Gulf Shores, AL

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores

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Why We Love It

  • Comfortable hotel with a free breakfast buffet close to the beach
  • Less than a five-minute drive to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and Waterville USA water park
  • Shop ‘til you drop at the nearby Tanger Outlets with over 120 stores
  • It's only a seven-minute drive to the sparkling white sands of Gulf Shores’ coastline


Map & Directions

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gulf Shores is about an hour from Mobile Regional Airport. Renting a car is typically the most timely and cost efficient way to get to Gulf Shores, AL from here. There are multiple car rental kiosks at the airport.

Rooms & Rates

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There's plenty to do near the Holiday Inn Express Gulf Shores. Spend the day on the sugar white sands of the Gulf Shores coast, taking in the emerald water views. The beach is only a seven-minute drive from the hotel.

While you’re there, take a long walk on a long pier. The Gulf State Park Pier juts a whopping 1,540 feet out into the ocean. Folks who like to fish flock here to cast a line into the clear waters below, hoping to snag any of the dozen or more types of fish commonly caught in the area.

If the only fishing you like to do is for a good deal, the 120 plus stores at the Tanger Outlets are a 12-minute drive north. If you have kids in tow, take a spin on the carousel to keep them entertained in between bouts of bargain hunting.

Haul your loot back to the hotel, and unwind at the outdoor pool. When it’s time to refuel, the hotel doesn’t have an on-site restaurant but does have a free hot breakfast buffet. For other meals, head a few minutes south to popular Beach Boulevard, lined with seafood shacks and eateries serving up Southern fare and local specialties.

If family fun is on the agenda, the Waterville USA water park and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are both a few minutes drive from the hotel.

The hotel itself is nothing remarkable, typical corporate décor in mostly neutrals. Although, the large lobby is a great place to congregate and plan the day’s events. What it lacks in distinctive flair, it makes up for with location.

From the press: 
  • “#9 of 25 Gulf Shores hotels” -- TripAdvisor



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check
in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: One child under age 18 stays free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs and extra beds are available on request. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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