Birmingham Hotels Near Legion Field

by Nicholas Katers

Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, has been an important venue in college football since opening in 1926. This stadium hosted the annual football game between the University of Alabama and Auburn University until 1991. The University of Alabama-Birmingham hosts Conference USA opponents in this 71,594-seat venue. Legion Field has also been used to host international soccer matches and rock concerts. No matter the occasion, travelers find plenty of hotel options near Legion Field.

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Boutique Hotels

The Hotel Highland at Five Points South provides luxurious accommodations close to Legion Field. This boutique hotel was built within a former medical building dating back to 1931. Accommodations are designed to meet technological demands including free high-speed Internet and premium cable. Each room also features bed frames, dressers and other furnishings from Brazil. The hotel staff sets out eggs, bacon and fresh juice at the breakfast bar each morning. Guests can end their evenings with drinks and appetizers at H Martini Bar in the lobby.

Business Hotels

Business travelers frequent hotels like the InTown Suites Birmingham Central just south of Legion Field. The InTown Suites Birmingham Central caters to long-term visitors in Birmingham using weekly and monthly rates. Guest suites are equipped with stoves, refrigerators and counter tops used for homemade meals. The front desk also provides cooking utensils, flatware and silverware upon request. Travelers stay connected to the world with premium cable in their rooms and high-speed Internet throughout the property. Each suite is also decorated with nature paintings and warm colors to encourage relaxation.

Chain Hotels

Southern Birmingham features chain hotels like the aloft Birmingham Soho Square. Guests can start their stays by breezing through check-in stations in the lobby. Each room features a multi-outlet charging station designed for MP3 players, phones and laptop computers. Dining options at this chain hotel include the 24-hour re:fuel cafe and Michael’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. Travelers returning from events at Legion Field can head to w xyz bar in the lobby for drinks, live music and dancing.

Motels

Visitors to Legion Field can opt for motels like the Motel 6 Birmingham to preserve their travel budgets. This property offers simple but comfortable accommodations minutes south of the stadium. Guests can take advantage of complimentary amenities like hot coffee in the lobby and premium cable. Parents with children under 12 years old can accommodate their children at no extra charge. The Motel 6 Birmingham offers easy access to dining and shopping at nearby Gilchrest Shopping Center as well as the Red Mountain Plaza Shopping Center.

About the Author

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.