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St. James Hotel

1200 Water Ave., Selma, AL 36701
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed at the St James 4/5/2015 and ended up leaving the hotel. When this hotel first opened, it was most certainly a 4-5 star property, but since then, management has changed several times, and it is currently owned and managed by the City of Selma. Below are some of the substantive issues that I encountered during my stay: 1.... More 

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Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually begin by hotel searches by finding the newest hotel near my destination. So glad I didn't do that when visiting Selma this past spring! First of all, this is a historic hotel so you shouldn't expect a brand new, shiny place. What you can expect is a building draped in history with an old South feel. I would... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great historic and comfortable place to stay,avoid modern hotels,fantastic views from balcony,restaurant food some of the best we had throughout our southern States tour from the UK. Room 220 the best.This place does have its problems......booking not recorded at hotel so had to start again,ended up with double booking we are trying to resolve back in UK,4 room changes due... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Unlike stated on this site, there is NO free breakfast, NO gym & NO room service! AND my brother also reserved two river front suites online, and when we got there they did not have our rooms reserved. #PLEASE UPDATE AND GET CONNECTED!# In spite of all this, our rooms were great, wonderful view. Friendly staff & delicious food at... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A couple of weeks before a scheduled trip to Selma I booked reservations on line at the St. James. Upon arrival we were told that we did not have a room. We were asked how the reservation was made. I said on line and was told that for the paste month they had not been notified of reservations that were... More 

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seattle
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

i don't know why anyone would want to stay out in the suburban hotels when this place is available for the same price, with MUCH more charm and elegance. unfortunately, downtown Selma has seen better decades. but its still a wonderful place to stay. many old beautiful buildlings in the area that are great for wandering around sunset. you are... More 

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Pelkie, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is really an historic hotel. Upon my arrival I was checked in by a very friendly guy whose name I do not remember. My room was a double and very clean close to the veranda easily accessible from the hall on the 2nd floor. Wifi was good but the television took a few tries to figure out how to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hotel is in a gorgeous building that's been nicely restored. Rooms are nothing special -- the courtyard,facing room I had was a bit dark -- but it was comfortable enough. The restaurant is excellent, though it's closed on Sundays and Mondays. Downtown Selma has obviously seen better days as there are an awful lot of empty buildings and not much... More 

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am embarrassed to say, we left this hotel without staying. Everyone I encountered was extremely pleasant and helpful. The restaurant that I walked through to get to the front desk oozed character and charm, as did the lobby and courtyard which looked very clean, not at all littered or run down as I read in another review or two.... More 

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London England
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a charming hotel in a good location next to the river. The service was good and we ate one if the best steaks ever tasted in the restaurant. When we arrived there was an event going on in the street - very lively street scene. The room was large with good beds and the interior decoration of the... More 

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