$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 6, 2015 Check-out: Jul 9, 2015

Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

2 stars
View map of 213 W. Fort Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
39 reviews
Great hotel for the money!!!

My husband I stayed here on a recent week long getaway.... The hotel lobby is beautiful! The hotel... See full review

  • I plant to see it all
  • May 17, 2015
Wonderful vacation

My wife and I arrived 30 minutes before check in time off 3:00. They allowed us to check in 15... See full review

  • Mikekristi
  • Jul 25, 2014
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.

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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

Ratings and reviews for Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
2.2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.1
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.1

41% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
I plant to see it all
Business
Roanoke
May 17, 2015

Great hotel for the money!!!

My husband I stayed here on a recent week long getaway.... The hotel lobby is beautiful! The hotel staff is great!!! It's convenient to everything.... literally a 2 minute drive to the beach, restaurants, everything is RIGHT THERE! Definitely well priced! We had a problem with the door to our room not closing. We told the hotel manager and they upgraded our room at no additional cost! If you are expecting a big continental breakfast buffet this is not the hotel for you.... since my husband and I are not big breakfast eaters this didn't bother us! We grabbed some coffee and off to the beach we went! Very clean rooms, no problems with parking, overall a great stay would most definitely stay here again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
seattleinaweek
Business
N/A
Mar 17, 2015

nice weekend location

The staff was the best part. They greeted us sincerely and were kind the whole time we were at the hotel. The property definitely doesn't have any "frills", but you get what you pay for. I'd definitely stay here again when aiming to stay in a great location on a budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MSHEL
Business
Wiggins, MS
Sep 2, 2014

Days Inn, not Magnuson

According to our reservation, we were to check in at 3:00. The lady tells me we check in at 4:00. My husband goes back in to get the key. The pool area was stifling hot. We were flexible because it was just for one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
M and M of Many
Business
Montgomery, Alabama
Aug 13, 2014

Old Hotel-Not the Magnuson

Location good but the hotel was very old. Room was dirty. The chair & footstool was dirty and grimy. Carpet filthy. Bathroom was clean; staff was friendly. Nice tv. Good for a quick one night stay for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Steamers Oyster Bar was an excellent dining experience. Great shrimp and ribeye steak. The best dining out food our family had the entire trip.

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ryan Bramlett
Business
Arkansas
Aug 4, 2014

Good for the price

It was a good hotel . Rooms were nice and great location with easy back road access to the beach . The pool and hot tub was very nice . I would stay there again .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

It's on the perfect road because you can go around by Walmart and go the back road to the beach and restaurants !

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dress78
Business
Mississippi
Jul 26, 2014

family getaway

When we arrived to our hotel, there were dirty rags hanging on the shower bar, urine was all over the seat of the toilet, the toilet paper was used and had finger prints on it, and our key never worked to the door. We did like the location of the hotel and it was very quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mikekristi
Business
Murfreesboro, TN
Jul 25, 2014

Wonderful vacation

My wife and I arrived 30 minutes before check in time off 3:00. They allowed us to check in 15 minutes early. They have an indoor pool, hottub, and a sauna. They also had a game room with arcade games and pool table. Breakfast consisted of grits, oatmeal, toast with butter and jellies, 2 types of cold cereal, juice and coffee. The guest laundry room was inoperable but a laundry mat across the street. Our room was great. The king size bed very comfortable. Other than it being warm on the 2nd floor hallways, our stay was perfect ! We plan to stay here again next year !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

You're only a mile from the beach and always room to park. A lot of good restaurants on the way. Expect to wait an hour or so during the peak season.

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
family guy74
Business
pensacola, fl
Jul 19, 2014

Great location

My experience at this hotel was great. The indoor pool was an awesome addition. My kids lloved it. The location was ideal. We were only a few minutes away from the beach, waterville, and the zoo. Overall, my experience was great. The only complaints would be the rude staff at check in and the dirt that was hidden behind the door in the bathroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

waterville usa

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Great getaway gal
Business
Gulf shores, Alabama
Jul 10, 2014

Vacation

Sad experience! Staff was unkind, key card sensor was broken so a staff member had to unlock our room every time we needed back in, carpet was torn in many places, wall and ceiling were busted with some botched up repairs, the staff voiced the fact that we did reserve the room through An online travel site -like that was why we were stuck in a trashy room. The housekeepers were nice, air conditioner worked well but we will NEVER stay there again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Magnuson Hotel and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Oassam
Business
Biloxi, MS
Jul 8, 2014

Gulf Shore Days Inn

The entrance smells like mildew. There was only one clerk at the desk at check in so there was a long wait. Finally got to room - it was nice and cool but the carpet need to be vacuumed and one of the pillow on the bed had NEW dry blood on the case. When asked for a new pillow and case the front desk clerk had to go find me another one - no back up supplies. The laundry room is behind the front desk the the doors were open for the public to see the nasty dishoveled room. On day two I asked for more towels and was told they didn't have any extra and to come back in an hour when the laundry was done. I did come back and the clerk would not give me the 2 bath towels til I gave her my name and room number and then she had to write it down in the book. Then I was advised that it was regulation that she keep track of all towels given out, just in case some were stolen - I felt like a thief asking for towels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Location great but spend a little extra for another hotel, more than worth the extra.

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