Hotels Near Birmingham Botanical Gardens

by Baldwin Ellis

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is minutes away from an eclectic selection of hotels. The properties include a trendy hotel with guest rooms fashioned after modern urban lofts, historic boutique accommodations which have been a part of Birmingham’s skyline since the early 1900s, and affordable lodging choices that won’t break the bank. In addition to their proximity to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the hotels are near shopping districts, museums, the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center and the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

Aloft Birmingham SoHo

Nestled in the heart of the SoHo Square retail, nightlife and restaurant district, Aloft Birmingham SoHo Square offers stylish accommodations for jet-setters. The hotel is approximately one mile from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and within minutes of Vulcan Park and Museum, Highland Park Golf Course and Birmingham Museum of Art. Accommodations consist of contemporary guest rooms with platform beds, wood walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and rainfall showers encased in frosted glass. Guest rooms also offer plug-and-play connectivity stations that charge mobile phones, laptops and MP3 players. Amenities consist of an indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness center, a 24-hour self-service convenience store and dining at Michael’s Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant.

The Hotel Highland at Five Points South

The Hotel Highland at Five Points South sits on the southern edge of downtown, steps away from the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center. The hotel is within a five-minute drive of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and its historic architecture dates to the 1930s. After initially serving as a medical office tower, the facility hosted one of the city’s most popular night spots, the Pickwick Club. A 21st-century renovation transformed the property from traditional hotel to fashionable boutique property. Guest rooms feature handcrafted Brazilian furnishings and vibrant decor, while the more-spacious hotel suites offer sleeper sofas, Egyptian linens and wet bars.

Hampton Inn Birmingham Mountain Brook

The Hampton Inn Birmingham-Mountain Brook is within one mile of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and approximately four miles from downtown. The property is surrounded by restaurants, banks, retail stores and office parks. Hotel guest rooms are fully renovated and feature traditional furnishings with contemporary accents, complimentary Wi-Fi access and leather pull-out sofas. Hotel amenities consist of a small fitness room, a heated outdoor swimming pool and complimentary hot breakfast buffet with waffles, eggs, juices and fresh fruits.

The Redmont Hotel

The Redmont Hotel is a historic boutique property approximately three miles from Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its downtown location provides easy access to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and I-20. The property has served as a hotel since opening in 1925 and has been meticulously renovated without forsaking its historic charm. Standard guest rooms include traditional furnishings, warm decor and high-speed Internet access. The stylish deluxe rooms feature contemporary furniture, iPod docks, wet bars, garden tubs and standing showers. Hotel amenities are highlighted by Above, a chic rooftop bar housed in the former penthouse suite.