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The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB
Ranked #28 of 80 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 9, 2010

Arrived for a three night stay and golf outing. Super arrival, valet, front desk and room. The location is perfect with a walk to a variety of bars and restaurants. The club off the lobby has good music everynight and the folks that run the joint are a hoot. By the second day you're family. On top of all that the rates are great and the breakfast is free.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 20, 2010

The Hotel Highland is Birmingham's best kept secret. Situated in the popular Five Points area of town, The Hotel Highland promotes "expect the unexpected", and that is what they delivered. Spacious rooms, (mine had an unobstructed view of Vulcan Tower), comfortable beds, free wifi, iphone charging alarm clock sound systems, work out facilities and a filling complimentary breakfast. I enjoyed the nightly entertainment playing in the cozy street level lounge. A conference at the convention center, brought me to Birmingham. Instead of staying near the convention center I wanted to try something new. The Hotel Highland is a short taxi ride from the convention center (approx $12/one way) or the best kept secret, hop on the trolly car for 25 cents! A perfect way to take in Birmingham. With stops outside The Hotel Highland and in front of the Convention Center the Trolley is very convenient. Leave plenty of time if you choose this option as service varies.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 9, 2010

I have traveled many places and never received such great service or felt so relaxed, The rooms were so clean, I fould myself picking up after my partner and I to keep the maids from having to do any extra work! Business or pleasure this is the place to stay in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 27, 2010

Beds were harder than I would have liked and shower did not drain but it was only blocks from Hot and Hot Fish Club and the HIghlands Restaurants which was the reason for my Birmingham visit. Staff/mamagement very nice. If you're tired of the big impersonal corporate hotels try Hotal Highland

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 16, 2010

The Staff was wonderful and very friendly.thecontinental breakfast was more than I expected.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2010

boutique property, great location, great people, great beds, great breakfast, great value.
'nuff said'.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 8, 2010

We stayed there one night for New Year's Eve. We weren't disappointed by the location -- it's right in the middle of things. But the hotel itself was nothing special and I found the carpeting and furniture to be really, really tacky and it made the place look cheap. They are trying WAY too hard to look modern and hip, and it looks like they simply bought stuff out of the "Modern and Hip" catalogue. It's a great old building in a great old neighborhood -- I would say they should just accept it and aim to look somewhat classic rather than trendy. There's cheap parking garage right out back -- definitely pass on the valet parking.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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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)
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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: $148 - $224 (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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Hotel Highland At 5 Points
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