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The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB
Ranked #29 of 79 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Recent Stay in Five Points South”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed at the Hotel Highland two weeks ago and it was fantastic. The staff is both friendly and helpful. The hotel's interior design is unique and beautiful. Somehow it is both modern and timeless. When you consider that it was renovated six or seven years ago, its appearance is truly remarkable!

I would stay nowhere else in Birmingham. In particular, Megan in the bar and Malissa at the front desk were terrific. The free breakfast was one of the best I have seen anywhere. If you are looking for an experience unlike and better than the brands, this is your hotel. I truly felt at home at the Hotel Highland.

Room Tip: Make sure you stop at the bar for a drink with Megan.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our hotel! We certainly appreciate your kind words towards not only our hotel, but our staff as well! Our staff takes pride in knowing that each of our guests have a most awesome experience while here. Thank you again for writing, as I will pass it along to everyone~ Looking forward to seeing you again in the very near future! Have a fabulous day~ Renee
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

After two separate stays at the Highland we are more than pleased with most excellent stay both times. Super spacious room, very comfortable bedding, wonderful breakfast, and all at very affordable rates. Staff is very nice and helpful. Would stay here over and over and over.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our hotel! We are so glad your experience (both times) with us has been an excellent one, as that is what our goal is for everyone! We would love to have you with us over and over again!! We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit! Please feel free to call on us if we can ever be of assistance to you~ Thank you again, Renee
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Birmimghams Southside this place is it Staff went out of the way to make sure we had 3 rooms together - allowed for VERY Late check in on Friday rooms very clean everything in working order would definitely recommend to anyone - Great restaurants nearby like Surin, Highlands Bar and grill Hot & Hot tons of bars was perfect setting for weekend getaway. Going to take my wife here for a kid free weekend

Room Tip: public parking behind hotel that connects to hotel $4 versus $15 for valet
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such an sweet review of our hotel! On behalf of myself and the staff, we do so appreciate your time and look forward to seeing you again in the very near future! Do feel free to call us if we can be of assistance to you here in Birmingham! Renee
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful stay. The hotel is such a neighborhood gem with a wonderful ambiance. Pull up to a discrete entrance on 20th Street, hand your keys to the valet and walk in to the funky little bar and lobby. The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. On arrival, we were informed we were up graded to a suite on the third floor. We loved the room, It had lots of windows which looked down on the restaurants and shops below. The room was large and decorated with taste and keeping with the period of the historical hotel. The bed slept great and it is quite obvious that housekeeping is on their toes, the room was spotless. We will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our hotel! We certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness, as I will surely pass onto our staff~ Looking forward to having you all stay with us again in the very near future! In the meantime, please feel free to give me a call if I can ever be of assistance to you~ Thank you again, Renee
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed here on a roadtrip through Alabama and it was the nicest hotel we were in. It was just beautiful. The parking was a little inconvenient, but nothing too bad. The garage is located behind the hotel, but it has a back entrance. The rooms were clean and really comfortable. It's located in a fun neighborhood, walking distance from lots of restaurants. The breakfast the hotel provides is wonderful! There were lots of options and it was never too crowded. There's also a nice private area for computer use for guests.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our hotel! We certainly appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you stay with us again! Please do not hesitate to give me a call if I can ever be of assistance to you here in Birmingham! Renee
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Jackson, TN
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The only reason my husband and I were able to stay here was due to a friends & family discount. Otherwise, the rooms are very expensive for what you get-which is modern decor. Valet parking is your only option, so if traveling with chidren, make sure they get everything they need/want out of the car. It is a nice view of Birmingham. The hotel does offer a free continental breakfast, which includes eggs, bacon, grits, waffles, etc.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our hotel! We are so glad you had a good experience with us, as we do strive to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable! In the future, please call the hotel directly, as we do run specials that are not available on the internet, but are available by calling the hotel! Thank you again and have a wonderful and blessed day~ Renee
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great hotel for business or pleasure. It is located in the heart of the 5 points area close to UAB and the rest of downtown. Very old hotel building but refurbished to be a kind of a boutique property with a Indigo/W feel. I am not saying that it is up to those standards but it has that modern, hip feel. The lobby is small but nice with a great bar and bar tender.The rooms are modern and have all the things you need.(comfy bed, LCD TV, decent size bath, and it is clean. I booked for $90.00 thru website. At that price it is a BARGIN. One word of wisdom self park in the deck in the back for 4 dollars(no in and out) instead of paying valet 14.00.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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HHDOS, Director of Sales at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of our hotel, as we do strive for all of our guest to have a fabulous time while visiting Birmingham! The hotel was the original Medical Arts Building and was built in the mid 1930's, it does have some wonderful historic charm with all the modern conveniences! Thank you again for your review, as we look forward to your next visit, of which, hopefully you will stop by and say hello! Have a wonderful day~ Renee
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Property: The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB
Address: 1023 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2605 (Formerly Hotel Highland at Five Points)
Location: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#20 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#26 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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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