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Quality Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3910 Kilgore Memorial Drive, Birmingham, AL 35210   |  
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Arlington, Texas
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“Skip the breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Great room value especially if you are doing the "sleep and go"" like we did. The attendant that checked us in was super friendly and accomodating, a nice man in his 30's. Rooms are fine, we slept well. Breakfast was a disappointment. The attendant clearly had not even visited the buffet offerings since she "clocked in". We assessed the selection and were greeted by one lonely "egg-type" patty staring up at us in the hotel pan.

Our daughter poured a bowl of cereal only to find the milk container dry. At this point we summoned the attendant who remarked that the people who were responsble for the breakfast service had done a poor job and that they were out of milk. And without asking, she whisks away my daughters bowl of cereal and the entire cereal display.

She then told us that she had started a round of egg-things and sausage and that it would take 12 to 15 minutes. This precious time could be used, we agreed to hunt a starbucks as the coffee pot was empty too. Could understand if we had come to breakfast at the end of service time, but it was 7:35am.

Good value for the money overall. Ownership should consider loosing the breakfast and competing on super pricing.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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87 hotel reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

While visiting the Irondale section of Birmingham, I was looking for a brand name motel that wasn't too expensive within a short drive of my point of interest which happened to be the Irondale Train-Watching Platform. Good choices of motels are located near I-20. There are nicer more expensive motels (like Holiday Inn Express) and some smaller privately owned properties. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, this motel seemed like a good choice. A good choice it was.

A few other reviews mentioned the location is hard to find, especially in the dark. They are correct; but knowing that, I found it the first try! You need to turn in the driveway near the Quality Inn sign, and then drive up a hill to the motel. The motel is on a quiet hillside overlooking the Irondale area. I arrived late (around 11pm). Only one clerk on duty made check in kind of slow, but it was fine; and the very friendly clerk apologized for the short wait. The motel is a older exterior corridor type building which is kept in fine condition. I was able to park near my room on the first floor which made unpacking the car a breeze. The room was clean, quiet, and kept up to modern standards complete with a lap desk, a feature Quality Inn's don't normally have. A wide screen TV, refrigerator and microwave are also located in the room. The room is a standard size motel room, which can be considered kind of small with the extra furniture and fridge present. The beds were nice, and free internet worked fine. I can't remember the free breakfast too well, which must make it middle of the road - not outstanding, but not too shabby either. The price I paid for the motel was very fair for the offerings. I enjoyed my visit to this motel, and plan to return to this property in the future the next time I'm in the area.

There are several fast food restaurants located within a short drive from the motel, some choices include McDonalds, Krystal Burger plus some others.

Room Tip: Exterior Corridors let you park outside your door.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

it was a very clean hotel and very friendly people they have a great continental breakfast. The owners are very friendly and helpful with great room rates. this is a nice safe location for a family stay i have nothing negative to say about this hotel or the people that work here

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Nothing overly remarkable about our stay here. The room was tidy, with ample space for storage. It is in a nice safe location. Nothing negative to say. It was just plain vanilla, with no flavoring. Worth the price, we were all satisfied.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel has mold in bathrooms, ring in toilets and is too old. Stayed 2 nights and noone never cleaned our room. The maids took towels and 6 hours later still had no towels. Vending machines doesnt work, takes your money. Pool was nasty with green film. Asked when will it be cleaned on the 1st day of arrival,one person said within a couple of hours, next morning one person said at 10am, that evening pool was still green. Check ou time, asked when it will be cleaned they said they are working on it. NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAY HERE!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Staff was friendly & helpful & free airport shuttle is the main reason to stay here. Everyday maintenance seemed to be lacking. No idea how the breakfast is, as I had an early flight.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aiken, South Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The price with a coupon was a good deal. This is not a new hotel but if you need a clean place to stop that is inexpensive this is the hotel for you. The staff is extremly friendly and helpful and you get a good hot breakfast.
This is an inside hotel and its kept well. It has a micorwave in the room and refrigerator. Each room has a small balcony. Many choices of food and a good strip mall shopping near by.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3910 Kilgore Memorial Drive, Birmingham, AL 35210
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Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 82 hotels in Birmingham
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Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Birmingham
Quality Inn Irondale
Irondale Quality Inn

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