Hotels Near Birmingham-Southern College

by Nicholas Katers

Birmingham-Southern College attracts students, faculty and visitors with events throughout the year. This private college hosts art exhibits and lectures at the Durbin Gallery. Sports fans can watch the Birmingham-Southern Panthers participate in fall, winter and spring sports. The surrounding neighborhood offers public parks like McLendon Park and Rockwood Field that are ideal for outdoor activities. The college’s location allows visitors to access hotels in the suburban and urban areas of Birmingham.

Boutique Hotels

Boutique properties like the Redmont Hotel provide luxury amenities near Birmingham-Southern College. Guest rooms feature floral paintings, arm chairs and views of downtown Birmingham. Travelers can opt for suites with sitting rooms and kitchenettes. The front desk can arrange for shuttle services to Birmingham-Southern College and other attractions with advanced notice. This boutique hotel houses the Redmont Cafe, which serves weekday meals along with a Sunday brunch buffet. Guests can head to the roof for drinks and conversation at the Above lounge.

Motels

Travelers on tight budgets can book rooms at the Days Inn Birmingham minutes south of the college campus. This motel features an exterior inspired by Spanish architecture and design. Guests can choose from rooms with exterior entrances and suites only accessible through the lobby. Free wireless Internet access throughout the property allows guests to stay connected on the road. The Days Inn Birmingham opens its outdoor pool and sundeck from spring through fall to take advantage of warm weather.

Chain Hotels

Chain hotels like the Hyatt Place Birmingham/Downtown allow guests to relax after campus visits. This property furnishes its rooms with sleeper sofas and pillowtop beds. Guests can grab coffee from the Bakery Cafe and sandwiches from the 24-hour snack bar on the first floor. The Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Lakeshore Drive provides convenient dining options like the Great American Grill adjacent to the lobby. Each guest room is designed to maximize guest comfort with warm colors and comfortable bedding.

All-Suite Hotels

All-suite hotels near Birmingham-Southern College provide ample accommodations for families and couples. The Embassy Suites Birmingham Hotel keeps guests productive with notary public and courier services along with office supplies. Guests can stay in the hotel for dinner by heading to the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on the first floor. The Best Western Carlton Suites attracts active travelers with an indoor pool and a 24-hour exercise center. This property makes guests feel welcome by hosting a breakfast buffet each morning and a cocktail reception Monday through Thursday.

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.