The Best Western Premier The Tides is located directly on the beach in the heart of beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama. This brand new, unique hotel experience is centered on you, the view and the true blue Gulf of Mexico.
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Enjoy sweeping views of Alabama’s famous beaches from your private hotel balcony or our bright, expansive fourth floor lobby and our beachfront pool deck. Enjoy surprising amenities like grab & go deli, two on-site bars, rocket fast free wireless high-speed internet, poolside fire pit, free beach cruising bikes, covered parking, full-sized beach towels and more.
When you want to get your toes in the white sand, the beach and the Gulf of Mexico are always just steps away.
Our hotel offers three unique views from our range of room types. Rooms either include one king bed or two queen beds, and some rooms offer bunk beds for kids. Please read each room type description carefully to select the best option for you and your family. Our best views are offered from our beach front/gulf view room types. Every beach front/gulf view room type includes a full balcony with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico and sandy shoreline. Our beach view room types are located on the side of the building and offer partial views of the sandy beach from your balcony, including views of Orange Beach and Perdido Beach Blvd. Lastly, our basic non-view room types do not feature a balcony and only offer window views of the parking garage and adjacent buildings.
Our views stretch as far as the horizon, and so do the opportunities for making memories. You’ll feel like you’re staying in a big beach house with all the people you love most.
Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., free
Weight lifting equipment
Front desk, 24 hour
Guest laundry, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., fee of $1.75
Express check out
Cable or satellite television, we offer the connect, charge and play media hub with a USB for fast-charging and streaming for any mobile devices. Plus, Bluetooth pairing means that you can listen to your music via the TV.
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free
Computer modem hookups
Photocopy, nominal fee
Meeting facilities, 600 square foot hospitality room on property
Conference facilities, 600 square foot hospitality room on property
Physically challenged services, pool lift available. Local company offers rental of motorized chairs/scooters with oversized tires that travel on beach/sand better than traditional chairs/scooters.
Hearing impaired services
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged $10.00 per day, per car
Ice/vending machines. ice machines on floors five & seven
Gift shop or newsstand
Outdoor parking, $10.00 per day, per car
Garage parking, $10.00 per day, per car
Paid parking, 10.00 USD, per day, per car
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Grab & Go Deli - so you don't have to leave the beach to eat lunch.
Giant beach towels available for pool and beach.
Community outdoor firepit.
Beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent.
On-site ice available for coolers.
Covered parking to shade your car from sun and rain.
Seasonal turn-down service.
Unique gift shop stocked with local souvenirs and potentially forgotten items.
Microwave, mini in all rooms
Iron, ironing board
High-speed Internet access
Direct dial telephone
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Sofabed available In some rooms - review room type description to book room with a sofa bed
Balcony available from some rooms - not all
Connect, Charge, & Play - Make the most of your portable devices. MediaHub offers USB fast-charging and streaming for any mobile devices. Bluetooth pairing means that you can listen to your music over the TV speakers w/o docking the phone.
Massaging shower heads
Gaming systems in kids bunk suites
Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 5
Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
Bathtub seat available
Wheelchair accessible available
Raised toilet with grab bars available
Visual alarm available
Knock lights available
Safety bar in shower available
Walk-in shower available
Emergency alerting lighting
Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
2 mile(s) from Adventure Island, Adventure Island has all sorts of fun and exciting thrills for you and your family. The massive amusement park boasts go karts, bumper boats, lazer tag, adventure golf, an arcade, and paddle boat rides. There is even a five-story volcano alive with fire and sound on-site. Channel your inner child and thrill your own at Adventure Island.
5 mile(s) from The Wharf, There's so much more than fishing going on at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Take a stroll through world-class shopping. Restaurants if all types, but especially that fresh seafood the Gulf is famous for. If the kids get bored with the shopping, there's a Ferris wheel, laser tag, and arcade on-site. The Wharf is also home to an 8,000+ capacity amphitheater that holds concerts in all genres of music, from country like Keith Urban to rock and roll classics like Journey and Boston.
6 mile(s) from Gulf State Park Pier, You've got all the fishing space you can possibly need at Gulf State Park Pier. At over a quarter mile long and 20 feet wide, he Gulf State Park Pier is the second longest on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama's only public pier on the Gulf. Butts on the Beach Food Truck is at the location year-round to feed all your barbecue desires.
8 mile(s) from Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Lions and tigers and bears. oh my! The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Orange Beach, AL in your stop for you and your kids to see over 500 exotic animals from primates to leopards to wolves and reptiles. Open every day of the year, you're guaranteed to fuel your animal side here.
8 mile(s) from Waterville USA, Beat the heat at Waterville USA, a 20-acre water park and amusement park in Gulf Shores, AL. The park features extreme water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, and go karts and mini-golf. If you need an exciting break from the salt water, this is your spot.
9 mile(s) from The Track, There's a speed for everyone at The Track in Gulf Shores, AL. Whether you're braving the three-story Wild Woody track or the classic track with overpasses, you're bound to find your thrill here. Also featuring mini-golf, bumper rides, and a fair-type area built just for kids, this family recreation center has all the fun you need.
24 mile(s) from Alligator Alley, It takes a special kind of person to want to get up close and personal with alligators, but if that person is you, then Alligator Alley is your home. Located in Summerdale, AL this area gives adventurous souls the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see over 450 alligators in their natural habitat.
28 mile(s) from Fort Morgan Historic Site, Roots run deep on the Gulf Coast, and there may be no better example of that than the Fort Morgan Historical Site. After construction in 1819, the fort played a major role in the Civil War and has withstood countless hurricanes since. Located 23 miles from Gulf Shores, the site can be reached by car or by the Mobile Bay Ferry.
Across the street from Cotton's Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
.4 mile(s) from Gilbey's Seafood & Steaks, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
.6 mile(s) from Moe's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
.7 mile(s) from Shrimp Basket, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.5 mile(s) from The Gulf, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.5 mile(s) from Bubba's Seafood, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
1.9 mile(s) from Cobalt, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2 mile(s) from Wintzell's Oyster House, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.2 mile(s) from Fisher's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.2 mile(s) from Big Fish, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.3 mile(s) from Cosmos, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2.4 mile(s) from Tacky Jacks, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
3.3 mile(s) from Brick & Spoon, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch,
5.4 mile(s) from Ginny Lanes, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
9.4 mile(s) from Lulu's, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
9 mile(s) from Columbia Southern University
10 mile(s) from Faulkner State Community College
7 mile(s) from Gulf Shores
5.8 mile(s) from Ono Island
9 mile(s) from Perdido Key, Florida
16 mile(s) from Foley
26 mile(s) from Robertsdale
15 mile(s) from Bon Secour
25 mile(s) from Pensacola, Florida
17 mile(s) from Elberta
20 mile(s) from Magnolia Springs
19 mile(s) from Lillian
21 mile(s) from Summerdale
28 mile(s) from Silverhill
28 mile(s) from Fort Morgan
27 mile(s) from Elsanor
33 mile(s) from Point Clear
36 mile(s) from Fairhope
41 mile(s) from Daphne
31 mile(s) from Gulf Breeze, Florida
54 mile(s) from Mobile
1 mile(s) from Sail Wild Hearts, Ever dream owning your own yacht? The next best thing is available right here in Gulf Shores at Sail Wild Hearts. This 53-foot catamaran is available to rent for any occasion, and the enthusiasm of Captain Zach Smith bleeds over to his entire crew. Morning dolphin cruises and sunset sails are his two most popular adventures.
2 mile(s) from Flyboard BAMA, A new water sport craze sweeping the area is flyboarding. It seems like something out a science fiction movie, but you'll literally be shooting through the air and water. The flyboard is mounted to your foot and connected to a wave runner by a 60-foot hose. The thrust that normally propels the jet-ski is then re-directed to the board to literally have you flying.
2 mile(s) from Chute 'Em Up Parasailing, Family-owned and operated, Chute 'Em Up Parasailing has the largest fleet on the island, but maintain their best-price guarantee. They want as many people as possible to experience the joy of parasailing.
3 mile(s) from Orange Beach Helicopters, If you've had enough of relaxing on the sand, try soaring above it. Orange Beach Helicopters offers tours that you'll be talking about for ages, whether it's for a special occasion or simply crossing off the bucket list. Sunset and sea life tours give the whole scope of the Gulf.
3 mile(s) from Orange Beach Rec Center, The Orange Beach Recreation Center is the perfect place to get your sweat on or unwind with like-minded people. A gymnasium, fitness center, two multi-purpose rooms, and a game room with ping pong and pool tables are all on-site
5 mile(s) from Gulf State Park, It's the best of both worlds at Gulf State Park, where you can camp in the woods, but still be two miles from the beach. The park has a golf course, tennis courts, miles of hiking and biking trails, zip lines, and the second largest fishing pier on the Gulf.
5 mile(s) from Gulf Adventure Center, Located at Gulf State Park, the Gulf Adventure has all the thrills at your fingertips. Stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals are available for rent, but the true stand-out is the zipline course that zooms you right above the Lake Shelby water. Open all year, seven days a week.
15 mile(s) from Tanger® Outlet Mall, has over 100 stores