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"moore Beach"-front ROW Ocean View! Adorable & FUN Studio w/ Bunks Call
4.8/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)
Nice place to stay

"The property was as described. It was very cute and clean. The balcony faced the ocean so it was nice to sit there and enjoy the view. The owners were very nice."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

"moore Beach"-front ROW Ocean View! Adorable & FUN Studio w/ Bunks Call
Perdido Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
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The price is $245 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,609 reviews)

"Very clean, awesome restaurant, pool area, snack bar. Never have to leave!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Perdido Beach Resort
Beach Area Condo, 2bed-2bath, Seabreeze 309
The price is $100 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (81 reviews)
Great location and stay

"We loved our quick getaway. Being so close to the beach was amazing. The condo was just like the pictures. Paul responded quickly when there was an issue. We really appreciated that. And were able to relax and enjoy our time together and the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Beach Area Condo, 2bed-2bath, Seabreeze 309
Sanitized & Social Distancing ON THE Beach! June 11-15 IS Open AND Discounted!
The price is $230 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (106 reviews)
Amazing View - 5 Star Condo!!

"Kim - Thank you so much for everything. This view was perfect, photos cannot do justice. We enjoyed our stay here. The condo overlooks the pool and just a few steps to the beach & we where happy that it is very family oriented. By the way.... loved the new chairs & new dining table - looks great! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

Sanitized & Social Distancing ON THE Beach! June 11-15 IS Open AND Discounted!
Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores
3 out of 5
3947 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL
Free Cancellation
The price is $180 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (536 reviews)

"The kitchen was a great and useful addition to the room."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Foley
2.5 out of 5
3155 Abbey Lane, Foley, AL
Free Cancellation
The price is $123 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (994 reviews)

"We only stayed one night so we did not use any of the amenities, but the room was very clean and staff was very nice!"…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Foley
Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
26650 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
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The price is $254 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (970 reviews)

"Good beach location and good pool. Need more pool lounges."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Sleep Inn On The Beach
2.5 out of 5
25400 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
The price is $204 per night
4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Nice hotel right on the beach. Rooms are comfortable and have small microwave and refrigerator."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Sleep Inn On The Beach
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley
2.5 out of 5
2682 S Mckenzie St, Foley, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
3.9/5Good! (873 reviews)

"The general manager was amazing. She accommodated us with everything we needed. Pool was nice! Room was big enough for our big family!"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores
2.5 out of 5
3600 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
3.8/5Good! (988 reviews)

"Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a very pleasant experience."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores
Cornerstone Lodge of Foley
2 out of 5
126 County Road 20 West, Foley, AL
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The price is $80 per night
3.7/5Good! (553 reviews)

"Nice friendly staff easy check in and check out they also got me an early check in with no problem and no extra charge"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Cornerstone Lodge of Foley
Rodeway Inn
2.5 out of 5
1504 S McKenzie Street, Foley, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night
3.6/5Good! (621 reviews)

"This hotel is in a great location. The property is well maintained and the room i stayed in was very clean. The staff was super friendly. I was very glad I chose this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Rodeway Inn
Quality Inn Ft. Morgan Road-Hwy 59
2 out of 5
213 West Fort Morgan Road, Gulf Shores, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night
3.4/5Good! (287 reviews)

"It was really warm throughout the hotel. Our air conditioning worked but never really cooled down the room."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Quality Inn Ft. Morgan Road-Hwy 59
Beachside Resort Hotel
2 out of 5
610 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night
3.4/5 (973 reviews)

"Nice place to lay your head good location much to do in walking distance to the beach"…"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020

Beachside Resort Hotel
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Foley Gulf Shores
2.5 out of 5
1517 South McKenzie Street, Foley, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $81 per night
3.4/5 (547 reviews)

"Location was good and the facility was quiet inside. The bed was comfortable and the small refrigerator and microwave was nice. We asked for a down stairs room because of a health issue and booked 3 months in advance but got an upstairs room. Overall our stay was good and would recommend this facility ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Foley Gulf Shores
Red Roof Inn Gulf Shores
2 out of 5
3049 West 1st Street, Gulf Shores, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $100 per night
3.2/5 (309 reviews)

"was a nice clean room,check in was fast and easy,only negative was people above us was a little noisey."…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020

Red Roof Inn Gulf Shores
Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL
2 out of 5
3025 W 1st ST, Gulf Shores, AL
Free Cancellation
The price is $80 per night
3.2/5 (919 reviews)

"My stay was great with clean rooms and friendly employees. The only issue I had was small bath towels and we only got 2. I’m handicapped but I didn’t mark that when booking my room so having to stay on the 2nd floor was difficult but ultimately my fault."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL
Super 8 by Wyndham Foley
2 out of 5
2520 S Mckenzie St, Foley, AL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $85 per night
3.2/5 (412 reviews)

"They worked with my 18 year old son on his way home during the virus outbreak. Even though they required an extra deposit they still would let an 18 y/o check in which is great for younger college students traveling home, and very appreciated. He said it was clean and newly redone"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Foley
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Cheap Hotels in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Waterville USA, Gulf Shores Beach, and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

If you're hunting for places to stay in Gulf Shores that won't break the bank, you can take your pick of the area's 25 budget accommodations. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Red Roof Inn Gulf Shores - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its proximity to shops and overall value.

Perdido Beach Resort - Customers like this 3.5-star beach hotel for its helpful staff and overall value. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.

"moore Beach"-front ROW Ocean View! Adorable & FUN Studio w/ Bunks Call - At this beach condo, you can take advantage of free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and in-room kitchens.

Riviera Inn - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and comfortable beds.

Beach Area Condo, 2bed-2bath, Seabreeze 309 - Customers like this condo for its comfortable beds and overall value. It offers free WiFi, in-room kitchens, and air conditioning.

Planning Your Trip to Gulf Shores

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 90°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 42°F
  • Rainiest months: August, July, March, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.22 inches
  • Driest months: May, November, October, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.15 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores attracts visitors with its live music scene and fresh seafood, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then make time for activities that are easy on the wallet. Enjoy the outdoors at Gulf State Park and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, or check out the area's cultural spots like Gulf Shores Museum.

Gulf Shores is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Festivals
  • Sports
  • Golfing
  • Shopping

Getting Around Gulf Shores

The nearest airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), situated 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional), which is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away. Gulf Shores might not have very many public transit options so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Gulf Shores like for travelers on a budget?
Gulf Shores has a variety of cheap accommodations and things to do, making it a great getaway spot for budget travelers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Gulf Shores Beach and The Wharf, this destination is home to Gulf State Park and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Gulf Shores?
Based on reviews, Cornerstone Lodge of Foley is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley.
How many budget hotels will I find in Gulf Shores?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 25 budget hotels in Gulf Shores.
What's the seasonal weather like in Gulf Shores?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 54°F. Average annual rainfall for Gulf Shores is 66 inches.
What is there to see and do in Gulf Shores?
Gulf Shores attracts visitors with its live music scene and fresh seafood, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Gulf Shores Beach and The Wharf, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Gulf State Park and Perdido Key Beach, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Tanger Outlet Center.
What's the best way to get around Gulf Shores?
The nearest airport is Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 44.5 mi (71.7 km) away: Mobile, AL (MOB-Mobile Regional). Gulf Shores might not have very many public transit choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

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