Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
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We also saw the USS Drum SS 228 submarine today. It is on the same site as the USS Alabama and it is cool to get on a sub. The USS Drum SS 228 sank 15 Japanese ships during it's service. The sub is 311 ft long, 27 feet wide and could stay submerged for 24 hours at 2 knots. It had a crew of 72 men and carried 94,400 gallons of diesel. Boy, I could use some of that fuel on this ...
... 42,500 tons. Suzanne and I were very surprised that we could see so much of the ship and you take a self tour so you go at your own pace. We got our exercise in today as you go up and down a lot of stairs.
If you are ever in the Mobile area make sure you stop and see the USS Alabama. It was a great day!
We had a leisurely day visiting the town of Fairhope. Had lunch on the pier and just enjoyed the scenery. You can see Mobile from the pier and tomorrow will take us to see the USS Alabama. Here are some pictures of the pier area and a castle that a resident built many years ...
It was time to move on to Fairhope, Al. It is very close to Mobile and we are looking forward to seeing the USS Alabama and the coastal town of Fairhope. We are staying at Coastal Haven RV Park, a very nice campground with lots of grass ...
sadly we bid adios to our queridos amigos..
but had a beautiful day for being on the road..
even tho. luis prepped well w/ road-wrap for swarming love-bugs..we lucked out ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa Point Clear
My husband and I have been coming the the Grand for over five years for your Sunday brunch. We have brought many friends and celebrated family birthdays and other holidays. We loved it so much that last year for my 44th birthday we along with another couple, stayed the weekend and enjoyed fine dining and golf.
Charming Hotel, a must visit
Marriott Point Clear is a fabulous hotel with exquisite Southern Charm.
A must visit once in your life. A huge spa with every treatment
imaginable. Indoor pool is nice, wish they had an indoor hot tub near
the pool. Outdoor hot tubs open yr round are great but it gets pretty
cold walking back to your room in the winter. We stayed there in early
Feb and enjoyed the local Mardi Gras parades in Mobile. Great fun for
the entire family.
The main building dates back to the 1800's, nice, but we'd rather stay in one of the many newer buildings on the resort. Our room in one of the newer buildings was great. Typical Marriott 4 star or resort quality. Great waterslide area at the outdoor pool. Can't wait to go back in the summer.
Very Impressive, True Southern Charm
Absolutely fabulous. Rooms are wonderful. Staff is marvelous. Very Romantic. Also can't wait to go with family in future years. Wonderful get away from New Orleans.
Christmas in the South
My parents, husband, and I traveled to the Grand Hotel December 20-24. The weather was pleasant and the golf was great. The fitness center and spa are exeptional. Staff was extremely accomodating and friendly. The hotel decorations for Christmas were stunning, and it gave a feeling of a lodge- comfy and cozy. Definitely have the Sunday champagne brunch in the Grand Ballroom, and dinner in the Grand Ballroom as well. If you have a chance, drive to Fairhope - the Fairhope Inn has an incredible dinner and wine menu. I loved our stay, if you are looking for relaxation and slow paced travel, the Grand is for you!
My wife and I went to the Grand Hotel to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel was charming, the staff totally elegant in meeting our needs, the romantic evening walks along Mobile Bay were perfect and we are returning in March of `04, knowing we'll again be special as are all guests of this fine old hotel.
Southern Hospitality at its Best
I can sum it up in one word, marvelous! A great place to relax. A true piece of Southern heritage. The food, the rooms, and the staff are excellent.
Excellent in the Good Old Days !
The good old days: Up until 4 or 5 years we, along with a large group, totally enjoyed the Grand Hotel. However, at that time we could get a room for 2, their wonderful breakfast and golf for two for $99 and then $129. Those were great times of the Bucky Miller Special ! At today's rates, I don't think so !!!!
Like the above critic, I too am a travel consultant and have stayed at this hotel twice in the last year. It has gotten a decent facelift by Marriott in recent years, but the rooms in the annex buildings are similar to those in a chain with lower standards. If possible try to arrange for a room in the original building. This most recent visit I had a small living area with separate television which was great for my small children who had to have their cartoon fix. The pool facilities and beach area are wonderful for children, and that has been the highlight of both visits for my family. However, I was VERY disappointed in the way the staff handled a problem I had. When I realized two hours down the road (after checking out) that I had left my beach wrap in my room, I immediately contacted the hotel and was assured that housekeeping had located it and that would be overnighted to me at my next destination. Having received nothing ater two days, I contacted them once again and was told by the security chief that no one knew anything about it. I finally gave up on them after multiple phone calls to guest services, front desk managers, etc. who all assured me that they would look into the problem and get back to me.
Southern hospitality at its finest
It has been several years since vacationing at the Grand, but I have just returned from a wonderful stay at the newly renovated Grand Hotel at Point Clear. My children were delighted with the pool, water slide, croquet, horseback riding, bicycling and, particularly, the fishing with cane poles off the pier every evening. Although I did not take advantage of the "kid's camp" it sounds wonderful. The grounds are magnificant--beautiful oak trees dripping with spanish moss, magnolias, verbena, lantana, and the list goes on. It is reminiscent of an old southern home. The best, however, is the wonderful southern hospitality. Everyone bears a smile and says hello and is eager to please. It makes for a great family vacation.
Excellent Southern Hospitality
I am in the travel business and therefore have the opportunity to stay at many hotels and resorts. This property is a 4 star with great class. Food was excellent - golf great and the peace and tranquilty was just what I needed. I can hardly wait to go back and try out their recently added luxury spa!