i stayed here in february 2011 for 2 weeks. i got a great deal on expedia, about $29 per night. good luck finding that price again. anyway, i was quite happy with the room and the
staff was very nice. the only way i could get internet, was to sit in the lobby with my laptop.
they felt bad about it and gave me a certificate for a free night. so in february 2012, i decided to come back and check it out again. this time i only stayed here for 2 nights. they have a new owner. the rooms are still just as nice and the staff seems friendly enough. but, i did notice that the same internet situation exists. i mentioned to them that there was no signal, so they reset it. i still had none in my room. i walked down the hall with a droid phone using an app that sees if there is a wifi signal available. i had to get almost all the way to the lobby before it found it. i don't know if it is a coincidence, or if they just won't come out and say that the wifi only covers a small area. so if internet is important to you, be prepared to bring your own wireless hotspot or sit in the lobby. my room was in the same building as the front office, just down the hall. maybe the other buildings have better internet?
it's almost next door to a strip mall with a grocery and aji sai japanese restaurant. across the street there is another strip mall with an italian restaurant and a mexican one, as well.
it's about 5 miles north of the ocean. cotton creek golf club is very near by with two eighteen hole courses. the state park golfcourse is within 10 miles.
gulf shores is a nice little town, a little pricey. the traffic isn't too bad, nothing like orlando and other cities farther south. in the winter, it is about 10-15 degrees cooler than orlando.
i would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Microtel Inn & Suites Gulf Shores, Alabama. With our beautiful 'sugar white' beaches and emerald green waters just 3 miles to the sugar white sand beaches of Gulf Shores. We are conveniently located on Highway 59. This allows us easy access to both Interstate's I-10 and I-65 and major metropolitan cities, Mobile and Pensacola. Situated in the heart of uptown Gulf Shores, you will find us adjacent to Colonial Pinnacle's shopping & dining development and Craft Farms award-winning Arnold Palmer signature golf courses & spa. World famous Lucy Buffett's Lulu's is just down the road, where live music, good food and panoramic marina views allow you to sample some of our unpretentious deep-south culture. All of our guest rooms are non smoking. We offer quality budget accommodations in Gulf Shores. Add that to our fitness room, renovated outdoor pool, free continental breakfast, free WiFi, free parking (plenty of room for busses)great location to Gulf Shores, Foley and Orange Beach Sports Complexes you will know why we are a popular spot! Sorry no pets allowed. Service animals are welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Microtel Gulf Shores
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