hotels with a view in Chelsea, AL

1. 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

2. 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

3. Best Western Plus Birmingham Inn & Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial area off of US-280, this modern hotel is 4 miles from Veterans Park, which has a war memorial, running trails and playgrounds. Oak Mountain State Park and Amphitheatre is 10 miles away.Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some rooms have sofabeds, as do all suites, which add minibars.Complimentary breakfast is served in an airy, cafeteria-style dining room. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a furnished patio. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have minibars
  • Guests praised the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 15 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Wadley

Wow! This place is amazing! Definitely home away from home We arrived early and Mr Kim let us check in early, which was so helpful! Pool was freshly cleaned and so nice

Room was large and spacious and spotless The location is tucked away on a hill, yet close to everything Staff was wonderful Such a clean, homey, amazing place to stay! Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to everyone Thank you for making our stay wonderful!

Andrew Rolen

I didn’t, personally, stay at this hotel but my husband has been traveling for business a lot recently and he says this is the best hotel he’s stayed at The rooms are clean and the staff is always pleasant and helpful I made the mistake of booking the wrong Best Western last week and he stayed at the other one one night and then had me switch hotels to this one because he liked it so much the first time he stayed there

I have called in twice with booking questions and spoke with Jin (General manager) both times He is awesome! Whatever he’s getting paid, it is not enough He remembered me even though it had been at least a few weeks and we had only spoken once He has been very polite and very helpful every time that I have worked with him He always greets my husband by name and he says he is always great to deal with I have dealt with a lot of hotels recently (other Best Westerns and other hotel chains) and this location is above and beyond the competition and cheaper then many others out there If ever we need to come back to the area, this is where we will be staying

mdivester9

Where to start?…Dirty, outdated, mediocre breakfast, mild on tub and bathroom For the price of the room, I expected much more The shower is tiny and had mold in the caulking and mold on the shelving

Hole in my closet door The spring on the entry door to my room is not working properly so the door does not shut unless you pull it fully The door handle to the room entry door is wonky and you have to pull up and then down on the handle to enter the room The breakfast is mediocre at best Housekeeping has not come by to take dirty towels and replace in two days of stay One of the worst experiences I’ve had at a hotel recently and I would warn anyone coming to Birmingham not to stay here Take your money somewhere else!!

4. Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast

About this hotel

In a Victorian-era mansion in the Five Points South Historic District, this charming bed-and-breakfast is 7 minutes’ walk from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a mile from I-65, and 2 miles from Downtown.Genteel, individually decorated rooms and suites have Wi-Fi, cable TV and en suite bathrooms. Some quarters add sitting areas, balconies, kitchenettes and/or claw-foot tubs.Hot breakfast is served in a formal dining room featuring a chandelier. There’s also a refined lounge. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to the Vulcan Statue
  • 15 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Mickie Mitre

Truly a special and unique place! As a return guest, we are just as awestruck at the loving attention to detail as the first visit We have lived all over the world and found Hassinger Daniel’s mansion one of the most unique places we’ve found Sheila has curated a gorgeous mansion filled with exquisite antiques filling every room each telling a different story! We loved the Southern Belle room filled with beautiful antique gowns -see if you can find the hidden wedding gown

Truly a memorable experience sleeping in a living antique filled mansion And Shelia’s gracious hospitality is not to be missed at a lovely morning Breakfast family style together We will be back again!

Chase Stiles

Let’s start with some of the negatives I’ve read in the review section… I would personally say that most of those people that complained did not pay attention to the style of bed & breakfast this is when they booked or they just like tarnishing a locally owned business’ reputationThat may sound harsh but Sheila works very hard (you can clearly tell) to ensure that people there feel welcome and comfortable She can tell you so much history about the building, surrounding area and even the city

She is very sweet and accommodating No this is not like a Holiday Inn No this is not like an air b&b or even a regular b&b That’s what makes it a fun and unique experienceThe room was great just don’t expect every commodity a hotel room would have That is the exact reason you chose this place though right? That’s what makes it great It was unlike any other stay I’ve experienced The place as a whole is very secure and I felt very safe during our stay and coming and leaving the mansion The interior was also very refreshing and visually pleasing each time we returned from our adventures (dinner, concert, bar etc)The location is also centrally located in Birmingham and pretty convenient Plenty of restaurants and shops are walkable but our particular agenda had us driving 5-10 minutes each time which was still very convenient Parking is slightly tight in the available parking but I don’t think that it’s unreasonable Again, this is a very unique property There’s not a giant hotel parking lot waiting for you hereOverall, I find it hard to write anything negative here because I am happy to see a hard working person such as Sheila do so well at something so special; restoring and preserving a mansion ALONE (her & her husband started this project together but he has since passed) and doing a damn great job on top of that We loved our stay and will definitely return if we find ourselves in Birmingham againTHANK YOU FOR THE SERVICE YOU OFFER SHEILA!-you deserve a 50 rating on google not a 43-don’t listen to the people who just need something to complain about guys, this place is a cool & fun stay-it will not have the same setup as a typical hotel but is in my personal opinion just as comfortable and more enjoyable

Belle Paniagua-Novak

Such a beautiful place to stay! I stayed in the Peacock room last night and it was lovely The bed and sheets were so comfortable! The breakfast was DELICIOUS! This was my first time ever at a B&B and I loved every moment of it The wifi was very fast and easily accessible as well

I highly recommend a stay! Next time I need a break from home I’ll be checking in again 🙂

5. Sonesta ES Suites Birmingham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off US-280, this modern, all-suite hotel is a 7.4-mile drive from both Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo.Bright rooms, ranging from studios to bi-level 2-bedroom suites come with granite-topped fully equipped kitchens and free WiFi, as well as pull-out sofas, desks and flat-screens. Some suites add fireplaces.There’s a free hot breakfast and weekday evening social with snacks, as well as a grocery delivery service and 24/7 convenience store. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a sports court, plus a lounge with a fireplace and a patio with a fire pit. A business center and event space are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds and the kitchenettes
  • 13 min drive to Jemison Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large but unclean
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Chelsea Rand

Let me start by saying this was my first time staying at a place like this! When I pulled up I thought it was an apartment complex not a “hotel” per say! But it was nice and perfect for a family trip The staff that we came in contact with our first night there for check in were AMAZING I can’t remember her name but she just started recently! She was bubbly and very sweet and made me excited to get a room there But the staff the next day not so much! Our shower was TERRIBLE! The shower head was broken all the way off and the water shot out with very high pressure and it was crooked!! It was pretty rough and when I brought it up at the desk I was told by the change of staff that all they could do was tell maintenance about it

That was the sour part of the trip! Besides that everything else was fine

Tiffany Manes

The room was not cleaned from the people before us Trash in the trash can, skid marks in the toilet, and beds not made up We showed up with 4 tired kids I made up the beds myself and just dealt with it for the night

Too tired to make a fuss, but I had to write a review to warn others Also the locks on the door were broken The deadbolt didn’t work and the top bar lock was broken off, so we slept with a chair under the doorknob and the couch pushed up against it We got the 2 bedroom suite for $100 The beds were very comfortable The front desk was very nice when we checked in There is no breakfast though so don’t count on that

Tokyo Blues Man

Booked a room for my boss that came from Japan on my credit card Then, when I checked him in, my boss presented his credit card and told the clerk to charge his credit card and not mineWell, what do you know! They charged his room on both of our credit cards – they double charged us!I called and requested them to reimburse/credit my card and the same clerk said “no problem”

A month later, it was never credited So, I called again and they gave me a run-around So, I had to call the head office And they gave me a run-around, too So, I had to deal with my credit card company, and by then, they told me it was too late to do anything about itI used to refer this hotel to all of the people visiting from Japan but NO MORE I will NOT use this hotel ever again!

6. Marriott Birmingham (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Phone: (205) 968-3775
  • Ratings: 4.2 (1309 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Marriott Birmingham
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Traditional hotel offering American dining & an indoor pool, plus free parking & an area shuttle.

About this hotel

This traditional hotel with an atrium lobby is 27 miles from the Alabama Adventure/Splash Adventure theme park, 16 miles from golfing at RTJ at Oxmoor Valley and 14 miles from the Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport.Classic rooms offer coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Club rooms and suites provide private lounge-access, breakfast and snacks. Suites also have separate living areas, minifridges and whirlpool tubs. Wi-Fi is offered for a fee.Parking and an area shuttle are included. Amenities consist of an American-style grill, a lobby lounge and a Starbucks, plus an indoor pool and a gym. Breakfast is available for a surcharge.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to Jemison Park
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 43 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Justin Blackstock

This hotel is updated with most of the standard amenities you would expect Unfortunately my room lacked a microwave The standard beds were forgettable, very soft

Great location near dining and shipping, as well as easy access to I-459The indoor pool was heated and might have been too warm for some people Pool towels were also in short supply over the weekendCheck in was a little slow on a very busy (over booked, in fact, according to the staff) due to only one person working the check in desk

Kennedy George

While, I haven’t stayed at this hotel

I book reservations for many people at my company at this location I would like to say that Nicholas at the front desk has helped me so many times with lost receipts and changes, and he is always super friendly and accommodating and upbeat I talk to hotels around the world on a regular basis, and Nicholas is one of the best!

Robert Vander Voort

Stay was outstanding Beds were a little small as twin fulls Room very nice

HUGE problem was bathroom door Acted up first night with me in there Then again before check-out when daughter got stuck but I was finally able to get it Unfortunately for me, I still needed a shower and ended up getting stuck in there for like 30 minutes Maintenance had just left for the day and had to wait for them to get back Door was on tracks and came off several times Frosted glass door that left cracks when “closed” you could still see through No dad or daughter wants to see through to that And I surely didn’t want to get stuck for 30 minutes Door was still not on tracks when maintenance “fixed” VERY DISAPPOINTED And heard not a peep from hospitality of any consideration for a discount or comp for the inconvenience Locked in a bathroom for 30 minutes at a nice hotel after a hot shower was just ridiculous

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. Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham Hoover (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from Interstate 459, this laid-back all-suite hotel is less than 1 mile from the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall and 2 miles from the Aldridge Gardens.Relaxed suites include dining tables and living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All offer minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers.An area shuttle and hot breakfast are complimentary, as is an evening reception with light appetizers and drinks. There’s also a colorful cafe, a lobby lounge and an indoor pool, plus a fitness center, a business center and a coin-operated laundry. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • 8 min drive to Aldridge Botanical Gardens
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 35 times
  • The hotel has a nightclub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Rhonda Bennett

Embassy has a reputation of excellence I’ve stayed at many Embassy locations however, my most recent visit to Hoover, left me upset and disappointed! I was unable to check into my room upon arrival, and waited an additional hour and some change before I even saw a room The hallways were filthy, my room was less than clean

There was a stain on the sheets, a splatter of something on the dresser, stains that resembled vomit on the bathroom door, and a spider/cobwebs on the ceiling I was outraged! I was unable to immediately address the situation because I had to rush and get dressed for a function, for which I was 45 minutes late Did I mention my room was unavailable an hour after the original check-in time? Anyway, upon return from my engagement, I had to park in the adjoining parking garage The elevator leaving the garage was filthy and wreaked of urine I felt unsafe! It was accessible without a key card I tried my best to push past the short comings of this location, and consider the hotel may be understaffed I looked forward to a good night’s rest That was short lived! My bed was hard as rocks There was no bounce or give to the mattress To top it off, there was a miniature dog next door barking periodically through out the night It was HORRIBLE! At check out,I expressed my concerns with the attending clerk and he stated I should be compensated for my bad experience He gave me the manager’s card and said he would write a note explaining my concerns He also stated the manager would call me today to discuss how I should be compensated I still haven’t heard from the manager, even after I called and left a voicemail The best thing about my stay was the omelette! I will take my complaints to the next level since local management can’t be bothered I urge corporate to reevaluate the occupancy levels at their hotels If there are 200 rooms, and only 100 guests can be served effectively, do that and maintain a level of excellence until staffing is sufficient

Canda White

The bed felt like a cloud!! I was so obsessed with it we look to see the brand! The breakfast was AMAZING!! Pool was nice and heated I had steak for dinner my husband ask for a peace and I did not share it at all!! I truly enjoyed myself!! Nothing bad about my experience at this hotel it was exactly what I was looking for money well spent!

Jase Wrigley

Stan is the man!!! The rooms are clean, modern and very nice The lobby is great But the bar is the BOMB – great food, music and atmosphere and that’s where Stan is

Super personable, professional and friendly We had a great time during our stay in in large part because Stan was so great We’ll be back when we’re in Hoover again and look forward to to hanging out again with the man! Thank you Stan!

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Birmingham – Inverness 280, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with shops and eateries off US-280, this straightforward hotel is 7 miles from Birmingham Botanical Gardens and 13 miles from Oak Mountain State Park.Relaxed rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV, as well as microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living areas and sofabeds.A continental breakfast buffet and parking are free. There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness room and a business center, as well as coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 14 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning but others praised the beds
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Marycatherine Winston

Terrible stay! The room we stayed in was horrendous n honestly a waste of my money! There was hair everywhere from the bathroom to the bedroom The toilet had pee on it, there was a ring in the tub n it was clogged up badly! Food bag was found in the closet The hospitality was poor, had to ask for clean towels

This is suppose to be a 5star hotel, I honestly could have stayed somewhere cheaper n received better room service n so on 👎🏽

Melanie Metzger

Very friendly front desk employee The hotel is in need of updates badly The rooms are old and out dated

The TVs are tiny and ours wouldn’t work correctly Only like 5 channels on our TV worked The breakfast was awful All of the hot food was cold and we were down there before 9am Their juice machine was out of juices The pool closed early and opened late (this was the only reason we booked this hotel) On a weekend most hotel pools are open until 10 or 11pm Theirs closed at 8pm We stay at least 25+ nights a year at hotels and this was a first Our room was clean at least

David Brown

If I could give this negative stars I would My friends and I have been staying here every year during the Barber Vintage Festival and in this same hotel And it always been pretty good

This year over 3 nights stay we got no room cleaning and I still had to go downstairs to get fresh towels To top it off, they quoted us a good price for all 3 nights When we checked out they were unable to print out our receipt so we left and waited for an email receipt They only gave us the better rate one night and charged nearly double for the other 2 nights Even after being on the phone for hours they wouldn’t budge So unless you like getting robbed in a dirty hotel, don’t stay here

10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set amid restaurants in the Five Points South district, this modern all-suite hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, half a mile from Highway 31, and a mile from the exhibits and IMAX theater at the McWane Science Center.Understated studios provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus kitchenettes and pull-out sofas. Casual 1-bedroom suites add living rooms.Freebies include an area shuttle, regular evening socials, and hot breakfast served in a cozy dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s an indoor pool, a gym and a Wii room. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available. Parking is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Vulcan Statue
  • 14 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Esdy Wall

Overall, I had a great stay at this hotel The location is great – near lots of restaurant and bars (you can just walk) My room was very spacious, nice and comfortable; and had everything I needed

I was happy to have a kitchenette that included a full fridge Even the common areas were very nice and cleanThe only reason I didn’t give this hotel 5 stars is because the breakfast fell short It just wasn’t that good to me Perhaps, other guests feel differently In the same breath, you’re so close to everything that you can just walk to a breakfast destination I would definitely stay at this Homewood location again

Bathsheba Johnson

I’ve stayed here twice, the rooms are absolutely beautiful and the staff is the friendliest I have ever had! However, the room I had last night needed more cleaning The shower wasn’t very clean in the corners and there were smears on the wall near the bed that I’m going to call chocolate The couch had some stains also that I forgot to photograph

Regardless, I enjoyed my stay and will stay again

Kristine Hansen-Dederick

The hotel itself is nice, but expect zero customer service Only folks I ran into seemed pretty lazy and bored Didn’t seem like too bad of a job, so not sure what the problem is there

Location is great and the rooms are spacious and quiet I can’t get past the bad attitudes though and probably would not stay there again It’s too pricey for that BS

11. 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)

12. Aloft Birmingham Soho Square (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from the Birmingham Zoo, this laid-back hotel is also 2 miles from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and 4 miles from the McWane Science Center.Streamlined, colorful rooms offer Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and safes. Upgraded rooms add balconies and/or city views.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a cafe and a hip lounge with a fireplace, plus an indoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also a business center and meeting space. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • 14 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned fitness centers 12 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 26 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Sara Keese

The people were very friendly I really liked the front desk staff However, housekeeping never came once when I was there all week, not even to empty the trash cans or give fresh towels

The gym was a joke, half the dumbbells were missing, there were zero mats, etc The room was just ok It’s my understanding there is renovation going on, so some of these issues may be resolved in the future, but if they are under renovation, they should have discounted their rates to reflect that

Robert Deguzman

My mini fridge didn’t work,had no cable in my room,and yes I brought it up to the front desk clerk, maintenance will take care of that as soon as they get in, guess what after spending a whole day training with my company and then we all went out to dinner pretty much didn’t get back to the hotel till about 10:00 maybe close to 11:00 and guess what everybody everything was still broke and my room wasn’t even made the towels that I used for the floor after taking a shower we’re still there The three stars I gave was because it is generally and nice looking hotel but when it comes to issues with hotel guests I do believe they should be a priority because a happy guess as a returning guest am I right I think I amOh and just in case the room that nobody came to fix is 232 but don’t take my word for it come experience it for yourself

Anna May

I will never stay at Aloft in Soho Square ever again My family used them for a hotel block for my wedding this past weekend The service was AWFUL!!! We did not receive the correct rooms we paid for, Kelsey (with marketing and heads up all communication) never returned a single phone call or email regarding booking the conference room space, the bartender did not even know how to make a vodka tonic, and if you speak with Shannon at the front desk she will probably make you cry with her impolite attitude, her eye rolls, and sassy remarks

I wouldn’t want anyone to experience the horrible service we received on the most exciting/special weekends of our lives

13. Sleep Inn Pelham Oak Mountain (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a commercial plaza off I-65, this relaxed hotel is 1 mile from the Oak Mountain Amphitheater, an open-air music and event arena, and 6 miles from hiking trails at Oak Mountain State Park.Casual rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks and free Wi-Fi, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges.Freebies include hot breakfast, and parking for cars and buses. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool with a sundeck.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the showers
  • 11 min drive to Aldridge Botanical Gardens
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Curtis Jackson

We had rode over 500 miles on our Harley’s and it was 9pm and this was our target for the evening 👍🏻 We were greeting at the front desk by a very nice young lady and check in was fast and easy We found the room very nice, clean and cool Coffee was available in the breakfast area and had a good hot shower and a great nights sleep

Breakfast was continental as there was an unforeseen circumstance with the hot breakfast but there was plenty of coffee and muffins, toast, cereal, fruit ……etc! Highly recommend this motel👍🏻 We stayed in a first floor room!

Johnathan Stewart

Today is our 1st day so we haven’t been able to experience much with the hotel However location is very good with lots of restaurants in the area Check in was easy and getting to the room was also

When we entered the room it was nice and cold Decent size for 3 people It has 2 double beds and the bathroom sink is in the room because the bathroom is only large enough for the toilet and shower Breakfast starts at 6am daily No gym but the pool area is nice It is located in the front by the entrance Try to get a room facing the front They have a better view of the pool and restaurants We got room 205

Mark George

I’m not sure why this establishment has such a high rating It’s fairly well maintained But it needs cleaned

When we checked in our first room we had to request another room The odor of mold and mildew was so overpowering that we would have had a hard time breathing in it The second room was better, but still had a peculiar odor Also, the bathroom and shower area is smallThe breakfast was poor Basically anything that could be watered down was This includes the coffee, juice, etc Multiple people had issues with the waffle iron And the condiments were old As an example, the honey had crystals in itHaving a mixed experience with so many things, I’m not sure I would return – considering this was one of the more expensive options in the area

14. Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Highway 280, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles from Treetop Family Adventure and 7 miles from Birmingham Zoo.The modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and minifridges. They also include wet bars, and separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a 24/7 convenience store and a cafe/bar. There’s also a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 13 min drive to Jemison Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 12 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Daniel Walls

This was one of the best stays I’ve had at a hotel in a very long time! Clean rooms, good food, and best yet, the customer serviceTaylor works the front desk and she helped me with EVERYTHING I needed She was so personable and easy to talk to

Sometimes it’s not easy staying at an unfamiliar place away from home but with her amazing personality and care for others, she really helped me feel at home Taylor if you see this, thank you so much for everything! The pizza was amazing! 10/10 recommended

lovetnliving

Let me start by that the staff was excellent If they hadn’t been so friendly and helpful, this review would be much worse Taylor especially was the best!The accommodations were decent, but lacking in cleanliness

This is specific to lots of hair that was found in the bathroom around the toilet and in the tub We had some issues with items in our room such as the air/heat unit, and the refrigerator The refrigerator didn’t work at all I didn’t want to switch rooms and I didn’t need to go through the hassle of it being replaced because we were constantly coming and going due to a tournament, but it was an inconvenience Our AC/heat unit only blew cold air no matter what temperature it was at Even if you turned it off, it would continue to blow cold air The first night I had to put towels over the vent so we wouldn’t freeze I had them check it and it was having issues “electronically” The maintenance man was able to manually shut it off so we didn’t use it the rest of the stay Thankfully we had extra blankets and it was warm enough in the room to keep me and my kids from freezing I think for the price it was a bit overrated I also want to state that since Covid many places have not been fully staffed so I tried to remember that during our stay and give some grace

Dee Marie

I had a great stay here for two nights The staff are superb and willing to help The room was clean and spacious

The area has some nice places to take a walk or hike if you have time plus there are plenty of restaurants, a nearby Trader Joe’s and Fresh Market I have stayed at this HP years ago and yes it could use an update but overall for the price it’s a great deal Breakfast is also good with excellent biscuits, juice, even green tea and chai options

15. 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

16. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Lakeshore Drive (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Interstate 65, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles both from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and from the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.The low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s also an indoor pool and a hot tub, as well as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour exercise room. Other amenities include a lobby lounge, a business center and meeting space. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • 9 min drive to Red Mountain Park
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “popcorn” 17 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Tresa Shirrell

Breakfast selection was excellent Normally hotel breakfast is difficult for those of us with food allergies, but the Drury hotel offers so many options that I was able to have a great breakfast In the room, my two favorite things were the pillows (soft, but supportive) and an awesome shower

Love the angle of the shower head as well as the water pressure Indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub was enjoyed by many guests Next time, I’m bringing my suit! This hotel checks off all of my must-haves for a hotel and at an affordable rate

Judy Lanier

The entire staff was was friendly and welcoming The General Manager, Melanie, loves her job, and it was obvious that she loves the Hospitality Industry She made us feel so Welcome

The food was good, and we enjoyed talking with several people that we met We will definitely visit again We are locals who were getting a new roof on our home and decided to take a 2 day break while roofers were there Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Adrian Bee

We had a great stay Mattresses were actually comfortable and pillows were nice and fluffy We did not partake in the dinner and drinks provided but we did do the hot breakfast and we were quite impressed with the selection

Because the indoor pool was connected to the outdoor pool, the indoor pool was a bit chillyOverall, we had a fantastic stay and would recommend!

17. Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham/280 East-Eagle Point (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the Village at Lee Branch shopping center, this modern hotel is an 8-minute walk from Eagle Point Golf Course, a 2.1-mile drive from Lunker Lake and 3 miles from Treetop Family Adventure.Casual rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), flat-screen TVs with HD channels, and coffeemakers. Studio suites add living areas with pull-out sofas, microwaves and minifridges.Free perks include parking, daily hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s a gym and an outdoor pool with a sundeck, plus a snack shop, a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 18 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned refrigerators 20 times
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 15 times
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

A. Jennings

We go into town a little early, but our room was ready at 1pm and very clean We were very appreciative to check in early in the middle of our soccer tournament day At the end of the day we enjoyed the pool for several hours and at dinner poolside

The area was very clean The kids had some hot chocolate in the lobby on the way up to the room Thanks so much to the night staff on 8/20 that was very patient with our kiddos The gentleman at the front was so kind and helpfulOur room was very clean The beds were cozy and the air conditioning was cold It was very spacious for my daughter and I The bathroom area was also very cleanBreakfast the next day started at 7, but hot coffee was available at 615 The breakfast area was crowded but there was mostly enough seating for everyone Yogurt, breads, eggs, sausage, waffles, fresh blueberries, and waffles were availableWe had a great stay Thanks so much!

Amy LaBellarte

Had a wonderful stay there! We traveled from Chicago so my daughter could visit friends in the area Got there on Thursday night and the girl behind the desk was very nice Rooms were exceptionally clean

We stayed til Saturday morning and then traveled on to Louisiana for a wrestling show my husband was working On our way back from Louisiana we had to stop back to drop a friend off and we had no problems staying there again The guy behind the desk this time went above and beyond to accommodate us He saw I had knee brace on and offered me a wheelchair to get up to our room Rooms again were exceptionally clean Such a nice place to stay My family and I have decided that the next time we visit we will definitely stay there again

Shawanda Thompson Chapman

The hotel was ok and some the staff were nice However PLEASE pay attention the your credit card statement once you’ve checked out My card was charged FIVE times for ONE room

Once contacted the manager on duty apologized but was uninterested in explaining why or how this had happened He asked if I give five days and call back to see if the charges were gone Just horrible in my opinion I’m a Hilton Honors member and he offered nothing for the inconvenience that this has caused me

18. Sonesta Select Birmingham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along I-459 and 5.7 miles from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, this relaxed hotel is 8.1 miles from the landmark Sloss Furnaces.Modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and desks with ergonomic chairs, plus flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas; some have balconies.Complimentary parking is provided. An American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. There’s a living room-style lobby and a furnished courtyard, along with an indoor pool and a 24-hour exercise room. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 10 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

sjjellybean sarahjean

This was such a nice stay The room was perfectly-sized, everything was crisp and clean, and the folks who saw us in and out were very nice I know a Jeff was working the night shift and I apologize for not knowing the lady’s name this morning at 5:30am but she and Jeff were both wonderful! I would give this hotel 10 stars if possible and I am PICKY when it comes to hotels

Even the elevators had cute little sayings, which I feel was a nice touch (I’m posting a pic of one that made me smile) Thank you for a wonderful stay, Sonesta!

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