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“Very clean, comfortable stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Florence
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1000 Sweetwater Avenue, Florence, AL 35630   |  
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Arab, Alabama
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34 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very clean, comfortable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I was impressed, upon entry, at the cleanliness of the common public area of the hotel. The desk clerk was very kind and welcoming. My room was spacious and well appointed. I will definately stay here in the future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Emily H, General Manager at Residence Inn Florence, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Cleanliness is our passion and an issue we take seriously! I am glad it was a great first impression for you! Many guests often overlook our common public area which is great for work or relaxing. Most guests don’t even notice our rooms are quite a bit larger than regular hotels can offer because they are so impressed with all the amenities in the room like the full size refrigerator! We look forward to your stay in the future and thank you for taking the time to write a positive review!
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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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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

A friendly greeting at check-in was repeated each time I was in the lobby. The room is actually a studio apartment - a living room with desk; a king bed in the "L" part of the room; a fully-equipped kitchen with two-burner stove, microwave, full refrigerator, dishwasher, and supplied with paper towels, dish soap, and more. The room has a large shower, so no clingy tub shower curtains attacking me. The 37" LG lcd tv is on a swivel so it can be "aimed" at the living, kitchen or bedroom area as needed.

The lobby, hallways, outside firepit and inside fireplace areas are all spotless, warm, inviting and comfortable. Breakfast is included - sausage, eggs, make-your-own waffles, four cereal choices plus granola plus hot oatmeal, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, and more.

I've always tried to stay at Courtyards, but am not a fan of the new lobby concept with limited breakfast options and (gag) Starbucks coffee. Formerly, I thought of the Residence Inns as places for long stays, and they certainly are - but for one night, or a few nights, am now sold on Residence Inns. Leaving Florence Alabama today for a Residence Inn in Jackson Tennessee.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Emily H, General Manager at Residence Inn Florence, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Your title says it all and what we aim to be, exactly –Your Home Away From Home! Thank you for your detailed and positive description of our hotel! Once you stay in a Residence Inn, it’s hard to stay anywhere else! You are the exact reason Marriott created the Residence Inn brand, you expect more and get more! We often think the small details go unappreciated, but you have reassured us that they do not. For the record, the Make Your Own Belgian Waffles are my personal favorite! We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy your stay in Jackson, TN and your experience there is as great as it was here!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

My daughters and I stayed here while in town visiting a friend. We only stayed for one night and I cannot believe how blown away I was in the short amount of time we were there! Every staff member was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was gorgeous and spotless. The free breakfast was better than most hotel's breakfast that you have to pay for! I plan on returning to Florence many times in the future and I will definitely stay here when I can!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Emily H, General Manager at Residence Inn Florence, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
We are thrilled you and your daughters enjoyed your stay. It makes our entire staff smile with pride when a guests walks out of our door and is so satisfied they take the time out of their busy schedule to let us and the world know! Guests who have never stayed with us are often surprised at our oversized accommodations as well has the extensive complimentary hot breakfast. I hope you had the opportunity to make your own waffle! Delicious! We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town visiting your friend! Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn by Marriott for your stay!
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Decided not to make the drive all the way back home in one day so stayed here one night and was pleased with the room. I always get a one bedroom suite which this was. Comfortable, clean and a great free internet service..Much better than a 'upscale' hotel we had just stayed in and you had to pay for it. Breakfast in the morning was good with scrambled eggs, etc. Although this was an unexpected stop I would not hesitate to stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stayed 2 nights at this hotel on a short golf trip to Robert Trent Jones Trail in Florence. Probably the cleanest and nicest small hotel that I have stayed at in many years. Friendly front desk, clean and well decorated room. Outstanding breakfast. Very nice outdoor area with grill, fire pit. Admittedly this hotel is fairly new, but it is very well organized and very well run. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, TX
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We arrived in time for happy hour and the selection of food was great. The free wine and beer added to the experience. The hotel was comfortable with an outdoor fire pit for those wishing to sit outside. Breakfast was well done and the service was on top of keeping a fresh supply of breakfast items.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Residence Inn hotels are one of my favorite Marriott properties. They are so well laid out and have all the right amenities for a great price. The rooms have kitchenettes that are more than big enough. They also have large sitting areas and a very comfortable bed. This hotel has a great staff and is well maintained and clean.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Residence Inn Florence

Address: 1000 Sweetwater Avenue, Florence, AL 35630
Location: United States > Alabama > Florence
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Florence
#5 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Florence 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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