$80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

2 stars
213 W. Fort Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
41 reviews
Great location, excellent price

This is a great location, very close to wherever you want to go. Excellent price, nice clean rooms!... See full review

  • Starphotog
  • Aug 27, 2013
Best family vacation!

We were very happy with our hotel stay. The room was a little older but well kept and very clean.... See full review

  • mshell
  • Oct 10, 2011
Stay within minutes of the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches at the pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores. Admire exotic animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and spend an afternoon dodging obstacles at Pirates Island Miniature Golf Course. Thrill on exciting water rides and splash in refreshing wave pools at Waterville USA waterpark or race around The Track, a high-speed go kart track and amusement park. Head to the Tanger Outlets to shop at discounted stores, or visit the Wharf for premier shopping, dining and nightlife destination. White sandy beaches, championship golf and top-notch fishing are all just minutes away. Amenities at the pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores include a complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, and free parking. There is also free high speed wireless internet and a business center. All 54 guest rooms are comfortably furnished with free high speed wireless internet, free local calls, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV with extra stations, alarm clock radio, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.

Hotel Map

30.2645 -87.6903
Area served
Stay within minutes of the beautiful Gulf Shores beaches at the pet friendly Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores.
Nearby airports
PNS Regional is 57 miles.
Area description
The Magnuson Hotel Gulf Shores is located in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama, with easy access to all area attractions, 4 minutes from the beaches.

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Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores Rooms

1 King Bed Nonsmoking
1 king bed, nonsmoking, free high speed wireless internet, free local calls, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV with extra stations, alarm clock radio, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.
2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
2 Queen beds, nonsmoking, free high speed wireless internet, free local calls, microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable TV with extra stations, alarm clock radio, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Ramp access to buildings

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
1 meeting room to accommodate up to 75 people - 850 square feet.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.7
Value:
3

41% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tando
Corinth,MS
Jun 28, 2014

last minute planning

This was planned last minute. It was kinda take what you can get. The location was good, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. However, the listing on the internet said it had an outdoor pool. It did not. We arrived at 2:30, and our room was not ready. We were told to "Go to Walmart". Trust me after driving for 7 hours we did not want to go to Walmart! The hotel was older and needed a face lift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Boat Seeker
Bangor, Maine
May 8, 2014

Misnomer

It is a Days Inn not Magnuson Hotel. Had a hard time finding it. I had to call for directions and the clerk did not know that the location of the hotel was at the corner of Roures 59 and 180. Nothing for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bamajenn
Mobile, AL
Mar 25, 2014

Absolutely horrible!

The room was filthy. The TV, Microwave, Fridge, and lamps did not work. The hallway smelled like raw fish. It was an overall horrible experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Very displeased travler
Horton, Alabama
Mar 4, 2014

VERY VERY UNHAPPY

THIS HOTEL IS VERY NASTY. THERE WAS FOOD WITH MOLD GROWING ON IT IN THE FLOOR AND THE ROOM STUNK. UPON COMPLAINT I WAS TOLD HOUSEKEEPING WOULD CLEAN IT. HOWEVER, UPON RETURNING TO THE ROOM IT WAS STILL DIRTY. I WENT TO THE FRONT DESK AND WAS GREETED WITH A BAD ATTITUDE WHEN I TOLD HER WE WAS UNHAPPY WITH OUR ROOM. I BOOKED A ROOM AT THE HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND WE LEFT. I WOULD NOT RECOMMED THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE. WE LOST MONEY ON THIS TRIP HAVING TO BOOK A HOTEL WE WASNT AFRAID TO LAY DOWN IN THE BED.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Very displeased travler
Horton, Alabama
Mar 3, 2014

Worst place I have ever stayed in.

This place was very nasty. It needs upgraded with a friendlier staff. We are very displeased with our experience here and will not stay there again. We checked out a day early and checked into another hotel because it had roach bugs and after notifying staff of food in the floor we returned to find the room still dirty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
mama87
Ohio
Sep 16, 2013

Hotel Nightmare

Well we arrived a few hours before check-in and I was told they had a full house, but their parking lot was absolutely empty when I arrived. I had already made reservations 3 days before our arrival date and if I make reservations I should have my room ready for my arrival. There was NO full house! And after I got into my room I could understand why! Another note, you do NOT get refunds if you make reservations. The staff was rude! Rooms were NOT clean at all. The floors were so nasty we walked around in our hotel with our shoes on and I didn't let our one year old play much in the hotel. He mainly stayed up on the bed with us! Rooms had a odor as if it never gets cleaned properly. Bathroom was tiny, floors were not clean, bathtub was ok. Sink was clogged up constantly. Walls are very thin!!! Had a few problems with guests next to us! The breakfast in the morning was a complete joke. You had coffee, orange juice or milk. (That is ok) but the food was not much at all. Cereal or Bagels. The pool was probably the nicest part of the whole hotel stay. But the fountains didn't work nor did the jets in the hot tub. Hot tub wasn't a big concern for me because I was pregnant, but for other wanting to relax in it, would have been disappointed. No it wasn't expensive, but for the price, it should have been much cleaner and nicer but it wasn't. I will NOT stay there ever again!! I've stayed in other Day's Inn and they've been 100% better then what I stayed in at Gulf Shores, AL. My trip to Gulf Shores was good but the Hotel was horrible. I recommend NO one stay there. Because I think that if you are NOT happy with your hotel then it ruins some of your vacation. If I wouldn't have had reservations, we would have only stayed one night instead of 3 nights. There are many other nice hotels that are reasonable price and much nicer. This is the first time I've made reservations at a hotel, but I've never had any problems getting a room any time of the year. But if you go late in the summer, it's best to not make reservations because you may not be able to get your money back! Hope this review helps anyone and everyone to make their vacation plans easier in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Beach was a great place to go in Gulf Shores, AL. Sand was smooth, soft and beautiful. Water was great! Beach isn't far from plenty of hotels. Maybe 1-3 Miles. Nice shops and convenient places to eat and a Wal-Mart close by.

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Machelle1943
Gautier,Ms
Sep 3, 2013

eewwww!!!

Just because it's cheap doesn't make it a good deal...Staff is very rude. The non-smoking room smelled like an ash tray..Hairs all of the towels that where not ours! Gritty, torn sheets and stained pillows:(:(:(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Starphotog
Anniston, AL
Aug 27, 2013

Great location, excellent price

This is a great location, very close to wherever you want to go. Excellent price, nice clean rooms! The breakfast was a bit skimpy but it was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to public parking...maybe 1 miles or so and walk across the street to the beach..save $5 on parking and $200 a day on the motel...now that's saving some serious $$!

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ms. Punkin
Birmingham
Aug 20, 2013

My Trip

We where 3 days and it rained all day every day. So the room was very important to us on this trip where most of the time we are not in the room much. The room was not that bad,just needed some cleaning but not that bad. You get what you pay for!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
KatieMM
Biloxi, MS
Aug 18, 2013

needs better breakfast

The location was fantastic, it was right by everything and there was a grocery store and rite aid across the street that was convient, the room could have been a little cleaner and the bed was too hard. It wasn't a bad deal for the price but the breakfast was a complete disappointment so expect to go out and get breakfast. I would probably splurge next time though and get a better room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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