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Clarion Hotel Birmingham

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Ranked #56 of 82 Hotels in Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Starkville, MS
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are flying out of the Birmingham airport, you can't get any closer than this hotel. It is very convenient. Pull left out of the parking lot, and you are on the road to the airport. The long term lot is less than 1 mile away. The room was fine. It served its purpose for me and my wife... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the area was quiet, although a nearby fire station can be annoying at night, and the refrigerator was quiet. The room heater / AC was moderately noisy and I did not leave it on at night.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was not greeted by a smile and a hello. The room was clean and that's important. The window was slightly screwed open so train whistles and aircraft was louder then it should be. The TV is an old tube style. The toilet was so close to the floor my knees where practically up to my chin (slight exaggeration). The... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
44 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had to stay here due to a really late flight in and a really early flight out. The room seemed to have about 20 coats of paint on the walls and they really have tried to keep the old carpet clean. Overall, it was average. The best part is the closeness to the airport. Breakfast is NOT free, but... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a beat up hotel. Paint and air fresheners just won't make it a good place. You can still smell old smoke from cigarettes in the carpeting. It can interfere with your heat-and-serve breakfast. It was microwave hell. I could not make myself eat the breakfast. I drank juice and coffee. Instant oatmeal was all I could eat. The... More 

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Memphis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The hotel room smelled of mildew and after moving to another the smell was still there (front desk blamed the water of Birmingham for the stink ) . The front desk people are not friendly at all nor helpful . The bath room was dirty n stink, the floor had dark spots and the shower rod had tape on it... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a horrible end to a ten day second honeymoon trip. If I had read the reviews I would not have chosen this dump! Three staff members behind the desk and no one greeted us even though we were the only ones there. Our room number was given but no direction to where to park car, entrances and location of... More 

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San Antonio, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having run troubled hotel/motel properties for years I can say this property is a 7 that could be a 9.5 if the franchisee would spend about $150 per room to freshen the place up. Good size rooms, clean but needing a little bit of love. Sunday evening check in had only one desk clerk trying to handle business check ins... More 

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Greensboro
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Tried to cancel reservation after arriving and was denied. The hotel desk staff was helpful and apologetic but the area where the hotel was located was concerning with many people hanging out in the parking lot and on the sidewalk after dark.

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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The hotel looks a bit tired and could use a little sprucing up. I only saw one employee at the front desk the several times I walked past and that resulted in people always waiting to be served. The room was clean but the floor was uneven and not easily descernable under the carpet, so it could be a tripping... More 

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