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Gulf Shores Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Gulf Shores hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Gulf Shores trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Gulf Shores Vacation

Gulf Shores Beach Vacation

Listen to the waves lapping at the shore and gaze out over the sparkling waters on your Gulf Shores vacation. If you just need to get away, a trip to Gulf Shores is just what the doctor ordered. We have plenty of Gulf Shores vacation packages to choose from. Snap one up close to Gulf Shores Beach, just 4 miles (6 km) from the center of town, and live out your vacation dreams without blowing your budget.

Things You Should Know About Gulf Shores

  • The citizens of United States of America celebrate Independence Day each year on the 4th of July. If you enjoy a good party, why not organize your Gulf Shores vacation around this date? Join the festivities and get to know more about the country along the way!
  • Snap up one of our Gulf Shores packages and start your adventure with more money in your wallet. Want to hear another savings tip? See if it's possible to exchange some cash into U.S dollars before you leave. That way, you can avoid exorbitant fees and inferior exchange rates at the airport.
  • Roughly 11,100 people live in Gulf Shores. If you want some tips about things to see and do here, why not start a conversation with one or two of the locals?
  • Gulf Shores Beach, Fort Morgan and The Wharf are just some impressive attractions that should be at the very top of your sightseeing schedule. See more of them with our Gulf Shores vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with Gulf Shores Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Gulf Shores vacation?

Gulf Shores vacation packages on Expedia are one of the easiest ways to save time, money and hassle. Lock in your trip now and save as much as $583 — it's really that simple! Our database offers more than 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 properties across the globe. With such a great range to choose from, you'll have no issue organizing your ideal getaway. Worried your plans could change? You won't have to pay a cancellation fee if you make amendments to almost any reservation.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Gulf Shores?

There are many types of accommodations to select from in Gulf Shores. Ultimately, it boils down to how you like to travel. Perhaps you can see yourself relaxing in condos for most of your trip, or maybe private vacation homes are more to your liking. There are also some great apartments and hotels to consider here.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

From flights, hotels and cars to tours and experiences, it's what you make it. With our Gulf Shores vacation deals, you can lock in just one of these, all of them or any combination in between. The more options you combine, the more discounts you gain!

What are the best things to do in Gulf Shores?

Vacations are all about relaxation. They're also a great time to try new things. Gulf Shores has both those bases covered. You'll find lots to do here, including:

For more options, check out our Gulf Shores things to do page.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Gulf Shores? 

There’s nothing quite like a Gulf Shores road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Gulf Shores or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Gulf Shores packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Gulf Shores? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Gulf Shores? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Gulf Shores. You can book all the road trip activities on your Gulf Shores wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to Gulf Shores? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Gulf Shores. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.


Top Gulf Shores Flight + Hotel Deals

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Best Lodging Options Near Gulf Shores

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Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL $144
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL

Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL

21196 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL
     
    4.5 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The resort was very nice, clean, and with all of the limitations with COVID, still able to provide many with safe alternatives like swimming reservations for 2 hour blocks to allow for sanitizing and social distancing. Beach was very nicely maintained with great staff, all the restaurants have amazing ...

    Perdido Beach Resort $255
    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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    Perdido Beach Resort

    Perdido Beach Resort

    27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
       
      4.6 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The rooms needed updating, the furniture was worn and scratched. The balcony was dirty and the sliding door to the balcony was broken. The lobby and pool areas were nice. The staff was friendly and helpful.

      Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front $169
      Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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      Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front

      Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front

      25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
         
        4.4 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        They did not question or pressure us to where a mask! Will definitely be back!!

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach $118
        Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach

        SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach

        4673 Wharf Parkway West, Orange Beach, AL
           
          4.6 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          We had a suite with a balcony & view of the Marina. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting and watching all the boats come & go.

          Best Western On The Beach $167
          Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020
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          Best Western On The Beach

          Best Western On The Beach

          337 E Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL
             
            4.0 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Very clean. Check in/out process easy. Friendly receptionist and cleaning staff. Will use BW again

            Hampton Inn Gulf Shores $97
            Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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            Hampton Inn Gulf Shores

            Hampton Inn Gulf Shores

            1701 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL
               
              4.5 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Clean, Affordable, front desk helpful and friendly, convenient to beach and restaurants. Breakfast and coffee served to go due to Covid19

              Beachside Resort Hotel $89
              Reviewed on Jun 20, 2020
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              Beachside Resort Hotel

              Beachside Resort Hotel

              610 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL
                 
                3.3 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

                Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores $79
                Reviewed on Jul 26, 2020
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                Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores

                Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gulf Shores

                3600 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL
                   
                  3.8 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Old pizza boxes left in the room. Aside from that everything was good. Andrew at the front desk was amazing?

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