Mobile, AL

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Mobile which includes a high rise building and a park
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

The Admiral
The Admiral
3.5 out of 5
251 Government Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
The price is $114 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$114
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this 3.5-star historic hotel in Mobile. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,032 reviews)
"Great stay and Harry from the Bar was amazing!!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

The Admiral
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
26 N Royal St, Mobile, AL, 36602
The price is $186 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
$186
per night
Feb 6 - Feb 7
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Mobile. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,004 reviews)
Gorgeous hotel
"Beautiful hotel and a close walk to some great restaurants. The only issue was our neighbors slamming doors starting at 7 am. That was no fun listening to."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
Malaga Inn
Malaga Inn
2.5 out of 5
359 Church Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
The price is $121 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$121
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Mobile. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,030 reviews)
Memorable place to stay
"The Malaga Inn is a quirky old hotel. It is said to be haunted. It doesn't offer a lot of amenities, but it is easy walking distance to a lot of dining spots."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Malaga Inn
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Valerie's Condo in Mobile Historical Garden Dist,
Valerie's Condo in Mobile Historical Garden Dist,
Mobile, AL
Stay at this condo in Mobile. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Our guests praise the convenient parking in our reviews. Popular attractions Ladd-Peebles ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Great lil spot
"We came into town for an event and it was perfect for what we needed. Great location!"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Valerie's Condo in Mobile Historical Garden Dist,
2 Bedroom Cozy midtown apartment- 5 mins from downtown
2 Bedroom Cozy midtown apartment- 5 mins from downtown
Mobile, AL
Stay at this apartment in Mobile. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Dauphin Street and Herndon Park are located nearby. Discover ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
So clean
"Probably one of the cleanest homes we have stayed in and with a 11/2 year old who puts everything in his mouth this was ideal. Clear communication and expectations. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2022

2 Bedroom Cozy midtown apartment- 5 mins from downtown
Nice & Quiet Charming Apt #2 in Historical Mobile
Nice & Quiet Charming Apt #2 in Historical Mobile
Mobile, AL
Stay at this golf apartment in Mobile. Enjoy a beach locale, a water park, and WiFi. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (37 reviews)
comfortable with all we needed
"The property is an older building in the central part of the city. It is well cared for and Clayton and son do a very good job of making sure we had everything we needed. They also helped with planning what we would do for our time there. We enjoyed our time in the area with plenty to do and see. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Nice & Quiet Charming Apt #2 in Historical Mobile
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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