Hotels & Motels in Gulf Shores, AL

by Allison Westbrook
The beaches of Gulf Shores offer opportunities for collecting seashells.

The beaches of Gulf Shores offer opportunities for collecting seashells.

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Located along the Alabama shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores is known for its sandy white beaches. The city is also home to championship golf courses, theme parks and premium shopping, making it an epicenter of entertainment for travelers of all interests. Vacationers have access to a variety of accommodations throughout the city, from basic hotel rooms to expansive condominium suites.


Located on the beaches of Gulf Shores, San Carlos rents vacation condominiums to visitors who want to relax with all the amenities of home. Condos at San Carlos feature the choice of two or three bedrooms, as well as a pool or ocean view. Each unit is outfitted in full-size kitchens, living spaces and at least two full-size bathrooms. Beach-goers can rent motorized water sport equipment or lounge under an umbrella. Guests who prefer freshwater can take a dip in the hotel swimming pool, located alongside the beach.


The Courtyard Gulf Shores is a Marriott property adjacent to the Craft Farms Golf Courses. Guests of the hotel have access to 36 holes of golf and are 3.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Alabama. Other nearby attractions include a water park, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and a large outlet mall. Guests can expect standard-size hotel rooms with complimentary high speed Internet access and in-room coffee. The Courtyard helps visitors stay fit with access to an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Breakfast is available each morning at the hotel restaurant for an additional fee.


Travelers interested in affordable accommodations with basic amenities can check into the Days Inn Gulf Shores. Located in close proximity to the Gulf Coast, the Days Inn has flexible policies that allow guests to bring pets or request smoking rooms. Hotel rates include free breakfast, parking and high-speed Internet access, as well as in-room cable television programming. The Days Inn is close to several area attractions including a zoo, water park and amusement park within a one mile radius. The hotel swimming pool offers guests an opportunity to relax, and the many nearby restaurants make it easy to find a meal.

Extended Stay

Gulf Shores visitors who intend to stay a while may be interested in the Staybridge Suites. Affordable rooms include full kitchens with dinnerware, cooking utensils, ice-makers, stoves, microwave ovens and toasters. The Staybridge also provides in-room work spaces and living areas, as well as access to a 24-hour business center and an outdoor pool. The hotel also houses a laundromat and convenience store, and offers its guests a complimentary daily breakfast, regardless of how many nights they stay.

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