A sudden family event required a five night stay in Tuscaloosa, AL. I have stayed in the city previously, but had made the Hampton Inn close to the university my preferred hotel. The Courtyard Marriott had a better rate and as it is just off the interstate, made it easier to go back and forth to the smaller rural town I needed to spend time in. My original booking was for two nights ( Wed& Thurs) in a regular king room, but I was able to extend the reservation into five nights and upgrade to a suite room ( to accommodate wife and kids) in a very easy and efficient way. The rate change , with a AAA discount, went from $119 to $139.
The staff is extremely polite ( southern hospitality!) and well trained. The hotel does a made-to-order breakfast in the morning ( about $9 ) and an evening happy hour with hot appetizers and cocktails. ( drinks were about $6 ).
I would highly recommend this hotel because of the location to local restaurants ( mostly chains), stores, shopping, hospital, the college, etc. Tuscaloosa is an hour from the Birmingham airport. Having a comfortable place to rest and relax during the stressful days there made a tremendous difference and I would certainly stay at the Courtyard again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When your travels bring you to "Home of the Crimson Tide," stay at the Tuscaloosa Courtyard, located off of I-59. Relax and enjoy the comfort of one of our Newly Renovated 78 spacious guest rooms, optimize productivity with our business services or enjoy personal time in our refreshing public space. Situated just 5 miles away, be sure to visit the famous University of Alabama campus and take in a bit of history at the Bear Bryant Museum. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Tuscaloosa Hotel Tuscaloosa
- Courtyard Tuscaloosa
- Tuscaloosa Courtyard
- Tuscaloosa Marriott