11 Places To Stay In Fairhope, Alabama - Updated 2023

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The seaside city of Fairhope in Alabama is one of the prettiest towns in the state with picturesque historic streets and a beautiful bay. The epitome of Southern living, the town’s charming slow-paced atmosphere is ideal if you are looking for a laidback holiday amidst beautiful natural surroundings and good food. You can enjoy the scenic views, explore the city’s storied history, admire its lovely-looking streets and of course enjoy fresh Gulf seafood and local cuisine at its restaurants. Stay options at Fairhope are plentiful - you can choose from regular hotels to renting historic houses here. We cover all options in our curated list to help you decide where to stay in Fairhope, Alabama, so read on!


1. Holiday Inn Express Fairhope - Point Clear (from USD 119)

A no-frills hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Fairhope - Point Clear offers clean comfortable rooms with TV and microwave as well as amenities like fitness centre and swimming pool. The hotel has a great location - just 3.7 km(2.3 mi) from Fairhope Municipal Pier. It is just a four minutes’ drive to Fairhope city centre. The hotel offers free parking and a hot complimentary breakfast buffet that’s much appreciated by guests.

Holiday Inn Express Fairhope - Point Clear, an IHG Hotel

Address: 19751 Greeno Road

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests


2. The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection (from USD 303)

Set amidst lush grounds with its own private beach, this resort offers a wonderful setting for your vacation. The hotel is housed in a historical building and each room comes with either a view of the bay or of the landscaped gardens. Enjoy its many exclusive facilities including a large lagoon-pattern outdoor pool, hot tub, a luxury spa, and tennis courts. Two 18-hole golf courses make it perfect for those who want to spend time on the greens. With seven restaurants and lounges, you will be spoilt for dining options inside!

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection

Address: One Grand Boulevard

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Tennis court Sauna

Vacation Rentals

3. Charming cottage in the heart of downtown (from USD 150)

This centrally located accommodation is perfect for Fairhope visitors. It’s close to most of what this beautiful city has to offer—from restaurants, shops, and other establishments to popular tourist spots such as Mobile Bay, Magnolia Beach, the Marietta Johnson Museum, and lots more. The cottage can accommodate up to four guests. It has a functional kitchen as well as some nice amenities such as wifi, air-conditioning, heating, a TV, parking, kids’ games, and more for your comfort and convenience.

53 reviews   Wifi Available
guest house 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was incredibly comfy and the ac was nice and cool
the bathroom is a perfect size as well as the kitchen area
housekeeping is very clean and neat
very clean and in great condition
the outside could be cleaned up and some repainting accomplished
clean and functional-perfect for 2 people
this super clean studio is right in the heart of charming fairhope walkable to all the local charm
our host ivey stayed in touch with us and we appreciated that
cute little place that was central to everything
it’s tucked away on a quiet street in beautiful downtown fairhope
great place to stay for the two of us and the location was excellent
great place to rest while others shop
the location is great and helped make up for the negatives
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4. Bright and airy studio house near everything (from USD 160)

This sun-soaked and airy studio apartment is your gateway to a comfortable stay in Fairhope, Alabama. This carriage house is located in the center of the downtown area, which means you will have access to almost anything including lots of dining and shopping options. It comes with a well-stocked, fully functional kitchen with all your cooking and dining needs. It can sleep up to two guests, great for solo travelers and couples. It also features wifi, cooling, heating, and more.

33 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were both impressed with how such a small space could be so comfortable and inviting
king bed was great closet space helpful living room space comfortable kitchen equipped with everything we needed
we've stayed in five star hotels with beds no more comfortable than this
very quaint clean and had everything we needed
we totally loved this little house it was very clean and fresh
we are always more than happy with this quaint and airy clean and well maintained space
the host is always most gracious
owner replied immediately to any questions we had and notebook binder in house was helpful
excellent location close to everything
very nicely decorated and good location with a short walk to restaurants
it is the perfect size perfectly furnished and a perfect walking distance from town
the property owners are very responsive and the location is within walking distance of wonderful downtown fairhope
very well equipped property within a half mile walk of downtown fairhope
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5. Cosy retreat for solos or couples (from USD 117)

This cosy hideaway located close to downtown Fairhope and Mobile Bay is a studio garage perfect for couples or small families. The studio is in a separate building adjacent to the main house, with its own entrance that guarantees your privacy. Simply and comfortably furnished, the studio can sleep a maximum of three guests as it comes with one king bed in the bedroom, and one single bed on the top floor. A living room plus a kitchen with essential amenities are other facilities. Trendy downtown restaurants/bars are just a few blocks away if you prefer that.

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
384 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities include keurig coffee maker great shower and very comfortable bed
very comfortable bed and good wifi
the bed and space was so comfortable
the king size bed has a memory foam mattress and is very comfortable
ronald’s place was very comfy and the full sized and fully stocked kitchen was great
it was clean and very roomy
very neat and clean place
clean spacious and welcoming place
ronald's place was extremely clean and accommodating
very quiet clean and comfortable
offered local suggestions and overall was a great host
i would recommend this host and stay to anyone
this little place is trendy comfortable and perfect for any kind of stay
the area is very family-friendly but nice and quiet if you are coming alone or just a couple
you can walk to everything the owners were so wonderful
great spot close to town
great location; in walking distance to downtown fairhope
great location-easy walk to town
location is great - easy walking distance to downtown fairhope
the location is perfect
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6. Charming guesthouse for two

This charming guesthouse is part of a house that dates back to 1903 but has been renovated with all modern conveniences. Though connected with the main house, the guest room is self-contained and fully private with a separate entrance. The house, as well as its large welcoming porch, offers views of the Fairhope Municipal Pier and the Bay. Spacious and well designed its top highlight is the beautiful living room that offers gorgeous views and loads of natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows (and includes a fireplace too). Another notable feature is its private bathroom that stars an original ball-and-claw-tub. With one bed, the guest house can accommodate up to two guests. Downtown is easily accessible.

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
119 reviews  
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ashleigh provided coffee and fresh breakfast bread along with fresh flowers and soaps
comfortable cozy and spacious in an interior filled with light
the bed is super comfortable and the space is decorated very tastefully
the bed was amazingly comfortable
very nice space plenty of room for two
it is very clean and comfortable
the space was clean and so pretty
very comfortable and clean space
the suite is spotless freshly updated and very comfortable
beautiful accommodations and extremely clean
she is a lovely host
ashley and bricken are great hosts
a wonderful host and lovely airbnb
our hosts were the epitome of southern hospitality and class - wonderful people with great recommendations
ashleigh and bricken we're wonderful hosts
within walking distance of a great park and bay
beautiful place and great location
cozy and comfy suite in a great location close to the pier and park
ashleigh’s place is very conveniently located and very nice
the location was amazing just a few steps from the pier
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7. Classy suite in downtown Fairhope

This classy apartment suite comes with fantastic features - unbeatable location, beautifully furnished, choc-a-bloc with amenities. With two bedrooms (sleeping up to six), an open concept living room with Smart TV and a fully stocked kitchen. You also have access to a cosy private courtyard with outside furniture to enjoy a meal in the open. Its location in the heart of downtown Fairhope means you just need to step out and find yourself living close to everything!

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
101 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space and wonderful bathrooms
the beds were so comfortable and the linens we're great
we definitely recommend a stay at paige’s apartment
super clean and comfortable
immaculately clean; great location; friendly communication; nice touches
apartment is stunning clean and new
we loved paige’s apartment the decor and cleanliness were perfection
very clean and stylish and a great location
paige was a gracious knowledgeable host who quickly responded to any questions we had
easy check in and responsive host
paige was very helpful
the host paige is nice and amazing
location is great for downtown shopping and restaurants
perfect location for exploring downtown fairhope
i loved being walking distance from everything
the neighborhood was cute and a great place to walk
perfect location to walk to restaurants and shops
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8. Comfortable accommodation in Historic Montrose

Located just across Mobile Bay, this self-contained guesthouse has been recently renovated with all modern amenities. Thoughtfully furnished, the house can accommodate up to three guests with one bedroom and additional facilities like air mattresses and a couch. A top highlight of this rental is its spacious well-furnished patio amidst a charming garden. The rental is adjacent to the main house but is completely private with its own entrance. Downtown Fairhope is nearby, around 2 miles (3.2 km) away.

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
167 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchenette and sitting area with the couch and tv were a nice touch
only gripe (and it looks like most air bnbs have this) is that it has a queen bed
enjoyed the fenced comfortable courtyard for coffee and cocktails and our chiweenie
nice retreat on beautiful grounds the cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable
she also provides a couple of fans that helped to circulate the cool air
clean clean clean soothing relaxing colors
southern comfort is clean comfortable and inviting
wendy’s place was spotless and comfortable
southern comfort was very clean comfortable and attractively furnished
highly recommend very clean and comfortable
she was a perfect host
host was wonderful and address all our concern
wendy was a lovely host and very accommodating
wendy and bob were very gracious and accommodating hosts
wendy was a gracious host and "southern" friendly
value and location were excellent
located in a quiet neighborhood but still close to all the attractions around fairhope
the location is great about 2 miles from downtown fairhope and the bay
it's a great location
easy to check into and very close to downtown fairhope with close shops
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9. Ground-floor apartment with splendid views (from USD 110)

Located on the ground floor this snug one-bedroom apartment with views of lush tropical greenery can accommodate up to four guests. You will have access to a well-furnished living room, a basic kitchenette, as well as to your own screened porch. Offering a soothing and welcoming ambience, the apartment gives you a peaceful space to unwind. Amenities include streaming services like Netflix, wifi and even a guest laptop. Although the hosts live on the upper floor, you will have keyless private entry. Downtown Fairhope and Mobile Bay are within walking distance.

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
298 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is super comfy like sleeping on clouds
apartment was exactly as described and was perfect for our quick stay
whether outside in the hammock or at the table the view is gorgeous and calming
the bed has a nice mattress too we slept great
- cozy and endearing touches everywhere in the perfect spots/amount of spots
very clean and spacious
comfy bed and clean and cheerful living area
it is very clean spacious and bright
the guest area was super clean and easily accessible
the bed was very comfortable and the space was very clean
dennis and co were great hosts
enjoyed the town and our hosts were very hospitable
dennis was a great host we appreciate him allowing us to bring our dog
the host truly cared that we had a great experience
they were incredibly kind and hospitable
great location walking distance to downtown and short walk to bay
the location is perfect
great cozy location near downtown
wonderful location on a quiet street
the location to everything was outstanding
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10. A suite inside the Sheldon Castle (from USD 116)

How about staying in an authentic historic home that’s styled like a castle? Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? This unique studio suite is located inside a secluded section of Sheldon Castle, a registered Baldwin County Historic Home. Featuring a moat and a dragon sculpture, you will surely feel that you’ve stepped into a fairy tale! Located close to Fairhope city centre yet away from the bustle, this guest suite can accommodate up to four with one bed and an optional twin bed, plus a basic kitchenette fitted out with essentials. It might be hard to believe downtown Fairhope is just a few minutes’ walk away!

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
341 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the interior of the apartment is beautifully done with special touches like stained glass windows
the room was clean and had everything we needed and pagan and dean were wonderful
the room is very spacious and clean
the entire space was sparkling clean well decorated and well-stocked with everything we needed
the place itself was very cute clean and private
very clean comfortable room this unique property is one-of-a-kind
great hosts with fascinating stories
very accommodating and a great host
staff was attentive friendly and gracious
thank you pagan for being a great host
dean and pagan were wonderful hosts very knowledgeable about the area and the absolute definition of hospitality
within walking distance of charming downtown fairhope
castle is within walking distance of downtown close to amazing restaurants and entertainment
the location of the castle is amazing and within walking distance of anything you would need or want
loved staying in the castle everything we wanted to do was within walking distance
secluded but right downtown in easy walking distance to food coffee and shopping
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11. Downtown Fairhope carriage house (from USD 149)

Stay in the heart of Fairhope with this unique guest house - an erstwhile carriage house fitted up as a studio. Stylishly furnished it can accommodate up to four guests. The unit also comes with a living room with a smart TV, and a basic kitchenette for essentials like coffee. A tiny screened-in patio gives you the chance to chill out in private. The popular Gene’s Beans Ice Cream & Coffee is just next door.

Fairhope, Alabama, United States
180 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is lovely and comfortable
clean and convenient
clean cozy right in town
very clean easy to find things
the cottage is clean and well kept
everything about this place was great: very clean stylish and comfortable
ivey was incredibly responsive and conscientious with her hosting
it suited our needs perfectly and the owners were quick to respond to questions
wonderful cottage fantastic hosts and the location is perfect highly recommend to anyone visiting lovely fairhope
ivy was so helpful and gave us great suggestions of places to eat
lovely place incredible hosts and incomparable location
location location is so perfect
great location in walkable community
great location we were able to walk everywhere
location couldn’t be better
perfect location for a weekend in fairhope
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Fairhope, a hidden gem

While there is no dearth of things to do in Fairhope, the city keeps it lively by regularly hosting fests and events like the family-friendly Mardi Gras and Arts and Crafts Festival. Check out the schedule while planning your trip to make it more fun. If you’d rather enjoy the beach more then take advantage of the city’s convenient location and head out to Pensacola and Orange Beach.

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