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Turquoise Place in Orange Beach

If you want to stay in a luxury condo on the beach in the State of Alabama, then pack your bathing suit and head to Turquoise Place Resort in Orange Beach.  The beachfront resort has all that you need for the perfect beach getaway vacation on Alabama’s beautiful white sandy beach.

Beach side view of Turquoise Place in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Turquoise Place provides guests with luxurious accommodations just steps away from Alabama’s sugar-white beaches.  Travel + Leisure Magazine rated Turquoise Place as the best hotel in Alabama.

The Turquoise Place resort lobby.
Resort Lobby

Walking into Turquois Place, it was easy to see why it earned the number one spot.  The resort is luxurious and offers guests a home away from home.  The resort has 3, 4, and 5 bedroom residences, all with plenty of room for guests to spread out and relax.

I have stayed in a couple of units in Turquoise Place and hope to stay there again in the future.

The three-bedroom units offer 2400 square feet of living space and unparalleled luxury on the beach.  Let me take you on a tour of where I have stayed.

The Bedrooms

Two double beds in a condo bedroom.
Guest Bedroom #1 (Unit D-1302)
Queen size guest bed in a condo bedroom at the beach.
Guest Bedroom #2 (D-1302)
Master bedroom at a condo at Turquoise Place in Alabama.
Master Bedroom With King Bed and Access To Balcony (D-1302)

Bathrooms

Each bedroom had its own private bath.  The master bathroom was spa-like and had a large glass-enclosed shower, a jacuzzi tub, a double vanity, and a large walk-in closet.

Master shower stall and jacuzzi bathtub.

The Kitchen and Dining Area

The gourmet state-of-the-art kitchens has a gas range and SubZero refrigerator. (Each kitchen at the resort comes with a starter amenity package which includes a package of coffee and coffee filter, a single-use dishwasher detergent, and a trash bag.)

Gourmet kitchen at a condo at the beach.

The unit had a dining table that seats eight, as well as bar stools at the kitchen counter.  Plus, there was a dining table outdoor so that guests can dine out on the balcony while watching the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico.

Elegant dining room.

Near the kitchen was a wet bar with a wine refrigerator to keep your bottles at the perfect temperature.

Small wet bar in a condo at the beach.

The Living Area

The living area was set up nicely with a sofa, loveseat, and chair with views of the ocean.

Living room with sofa and chair and rug.

For those days when the temperature takes a dip, there’s a gas fireplace.

Fireplace in the living room at Turquoise Place.

The Private Balcony

Each unit comes equipped with a small outdoor kitchen with an outdoor grill and sink, as well as a hot tub and a glorious view of the Gulf of Mexico.

The expansive gulf-facing balconies are a great place to sit back and relax.  (That’s why you are there, right?)

Outdoor balcony at the beach with built-in stainless grill, sink. and dining table.

And for those wet swimsuits, there is a solution – a washing machine and dryer in the unit. With the washer and dryer, there’s no need to overpack. (Returning home with dirty clothes is optional.)

Washer and dryer in a laundry room.

The Spectrum Club Lounge

Resort guests who book directly through Spectrum enjoy the use of the 5th-floor lounge. Guests are provided with wrist bands that function as a key to both their condo as well as the lounge.

During the morning, breakfast is served. Items available are scrambled eggs and toppings, waffles, oatmeal, muffins, and fruit. Coffee and juice are also available.

Breakfast ingredients to make a omlet.

Breakfast is served in the lounge from 7 AM until 10 AM.

Board games on a table.

At noon, the lounge opens up and guests can play billiards, table tennis, board games, and more – it’s all included.

Change of Pace Poolside Bar and Grill

The resort has a casual outdoor restaurant at the bottom of the C tower by the outdoor pools. It’s open from 11 AM until 6 PM seasonally and is a great place to grab a bite or adult beverage. Resort guests who charge their purchases to their room receive 10% off. The prices are affordable and the convenience cannot be beaten.

Squeezing lime juice on shrimp tacos.
Shrimp Tacos

Other Amenities

Other amenities at Turquoise Place include a 450-foot lazy river located on the 4th floor of D-tower, an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, tennis courts, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Lazy River at Turquoise Place.

Another perk of booking directly through Spectrum is that they provide you with beach towels to use during your stay. In our 3 bedroom unit, we were provided with 6 really nice towels. (This mom appreciated the fact that I did not have to find space to pack beach towels in our luggage.)

Spectrum Resorts beach towels.

Beach Access

One of the best features is the quick and easy access to the beach.  Turquoise Place is right on the beach.

Board walk to Orange Beach, Alabama.

Check In/Check-Out Times

Check-in time at the resort is 4:00 PM.  (Alabama is in the Central Time zone.). Express check-in is available through the Turquoise Place Mobile App.

There is a $100 fee for early arrivals.

Check-out time is 10:00 AM.

Parking at the Resort

The parking fee to park at Turquoise Place is $50 for the duration of the stay.  For additional vehicles, there is a $50 charge for the second vehicle for the duration of the stay and a $30 charge per NIGHT for a third vehicle. Additional parking is available for free at an off-site location.

Prohibited vehicles include RVs and campers, trailers, buses, boats and jet skis, off-road vehicles, and other vehicles that management deems too large for a parking space.

Advance parking reservations are required.  More parking information is available on the Spectrum Resorts website.

Sunrise view from a balcony at the resort.
View From D 1602

About Turquoise Place

Turquoise Place is operated by Spectrum Resorts.  Spectrum guests experience exceptional service and amenities:

  • Duvets are washed before every arrival.
  • There are over 100 Spectrum team members on site.
  • Guests can have fresh groceries delivered to their room prior to arrival.
  • The housekeeping staff will take care of things with Spectrum’s Towel and Tidy Service and Mid Stay Cleans.
  • Spectrum has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The rates for Turquoise Place are what you would expect for luxury accommodations.  If you’re a budget traveler, don’t let that scare you away.  Bring some friends with you – remember that each unit has at least 3 bedrooms.  Split the cost and enjoy luxury on the beach!

If you are searching “Orange Beach Condos,” this is what you are looking for!

Click here to learn more about Turquoise Place and to book your room.


Be sure to check out these other posts about Orange Beach and Gulf Shores:

  • Good Eats in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach – There’s no better place to enjoy seafood than at the beach.  Check out these restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach where there is always something good to eat.
  • Wild Hearts Takes Sail – Take a day cruise and watch dolphins swim, Blue Angels fly, and have the time of your life.
  • Orange Beach and Gulf Shores – Looking for things to do at the beach?  Here is a list of several things to do in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to give you some beach travel inspiration.

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9 Comments

  1. Wow how gorgeous! Until this year I had never really thought about going to the beach in Alabama, but it seems like a great place. I will definitely keep Turquoise Place in mind!

  2. I’ll admit, I don’t think of Alabama as a travel destination. But this place looks amazing! And those shrimp tacos…I’m really hungry now. And the beach there really looks gorgeous!

    1. It’s one of the top places to stay in Alabama. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was at Change of Pace.

  3. This looks beautiful. I haven’t visited the Alabama coast but when I do I will keep this place in mind. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. When you look at costs, for a little more you can have so much more. It’s a great place to stay.

  4. Wow the looks huge, makes sense that the rooms are so spacious, much nicer than the rooms where you feel cooped up. Being so close to the beach sounds amazing!

  5. Great post! I love Turquoise Place! Looks like more than a 5-star hotel. Its convenient beach access route and the washer-dryer facility makes it unique. I would love to stay here when I am in Alabama next, šŸ™‚

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