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Ramada Birmingham Airport
Ranked #58 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Orchard Park NY
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34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Sorry To Be Blunt - Find Another Hotel”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Lets see we can start with the hotel staff from the desk clerks who seemed frustrated to be there to the maintenance guy walking around angry because his hammer or something like that was missing. I can refer to the minor fire in the hotel (dirty rags in a dryer don't go together) where the fire alarm kept going off though we were told it was ok to stay in the room. Then there was the crew either power washing the windows or spraying the outside for bugs which left a foul chlorine smell in the room. Of course the smell got into the room because there were gaps between the heating/air conditioning unit and the wall where you could literally see outside through the gap. The baseboards in the room were not cut right leaving a large gap in the wall in one corner inviting the native bugs into the room - no I didn't see any but it would be a good guess they came out at night when I was sleeping. The room itself was outdated with a TV I had in my first apartment 25 years ago. The refrigerator did not work. They have a restaurant and lounge with a very limited selection and no draft beer. I do say the lounge staff was friendly and almost seemed apologetic. The food was good and affordable but my first night there the same woman served as bartender, waitress, busgirl, cook and dishwasher. And she was older and at on point wiped out beside the bar and those of us in the bar came to her aid. I am sorry this review is so harsh but it was a stay to forget.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Been there 3 times in past 2 months. Guy named Bill took over managing the place. Everything was 1000% better than las November/December when we stopped staying there. This weekend, we came with about 20 friends through Zoom Motorsports. It was obvious when the shuttle was laye to the airport they had changed management. Roomsvwere dirty. Restaurant was out of everything on the menu. Bar ran out of beer. Staff was totally clueless. Basically, in a short time, this hotel went back to exactly where it was last year. Tgese owners must be totally clueless. At 10 a.m. monday morning when I asked for the new manager, I was told she's not here and I don't know when she'll be in. Well that explains alot. I just hope someone from their sales office calls again begging for our business back so I can tell them you got it back, everything was going smoothly, you lost your manager and you're the hotel from hell again. No thanks, we won't be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Portsmouth, RI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2013

I booked a reservation here, sight & reviews unseen, because Clarion Hotels and the Choice line of lodging are usually very nice. This was not. The room was in need of repair. The area where the wall & ceiling met, was separating; the bathroom had not been thoroughly cleaned - hairs in sink & tub; the carpet gathered in spots, the room door was separated from the door jam, and the list goes on. The bar was opened for three hours for food & drink. The menu was adequate but tired. I had nachos. The chips tasted stale & I did not expect liquid cheese.
The staff are the best part of this hotel. They are friendly and accommodating. The driver did offer to take me elsewhere to eat but I was ready to just call it a night. Next time I will try The
Holiday Inn down the street.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Treasure Island, Florida, United States
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hotel was clean but check in took more than 45. Claimed "slow Computers". Average stay. heater/AC in room was very noisy.. Close to airport with shuttle on the half hour in the AM. Had to go to lobby for snack machines.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed here for only one night expecting at least a clean safe and decent room instead we get a room with a nasty look musty smell carpet only one light a one broken with prongs expose.AC working just for moments and defected toilet. Awful experience. Never again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Philadlephia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This hotel, which is very close to the airport, exists purely for the stranded traveler, or for trysts. It is quite spartan, but very inexpensive. The shuttle driver is great - he will drive you to the local Hardee's or Kebab house (there is currently no food at the hotel), the desk clerk was very nice, and the bartender Paul is a hoot. As long as you won't be there for more than a few hours, it's quite adequate.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The hotel is 1 mile from the Birmingham, Al airport. It is very comfortable, clean and the customer service is great. The only drawback from the hotel is there's nothing around it as far as dining and the kitchen was closed the weekend I stayed. If you are looking for a inexpensive place to lay your head this is it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank David T
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Property: Ramada Birmingham Airport
Address: 5216 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212-3033 (Formerly Clarion Hotel Birmingham)
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Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #58 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Birmingham Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 196
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our full-service Ramada Birmingham Airport hotel offers the option to park your car with us when you leave from Birmingham, Alabama Airport. We have meeting space available for special events and we are nearby Birmingham attractions such as Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Kelly Ingram Park and Birmingham Botanical Gardens, as well as businesses including Pinson Valley Chevron, American Tower, Harbert Management, Burch Corporation, and Energen. Our non-smoking hotel has 196 expertly appointed guest rooms with free WiFi, coffee facilities, work-space, flat-screen HDTV, microwave, mini-fridge and mini bar. In your spare time, get energized with a workout at our well-equipped fitness center or stay productive at our business center. Book your guest room today to discover the many reasons we are a top choice of hotels in Birmingham. ... more   less 
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