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Gulf Shores, AL
May 7 — May 82
Gulf Shores, AL
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Gulf Shores hotels

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Low season

JanuaryCheapest month to stay with an average 30% drop in price.

High season

JulyMost expensive month to stay with an average 133% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$141Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$203Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Gulf Shores hotel?

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When to book a hotel in Gulf Shores

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Top tips for finding perfect Gulf Shores hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Gulf Shores, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Gulf Shores in January and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Gulf Shores if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 10 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Gulf Shores accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Gulf Shores found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $173, while the most expensive was $442.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Gulf Shores for 3 days.
  • If you are looking to be in the heart of the action in Gulf Shores then hotels by Gulf Shore Public Beach are a great option. The public beach marks the center of Gulf Shores and there are also many restaurants in the area such as DeSoto’s Seafood Kitchen and Bahama Bob’s Beach Side Cafe.
  • When booking hotels in Gulf Shores travelers may want to consider which airport they are flying into. Pensacola International Airport is east of Gulf Shores and the oceanfront hotels located in Orange Beach, Ono Island and Perdido Beach are all along the way from the airport to Gulf Shores and may be convenient areas to book a hotel in. However, if you are flying into Mobile Regional Airport, then Gulf Shores proper is your closest option.
  • Planning to do some fishing during your time in Gulf Shores? Perhaps a hotel near the Gulf State Park Pier would be ideal then. The pier is one of the main spots for anglers in Gulf Shores and there are many hotels nearby like The Lodge at Gulf State Park and The Lighthouse Resort.
  • Visiting Gulf Shores during Spring Break? Spring Break is a busy time of the year for Gulf Shores and for many other Gulf coast beach towns. It is highly recommended that visitors book hotels well in advance to make sure they have a variety of hotels to choose from, especially when booking hotels right on the beach.
  • Orange Beach is a great alternative area to look for hotels in if the hotels in Gulf Shores are already fully booked or don’t suit your needs. Orange Beach is just 15 minutes away from Gulf Shores by car and is also directly on the coast. It is also a convenient option for travelers flying into Pensacola International Airport as it is slightly closer to the airport than Gulf Shores.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Gulf Shores

  • Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Gulf Shores. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • KAYAK users like staying at Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores, Beachside Resort Hotel and The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel when looking for a hotel in close proximity to Gulf Shores Beach.

  • The hotels on the southside of Gulf Shores like the Beachside Resort Hotel are often particularly kid-friendly as they are both close to the beach and many of the city’s amusement parks such as Waterville USA and Adventure Island. Waterville USA and Adventure Island are just 1.4 miles and 6.5 miles away from central Gulf Shores, respectively.

  • There are many hotels in Gulf Shores with business centers and meeting rooms available for business travelers. Some of the hotels offering such services and facilities include the Best Western On The Beach which is located right in the heart of Gulf Shores on Beach Blvd.

  • There are two 4-star hotel options in Gulf Shores - the Phoenix West and the Phoenix West II. The difference between the two hotels is largely location. The Phoenix West is located in Orange Beach and is a 15-minute drive east of Gulf Shores proper. The Phoenix West II, on the other hand, is 5-minutes east of Gulf Shores and is just by Gulf Shores State Park and Gulf Shores Beach.

  • Travelers looking to keep up their exercise routine during their time in Gulf Shores might want to stay at hotels like Hampton Inn Gulf Shores in downtown Gulf Shores or Gulf Shores Plantation on the westside of town in Gulf Highlands as both hotels feature onsite fitness centers and pools. Gulf Shores Plantation also has its own golf course that is available to both hotel guests and visitors.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Gulf Shores districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Gulf Shores city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

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Best Gulf Shores hotels

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Village by The Gulf - Gulf Shores - Dining room
Village by The Gulf - Gulf Shores - Dining room
Village by The Gulf
8.8 Excellent
Free Wi-Fi
Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores - Gulf Shores - Building
Staybridge Suites Gulf Shores - Gulf Shores - Building
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly