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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5041 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5250   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Bessemer
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

...but did not get the room (with king bed) we'd pre-booked via telephone through Best Western. Lady at the front desk told us that they had no pet friendly rooms with king sized beds, only double beds, so that was disappointing. She didn't really offer us any sympathy either, stating we were mislead bc we booked through their nat'l chain phone # instead of local (would have been nice to know there was a difference). Room was very clean and nice thought with updated furnishings. Wide variety offered for breakfast but don't miss it bc they start taking the food away at 9. Decent hotel for the price. Would recommend.

Stayed July 2013
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
First, I would like to thank you for staying at our property. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel and your room. I do apologize for any inconvience you might have experienced. We hope to see you soon!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were in the area for 11 days due to a relative at the local hospital. We were hoping for bigger discount for staying 11 nights. For $90. a night we was not impressed. Just your average hotel, but the next time we will be trying one of the other in the two block area. Had a couple of bugs in the room we had to take care of. The breakfast was okay. We ate out after the 3 day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
On behalf of the Best Western Family we are sorry we did not exceed your expectations. We do hope to see you again in the future. If we can help you in any way please do not hesitate to call us at 205-481-1950.
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Chicago
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This hotel was very nice. It was clean and in a good location. The breakfast was well stocked and pretty good. Also there was several restaurants nearby in walking distance. The only thing I has a small complaint about, was I thought the lady at the front desk was not real friendly. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you thought. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel. Check in super with meal recommendations and discounts. We walked to the Fish house next door and had a fabulous meal.
Very comfortable beds and very good breakfast with attendants keeping everything clean and full. There are other hotels at this corner but hard to see how others could be any better.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
On behalf of the entire Best Western Bessemer staff I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to see you again. Please let me know if we can help you in anyway in the future 205-481-1950.
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Austin, TX
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Decided to stop here on a roadtrip and so glad we chose this location. The staff seemed to go the extra mile from reservations and check-in/out, to housekeeping to the breakfast. The grounds were nicely landscaped, and entire hotel look updated and well-maintained.

We requested the quietest room possible and were given 200. It was perfect...at the end of the hall away from the elevators, ice machine, and other rooms. I bet almost every room is quiet at this hotel because it is a neighborhood away from the highway. Our double queen room was not particularly spacious and the bath was old-style small, but every thing was very clean and comfortable. Mic and fridge, great beds, large flat screen TV, and reasonably fast internet.

The pool area included a grill, which would've been great for an extended stay. Breakfast was quite a bit above the average, and included eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, waffles, several cereals (including granola and yogurt), asst sweet rolls, and even chocolate Bundt cake. An asst of teas were also offered along with coffee, juice, and milks. The breakfast area itself was a very nice contrast to the usual loud side room crammed with too many tables. We found it truly welcoming with carpeting, vaulted ceiling, well-spaced tables, sunlight, windows to the pool and grill area, and a nice decor. It's clear the management and staff care about their guests.

Room Tip: 200 was a double queen at the end of the hall and very quiet. Stairs near the room are spacious, car...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you thought! On behalf of the entire property I would like to say we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us as guest satisfaction is one of our main concerns. Again thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I got a very nice room with a king size bed and sitting area. for less than $100.00. The staff was great and the room very clean.
I was in town for my daughters graduation at Alabama. I feel I got a great room at a good price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon, and look forward to future visits. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were very pleased with our choice of this hotel. It was right off of I-59/20 and it was conveniently located since it was only 30 miles from Tuscaloosa and 2 miles from 459 bypass. There were good places to eat around the hotel, plus we were given discounts at some of the restaurants. The hotel service was excellent from the reservation to the check out. Everything was clean, the rooms had all we needed, and the beds were very comfortable. It looked like it had been recently updated and so it had a fresh appearance. The full breakfast was delicious and a nice plus. I do not have anything to say negative and I would recommend this hotel to anybody!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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pindergill, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you thought. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.

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Address: 5041 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5250
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Location: United States > Alabama > Bessemer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 hotels in Bessemer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bessemer Hotel & Suites 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a stay at this cozy Bessemer hotel and have easy access to Alabama Adventure Amusement Park, Birmingham's attractions and Lawson State.Choose from a spacious standard room or one of our luxurious suites, all offering divine pillow top beds, cable or satellite television, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a refrigerator, a desk and high-speed Internet access. Get a wonderful night's sleep and wake up feeling refreshed to a complimentary full breakfast each day at this Bessemer hotel.The convenience and comfort won't stop at your room - our property also offers a sparkling outdoor pool, relaxing hot tub, state-of-the-art exercise facility and a beneficial business center.Located near Birmingham, you can either slow down for a bit and enjoy this charming small town or drive just 20 miles and take in the big city attractions. Nearby, many guests delight in spending a day at Alabama Adventure Amusement Park or visiting students and faculty at Lawson State Community College. Take a short trip to Birmingham and enjoy visiting the McWane Science Center, Civil Rights Institute, University of Alabama, Legion Field, Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and Birmingham Zoo.Outdoor enthusiasts will have convenient access to Cahaba River, Oak Mountain State Park, Ruffner Mountain and championship golf at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail while staying at this hotel near Birmingham. Indulge in retail therapy at Five Points South, offering unique shops and restaurants in a distinctive historic district.Those traveling for work can make the most of their stay, as this Alabama hotel is near many of the area's businesses and organizations. University of Alabama Birmingham Medical, US Pipe, Vulcan Materials, US Steel, St. Vincent's Hospital and the Marine Base are all close by. Birmingham International Airport is also just 35 miles away from this Bessemer hotel. ... more   less 
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