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Great View, Secluded Location! Perfect Place to Getaway!
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18.4 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)
Its clean...

"Not use to walking so far to the beach but its not too far."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Great View, Secluded Location! Perfect Place to Getaway!
Indies 304 - 3 Br Condo
3.5 out of 5
453 Dune Drive, #304, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.35 mi from city center
Indies 304 - 3 Br Condo
Dunes 209 - 3 Br Condo
3.5 out of 5
1380 Hwy 180 West, #209, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.41 mi from city center
Dunes 209 - 3 Br Condo
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Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL
2 out of 5
3025 W 1st ST, Gulf Shores, AL
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The price is $56 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
2.41 mi from city center
3.2/5 (978 reviews)

"This was an EXCELLENT place to stay. Close to everything imagined. Beach just two miles away. Staaff was SUPER!!!!! HIGH-QUALITY, HIGHLY affordable, HIGHLY Recommended!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2020

Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL
Gulf Shores Condo w/ Pool Access - Beach 4 Miles!
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4.31 mi from city center
3.4/5 (10 reviews)
Beach vacation

"Property and can-do very nice"…"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Gulf Shores Condo w/ Pool Access - Beach 4 Miles!
Gulf Shores Resort Condo w/ Private Beach Access!
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3.31 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (29 reviews)
Great Stay

"Enjoyed the property and would stay again. Condo owner very nice to do business with."…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Gulf Shores Resort Condo w/ Private Beach Access!
Corner Unit W/extra Windows and Views!! New Floors, Gorgeous Decor! Location!
4.5/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)
Love this unit

"This unit was very clean, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. The kitched is stocked with all cookware and utensils I needed to cook dinner for my family every night. Plenty of towels. We were there during Hurricane Sally and management kept in close contact with us throughout making ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Corner Unit W/extra Windows and Views!! New Floors, Gorgeous Decor! Location!
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 $80 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
3.14 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (988 reviews)

"We truly enjoyed our stay. It was comfortable and the staff was very nice. Thank you!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores
Exceptional Views and Value, 1st Floor, W. Beach Blvd.beautiful Water Views!
4.8/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Perfect!

"Fantastic location! Far enough west that people aren't everywhere, but a quick drive to restaurants and stores. My husband would start each morning fishing on the dock, while I would walk the beach. This was our first trip to Gulf Shores and it was great. Pat was super responsive, and her condo was ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Exceptional Views and Value, 1st Floor, W. Beach Blvd.beautiful Water Views!
Beach Front Condo in Heart of Gulf Shores!! Affordable, Clean, Recently Updated!
The price is $75 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
0.39 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (36 reviews)
Fall Beach Vacation

"Great complex. Lots of beach. Walk to restaurants. Unit perfect for two folks needing some beach time."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Beach Front Condo in Heart of Gulf Shores!! Affordable, Clean, Recently Updated!
Condeaux Beach V~ Across From THE HANGOUT!! Walking Distance to Everything!!
4.9/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)
Great birthday trip!

"Easy to access, easy to appreciate the beach. We got in late, but everything was ready, the book with menus and attractions was super helpful in figuring out what we wanted to do. First thing was going to the beach 😀 a very easy walk across the street at a light and we were set. I don't know when ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Condeaux Beach V~ Across From THE HANGOUT!! Walking Distance to Everything!!
Dunes 307 - 1 Br Condo
3.5 out of 5
1380 Hwy 180 West, #307, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.41 mi from city center
Dunes 307 - 1 Br Condo
Dunes 502 - 1 Br Condo
4 out of 5
1380 Hwy 180 West, #502, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.41 mi from city center
Dunes 502 - 1 Br Condo
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores
2.5 out of 5
160 W Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL
Free Cancellation
The price is $99 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
1.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)
Great stay

"Great stay, quiet,clean, front desk employees very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores
Phoenix All Suites West Hotel
3.5 out of 5
533 W. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL
The price is $153 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
0.56 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (151 reviews)

"I loved the easy beach access. The rooms were very clean and quiet. Pool was a good size. Will definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Phoenix All Suites West Hotel
The Cabins at Gulf State Park
3 out of 5
#1 Newberry Dr, Gulf Shores, AL
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1.84 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (23 reviews)
Great for family vacations

"Beautiful view of lake! Inside could use an update but there was plenty of room and we loved our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

The Cabins at Gulf State Park
Indies 207 - 3 Br Condo
3.5 out of 5
453 Dune Drive, #207, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.35 mi from city center
Indies 207 - 3 Br Condo
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 $60 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
2.45 mi from city center
3.2/5 (345 reviews)

"Super kind staff! Very welcoming...room was clean and gesat for our short family visit!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Red Roof Inn Gulf Shores
Dolphy Dunes West - 3 Br Home
3.5 out of 5
1451A Sandy Lane, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.34 mi from city center
Dolphy Dunes West - 3 Br Home
Dunes 607 - 1 Br Condo
3.5 out of 5
1380 Hwy 180 West, #607, Gulf Shores, AL
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18.41 mi from city center
Dunes 607 - 1 Br Condo
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Visiting Gulf Shores

Travelers to Gulf Shores give high marks for the beaches, live music scene, and fun sporting events. Tourists who journey to this relaxing city can discover its festivals, theaters, and seafood restaurants. Top sights in the city include Gulf Shores Beach, The Wharf, and Fort Morgan.

  • There are 5300 hotels and other accommodations in Gulf Shores
  • The closest major airport is in Pensacola, FL (PNS-Pensacola Intl.), 33.4 mi (53.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Mobile, AL (BFM-Downtown Airport), 35.3 mi (56.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Gulf Shores

Known for its live music, festivals, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, Gulf Shores Museum, and Holmes Medical Museum. Attractions like Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Waterville USA, and Adventure Island are fun for kids of all ages. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Gulf Shores Beach, Gulf State Park, and Perdido Key Beach.

In Gulf Shores, there are 5300 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Comfort Inn & Suites - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and comfortable beds.
  • Hampton Inn Foley - Our customers like the overall value and comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL - This 3.5-star hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its proximity to shopping and clean, comfortable rooms.

Other top sights in Gulf Shores include The Wharf and Fort Morgan. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Fort Barrancas, located 21.8 mi (35 km) from the heart of the city, and Fort Gaines, which is 23.1 mi/37.2 km away.

Dressing for Gulf Shores

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 73°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 90°F, while the average at night is 53°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 90°F with nighttime averages of 65°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 83°F and nighttime averages of 41°F
  • About 65.61 inches of rain falls on Gulf Shores each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 90°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 42°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Gulf Shores?
Hampton Inn Foley is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Traveler reviews also recommend SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach and The Hotel Magnolia as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Gulf Shores, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Gulf Shores.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Gulf Shores?
For additional details about changing or cancelling your trip to Gulf Shores, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Gulf Shores?
Based on reviews, Beachside Resort Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Cornerstone Lodge of Foley and Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Foley.
What's the best place to stay for families in Gulf Shores?
Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other options for your family trip include Best Western Premier The Tides and Perdido Beach Resort. Attractions like Waterville USA and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Gulf Shores?
Perdido Beach Resort is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and private balconies.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Gulf Shores?
Hotel Indigo Orange Beach - Gulf Shores is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores and Cornerstone Lodge of Foley.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Gulf Shores Beach?
Beachside Resort Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Gulf Shores Beach.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Gulf Shores?
Best Western Premier The Tides is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a poolside bar, and it’s located close to Romar Beach. Other good options to stay near the beach include Perdido Beach Resort and Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Gulf Shores?
Turquoise by Luxury Coastal Vacations is a 4.5-star condo with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf vacation in Gulf Shores?
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores is a hotel featuring free breakfast and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores and Motel 6 Gulf Shores, AL. You can tee off at Gulf Shores Golf Club, Gulf State Park Golf Course, or Craft Farms Golf Club while you’re in town.
What are some accommodations with pools in Gulf Shores?
Best Western Premier The Tides is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Perdido Beach Resort and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach.

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