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“Super hot red-head bartender with traditional Southern hospitality.”

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The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB
Ranked #36 of 80 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Excellent service and the red-head at the bar is smokin' hot. What more could you ask for than a beautiful young lady serving well poured generous drinks who is also a veteran. Best bar in Birmingham! I will definitely be a repeat customer.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2013

Thank you for letting us know about your awesome experience in the HBar! I will certainly let our "super hot" red-headed bartender know of your comments!! Thank you again! Have a great Holiday! :)

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed at the Highland on our trip for the Day of the Dead festival. The hotel itself is very nice. The room was clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was disappointed to find out that parking is an extra charge (in fairness we may not have read their website carefully enough). The included breakfast was not very good, but I never expect much from these anyway. There are a number of good restaurants and bars within walking distance. Unfortunately the one directly outside our window was very loud into the wee hours of the night. The music was enough to disturb us in our fourth floor room. Maybe during the week it is quieter but on the weekends I would chose a room on the other side of the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on the other side from the World of Beer ought to be quieter.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We certainly appreciate the time and effort it takes to do such....so thank you!! Yes, the WOB can be a bit loud....of which we are in direct communication with them now over the noise ordinance law that is in effect for this area!
On your next visit, please ask to be on other side of hotel, as it does tend to be less noisy, but in an urban location, it is never going to be totally quiet! Again, our many thanks for writing! We are looking forward to seeing you again in the very near future!! Have an awesome day :)

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great little boutique hotel to stay in if you are in the Birmingham Area. Delicious restaurants right outside the door and the hotel has a continental breakfast. Nice staff, comfy beds. Staff were super helpful in giving directions, getting extras for the room, and with housekeeping. A hidden gem in 5 points.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you Oosch for taking the time to write such a nice review of our hotel.....as we certainly appreciate your thoughts and comments!! All the fabulous restaurants are just right outside our door...just steps away with some good eating, as you well know! We are looking forward to seeing you again in the very near future!! Thank you again!!

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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay in the middle of 5 points. Walk to all the restaurants & bars. Hotel staff was very personable & accommodating. A fun surprise was finding sticky notes in the room from the house keeper with nice welcome statements. A nice touch. So we left her thank you notes & dollars strategically places around the room.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thank you Karen B for your awesome review of our hotel! And the housekeeper was so excited...thank you from her to you!! We certainly appreciate your taking the time to review the hotel, as we know how busy one can be! Thank you again, and please come and visit anytime!!

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The pictures for this hotel are misleading. It was hard to find because of the trees growing ove the name of the hotel. It looked nothing like the picture displayed when I made the reservations. I choose it because it was close to the hospital and I was traveling with my 86 year old mother who was unable to walk very far but that was a mistake. There is no parking for the hotel except for valet parking. This would have been fine if I had of known before hand. The heat and air conditioning cannot be controled by a thermostate because it is in an old building. You could either have air or heat or off. We had to choose off. When we went for breakfast the next morning. The food was all but gone and was not replenished. We were able to have enough batter for a waffle and I gave my mother the last piece of sausage and I didn't tell her it was the last piece or she would not have ate it. This hotel cost 20,000 points and it wasn't worth 8000 points. Then when I check my credit card statement the hotel charged my card $16 for valet parking and did not even mention the cost when I went to the front desk the next morning. My advise to avoid this hotel even if you have to stay 10 miles away. The driving in Birmingham is not bad enough to stay close to the hospital if it means staying at this hotel. Thanks Hotel Highland for nothing. Judy Williams.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you JWilliams821 for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our hotel. I do so apologize for not meeting your expectations and appreciate your comments~ I do hope you will stay with us again in the future. Thank you again and have a wonderful day

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

I have stayed at the Hotel Highland a number of times and it is always a pleasure. The staff is terrific and they have great memories...many say hi to me by name, which is always nice after a long day of travel. The rooms are really nice - comfy beds, most are suites and have a separate living area and a kitchenette with microwave and fridge. And they allow pets! They also include a nice breakfast, including hot items every morning. Their fitness center is small, but I rarely run into anyone in it. The location can't be beat - they are close to many really great restaurants, the requisite Starbucks and still close to downtown. From a weary traveler perspective...feels like home!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Thank you Kristine O for such an awesome review of our hotel! We are always so glad to see you! We are happy to make a wreary traveller feel safe, warm and welcomed! I will be passing your wonderful comments onto the staff, as they will be happy to hear~ Thank you again and we will see you in the very near future!! Renee :)

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The hotel is part of Choice's Asend Collection. The hotel has unique furnishings, great service, clean super breakfast and is centered near many great restaurants. If you don't chose their Valet parking you are limited to parking on the street or public parking garage.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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HHDOS, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We certainly appreciate the very favorable comments....thanks!! Please come back and visit with us the next time you are in Birmingham!! Have a wonderful rest of your day and thank you again~ :) Renee

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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#16 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#26 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: $104 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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