Stayed here for homecoming at the University of Alabama, because it was a last minute trip and everything in Tuscaloosa was booked. We had a King studio suite on the first floor. The room was large and comfortable, and most importantly...CLEAN! I read some reviews here that the beds were hard. I did not find that to be the case, although it was a little firmer than the pillowtop I'm used to at home. The room had a refrigerator and microwave. The indoor pool area looked clean, but it was small. We did not use the pool. The breakfast area was clean and the food was the standard fare--muffins, cinnamon rolls, cereal. There wasn't much fresh fruit, which would have improved it for me. My husband said the biscuits and gravy were quite good. The front desk staff weren't overly friendly, but they weren't rude.
The only problems we had were 1) there were only 3 small, flat pillows on the bed and we are used to having more, fluffier pillows, so I didn't sleep very well the first night. The second night we asked for more pillows and they were promptly delivered. 2) There were no hangers in the closet and no ironing board (there was, however, an iron). My husband went to the front desk to ask for hangers and they gave him two, saying that was all that they had available. So we weren't able to hang up the clothes needed or iron them properly, and that was annoying, especially to this former sorority girl who still feels the need to dress up for football games!
There were several restaurants, a Wal-Mart, and several convenience stores near the hotel. No outstanding restaurants unless you're a huge fan of Cracker Barrell, Ruby Tuesday, or Waffle House, but there are other, more upscale restaurants within a 15 minute drive up I-459 to the Galleria or Summit, if you are so inclined.
Country Inn & Suites was a good choice for this last minute trip to Homecoming in Tuscaloosa. If necessary, we would stay here again.
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