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little rock arkansas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this place a few times over the years. When we first stayed there about a decade ago, it had great potential as a small urban historic hotel remodeled in unusual ways. The neighborhood had great retaurants and seemed to be on the upswing. The swing never swung - the great restaurants are still there, but you...

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Aurora, Ohio
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel. The reception and door people could not be nicer. The hotel recently changed its affiliation and correct rates were not available from Choice hotels. Things seemed to get lost in the transition. The room is more than adequate in size, but in dire need if renovation .For example , some of the window blinds were...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Sanford S for taking the time to let me know about your stay. We are certainly looking forward to our renovations and to our new affiliation that will be on board in just a few months! We do hope you will stay with us again in the near future! Thank you so much again and have a wonderful...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed October 6, 2016

I used to live in B'ham, and I want the Hotel Highland at 5 Points to be successful because B'ham needs a quirky, non-chain boutique hotel(s). Everyone is very nice, but the hotel needs some money spent on an update. Nothing too fancy, but just an thorough update. The location is great, and the rooms are huge for the price.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you poco1905 as we love our little hotel and there is some big things coming our way in the winter months!! A renovation and a new flag! We are very excited and hope you will come back to see and enjoy! Thank you so much again and have a wonderful day~

Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Opted for a larger room with microwave & fridge. Can NOT say enough about this great room! VERY clean & fresh, smoke-free, excellent accommodations & decor. Will definitely stay again for school/business related events!

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Erin B for the wonderful review! You are so awesome for taking the time to let us know about your stay! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you again and have a great day~

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved my stay, loved the staff, everything was nice. The place was quaint with antique style furniture. The staff was friendly and informative. The problem is they have an airport shuttle, not affiliated, that comes but it doesn't start until like 7. Uber came un 5 minutes at 4am though.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, as we loved having you with us here at The Hotel Highland! We look so forward to seeing you again. Thank you again and have an awesome day~

Savannah, GA
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We were in Birmingham primarily, to eat at Frank Stitts restaurants and this hotel is close by and within walking distance of Bodaga Favorita which was fabulous! The hotel is comfortable and accommodating and one feels like Alice in Wonderland amid the "crazy" unique, but comfortable, colorful furniture! A fun place to stay in the heart of a busy part...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Savannahgranny for the great review and stars!! We so appreciate your taking the time to review out hotel! We love Frank Stitt...he is wonderful. We hope to see you again soon....thank you again and have a wonderful day~

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

There are no words to how great this hotel is for a girls weekend. We had two suites across the hall from each other. Rooms were spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The hotel bar is not great but the lobby is a good place to have coffee and conversation. The staff go the extra steps to make sure...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We love having "girls weekend" and look forward to seeing you all again! Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

Pasadena, Texas
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Lovey little Hotel. The staff was wonderful. Lots of places to eat and drink close by. Only con is the parking. Got in kind of late at night and had to use the valet, no parking available on the street. I understand there is a parking lot very close, but too tired to look for it or to lug my...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

We would love to have you stay with us again donnawlucy the next time you are in Birmingham! Thank you for the awesome review and stars....we really appreciate your taking the time to do so. Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Rooms had very musty smell. Bathroom was not very clean, hair and scum on walls and floor. They charge 16.00 valet for guests, and had to retrieve our own car next morning . Breakfast was to be served at 6:00am, very rude breakfast lady told us to leave breakfast area because it was not ready at 6:00 Would not recommend...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon M for letting us know about your stay here at the Hotel Highland. I do so apologize for the issues and inconvenience you experience while staying with us. We have certainly adjusted off the valet parking and have had a conversation with the Executive Housekeeper regarding your rooms and the breakfast hostess regarding her attitude. I do...

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Reviewed August 29, 2016

I thought I recognized this building. Turns out it was the old Medical Arts Building of my childhood. In 1988 it became the Pickwick Hotel and in 2007 the Hotel Highland at Five Points. Talking to the staff, there has been no real update since the Pickwick days, but a major refurbishment is in the offing. Honestly, the property needs...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you mavmed for taking the time to write about our hotel! We are so glad you liked your upgrade and you are so right about all the wonderful restaurants! We hope to see you again in the very near future! Thank you for the wonderful rating too!! Have an awesome day~

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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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 

Additional Information about The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB

Address: 1023 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205 (Formerly Hotel Highland at Five Points)
Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Price Range: $119 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Hotel Highland At 5 Points
Highland At Five Points Hotel
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#20 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#26 Business Hotel in Birmingham
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“great view”
 of 5 bubbles makme6032016, Jul 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room off the main street.”
  • Peeling picture frame in bathroom.
  • Air vent over the bed.
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 of 5 bubbles Lollywc, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
“We had a high floor with a king suite with a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles cmwynn6089, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the top floor and not on the street side.”
 of 5 bubbles 683rickl, Jun 28, 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and great views.”
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