5 star hotels in Bessemer, AL

1. Redmont Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This refined hotel is 5 miles from Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a 7-minute walk from the Birmingham Museum of Art and an 8-minute walk from the McWane Science Center.Chic rooms with carpeted floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living areas, minifridges and pull-out sofas.Amenities include a cafe, a rooftop cocktail lounge and a fashionable restaurant/bar, plus a gym and a convenience shop. Valet parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to the Birmingham Museum of Art and Linn Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 27 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the rooftop cocktail bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Mary Curtis

I had a wonderful one night stay at the Redmont All of the staff from valet, to front desk, to restaurant staff, were very friendly and helpful This it a downtown hotel and great for business travelers or a weekend getaway

There is a rooftop bar that is supposed to be amazing However it was closed due to the weather and short staffing I had drinks and appetizers in the restaurant Both were very good The room was not large but had a desk and king size bed which was very comfortable The Redmont is on the National Register of Historic Places It is also listed as the most haunted hotel in Alabama I did not see any ghosts Maybe next time…………

Danny Haralson

We didn’t stay here but we will! We’re from Bhm and next time we want a downtown evening, this will be the place Hotel is nice (Hilton Curio) with a long history but the staff was the best! We went (small group 10 +) stopped by roof top bar for a drink Staff opened doors, helped us figure out elevators (only 1 goes to penthouse/ bar) and served drinks

We travel often but think we’ve found a gem right here with service & pleasantness leading the way (how rare!)

Dana Aderhold

The staff at check in was less than helpful The staff at checkout was helpful though Room was dirty

$35 to valet was ridiculous when they are just moving the car to a public parking lot across the street that I could have parked in myself for 1/2 the price Hotel smelled old and musty Homeless people harassing me outside of the hotel I didn’t feel safe and will never be back

2. Comfort Inn and Suites – Crossplex Vilage (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 11, this casual hotel is 4 miles each from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the McWane Science Center. It’s 7 miles from Red Mountain Park.Warm suites provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as microwaves, coffeemakers and minifridges.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a gym and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 7 min drive to Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
  • 17 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

karrie trotter

Here for one night There was a member of staff learning to make towel animals as we were checking in I made small talk with him and after we returned from dinner he put two in our room

Very good staff at this hotel The room was clean (had an odd smell in the room, but it wasn’t a bad smell -it might have been a cleaner or something)I would stay here again

Trudy Gage

Book for my son’s college orientation (go Blazers), the staff(housekeeping, front desk and security) are super friendly and helpful Our room was nice( coffee maker, microwave and mini fridge) The bath area can be a little tricky, if you are a lady and have to shave your legs, there is no where to prop your foot up(know your flexibility limits)

Restaurants are in the immediate area( We tried J Wing’s eatery, they were pretty darn good)

Demetris Butler

I’ve always stayed at this hotel since they opened for business, and never had any issues until now Over the past years I’ve noticed the decline of the upkeep of the rooms I stayed one night and woke up to bites on my my upper and lower arms

Upon inspecting the bed that morning it was bed bugs I was horrified that this hotel does not value the safety and cleanliness of rooms for their customers I hope they take their complaints serious and try to improve with the cleanliness of the rooms Breakfast was ok nothing to get excited about The area don’t bother me, convenient location for track meets I would not be staying at this hotel again, nor do I recommend!!

3. Sheraton Birmingham Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in the Uptown district, this sophisticated hotel connected to the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex is 4 miles from Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport.Polished rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some have floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites add separate living areas. Club rooms and suites offer private-lounge access, breakfast and refreshments. Room service is available.An airport shuttle is included. Amenities consist of a leafy atrium cafe, a sports bar, a lobby cocktail bar and a trendy international restaurant, along with a 24/7 gym and an indoor pool. Parking and breakfast are offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • The hotel has a sauna

Feedback From Real Customers

Dr. Michael Krasnov

My room was clean and nothing was shabby That is the only good thing I can say There was no shampoo

They told me they had run out a couple weeks prior That is hard to believe for a name brand hotel But the least they could have done was tell me before I left home and I could have brought my own shampoo My room faced a 12 lane highway ( yes, 6 lanes in each direction!) The noise was constant and explained why the room had a white noise machine I was attending a seminar and no one in the hotel knew where it was so I had to wander around to find it One of the attendees told me his room rate which was $50/night less than mine He said when he made his reservation he asked if there was a discount rate for attendees I went to the front desk about this, and they told me too bad, nothing they could do I could try calling sales So I did and Sales said I had to register on line which was a lie as the other person I spoke to attending the seminar did not register on line he made his reservation by phone Just a bad experience overall

sheldon klinger

There is a fine line between a very good hotel and a less than average hotel The check in was very slow, showing that the manager was not willing to come and help check customers in Secondly, there were laundry carts sitting by the elevator

This is evidence of poor housekeeping And, there was molding, or trim pulled off all over my area, including my room It would have been nice for them to inform me there was construction going on, when I checked in There was no TV signal

Whitney D.

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times over the years, and after last night’s stay, I believe they should’ve just remained closed To begin, at checkout I was told that the room choice I booked was no longer available The guy who checked me in was even excited that I decided to only stay one night instead of the two I booked (so obvious they overbooked)

I took the room they had, and we noticed we had no small face towels in our room, so we requested them and were told they were dirty, and that cleaning staff didn’t arrive until the next morning That was fine, so the next morning we called around 7, and we were told they would be in by 8 I then went to the desk at 8:25, and the staff member was purposely rude to myself and everyone else who was in line She even turned her back to me to speak with another staffer, and made it clear she didn’t care She did inform me that cleaning staff didn’t get in until 8:30, before turning her back to me, though I asked if I could give her my room number for towels and she wrote it down By 10:00, still no towels and no word On top of that, water did not get hot (only warm) and the shower had hair in there from the previous people When I went to check out, customer service from her was just as terrible She is so mean to everyone for no reason Why have someone like this working your front desk if you are a 4 star hotel? Very disappointed and surely won’t stay again The Westin has much better service There was also no hair dryer in the room, which was odd I completely understand that by today being Father’s Day, you guys may be short staffed, but there is absolutely a way to inform customers and to have the employees who do come to work offer an apology for the inconvenience Staying at this hotel is no small fee, and I am disgusted I will say the valet team was extremely nice, but most people are when working for tips

4. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Hoover-Galleria (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is a 10-minute walk from Riverchase Galleria mall and 13 miles from baseball games at Regions Field.The laid-back rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and custom-designed beds, plus desks, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with sofabeds, and some have whirlpool tubs.Complimentary amenities include parking, and hot breakfast or weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s also a gym and an indoor pool, as well as a business center, 3 meeting rooms and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 7 min drive to Aldridge Botanical Gardens
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Bryan Maloney

We arrived fairly late on a Saturday night 8/6/22 Traveling with friends they made the reservation for us and we just paid it on our card once we arrived Hotel is nice and staff at front desk seemed nice

Our room was not very clean and there was pink mold on the bathtub which made me realize it had not been cleaned or sterilized I took pictures and showed the lady at the front desk and she said she would alert the housekeeping staff (it was never cleaned while we were there) the next morning I wanted a strong coffee so I went to Starbucks which is next door and decided to get gas while I was out so that I would be ready to hit the road after breakfast I went to eat at 9:20am with breakfast ending at 10am there was no eggs, no grits, and other items were gone I asked the lady who was working the breakfast area and she stated I am sorry but it is first come first served and it is until we run out I informed her that breakfast is stated to end at 10am and it is just 9:20am and I am a paying guest just like everyone else and I should be able to eat what is offered to others It does not take much to cook grits or eggs She refused to do so and said I am sorry I am not cooking anymore We do not want there to be waste there were at least 4 other guests who came down and had the same experience I told the front desk of my experience with the pink mold, and the breakfast and I asked for a manager to call me back I did not hear anything so I called and left a message again on 8/11/22 As of 8/23/22 I still have not heard from any manager concerning my issues I assume at this point that they do not care I blog about vacations and I constantly post and download information about great places to stay on specific routes of travel I decided to wait to post a review until I knew how management was going to respond, but since they didn’t I decided to let people know this hotel is NOT a place I would stay again

Cara I Doyle

Background for context: I have been a Hilton Honors member for 21 years and consistently stay at Hampton Inn hotels This review is specifically for the Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Hoover-GalleriaFrom the exterior, this hotel looks new and nice

Customer service is fine I was greeted by the front desk staff with a smile I did not receive any acknowledgement or free water for HH status, but I was tired and it was late, so I didn’t pushI’ve organized my feedback by roomFirst Room – Room 512- Large roach – did not stay long enough to inspect the room, immediately left and asked for another room But where there is one roach there is typically moreSecond Room – Room 410- Ant traps in the bathroom – a FIRST, I’ve never seen bug traps in a Hampton Inn- The thermostat did not work The AC never turned off and was going full blast,luckily I love a cold room and packed layers- There was hair on the bathroom floor (not mine)- The tub drain was clogged, so I stood in a few inches of water during the shower ​- Pink mold in the corners of the bathtubI stayed for 2 nights and was out of the room during the day until late There was no one at the front desk when I arrived at night and departed to leave any feedback I honestly was too nervous to get another room for fear it was going to be even worseAll in all I would NOT recommend this hotel 100% satisfaction is NOT guaranteed if you decide to stay here I will be visiting the area for work again and will not be staying here I’ve also notified my company of the state of this hotel, so others will not book a stay

Andy L.

The pool area was nasty and filthy The pool was really cloudy, and the whole area smelled awful Lots of trash on the floor

The hot tub was also underfilled by about 10 inches – a pretty clear indicator that it hasn’t been serviced in a long time When you turn on the jets, it just sprayed water everywhere because the water level was just at or below the jet level Normally I wouldn’t care so much, but I spent $310 for one night and had small kids who wanted to enjoy the pool area I wouldn’t let them go in the pool because it didn’t look clean or safe

5. Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Among restaurants, bars and art galleries in a financial and entertainment district, this sophisticated hotel in a 1909 building is a 15-minute walk from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 1 mile from Interstate 65.The vibrant, contemporary rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers; many offer city views. Suites add pull-out sofas. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities include a farm-to-table restaurant, a bar and a gym. There’s also an eclectic lobby lounge with marble walls and bronze fixtures. Breakfast and parking are offered (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the McWane Science Center and Rotary Trail Birmingham
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the farm-to-table restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the eclectic bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie J. Buffaloe

One of the most beautiful upscale hotels that I have ever stayed I needed a quiet get away, which was perfect However, the rooftop bar and the restaurant is great for a great time

So has the best of both worlds Dominique was so caring I was thankful for her hospitality All the front desk reps were great, even when i needed something in the middle of the night Valet had a staff issue, the lot is next to the hotel which made it easy for me to just get and park my car Overall it was an amazing experience Thankful I chose to stay there

Izz Noland

Pros: Very nice hotel in downtown Birmingham My wife and I went for a “stay-cation” and definitely worth it with The Yard restaurant on site for dinner and brunch Highly recommend the somewhat eclectic rooms, and nice views!Cons: The only downside is that some of the in room amenities were not 100%

One of the shower heads looked like it would fall off any minute, the shower gel was empty, and housekeeping came by an hour before checkout asking if we had checked out so she could clean We heard her in the hallway knocking on the other doors as well

Brian Wray

The Place is Beautiful and has a very eclectic and high end feel Really Posh But, this is a place where it is Form/Design over function

Valet Staff is Awesome and very helpfulThe Front desk staff (evening and morning both) seemed a little put-out/annoyed by our arrival and questions, but the Valet team was helpfulThis is a place where form trumps functionThe rooms are tiny, halls are tiny (luggage carts barely fit through the halls or in the rooms) luggage carts are rickety and barely holding togetherThe Rooms are beautiful and eclectic (which is why we chose it), but this form has take precedent over function It is not meant for FamiliesThe Toilet Room door and shower doors are opaque green/yellow glass and do not seal, do not have fans, are hot as hell, and full conversations can be had, hands can be held while using both ie: lacks a sense of privacyThe toilet room might as well be called a sauna because it was as hot as onenot a place where you want to start sweating just walking in The listing was weird and again, not meant for function, but rather formForm/decor was nice, but it lacked some much function, It will not be a place we stay at next time we are in townAlso, the bar/restaurant is not open on Sunday, almost the entire downtown area is closed, so definitely do not recommend a Sunday stay in Birmingham Downtown

6. Valley Hotel Homewood Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton

About this hotel

Set among shops and eateries, this sleek hotel is 2 miles from Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 3 miles from Birmingham Museum of Art in downtown Birmingham, and 7 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.Streamlined rooms with city views provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. The 1-bedroom suites have separate living areas with sofabeds. Room service is available.Amenities include a contemporary restaurant/bar, as well as a gym. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 3 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • 14 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 24 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Chuck Vine

What a gem! First time at a Valley Hotel, love what Hilton has done w/the brand Valet service was convenient & Rachel H made check-in a breeze Accommodated my high floor request without hesitation & was thrilled with her room choice

Thanks Rachel!Room had floor to ceiling windows, corner view & the bed was very comfortable Still has new hotel smell!The restaurant was very good, breakfast was excellent There’s also loads of dining options right outside (Highly recommend the Little Donkey Mexican just 2-doors down!)If only there was a pool…Highly recommend staying here!

Tokyo Blues Man

We had one of our nieces’ wedding rehearsal dinner there and many of her future in-laws and friends were staying thereAfter the rehearsal dinner, some of us decided to go down to the lobby on the first floor to sit and talkWe were not particularly being loud or obnoxious or anything

Just sitting at a hotel lounge and having conversations just like hotel guests would do Then the lady at the front desk yelled at us as if we were her students and she’s our teacher, saying that we were being too loud and that we need to quiet down because she can’t hear customers on the phoneWe didn’t say anything the first time and tried to talk little quieter Then, after about 10 minutes, the lady yelled at us again saying that we were being too loud Once again, we were not particularly being loud or obnoxious at all Just having some conversationsI just never had that kind of experience at any hotels anywhere – a front desk clerk telling (yelling at) guests to quiet down at the lobby I mean isn’t that what hotel lobby is for? For guests to sit and have conversations?Then, I tried to talk to her to see what is going on but she would not talk to me by saying that she’s too busy talking to her customers on the phoneI tried to politely ask her who’s the manager on duty is but she would not give me his/her name or the contact information – I guess I can look it up myselfBy then, we all decided that it’s not worth it and just went up to our roomsI asked her name but she kept on waving her finger while she’s talking to someone on the phone and walking away from me She was hiding her name tag with her arm so I couldn’t see her name eitherIt’s probably one of the most unpleasant experiences we’ve ever had staying at a hotelI actually don’t want to give any stars at allThe management needs to train the employees better Where is the customer service We were not there to serve them It’s the other way aroundDo not stay at this hotel

Richard M

Had dinner at the restaurant off the lobby called Ironwood kitchen Food was just ok, nothing special but the cost was extremely high for the meal Three of us with no alcohol, ran $200

00 The service was adequate Save your money as there are so many better restaurants for dinner in the area Stop there at the bar for drinks as that did look inviting

7. Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 15-minute walk from Birmingham Zoo, this sophisticated hotel is 3 miles from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and 4 miles from the McWane Science Center.Featuring original artwork, the warm rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as desks and marble bathrooms. Suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available.A rooftop restaurant with a terrace offers farm-to-table dining, and there’s also a bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a gym, plus spa treatments and event space. Valet parking and breakfast are offered (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the rooftop restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “botanical gardens” 11 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Natalie McMyler

Had a great staycation with a few mom friends! Spacious rooms and beautiful decor We hung out at the rooftop bar and enjoyed delicious food and drinks Our waitress Stephanie was the absolute best!Breakfast buffet the next morning was amazing

We plan to do this again!

Ben Fiedler

Very good people and wonderful food at the restaurant Otherwise: we can hear the people next door to our room and they are just taking at a normal volume, the front doors to the hotel aren’t electric, so they make it hard to enter with luggage and don’t comply with the ADA and you are never greeted by the staff when you arrive back at the hotel PS: the coffee is very bitter

Not coming back

Kimmie Mack

The hotel is really nice and I enjoyed my stay up until checkout day I was sleeping so peaceful when all of a sudden I was rudely awaken by a 915 am knock on the door from housekeeping!!! Why????? This is so tacky to have housekeeping knock on doors!! I know when to checkout!!! Now I have a pounding headache because of this rude awakening!!!

8. Holiday Inn Birmingham – Hoover, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Paradise Lake and a 2-minute drive from I-459, this contemporary hotel is 15 miles from the historic attractions of downtown Birmingham.Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult and there’s free WiFi in every room, as well as a choice of hard and soft pillows. Suites add separate living spaces with pull-out sofas and dining tables.The facility also offers an American restaurant (where kids 12 and under eat free), indoor pool and fitness center, plus a business center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Regions Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the furniture but others praised the beds
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Darla Jones

Due to being shorthanded we had a little wait for our rooms but Kevin at the front desk was wonderful! Apologized about the room not being ready and offered us a cool drink while we waited He got us into the room as soon as it was ready and it was a really nice one Despite being shorthanded it was still a very clean and comfortable hotel

Highly recommend!

Sandra Bair

I booked this hotel for my grandson who was at a wrestling tournament He said the hotel was ok

that it was comparable to a Comfort Inn We thought the breakfast was included like it typically is at a Holiday Inn but the cost for breakfast was $15 which was too steep for breakfast when you can go just about anywhere and get breakfast cheaper than that The cost of the room was already over $200 and to ask to pay for breakfast as well was I thought too much with the hotel not being anything special I will not recommend anyone staying here

kay richards

This hotel does not reflect the clean standards expected from an IHG property Carpet was filthy, and bathroom was not thoroughly cleaned, upolstery was terribly stained and looked worn out Front desk often left unmanned, while clerk is outside on personal phone

I will not stay at this property again and will be more cautious when selecting IHG properties moving forward For years they have been my go to for the cleanliness and comfort, but in these times I cannot compromise on the cleanliness of my rooms while travelling

9. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 10-minute walk from the McWane Science Center, this elegant, landmark hotel is half a mile from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.Modern rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, desks and custom-designed beds. Suites add separate living areas, microwaves and minibars; some have fireplaces.In addition to the free daily hot breakfast (on-site) and weekday breakfast bags to go, there’s a fitness center and a convenience store. Other amenities include an upscale restaurant and bar, a barber shop, a business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • Walking distance to the Birmingham Museum of Art and Linn Park
  • Guests praised the professional, friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Aminah Imani

My stay here was pleasant The staff is very matter of fact and no non sense You ask for information and they will provide you with the information when it is available

I only stayed here one night in a double queen room The view was nice I had to shove the door open when coming in but the room was clean and comfy Nothing impressive but all the amenities were accurate and the room was cleaned Breakfast is nothing fancy but I enjoyed the waffles The gym has disinfectant wipes, towels and filtered water If you need something basic and to the point, this is your place

Anthony Johnson

Stayed here for the last two nights and there is a lot to like about this place Beautiful architecture, nice rooms and great location Could have easily given them 4 stars but their front desk personnel had attitudes and in some cases were plain rude

I’m a lifetime Diamond Hilton Honors member and there is a fine line between being a good hotel versus being a great hotel And until the Owners and Management of this hotel require warm customer service this place will always be just a “good” hotel

Barney Moore

Don’t get it twisted, this hotel is not worth your money Clogged drains, cracked sink, cracked toilet, no refrigerator, AC wasn’t working right, very tiny rooms I travel all over the country for work and this was absolutely the smallest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in

Street parking is a pain, not the safest area at night either I found the hotel staff to be kinda rude in general Nothing about this hotel feels historic except maybe the view from the street They serve breakfast on the top floor, so I went up there at 7am and it was 80 degrees in that damn room It’s basically the same terrible breakfast as any other Hampton Inn, but add 10 degrees to the ambient temperature No cold milk or cream at the coffee station, no milk in the fridge, and no fridge in the rooms either Good luck if you stay here I booked 3 nights and dipped out early just to get away from it My best guess is they don’t have the money or staff to properly service the place, but if you’re gonna charge $180/night you better get your act together Beds are so squishy the sheets come popping off Congrats, you’re the worst hotel I’ve been to in 37 nights at Hilton brand hotels in the past few months Now comes the hard part, put some money into this place and make it right Historic shouldn’t mean run-down

10. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham – Homewood, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a busy commercial area with shops and fast food restaurants, this relaxed hotel is 1 mile from I-65, 3 miles from Red Mountain Park and 6 miles from the Birmingham Zoo.The unassuming rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sofabeds and sitting areas.There’s an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the unassuming rooms and praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Red Mountain Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Michelle Allen

Rooms were very clean and smelled good I love the wall thermostat so I can set the temperature in the room Maid service was great but the front desk could be more organized

Great breakfast; sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, cold items, muffins, and the best cinnamon rolls EVER! The pancake machine was out of order and the coffee had grounds in every cup They really need to teach the kitchen staff how to make coffee They have nice places to sit outside and outdoor pool, handicap accessible It would be nice if the elevator buttons were wiped down ever so often Other than that we had a good stay

Shanta Singleton

I checked in a little late,but received a friendly attitude and a smile from the gentleman on dutyAfter such a long day it was a nice thing to seeThe rooms were nicely appointed, and the hotel was very clean

It seemed like a nice areaThere is a Dunkin Donuts ,and 2 gas stations within walking distanceThe only small Con was the breakfastIt was just okay I wish there were more optionsThey had sausage,small omelets, eggs,biscuits and gravy,and you could make pancakes if you would like for Hot optionsOverall,I was very happy with my one night stay,and would stay again if in the area

11. DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to casual eateries off U.S. Highway 280 and I-459, this laid-back hotel is 6 miles from Birmingham Zoo and 2 miles from The Summit Birmingham, an upscale shopping center.The relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add living rooms. Room service is available.A shopping center shuttle is complimentary. Breakfast is available for a fee. Other amenities include a fitness center, a cafe and a lobby bar, plus an outdoor pool with a sundeck.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 19 times
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 18 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Devon Ross

Overall stay was pretty good The A/C in the room could have been a little more cooler it was kind of muggy The bar was great, the bartenders were friendly especially the woman on the weekend with the darker hair didn’t get her name

The breakfast was amazing 😊 The breakfast staff are great and heartwarming ❤️, especially Lisa, Loretta and Jen They always gave great service and did a great job taking care of the breakfast buffet Thank you 🙏

Ralph Andrada

The staff here is very polite and welcomingThe breakfast is very good with an excellent varietyRoom I was in is clean, spacious and very welcoming

Has that nice traditional hotel feel that I loveSo far in my life I’ve never had a bad experience with a Hilton HotelIf I’m in Birmingham again, I will come stay here again with no hesitation

A.D. Moulton

Stayed here for a weekend with my family in 2 separate double rooms Staff was friendly and accommodating Breakfast buffet was nice although about $17 per person, with the buffet you have people still serving you drinks (coffee and water) so I’m sure a large portion of that is the convenience fee

My room was clean, had a small issue in my bathroom the first night, hotel resolved within about 10 minutes Would recommend! Tons of really nice restaurants around as well

12. Candlewood Suites Alabaster, an IHG Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set back from the highway and overlooking woodland, this functional all-suite hotel is 2 miles from Buck Creek Park, 8 miles from Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve, and 24 miles from the center of Birmingham.Understated suites feature free Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs. They also come with full kitchens, plus living and dining areas. Long-stay options are available.Amenities include a gym, a snack bar, a laundry and a terrace. Parking and meeting space are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms and praised the kitchenettes
  • 10 min drive to Corbin Farms Winery
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Matthew Patterson

Top Notch establishment! I travel the country for work, so I have stayed in all sorts of hotels Candlewood is the best for a extended stay The price is never the lowest on the market and there’s a reason why

IHG hotels are always in good places, either pretty safe areas of that town if not in the safest areas so you don’t have to worry about your belongings or vehicles The services they offer you cant get other places The pantry always has home essentials and a verity of snacks and drinks as wellThat section was about Candlewood in general Now let me tell you about this hotel in Alabaster The staff is beyond nice, management is on point with questions or concerns Pets are allowed! The pantry has most basics you want, a snack or if you need Laundry detergent The rooms are not only clean, they look brand new! Since Covid lots of hotels no longer do cleaning services while the room is occupied This location does If you have questions, concerns or suggestions on the room the staff and management is always there to listenI highly recommend this location for your stay

Samantha Little

Not sure if they went thru a remodel/deep clean but this hotel was great! Did not experience issues in other reviews, and I’m very particular when it comes to hotels since I travel a lot Room was good size, clean, and had everything you needed for the kitchen The fridge freezer even makes ice so you don’t have to leave the room for that

Cool to see they had specialty appliances and games you can sign out I didn’t realize it was a pet friendly hotel until we left, the hotel doesn’t smell of pets or any musty smells Jasmin at the front desk was so nice and helpful as we had multiple people come in at different times, and she was on it!! Will stay here again!

13. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Birmingham Bessemer (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to a field, this straightforward hotel off I-20 and I-59 is 3 miles from Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure water park, and 23 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.Bright, unassuming rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, while suites have separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Parking and hot breakfast are complimentary. There’s an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center. Other amenities include a business center and a meeting room, in addition to coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have coffee makers
  • The unassuming rooms have microwaves
  • 4 min drive to Bessemer Indian Mounds Site (approximate)
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 14 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

ireeloveslife “Iree” Noble

The staff is very friendly and accommodating Jared was extremely helpful, going the extra mile to help us bring some items to our room The room was clean and beds are comfortable

We had a really good night sleep We ate the free breakfast and it was delicious This is right off the interstate so this is the perfect place to rest between travels I recommend this hotel


This hotel is the best I’m glad I stayed here with my family The staff was so friendly whenever I asked for anything they helped me without hesitation The complimentary breakfast with so good it had plenty to choose from

The hotel was very clean everywhere I went in the hotel was clean even the stairway was clean The hotel location is great close to shopping, restaurants, gas station and attractions I most definitely will stay again if I’m ever in town

14. Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjoining the Riverchase Galleria Mall off I-459, this sleek hotel with a smoked glass facade is 10 miles from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail and 19 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.Upscale rooms feature coffeemakers and minifridges, plus 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Club-level rooms add exclusive lounge access with inclusive evening snacks. Suites come with living/dining rooms. Room service is offered.An airport shuttle is complimentary. There’s a casual restaurant and bar. Other amenities include a seasonal rooftop pool and hot tub, a 24-hour gym and direct mall access. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 7 min drive to Aldridge Botanical Gardens
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 30 times
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 134 times
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Kanique Mighty-Nugent

We spent a night at this hotel with my child’s school for a class trip The hotel is attached to the mall so that’s was a great perk and the pool and hot tub was really nice Rooms were spacious and clean with a fridge and a decent size bathroom

What was really amazing about this hotel though was the service Everyone was so friendly and helpful, specifically Antoine Longmire who went above and beyond to make sure we got some breakfast, which the buffet was delicious, before heading out the morning we checked out Thank you so much and we appreciate you

shawnna mimms

My Overall experience here was okay The staff was friendly and did there best to accomdate esp because there was a lot going on I was there for a huge bowling tournament

The breakfast was okay but i found hair in my food and threw it out and went out for breakfast The rooms was okay I feel there should be microwaves in the rooms so you don’t have to go all the way downstairs to the lobby to heat up anything I feel there should be vending machines on each floor Also, there were no bathrobes in the room, no in room charger based on a list of what was supposed to be in the room The wifi went down in the middle of a zoom call and had to get it over ride to get back into my meeting The plus side was there was a mall which help to just let the time go by In all the hotel was okay I don’t think I would be staying there again To charge for parking i feel is not needed since your paying for breakfast and all meals and snacks if needed The location is okay but need a car to get around to get food if need be As mentioned it was okay

Kate E. Marshall

Pros: comfy beds, good sized rooms Cons: the fitness center is entirely inadequate Cardio machines need repair and/or replacement and more weights and machines are needed for this hotel to state that it has a gym on site (don’t expect much)

The rooms are not clean (lots of dust, baseboards haven’t been touched in months, smears on tables) The towels are raw and retain stains from the prior guests, and there’s an abundance of a lack of TLC around the building (shoddy repair work, deep cracks on the elevator floor, dirty floors in gym)

15. Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hillside property is 12 miles from both the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo.Polished rooms have marble bathrooms with designer toiletries, plus balconies with garden or pool views. All quarters also feature flat-screen TVs, desks with ergonomic chairs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Wi-Fi and room service are available.There’s a cathedral-ceilinged lobby, as well as a lounge, 2 restaurants serving American and Mediterranean fare, and a coffee shop. The resort also offers a fitness center with an indoor heated pool, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, along with a business center and 21,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley
  • Guests praised the rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Massage” 30 times
  • Guests praised the grounds

Feedback From Real Customers

Namy Nguyen

Great service, very clean refreshment room We got a room with a nice view over the golf course A lady who did a check in for us told us that our room is not ready yet probably about 30 minutes or so

So we decided to wait for it As we were waiting about 45 minutes for the room that we were supposed to wait for but then she said we are getting a room downstairs instead Somehow she messed up and gave the room we were waiting for to someone else However, We are Thank you to another Gentleman who fixed it so we have a different room upstairs as we wanted it upstairs with fresh air He even gave us a nice compliment

Vanesa P

We loved the breakfast so much we invited family with dietary restrictions to eat there with us Even the gluten, dairy, egg, and nut free relative was happy When we returned home my daughter wouldn’t eat the breakfast I made in the hopes that one of Chef Billy’s delicious omelettes would appear

We also loved the pool and the 4th of July celebrations that took place on the 3rd The only complaint was with housekeeping For some reason this luxury hotel has decided not to clean the rooms every day You have to request every day that you want the room cleaned Even though we went through the motions of requesting the room to be cleaned each day they would not always come That led to having to request more towels and shampoo The shampoo arrived, but not the towels We ended up borrowing towels from the pool area when needed I think the housekeeping issues may be due to staff shortages Overall we would return to Alabama to stay at this hotel It made our trip worthwhile


What a beautiful resort Definitely top 10 the best hotels I’ve been fortunate to stay at From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the entire staff from the front desk, bartenders, concierge and maintenance crew was on point

I stayed 2 nights and got to say, I got the best rest I’ve had all year It may have been from all our meetings and training we did during the day But the moment my head hit those comfy pillows, I was out cold The beds are beyond comfy, with the right amount of support The room was amazing and very spacious The pool is amazing and definitely kid friendly The food is top tier as well All of these things are beyond important, especially since I work with one of the most classiest organizations on the planet 🌎, MERCEDES BENZ I attended this year’s EQ Experience and with out a doubt, my manufacturer rolled out the red carpet with our stay at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf ⛳️ course (The Castle)

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