This is the best hotel we have found for visits to Samford University. They are pet friendly, and there is no extra charge. We always like to get a suite, although the standard rooms are nice and spacious as well. The hotel is nicely appointed and clean. Hot breakfast and happy hour included. Just off I-65 but far enough away not to get interstate noise unlike the nearby Hampton. Close to restaurants, Starbucks, and a Walmart (which is handy for picking up supplies for students). They have a special rate for Samford visits that is better than AAA or AARP. We have also stayed at the Drury Southeast, and it is a nice facility but it takes longer to get to Samford from there because the busiest highway and intersection in the world (it seems!) are adjacent.