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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores

160 West Commerce Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3498
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 28 hotels in Gulf Shores
Travellers' Choice
Your search for Gulf Shores best lodging value ends here! The sugar white sands of Gulf Shores is only moments away from the areas newest hotel, The Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Gulf Shores, AL. Our promise to you is a great room with great service and incomparable value. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores is sure to have a room or suite to meet your needs. Let us be your host to a great getaway! Our property is conveniently located in the heart of all the main attractions and world renowned restaurants that make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the premier vacation destination in southern Alabama: Waterville USA, Alligator Alley, Tanger Outlet Center, The Track, Adventure Island, Lambert's Cafe, The Hangout, Adventure Island and the Gulf Coast Zoo just to name a few! If you decide to take a break from the beach, we invite you to take advantage numerous championship golf courses and outstanding charter fishing opportunities. Travelers are encouraged to spend some time at the areas best shopping complex, Tanger Outlet Mall. The kids are sure to enjoy Waterville Waterpark and the go-karts at the Track Recreational Center. Companies like BF Goodrich and Vulcan Materials Company anchor a vibrant business community. Great Gulf Shores shopping, restaurants and entertainment reside only a few footsteps from our front door. We welcome you to experience all that the great coastal community of Gulf Shores, Alabama has to offer. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Gulf Shores.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish
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Carla W wrote a review Apr 2021
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This is our 3rd time staying here and each time was great. This time there wasn't any face towels when we first got there we received some shortly after we checked in. They always accomadate any speacial request when booking. Their breakfast is great even with COVID. The location is great, a short drive to the beach. Staff is always friendly. Overall this is a great home away from home.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Walter F wrote a review Oct 2020
Marietta8 contributions
Extremely hospitable, clean with all construction responders staying there. Facility surroundings extremely pleasant surroundings. Front office gracious. Close to the beach without beach prices. Straight shot to public beach parking, Straight shot to well known restaurants.
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Date of stay: October 2020
josh wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel appears to have gone through a major renovation recently although they have missed the mark on lots of stuff. Room- "executive suite " lol decent size hotel room that smells like moldy water. If I had to make a guess it's from a clogged up condensation line in the air conditioner. Other than that it's pretty decent. Facility- the facility is not clean... we have been here the entire Fourth of July weekend and it doesn't look like anyone has so much as ran a mop across the tile. Parking lot - pretty similar to the building common areas doesn't look like it's been cleaned in a while trash piled up in the corners with leaves and debris. Pool- I'm not sure what pool is in the picture but its definitely not the pool you will find when you arrive. Pool is ok but very small.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
Responded 20 Jul 2020
Hello ggffjr, Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry to learn about the unpleasant smell in the room and level of cleanliness of the some of the public spaces during your visit. I have alerted the hotel management regarding your comments, and I trust that the actions that will be taken will avoid similar issues from happening again. I hope you give our hotel another try! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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tommycash1982 wrote a review Jun 2020
Madison, Indiana97 contributions58 helpful votes
The suite is the way to go. Wonderful room and clean place to stay. Nina at the front desk was awesome. She really helped us out in finding places to eat and with our room. Not to far from the beach at all. Pool is a little small, and the pillows are a little uncomfortable, but I fully recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
colombiajan wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Albans, West Virginia116 contributions42 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here when we visited Orange beach. We usually stay in Holiday Inns since we are priority members. The hotel is much improved after their major remodeling. Our room was clean and comfortable. the only complaint was that it was by the ice machine and very loud. Do to the corona virus I will not rate the service. I will just say they were doing the best they could under the circumstances. They heated the pool since the last time we were there so that was nice. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from GMHolidayInnExpGS, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
Responded 7 Apr 2020
Hello Colombiajan, We are thrilled to hear that you overall enjoyed your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express in beautiful Gulf Shores, AL and that our renovation were a great improvement to you! We hope to see you again in the future once all of this passes. Please stay safe and we wish you the best! Thanks again for your feedback.
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US$102 - US$286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Nearby attractions include Rouses (0.3 km), Chocolate Corner (0.5 km), and Gulf Shores Dog Park (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fish River Grill #3, Hazel's Nook, and Chocolate Corner and Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gulf Shores?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.