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St. James Hotel

1200 Water Ave., Selma, AL 36701
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Selma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
Dromomaniacs Milton Keynes, UK
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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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    3 of 5 stars
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Cullman, Alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This was supposed to be our 21st anniversary night out. The staff was friendly. It doesn't appear that there is a lot of investment in the up keep. Our AC didn't work, hotter in the room than out side, overlooking a sad unkempt court yard with cigarette butts strewn about. The room wasn't clean, mold mildew on shower door, carpet... More

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Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We always prefer to stay downtown in an independent accommodation where possible but we were in two minds whether to stay at the St James based on previous reviews. Other local (chain) hotels didn't sound any better so we plumped for it. Our party of 4 adults had two rooms. Our room was fine, it was clean and nicely decorated... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Whenever I can stay downtown in a town which is taking steps to revitalize said neighbourhood, I will. And I'm glad we stayed here in Selma. Walked in - the lady was surprised to see us, but lovely. Gave us a key to check out the room before we took it. Huge, incredibly comfortable bed in a room on the... More

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Saraland, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed at St James Hotel in December of 2013 and the service was terrible. At arriving at St James I went into the bathroom and found that somebody has already done a number 2 in the toilet. I went down and told the front desk and they told me that I am sorry for that. Not to mention that... More

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Epsom, Surrey, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This Hotel is located on the heart of Selma, AL on the banks of the Alabama river, and just along from the Edmund Pettus bridge, made famous in 1965 where it was at the heart of the then bourgeoning Civil Rights Movement. Also by several (alleged) sightings of Jesse James ghost – he was apparently a freqeuntee. Old it is,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

This truly is a beautiful place and a piece of history. It seemed like a ghost hotel when I stayed though. The front desk folks were a bit lackluster. It almost seemed like no one else was staying there. It was a bit eerie. The continental breakfast was very weak and I had to ask for plates and utensils because... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

The St. James is a historical hotel, so don't stay here and expect all the amenities of a modern hotel. There are no other businesses in this depressed part of town. It's situated overlooking the Alabama river. Get a room with access to the balcony and enjoy a cup of coffee while soaking up the history of the march from... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

When in Selma this is where we stay. (Okay, with our grandson we stayed in a motel on the highway that offered him a swimming pool.) This is a beautiful property that offers a great view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. There are sometimes glitches in the service (this time bath towels but no hand towels), but even so it... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

i cant get over the people who complain about st.james hotel in selma alabama.some say it has musky odor etc what did they expect from a motel as old as this if they would have smelled closely they would have smelled a scent of lavender from jessie james girlfriend.the staff and people who live in selma are very friendly .i... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

My family stayed at this hotel for the weekend. During the course of the stay my mom took a nap while the rest of the family left on an outing. Seeing the car leave, someone working in the hotel used a key to open the door to the room, then seeing my mom in the bed, quickly grabbed her purse... More

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Address: 1200 Water Ave., Selma, AL 36701
Location: United States > Alabama > Selma
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