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Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Ranked #19 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Excellent hotel that is close to UAB medical center. The hotel and the rooms are spotless and the employees are very nice. I'm not a fan of the bed, but that's simply a personal preference.

The breakfast and evening receptions are done very well and there is a small but nice workout room to burn the food off.

Parking is available at the hotel at $10 per day (If I remember correctly) but you can always cab it from the airport for ~$20 total.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Karen S, General Manager at Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words about our hotel. We hope to see you again in the future.
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jhth1234
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have stayed at this hotel many times in the past year. The staff has been friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean. The parking could be a little better but it is adequate. The location is good to UAB and 5 points.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Karen S, General Manager at Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

During a recent unexpected snow storm in Alabama, this hotel let me and my 8 yr old daughter stay here in the lobby, since there were no rooms available. There were many of us in the same situation since the roads were not passable to drive home. We only lived 8 miles from there. There were about 30-35 people that stayed overnight in the lobby. The hotel staff was very nice, offering us pillows, blankets, hot meals, crayons and coloring book, and anything we need. The lobby was very nice, with a fireplace, and plenty of seating. The bathrooms were very clean. I would stay here and pay anytime!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Karen S, General Manager at Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Susan, we were glad to be of assistance during the snow storm. We enjoyed having you and your daughter at our hotel!
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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Good location for business at UAB hospital and medical center. Walking distance to good restaurants. Parking is available for a fee. Not a typical entrance for a Residence Inn because of the downtown location. Go to side of building toward "parking" sign and you will see registration on your left. Clean, comfortable suite with separate bedroom. Good floor plan for bath and vanity with doors to both bedroom and living room. Living room with fireplace. Full kitchen.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner suite. Corner one-bedroom suite did not have typical Residence Inn lay-out. May hav...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Nice, clean hotel close to UAB hospital and college. I prefer this hotel over the Springhill Suites due to the cleanliness and updated facilities. I will personally stay at the Drury Inn on Lakeshore for my next visit due to the price. We had points saved up with Marriott :) Parking here is an issue. The staff are very nice and professional.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Pam L
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Karen S, General Manager at Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Thank you for response and kind words about our hotel. I apologize that you had an issue with parking in the hotel. If you stay with us again in the future, please advise the front desk and we will assist you with all your parking needs. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Relative newness of property shows - it is nicer than most Residence Inns I've stayed at. Centrally located and within walking distance of Five Points Entertainment District. Room featured a gas-lit fireplace, with timer for safety purposes, a delightful feature not found in similar hotel offerings -- particularly enjoyable during our January stay. Sleeping experience was excellent with no discernible street or hallway noise. Morning breakfast is adequate, what one would expect. Fitness Center is a bit larger than most. On the weekends, you can avoid the $10 nightly parking fee by parking on the adjacent street if you can find a spot.

Room Tip: Rooms away from 20th street are quieter
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

One night turned into three due to unexpected work issues. My family decided to tag along, for the one nigher...little did anyone expect the extended trip.

Our first night was a standard king studio room, spacious but not roomy enough for a family of four. So I requested an upgrade, but the hotel was full and nothing was available.

The next day I stopped at the front desk and was told by a very helpful gentleman that larger rooms where available, but I would need to speak with the manager who arrived at noon.

I called back to the desk a little after noon and the manager happily upgraded my family to a corner one bedroom king suite w/fireplace! I was SO SO grateful for the additional room, and quiet time in the bedroom away from the family...lol

This hotel has great staff, typical Marriott high standards and quality! My only quip is the parking lot; which is small and beyond the hotel I had unfounded security concerns due to the area and lack of enclosure.

Aside from the parking lot; we enjoyed our stay! I would recommend this hotel, especially if your stay involves UAB!

Room Tip: Corner suites have fireplaces
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Address: 821 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205-2713
Region: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#11 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#14 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB 3*
Number of rooms: 129
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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