Marriott TownePlace Suites : Lodging At OWA In Foley, Alabama

Review of TownePlace Suites by Marriott Foley at OWA | 1070 North OWA Boulevard
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Foley at OWA
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The Marriott TownePlace Suites located inside the new OWA entertainment complex in Foley, Alabama, provides an anchor and is a comfortable lodging choice for visitors to this complex that has an amusement park, upscale restaurants, and retail shops.

A lodging location attached to OWA

Hotel exterior
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OWA is an entertainment destination in Foley, Alabama, that includes a large amuseument park, numerous dining options, regularly-scheduled seasonal activities, nightly entertainment, and unique shops. Marriott TownePlace Suites is situated perfectly for guests who want to park once and spend several days with everything they need within walking distance. If you want to get in your car, the Tanger Outlet stores and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo are minutes away, and you can be splashing in the waves of the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in less than an hour. Parking is free at this hotel.

Spacious guest rooms

Guest suite
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Comfortable beds await in suites ranging in size from 355 square feet (32 square meters) to 632 square feet (57 square meters) depending on your choice of a studio or a one-bedroom suite. All beds have cotton linens, and rooms include complimentary high-speed internet, flatscreen TV, desk with ergonomic chair, and alarm clock. A coffee maker is also an appreciated amenity.

Large guest bathrooms

Guest bathroom
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Guest bathrooms provide either a tub and shower combination or a stand-alone shower with plenty of hot water, Paul Mitchell toiletries, thirsty towels and a hair dryer.

Fully equipped kitchen is a huge plus

kitchen in guest rooms
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Possibly the most helpful feature in a Towneplace Suites room is the presence of a fully equipped kitchen. Each contains a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, pots and pans, dishes, glassware, cutlery, and dish-cleaning supplies. There is even a pantry area for storing groceries. Such a kitchen makes it very convenient for traveling families or for those who want to stay multiple days.

Extra amenities

indoor pool
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The heated indoor pool is a plus for those who visit year-round, and there’s a fitness room for working out and exercising away the stress of the day. Many enjoy the firepits on the patio that contribute to a relaxing time with friends or family after a busy day at OWA.

Before COVID-19, TownePlace Suites offered a full, hot breakfast. Many of the same items are still offered but they are pre-packaged. Guests can expect to find fruit, muffins, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, cereal, oatmeal, coffee and juices.

Restaurants inside OWA

Paula Deen's restaurant
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A variety of restaurants are inside the OWA complex suiting a range of culinary preferences and budgets. Among them are the Trattoria Pizza and Italian, Groovy Goat, Sushi Co., Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant.

Shops at OWA

merchandise in a ladies boutique
Source: Connie Pearson

The C'est Le Vin Wine Bar and Shop is one of the newest additions to OWA, but you will also want to visit Parker & Company ladies’ boutique, the Spice and Tea Exchange, Alvin’s Island, and Body Tune Plus. At Fairhope Soap Company, you can choose from an enticing array of handmade soaps and create your own body scrub.

OWA's amusement park

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During non-peak season, the large amusement park at OWA operates on weekends. Besides a number of thrill rides, there are family friendly rides and kiddie rides for the youngest visitors. Many young folks will enjoy the competitions of the arcade. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and Free Non-Rider Passes are issued for those who want to watch and stroll without getting on the rides. That is especially helpful for parents with young children.

Theaters at OWA

A theater at OWA
Source: Connie Pearson

Musical variety shows, magic shows or movies are special features of OWA’s offerings. Brandon Styles presents comedy and magic acts, while Legends in Concert at the OWA Theater offers shows consisting of impersonators of well-known music greats such as Elton John and Rod Stewart. Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley impersonators have been there for past shows.

For free entertainment, guests may enjoy a nightly fountain show at the lake with colorful lights and music.

Satisfy a craving for sweets

Sweet Tooth
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Between meals, OWA has a number of options for those craving something sweet. Cinnabon always produces enticing smells along with their amazing cinnamon rolls. Hershey’s Ice Cream Parlor and Sweet Tooth provide choices galore. You’ll want to walk the entire grounds to justify the calories.

Fresh seafood from nearby Gulf of Mexico

Royal red shrimp
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The Gulf of Mexico, which is only a few miles from OWA, is an endless source of fresh seafood year-round. Several of OWA’s restaurants take advantage of that abundance, plus there are other seafood restaurants in Foley for indulging in oysters, shrimp, and fish galore.

Great hotel with many extras

TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Foley, Alabama, is a wonderful hotel on its own merit, but when you add its proximity to so much else, it becomes an especially convenient lodging option. For a romantic weekend getaway, a few days with friends, or a fun-filled time with the kids, this hotel provides an anchor location for exploring in many directions. Shop, eat, play and stay without moving your car. Or, drive from the hotel to the beach, the outlet stores or dozens of other area restaurants.

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