The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Huntsville, Alabama

The outdoor pool at Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville is ideal for secluded relaxation
The outdoor pool at Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville is ideal for secluded relaxation | Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville University Drive / Expedia
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Huntsville in Alabama is known as the Rocket City for good reason. Home to the US Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command, it has a steady stream of space nerd tourists and business travelers throughout the year. Consequently, the city has turned budget accommodation into an art form. Here are some of the best cheap hotels in Huntsville.

1. SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown, for an unbeatable location

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The modern lobby of the SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown, Alabama
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Springhill Suites Huntsville Downtown shows that budget doesn’t have to mean poky. The contemporary rooms here are both stylish and spacious and come with kitchenettes, work desks and pull-out sofas. There’s also plenty of room to socialize thanks to a lounge/bar and a patio with a fire pit. For a night out, stroll over to the Von Braun Center, the city’s premier multi-purpose indoor arena and performing arts complex.

2. Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville/Space Center, for sumptuous food

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Pool and terrace at the Hilton Garden Inn Huntsville:Space Center
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Helping to ensure your holiday is out of this world, this Huntsville cheap hotel is located near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which showcases the achievements of the US space program. You might learn about astronauts on your trip, but you won’t be forced to eat like one. Get ready to go up a belt size after stopping by the Garden Grille & Bar where they serve up cooked-to-order breakfasts, a seasonal menu of flatbreads and the legendary Mobley burger.

3. TownePlace Suites Huntsville West/Redstone Gateway, for all the comforts

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Room with double beds, dining area and kitchen at TownePlace Suites Huntsville West:Redstone Gateway
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It looks a bit like an office building but, for business travelers, the TownePlace Suites Huntsville offers home comforts in an unbeatable location. Situated outside Redstone Arsenal (the United States Army post), it’s close to Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. The 120 guest rooms have fully-equipped kitchens, 40-inch TVs and huge work desks.

4. Holiday Inn Research Park, an IHG Hotel, for top-notch value

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Cool modern room with ambient lighting at Holiday Inn Research Park, an IHG Hotel, Huntsville, Alabama
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Which research park, you ask? That’ll be Cummins – only the second largest one in the United States and the fourth largest in the world, which you’ll find near this Holiday Inn. One of the best cheap hotels in Huntsville also sits in the MidCity District, a maze of urban plazas and walkable streets next to a public park that has a lake system, an 8,000-capacity regional outdoor public amphitheater and an outdoor climbing area.

5. Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville University Drive, for sampling local cuisine

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Pretty gardens with bandstand and pool at the Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville University Drive
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Southern hospitality combines with modern amenities at the popular Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville University Drive. Designed to help rejuvenate those who spend a lot of time on the road, the comfy hotel rooms and suites have typically plush Marriott bedding, while you can grab a Starbucks coffee at the onsite bistro or try some top-notch local grub at nearby restaurants like Rosie’s Cantina, Nothing But Noodles, and Dreamland BBQ.

6. Clarion Pointe Huntsville Research Park, for the best locale

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Chic room with sofa at Clarion Pointe Huntsville Research Park
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Unfussy and efficiently run, the Clarion Pointe Huntsville Research Park is conveniently located off Highway 72 near the Huntsville International Airport, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Cummins Research Park and a number of good restaurants. Some of the amenities here that’ll make your trip infinitely better include spacious work desks, an exercise room, a seasonal outdoor pool and a convenience store.

7. Best Western Huntsville, for gym bunnies

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Best Western Huntsville
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Huntsville’s new kid on the block, the Best Western Huntsville, has a long list of upgraded amenities and furnishings to ensure guests get a comfortable stay in stylish surroundings. There’s a large fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour business center, while Google Fiber Access Points in rooms means you won’t skip a beat when it comes to your all-important work.

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