$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 27, 2015 Check-out: Jul 29, 2015

Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

2 stars
View map of 3049 W 1st, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.5
out of 5
42 reviews
great value

This is a great hotel for the price. It's seconds from restaurants and only a few minutes from... See full review

  • Jessica F.
  • May 15, 2015
Convenient Hotel for concerts at The Wharf

The hotel was very convenient to The Wharf where I attended a concert. Spring breakers had been... See full review

  • Lydia
  • Apr 24, 2015
The Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores is located less than two miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Fort Morgan, and within easy driving distance of Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL. Visit The Track, a family recreation center with go karts, miniature golf, bumper cars and rides designed especially for kids under eight years of age. Cool off on those hot summer days at Waterville USA, boasting more than 20 acres of water slides, wave pools and floating pools. If you prefer beaches to waterparks, the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico are also nearby. The Wharf complex offers great shopping, dining and live entertainment, just a short 3 minute drive from the Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores. Visit historic Fort Morgan, which has stood guard at the mouth of Mobile Bay for more than 150 years.Guests of the pet friendly Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores can start each day with a free breakfast, relax and refresh in the sparking clean outdoor pool, and surf the web using our powerful and free high speed internet access. All guest rooms are furnished for comfort, featuring standard amenities of free high speed wireless internet, hair dryer, free local calls, coffee maker, alarm clock radio, cable TV with extra stations, iron and board, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning.

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Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores Rooms

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

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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 Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Overall score

2.5 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
2.3
Cleanliness:
2.6
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
2.7
Location:
3.3
Value:
2.7

57% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jessica F.
Business
N/A
May 15, 2015

great value

This is a great hotel for the price. It's seconds from restaurants and only a few minutes from beach. Staff is super friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Christy C.
Business
N/A
May 12, 2015

Worst Hotel Ever!!!

From check in to check out this was the absolute worst motel experience. I had paid online when booking and they charged me again when I checked in. The Managers told me that that the double charge could not have happened because they were requesting their payment from the booking company. I assured them that it could and did happen. After over an hour of complaining to different Managers, I was finally credited. We had to beg for towels and pillowcases. Finally got 2 towels at 11 PM after going to the desk multiple times. Did not get pillowcases on the first day so we put our shirts over the pillows. The room was nasty. The parking lot was not well lit. Terrible experience!!

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lydia
Business
Valparaiso
Apr 24, 2015

Convenient Hotel for concerts at The Wharf

The hotel was very convenient to The Wharf where I attended a concert. Spring breakers had been hard on the room the nights before so the maids were still cleaning when I arrived late in the afternoon. However, the hotel staff did all they could to courteously accommodate me.

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LC plus JB
Business
Gulf shores, AL
Sep 22, 2014

Good for cheap

It wasn't that bad of a place for a little weekend getaway. We slept there two nights and spent all day on the beach and all night out so we really weren't there that much at all. It was perfect for the price and us not being there. However, the ice machine was broken and there were no hand towels in the room and a dirty towel left for us to use. But other than that it was fine.

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mario wilkerson
Business
Tuscaloosa al
Aug 16, 2014

Nightly stay

Staff was great and very hospitable. The rooms need a little touch up but enjoyed the stay.

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
NelsonMims
Business
Red Level, Al
Jun 20, 2014

Obviously old and needs renovating!

The room reaked mildew. It made me sick to go in there. The bed was dirty looking. The sheets were old and looked like they have been washed a trillion times. I rode around for ten minutes looking for the hotel, because the name is not Magnuson, it's the Travelodge. It was a bad experience. I wanted my money back, but I said whatever!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

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Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sandra bryant
Business
atkins, ar
Jun 14, 2014

good for price

The ac worked good and the breakfast was good. The only thing i didnt like was...we was on the backside and it was a wooded area....there was no lighting at all.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Across from The Track

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Million8005
Business
Natchez, MS
Apr 14, 2014

Not so fantastic except for price.

No iron, no fresh smell, and just. wasn't what I expected.

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tigergirl michelle
Business
Athens, al
Mar 31, 2014

hotel stay

first of all it is not the magnusson inn. it is the called the travel inn. the room smelled awful. the bedspreads had stains on them, the pillowcases had stains on them. there was a huge place in the corner of the wall that looked like the wall was busting apart. spiderwebs on the ceilings and along the door frames. coffee maker was older than dirt. i would never recommend this place to anyone. pool was just nasty(couldnt even swim in it). AWFUL

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

Business

Review of Magnuson Inn and Suites Gulf Shores

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Abbie Mom of 2
Business
Gulf Shores, AL
Aug 12, 2013

not the worst, but probably won't go back

When we got there, check in was a breeze. Got into the room, and it smelled horrible. Couldn't get the shower on, so I went to call the front desk, and the phone didn't work. The next morning, I was going to turn the TV on for my kids while I took a shower, and the TV wouldn't come on. I even plugged it into a different outlet. I'm just glad we were only there for 1 night.

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

Business

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