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“Comfortable-Good Location-Perfect for Extended Stays” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB

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Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Ranked #18 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Comfortable-Good Location-Perfect for Extended Stays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Overall I had a great stay. The hotel was clean, modern, and the rooms were very spacious. The staff gave us a rollaway bed at no charge when we had an additional person crash for the night. the rooms come fully furnished with plates, silverware, and cooking pots and skillets. There's a full fridge, dishwasher and 2-burner stove. The location is within walking distance (5-10 min) of the Five Points, which is the bar district in downtown Birmingham. Parking was $10/night, but no valet. The price is a bit high b/c its basically a small apartment, not a resort, and that may turn off some people.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

My room was very large, spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was very good. The hotel gym was larger than an average hotel gym. The WiFi speed was very good. I was very pleased with this property and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DERICK S
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Cost us £250 for 2 nights so i have to admit i had high expectations. Room overall was nice, v spacious with a kitchen, sofas etc. Maybe im just being picky because of the price but the room wasnt amazingly clean...we had dried noodles from the last guests on the counter, big black hand prints on the back of the bathroom door (which my husband cleaned up) and worst of all we had blood stains on the duvet and a pillow. For this price i do expect a bit more so i am sat in the room now feeling a bit disappointed to be honest. To end on a positive, the hotel is v close to five points south and they gave us a "free" dinner of bbq food which was nice. Staff were ok but when i asked for a map they couldnt get me one!? Overall ok but not the standard i expected for what we paid. Shame.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Claire T
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Atlanta, GA, USA
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339 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

My room August 2014 was generous in space, good layout, even had a fireplace! Staff was very helpful and the breakfast had a decent selection including eggs, sausage, waffle iron, etc. Easy walking access to Five Points area with lots of dining options.

Room Tip: Rooms facing rear of hotel and away from street are quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Indore, India
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76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

I stayed at the Residence Inn downtown Birmingham for a business trip. The room was like an apartment with microwave, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. Staff is always very helpful and friendly. Rooms are spacious, clean and updated. They have a decent sized pool and a decent gym.
Breakfast was free and full of variety including some healthy options for calorie conscious. Check out their event calendar in the room. They have BBQ nights and some other options almost thrice a week between 6 to 7.30 PM.
Everything met my expectations.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Fayetteville, GA- outside of Atlanta
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92 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We enjoyed this hotel and were a little surprised at the area surrounding it. It didn't seem to be the heart of downtown we expected (less restaurants & shops than we imagined for it to be a college town).

We checked in quite easily and when I realized we asked for the wrong kind of room (we really needed a door so our 6yo daughter would be able to sleep) they had a room available for us.
When we got home, we noticed our daughter left her very special baby blanket there.

Ana of housekeeping was more than helpful & bent over backwards with 3 different departments to locate it. My daughter was extremely relieved to know it will be on its way to us shortly!

The breakfast was decent enough. We like that it had a few options, but the eggs were a little runny. The bed was quite comfortable, and when I snuggled with my daughter on the pull-out, i was pleasantly surprised by that comfort as well.

Our corner room even had a sweet fireplace we enjoyed for a little bit!

We were only here for one night, and the hotel was close enough to the McWane which was our main intended activity. So we didn't do too much comparison for other parts of Birmingham that may have been a part better areas.
We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a fireplace. It was a nice touch.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mpotter13
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Our family stayed at the Residence Inn downtown Birmingham for a sightseeing vacation. The room was like an apartment with microwave, stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. They have a decent sized pool that we used every day, right next to the workout room. I once ran on the treadmill while my husband place outside by the pool. Full breakfast was included in our stay - lots of options, including healthy ones, and a waffle maker too. Best part about staying here? We were so close to everything! If we were super ambitious, we could have walked a mile or two to all the sightseeing spots!

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Ann L
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Property: Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
Address: 821 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
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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