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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Manager was great. The staff were friendly. Breakfast was one of the best I have experienced from Holiday inn express. The biggest downfall were the rooms. They were clean but smelled VERY musty. The ventilation was horrible and the Windows don't open to get any fresh air. I would not be able to recommend this H.I. express because of...

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Panama City, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is very clean and front desk personnel were both friendly and professional. The evening shift (I think her name was Tess) helped with suggestions and advice on dining in the area. Room was comfortable, great pillows and all the amenities one could want. The free breakfast is pretty good with numerous items and is kept restocked. Free Wi-Fi that...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean and well kept! Good 🍳 and great friendly staff! The Only drawbacks were the bed, which to is was way too firm and the hot tub was not hot and the pool was very cold. But everyone was very friendly and the place was extremely clean and attractive. When we needed directions or help the staff were very...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores, responded to this review

Hi Valued Guest, Thanks for choosing Holiday Inn Express Gulf Shores, AL and leaving your feedback. I'm sorry to learn that the bed's firmness was not to your liking and that the tub was not heated enough. I have shared your review with our hotel's management so that these areas can be given attention. It is good that you were...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night on our way home to Louisiana from Florida. Very friendly front desk. Clean rooms. Delicious complimentary breakfast which saves at least $25. Very short drive to beach. A couple blocks from the hangout as well. Would definitely stay here again when in this area

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This Motel was wonderful! It has a big room where they have a free hot breakfast everyday. The breakfast bar is kept restocked,so there is always enough of everything. They had two types of juice,milk and coffee to drink. They had dry cereal ,bagels ,breakfast muffins, yogurt,sausage,egg omelet or scrambled eggs,bacon,gravy,biscuits.. It was a wonderful start to the day and...

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GMgulfshores, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with. We hope to see you on your next trip to beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama. Warm Regards, Alexander L. General Manager

Fremont, Michigan
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Hotel is clean, staff friendly and the beds are wonderful! Breakfast is the same as most HIE, but this chain has a better breakfast than most. Hotel is quiet. Very close to beaches, restaurants and shops. We have stayed here three times in the last three years and will stay again in in future. My only complaint is the excessive...

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GMgulfshores, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay at our property. I appologize for the overuse of air freshener in our lobby and appreciate you letting us know that it is too much. We hope you will come back and see us on your next trip to Gulf Shores, AL. Warm Regards, Alexander...

Horn Lake, Mississippi
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel was very nice, even though they cancelled my reservation after they tried to authorize my card prior to me checking in, with no notification. My booking was confirmed to pay upon arrival. The results were me having to pay an extra $30 a night.

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Franklin, Indiana
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night in October. The room was very small. There was a blood-like stain on one of the bed skirts and the curtains were stained and looked dirty. Otherwise, the room and bathroom were clean. The beds were comfortable. The lobby and breakfast area were clean and very nice. Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly.

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GMgulfshores, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that the room you stayed in was in such rough condition. We are currently working on renovations and repairs to ensure that every room is clean and comfortable. I am glad to see, however, that my staff did a great job and that our breakfast was satisfying. I hope...

Reviewed 31 October 2016

The staff was friendly, helpful and always there when needed. The hotel was very clean and I have to commend the team in charge of house keeping. They did a tremendous job. The pool, awesome!! Amazing breakfast! I appreciated the selection. Limited but definitely very satisfying on a ll front! It is definitely a place I will visit again. Random...

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GMgulfshores, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Alexander L. General Manager

Stillwater, Oklahoma
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This hotel was clean and had great customer service. Restaurants are within driving distance. The room was comfortable and well maintained. I would stay here again. Breakfast was great with lots of options.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your search for Gulf Shores best lodging value ends here! The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores is only moments away from the areas newest hotel, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Gulf Shores, AL. Our promise to you is a great room with great service and incomparable value. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores is sure to have a room or suite to meet your needs. Let us be your host to a great getaway! Our property is conveniently located in the heart of all the main attractions and world renowned restaurants that make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the premier vacation destination in southern Alabama: Waterville USA, Alligator Alley, Tanger Outlet Center, The Track, Adventure Island, Lambert's Cafe, The Hangout, Adventure Island and the Gulf Coast Zoo just to name a few! If you decide to take a break from the beach, we invite you to take advantage numerous championship golf courses and outstanding charter fishing opportunities. Travelers are encouraged to spend some time at the areas best shopping complex, Tanger Outlet Mall. The kids are sure to enjoy Waterville Waterpark and the go-karts at the Track Recreational Center. Companies like BF Goodrich and Vulcan Materials Company anchor a vibrant business community. Great Gulf Shores shopping, restaurants and entertainment reside only a few footsteps from our front door. We welcome you to experience all that the great coastal community of Gulf Shores, Alabama has to offer. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores

Address: 160 West Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3498
Region: United States > Alabama > Gulf Shores
Price Range: ₹ 5,950 - ₹ 16,981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores 2.5*
Number of rooms: 89
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