The 10 Best Hotels in Birmingham, Alabama

The historic city of Birmingham, Alabama, offers a range of places to stay
The historic city of Birmingham, Alabama, offers a range of places to stay | © Dave Newman / Alamy Stock Photo
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30 October 2020

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and one with a rich history. If you’re planning to visit Birmingham, check out Culture Trip’s list of the 10 best hotels to book.

Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
4/5 (933 Reviews)
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From $105 Per night per room
Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness provides easy access to Birmingham’s main historic sites. For guests who love sports, the hotel is close to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Talladega Superspeedway and the Barber Motorsports Park. The nearby attractions aren’t the only things that make Hyatt Place Birmingham/Inverness a good place to stay. The Gallery Restaurant in the hotel is a great place to dine – guests can enjoy amazing flatbread, sandwiches, waffles, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal, and vegetables. All the hotel’s rooms have plush bedding, 42-inch TVs and wifi.
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Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
3.8/5 (733 Reviews)
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From $236 Per night per room
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel makes it easy for travelers to experience authentic Birmingham culture. This hotel is the number-one option for business and leisure trips, with a bustling lobby brimming with urban energy. From the hotel, guests can visit many local attractions, such as the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, the Region Field, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel provides spacious guest rooms and suites and houses two restaurants, a café, and a bar. La Tazza, the café, serves freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, tea, and baked goods. Most guests choose this spot to start their day.
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Hampton Inn and Suites Birmingham Downtown – The Tutwiler

Boutique Hotel, Suite Hotel, Inn
4.3/5 (942 Reviews)
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From $137 Per night per room
Known for its elegance and rich history, the Tutwiler is one of Birmingham’s icons. The hotel opened in 1914 and has hosted various dignitaries who have visited the city. When guests enter, the lobby entrance welcomes them with historic photographs and the original ornate ceiling. For guests who would like to stay in for their meals, in the lobby they’ll find the hotel’s Century Restaurant and Bar. They serve Southern specialties and gourmet classics. Other than having a great eatery, the Tutwiler also offers beautiful guestrooms. The suites have a fireplace and balcony overlooking downtown Birmingham.
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SpringHill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Business Hotel, Hotel
4.2/5 (831 Reviews)
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From $181 Per night per room
SpringHill Suites is an affordable, spacious and stylish hotel with a good location both for business and leisure trips. Each guestroom features luxurious bedding, free high-speed wireless internet access, a work desk, a microwave, a miniature refrigerator, and a spa-like bathroom. Springhill Suites Birmingham Downtown at UAB wishes to make every guest’s stay enjoyable. They offer complimentary breakfast, and guests can enjoy access to a fitness center and a pool. At this hotel, each visitor has the chance to set their own pace, whether they want to work or relax. For those who want to kick back and have a good time, the hotel has a bar that serves some great cocktails.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham

Business Hotel, Hotel
3.5/5 (924 Reviews)
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From $132 Per night per room
Located in a quiet area, Embassy Suites by Hilton Birmingham offers various amenities. The fully furnished two-room suites feature separate living and sleeping areas, balconies, flat-screen TVs, and wifi connection. However, there is a fee for visitors who wish to use the wireless internet. The hotel is good for business meetings, which can be held in a 5,100sqft (474sqm) space. The ballroom is 4,704sqft (437sqm) and often used for banquets. The amenities don’t stop here, though. There is also a heated indoor swimming pool, a soothing whirlpool, and a fitness center. All of these make for a relaxed and enjoyable stay.
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Homewood Suites Birmingham – South/Inverness

Boutique Hotel, Suite Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (380 Reviews)
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From $136 Per night per room
Homewood Suites Birmingham welcomes guests with warm hospitality and homely comforts. The hotel offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites. In the guestrooms, there are separate living and sleeping areas, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and wireless internet access. Visitors can choose to have a king or queen-sized bed. Homewood Suites Birmingham – South/Inverness offers a complimentary hot breakfast, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sports court.
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  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Guesthouse
    4.3/5 (507 Reviews)
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    From $181 Per night per room
    Comfort and style are united at Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB. The guestrooms feature free wireless internet access and workspaces, which makes them ideal for business trips. Since the hotel is located near the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Medical Center, there is a sky bridge that connects the hotel and the medical center. In addition, Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB serves some hearty meals in its restaurant, The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect. For travelers who wish to eat late at night, the hotel features a convenience store, The Market, which has delicious snacks.
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    Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
    4.2/5 (305 Reviews)
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    From $119 Per night per room
    Hilton Garden Inn is close to many attractions such as Amerex, the Liberty Park Sports Complex, and the University of Alabama. For those who wish to stay here, the hotel has many amenities. At the Great American Grill Restaurant and Pavilion Pantry, guests can grab some delightful treats. The Pavilion Lounge serves fruity cocktails that can be enjoyed there or in the guestrooms. The rooms provide a degree of independence since they are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave oven. For a good night’s sleep, the Garden Sleep System offers pressure-free support.
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    Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
    4.2/5 (913 Reviews)
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    From $171 Per night per room
    The Wynfrey Hotel exudes Southern sophistication and contemporary décor. It offers 329 fully furnished guestrooms, two restaurants (Shula’s Steakhouse and Merk’s Tavern and Kitchen), and the Regency Club. Shula’s counts among the best restaurants in Alabama. There, guests can enjoy the succulent black Angus beef. For travelers who want to have the flexibility of being able to dine at any hour of the day, Merk’s is the better option. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily, and drink and food specials are featured every Monday through Friday. Those who prefer to dine alone or enjoy an intimate romantic meal can order room service.
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    Drury Inn and Suites Birmingham Southeast

    Boutique Hotel, Inn
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    Since 1973, Drury Inn and Suites Birmingham Southeast has emphasized value, quality, and consistency. These traditions can be traced back to Sikeston, Missouri. The Drury brothers opened the first Drury Inn and Suites in Sikeston. Their hard work ethic allowed them to branch out and open other hotels around the states. They have a formula for customer satisfaction: a friendly smile and free hot food and cold beverages. At Drury Inn and Suites Birmingham Southeast, guests are always treated as though they were family. Visitors have the option to stay in standard, king deluxe rooms, or two-room suites. The suite can be divided into two separate areas for visitors who value privacy.
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