Mobile, AL

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As the host of America’s first Mardi Gras, this Southern city has plenty of personality, with charming neighborhoods, historical museums and delicious local food.

Located at the head of Mobile Bay, Mobile is Alabama’s gateway to the sea. This port city is one of the Gulf Coast’s major cultural hubs. Experience delicious seafood, a lively community and genuine Southern hospitality.

Since the French settled Mobile in 1702, it has been ruled under six flags: France, Spain, Great Britain, Republic of Alabama, the Confederacy and finally the United States. Creole, Greek, African and Catholic cultures are also present. Join Mobile’s celebration of its diverse background through its museums, neighborhoods and festivals.

Mobile famously hosts the oldest Carnival celebration in the United States. As French Louisiana’s first capital, Mobile initiated Mardi Gras in 1703. Although New Orleans is now the undisputed leader of Mardi Gras, Mobile residents may remind you that their city celebrated the holiday 15 years before New Orleans was founded. Participate in Mobile’s multi-week celebration.

Mobile has many historic districts and numerous landmarked buildings. Stroll around the nine-block De Tonti Square Historic District, home to notable residences built in Italianate, Greek revival and Federal architectural styles. A short drive away, find the magnificent Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. Judge John Bragg had this neoclassical manor built so his family could enjoy Mobile’s social season during Mardi Gras. Take a guided tour of the mansion’s ornate rooms and walk through the manicured gardens.

Stop at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center on the Tensaw River. This interactive institution features dozens of exhibits for all ages and a domed IMAX theater. Cross the river to Battleship Memorial Park to tour the battleship USS Alabama and the submarine USS Drum. A large collection of aircraft and other military hardware accompany these two iconic pieces of World War II history.

Mobile Regional Airport is west of the city. Whether you visit Mobile to revel in Mardi Gras celebrations, see the New Year’s Eve giant Moon Pie Drop or merely enjoy fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, this southern city will leave you entertained and delighted.

Where to stay in Mobile

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile
2.5 out of 5
3650 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL
The price is $93 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Dauphin Street and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Spring Hill College. Herndon Park is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...
4/5 Very Good! (564 reviews)
"The night manager that checked us in helped us feel safe by instructing a person who was not staying at the hotel to leave, he made sure that our parking was correct and told us about a reservation error on my end. Instead of cancelling our reservation he kindly educated us on the correct ..."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Mobile
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mobile West I-10, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mobile West I-10, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
5190 Motel Court, Mobile, AL
The price is $95 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in Mobile, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mobile Greyhound Park, Mobile Bay, and University of South Alabama. BayPointe Hospital and Mobile Public ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (983 reviews)
"Fast check in, clean room"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mobile West I-10, an IHG Hotel
The Admiral, a Wyndham Hotel
The Admiral, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
251 Government Street, Mobile, AL
The price is $118 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Located in Mobile Central Business District, this historic hotel is steps from Church Street East Historic District, Mobile Bay, and Saenger Theatre Mobile. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Roger helped us park in a safe location since we had our bikes on the car. Super helpful and a nice clean place to sleep."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

The Admiral, a Wyndham Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile Airport-University Area
Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile Airport-University Area
3 out of 5
530 Providence Park Dr E, Mobile, AL
The price is $112 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from University of South Alabama and within 9 mi (15 km) of Mobile Botanical Gardens and Oakleigh ...
4/5 Very Good! (579 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay."

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Homewood Suites by Hilton Mobile Airport-University Area
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile West I-10 Tillmans Corner
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile West I-10 Tillmans Corner
3 out of 5
5460 Inn Rd, Mobile, AL
The price is $127 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Mobile Greyhound Park, Mobile Bay, and University of South Alabama. BayPointe Hospital and ...
4/5 Very Good! (472 reviews)

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile West I-10 Tillmans Corner
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile I-65 Government Boulevard
Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile I-65 Government Boulevard
3 out of 5
1485 Satchel Paige Dr, Mobile, AL
The price is $114 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in the heart of Mobile, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Hank Aaron Stadium and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dauphin Street and Mobile Bay. Spring Hill ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (351 reviews)
"Very clean. Front desk was quick with check in. Room was exactly as presented."

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Mobile I-65 Government Boulevard
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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