While visiting the Irondale section of Birmingham, I was looking for a brand name motel that wasn't too expensive within a short drive of my point of interest which happened to be the Irondale Train-Watching Platform. Good choices of motels are located near I-20. There are nicer more expensive motels (like Holiday Inn Express) and some smaller privately owned properties. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, this motel seemed like a good choice. A good choice it was.
A few other reviews mentioned the location is hard to find, especially in the dark. They are correct; but knowing that, I found it the first try! You need to turn in the driveway near the Quality Inn sign, and then drive up a hill to the motel. The motel is on a quiet hillside overlooking the Irondale area. I arrived late (around 11pm). Only one clerk on duty made check in kind of slow, but it was fine; and the very friendly clerk apologized for the short wait. The motel is a older exterior corridor type building which is kept in fine condition. I was able to park near my room on the first floor which made unpacking the car a breeze. The room was clean, quiet, and kept up to modern standards complete with a lap desk, a feature Quality Inn's don't normally have. A wide screen TV, refrigerator and microwave are also located in the room. The room is a standard size motel room, which can be considered kind of small with the extra furniture and fridge present. The beds were nice, and free internet worked fine. I can't remember the free breakfast too well, which must make it middle of the road - not outstanding, but not too shabby either. The price I paid for the motel was very fair for the offerings. I enjoyed my visit to this motel, and plan to return to this property in the future the next time I'm in the area.
There are several fast food restaurants located within a short drive from the motel, some choices include McDonalds, Krystal Burger plus some others.
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Birmingham
- Quality Inn Irondale
- Irondale Quality Inn