4.1 out of 5

"Great experience but expensive. Did not expect the 15% resort fee on top of the room tax. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Nov 2015

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools

Beachfront retreat

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Mobile Bay and 2 miles (3 km) of Lakewood Golf Club with a stay here. Fairhope Municipal Pier and Fairhope Avenue are also within 6 miles (10 km).

36-hole golf course

This smoke-free resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and a marina. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and supervised childcare is an added bonus.

Free Internet, Smart TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 405 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as Smart TVs with digital channels. Other amenities include Netflix, room service, and premium bedding.

Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$203 per night

Room, Balcony, Bay View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Resort View (Larger Guest Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Bay View (Spa Building)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Everyone (2)
5 out of 5
Beautiful grounds, excellent choice of activities, great food and beverages, and awesome spa made for a relaxing getaway.

Posted by , from Covington LA on Oct 29, 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful property on mobile bay

Great experience but expensive. Did not expect the 15% resort fee on top of the room tax.

Posted by , from Mobile, Al on Nov 30, 2015

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3 out of 5

Needs a Facelift

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
I spent 4 nights in the main building at this resort. Hot water for the shower was limited and roaches were present in the room. Disgusting when they share the bed with you. The service and food was excellent. The staff was very friendly. The room was dated, but clean. The grounds were well kept and the scenic view of Mobile Bay is nice.

Posted by , from Portland, TX, USA on Oct 22, 2012

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3 out of 5

Staff were pleasant, but the visit got off to an unfortunate start.

I reserved a room with a view of the bay. When we arrived I was told the only room they had available for us was great because it had a view of the marina. When we got to the room (which was nice) all it had was an expansive view of the parking lot and the building on the other side. If I stretched I could look around a large tree and catch a glimpse of a couple of masts. A balcony overlooking the water is important to us. I would not have made the reservation had I known we weren't getting what we paid for. A little honesty and an apology would have been appreciated. I don't know if I can recommend The Grand because the trip was spoiled by the way we were treated. We recently stayed at a hotel in San Diego that made us feel as if we they were so very pleased to have us as their guests. It doesn't take much.

Posted by on Nov 27, 2011

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5 out of 5

Delightful and relaxing mini-vacation

We returned from the Grand feeling relaxed,refreshed and eager to go again. The staff (wait staff included) seemed to go out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Nothing we asked for seemed too much or a bother. We loved the beds, the spa, the pool,and the wonderful weather. Hope to return real soon.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011

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5 out of 5

I stay here twice a year, and always will!

I live less than 15 minutes from The Grand Hotel; but when I visit, it feels like I am thousands of miles away! Yes, the prices are high. However, this is either a four or five star resort; and I always find it shocking that people seem shocked that the prices are as they are. This is to be expected! Otherwise, the ""beautiful grounds and landscaping"" which so many people love wouldn't be maintainable, the staff shortened, room service slower, amenities fewer, comfort lessened, etc. I am by no means wealthy at all. In fact, I am a single Mom with three kids who depend solely on me for income and support. This is, in fact, why I do visit this resort! I can drive a few minutes, check in with few bags, stay a SHORT TIME so that I do not blow my budget, and leave feeling refreshed and unstressed by long travel experiences. Even though the cost is high, one may take advantage of our year round pleasant weather and visit during off season, use various discounts such as ""AAA"" or other organizations. Marriott points help a lot, also. One might enjoy staying about two or three nights with a discount, especially if a local to the area or within close distance of the resort, and still come out less expensively than staying at a ""cheaper"" place if you know how to be creative without acting ridiculous and ruining your vacation by trying to save a few pennies here and there. Be pampered and stop whining! I have stayed in this hotel at least 30 times; and love it every time. I budget out $***; and eat room service once a day late morning, then dine out in the evening; which does save money. Try it!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2009

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4 out of 5

Thanksgiving Spa Vacation

Thanksgiving 2007 was may first stay at this resort. The landscape was beautiful. Majority of the staff was helpful and polite, but I did have an issue with a waiter at Buckey's not wanting to serve our table. The female waiter/bartender completely ignored us, pertending to clean the bar and surrounding tables, when the male waiter/bartender came back to the bar, some minutes later, she told him to wait our table. The food at the Lakewood House was wonderful, the best food we had at the hotel. The other dining prices was too expensive for quality and okay taste of the food (i.e. $39.00 for breakfast buffet). The spa was wonderful. The beds were extremely comfortable. The resort supplied many activities. Overall my experience was a good one. I would be happy to return again, but the majority of my meals will be outside the resort.

Posted by on May 19, 2008

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3 out of 5

Decidedly mixed experience

On the positive side, the campus of this resort is beautiful. A lot is invested in landscaping. Also, the beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in at a hotel. The food is good, almost great. The staff is generally polite and helpful.\n\nThere is a lot of negative however. First, food and amenities are very over-priced. I don't mind paying more for those things if they exceptional, but these were not. In addition, my dining exerpience was often impeded by the server pestering me for a method of payment either before or during the meal. I was told it was hotel policy. It is a bad one and I felt insulted every time it happened.\n\nWhile I did not personally experience this, about half of the people that attended the same conference I did went at least two days without hot water for bathing. The hotel did offer restitution (Marriott points, a free breakfast or half of the room charge for one night).\n\nThe campus is sprawling and getting anywhere entails a bit of a walk. However this worked out for me since the highly touted fitness center was closed for remodelling the whole time of my stay.\n\nOverall, my stay was both good and bad, and there was enough bad for me to not recommend experience.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2008

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3 out of 5

Mixed Feelings

This is the second time we stayed at this particular hotel. Although the atmosphere and scenery is excellent, service was lacking. We had major problems at check in, since our stay was a gift from relatives. The staff at the front desk did not seem to want to take the extra time to help us or actually look into our situation and charged the wrong card after we asked them three times to double check which card was billed. Also, the amount that was taken out of my account for drinks at Bucky's Lounge was higher than the amount that I signed for. I know that these things seem small for such a beautiful, luxury hotel, but I feel that luxury means that these situations should not occur, or be handled better when they do occur.

Posted by on Dec 30, 2007

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5 out of 5

This is truly the

Dining was off the top! The room had the most gorgeous panoramic view overlooking Mobile Bay. Flowers were in bloom with the grandest of old oak trees. The music in the lounge was entertaining, and I have never had a better time!! The service was beyond reproach.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2007

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About the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Location One Grand Boulevard, Fairhope, AL 36564

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Summer fun is a breeze at Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, and enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Fairhope resort is smoke free.

  • 405 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 14 conference rooms
  • 43810 sq ft of conference space
  • 4070 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1941
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 10
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge) , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional) (63.9 km / 39.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa offers 405 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Smart televisions come with premium digital channels and Netflix. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

The Grand Dining Room - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only.

Saltwater Grill - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only.

Buckys Birdcage Lounge - This beach piano bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

The Dining Room - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch.

Lakewood Golf Club - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 36-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including outdoor tennis courts, a marina, and a health club. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a spa tub, and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Beach volleyball on site

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Spa at the Grand Hotel. Services include body wraps, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility