hotels with a view in Valley, AL

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

About this hotel

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

Things You Need to Know

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

Feedback From Real Customers

Namy Nguyen

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

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

Vanesa P

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

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

Shawn

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

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

2. The Beach Club Resort & Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern, high-end resort offers beachfront condos and lakeside cottage rentals in a village setting, and is 13.7 miles from central Gulf Shores.Relaxed condos have full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and DVD players, plus free Wi-Fi. Many have beach views. Casual 2- to 5-bedroom cottages have lake views, and some have private pools, hot tubs and grills.Amenities include several outdoor pools, an indoor pool, a spa, 3 restaurants, an ice cream parlor and an arcade, as well as a fitness center, poolside cabanas (fee) and beach access. There’s also a gift shop, a playground and a sand volleyball court, plus 8 tennis courts.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Fort Morgan Peninsula
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the rooms but some disliked the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Food truck” 26 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Anna Roberts

Our recent reservation through a third party site was literally canceled as we pulled onto the property We went to the rental office and explained the situation The office staff went above and beyond trying to accommodate our family

Time, effort and a little compassion, Jimmy and Deeann were able to get us checked in, with the same dates we had previously had reserved The resort was wonderful, and so relaxing Our family loved it and look to return as direct Spectrum guests, taking advantage of all the amenities, which we would have missed before My kids enjoyed the crafts and games that are planned throughout the day Food on property was great No complaints Thankyou for a great week with our family!

veronica blue

Me and my family stayed a week at the Beach Club, and in doing so our room was exceptionally cleaned and furnished, as well as stocked with random odds and end Unfortunately, a few days had been windy and the hot tub was the only place manageable because of the double red flags and the pools that were very cold Throughout our entire trip, only 1-2 of the hot tubs were open each day, out of the 4 total (each working hot tub also switched daily)

A few mornings I had woken up to the construction workers making lots of noise, which is understandable but not very pleasing We also tried out the club house amenities—after paying $84 for two days Which truly was a bit overpriced, because the outdoor heated pool hadn’t been much of a difference from the regular pool Their gym was amazing though, with almost every machine in a regular gym I was impressed by the constant cleaning and restocking by the workers inside the clubhouse We didn’t get the chance to swim in the indoor pool because it was normally filled with families on the crummier days We tried out the restaurant and had sat and waited for about 40 minutes before we were greeted, which i understood because they only had 2 servers The kids all had empty cups within 30 minutes but we didn’t receive any refills on any of our drinks after spending about 2 hours total inside of the restaurant Wednesday, we also had been locked out of our room, and unfortunately had no front desk to take it up with, so we had to wait for someone to come and get us a new door code after 4 days of using the one given to us originally I truly did enjoy the beach club but was discouraged in some instances about the prices of the clubhouse, as well as parasailing I would come back, but probably not during a busy time so that I could enjoy the hot tub closest to my building as well as there maybe being a little less construction going on

3. The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This high-end beach and golf resort lies 3.4 miles from the Fairhope Municipal Pier and 3.8 miles from the Fairhope Museum of History.The relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and balconies (some with bay views). Suites add separate bedrooms and pull-out couches.In addition to 2 golf courses, the property has 7 bars and restaurants, including a casual seafood eatery. There’s also an indoor pool, a lagoon-style pool with a kids’ pool, and a hot tub, plus a fitness center, and an elegant spa offering massage and beauty treatments. Other amenities include 35,000 sq. ft. of conference space, plus beach access.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • 6 min drive to Orange Street Pier-Beach
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “brunch” 35 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the bay views

Feedback From Real Customers

Allison Shirley

It was truly Grand From the Front Desk (Vicki and Tiffany are ALWAYS AMAZING and so welcoming!) to the pool and recreation staff (the recreation attendant during the 3pm activity on 8/14/22 was exceptional!- so sorry I forgot his name) to even the event staff (we love Mrs Georgia in Banquets!) Everyone was so awesome

The room we had was in the main building and it was beautiful and so, so clean! Kudos to all Housekeeping Staff!!!! They are doing wonderful!We have been once prior to this month since the renovation and then would come before that beginning in the 90’s Everyone we came in contact with was so impressive with their professionalism, sincerity, and true Grand hospitality Working in Hospitality, I truly understand the ups and down of this amazing industry It is awesome to know the Grand still holds the high standard after so many years I can go on and on but I wanted to just reiterate the excellence the staff upholds for all guests that walk through those beautiful front doors

Gary Holt

The Grand Hotel is actually a sprawling complex of guest rooms located in a beautiful complex of flowers, walking pathways, pools, spa, and a sandy beach The area is large and could rival any botanical garden with it’s beauty They fire a cannon everyday at 4:00 as a celebratory salute to it’s history and our great military

The ceremony starts at 3:45 The golf course and tennis courts are superb, the restaurants, 6 of them, are very elegant There is too much to cover here, their website is very informative I love it here, the people, the scenery, everything about this place makes you want to never leave

Gina “Huntsville Realtor” Terry

The Grand Hotel is so impressive from the moment you drive into the property The grounds are beautifully manicured and cared for The staff are very caring and attentive to your every need

We only experienced one staff member who was indifferent, and they could have been having a bad day We received exceptional service from Amy, our room attendant She had the most beautiful smile, fantastic attitude and took great care of our needs The one disappointment we experienced was the food We tried several restaurants on site and none of them were great I’ve kept my rating at 5 stars because I am aware of the challenges that COVID and staffing issues have presented I would definitely come back and enjoy this gorgeous resort again!!!

4. 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

5. 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

6. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orange Beach at The Wharf (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking Portage Creek and its marina, this contemporary all-suite hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Wharf Amphitheater and 5 miles from Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.The informal, modern studios feature living areas with pull-out sofas. All offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some add creek views and/or private balconies.Complimentary perks consist of parking, and a breakfast buffet served in a laid-back dining area. There’s also a bistro/bar, a gym, a palm-fringed outdoor pool and a poolside bar, plus a 24-hour convenience store, and a patio with seating and a gazebo.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have microwaves
  • 10 min walk to The Wharf
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 16 times
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and liked the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Andi Wofford

The hotel staff were very friendly; always greeting when we arrived and left Breakfast was good as well with bagels, cereal, and changing hot food options Room service gave us towels and changed out the trash every day

Room was awesomely cold, as the air conditioner was able to keep up with a setting in the high sixties Great experience overall! We were in town for a softball tournament in Foley 30 minutes drive to the fields if you didn’t want to pay the $275 toll over the bridge coming and going The toll would save you seven minutes, but with the long line at the toll booth it often saved you nothing

K W

Hotel is clean Suites are spacious Room was clean when I got there but not once did housekeeping come for the 3 nights we were there

Every day we had the task of asking for room essentials Even had to ask the housekeeper in the hallway for a broom to sweep the room one day Breakfast is ok Nothing to brag about Every staff member I met was pleasant though Hotel is in walking distance of the wharf, maybe 2 mins But 10 to 15 minutes from most shopping and dining in either Orange Beach or Gulf shores

The Cajun Turkey Co.

$1,30289 – Was STOLEN from me from this SpringHill Suites Hotel We had reservations June 1st & June 2nd

My wife tested positive with COVID prior to our stay, on May 31st( the day before we were suppose to check in ) I called the 1-888 number on my reservation to let them know I was talking to a call center not the actual hotel I was informed by the agent in order to get a refund I had to call the hotel direct He gave me the number and I called them I spoke to Cartez, he informed me that he couldn’t help me that he had to speak to the General Manager He said he would, and he would call me back because the GM wasn’t available I waited more than 24 hours and I hadn’t heard from him So, I called back, he said he still didn’t have an answer, keep in mind this was June 1st and this was the day I was supposed to check in Then, I heard a lady in the background say, we are not refunding his money!! Cartez, repeated the message, I ask why, we have Covid, surely you don’t want us showing up to your hotel with Covid, that would be so disrespectful of us and not to mention all the other hotel guests We would never do that He told me my reservation had been canceled I said that’s impossible I was waiting to hear back from you!! He said the agent I spoke to the day before canceled our reservation I informed him I NEVER gave that agent authorization to cancel my reservation!! Yes, I spoke to him about the reservation but because the agent couldn’t give me a refund that agent instructed me to call the hotel directly to take care of the cancelation and my refund So, that was exactly what I did! Keep in mind I paid $1,30289 for my two-night stay Now, I was informed my reservation was canceled ( without my permission ) my credit card was charged $1,30289, and to make matters worse the hotel turned around and re-sold the room!! What they did was CRIMMINAL!! They stole this money from meI ask Cartez to please let me speak to the General Manager, he said the manager wasn’t available He offered the manager’s e-mail address but, I said no, I’d like the manager to call me, I’m old school, I want to talk to the manager To this day I have not received a call from the hotel Later in the day, I called the hotel back, I ask for Cartez but, he didn’t talk the call It went to voice mail so I left a message, leaving my name and I requested him to return my call because I did want to get the General Manager’s e-mail address so I could write him / her to share the story I wrote above Once again, I didn’t receive a call back, no communication at all from SpringHill Suites ( Hopefully someone from SpringHill Suites will see this review and they will contact me )If I could give zero stars, I would We were treated terribly!! This hotel took our money, re-sold the room, ( in my opinion they double dipped ) they were rude, and no General Manager ever called us back They took my money … and RAN!! I originally spoke to Cartez on May 31st and today as I write this review it’s June 16th It’s been over two weeks and not word from them We contacted American Airlines and Enterprise Car Rental and because of Covid they refunded all our money Just so everyone knows, we had scheduled this trip in August of 2021 for the Jimmy Buffett concert that was canceled because of Covid and re-scheduled for June 2nd 2022 We had been looking forward to this trip for almost 1 year The last thing we ever wanted to do was cancel this trip If you’re a Jimmy Buffett / Parrot Head Fan, you know what I mean !!In my opinion … Stay away from this Hotel !!!

7. 106 Jefferson Huntsville, Curio Collection by Hilton (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Amid downtown bars and eateries, this sleek hotel is a mile from Interstate 565, 7 miles from Cummings Research Park and 10 miles from the Marshall Space Flight Center.Polished rooms provide Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some add city views. Suites have living rooms with sofabeds. Room service is available.A trendy rooftop restaurant features quirky artwork, a bar, a terrace and city views. There’s also an airy lounge. Other amenities consist of a gym and valet parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Downtown Huntsville, Inc. and Big Spring Park
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the restaurant, mentioned 26 times in reviews
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the airy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

William Beard

The hotel was great I recommend it for a business trip if you have meetings down town I was able to walk to my meeting from the hotel so the only two rides I had to pay for was to and from the airport

The location is great with a lot of great restaurants and bars in walking distance The only reason I gave it a 4 star review instead of 5 is because the food at the hotel isn’t the greatest and the prices are high for not many amenities but the location makes up for this Cool rooftop bar as well Very clean rooms and comfortable beds

Shirley Johnson

This hotel has a great ambiance, location and staff We were treated well by everyone there The decor is really cool, the food was also excellent, and the staff was amazing

We really appreciated Matthew at the front desk who was accommodating with us Liz and John were fantastic at the rooftop bar and the rooftop bar was spectacular Would stay there again and highly recommend

Lan Tran

The 106 Jefferson, Curio Collection by Hilton, is an amazing hotel Located in downtown Huntsville, this place is a prime location for rest and relaxation This is a beautifully curated hotel, and the staff is extremely friendly! There is a rooftop bar that gives you a fantastic overlook of downtown Huntsville

While their restaurant is delicious, there are plenty of options to choose from surrounding it! I hope to return one day and see how it further develops! The roof top can be used to host so many great events, (maybe even a drag brunch!) It’s a great location! A must stay if you ever find yourself in Huntsville

8. 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

9. Hampton Inn & Suites Lanett-West Point (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-85, this modern hotel is 8 miles from Hadley Creek Recreation Area on West Point Lake and 4 miles from the Horace King Memorial Bridge and Garden.Flat-screen TVs, minifridges, microwaves, coffeemakers and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed) are offered in each room, as well as free WiFi and custom-designed beds.Free perks include parking, hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym, a business center and 2 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs and coffee makers
  • 8 min drive to the Langdale Dam
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • The pool has a lifeguard

Feedback From Real Customers

Trisha

We have been staying at this hotel for the past 6 years when visiting our daughter It used to be a great hotel and has gone extremely downhill We were awakened at 8:00 am on Saturday to incessant banging

The 5th floor is undergoing renovations That’s great, but nothing was mentioned on the app or website We would have chosen a room on a lower floor away from the noise When discussing it with the front desk, she immediately became rude and hostile rather than offering a solution such moving us to a lower level She blamed us, raised her voice was inappropriate and combative Unacceptable! The room was subpar…stained sticky carpet; only sheets on the bed; torn blinds; dingy/smelly pillows that looked old with no pillowcase; broken shower door; and bathroom sink that backed up For the high price, the hotel was completely unacceptable and on the level of a glorified Motel 6 I am disappointed to say we will look for alternate accommodations in LaGrange during our next visit Do better Hilton/Hampton!!!

Sean Evatt

Horrible!! Hopefully after the remodel it will be better Also, watch the staff they have very sharp edge mouths Be ready to argue if u are not happy because they will tell u why you are wrong

I made a reservation online and they forced me to pay up-front I arrived at the property early and waited about 30 minutes for a room to be ready I walked to my room, 70s flashback In the bathroom was a plunger in a plastic bag, the floor was sticky, the door would not close all the way I went down and asked for a different room and basically got told because you prepaid you are stuck Called customer service and after 30 minutes they moved me to a suite I walked in to wore down furniture, stained floors, ceiling fan with dust about a inch thick, paper shreds all over the place, closet door off track Back to the desk and again nothing we can do because you prepaid with some other smart comments Called customer service again, 1:45 later I finally was able to get a refund and move to another hotel

Chrisheena Huguley

Horrible horrible horrible experience! I originally booked for a 2 standard Queen and upon arrival I was advised there was only a single king available (false advertising) Not only that, I was assigned an occupied room (124) I literally walked in and there were two people asleep in the bed I requested for a refund and had to find somewhere else to stay in the middle of the night, which was inconvenient and a hassle

Front desk agent was very unprofessional! I wouldn’t recommend this hotel what so ever to anyone!

10. Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the Tennessee River, this upscale hotel is 6 miles from the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport.Polished rooms with river views feature balconies and flat-screens, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Club level rooms add lounge access with free hot breakfast. Suites offer sitting areas. Wi-Fi is available (fee).Parking and an airport shuttle are free. Amenities include a refined revolving restaurant, and a casual bar and grill with regular live music, as well as a spa, and indoor and outdoor pools; 1 with a waterslide. There’s also a game room, a fitness center and a business center. Breakfast is offered (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min walk to River Heritage Park
  • Guests praised the rooms but some complained about the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the river views
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor and outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Brian White

It’s a pretty decent place to stay The whole reason we go is for the pool and it’s starting to go down hill The filtration system didn’t seem to be working as it should

The waterfall lagoon was turned off and the pool is showing its age At least the slide was in operation, the kids really enjoy that I think the pool just needs better maintenance and a little sprucing up The rooms are nice, the restaurants on site are really good and the entertainment was fun The staff was friendly and very helpful Overall a great stay

Janet Ford

Beautiful hotel Nice restaurant The parking lot was full due to conferences and tournaments in the area hotel was booked up

That made it difficult to find a parking space close to the building for entrance with a wheelchair or a baby stroller The 360 grill was good but way overpriced The hotel breakfast buffet was amazing Be sure to get an omelet they are wonderful We will definitely come back in the summertime to visit the pool, it looked like a lot of fun

Danica Boyd

I must say, the staff here were exceptionally friendly! We loved the location on the water, the pool and the 360 Grill The rooms are fine – but they could use a little updating, which we heard may be coming to this hotel They were clean and the curtains made it so dark we slept way past our alarms! Definitely want to visit here again

11. 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

12. Hampton Inn Wetumpka (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 350 S Main St, Wetumpka, AL 36092
  • Phone: (334) 731-2222
  • Ratings: 4.5 (498 reviews) Excellent Eco-certified
  • Website : Hampton Inn Wetumpka
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Relaxed quarters in an unfussy hotel offering river views, plus a gym, a pool & free hot breakfast.

About this hotel

Set along the Coosa River and off US-231, this casual hotel off US-231 is 1 mile from Wetumpka Falls.Relaxed rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and microwaves, as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add river views; some offer sitting areas with sofabeds. A family room sleeps up to 4 guests.Parking is complimentary, as is hot breakfast. Other amenities include a 24/7 snack shop, an outdoor pool and a 24/7 gym, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. There’s also meeting and event space for up to 80 people.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have TVs
  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • Walking distance to Elmore County Historical Society and Museum and Gold Star Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned casinos 29 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a fitness center
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

tracy montgomery

I don’t give 5 stars very often however this time is well deservedThe hotel staff went over and beyond to make the us feel comfortable and at home Our room was very clean, even the sofabed was so comfortable and they had all of the “little things” covered

We never felt rushed or hurried ( yes! we were the last in the breakfast area)Ms Shelly checked us in with a smile a very friendly HELLO! then made sure any request was taken care of promptly! I wanted to stay in the casino, but the staff took such great care of us that we will be back!! Thanks everyone! Job well done!

J.R. Davis

Room was nice except for a slightly dirty mirror and possible mold in shower The night clerk wasn’t rude, but said we couldn’t get a virtual room key just because we booked on Expedia and made sure we knew we didn’t get reward points by booking through a third party I didn’t ask to begin with

Another young girl had a much more perky, friendly attitude Price was a little steep, but rooms are in high demand being near casino, especially when all casino rooms are booked The breakfast was definitely the saving grace A large selection with some amazing roasted red potatoes!

13. Best Western On The Beach (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual beachfront hotel is 1.2 miles from Waterville USA amusement park and 1.4 miles from Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.Relaxed rooms with balconies feature free Wi-Fi and 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add ocean views and kitchenettes, while suites offer whirlpool tubs. Room service is offered.Free parking for cars, trucks and RVs is included. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, and a pancake restaurant with beach views. There’s also a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • One of the few hotels in the area with air conditioning
  • Walking distance to Sea N Suds and 環聊
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 58 times
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views

Feedback From Real Customers

Katie Mapes

I mean this place is directly on the beach so that is pretty awesome I was on the 3rd floor facing the ocean which was so beautiful and peaceful If I go back I will definitely ask for 1st floor even though there is not a ground floor room options to walk out, the first floor would be ideal with the kids always running in and out to the balcony

I won’t forget the sound of the gulf waves crashing on the shore Even when it rained we were able to sit in our room with the door open to enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean I couldn’t wait to wake up each morning to get out to that balcony The two indoor hot tubs and heated indoor pool was a blessing with the kids We were unable to get much use out of the outside pools because they were not heated Staff was friendly The young lady at the desk happily allowed us an early check in which we appreciated so very much Hotel was close to restaurants and shops We drove through orange beach on the way out & it looked like better restaurants though that direction we did enjoy the oyster house in Gulf Shores I wouldn’t bother with the pancake breakfast restaurant in the hotel The staff is awesome and the view is great & while convenient, the breakfast food is expensive and not really great for how much it costs We didn’t try lunch The beds and especially the pillows were good

Allyson Burke Lee

I have never stayed at this Best Western We usually stay at Boardwalk or Phoenix but we always walk to the pancake house for breakfast that’s located inside the hotel SUCH GOOD BREAKFAST AND FRIENDLY SERVICE! I will say the lobby, restaurant and pool area as always been extremely nice and clean!! Staff is always so friendly! Anyone I’ve ever talked to that’s stayed here really liked it!! We always have breakfast then walk out to the beach from hotel and walk back to our condo

Nothing like a good walk on the beach after a great breakfast!! SUCH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!

Jeremy Waits

An ideal location on the beach Many upgrades and renovations have been done, and are in process The room we stayed on was beach side on the 6th floor, so we had great views

The room is super comfortable and relaxing Open the full sliding door to the balcony and let the sound of the waves wash away the stress! Staff are nice and accommodating Direct beach access, very nice pool and patio area, as well as indoor heated pool and hot tub 5 stars all the way!

14. Phoenix All Suites West Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This beachfront all-suite hotel is 1 mile from Waterville USA amusement park and 2 miles from the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.The casual 1-bedroom suites feature pull-out sofas, bunk beds and free Wi-Fi, plus full kitchens and balconies with gulf views.Amenities include an oceanfront pool and a kids’ pool. Laundry facilities and limited free parking are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the furniture
  • Walking distance to Gulf Shores Public Beach and 環聊
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 26 times
  • Guests praised the gulf views
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Stacie Lutz

We had a great time during our stay at Phoenix All Suites West The room was clean and was equipped with all the kitchen supplies needed, including a microwave and coffee pot (even though we brought our Keurig) There were 2 bathrooms, and 1 with a shower

We had plenty of fresh towels and were able to wash our clothes on site- which is a huge plus at the beach The pool was clean and taken care of too The hot tub was pool temp so we didn’t use it like we hoped to at night The staff was super friendly and we saw them constantly cleaning the property We’d definitely come back to stay, and i liked there’s a covered parking Short walk to Bahama Bob’s and other places to eat/shop I only gave a 4 because I do wish it was decorated with a beach theme and had some sort of shelf on the bathroom wall for all our bathroom items (toothbrushes, face wash, razors, etc) It was a small space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers (bathroom storage wise) The view was just so beautiful though Overall we enjoyed the stay and are looking forward to coming back with our family

Joe Herrera

What an awesome location Right on the beach The views were awesome

With in walking distance of restaurants and shoppingThe room needs some updating and some areas felt a little tight with our family of 5The cleaning service is not the greatest but the front desk staff was awesome and very helpfulWe will definitely be back

D. Allen

Love this place!! Kitchen was well stocked Condo was clean for the most part Had a little issue with the toilet when we 1st arrived but it worked itself out

The mattress on the sleeper sofa was as steam cleaned as they said it was We were told they would send someone up to look at it the next day Don’t think they ever came Other than that almost everything we needed was within walking distance The staff was very nice Will definitely see us again during the summer

15. 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

16. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Decatur Riverfront (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along the banks of the Tennessee River, this modern hotel is a 12-minute walk from the Blue & Gray, North Alabama Civil War Museum and 4 miles from the sprawling Point Mallard Park.Featuring custom-designed beds, the polished rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms have pull-out sofas and/or river views. Suites add living rooms and/or kitchenettes. Room service is available.Parking is free. Amenities include an informal restaurant/bar offering Southern cuisine, a cafe, and a heated indoor/outdoor pool. There’s also a 24/7 gym and 8,900 sq ft of event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • Walking distance to Carnegie Visual Art Center and Rhodes Ferry Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 21 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Teresa Brown

We ended up making our reservation online because after spending calling the local number and asking about a room and then being transferred to the main call center and waiting for more than 10 minutes and then given an inflated amount it was better to do it online! Not sure why they couldn’t just have handled it locally since this was a last minute kind of thing We then went to check in and the process was fairly easy We got to our room and it was clean and what we needed

There were only 2 bath towels there and I needed to just for myself so we needed an extra one and there were 2 maids on the floor so I asked if we could have an extra bath towel and both of them told me that I had to call the front desk I then called the front desk and they told me that they didn’t have any So I asked that when they get one, could they send one up? That never happened! My husband ended up asking another maid that he found and got one How hard can it really be to just get an extra bath towel? Check out was quick and easy, but the staff was not overly friendly So the experience was okay, but nothing spectacular or welcoming At no time did we feel valued or appreciated We got a clean, safe room, but not great service

Brian B.

The staff at this location is very friendly and professional Also, the rooms were clean and the property is in good shape I was disappointed with the check-in process

I was given an upgrade to a suite by Hilton Honors during the mobile check-in room assignment It wasn’t honored by the property and told me it would be about $80 more per night if I wanted to keep it I informed the front desk that the app automatically gave me the complimentary upgrade and they said that a manager denied it That’s really bad customer service Someone should have contacted me to explain what happened prior to my arrival, because it comes across as a bait and switch Also, my original room rate was increased by $16 per night as well However, the front desk manager was very professional and did end up honoring the original booking rate The good news is that this has been the only property I’ve stayed at recently that correctly posts the food & beverage credit Even though I was disappointed with the upgrade process, I’m pleased with the end result

Melissa Walker

One star is too much for this hotel The first thing that happened was our toilet wasn’t working and the water was scalding We couldn’t get cold water out of the tap to take medication

The air conditioner never worked well and that never got resolved The elevators worked off and on and they told us someone from an adjoining state would have to come and work on them, which never happened My daughter reported there was feces in the pool one night When we first got there, the young woman at the desk was not friendly at all We were in town for my mother in laws funeral It was very upsetting that they charged so much for what was AT BEST a decent Motel 6 The people we complained to gave no reassurances that anything would change or be resolved We will never again stay at any hotel affiliated with the Hilton brand It is clear that customer service is not on Hilton’s list of priorities I’m not sure what is, except maybe Paris’ 615 million dollar wedding The corporation could have spent even a portion of that on bringing their facilities up to date and functional, and on training employees in customer service and paying them a decent wage

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