Count Your Lodging Options in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach
It’s time, my friends, to start booking your accommodations for spring break and summer vacations to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.
Luckily, this area has something for everyone from couples to families and beyond. Let’s take a look at some options.
Ah, that sweet feeling of walking into your room and spying a freshly made bed with clean towels on the rack and new bottles of toiletries on the bathroom counter. Daily cleaning service is a wonderful thing, and for some, the only way to vacation is in a nice Orange Beach or Gulf Shores hotel!
Perdido Beach Resort is always near the top of the list when it comes to luxury hotel resorts right on the Gulf of Mexico. Renovated rooms and suites welcome travelers with all the amenities you’d expect from an upscale accommodation. The hotel boasts 346 rooms, a sunken bar in the lobby, multiple restaurants (upscale dining and a pizza parlor with ice cream), an indoor/outdoor pool, exercise center, tennis courts and no extra charge for self or valet parking.
Hampton Inn & Suites offers modern, clean rooms and suites for couples or families with 32-inch HDTVs and in-room coffee makers. Start your day with a free hot breakfast (and it is a really good, hearty meal that I can attest to), enjoy the zero-entry indoor/outdoor beachfront pool and end your day in the hot tub. There are a lot of freebies here aside from the great breakfast, including WiFi, covered parking, iron and ironing board and a 24-hour fitness center with a beach view.
The Island House Hotel is another good selection with an attentive staff and great Gulf-front rooms featuring private balconies and comfy plush down bedding. Enjoy the onsite Island Grille with breakfast service, an outdoor pool and 336 feet of private beach. You can also book a customized golf package through them.
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RVs and Camping
If you are looking for a place to park your RV or pitch a tent, look no further than the Gulf State Park Campground that also offers more than 30 cabins and cottages all within a short drive from the beach. Need a campground site? There are almost 500 and RVs are also welcome. Camping pads are paved and modern bathhouses are available to campers.
The Gulf State Park has two miles of beaches with beautiful sugar-white sand that Alabama’s Gulf Coast is known for. Other amenities include a championship golf course, a pavilion, tennis courts, hiking trails and a large fishing pier.
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Resorts, Condos and the Like
If you are like me, it is so nice to sneak off with my better half and enjoy a quiet weekend in a luxury hotel. But, when the whole family is along on the journey, it’s a different story. We have four children, and typically some extras as well, so we need space to spread out, cook in the room and definitely do laundry. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach condos are typically just the ticket for that!
Turquoise Place is easy to spot in Orange Beach with its iconic color scheme and curvy exterior setting it apart from other resorts. Turquoise Place is luxury through and through with glass towers (24 and 30 stories) rising high above the beautiful Gulf Coast offering sweeping views from every balcony. Units are spacious with full gourmet kitchens, outdoor grills and hot tubs on each balcony. Enjoy upscale amenities including a heated lazy river, tennis courts, both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam rooms. Bedding is luxurious with white duvets and all the comforts of home.
Caribe the Resort is a fantastic, family-oriented vacation rental option in Orange Beach located on more than 30 acres of a peninsula offering a slew of amenities. Their luxury-oriented accommodations are perfect for families and large groups with fully appointed kitchens, washer/dryers and comfy bedrooms. Spend your day in one of their pools, floating down the lazy river, playing tennis or enjoying the sauna and steam rooms. Beach carts will carry you the short distance to the beach or it’s a comfortable walk.
Sometimes it’s a great idea, especially with larger groups that want to be together, to rent a beach house. You’ll find a great selection with the options and amenities you need including the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Do you want to be Gulf front or Gulf view? Do you want a private pool or access to a community pool or hot tub? The list is endless, but it allows travelers to customize exactly what they need and in the area they want to be in.
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No matter what you choose, a moderate or high-end hotel, a spacious high-rise, a house right on the beach, or a family campsite, you’ll always get the same gorgeous azure blue waters and amazing white-sand beaches.
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