hotels with a view in Mountain Brook, AL

1. 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

2. The Kelly Birmingham, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

About this hotel

Featuring downtown Birmingham views, this relaxed hotel is a 14-minute walk from the Birmingham Museum of Art, 17 minutes on foot from the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex and 5 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.Streamlined rooms come with Wi-Fi, TVs and coffeemakers, as well as in-room safes and blackout curtains. Upgraded rooms add city views. Suites have separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Amenities include an airy restaurant/bar and a fitness center. Valet parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars
  • Walking distance to the Heaviest Corner on Earth and the McWane Science Center
  • 12 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 15 times
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Toria Moffett

The biggest thing to know is no onsite parking without using their valet service We opted for free street parking and just had to walk which was only inconvenient when bringing our things to the hotel

The hotel itself is staffed with really nice folks The bartender was charismatic and we greatly enjoyed talking to him while enjoying drinks The room itself was very cozy and clean and we over all loved the stay I can’t give 5 stars because there’s not a mini fridge or a microwave in the room That made eating and storing left overs and stuff impossible I would give it 5 stars if those things were added though Perfectly located downtown we walked to a lot of great places with ease

Erin Zulfer

I stayed for 2 weeks for work and I met I think almost everyone at the desk and valet services outside, couldn’t ask for a better group of people Lee, and Harley(I believe his name was) were outside most of time when I was in and out of the hotel, super nice and were able to tell me about the parking situation besides the valet Quentin was behind the bar and was able to recommend tons of cool things to do and makes absolutely incredible cocktails

It did not originally have a mini fridge in the room but I asked the front desk and they were able to send one Cleaning staff was great as wel, thank you so much

Ashley Smith

Very disappointed in my first stay at Kelly Front desk staff were eating food at the desk when I stopped by, had no change for the valet and in general appeared apathetic to guests I had a king room that smelled like mildew

Additionally the nightstand and desk had a liquid on it that I had to wipe off with a towel The linens felt like they had not been washed and gross! And lastly – $35 A DAY for valet – are they high? You don’t pay this in New York City This bones of hotel are stunning yet they need to fix a few basics in cleanliness, customer service and hotel guest basics

3. 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

4. Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Homewood (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 2.4 miles from the Birmingham Zoo and 2.5 miles from Vulcan Park and Museum.Contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • 16 min drive to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 11 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Cristie Sizemore

The place is priced too high for what you get We stayed Sunday-Friday for a work trip where my husband needed a comfy place to lay his head The shower doors wouldn’t stay shut

We had to use wash cloths and whatever else we could find to hold the doors shut while we froze half to death It was that or let the whole bathroomFloor be soaked and risk fallingThe bed was comfortable though My children slept on the sofa bed and it seemed to be ok for themThe room was over 700$ for those days and we didn’t even have a microwave Just a fridge that held like 4 water bottles :)The floor around the sliding doors to go outside (where there wasn’t even a chair to sit in to enjoy the birds and the bees ) stayed soaked Unsure as to why but if it’s stayed wet I’m sure there’s mold somewhere in hereThe location was pretty good Out of the more chaotic areas and across from a gas station and target

Randy Stiles

Made reservation days in advance requesting courtyard 2nd floor Upon arrival was told had a room on the first floor that they had overbooked I have stayed at this location for 59 days and am a Platinum Elite member which I am having a hard time understanding why I can not get the room requested or a return call from the manager and have not receive a response

Old hotel, dirty, one elevator and incompetent staff on problem solving

HiLiz Hernandez

I’m a crew member so stayed here for work Getting there was nice Location is nice, everything was good until my room didn’t have a tv remote and to make it worse, the tv wouldn’t turn on manually

Ashley at the front desk supposedly tried looking everywhere and all rooms are occupied so no one found one in the entire building Unfortunately my 4 star rating went down to 2 for this Aside being an airline crew member, I also work at a hotel There was trash in my trash bin when I came in Somebody else’s trash in a supposed clean room is really unsettling Not good First stay, if it wasn’t for work I wouldn’t stay here

5. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Birmingham Colonnade/Grandview (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

At the intersection of Highway 280 and I-459, this unassuming hotel in a 4-story building is a 9-minute walk from shops and restaurants at The Colonnade, and 6 miles from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.The relaxed rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges and desk areas. Suites add living rooms.Complimentary amenities include parking, and breakfast served in a laid-back dining room. There’s also an outdoor pool, a gym, and a casual lounge in the lobby, plus BBQ facilities and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 11 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Kimberly Pickens

We loved the hotel so much, we stayed here again on our drive back home We were traveling from the Midwest to the East Coast and had planned on stopping in a smaller town, but their outdoor pools didn’t open until Labor Day and we had promised our kids they could swim when we reached the hotel So I researched some hotels in Birmingham and one of the reviews suggested going to The Summit area

We are so thankful for that review! This hotel was extremely clean, the staff was excellent, the pool was clean and the beds and linens were so comfortable The young man that worked the front desk (he appeared to be in his 20s; has a birthday coming up or recently celebrated it) was friendly, helpful, and made us feel completely welcome and at home We were going to try to drive farther down the road on our return trip home, but we felt like we didn’t want to try to find another hotel as good as this one, so we stayed here again and were so thankful It was a good price, too And great location! We enjoyed the nearby restaurants (We recommend Mooyah for burgers, Seasons52 for a special occasion, and Big Spoon Creamery for a delicious treat!) We left before breakfast both times, so we can’t attest to that But we also used the water bottle station in the workout room and noticed they have complimentary headphones for your workout if you forgot yours- super cool Also, the shampoo, soap and conditioner are fancier than we typically use- definitely a treat 😉

Anna Greenhill

I am very picky about hotels, especially now that a lot of them are unfortunately short staffed This hotel was very clean, the customer service was great, and all of the guests seemed happy Our room was very clean and stocked with towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash

The complimentary breakfast was good as well 10/10 would recommend and/or book again

Jared Stump

One of the nicest Fairfield properties I’ve stayed at! Brand new and everything is top notch I stayed in a king suite, which was very spacious The furniture was beautiful and it felt like I was in someone’s home, not a hotel

The hotel gym was also very spacious and the equipment was nice and new I would go out of my way to stay here again

6. 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

7. 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

8. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel is 1 mile from both the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It’s 6.9 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.Low-key studios offering kitchenettes have free WiFi, iPod docks, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, plus desks and living areas with pull-out sofas. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living areas and city views.Freebies include hot breakfast and an airport shuttle. There’s also an indoor pool and a fitness center, in addition to a business center and a convenience store. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Rotary Trail Birmingham and Railroad Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Housekeeping” 17 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Cydney Dorsey

Really disappointed in our experience staying at this Marriott location recently Our single night stay was extremely overpriced for such a poorly maintained property There was only one working elevator and access to stairs was not at all clearly marked

The AC in our room barely worked We had a bare minimum amount of towels provided to the room, and those that were provided were threadbare Although we booked a room with a King bed and a sofa sleeper, we were not provided any sheets, pillows, or other bedding for the sofa sleeper and had to retrieve these items from the front desk ourselves late at night once discovered (We were still unable to obtain additional pillows – so 3 pillows between 3 of us across the king and sofa beds) – and when the sofa sleeper was opened in our room, it actually blocked the room door from being openedSnacks from the lobby pantry were all stale and gross Breakfast, although included, did not offer many options and was poorly serviced/stocked The only trashcan available during breakfast time was overflowing and in the 20-30 mins we were in the dining area, no one attended to it – despite the empty trash bags that were laying on the floor around itParking is validated, but the recommended parking deck doesn’t feel safe, maintained, or properly staffed When we were parked in front of the hotel unloading to check in, there was a man knocking on our vehicle windows panhandling for changeThe staff were mostly friendly and helpful, but they didn’t seem knowledgeable about Marriott’s elite loyalty programs and related offersWhile we love Marriott hotels, we won’t be staying at this location again – and we wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else either in its current state

Fred Miller

Love this place! We used to hop around hotels in the area and now we only stay hereCentrally located in perhaps the most pedestrian part of Birmingham You can get to the airport, watch a Baron/USFL/NBA D-League game, have a nice dinner and take the family to Railroad Park all within a 10 minute walk or drive

The other part I love and perhaps I should have mention first is the staff Be prepared being greeted with a smile and “how you doing?” by everyone on staff It’s a nice adjustment if you’re a frequent traveler Mr Curtis and Frankie are always pleasant to see…probably because the kids love themI left valuable items by accident once and the GM personally handed them to me as soon as I walked in I’ve been to this hotel before but it just feels different lately…in a positive way I know my kids would vouch for that I’d love it even more if they added a kitchen and bar!! 😍

Kimberly Bollman

I will say the lobby makes you feel relaxed right away Parking is easy Good downtown location

But we never made it thru the check in process We made the reservation online at their website We chose the prepay option to get a discount When we arrived, our reservation showed up but the payment did not Long story short, we ended up going home because we couldn’t pay for the same reservation again Especially not at the full rate

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. The Westin Birmingham (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Featuring access to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, this polished hotel is a mile from the McWane Science Center and 2 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport,Relaxed rooms have flat-screens, Wi-Fi (fee) and desks with ergonomic chairs, plus coffeemakers and minifridges. Some include sitting areas. Airy suites add separate living and dining areas.There’s a casual restaurant with a terrace, as well as a coffee bar and a chic lobby lounge. Additional amenities include a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool and a business center, plus meeting and event space. Parking and breakfast are available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 33 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the coffee bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Paul Joiner

The rooms are large for a downtown location And the rooms are comfortable But, this hotel needs some attention from management

They are in need of minor renovations — carpet stained and coming up in places, wallpaper pealing, etcAnd they were way understaffed My room had no shampoo or conditioner when I arrived I requested it three times before I finally just went to the front desk to ask for my own I asked for my room to be cleaned and it took two days before that happened In all circumstances, there was no communication back to me after my requests The pool was closed (and it was the summertime)It took me almost an hour to check-in because they were way understaffedIn general, it was a mixed experience Comfortable rooms and a good location in the vicinity of the convention center But, ownership needs to take a look at their staffing, training, and upkeep

Trudie Mayo

The rooms are very comfortable The staff does not service the guests We asked for towels repeatedly and after 4 days

still no towels We were forced to reuse 2 towels all week That’s with me calling twice a day and then standing in front of the front desk where I gave up waiting after 20 minutes on the 3rd day Beds were great! Air was comfortable! Service terrible 😑

Keaton Montgomery

We stayed here for three days, two nights and loved the experience Great location with lots of close places to visit We were within walking distance of several amenities (museum of art, civil rights museum, top golf)

Natassja was amazing at her job of customer service She helped us twice when we needed help and was so accommodating She needs a raise!!

11. 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!

12. 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!!!

13. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 459, this modern hotel is 5 miles from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and 10 miles from both the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.The laid-back rooms offer desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. They also have microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Free hot breakfast and evening appetizers and drinks are offered, as well as popcorn and soda in the lobby. Additional amenities include a 24-hour exercise room, an indoor/outdoor pool and a hot tub.

Things You Need to Know

  • 12 min drive to the Birmingham Zoo
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some complained about the air conditioning
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “popcorn” 16 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

Tyler Williamson

This is a very nice hotel I travel all over the country for work, so I’m constantly in different hotels, and this is definitely one of the better ones I’ve been in The rooms are very nice, comfortable, and kept very clean

The whole hotel is very nice and clean The staff are superbly kind and helpful, and will go out of their way to accommodate you The free breakfasts and dinners are great too It’s not fine dining, but it’s free and tasty, what more could you want? And the complimentary 3 drinks a night is a very nice touch, I always enjoyed myself at dinner

Carlos Campbell

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I’ve been coming here for a long time If you stay for a few days you definitely will love it I’m sure!Absolutely loved staying here Lovely warm welcome We had a suite and it was fantastic, rooms were big and had everything we needed to feel comfortable Complimentary food and 3 free drinks each Would definitely stay here again

A.N. Explores

The people that work here are so so nice and friendly They’re happy to help if you need anything Definitely made our stay that much better

While the rooms could use updating (replace chairs, & carpeting) the rooms, beds, and bathroom was spotless The beds were very comfortable I was so thankful to have a very clean room The shower has a wall hanging pump for body wash, shampoo and soap which was nice as well as a blow dryer Mini fridge and microwave inside the dresser furniture piece A good hot breakfast & dinner buffet, 3 alcoholic beverages included during the dinner, & there’s fountain sodas I don’t drink but they were so nice to make us virgin margaritas and it doesn’t count against your 3 drinks card Pop corn wasn’t good and didn’t have any butter or flavor, would be great if they could get some buttery popcorn for the next visit The hot tub has some powerful jets which felt good, and a large swimming pool that goes from inside to outside There’s a pool towel area inside to quickly grab a towel I felt very safe staying here, it’s a nice area We will definitely be back when visiting the area again

14. 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

15. Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham SE/Liberty Park (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to the Urban Center Corporate Park, home to the Federal Reserve Bank, this suburban hotel is a 2-minute drive from Interstate 459.All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.A buffet or cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there’s an American restaurant, as well as a relaxed bar and a 24/7 market. There’s also a fitness center and the indoor pool. Additional perks and amenities include 3 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have minibars
  • 13 min drive to Jemison Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the American restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 11 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • Guests praised the relaxed bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Susan Scott Ferrell

Great customer service Clean room Wonderful, central location

Parking lot fully lit and safe If ever in Birmingham again, will definitely stay hereAn aside, the hallways and elevators are very warm and humid Definitely a turnoff, as was trying to get the room cool enough We were told this was due to a new system installed that pulls air from the outside – not great when it’s July in Alabama! Overall, though, very pleased!!!

Marquita Gibbs

This hotel is beautiful and in a quiet area When we arrived and checked in, there was an issue with our room Nelson at the front desk accommodated us quickly and made sure we were comfortable for our stay

The breakfast had many options and we were very pleased Kelsey and the main cook were very friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of Their hospitality made celebrating our special occasion an even more joyous event Definitely recommend this hotel

Bill Fortenberry

The hotel personnel were amazing They were very professional and friendly Unfortunately, the building itself seems to be suffering from some structural issues

There was a large dip in the middle of the floor of our room, and the floor of the bathroom was so off level that the toilet lid would not stay up and the sliding door for the shower would not stay closedWe at breakfast at the hotel “restaurant,” but we would have been better off eating somewhere else There was not a free breakfast provided, and we would have had no issue with paying for a decent meal, but the food was the exact same fare that we would have gotten for free at any other hotel in the area It was also annoying that breakfast was served an hour later on Saturday than on FridayWe did appreciate the fact that the clientele at this hotel are mostly business leaders as opposed to vacationers The hallways were very quiet, and we did not have any disturbances during the night Overall, it was a good stay, but I don’t think we’ll be back given the structural problems and the lack of a real restaurant

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