We were there for three days and loved the hotel! It is old and beautiful; we stayed in the Honeysuckle Room which is small, but all that was available when I booked. My husband and I appreciate the true art of an older home so the small space didn’t bother us. Upon check in we were greeted and given a tour of the hotel with instructions on details we needed to know. We loved the room with comfy bed, the staff were all so friendly, the breakfast was delicious and made to order, coffee and snacks available at any time, had ample street parking and we enjoyed the lounge upstairs with live music where we received a complimentary drink as guests of the hotel. As far as the area is concerned, we felt safe in Foley and Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are only about 15-20 minutes away which is where we spent some of our time. The bridge to get there is $2.75 each way and parking right on the beach was reasonable ranging from $3 for two hours, $5 for four hours or $10 for the entire day. Bathrooms and outside rinse areas made beach going a breeze and much cheaper than staying right in the touristy area. So many cute towns nearby with lots to do. Pensacola, FL is a short 30 minute drive and we loved Fairhope where we found a brewery and enjoyed the town’s First Friday Night of the month event featuring local artists, shopping and live music in the streets. We are in search of a warm weather retirement relocation and Alabama is a top contender!!