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“Quick stop with family” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest

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Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest
Ranked #11 of 80 Hotels in Birmingham
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quick stop with family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

On our way down to FL we stopped in at the Drury inn after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We are a family of five without reservations. The sweet gal at the front desk was friendly and helpful. She did not have anymore suites available so she gave me a key to a standard room to see if it would work for our family. I checked it out on my own and determined that a roll away bed would not fit into the room. The receptionist gave us extra bed linens after I told her my five year old would be ok sleeping on the floor with a makeshift bed. The beds are comfortable and clean. No strange strong hotel cleaning odor. The ac unit is a bit loud when kicked on but did not seem to alter our sleep. The free breakfast in the morning was perfect. Our kids loved all the treats, donuts, waffles, cereal, etc. the hot food was not bad. The staff was very helpful and curtious. Overall very impressed for what u pay for a nights stay. Will come back!! I also want to add that we ad bikes on the back of our car and felt very safe with them in the parking lot.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Trendymommy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed here. We usually stay at Hampton Inn or Homewood Suites. We decided to give this hotel a try since they told us they had free drinks for guest. The rooms were around 100 bucks a night which is what we usually pay at the other hotels. So we gave them a try. The bed covers looked cheap and dingy and the room had an odor. Honestly, the room should have been priced around 59 bucks a night. It felt dirty and nasty like we were staying at an extended stay hotel. Compared to the Hilton hotels, this hotel sucks! Will never stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Cameel
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DruryHotels, General Manager at Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Our apologies that your experience was not the norm. Guests of our hotel most often find outstanding value in our Free Hot Breakfast and Free Evening Hot Food and Beverages. Additionally, we have free Wi-Fi, one free hour of long distance, free local calls, heated indoor, outdoor pool and fitness center. We also upgraded all our bedding in February for a beautiful crisp white appearance.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I went on a Motor Coach tour from Ohio to New Orleans, La during the week of 21/13 and we stayed at the Drury in Birmingham that evening. The hotel staff were very kind and polite. The rooms were clean and neat and ready upon arrival. We stayed at the Drury in Mobile, Al the next evening and the hotel staff was also very friendly and helpful and waited on our group of 58 plus the other guest with grace and ease. We arrived just in time for their Happy Hour that is called the "kick back" this was a nice touch for us and also the parents with the young picky eaters and teen age sports team. We were all tired and hungry and we did not have to go out to dinner, because, the kick back had Salad, chicken fingers, fish filets, baked potatoes, mac and cheese, hot dogs, chips ...soft drinks and adult beverages and a few items I did not mention. In the morning they offer a full hot and cold breakfast that includes :hot and cold cereal, muffins, donuts, toast, waffels, biscuits,sausage,hash browns, variety of juices, milk,tea and coffee. I spoke to some parents travelling with 4 small children and a baby and they commented that this was the greatest for a family on a road trip. The guest rooms were spacious and clean and had comfortable beds her also.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank jussy2
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Found this hotel in one of the hotel coupon saver guides, we were looking for a two room suite for less than $100 a night. The bathroom is sweet - whirlpool tub, separate shower, marble floors and counters. Between 5:30 and 7 they have something called "Kickback" which is a free dinner buffet with free drink coupons redeemable for margaritas and whatnot. Consider ourselves lucky for finding this hotel at random from all the hotels in Birmingham.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank mb0nness
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Paducah, KY
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I don't know if you can add much to the describtion of a Drury Inn....it's a Drury Inn. But, you can comment on the service which was great. Check in was quick an professional. Our room was not ready, but, the front desk moved us to another room after I made that suggestion. The evening meal was good with items that suffice. If you had to go out and buy the meal you would probably drop $25 for two so take that off the room rate. Same goes for the breakfast which would probably run you about $15 for two. Just nothing to complaint about.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Bill G
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
119 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Any readers of my reviews know that I love the Drury Inn's and will stay at one as many times as I can.

I was enroute to New Orleans and decided to stop over at this particular Drury Inn instead of driving straight through. I arrived late at night and the buzzer system to get in was rather nerve-wracking but the front staff was great. Very friendly and I lucked out and got an open parking spot right up front.

The elevator was a little old and seemed small, but that was the only negative as I arrived.

The room was next tot he elevator shaft but I didn't hear any noises at all from the elevator. The room was well appointed with plenty of electrical outlets, working ventilation and comfortable bedding.

My only real complaint was that the Internet was terrible. I had to resort to using my air card on several occasions. An upgrade to their system is definitely in order and hopefully will be completed soon.

Otherwise, this was a good stay.

I did not try their breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank HGfromOmaha
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DruryHotels, Manager at Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest! We appreciate hearing from our guests and are happy to hear you enjoyed your room and that the front desk staff was “great” during your stay with us. We are sorry to hear about the internet issue you encountered. Your comment has been addressed with our internet provider. We truly appreciate your business and do hope to see you as our guest again soon.
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indiana
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We travel to the panhandle of Florida at least once a year with our 15 year old dog and we always stop at this Drury Inn on State Farm Parkway in Birmingham, Alabama because of the great people,clean rooms and very comfy beds.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank IndianaLarry
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Additional Information about Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest

Property: Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest
Address: 160 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209-7186
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#4 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#4 Family Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Southwest 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short distance from I-65, Drury Inn & Suites in Southwest Birmingham is seven minutes from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a short drive to downtown Birmingham attractions. Relax in your clean, comfortable room and enjoy a free hot breakfast, served every day, as well as free hot food and cold beverages at our evening 5:30 Kickback(R). ... more   less 
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