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Residence Inn Birmingham Homewood
Ranked #38 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
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“Great for the Business Traveler”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel is one of my many homes away from home and I love the hospitality and they just renovated the rooms and it's better than ever. The location is off the freeway allowing access to numerous venues. There are also restaurants and shopping located within walking distance. I would rate the hotel as excellent but the renovations are still going on and there is still some clutter. Great place overall though.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Nashville
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed in the Residence Inn Homewood, AL on Friday night July 5th 2013 while traveling on vacation to Florida. The location was good next to Interstate 65. I travel a great deal on business therefore I know the reputation of Resisdence Inns. Unfortunately this property did not come close to my expectations. I rented two rooms as I had my wife and three kids with me.

Me and two boys occupied Room 122 which was inhabited by cockroaches and spiders.I enlosed a picture of a giant cockroach we found in the middle of the floor along with part of a Cheeto. I assume this monster died from eating too much of the Cheeto.

My wife and daughter occupied Room 121 directly accross the hall. I choose not to attach the cockroach picture from their room as I squashed him while chasing him across the room. I had to crawl under the bed chasing and killing these creatures for them to feel comfortable enough to stay in the bed. Spider webs in numerous corners.

The hotel had "renovation" signs up, but we found the rooms to be good other than the cockroaches and spiders. In my opinion the property does not need renovation it needs an EXTERMNATOR! I would NOT recommend this property to anyone partcularlly at these prices.

I found the breakfast poor at best. It was so crowded. While standing in the lobby they ran our of plates and coffee. It took over 10 minutes to get coffee brought out to the counter. Plates came much sooner.

Do not stay here unless you like chasing and killing bugs.

Room Tip: GO to another hotel or bring your net!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I normally think Residence Inn hotels are my best bet for an extended stay.

This Residence Inn is currently in the middle of renovation.

I was saddened to find out that I am in a room that has already been renovated. The kitchen is approximately three feet of counter-top on each side of a corner. But these 6 total feet are taken up by a sink, microwave and 2 burner stovetop. There is no 'bar' type counter opposite the kitchen wall as I have been accustomed, so it is very difficult to prepare food.

Currently, although they have a fitness room pictured on their website, there is none. You have to drive to a nearby YMCA, where they will remind you - if you ask any questions - that they are providing a service (favor) for the hotel. Unless you are a Y member, you have to fill out new paperwork every day you go in..

My room appeared to have never been cleaned after the last guest. I found all but three dishes (plates and bowls) and all of the silverware in the dishwasher, uncleaned....which is how I found out that the dishwasher was non-functional. Where there would be two rolls of toilet paper, there was half of one. The "brand new" carpet was filthy, but they have offered to have it cleaned tomorrow.

The people are nice enough. They seem to think I am simply a "trouble maker", but they are very cordial and professional in most cases.

They make wonderful breakfasts and have decent "happy hours" Mon-Wed

The one great thing is that the new beds and pillows are AMAZINGLY comfortable.

Maybe it will get better when they finish the renovation, but at least for now, the TownePlace Suites is 3/4 of a mile down the same road with better kitchens, easier access to the main road, and a fitness room. It sells out first.

Room Tip: If you want a useable kitchen, you apparently must rent a two bedroom suite.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Stove works when it wants. Refrigerator broken. Microwave stopped working on our 7th day. Toilet overflowed and it took me several hours to get everything required to clean up and sanitize the bathroom. Roaches. Floor is filthy you just have to see our socks. Sofa was just as bad. 2 washers and dryers in our building only 1 washer worked. Contacted desk about it and was told they probably already knew of it. The sign on the dryer is very old. The washers were both mfgd 1997. Took 5 hours to complete 3 loads. They also charge for Internet and if you elect to use their "free" service forget it, it's shoddy and you have to figure out how to log on every day.

I see the good reviews were early on in 2009. Perhaps something had happened since.

My wife myself and 2 babies stayed for 2 weeks. If we could find another suite anywhere else we would have left.

I attempted to contact the The Marriott executive branch and was twice transferred to the Residency Inn Customer Relations but no one answered the phone. After 10 minutes of ringing it automatically disconnected.

I served the US Army for 25 years and have stayed in about 1000 hotels and this wad the worst ever.

I expected a lot more from a Marriott family backed hotel.

Email to the Customer Comaint dept generated a we need to know what room you ari in to rectify the problem. Wary of retaliation I will not provide until I leave.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Bandera, Texas
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Hotel is dated but clean. Supposed to start renovation in March 2013. The dishwasher leaked and one of the washers was broken. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is pretty good and had good variety but check milk expiration date! Our room was next to the elevator which was loud! Not bad for the price!

Room Tip: Stay away from elevators!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Hotel is dated and worn. Rooms only have old queen beds... and a pullout of very poor quality. It was not comfortable for 2 adults to spend the night. There are much higher value rooms in the same price range with competing chains

Room Tip: Go someplace else.... you can get a much higher value room in the same price range
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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California
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We recently stayed at this location while attending a swim meet at the Birmingham Crossplex The hotel itself is older and the rooms could certainly use some renovating. There were some loose tiles in the bathroom and a few minor stains on the carpet, but nothing major. The beds were just fine and the room was clean when we arrived. The front desk staff used our names upon check in and quickly took care of any issues we had. It is located next to some good restaurants although it is right next to the Interstate. An average stay.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Residence Inn Birmingham Homewood
Address: 50 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209-7179
Region: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Birmingham Homewood 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Birmingham Homewood, AL hotel offers the convenience and comfort you need, whether you're with us for a short or extended stay. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, where great climate and southern hospitality reign, this hotel near Homewood, AL provides impeccable service and a welcoming environment. At our Homewood extended stay hotel, choose from studios, one- or two-bedroom suites featuring full kitchens with refrigerators, stoves and microwaves. Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and a complimentary buffet breakfast. Take a morning or afternoon swim in our pool. Relax while watching TV or reading a complimentary daily newspaper in your room's living area. Or, mix and mingle during our hospitality hour while enjoying a beer or wine. Close to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, downtown Birmingham and cultural activities, our hotel is ideally located for both business and leisure travel. You'll feel right at home at our Residence Inn Birmingham hotel in Homewood, AL. Plan your stay today! ... more   less 
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