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4.3 out of 5

"Rather it's food, beach, pool, water park or amusement park, souvenir shop you're needing, it's almost in walking distance " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 07 Jul 2017

Hotel Description

Hotel near Gulf Shores Beach in Gulf Shores

In Gulf Shores

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and 2 miles (3 km) of Gulf Shores Beach with a stay at this Gulf Shores hotel. Gulf Shores Museum and Zooland Mini Golf are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking, laundry facilities, and free newspapers are also on offer.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 89 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Coffee/tea makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$70* Per night/room Oct 28 - Oct 29

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores

Everyone (9) Family (1)
1 out of 5
During check in I was asked to present my ID and the card I used to pay. While I was filling out paperwork they swiped my card for an extra $20

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 8, 2019 by Hotel Management

Thank you for your feedback. We strive for 100% guest satisfaction at the Holiday Inn Express in Gulf Shores, AL. We do see that you paid travelocity.com directly for your reservation, which is a 3rd party company. At check in we request the card used to book the room and at that time we inform you there will be a $20 incidental authorization that will fall off as soon as you check out with us. Sometime banks will hold this $20 for a few days but in this case you would need to contact your bank and inform them there is an authorization that has been released from the company holding it and that it is still pending. Ask your bank when you can expect this authorization to be released. We apologize if this was not explained clearly at check in nor stated clearly on your confirmation email. We will make sure all of our agents are informing each guest of the incidental hold more clearly upon arrival. Thank you again for your feedback and please feel free to call us with any questions.

5 out of 5
The breakfast is great. The coffee and the beds and pillows are heaven! I recommend a suite.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2019 by Hotel Management

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in beautiful Gulf Shores, AL. We are anticipating your next arrival with us!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Hotel Management

Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Gulf Shores, AL. We hope to see you again in the future!

4 out of 5
Great breakfast. Beds are very comfortable but a little high for short people. Masking tape around the bottom of bad tub. Overall a good stay.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 1, 2019 by Guest Services Team

Hi Frank! Thank you so much for this amazing feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast even though there were a few issues with your room! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 7, 2018 by Guest Services Team

Wow! Thank you for this amazing 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We can't wait to have you stay with us again in the future at Holiday Inn Express in Gulf Shores!

4 out of 5

Close to all attractions

Rather it's food, beach, pool, water park or amusement park, souvenir shop you're needing, it's almost in walking distance

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very convenient hotel

This hotel was perfect for our stay. We have a 18 month old so we needed a fridge and microwave in out room so it was nice that those hotel had these in every room. Rooms were very spacious so our toddler was able to run around and play. It was perfectly close to everything. The beach was literally 1 mile down the road. Plant of stores around the hotel. Overall yes I would stay there again Thank you

Posted by , from oklahoma on Aug 25, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 9, 2016 by Hotel Management

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Alexander L. General Manager

4 out of 5

Clean

The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was okay.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 9, 2016 by Hotel Management

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Alexander L. General Manager

5 out of 5

Super nice!

Happy happy happy. Birthday weekend went to concert. Close hotel nice and clean. Good breakfast!

Posted by on May 16, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel, very clean.

The hotel was amazing. It had a free hot breakfast, smelled great and was very clean. It was about a mile from the public beach and right in the middle of everything you could want to do. We actually chose this hotel over one that was beach front because of the reviews and I am glad we did. This was definitely the best hotel stay I have ever had the pleasure of having.

Posted by , from H on Oct 5, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores

Location 160 W Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 06 November 2019 to 01 March 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Business center
  • Dining venue
  • Elevator
  • Front desk
  • Hallway
  • Lobby
  • Meeting facilities
  • Parking area
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry facilities

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A business center and a meeting room are available. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking is free. This Gulf Shores hotel is smoke free.

  • 89 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.) (61.4 km / 38.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores offers 89 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.