When it comes to the Birmingham
hotels, you will find that variety is the name of the game. You will also find
that value is part of the overall picture as well. Even the more upscale Birmingham
hotels offer relatively low rates, so you might look to splurge a little if
you are even remotely interested in an upgrade. Some of the upscale Birmingham
hotels can be found downtown, while others are located on the outskirts and
close to some of the area's best attractions, so you can choose your location
according to your wants and needs. Should you be looking to pass on the upscale
hotel experience, finding a mid-priced or cheap hotel in Birmingham won't be
an issue, as there are a number of quality establishments in and around the
city. Since there are so many good Birmingham hotels to choose from, you might
appreciate the following recommendations.
Downtown Birmingham is full of great attractions, and should the Civil Rights District be high on your list of things to see, then a downtown hotel is the way to go. Among the best downtown Birmingham hotels is the Hampton Inn and Suites Tutwiler, which offers spacious rooms that are certainly hard to find fault with. You're just steps from some of the best Birmingham attractions when you stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites Tutwiler, and while the hotel offers a fine restaurant of its own, you might take advantage of the complimentary hotel shuttle service to get to some other great downtown eateries. A free breakfast is included in the rates at the Tutwiler, as is complimentary internet access, so while you'll pay more to stay here than you will at most of the other Birmingham hotels, you get quite a lot for your money. An upscale decor and large windows with city views characterize the 149 guest rooms and suites here, and among the amenities that you can expect are a flat-screen cable TV, air-conditioning, a sizeable work desk, an mp3-compatible clock radio, premium bedding, complimentary bath products, a coffee and tea maker, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Should you book a larger suite here, you will enjoy extras like a microwave and a mini-fridge. As for the hotel's overall amenities, they include a fitness room and a business center, so you can always fit in a workout or get some work done on the side during your stay.
While there are a bunch of downtown Birmingham hotels to choose from, those seeking a different location might want to book their stay at the upscale and modern Birmingham Marriott, which can be found in the Grandview Corporate Park. You're just 10 minutes from the downtown area and no more than 20 minutes away from the airport when you choose to stay here, so it's a convenient Birmingham lodging option for a couple different reasons. You'll enjoy a comfortable stay at the Birmingham Marriott, as the rooms and suites are among the best in the area. In-room amenities that help to make the relatively high rates worth it include complimentary bathrobes and bath products, cable TV, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, luxurious bedding, high-speed internet access (fee), a coffee maker, and a hair dryer. The jetted tubs in the bathrooms surely go a long way after a full day of work or sightseeing, and when you're too tired to go hunting for a restaurant, the onsite RiverCity Grille serves up some good American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you find yourself with some downtime, you can also hit the hotel's indoor pool, burn some calories in the fitness room, or schedule any number of activities that can be enjoyed in the immediate area. If you are looking to do some hiking, for example, there are trails nearby, and you can always arrange a family trip to the nearby Birmingham Zoo.
While the aforementioned hotels are great, those who are looking for a cheap
hotel in Birmingham should find the Best Western Carlton Suites (pictured above) to be a worthy
option. An all-suites hotel, the Best Western Carlton Suites boasts spacious
units that offer plenty of bang for your buck. Another plus is the hotel's location,
which provides easy access to such area attractions as the Civil Rights Museum
and the famed Talladega
Speedway. If shopping in Alabama is on your agenda, this hotel will have
you close to the Galleria Mall and the Brookwood Mall, which helps to make the
hotel a great Birmingham lodging choice. While the decor of the suites at this
Best Western offering leave a little to be desired, all of the guest units are
clean and comfortable, not to mention good on amenities. Guest amenities include
cable TV, refridgerator, a microwave, a work desk, individual air-conditioning,
a coffee maker, free bath products, internet access (fee), a hair dryer, and
an iron and ironing board. As for overall hotel facilities, they include an
attractive indoor pool, a fitness room, meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk,
and a breakfast room where guests can enjoy their complimentary morning meals.
While the Best Western Carlton Suites isn't the lowest-priced option in town,
it's a quality cheap hotel in Birmingham, and you can hardly go wrong with this
Sightseeing in Birmingham is certainly one of the top things to do when in town, but you might also fancy a bit of golf or shopping during your visit. Should golf be on your intended itinerary, then a stay at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa is sure to please. You'll enjoy a certain amount of seclusion at this castle-like Birmingham lodging establishment while still being fairly close to the downtown area, meaning that a great location is part of the deal. When it's time to tee it up, the Renaissance boasts a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail course, so you can bet that the experience will be a good one. Luxurious rooms, great facilities, and a 12,000-square-foot spa are just some of the reasons why the majority of guests at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa leave happy. If shopping is more important to you than golf, then you might pass on the Renaissance to enjoy a stay at the Wynfrey Hotel, which can be found across from the Riverchase Galleria. Like the Renaissance, the Wynfrey Hotel is rather upscale, so amenities are definitely part of the plan. Service, comfort, and elegance characterize the Wynfrey Hotel, and the three onsite restaurants do well to offer guests a varied dining experience. With Birmingham accommodations like these to choose from, you might find yourself lingering a bit longer than you may have intended.