thought the quality of the room was great and had no problem with space. I was really impressed with how patient the staff were even with all the spring break chaos these past weeks. Being a room with 5 guys the room got somewhat messy at times but the cleaning staff were always understanding and somehow managed to make the room spotless again. All the staff was extremely nice, the lady at the front desk even stopped some guy from stealing from my car. location was perfect, we could walk anywhere we wanted to go within 15 minutes. Would definitely stay again.

    3
    « Spring Break Destination »

    Overall an acceptable place for college students on spring break, but certainly not worth $400 a night, which is what we paid. I would not recommend this as a "nice get away." Service wasn't terrible, and rooms were nice, but not worth what we paid. It has a great central location on the beach, everything is close and a nice walking distance.

    5
    « Great overall trip. »

    Some friends and I stayed at the Best Western on the Beach during spring break, and it was all we could ask for and more. The location was one of the best parts about this hotel, with it being right by the beach, walking distance to the Hangout and a lot of restaurants, and close to a bunch of other college kids. Friendly staff and the rooms were cleaned well. Only down side is the indoor pool and hot tub close too early (10:00). Would definitely recommend!

    5
    « BEST HOTEL ON THE BEACH!! »

    We stayed at this hotel during Spring Break week. Every part of the hotel, rooms, beach area and pool area was very well kept. The owners take pride in their hotel and their beach and it shows! We loved it!!!!! Heather at the front desk was awesome!

    4
    « hotel »

    very nice staff members. The outside appearance was below average but the inside was pretty good and the beds were comfy. The lobby smelled like smoke but overall good experience. The location was perfect, right on the beach!

    4
    « Great place and lots to do! »

    Great ocean view with clean beach. We're here during spring break and they're keeping it under control. Michelle at the front desk is stellar with lots of "to-do" suggestions which were spot on. Our house keeper is wonderful as well!!! Great for families with kids of any age (maybe not during spring break though)

    3
    « BEACH TIME »

    If you want strictly beach time, this was okay. Just look past the smells of things not cleaned up going down the hall. The Mattresses were awesome. It was like sinking down into a giant pillow. Only wish I had gotten a beach side room which I thought I was getting according to first look on the web site. I could have upgraded but this trip I was on a budget.

  • 5
    « Best Western in Gulf Shores, AL »

    This is by far one of the BEST hotels I have ever visited. The staff was beyond helpful and gave the best customer service I have ever received. I would recommend anyone and everyone to visit this amazing hotel! The staff was what stood out the most. They all were friendly and made me feel right at home. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5
    « Amazing, clean, well-run hotel!! »

    I stayed here for two weeks. Mr. Thompson and Michelle were so friendly and helpful and went above and beyond what's expected to make my stay possible! This hotel is kept clean and fresh. Even the stairwells are enameled white and kept spotlessly clean! The hallways are fresh and clean also. The housekeeping staff does a wonderful job and make every day feel fresh and new. This is also a very solid, quiet hotel. You'll sleep like a baby! I thoroughly enjoyed my second story balcony facing the ocean. I can't wait to go back!!!

    5
    « Very nice place to stay. Michelle, who works at the front desk, is the best! She's friendly and was very helpful. »

    Nice location with many great seafood restaurants nearby. The room was nice and had a great view of the beach. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and provided great advise on where to eat and things to see. Also, there some nice golf courses in the area that I won't mind playing again.

    2
    « Lovely beach, disappointing room. »

    We splurged to stay here during Spring Break, choosing it primarily due to the location (directly on the beach). The rooms are well-worn and small, though everything seemed clean. There was a great deal of yelling and "partying" during our stay, obviously due to the fact that it was Spring Break week. It was unsavory to find cigarette butts everywhere from the smoking college kids sitting around everywhere. It was difficult to get towels that we requested and I was told that I would have to come to the front desk to get them myself. When I did so, the attendant looked at me and said that I "sounded young" on the phone, which is why she questioned me about how many were in my party and insisted that I come pick up the towels myself. She explained that the college kids were hoarding the towels and leaving them with few. There was no gym, no laundry facility, and no complimentary breakfast. The pancake house cost our family over $70 (5 people) for a standard breakfast. It was delicious and the view was nice, so that's a positive. I wouldn't choose this hotel again for the price.

    5
    « Michelle is the best!!! »

    I stayed for several days! Had the most amazing time. Michelle the lady at the front desk was the best. Everyday I asked her about good restaurants. Each time she never disappointed me. Each time you walk in the door she always had a smile on her face. The hotel was very clean and I enjoyed staying there. Will come stay again!

    5
    « Excellent! »

    Our stay at Best Western on the Beach was amazing! Michelle was so very helpful! We spoke several times on the phone prior to arrival and everything went smooth at check-in and check-out! I would definitely stay here again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2
    « Not worth the high price »

    This is NOT what I expected when we decided to splurge for the $150 per night room or when we booked at a Best Western hotel. Took at least five minutes of me searching and calling out for someone before an employee actually showed up to check me in. All the while, the phone was ringing off the hook. The clerk answered the phone and helped that customer before assisting me. Once she was there, the check in was quick and easy. Once at our non-smoking room, we opened the door and were overwhelmed with the smell of cigarettes. It smelled like an ashtray. It was so strong that it left our stuff smelling like cigarette smoke. The pictures on the walls were almost completely turned sideways they were so crooked. Our youngest child (2 year old) started crying EVERY time we walked into the room. She would beg to leave the room and start crying. She kept insisting that the room was "scary" and "it was going to get her". Sounds odd, I know. She has never acted like that before and we have stayed at multiple hotels since her birth. The beds were not bad, actually pretty comfortable. Room was relatively clean but just seemed dingy. The locks on the door leading to the balcony were low and easy to turn. Not good for little fingers or families with little ones. The cable stopped working about 2 hours after checking in and it never started working again. My husband made it through about 10-12 minutes of a shower before the water turned COLD. Tried to wait to shower, hoping that it would warm up again but that did NOT happen so we all took luke warm to cold showers. Bathroom was VERY small with NO counter space. There were lots of loud, cussing, half-naked, hateful teens-20 somethings everywhere. They were throwing trash down in the halls, in the elevator and ALL OVER THE BEACH. We took our kids hunting for shells and had to dig around beer cans, cigarette butts and cigars that were thrown on the ground. They were very loud the entire time; yelling, running, banging the walls, etc. There were large groups of people partying on the beach and in the sitting/Parking areas with loud music. They were funneling beer, dancing, practically fornicating. We did not appreciate this with our small children/pre-teens. It felt more like a frat party. The indoor pool was located in a separate building than the hotel and not secured for guests only. It was in a very dim room with no towels available for drying off after. There was very limited parking that fills fast and doesn't feel very safe. Over-all, it was a waste of money and we won't be back.

    5
    « Best Western Gulf Shores is a Hidden Gem! »

    We stayed at this oceanfront hotel in Gulf Shores, AL recently and stayed in an oceanfront room. The balcony was spacious and we were able to see each sunset over the water. The room is equipped with a very comfortable bed, kitchenette with cooktop and microwave and refrigerator. Overall this is a great choice. The location is within walking distance to many restaurants like the Hangout, The Pink Pony, or several others. You can walk down the beach or along the street sidewalks. If you have never been to Gulf Shores, you must walk on the beautiful white soft sand to the clear blue water. IT's wonderful!

    5
    « the beach »

    had a great time good place to stay very nice staff and great housekeeping staff had a beautiful view pool area was just great balcony had new chairs parking lot very clean we would stay again loved it

    3
    « Friendly Staffs »

    First We were welcomed warmly by Michelle, she made things very smooth and gave us one of their ocean views room which we were so happy to work with her. The room was clean and organized but the room smelled very damp which turned us down.

  • 4
    « Awesome place on the beach! »

    This hotel is one of our favorites to stay in. It has a super staff, kitchenettes in the rooms, and an indoor pool with 2 spas. I'm not a big fan of hotels without continental breakfast, but with the kitchenette, we just make our own breakfast. The Pancake House is great, but it has very slow service so we never eat there. The pool is my favorite amenity but it is not open year round. For the price, you can't beat it anywhere on the beach!

    5
    « Great Visit »

    We enjoyed our stay! Being able to swim in March in the indoor pool was awesome! The view of the sunrise from the balcony was spectacular. Everyone was so nice to us. Michelle that checked us in, the ladies that were cleaning the rooms, and Heather checked us out. The room was clean and nice! We ate at the on-site restaurant, food and service there was really good also!

    4
    « Good Deal....Very Clean Rooms »

    My Wife and I stayed at the Best Western on the Beach for 3 nights. Room was very clean and a GREAT Location. We would stay again.We were in Town for business and had no idea what was around. Checkout Lulu's and take a drive to Fairhope. Really neat Town. Andy Smith

    5
    « Loved being on the beach. Take the elevator down and you are there. »

    nice quiet room. All rooms come with kitchenette which would be nice if you don't want to eat out. But it makes for a small bathroom.. Love the pillows. wifi was free and actually worked. We even bought some pillows and brought home.. my future daughter in law wasn't pleased by the coarseness of the towels but I didn't have a problem with them

    5
    « Great Stay. »

    This is the second time that me and my wife have stayed at this hotel. We have had nothing but great experiences. Very helpful and friendly staff. Heather and Michelle were especially helpful to us. Will return again.

    4
    « Not sure »

    This hotel seem to be very until you get in there they need some update done and new things in rooms to source it up I have been in alot of best Westerns and they just kinda fell off the cliff but the staff was very nice and helpful

    1
    « No pool »

    We arrived on New Years Day and it was not a good start for our year. Worst customer service I have ever experienced. The pool was closed for maintenence but we were not told at check-in so four of us are standing outside in our swimsuits and winter coats trying to get into the pool only to find no water and the door locked. When I went back to the front desk to find out what is going on and find out it has been closed for weeks but they didn't bother to let us know. The lady up at the front desk told me if we find another hotel we would get our money back but she refused to refund it when we went to check out. I called Best Western but they couldn't or wouldn't do anything for us because each one is independently owned and operated. I contacted BBB and they received no follow up from the hotel. I did not get anywhere with the general manager either. Now I will try and recoup my losses with my credit card company. I would not stay here if it was free.

    5
    « Mr. And Mrs. Brown »

    We always enjoy our stay here. Everything is exceptionally clean and the beds are very comfortable. The employees are very friendly and helpful. We would like to especially thank Geraldine, Rosa and Trena for keeping things clean and comfortable. They go out of there way to be helpful and understanding. Thanks to them and everyone here for making our stay a very enjoyable experience. We appreciate the management and their Christian testimony.

    5
    « Gulf Shores Best Western »

    A nice, clean hotel that boasts a friendly staff. The room was clean and even adorned with thick crown molding to make it appear as a five star hotel. Offered the option to wake up to a beautiful ocean view, which we did.

    5
    « The Best »

    This is a great place to spend some quality time with the family ,or by yourself ,at the beach. The staff went above and beyond to be accommodating. They are very friendly and understand if your plans don't workout like you think they should. I Love the Christian atmosphere !!!

  • 5
    « Incredible stay!! »

    First thing to ask about is the discount for Military, AARP, & 55+. The views & the Incredibly short walk to the water is THE BEST ever!! The rooms were just right with the most wonderful beds. Sleep came so quickly & the best I'd had in a long time. The rooms are wonderful. The beach front rooms are a little more expensive but Well Worth It. Private balcony, kitchenette w/pots pans dishes, 2 queen size beds in my room. Fresh paint & remodeled bathrooms. Here is sunrise, midday & sunset from my room. There is the Island Pancake House in the hotel. The food is Amazing! If you are 55+, you get great discounts.

    4
    « Gulf Shore Mini Vacation »

    It was fine, there for a very short stay and it served our purpose. Clean and staff was friendly. We were on the 4 floor and the noise from the highway was very audible. We had brought a fan with us and it blocked out the noise.

    5
    « We loved it, just perfect! »

    This was the perfect place to stay on the beach! Very reasonable and Michelle and the front desk was fabulous. We will return and bring our family. Thanks for everything! I loved the wonderful balcony facing the beach

    5
    « Great Stay! »

    Customer Service was Amazing and the Rooms were very clean. Staff was so awesome, can't get over the kindness. Wish I could remember all their names!!! We didn't want to leave. The beds were so comfy... Oh my word! Love the lighting also, usually places dont have enough light at night to get ready but we had plenty<---- i know thats a biggie for the ladies! Thank you all, SEE YOU ALL SOON!

    5
    « Great Location, View, and Staff »

    The Great Western offered terrific value. It is right on the beach and we had a balcony overlooking the ocean. The staff is friendly, the rooms have been recently updated, and housekeeping did a great job. For a beach hotel, it is hard to beat.

    5
    « Great stay »

    We have stayed here before but just wanted to commend your staff, esp the breakfast staff. The meal was excellent and the staff was pleasant and cheerful. It made a wonderful start to a great day! Thank you

    4
    « Walk out onto the sand. »

    Very nice accommodations. Clean. Well-kept. Friendly staff. Heather assisted us with registration and was really helpful. A little pricey, but it is beachfront so that's to be expected. Pancake house restaurant right in the hotel served wonderful food. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Relaxing »

    This hotel was very relaxing, clean, and the staff was amazing! Michelle and Heather were very friendly and very helpful with anything we needed. The beds and pillows were soo comfortable. The restaurant on site had a great view every morning for breakfast. The food and service was excellent!! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.

    5
    « Great place! »

    We took our 6 year old grand daughter on a short vacation. The location to the beach was great. Just a short walk. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. A very clean and well kept place to stay. The beds were wonderfully comfortable. We had a service dog with us and the staff were very supportive of our situation. We would definitely stay here again!

    4
    « Nice Place with friendly staff »

    We spent four nights and enjoyed the stay very much. The staff were very nice and helpful. The hotel and rooms appeared to have been recently renovated and everything was clean and nice. We have stayed in this hotel previously and always enjoyed it.

  • 4
    « Location is everything! »

    This hotel is clean and the staff are friendly. Michelle at front desk went above and beyond. Can not beat the location on the beach. If you are looking for upscale amenities, you will be disappointed. No pool towels, no room service, no food after 1:00 pm, no bar. Before leaving WI I asked if the outdoor pool and hot tub were heated and was told yes- One if the reasons I booked there. In fact, neither were and we could not use them the entire stay. However, great beds, linens, and views! Nice quite place with nice staff.

    5
    « Very Nice! »

    We've stayed at this hotel numerous times and it never disappoints! We just spent the weekend again two weeks ago, and as always, we have nothing but good things to say about it! The accommodations are clean, comfortable, and attractive! The staff members are as professional, helpful, and courteous as you could hope to find anywhere! The view of the beach is gorgeous, and the restaurant is yummy! All of this for an exceptional price! If you're looking for an enjoyable and pleasant place to stay, with a great view and an economical price, this is your place!

    5
    « Good getaway »

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Best Western Gulf Shores. The room was clean and comfortable with a great gulf view. Check in was fast and efficient. Michelle at the front desk was very helpful and helped book another night. Will definitely stay again.

    5
    « More than we imagined! »

    Upon arrival Michelle the attendant at the front desk was more than accommodating she told us of the amenities available at which point we said we forgot our bathing suits she pulled out bathing suits for our sons from lost and found that still have the tags on them and insisted that the boys keep them she went above and beyond our entire stay our hotel room on the 5th floor with two queen beds and a mini fridge and microwave was more than enough for our four person family we feel comfortable the beds are amazing like sleeping on clouds and the view is to die for we intended on staying one night needless to say we gladly paid for another night in this little slice of heaven on Gulf Shores

    4
    « Great View Hotel Ok »

    The hotel was average..room has no frills and needs a little updating but was clean. The view of the beach was amazing and staff was more than obliging. The restaurant in the hotel IS AMAZING, food excellent and view GORGEOUS. This was our 2nd stay here and won't be our last.

    4
    « Great Beach Hotel »

    I have been coming to Gulf Shores all my life and the Best Western has been here for most of it. It has true old school LA beach character. Been through many hurricanes and ready for more. The front desk is absolutey charming. Thank you Michelle! The King Suite is fabulous! But don't expect many dishes in the kitchenette , the dual AC units make up for it as well as the seperate, dark, "sleep" room. Twin Kings! Are you serious? Absolutely try the Smoked Aligator Sausage Breakfast! And one block from The Sea an Suds!!! Its got some cracks but don't we all!

    5
    « Best Wester Gulf shores »

    The value of the room was very good.The room was very comfortable and roomy.Our only complaint was that the restaurant was over priced for the amount of food you received.But the service in the restaurant was excellent

    5
    « Fun night! »

    We spent Lundi Gras night at the Best Western On the Beach in Gulf Shores, Al. My wife and I brought our two-year old granddaughter to enjoy the Mardi Gras parades in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The parades were fun, so was our stay at Best Western! For a reasonable price we received a clean, comfortable room, with a direct beach view, on the fourth floor - even though it was cold, we slept with the balcony door cracked open so we could hear the waves. The staff was friendly and polite. The beds were comfortable. Everything worked. We will certainly stay here again!

    4
    « If It Were Anywhere Else... »

    I'm giving this hotel four stars, but if it were anywhere else, it would probably get three, maybe even two. It is VERY old, with pipes running down the hallways. Walls and carpet are stained in the hallways. I imagine it's hard to keep it looking nice with all the sand! The indoor pool is located in a separate building, and it is nasty! Our girls played in the pool while my husband and I sat in the hot tub. It was okay, until he turned on the jets. That stirred up all kinds of nasty stuff floating around in the water. We didn't use the hot tub or indoor pool again. Now for the good stuff: This hotel is right on the beach, and, for the price, you can't beat it! The view is amazing, and we had a room on the ocean side with a small balcony. Our room also had a kitchenette, which was perfect. The bathroom was a little small, but manageable. The room itself was nice and clean. The outdoor pool is awesome! They have a waterfall fountain, but it wasn't working at the time. Still, it was really nice to have the pool right on the beach. Our kids loved that and so did we! The staff was very nice and helpful, and the main lobby area was nice. The lady at the front desk was super friendly, and we enjoyed talking with her. We would probably stay here again, and I think you would enjoy your stay on the beach!

    2
    « does not accept pets »

    Did not stay here because they will not allow pets. Went to Trip Advisor and looked only for pet friendly hotels. Went somewhere else to stay. Need to change that setting, so other people don't stop there with pets. Staff was helpful in helping us find a pet friendly hotel.

  • 3
    « Weekend Gateway »

    Met our brother and sister in law for a quick weekend together. The folks at the hotel were wonderful, the room was good, except the doors were very hard to shut, and simple. I gave a 3 star cause I think the hotel is average. I know that ocean view would mean the cost is more but $170 in off season seemed an awful lot for what we got. Would visit Gulf Shores again but would find a different hotel.

    4
    « The view »

    With the palm trees and view of the ocean off the balcony we could have been anywhere in the world.Great getaway! Our first time in the area and the staff helped with places to go and recommendations that helped. ex.Good place to get ribs?

    5
    « Big Beach Half »

    Came down with my parents for the Bog Beach Half. Was a little concerned looking at the exterior of the building but when we walked in the room, all concerns diminished. Super clean bathroom, kitchenette, balcony facing beach, comfortable beds. We were happy.

    5
    « Birthday getaway »

    This was a perfect place for a quick weekend get away. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The free coffee to go from the restaurant was a wonderful surprise to take for an early morning walk on the beach. I will be back next year for my birthday and I will be staying at the Best Western!!

    4
    « Race Weekend! »

    We were in town to watch our daughter run in a marathon. We stayed in a room beach side. The room was very nice. CLEAN. And the view was gorgeous. Walking distance to many restaurants. I would definantely recommend it.

    5
    « Feeling relaxed! »

    We had a great family stay thanks to the front desk lady Michelle who advised us on some places to go and family friendly things to do with my kid's on off season time! Everyone was very nice and helpful from front desk to house keeping who by the way did an excellent job on our room!! We will be back soon!! = happy baby's

    5
    « Michelle is awesome »

    Go to Michelle who works the front desk in the evenings for all your needs Overall our stay was excellent beds were very comfy and clean. Bathrooms were clean and spacious. The suggestions from the front desk were spot on.

    4
    « what a view »

    stayed during a storm and the waves were something to see. lots of nice restaurants in the area. the staff was very friendly . the pool was clean. the room was VERY CLEAN! we had a kitchenette and it provided all you needed even though I dreamed of a few more utensils. bring your own dish liquid.

    5
    « A above advantage Best Western »

    Found this hotel using trip advisor, and they had it rated just right. One of the nicest Best Western hotel we have stayed at. And the nicest staff at the desk by far. I don't stay in many Best westerns but would definitely return to this one. Very nice beds and fittings, they have kept their furnishings up to date.

    5
    « After holiday break »

    After having family and friends at the house for Thanksgiving and Christmas, my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to a mini break. The weather was nice for walking on the beach and sitting on the balcony of our room at night listening to the waves. Very relaxing.

  • 3
    « Fan/Light in Bathroom made loud noise »

    I was scared the room next to us would hear the horrible noise when we turned the light on in the bathroom. It was a loud grinding noise. Room was not clean 2 days in a row. I understand this is off season and maybe short staffed. Breakfast in hotel is expensive. Did not offer any perks or continental breakfast.

    5
    « Awesome view And awesome staff »

    There were two ladies that helped tremendously at the front desk. Michelle and Heather. They are the reason you would come back. 5 STARS for them. Hotel is very clean and extremely affordable. We just returned from an eight day stay, and are going back next month. The view from the ocean side is absolutely remarkable. Btw-ladies I'm the guy who hit the signs:)

    4
    « Our place to stay in Gulf Shores! »

    We loved the room and the personnel at this hotel! From the time we walked in the front door, all of the hotel employees were warm and friendly, giving us a welcoming feeling. The ocean front view is gorgeous and the amenities were great. We will definitely be naming Best Western By The Beach our number one destination in this area.

    4
    « We will be back! »

    Clean hotel with amazing ocean front rooms. We enjoyed the beach and our balcony. Plus front desk Michelle was so helpful and bubbly. Probably one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've had. Loved the relaxed and helpful feel of the hotel. Easy to get to. It really does sit right on the beach. There aren't many public hotels RIGHT on the beach.

    5
    « Enjoyed my visit »

    I liked the service here at best western. The view from my room was beautiful. My room was very clean. The renovations they have done in the hallways look great. I would recommend anyone to stay at this hotel. I really enjoyed my stay here. Very nice and relaxing.

    1
    « Dirty and Not Worth it! »

    Dirty room. No hot water. Unfriendly and unknowledgeable staff. We went sight and unseen and regret that choice. Would not stay there again. The hotel was unkempt and dirty. Bathroom floors were gross. The cleaning staff left napkins on the floor, which indicates they didn't vacuum very well, if at all. We'd pay more to get a beach front room at a cleaner place. Save your money and go somewhere else.

    5
    « Loved it, we will be back »

    Michelle was awesome . This place is awesome .Right by the beach , clean and beautiful. We will be back! Comfy beds and the works! Full kitchennette was pretty cool too. I could hear the ocean from our bedroom and walk right out the front to the beach.

    4
    « Great Place to Stay »

    Had a great stay here. The staff was awesome, very helpful and friendly. The only disappointment was that the indoor pool was being renovated and we could not use it. It was the main reason I chose this hotel. Everything else was great. I will be back to stay in the summer with family.

    5
    « Best place ever!! »

    We stayed beach front on the 6th floor and it was truly breath taking! The beds were the most comfortable beds ever and the cleanest room I've ever been in! The staff where amazing expescially Heather Springsteen! She was so very kind and helpful! Made us truly feel at home and part of her family! We decided we will only be staying here from now on and are going to have our wedding her in October! Will definitely be coming back more often. :)

    5
    « Incredible view »

    We had a second floor room with huge doors that opened to the view of the sand dunes & waves rolling in...so incredibly beautiful. Definitely better than being in a high rise. Very reasonable for what was offered. Slept with the doors open all night for our stay in early December. King room was spacious and newly decorated. Very friendly staff at the desk! Thank you so much!

  • 5
    « Cleanliness and professional staff »

    The Best Hotel on the Beach! Beach Front rooms with great views of the Gulf and the beds are so comfortable and rooms are super clean. ***** Hotel Staff was very professional and greeted us with compassion and hospitality. The Pancake house was delicious as well. This was my 2nd time and I will be back for 3rd visit. Thanks Best Western.

    5
    « Best Christmas at the Beach »

    Our family came into town to visit my mother grandmother sister nephew n cousins. We checked quicker than every the room was great with a beautiful view and the service was awesome thanks so much for making a trip feel at home.

    5
    « enjoyed my visit..rooms were very clean, the help was very friendly..beautiful surroundings..will visit again.. »

    enjoyed my experience...will tell others about the clean rooms..the friendly personnel..the view was beautiful..I will definitly be back....I love gulf shores...next time will bring more family members..

    5
    « Best place to stay »

    Was very beautiful and clean had a wonderful time. Best place to stay on vacation. Beautiful beaches loved seeing the beaches waking up. Great service an friendly staff. I in joyed my vacation didn't want to leave I had a wonderful time.

    5
    « best hotel in gulf shores alabama »

    the Best Western in Gulf shores is the best hotel on the beach, they have rooms over looking the beach for the romantic couples, and rooms facing away from the beach for those who need less noise. This hotel has a great restaurant inside it. Stephanie Keith gave us excellent customer service, greeted us with a warm smile, and she was a great professional at the front desk. She had a great amount of knowledge of the lay out of the hotel, and restaurants in the area. Had an all around excellent time at the best western.

    5
    « Great Nights Sleep »

    The hotel is located right on the beach with great views. This was a very clean hotel. We stayed two different times and had the most comfortable beds and pillows ever!! The rooms were spotlessly clean. The staff, Michelle and Heather were most friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

    5
    « mini family reunion »

    my sister and her family recently came to see us from texas. we all got rooms at best western so could spend more time together. the kids enjoyed the beach while the adults got to visit. took them to see ft morgan and visited a few of the local shops

    5
    « Best Hotel on the Beach!! »

    Excellent customer service, Heather Springsteen made sure we had a great beach front room and was very friendly and helpful. Great location and the rooms are nice and very clean. Plus there's a pancake house located inside the hotel that was amazing! The service was great and the food was even better! Definitely will be back!

    4
    « ANOTHER GREAT STAY »

    This has been our 5th year in a row that we have stayed at this motel for our annual Gulf Coast trip and as usual great room, clean, very comfortable and great beds. They have went up on price for that time of year since we started but as all good things that price must come to an end. We will be back hopefully in 2016

    5
    « Amazing View?.Amazing Service?.Just what what we were looking for! »

    I will be back! You can not beat the view, staff and rooms. Hands down the best hotel bed I have ever slept in. Large rooms with beach front views. Close to everything! Not only does the staff make you feel like family but willing to help you with any needs.

  • 5
    « Best vacation ever!! »

    I highly recommend this place to everyone. Service and staff were excellent! Don't forget to try the Island Pancake House!! Everything is made fresh NOT frozen like other places. Thanks to the hotel our family vacation went smoothly and wasn't a hassle to enjoy the beach.

    5
    « Thanksgiving With Family »

    The location was excellent. The hotel staff very courteous and helpful. The rooms were very nice. Being right on the beach was excellent for walking and sunsets. I will definitely stay here again. I will tell all my family and friends.

    5
    « Great place! »

    Beautiful and spacious rooms. Right on the beach. Comfortable bed, unbelievable views. The restaurant in the lobby is amazing. Friendly staff. Everything you want and need in a hotel and more. Right in the heart of Gulf Shores. A perfect location. Can't say enough good things!

    5
    « Relaxing »

    My Husband and I came back to this special hotel for the week of thanksgiving! After having such a hard year we needed to get away and relax! It was even better this time. The ocean view was so beautiful and so close you felt like you could touch it!

    5
    « Thanksgiving with family »

    The hotel staff greeted us as we checked in and offered any assistance we needed before we went to our room. The room and all other accommodations were excellent, clean and very comfortable. I will recommend this Hotel to all of my friends and family.Thanks Best Western for a great stay!

    4
    « Great location and value »

    Location, location, location. What else can you say....other than great value. Nice rooms and GREAT breakfast. Walking distance to good seafood restaurants. ON THE BEACH!!!!!!! Sunsets, sand and ocean. Nice employees.

    5
    « Nice little beach getaway! »

    Wanted a little after Thanksgiving beach get-away. Best Western on the Beach turned out to be a wonderful choice! From check-in to check-out, it was one of the most relaxing experiences I have had. The desk staff were professional and friendly. The cleaning staff were gracious and accommodating. The rooms were clean, fresh, and complemented the view very nicely! Beautiful rooms with a beautiful view - could not ask for more and can't wait to go back!!!

    5
    « Fun and relax getting away trip. »

    During my stay at best western.I found the front desk staff to be very friendly and helpful.my room was very nice and clean,and my bed was very comfortable.I enjoy my stay.I will definitely be coming back. Rosie A.

    5
    « Amazing »

    The hotel was very clean and had a lot of new and nice upgrades. All the employees were all nice and helpful and it was a plus to have a restaurant down stares and we didn't have to leave the hotel.. highly recommended this hotel to anyone... you want regret it... we will be going back soon!

    5
    « Best stay »

    Had the best time staying at the Best Western on the beach. Our family get away couldn't have been any better. Our room was bigger then expected and beyond clean!!! The view off our balcony was breath taking. Nothing but a beach view. We were within walking to everything. And the ladies at the front desk went above and beyond to help point us I the right direction. Defiantly will be going back!!!!

  • 4
    « Loved It »

    We loved it! The view is beautiful. Great place to stay and very kid friendly! We will be back!! The front desk was much help for us to find places to eat. Big thanks to Heather for helping us. She made my daughters first trip to the beach a wonderful experience. The rooms were very nice and the beds were incredibly comfortable.

    4
    « AWESOME AND PEACEFUL!!! »

    Yes, the hotel may be a little outdated. But, they're doing so much to update it. The rooms are clean and beautiful views of the gulf. It's so convenient to restaurants, and shops. The staff was awesome, and very helpful!! Michelle and Heather were so helpful in checking in, and checking out. Michelle is so personable, and such a great lady to work with in making reservations, and there to help you with anything- she makes you feel like family. Heather was so helpful when checking in, and any questions you had. If you have children- check out "The Hangout", the kids will love it! And it's only a walk away. Love it, the beautiful views of sunrises, and sunsets...

    1
    « Roaches everywhere!! »

    Me and my husband decided to take a trip to the beach for our 3rd anniversary. We noticed that best Western on the beach was a top rated hotel. So that is what we picked. Little did we know it would be one of the nastiest hotels we have ever stayed in!!! The elevator smelt like something was dead. The breaks made a really loud noise then smelt burnt. Now to the hotel room we stayed on the 3rd floor and there were roaches EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! on the bed in the refrigerator in the cabinets all in the bathroom. I am going to add a few pictures for reference! I would not recommend staying here. When we told the lady at the desk she just gave us a blank expression and said she would have the manager call us.. a week later and still haven't heard from them.130.00 after tax for a room full of roaches I couldn't even sleep... The only good thing they have going for them is the view.......

    5
    « Awesome »

    Got a week off work and came to best western and the stay was great. Heather greeted us with her southern hospitality. Perfect time of the hear. Weather was great will be back soon. Thanks for a great stay

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Great hotel for the price.Restaurant food was amazing,try the crab cake breakfast or the seafood omelet .Both were amazing.Staff very friendly.Close to other restaurants and shopping,beach was clean and easy access.

    4
    « Wonderful »

    We stayed at the Best Western just for a short trip over the weekend and were pleasantly surprised! It is an old but renovated building directly located on the beach. We had a room in the east wing, and the balcony was right on the beach, as close as it could get. The view is breathtaking. The rooms were clean and had a little kitchenette. Unfortunately,the kitchenette was not well equipped. There were just two plates, three spoons, no real glasses, hardly any pots or pans, no bottle opener or scissors, no cups etc. The bathroom was small but efficient. The beds were wonderful. The staff was very nice and helpful. They told us about the Oyster Festival the next day and we went there and had fun. I will definitely come back.

    2
    « Old beach hotel »

    Best Western Gulf Shores is an old, remodeled hotel. It has been remodeled but the footprint of our bathroom was just big enough for one person. The only way I could get a King bed was to take a King with a Jacuzzi. It was barely big enough for one. I specifically asked for a NON SMOKING ROOM and she told me they had two buildings. The sixth floor of one building was still smoking so I said NO. The East building is Non Smoking so I chose it. When we arrived I found out that the garage below was the designated SMOKING ZONE. Go figure. First night in and we had a cigar smoker right below us. This continued all week and I said something to ?Heather? and she said she can't do anything because that's designated smoking. The bed was great. We had a large trash bag full of stale beer bottles and trash that stayed just outside of our room for 24 hours. I said something on Tuesday noon and I was told someone was supposed to pick it up the day before. It was removed by the time we left an hour later but a new one was waiting. It was picked up 2 hours later. Of course our room was right across from the Coke and Ice machines. NOISY? The toilet rocked like it needed to be reseated on the Wax Ring. Will never do this again

    3
    « good expierence »

    This was a nice clean hotel at a good price, older yes, but clean, pools were nice, and the staff was great, also great location to walk places from, lots of restaurants and attractions near by . I would stay here again in the future. The beach is very nice here,

    5
    « Family vacation »

    This was an awesome place! Our family enjoyed our stay so much. This hotel is super clean, friendly staff, and has breathtaking views. If you want a totally relaxing and stress free vacation spot....this is definitely the place to be. The staff here will go out of their way to make your stay super! We will be back! The Summerlins

    5
    « Great Stay at the Beach »

    We enjoyed our stay at the Best Western. The room was great. The personnel were very helpful. We asked for a good place to look for shells that weren't broken and was given a good suggestion. Also when asking for supper recommendations the staff was very helpful. The breakfast restaurant was an excellent value with great food. Thank you.

  • 4
    « Pleasant Night »

    Everything was as expected. It's hard to find a place with a beachfront view for just one night but this was exactly what we were looking. for. The staff was helpful. The room had an unusual smell but it's probably from being an older building. It was very clean and I am nitpicky about this. Overall I would recommend this hitel.

    4
    « Business and Pleasure. »

    This was a great place to stay we were on the beach and close to most everything else we wanted to do. We could walk to eat and not have to repark the car. It was very clean but not upscale. They did not have complementary breakfast, did have a restaurant that servers breakfast and lunch. The staff was friendly and ready to serve.

    5
    « BEACH MEETING »

    We had a great business meeting, both Saturday and Sunday. The best thing was going back to our wonderful room. Clean and inviting with great staff. Very well cared for establishment then a Top Notch breakfast Sunday Morning.

    5
    « A Super Great Place to stay on the coast »

    Best Western on the Beach is one super place. Location, location, location, and nice, nice, nice people, especially our front desk lady, Michelle. We were here in the summer and are now planning a fall get-away there. Barbara and Andrew, Memphis, TN

    5
    « Vacation »

    Went to the beach. Met up with friends. Had a blast. Loved the room and the view of the gulf. Heather checked us in early told us how to get around town and to find all the good hangouts :) she was awesome and made our trip extra special we will definitely be back

    5
    « great stay »

    We loved this hotel!!! Everything from check in to check out was perfect!! The hotel staff could not have been more helpful or professional! The hotel was very clean! We would highly recommend!!! If only the outcome at the race in Talladega had been this GOOD!!!!

    5
    « weekend get-away »

    Every now and then my wife and I like to get away for a night or two. We stay at the Best Western on the Beach. We know during our stay there the staff are friendly and our room is clean. This trip we had a beach- side room. My wife loves to leave balcony door open to hear the waves in the evening. It is a very relaxing sound. I like to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view as well.

    5
    « Beautiful view , Great stay »

    Our first time in Alabama was lovely . My family was in Orange Beach for a graduation, and our stay at the Best Western on the beach was fabulous. The front desk clerk Michelle was awesome !! She went above and beyond to make sure our stay was no less than perfect. We definitely will be back again and again because of Ms. Michelle.

    5
    « How lucky we were to find a super place »

    Wow my husband and I were so happy with everything the room was very large and was furnished great. We had an ocean view room so we sat on our deck and could watch the beach and ocean. The hotel supplies the beach with really comfortable chaise lounges and umbrellas which is nice . The staff is super nice. Michelle at the front desk was so helpful. We had never been to Gulf Shores, AL. We are from Calif. She helped us so much with the information about the area and things we wanted to see and do. This hotel is a great place to stay at a very reasonable price.

    4
    « Stay on weekend of oct.16, 2015 »

    Check in was great - fast -- hotel room clean, beds were comfortable - room is on small size. The restaurant is open only for breakfast and lunch. It was nice having the kitchenette. Great being right on the beach! The pool was a nice treat since it was too chilly to be in the water. Parking was a little tight but wasn't a problem for us the whole weekend. The reception area does not have free beverage area and they don't have a small place for selling items - you have to go to the nearby stores if you forgot anything.

  • 5
    « We absolutely loved this hotel! »

    Michelle at the front desk was so nice! She didn't just throw us a room key and send us on our way. She has true southern charm! We will be back for another visit soon! Our room was very clean. We got a room with a king sized bed and an ocean view and private balcony. Restaurants and shopping just a stones throw away!

    5
    « Ocean Visit Pleasure »

    This hotel was comfortable and right on the beach. Reasonable price.. and a great staff... look for Heather at the front desk and Beth in the restaurant, both will take great care of you. My husband and I went on an impromptu trip with no reservations, we just walked in and Heather made us instantly welcome.

    5
    « Best deal in town. Wow! »

    I booked a room for my wife and I for a weekend gettaway, mainly because it was inexpensive and had a beachfront view. We stayed here several years ago. I was expecting it to be decent but nothing fancy. We were amazed at how nice everything was. Everything drom the lobby, to the pool, to the room looked freshly remodeled and super nice. Of course you can't beat having the pancake house downstairs which I believe is the best place to get breakfast on town. You can tell that the owner has gone to great lengths to make an older facility modern and clean. We will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Loved the view & beach. »

    Went for the beach front rooms with a balcony. They delivered. Yes, little older hotel but they do the best with what the had. Very clean. Hugh tv & comfortable beds. Great price for beach front. Plan on being back.

    3
    « Better Customer Service Skills »

    Don't use trip Advisor when booking anything at this hotel. The hotel would not honor the confirmation number provided by the travel site stating it was a bogus confirmation number, then they would not honor the reservation, called the hotel directly, reservation still incorrect, then upon check in had to pay a higher rate than quoted. Front desk staff not friendly and kept saying "NO".

    5
    « birthday trip for hubby success »

    Michelle at front desk was friendly, knowledgeable of area and very helpful finding restaurants for us.....treated us like friends. Hotel was clean and comfortable, would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

    5
    « What a view!! »

    My family and I stayed at this best western for 4 days. Heather at the front desk was knowledgeable and very helpful about local activities, and restaurants. The view from the room was AMAZING and I'm sure we will come back to the same hotel again

    3
    « good value »

    we stayed in the east wing 2 queen oceanfront floor 1. I would ask next time for a room in the west wing on a higher floor. Room worked well for us convenient to beach. Kitchenette a little outdated but clean.

    4
    « Lazy Weekend »

    We headed down to Gulf Shores for a lazy weekend in October. The weather was gorgeous and the beach was beautiful. Best Western on the Beach is an older hotel. We were in the older section - the carpet is worn, the furniture dated. Our room was funky but the bed was really comfortable. We had a big fridge, microwave, sink, and a kitchen table. We booked through Hotels.com so we weren't able to get an ocean view. I'll go back, but next time will book through the hotel so I can stay in a room looking over the ocean. The room was clean. The maids and hotel front desk staff were excellent. You can't beat the access to the beach. Head down the elevator, step out, and there you are!!! Convenient location! We walked to numerous restaurants and bars in the area. We'll be back - especially in October!

    3
    « Fall Break »

    This is an average hotel with an above average location! The beach is amazing...get an upper level room with a view. The indoor and outdoor pools are both nice. Beware when booking...this hotel still has smoking rooms. I wasn't paying attention and requested a smoking room when booking online. We were stuck with that room for our first night, but changed rooms for our remaining 2 nights. Both rooms had maintenance issues. The restaurant was delicious and the service was good...but it was expensive. We were far more impressed with the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach...which is where we stayed the balance of our trip.

  • 5
    « AWESOME »

    This trip was a rewarded gift from our boss for myself and friend and coworker! We had a wonderful time and will charish the memories we made forever. We hope to be back again. Thank you all for your service and for the comfort of the stay.

    1
    « Beyond Disappointed »

    I made this reservation so I could bring my kids to the area where my husband had been working about an hour from where we live. On the way to the hotel, we received a phone call informing us that his grandfather had passed away. It was a total shock and needless to say, we needed to turn around and headed back home. After composing myself and trying to make a plan for the coming days ahead, I realized I had to call the hotel. I never imagined that all I would get was a cold "Sorry" and reference to the 48 hr cancellation policy. I was completely blindsided! Do we really care so little about each other anymore that a death doesn't trump a cancellation policy? Of course I understand if I was just cancelling for no reason, but I feel this was a pretty important reason! I asked for the manager, and the unfeeling desk girl said he would only tell me the same thing. I told her I wanted to talk to him anyway to at least vent my frustration, and she said I would have to call back. I called back several times and he was never "available." If they are going to be so rigid with their policy, then the manager should at least be man enough to take the heat when a person is going to be charged $230 for a room that they can't stay in because of a death in their immediate family and take the phone call. I will try my best to warn everyone I know about this place and to take their business elsewhere. I know I will

    2
    « One night stay »

    Stayed in room on first floor that was right outside the employee smoking area. View of gulf was not great. Could see more of the pool and sand dunes. Noise of door opening and slamming shut kept us awake during night and in morning. Very over priced for what we got.

    2
    « Cannot recommend »

    This hotel was a bit of a disappointment the room we stayed in was overpriced, noises and cramped. The entrance door had a large gap at the top and bottom the bathroom had cracks where the Sheetrock met the tile. Overall it looked like it was poorly renovated. For the money you can do much better

    3
    « Nice beach and sand »

    Traditional beachfront hotel. Lots of families and children. Balconies a plus. The staff were pleasant. Nice beach, soft white sand, doesn't burn the feet. The water was calm, and very shallow for quite a ways out, not really good for actual swimming, though probably good for children. Also, when I was visiting I noticed that the Gulf Shores water didn't have that brilliant emerald blue-green color that the Pensacola beaches -- 40 miles up the coast -- had. The outdoor pool (water a little cloudy) was heated but not very warm. The indoor pool was heated and it was warm. My fifth floor room was clean and comfortable, but over the 4 days I stayed it often took a few minutes to get the hot water going. I didn't eat at the onsite Island Pancake House but it sure looked popular, people lined up to get in. For Thai food lovers: you won't have much luck finding it in Gulf Shores! Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is about 40 miles away.

    4
    « It is a Best Western. On the Beach. »

    The rooms are clean, the hotel is quiet, the beds are comfortable, the AC works, and you are right. on. the. beach. Yeah, the greeh halls are a bit funky, but the rooms are as updated as the architecture will allow and the price is good for the location. We will stay again. P. S. all staff were very nice and the breakfast at the restaurant downstairs was good and filling.

    5
    « Very nice, will return »

    We made a quick trip to Gulf Shores from Birmingham for a long weekend. On the recommendation from friends, we decided to stay at Best Western on the beach. We had a great time and the room was very clean and nice. We will stay there again and hopefully soon

    1
    « RUDE RUDE RUDE!!!!! »

    I called to get information about booking 40 rooms for a conference there in 2016. The lady at the front desk (10/20/2015 @11 am) was EXTREMELY RUDE and would not answer any of my questions. She would not tell me any rates, and would not tell me even if they have conference rooms at their facility and raised her voice at me. Everything happens for a reason, I would not want to work with this company.

    5
    « Mrs. Donna Davis »

    My family and I first stayed in the Best Western on the Gulf Shores labor day weekend and go back every weekend when we have a chance. Michelle is AWESOME.We had ordered food after we got there labor day and we waited for two hours, she called the place where,we ordered and took care of everything for us. The rooms extremely clean and an absolutely gorgeous view of the beach. Heather and Trinia were very polite, helpful and extremely friendly. We will definitely be going back.

    4
    « very good »

    this was a last minute trip to Gulf Shores due to bad weather in SC. I would go back to this hotel again. we normal stay in a resort. we had a ocean front with a kitchette. service was great. Staff was very helpful. need to check it out.

  • 5
    « Great, economical choice for a family or a group! »

    We had the pleasure of visiting the best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shores, AL a few days ago, and it was a great experience! Every employee we encountered was more than accommodating, friendly, and helpful! Even the owners went out of their way to welcome us and make us feel special! I loved the amazing view! The hotel is directly on the beach, so it was very nice to hear the waves and smell the saltwater! While there, we enjoyed a delicious brunch in the hotel's Island Pancake House! Both the Quality and the Quantity of the food was above-board! The restaurant staff and employees were extremely helpful and friendly! And the prices couldn't be beat! Our entire visit was very positive and enjoyable! We look forward to visiting again soon!

    4
    « Great value for the price. »

    Friendly and helpful front desk. Clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Great view. Great value for the price. Restaurant recommendations were right on. We plan to stay here again. Very Quiet. Hotel had several families and seniors. Hotel was booked,must be a good sign.

    4
    « Good Stay »

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beds are the most comfortable that I have ever slept on. The food was delicious and servers were nice. The room needed some work and I don't think it was worth the price we paid.

    5
    « Vaca on the Beach! »

    Best Western on the Beach is a wonderful getaway. I enjoyed my stay. It combines the quiet of the beach and the fun of a live and active nightlife. Great location. Great service. Great place to stay. I wll definitely choice this location again!

    3
    « Overpriced for the room that we had! »

    We were greeted pleasantly at the front desk by clerk, Michelle, who was very helpful. She also recommended a restaurant, which we did enjoy. We had reserved a streetside room. This is an older hotel and in need of updating. Our room was large enough and the beds were very comfortable. The TV was great. However, the bathroom was not clean and the room decor was kind of shabby. There were actually two large holes in the upholstery of one of the chairs. Though on the street side, it was quiet. Employees should be trained on what to do with rewards club members when they have a gift card. Michelle who checked us in stated we should use it when we checked out and the person who checked us out said we should have used it when we checked in. We were disappointed there was not a complementary breakfast, as there are in most other Best Westerns. We did not try the pancake house, but enjoyed walking on the beach.

    4
    « Wonderful Trip »

    We truly enjoyed our stay here!! The accommodations were very nice, staff were incredible , beach awesome. The only complaint was the wifi. Wasn't a problem for me cause I was on the beach most of the time but for my fiancé it was a huge problem. We will be going here again in the future

    2
    « Gulf Shores Trip »

    This was my first time at Gulf Shores, the beach was great. However, the overall condition of the hotel was old and outdated. They also did not include breakfast. Concerning the price we paid per night it should have been included.

    1
    « SICK I WASTED TIME AT THIS HOTEL!! Worst hotel I have ever stayed at!!! »

    I had to make a quick trip for business to Gulf Shores and decided to stay on the beach. I found this hotel on trip advisor, and had my work travel agent book it for me. I drove from Atlanta, so I arrived at the hotel to check in very late. At check in the gentleman was very friendly and I was quite impressed on his hospitality. They had already checked in into Room 99, and I proceeded to my room. When I arrived to the room, I was in TOTAL SHOCK but went to bed because it was late. The next morning before work I was so upset on my room, that I created a list of items. 1) Dead Flies in the window seal 2) No Iron 3) 1/4 a roll of toilet paper with no extra roll anywhere to be found. 4) Bathroom lights are as bright as a flood light in the bathroom. I could not even put on my eye makeup in there because my eyes could not adjust. There were 4 bulbs that had to be 200 watts. 5) You better be awake by 7 because if not, the maid carts, banging of doors will wake you up. 6) Maid makes up room and inadvertently throws my glasses from night stand to floor (which I almost stepped on) 7) Carpet is FILTHY. Never has been vacuumed so I chose not to walk around bare footed because I had never been to the beach yet, but I had TONS of sand in the bed from me walking on the floor. 8) There was not even a "Please do not disturb sign", so like I said before your personal alarm clock is 7 before the maids bang on the door once, and walk right in. 9) There was a vanity with a sink that was sitting in the living room (not hooked up) . VERY odd. I understand they are the top hotel in the area, or whatever but I have NO idea how they received this unless I was just placed in the janitors closet and everyone else's room was completely different.

    5
    « Great place »

    We stopped here on a whim as our vacation was over. We had already left our hotel and went to eat, and we said let's just stay one more night. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and the price was right. There is a pancake house in the hotel that is pretty good.

    5
    « Best Western on the Beach in Gulf Shore's Alabama »

    The employee's were always smiling and very helpful. Anything we asked for they were quick to get. The view was beautiful. We loved having the pancake house in the hotel. Loved the full size fridge in the room.

  • 2
    « Not What We Were Expecting, Different From Website!!! »

    Before we ever come to the hotel it had a number one rating with tripadvisior, plus an employee promised us a third floor room of the hotel in the East wing. When we arrived at this hotel it was already 12:30am due to traffic accidents and were hoping for an easy check in. However, this was not the case. We were promised a room on the third floor and a roll-a-way bed for our 5th family member. The employee manning the front desk was not helpful and told us that he did not know if we even had the roll-a-way bed or not and suggested that we make due for the night. He then suggested to go to Wal-Mart to purchase a air mattress, then take it back to the store after we used it or sleep on the floor; we thought this was incredibly rude and dishonest an employee would even suggest for a guest to do that and that we refused to do that. We also had an issue with the bill saying we would only be charged for 2 nights instead of 3 nights. So he gave us our room keys and we took our luggage to the third floor like he said to and found out the room was instead on the second floor and we went back to the front desk to complain that we were not located on the correct floor and he said it was his mistake. When we went to the new room it was not what the pictures showed; it was not clean, there was ceiling leakage and mold was showing through, the bathroom exhaust fan was too small and caused for mold on the ceiling, the ice machine looked to never have been cleaned with mold in it, and worst of all there was ROACHES in the room! When we called to complain they did not fix the issue and gave us the run around. The manager never got back to us until 2 days after we returned home and he suggested we were lying about the conditions of the room and what his own employees said. And we were still charged for 3 days despite what the other man said and the manager said he would maybe adjust the bill for all the problems we faced...$50.00 off the told bill after we had one of the worse stays ever in a hotel. I do not see how this hotel was rated number #1. If we could have redone our stay we would NOT have chosen this hotel and will NEVER return here as a guest.

    4
    « great Location! »

    My daughter and i flew down for the weekend just to get away. I was surprised to find the national shrimp festival was going on. I found this place on the internet. It turned out to be pretty good. The rooms are clean and it is in a great location! Right on the beach! It also seems that the majority of rooms have a balcony. Can walk to the Shrimp festival. Only downside is parking is a bit limited (but may be due to the festival) Would recommend and i would stay again, except next time i would get the ocean view.

    5
    « Clean »

    This hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly, efficient, and helpful. I LOVED the Christian music that was played the entire time there. This will be my place to stay while visiting Gul Shores!!

    4
    « Great view from our oceanfront room. »

    We had a Great view from our King oceanfront room. We very pleasantly surprised with our room and balcony. The cleanliness of the room could not have been better. Not one grain of sand, not even on the balcony. The helpfulness of the staff and crew could not have been better. The bed was very comfortable. We had plenty of hot water and and space in the well stocked bathroom. Maybe only a couple of items that needed attention. No weather stripping around the entrance door allowing light in at night. Also, the pool lights stay on all night allowing light to come in on the balcony side. We stayed in a No Smoking room, which was GREAT, however the smokers seemed to congregate at the only access to the beach from the Hotel forcing all guests to walk through the smoke to reach the beach. One other thing, it was pouring rain when we arrived and there was a black BMW parked under the covered area that was meant to be used by guests to check in/ check out and stay dry. We came to find out this BMW was owned by an employee. We thought this was very thoughtless on this employee's part. We would stay at this nice Hotel again.

    5
    « Love it!! »

    Found on Internet wasn't disappointed! Room on the oceanfront, beautiful white sand, clean room and wonderful friendly staff. Especially Michele so friendly and helpful. So nice not having to be in an automated busy condo. Recommend to everyone and will be back.

    5
    « 1st Stay at Gulf Shores, AL »

    The service was phenomenal to say the least, we had an ocean front room that was immaculate in it's presentation, the ocean view was more than my expectations as I selected a ocean front room. My spouse and I were both very pleased with the service at the front desk, Michelle one of the desk clerks gave us great info about dining and shopping. This was one of the Best stays I have had recently if not ever in a hotel the accommodation met all of our needs and expectations. Lola T.

    4
    « Beach getaway »

    Clean rooms, great front desk staff, great beachfront location. The staff in the restaurant were surly and our breakfast came to the table cold. My butter wouldn't even melt on my waffles. Our room had no weather stripping in the door, so we had a constant wind whistling. It was especially bad if we had the balcony door open.

    3
    « Step out your back door onto the beach! »

    My sister and I went for a last minute girls trip. I always stay at B.W. because they are always nice and friendly hotels. This is no exception. You can walk out the back of the hotel and you are on a beautiful beach. Stephanie at the front desk (and another woman who I failed to ask her name) were so friendly and helpful. The ocean view room we had was pretty standard, not a lot pf frills. No points on the toilet paper here! But the beds were very comfortable,towels and linens were good, the power of the shower was strong and plenty of hot water. You have to remember it's a beach hotel and things don't stay nice long with all the wear and tear they get (carpet). The hotel grounds are really pretty and are kept spotless. There was a guy cleaning every time I went outside. I will definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Best p.ace to stay »

    Great front desk, great room with a view of the ocean. Clean, good quick maintenance for very small problem. This is our 5th time to stay here. We will continue coming here. They treat us like family you want to visit.

    5
    « get away »

    My wife and I like to get away from the stress of everyday living. We chose best western on the beach for its locality. We continue to return for the quality of service we receive while there. Their beach side rooms are great.

  • 4
    « beautiful ocean views »

    The exterior looks very rundown. The rooms are spotless & cottagey looking. We had an oceanfront view with kitchenette. The bed was unbelievely comfortable. The breakfast at Pancake House was terribly. After eating, grease was puddled in the bottom of my plate. Location was perfect, close to everything. Chairs and umbrellas were $30.00/day. Free parking under the hotel. The front desk couldn't tell me where Gulf Shores Parkway was??? Housekeeping was very nice.

 

Venir à l'hôtel ...

Toutes les directions


Depuis : I-65. Prenez l'I-65 vers la sortie 37. Après la sortie, prenez la direction du Sud. Elle devient la Highway 59 South. Continuez tout droit, ne prenez pas Beach Express. La Highway 59 aboutit en bord de mer. Prenez la Highway 182, puis tournez à gauche. Le Best Western on the Beach est situé à 800 mètres sur la droite.


Depuis : I-10. Prenez l'I-10 vers la sortie 44. Après la sortie, prenez la direction du Sud. Vous serez sur la Highway 59 South. Continuez tout droit, ne prenez pas Beach Express. La Highway 59 aboutit en bord de mer. Prenez la Highway 182, puis tournez à gauche. Le Best Western on the Beach est situé à 800 mètres sur la droite.

 

Nos autres hôtels les plus proches