In Birmingham, Alabama, there are literally hundreds of hotels to choose from, but which ones offer the highest amenities with the lowest rates? I have reviewed the top hotels in the most pristine locations and have narrowed the search down to three high-quality, yet affordable hotels.
The first hotel is The Tutwiler – A Wyndham Historic Hotel. With it’s sweeping circular drive and soaring columns, The Tutwiler in Birmingham, Alabama was tailored made for elegant guests and exciting events. This hotel is home to several awards, two of the most prestigious is the Mobil Four Star Award and AAA Four Diamond Award. This hotel was built in 1920, but was refurbished and outfitted with some of the most decadent amenities in 2000. The Tutwiler is known for being a showplace in the heart of Birmingham’s vibrant and alive business and financial district. This hotel is just minutes away from the Cultural heart of Birmingham, as well as a few miles from the Civil Rights Institute – making The Tutwiler a wonderful stay-of-choice for tourists.
The Tutwiler is home to over 147 guestrooms that will absolutely send guests into a state of immediate affluence once arriving at this hotel. The accommodations combine the elegance that made this hotel stand out above the rest, with the modern comforts of today. With thoughtful amenities such as a fireplace and pillowtop mattresses The Tutwiler is concerned with the comfort and atmosphere of each guestroom.
With over three major attractions within walking distance of this hotel, it is no wonder they attract families of all ages. For the young (and young at heart), there is the McWane Center, in which educational adventures surround you at every corner. The museum offers a practical and creative examination of the world around us in a renovated department store housing 150,000 square feet of educational science equipment, and a 42,000-square-foot IMAX theater. Come visit the McWane Center and experience the wonders of our world in action, and leave with newfound perspectives. Another nearby attraction is Birmingham Museum of Art, which is home to a collection of over 21,000 works of art dating from ancient to modern times from cultures from around the world.
With all that The Tutwiler has to offer, one might suspect that the rates of this wonderfully majestic hotel will burst your wallet. You couldn’t be more wrong, with nightly rates starting at under $150 for one King sized bed or two double-beds, you and your family can live like royalty at prices a pauper could handle.
Another amazingly wonderful hotel is the super-affordable and visually stunning Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Center located atop of Red Mountain – just six miles from downtown Birmingham. This hotel offers majestic views from high atop Red Mountain, countless amenities, and the comfort in knowing that you are dealing with an extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff.
At the Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Center, you are greeted by numerous amenities which include an on-site fitness center, satellite T.V. which includes HBO, outdoor pool in appropriate seasons, free parking, and so much more! With over 180 guestrooms, 130 of those with two double beds, and 15 suites, the Alta Vista can service your rooming needs in a variety of ways.
With over seventeen attractions in a twenty-mile radius, the Alta Vista is literally in the center of the buzz Birmingham is known for. Some of the more popular attractions among locals and tourists is the McWane Center (3 miles), the Civil Rights Institute (5 miles), Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center (1 mile), Birmingham Museum of Art (5 miles), and Visionland Theme Park (15 miles). The Alta Vista is also only three-miles from Five Points South Entertainment District [also known as Southside to locals]. It is here you will find numerous nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Live entertainment is always on the corners of streets and in various local bars. There is always something to do within a short distance of Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Center.
With nightly room rates starts at around $60 for two double beds in one of their extremely luxurious guestrooms, this hotel specializes in offering guests tremendous comfort and luxury at severely low rates. The Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Center will shock and awe families, and provide the professional atmosphere desired by business professionals. This hotel truly is a gem located in the pristine peaks of Red Mountain.
And lastly, but certainly not least, is the three-and-a-half star Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. This wonderfully elegant hotel is attached to the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center and offers a wide arrange of amenities that would make a king jealous. Located in downtown Birmingham, this high-rise hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus from the Birmingham International Airport [which is only six miles away] available to all guests of The Sheraton.
The expansive 25,000 square foot facility is home to countless amenities including, an indoor swimming pool, a spa, a world-class Health Club, along with many many more. The Sheraton is known for its beauty and comfort that its experienced and extremely helpful staff provides. With over 770 guestrooms, this super-hotel keeps the southern-hospitality guests expect when visiting Alabama. Guestrooms have work desks, cable TV, coffeemakers, and phones with voicemails – to only name a few. Complimentary newspapers are delivered daily, and room service is available through the hotel’s restaurant. All rooms house the famed Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds with premium linens, pillow-top mattresses, and down comforters.
With over seven attractions in a three-mile radius, The Sheraton Hotel offers an amazing location at an amazing rate. Some of the attractions nearby are the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center [adjacent], Alabama Sports Hall of Fame [1 block], Birmingham Museum of Art [1 block], City Hall [1 block], Civil Rights Institute [.5 miles], University of Alabama [2 miles], and the Birmingham Zoo [3 miles].
With all of these luxuries one might conclude that the rates per room are going to be astounding. In all actuality, The Sheraton offers extremely low costs on all of its guestrooms. With nightly rates starting at under $170 for a standard room with one king-sized bed or two-double beds, this hotel is affordable to nearly every budget. At The Sheraton you will absolutely fall in love with the atmosphere, the attractions, and the service.
The Tutwiler – A Wyndham Historic Birmingham Hotel
2021 Park Place North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203, USA
The Alta Vista Hotel & Conference Center
260 Goodwin Crest Drive – Birmingham, AL 35209
PH: 1.205.290.8000 | FX: 1.205.290.8001
The Sheraton Birmingham
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone (205) 324-5000
Fax (205) 307-3085