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The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602   |  
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Authentic restoration, a historical beauty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was originally built in 1852 and burned down about 50 years later. Rebuilt, Andrew Jackson had his military headquarters here in the War of 1812. The hotel stood vacant for 30 years and recently is restored to its grandeur. There is history at every turn.

Parking is valet and most prompt with courteous attendants. When you enter the hotel you a greeted by an elaborate lobby with a breathtaking dome similar to the state capital with plaster carvings, original columns and French paintings covering the walls and ceiling.

We stayed on the 7th floor, with quiet surroundings and easy elevator access. Our room was very large with 2 queens and a fridge and fridge, flat screen tv, and large closet with safe. The bathroom is huge with a fantastic deep tub and shower with marble and granite and Aveda products.

Walk around the hotel or better yet, schedule a tour. Check out the architectural whispering arch. Katie was a most professional and interesting guide! She showed us where 3 presidents had stayed as well as restoration details. Joe Cain restaurant is a casual bar atmosphere with great Panini's, salads and pizza. The Greek salad and chicken panini was delicious and filling. Tavern bar is in the lobby with fabulous burgers, home chips and experienced bartender.

Check in and Check out was easy and enjoyable and took no time at all. Fabulous experience!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
I appreciate you taking the time to post your comments and feedback from your recent stay at the Battle House Hotel & Spa. I was happy to hear that you received excellent service from our valet staff, our concierge, Katie, and the front office team during check-in and check-out.
I will be sure to share your wonderful comments with the rest of the Battle House Team!

Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

A great place to sit and listen to the tunes of John Anthony and have cocktails or supper. Watch the happenings on Royal Street and relax! The entire hotel is a pleasure to experience! Even locals like to come spend the night and enjoy the wonderful spa treatments. The couples massage or girls day out for manicure and pedicure is a joy!

Room Tip: The entire hotel is a delightful place to stay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Royal Street Tavern, the Spa, and the overall hotel as a whole. We truly enjoyed having you as one of our guests. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit the Battle House Hotel & Spa again in the future.

Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

On a recent one night business trip I decided to see if this renovation lived up to stories the hotel maintained the integrity of true southern culture (I'm southern and know the real deal). This is the real deal! Absolutely gorgeous. First word stepping into my room was "Wow"! It was beautiful, high-end, huge (bathroom too), fully modern but with so much charm. Nothing cookie cutter here! This was not even a "best" room (special rate; you know how that is). Roof view was terrible but the room made up. Valet parking only but the public lot next door won't save you much; enjoy the perk. Hospitality is what you always hope for when you travel. The hotel is pet friendly and staff even remembered dogs' names for a check-in ahead of me. If you are looking for a way better than average southern hotel experience and want high end modern amenities in a great downtown Mobile location you won't beat the Battle House. (Try Spot of Tea about 4 blocks up for a great breakfast).

Room Tip: Front street view on Royal
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
I appreciate your favorable review of the Battle House Hotel & Spa. I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. We hope that you will make a return trip and stay with us again in the future.

Thank you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed here as the base of the golf week on the RTJ trail. The staff were great, the breakfast buffet was very reasonably priced, and the location was perfect. I think the only two items I would change are the noise the mini fridge makes and/or the TV and the second day of maid service. However those were not enough to take away from the overall rating. Love the history.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your great comments from your recent stay at our hotel. I do apologize for the noise one of the applicances was making in the room. I will have the hotel's Engineering Team follow up on this. I appreciate you brining this to my attention.

Thank you for staying with the Battle House Hotel & Spa. I hope you will have the opportunity to visit the hotel in the future.
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Demopolis, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

arrived for friday one night stay, valet staff was very helpful with family unloading (2 kids, 1 infant). arrived at room with pack and play already in place. spacious room in the original part of the old hotel. prior stay was in new part of hotel which was fine, but like this layout with our kids a little better. checked out the roof top pool and fitness room, looked like a nice place to relax or work out. two rooftop tennis courts and couple of swing spaces for gold. overall nice stay.

Room Tip: front part of hotel. old battlehouse rooms have interesting, roomier layout.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
I appreciate your feedback and comments from your recent stay at the Battle House Hotel & Spa.
I hope you will have the opportunity to return to the hotel and have the time to enjoy the property to its fullest. I will share your wonderful comments with the rest of the hotel team!

Thank you!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We checked in on Friday the 8th and stayed only one night. We had business in town and knew it would be a short trip, but decided to stay somewhere nice. I did not have time to explore every single amenity that the hotel offers.
I can say that the room was quite nice aside from having absolutely no view. Also, the curtains would not close completely. I ended up hanging a bath towel on the curtain rod to make the room dark enough to sleep in the morning. This was a little disappointing, but did not ruin the stay. The king bed in our room was very clean and extremely comfortable. They really have out done themselves with the bathroom. This is by far the largest hotel bathroom, I have ever seen and includes a separate tub and stand up shower. Very Nice.
We did some spend some time in one of the hotel bars, the Tavern. This ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. The bartender, Matt, is the type of service professional one would expect at a hotel of this quality. He engages the entire bar, remembers names and drinks and overall enhances the experience. There is also a live piano player there in this bar. He takes requests and is very talented.
The hotel is in a good location and there are restaurants, entertainment spots and stores within a very short walking distance.
Overall, I would recommend the Battle House if you are staying in Mobile.

Room Tip: The valet parking was reasonably priced. However, if you want to save a few dollars, there is parkin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for your great comments. I wish that your stay could have been longer. I apologize for the curtain. I will follow up on that issue immediately. I will also pass on your great comments to Matt and the Beverage & Food Team. They will be excited to hear your comments.

I appreciate your business and look forward to your return visit.

Thank you for staying at the Battle House Hotel & Spa!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a conference on a Friday night. The hotel inside and out is beautiful, but the uniqueness of the restored interior is the most appealing part of the hotel. This building was originally built in 1852 and burned down about 50 years later. The current building was built in 1908 and is located at the site where Andrew Jackson had his military headquarters in the War of 1812. The hotel and area is full of history.

Upon arriving at the hotel valet parking is offered at the front entrance for $17 per night, not a bad charge considering the adjacent garage is around $12 or so and you will have to bring your luggage around. There is free parking on the street after 6pm if you can find a spot. When you enter the hotel you a greeted by an elaborate baroque style dome with French plaster paintings covering the walls and ceiling, all original and restored. Look for the "whispering wall" on the second floor for a fun time.

Check in was a breeze as we had reservations and are also Marriott points members. We stayed on the 5th floor facing the downtown area. Our room was at eye level with the permanent 12ft tall Moonpie from the adjacent building for the Moonpie drop famous in Mobile for New Years Eve. Our room was very spacious with a large king, large windows, a sitting area, flat screen tv, refrigerator, large closet with hangers, and well appointed bathroom with marble and granite. There was a large tub as well as a glass shower.

The amenities at the Battle House are top notch and deserving of the "Resort and Spa" status. The old part of the hotel has a rooftop deck with many comfortable chairs for lounging and taking in the sights of downtown and the bay area. You can order food to this location filled with live greenery and 270 degree views. It looks especially nice at night with all of the lights of the city. There is also another rooftop area available to users of the spa at the adjacent RSA tower. If you cross a walkway on the 3rd floor over the road you can access this area. The spa area includes a large heated outdoor pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, golf driving nets, bar area, gym, and inside spa services. The views are again excellent especially of the river and bay from there. We indulged in a couples massage which included the use of the spa quiet rooms, large jacuzzi tub, snacks, and free drinks. I personally used the spa for about 3 hours and had the entire men's side to myself and drinks apperared for me everytime I turned my back...wonderful attention to detail. The service was top notch from all employees running the spa.

Walk around the hotel if you get the chance to check out the grand old ballrooms and other historic traits of the building. There are two restuarants in the hotel, the Joe Cain restaurant is a more casual bar atmosphere with great pizza and The Trellis room is the upscale restaurant that serves great well or dessert if thats what you're in the mood for. There are also many great restaurants within walking distance of the hotel that serve every variety of food. And if you're looking for great seafood and a view, the restaurants on the Mobile Bay causeway only minutes away are superb.

We did not partake in any breakfast at the hotel so I cannot comment on that, but there are many places within walking distance that provide great meals. The valet parking was a nice choice for us as we went to and from the hotel often. Check out was equally as enjoyable and took no time at all.

Enjoy Mobile!

Room Tip: Rooms in the front part of the hotel are original restored rooms dating back 150 years and face West...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Scott M, Manager at The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, March 9, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review of our property. I appreciate your kind words and comments. I was very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at the Battle House Hotel & Spa. I hope that you will be a guest with us again in the future on your next visit to Mobile.

I will make sure that I share your review with the rest of the hotel team! Thank you!
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Address: 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602
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Location: United States > Alabama > Mobile
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Mobile
#2 Romantic Hotel in Mobile
#3 Family Hotel in Mobile
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover The Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa, one of the premiere hotels in Mobile, Alabama, located downtown in the Central Business District across from the Mobile Convention Center. This downtown hotel in Mobile, AL has been a favorite of entertainment celebrities, sports legends, a president and a king since 1852. The Battle House was thoughtfully resorted to its original grandeur and is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. This legendary AAA Four Diamond Hotel also offers The Trellis Room, Mobile's only Four Diamond Restaurant. The Spa at The Battle House is a 10,000 sq. ft. oasis boasting a full salon, eight treatment rooms, and a Zen-like fire pit in our spectacular, tranquil Quiet Room. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom & marvel at our whispering arches (our acoustical feature). Join us in Mobile's Living Room, located just steps from Mobile's Entertainment District, Gulf Coast Exploreum & Imax, the Carnival Museum, Museum of Mobile & Fort Conde. ... more   less 
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