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Top Rated Gulf Shores Hotels

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Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL
Hilton The Lodge at Gulf State Park, AL
3.5 out of 5.0 21196 East Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
$233
5.0/5 (1 reviews)

Amazing property on the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful lobby and pool. Gorgeous color choices and layout.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Beach. Gulf State Park and Alabama ...
Perdido Beach Resort
Perdido Beach Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free Cancellation
$212
4.6/5 (75 reviews)

Live music in the pool area and daily specials for food and drink

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019
Located in Orange Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Adventure ...
Best Western Premier The Tides
Best Western Premier The Tides
3.0 out of 5.0 26032 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free Cancellation
$223
4.6/5 (45 reviews)

Amazing location right on the beach. Very friendly helpful team who go out of their way to make your stay s good one.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Orange Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, Adventure Island, and Orange Beach Art Center. Orange ...
Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front
Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach/Gulf Front
2.5 out of 5.0 25518 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
$221
4.4/5 (49 reviews)

This property was located in a great spot. It's right on a beautiful beach, across from great shopping and food stops, down the road from the Florabama and not far of a drive to the Wharf. We stayed there to enjoy a concert at the Wharf and loved the location, cleanliness, and amazing staff. The ...

Reviewed on May 1, 2019
You’ll enjoy captivating panoramic views of emerald green waters and miles upon miles of sugar white sand on Alabama’s famous Gulf Shore.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orange Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 3111 Loop Rd, Orange Beach, AL
Free Cancellation
$134
4.2/5 (47 reviews)

One of the best breakfast you will find at any hotel. Very quiet room, and great staff.

Reviewed on May 11, 2019
Situated near the beach, this resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Adventure Island, Orange Beach Indian and Sea Museum, and Orange Beach Welcome Center. Orange Beach ...
Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach
3.0 out of 5.0 23092 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free Cancellation
$221
4.0/5 (94 reviews)

a part of the pool is under the 2nd story... allowing you to swim but avoid direct sunlight... for those who are sensitive & fair-skinned.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019
Located in Orange Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Orange Beach Welcome Center, and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Gulf Shores Beach. ...
Best Western On The Beach
Best Western On The Beach
3.0 out of 5.0 337 E Beach Boulevard, Gulf Shores, AL
Free Cancellation
$290
3.7/5 (60 reviews)

Great location and worth the extra money for an ocean front room! Could have sat on the deck all day!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018
Nestled on the beach, this Gulf Shores hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Beach. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo ...
Sleep Inn On The Beach
Sleep Inn On The Beach
2.5 out of 5.0 25400 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
Free Cancellation
$215
3.5/5 (119 reviews)

I like everything about this place we have everything close by food amd stores

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Orange Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Adventure Island and Orange Beach Art Center. Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and The Wharf ...
Beachside Resort Hotel
Beachside Resort Hotel
2.0 out of 5.0 610 W Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL
Free Cancellation
$109
3.0/5 (80 reviews)

Nice hotel across the street from the beach. We stayed in a room with king bed and sleeper sofa...nice large room. Older rooms, but it was clean. Breakfast was good. Plenty of hot water! Elevator worked! Parking was convenient. No complaints!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gulf Shores Beach, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and Gulf State Park. Waterville USA and Zooland Mini ...

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Get out a fishing line and catch a tan at Gulf Shores

Miles of white sandy beaches, sunshine-flooded skies and inspiring vistas await visitors in Gulf Shores, Alabama. If you're bringing the kids, you can take them to the zoo, introduce them to fishing, or combine learning with leisure by visiting a few historical sites, like the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, where decommissioned American ships are laid to rest.


What to see

While vacationing in the Gulf Shores, you'll definitely want to spend time on the beach. You can also try to reserve a time slot with a charter boat captain to experience the thrill of reeling in a fresh catch. If you like to keep active, you can rent a kayak for a solid workout as you explore the Gulf by water. For dry-land activities, lace up your hiking boots to see nature firsthand, or stroll around a historical site like Fort Morgan.

On the beach and in the water

With miles and miles of coastline, it's easy to claim a sand section for yourself, so don't forget your book and lounge chair. Kayaking, parasailing and surfing are just a few of the Gulf Shores' water activities available to take part in. Several water sports rental shops in the area lease ocean kayaks, and as you paddle around the coast, you'll discover the tranquility of Alabama's waterways. For a thrill, book a parasailing tour; the experience will have you soaring over beaches and ocean water.

Fishing expeditions

There are many experienced boating captains in the region who will take you out to well-known fishing areas in the back bay areas, or in the Gulf. They'll make sure you're fishing in a spot most likely to have you landing a big catch. To participate in an even more relaxed fishing experience, you can rent equipment, toss in a line from the pier and sit back waiting for a bite.

Land-based activities

If you prefer vacation adventures for land-lovers, take a trek down the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. During the hike, you'll stroll among lush, fresh-smelling greenery on your way to the Gulf State Park Beach. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail is another nature-filled hike, where you can spot some incredible feathered friends. Look for squabbling hummingbirds and the majestic Great Blue Heron.

The zoo

More than 500 different animals are on display at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and the location even offers hands-on encounters to enhance a visitor's experience.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

You'll journey back about seven decades when you stop by the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Curators allow you to tour the Alabama herself and more than 25 antique military aircraft.


Places to stay

Gulf Shores hotels range from luxurious resorts on the beach to affordable motels a short walk from the coastline. Booking a waterfront room in advance is recommended if you desire stirring views of sunrises and sunsets over the beach. This is enhanced by balconies that come with many rooms, so be sure to check when booking. San Carlos is a newer option in the area that offers a beach service and accommodates for dream weddings.


Best time to visit

To skip the crowds, avoid vacationing during the summer. Winter and fall are the area's off-season, so you'll get the best travel deals then.

Whether you're in the mood for a relaxing weekend on Alabama's sandy beaches or have a more high-adventure trip in mind, the Gulf Shores offer a sunny place to get away and enjoy nature.

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