I've been having great luck with hotels and I think it's because I read the TripAdvisor reports.
Hotel location: The hotel was downtown and about 2.5 miles from the Convention Center and the start line of the Mercedes Marathon.
Cleanliness: The hotel lobby was clean, the exercise room was clean, carpet was NOT stained ... like some hotels with high traffic. And the hotel was packed. The room was clean, towels clean ... I'm really picky and just couldn't find anything to complain about.
Breakfast: Fresh and ready before 7am. The breakfast staff was helpful and the oatmeal was really delicious. The rooms had a full kitchen for cooking.
Staff: Kim (supervisor) and Yolanda were kind and helped us during our stay. Thanks!
Be aware that you pay $10 (daily) for uncovered parking. Internet is free -thankfully!
Sadly, Whitney Houston died the night we stayed at the hotel and the lobby was packed with people watching CNN for further details.
I'd stay at the Residence Inn again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "new" Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB is proud to be the most recent hotel addition to the Magic City. This upscale hotel offers the business traveler all the comforts of home to include a full working kitchen for extended stays. We are conveniently located in the prestigious Five Points entertainment district and within walking distance to UAB hospital. Our hotel offers studios, one and two bedroom suites, full kitchens, free full breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, state of the art exercise equipment, free high speed internet, flat screen televisions in every guestroom and evening socials several nights a week. Our hotel staff will make you feel right at home. We specialize in creating service so memorable for our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn By Marriott Birmingham Downtown At Uab Hotel Birmingham