We stayed at this location a couple of weekends ago to go to an Alabama game. The location is really good, near lots of great restaurants and shopping. Its also not too far from Tuscaloosa and an easy drive. The rooms look like they have been updated and the rooms were plenty nice. They did recognize our Platinum Elite Status and gave us free breakfast for the 2 days we stayed. I could see why we couldn't get an upgrade because the hotel was very very busy and appeared full.
Pros: Location, Restaurants near by, Updated Room and Very Friendly Employees
Cons: Pool was cold and had a horribly strong smell of chlorine, my daughter braved the pool but now her swim suit is a shade lighter! Breakfast would have been better if the buffet had been fully stocked...we got down there at 8:30 and there was no bacon left and most of the other items were down to scraps...we were down there about 30 minutes and never saw anymore bacon put out there, even though many people showed up to eat. So it would be nice to see the breakfast restocked a little better.
The air conditioner is extremely tricky...the room would stay cool as long as you had it on 65, but any higher than that...it would blow out plain air that isn't cool... so we either had to have it extremely cold or no air... that was a bit of a pain but we just bundled up...
Over all though the hotel is a good choice for staying because of its location. The location cant be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a visit at our 112 new appointed hotel in suburban Hoover, Alabama, close to Riverchase Galleria, one of the largest shopping malls in the Southeast. Enjoy a convenient yet quiet location in Riverchase, a planned business and condominium community on the I-65 corridor to Birmingham, close to corporate offices such as Baxter and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Golfers can choose from a variety of Birmingham courses including Oxmoor, a 54-hole championship caliber course on the Robert Trent Jones Trail. Bring the kids to Alabama Splash Adventures, a family-oriented theme park west of Birmingham. Visit Barber Motorsports, home of North American Porsche Driving School and Barber Vintage Motorcross Museum. All our rooms feature microwaves, refridgerators and coffee makers, WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with premium cable and HD. Refresh in the indoor swimming pool or enjoy a workout in the fitness center. We offer a full service restaurant and bar with daily specials. Need meeting space? we have over 3000 square feet of flexiable meeting space for accomodate any size group. ... more less
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