Royal Scam

July 3, 2015 by malagainn

imagesOne local restaurant  that I always recommend to my guests at the Malaga Inn is the Royal Scam. It is truly one of the best restaurants in downtown Mobile. My guests always ask me what kind of restaurant it is and I always say that their eclectic menu makes it a little difficult to explain. They describe themselves as casual fine dining. You can order anything from burgers and fries to a really nice steak or rack of lamb. Their soup of the day is always good no matter what it is. They serve, as a side, this really delicious  spicy mango salad. Roast duck panini, beef tenderloin, seared ahi tuna are just a few of the other items found on the menu. They have an extensive beer and wine list and a great atmosphere. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. Royal Scam is actually the sister restaurant of Heroes Sports Bar and Grill which is also worth checking out. If you are planning a special celebration Royal Scam also takes advance reservations which you will want to make early as their weekends are usually packed to the gills. I can’t say enough good things about this place. It is a must next time you are in town.

5 Reasons to stay for the 4th of July.

June 25, 2015 by malagainn

FireworksHere are just a few reasons to stay at the Historic Malaga Inn in Downtown Mobile, Alabama to celebrate the 4th July.

  1. We are the best hotel in Downtown Mobile; obviously 😉
  2. We are a short drive (maybe five minutes) to the USS Alabama where the fireworks will be held. This year’s fireworks spectacular will begin with a red, white, and blue tribute to our Veterans and the finale will be a salute to the USS Alabama’s 50th anniversary. Gates open @ 5:00 and the fireworks start @9:00. Admin is $5 per car. Live Music provided by local band Emerge and begins @ 7:00. Bring your own blankets and seating but no food, grills, or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Sorry.
  3. We are family friendly. Bring the whole family.  Our property offers adjoining rooms. Book two of these and have access to a large balcony. Our Adjoining rooms can accommodate up to four adults. Our corner courtyard rooms  can accommodate four to eight adults.  Our property is a small boutique so no matter where you are on property you can still be close with family and friends.
  4. We have a pool. It’s getting hot out there and it is just so nice to cool off and relax in our out door pool before the festivities.
  5. We have the greatest staff in the world. Just read our reviews on-line.  Time and time again our staff is mentioned as going beyond the call of duty for our guests. Friendly, southern hospitality.

Mobile, Alabama Welcomes the Distinguished Young Women

June 19, 2015 by malagainn

Distinguished Young Women LogoWe are happy to welcome the Distinguished Young Women to Mobile! Their 2015 event is being held at the Mobile Civic Center just across the street from the historic MalagaInn in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The Distinguished Young Women is an organization that opens opportunities to young women all over the country raising as much as $359 million in scholarship money. The organization was founded  in Mobile in 1958 as the America’s Junior Miss Program but has roots dating back to the 1920’s when the Junior Mobile Chamber of Commerce known as the Jaycee’s began city wide “beautification”  projects focusing on the abundance of azaleas we have in the port city. The organization officially changed it’s name to Distinguished Young Women in 2010.

Programs of Distinguished Young Women include Be Your Best Self which encourages children to excel in areas of civic duty, character, academia and reminds them not to give in to peer pressure; also encourages healthy living and ambition.

Participation is based on 5  categories: Scholastics, Interview, Talent, Fitness, Self-Expression. Once a participant has won at local level they then move on to state and then the nationals which is held at the Civic Center in beautiful downtown Mobile, Alabama.


Dumb Waiter Restaurant

June 6, 2015 by malagainn

968968f1096ee94d8b64b60ff0ba4c82 New restaurants are popping up all over the place lately in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. The Dumb Waiter is one, located on Dauphine Street in the heart of Downtown Mobile,  I had the pleasure of trying recently. The decor is really interesting. I’m not sure if you would call it modern but there are these old, vintage style light bulbs hanging from the ceiling by webs of old ropes that look like they may have come from an old shrimp boat. Wall to wall exposed brick and vintage paintings adorn the walls; this place is spacious to say the least, and that’s a good thing because every time I have been in there or walked by it is packed to the gills.

Chef Chris McElhaney studied under famed Louisiana Chef Emeril Lagasse and his menu is as interesting as the decor. I had the pork belly which I was very happy with. They also offer Locally Farmed Gulf Oysters as well as Cold Water Oysters. A few other stars on the menu are Chef Chris’ Shrimp and Grits, Alabama Benedict and the Dumb Waiter Burger. Deserts include Chocolate and Cherry Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel and Whipped Cream, Blueberry cream pie in a jar, Rustic Lemon Tart with Cream Cheese Crust and Citrus Vodka Infused Whipped Cream.  For the full menu follow the link

The Malaga Inn is about a five block walk to this fine establishment in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. We are always happy to have new additions to the downtown landscape and I know our neighbors are happy too. To make a reservation with us please do so on or by calling us @251-438-4701.

Hello Again

June 1, 2015 by malagainn

mobileTopHello there, I am sorry it’s been so long since we’ve posted anything. Sometimes when you are in the middle of renovating- you get so bogged down- there is really just nothing to report and I would hate to bore y’all. We have done so much work to the hotel in the past year, we are very proud/excited. We’ve renovated 29 of the 38 bathrooms, re-decorated the lobby, add brand new pillow top mattresses in every room, turned the gas lights in the courtyard back on. There are also some great new restaurants in downtown Mobile.Of course each of these things deserves it’s own post. I just wanted to say hello again from the Malaga Inn Downtown Mobile, Alabama!

Mobile Southsound Music Festival and Arts Alive 2013

April 8, 2013 by malagainn



We are very excited to be a participating venue for South Sounds Music Festival 2013. This year’s second annual music event will span three days April 12-14. South Sounds Music Festival is held in conjunction with Arts Alive festival. This year The Malaga Inn will be hosting The Pollies, Belle Adair, Payne and Ground level Control. They will all be performing acoustic sets in the courtyard. We are honored to be a part of this budding music festival that show cases great southern art with all the greatest new southern bands. Remember to check out St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Hurray for the Riff Raff and

Bayfest 2012

October 10, 2012 by malagainn

"Bay Fest 2012
Bay Fest 2012 was a fabulous success. Tens of thousands poured into Downtown Mobile to hear the sounds of Willie Nelson, Pretty Lights, Micheal Franti and Al Green to name a few.  On Saturday afternoon our guests enjoyed the beautiful weather and live music in the courtyard provided by local singer/songwriter Ryan Balthrop. Bay Fest is always the first weekend in October. We hope you will join us next year for Bay Fest 2013. Make your reservations early!

Weddings at Malaga Inn

August 24, 2012 by malagainn

Malaga Inn Bride Standing in Door Finding just the right venue for your group travel, wedding or special event can be challenging, but why settle for bland and boring? You want your event to be a memorable experience. And so do we.

The Malaga Inn in Mobile, Alabama features beautiful settings that are perfect for your Mobile Alabama ceremony, wedding, reception or other special events. Our unique guest rooms and suites offer the sanctuary you want for your out-of-town guests.

Let us help you create your truly memorable occasion. Below you’ll find a few questions about your requirements to get us started. Submit your request and we will be in touch with you to begin planning.

Olympic Art, Paintings By Joseph Formwalt And Still Life Aug 24

August 24, 2012 by malagainn

Art Gallery ViewingFrom the c enjoy plenty of Arts culture nearby, coming up is an exhibition at the Mobile Alabama Arts Council, located at 318 Dauphin St. starting on August 24th

Included are observations of nature and wildlife by a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast; posters from the United States Sport Art Museum and Archives. In addition, see an exhibition by William Bradley Parnell, creator of the William Bradley clothing line and winner of the design of Mobile Fashion Week 2011.

Events runs through Fri, Aug 31. Mon — Fri, 9 AM — 5 PM.
Contact: 251-432-9796/

Farm to Table Dinner Sep 25 2012

August 24, 2012 by malagainn

An Assortment of ProduceFrom the Malaga Inn, venture over to the Farm to Table Dinner. Taste the fresh locally grown foods at the Farm to Table Dinner. This Four course dinner is prepared by local chefs Tuesday, September 25, 6 to 9 pm at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center in Mobile Alabama, 1070 Schillinger Rd. N. Mobile, AL.

The cost is $65 per person and Reservations are available until September 12th.

For more information: Or call 251-574-8445

Steady Pace 5K Run Walk Against Obesity

August 24, 2012 by malagainn

Marathon RunnersJoin this years 5K Run or Walk to help fight Obesity. Help Mobile, AL become healthier and encourage a fit lifestyle. This is a citywide awareness movement. The race will be held within a highly concentrated urban area of Mobile, AL. This 5K run walk is unique, specifically designed to create awareness about childhood and adult obesity within the Mobile, AL area.

Support something that will pay off in helping the community. For more information contact Thaddeus Garrett at 1-800-381-4397 or 251-202-0395.

The race begins Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:30 a.m. at 12:00 noon in Mobile, AL Lyons Park

Go here to register:
Contact: Thaddeus Garrett-251-202-1395