If you are in the market for a beach holiday and you think you cannot afford any of the typical beach tourist cities in Florida, take heart – Alabama has heard your cries for help, and has presented you with a cheaper alternative: Gulf Shores. Many people may never have heard of it, but that is why it remains inexpensive. Yes, it has the same white sandy beaches as the Florida beaches nearby, but you will also find lots of cheap hotels in Gulf Shores.

In addition to being less costly than Florida’s beach towns, Gulf Shores also remains quieter precisely because it is less popular than Florida. And that is just how locals and frequent visitors like it. So even after you find your cheap hotels in Gulf Shores, keep this find to yourself. After all, once word gets out, those cheap hotels will not be so cheap anymore!

Clearly, the beaches are the main draws in Gulf Shores, and although most public beaches also have ample parking lots for visitors, you will have a more relaxing vacation if you can find a hotel that is within walking distance of the beach. That way, you can come and go as you please, without hauling everything you need with you in the car. Of course, you may need the car to visit the nearby Waterville USA water park, but that is another story.

Some of the cheap hotels in Gulf Shores you should consider are Beachside Resort Hotel (only a few steps to the beach, free breakfast, 100 rooms), Gulf Shores Microtel Inn (free WiFi and internet access, free breakfast, 3 miles from beaches), Perdido Beach Resort (few short steps to the beach, more than 340 rooms), and the pair of Phoenix All Suites Hotels (in the middle of town, balconies overlook the Gulf of Mexico).

Map of Gulf Shores Hotels