From the valet parking to the funky elevators to the local brews on tap in the bar area, you wouldn't know that the Hotel Highland is a member of the Choice Hotels family (Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn, etc.). The Highland is about as "boutique" as you will find in Birmingham.
Beds are comfortable & the shower has nice pressure, but the antiquated heating & cooling system may have you asking for a fan or extra blanket depending on the season (this is readily admitted by hotel in a note on each room's wall). The location is one of the hotel's best aspects, though; the Highland is within walking distance to just about every high-end restaurant or dive bar you would want in the Five Points area.
I only had a few negatives from the two times I've stayed at the Highland...
1) The bar area is inconsistent. There are no published hours (that I could find) & you always seemed to surprise whoever was behind the bar, as if they weren't expecting that someone would actually want to have a drink there.
2) There is no literature on the hotel, save a beat-up laminated green flyer in the room. Visitors want to know about the history of the hotel & the area around it. It can be hard having faith in a property when it won't even brag on itself.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Highland At 5 Points
- Highland At Five Points Hotel