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Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

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821 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Ranked #8 of 82 Hotels in Birmingham
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very late night arrival into Birmingham's Airport and needed a hotel room until I could take a morning shuttle to Tuscaloosa. This hotel is perfect for a short stay even though it does not have shuttle service to and from the airport. If you can afford a cab ride that is $15-20 each way, this works. A... More 

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Prattville
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice rooms and friendly staff. Perfect location for access to downtown attractions. Breakfast was good. The only issue was on-site parking. Parking is limited at a cost of $10/day. If you have to leave there's a good chance you will have to use nearby street parking when you return. Definitely recommend this hotel!

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Indore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in February 2015 for 2 weeks here. This is my second time i visited here. Same experience as the 1st trip. Rooms are very good with all the amenities including a kitchenette, stove-top, microwave and refrigerator. All these makes you feel at home. House keeping was excellent. Breakfast is widespread and with some hot options. Enjoyed the stay again.

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Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights 3/6/15 & 3/7/15. We had a two bedroom, two bath. Very spacious and clean room. Nice that the toilet and shower are separated from the vanity area. Great breakfast - first day -- bacon, scrambled eggs, make your own waffles, bread options, some pastries, sausage corn dog (never seen that before!), cereal and bananas. Second day... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this property over others in the UAB/Southside area since it is newer and better rated. We found it to be a great choice with comfortable room layouts and good location. We did hit a small snag in our stay that required us to change rooms, but Logan took immediate care of that for us, and Nina went above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, clean, clean! The room and bathroom were nicely decorated, the bed was super comfy, and the complimentary breakfast was yummy. The kitchen and sitting area were a nice addition, as I am used to rooms inky having a bed. The shower felt wonderfully after a long day. We will be looking for a Residence Inn for our future travels.

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Tampa, FL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel does the Marriott brand proud. Customer service is impeccable. Great location with lots of dining options within walking distance. The hotel offers free breakfast every morning, appetizer night once a week and dinner twice a week. They even have free grocery delivery service which helped me a great deal trying to eat healthy. Room is spacious, clean and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A little bit disappointed this visit. I've stayed here multiple times in the past and always had a great stay. This time was different. Last time I stayed here, I received a room with a fireplace. The website states “fireplace” under Room amenities for the 1 bedroom suites so I assumed this was the case with all rooms and booked... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We found the front desk to be friendly and helpful. We loved our adjoining rooms and the kitchens were adequate for our needs. The space was well planned and the gas fireplace was an added surprise. We all loved our breakfasts and found interesting selections.

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The Bay Area
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181 reviews 181 reviews
74 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is the standard Residence Inn. Slightly retro with the room layout, furniture set (style, color) that mirror those in other Mariotts. My room was on the 5th floor; clean, noise minimal. The comforter was too hot, it'd be nice to have a separate sheet + blanket available as in many other hotels. The free WiFi may have been faster... More 

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