Tired of staying in chain hotels, I ventured out and chose a boutique hotel close to the Birmingham MOA. I read the reviews on Trip Advisor, so I felt comfortable selecting this hotel.
Checkin was smooth. My reserved room wasn't ready, so they gave me an upgrade to a suite with the same view of the Vulcan as per the original reservation. Only complaint was they didn't explain that the keycard was a touch to a sensor and not a swipe. Luckily the housekeeping staff at the end of the hall took pity! :)
The decor is very retro, not at all like a previous commentor described as tacky. The lobby is fresh, fun and totally delightful.
The rooms are fun in decor but very soothing. Beds are wonderful for a relaxing nights sleep. Our room was at the end of the hall and very quiet.
The martini bar in the lobby had a blues/jazz trio playing .... they could do very well on Beale Street in Memphis. The mixologist was informative and mixed a mean martini.
Breakfast was included in the room price. The morning of our stay they offered a variety of cereals, breads, sausage, eggs, biscuits, belgium waffles, fruits, juices, coffees and yogurts. Amazing!
Only drawback is the SLOWWW valet stand. We waited once for our vehicle about 15 mins. Please have more than one on staff during busy times.
I plan to stay here again when in the Birmingham area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Highland at Five Points South is located just minutes/blocks from UAB and right in the center of all the fabulous restaurants (including Highland Bar & Grill, Chez FonFon, Surin, Ocean, and Twenty Six, just to name a few) and entertainment venues! It is THE place to be while in Birmingham! Just minutes from the Birmingham Courthouse, BJCC, Kirklin Clinic, UAB Highlands and shopping areas! With 63 amazing rooms and suites, with affordable rates that include breakfast and WiFi...it is your "home away from home". Call today to book your reservation! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Highland At 5 Points
- Highland At Five Points Hotel