Sleep Inn Gulf Front Resort
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This was leaving day. I left Spanish Fort for my Grandmother's early in the morning. I hung around the house for a couple of hours then ate lunch with my Mom at a local seafood restraunt. If I remember the name I'll come back and add that. After lunch it was the long drive back home. And ...
Reaching our destination of Alabama Gulf Shores Zoo we were a little disappointed. It was raining. Mud puddles everywhere in the parking lot. But inside the zoo it was fantastic. The only thing not available to us was the Reptile Encounters and I was personally ok with it.
We first made our way around the entire zoo (which it is a small zoo) and gave our love ...
The morning I spent visiting with my Grandma and Mom while waiting for 10 am to arrive. I arrived at the hotel got my stuff situated and opened late birthday presents! Fun yoga stuff for me :) and books!
We stepped to a local Starbuck's. My first time getting food there. I'm not a big coffee person but after disguising it with cream and sugar it was tasty.
Then we hopped into the car for our hour long drive to our ...
I started off working my 8 hour shift. After getting off work I took a quick trip to the gas station and then drove from around 3 till 9 that night to get to Fairhope, Alabama. It rained the entire time I was on the road. It was a miserable drive and I was exhausted upon getting to my Grandmother's. I got a call ...
... the 5 hours spent was actually quiet pleasant. In a holiday of doing not much, having a must do job does bring some routine to the day, even if, only for a day.
For dinner, we went to the Original Oyster House which is actually at the next beach to the west of Orange Beach - its called Gulf Shores. Its a much more built up area with more bars, restaurants and everything. The ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sleep Inn Gulf Front Resort Orange Beach
My family and I booked in to the hotel for 4 nights in May. We were told there was a pool and continental breakfast which is what we wanted with 3 children. When I checked in and paid the bill I was handed the keys with a letter stating the pool is not in use and breakfast will consist of a donut and coffee. If I had of known this I would of gone to a different hotel with the facilities i needed. I think they should of told me before I paid. Also there was alot of building work going on which caused alot of obstruction when trying to get to the beach. The manager was friendly but the rest of the staff need to cheer up. I appreciate that this was all due to hurricane Ivan last September but I think they should put the accurate information on their web-site as its very misleading.
LOVE THIS HOTEL AND WE WILL RETURN NEXT YEAR!!!!
We stayed at this hotel for a week and LOVED every minute of it!! My husband and I were greeted warmly by the staff and just this morning, as we were watching coverage about Hurricane Ivan, we both commented that we hope Lorraine and all the friendly staff at the Sleep Inn are safe. We were there back in July and before leaving, we booked the same week at the Sleep Inn Orange Beach for next year. If you're looking for a clean, comfortable hotel with a staff that is friendly and helpful and always willing to accomodate and meet your needs, this is IT!! I cannot say enough about the staff at this hotel and would like for them to know, our prayers are with you. I hope you are all safe during the hurricane.
Disgusting Rude Place
This is the most disgusting motel I have ever been in. Our reservation was fouled up. The manager and staff were always in a bad mood and very rude. Rooms are filthy and stink. Shower stalls were moldy. The beds smelled awful, and the TV did not work. When you walk on the carpets, your shoes and feet turn black. The phone did not work, and room lamps were broken. The breakfast consisted of stale donuts and cold coffee, with nothing for the kids to eat. The pool was more like a cess pool, always filthy. The lobby and elevators were always filthy and smelled of mold and mildew. There were always loud parties going on, and the staff did not care. Definitely not a family friendly place to stay. Spend your money elsewhere.
'Great Price' 'Nice Rooms'
When we arrived,I knew that this was going to be a nice hotel.The staff was superfriendly.The rooms were nice,but they were not your 5 star hotels.I was very impressed by the pool.The elevators were very slow and noisy.Be sure not to get a room beside one of the elevators,because the walls in the room sound like someone is beating every 5 sec.I hope this review was very helpful and have a great day.
Great price, great motel
We reserved a side view room with 2 beds, free cont. breakfast, for a couple of days, 4th of July week, for $108, plus tax. The pool was nice and clean. The desk help was excellent. We would have paid over $150. anywhere else. Even supplied pool towels if needed. Room was very clean.
Worth Every Penny
We were very impressed after reading some of the previous reviews. In fact we were skeptical, but we wanted to stay on the beach, and felt we would only be using the hotel room for sleep and showers anyway. We checked in early and our room was available. The staff was very pleasant and nice. How can they not be? They work on the beach. Room was clean and the maids were very courteous. Always making sure you had enough towels, etc. Rooms didn't have hair dryer or irons, but the staff was very courteous at giving you whatever you asked for. only a couple negatives but nothing major-ice machine was very slow as well as the elevators. Pool was clean and very family friendly. Will stay there again next year.
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel for the past 2 years and are going again this May. We love this hotel. For the price, I feel like you can't beat it. The rooms are good size, the pool is nice and the deck it great. The breakfast is nothing extravagant but enough to get you ready for the day. I like the fact that it is right on the beach and in the middle of many attractions. We plan on visiting this hotel for years to come. If I do end up having a bad experience, I will let you know!
My family went to Orange Beach and stayed at the Sleep Inn Gulf Front Resort and was very impressed with the whole experience. We have already booked rooms for this year. It was very family oreinted and I didn't have to worry that my 2 year old and my older children were getting on the staffs nerves. My sister and her husband have 3 small children and they also felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. We loved the beach front view and the breakfast was my children's favorite thing about the stay, although they did love the beach. We felt that our children were very safe and that meant a lot to us.
Worst Case Hospitality
We stayed at the Orange Beach Sleep Inn on December 10, 2003. It was a horrible experience from the start! Rooms dirty and smelly. Broken door handles. The shower and sink leaked all over the floor. Broken TV. Carpet worn out and filthy. Broken light fixtures. To make it worse, the staff was rude, and the manager had a terrible attitude. The breakfast was a joke. It consisted of cold coffee and some pastries. The entire property is in very poor shape, both inside and outside, and needs to be completely renovated now. The entire staff, including the manager, should be fired and replaced with a staff trained in basic courtesy and service.
We had stayed at this hotel last year ( Oct. 2002 ) and it was very nice. But, this Oct. it was not the same. When we entered the room there was a strong odor of mold and a deoderant that had been used to cover up the smell. This odor was so bad we had to leave the balcony door open all the time we were in the room. Wall paper was hanging loose on one side of the room, on the other side it had been stapled on. The ceiling had leaked and we came back one day and there was plaster in the floor. The bathroom door ( pocket door ) did not have a handle on either side and was very hard to open. The attitude of the staff was terrible. You could speak to them and you might get a grunt out of them, if you were lucky. The day we checked out the man on duty printed out our bill, gave it to us to sign, never asked us if we had a nice stay, to come back, or said ThankYou!!!