Motels in Alabama

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Rural waterways offer ample freshwater fishing in Alabama.

Rural waterways offer ample freshwater fishing in Alabama.

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Alabama certainly offers a wide assortment of motels, although some of the most trusted are located in cities with heavy tourism like Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Huntsville. A few of the motels in these cities are owned by nationally recognized, AAA-approved chains, which are known to offer a bevy of dependable services that especially appeal to tourists traveling on a budget. These select properties also are the most convenient to state parks, historic sites, museums, popular restaurants and major roads like I-20 and I-85.

Knights Inn Huntsville

The Wyndham-owned Knights Inn Huntsville is adjacent to the University of Alabama, Huntsville, campus and is within a few miles of government installations like NASA and Redstone Arsenal. On-site amenities include ample outdoor parking, a complimentary continental breakfast and free high-speed wireless Internet. For lunch and dinner, numerous fast-food restaurants are just a block away, while Longhorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden are a five-minute drive. Each guest room features a microwave, refrigerator, direct-dial phone with free local and long-distance calling, and cable TV with more than 70 channels, including HBO and Showtime. Wyndham Rewards Points can be redeemed for free stays, gift cards and airline miles, while discounted rates are available for corporate travelers. No pets are permitted.

Rodeway Inn Montgomery

The Rodeway Inn Montgomery, which is part of Choice Hotels International, is only minutes from the Montgomery Regional Airport and sits close to points of interest like Garrett Coliseum and Alabama State University. Sports lovers also will find the Montgomery Motor Speedway and Lagoon Park Golf Course nearby. The property features bus/truck parking, wake-up calls, a newsstand, a seasonal outdoor pool and front desk with a safe and multilingual staff. This motel also is FEMA-approved for government travelers and offers a business center, copier and fax machine to corporate guests. A light breakfast is included in the room rate along with a manager's reception and tea in the afternoon. All rooms are outfitted with individual climate controls, satellite TV service and a work desk, while select units also have microwaves, mini-fridges and hearing-impaired phones.

Baymont Inn and Suites Birmingham/Vestavia

The Baymont Inn and Suites Birmingham/Vestavia, also a Wyndham property, offers easy access to a bevy of local attractions, including the Birmingham Zoo, Civil Rights Museum, Talladega Speedway and Riverchase Galleria. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool with sunning area, free morning newspapers, vending machines and a 24-hour front desk. Express check-out is offered along with meeting facilities for executive travelers. A free breakfast bar is offered each morning just off the lobby, while eateries like Johnny Ray BBQ, Plaza Steakhouse and Fish Market Restaurant are just a couple minutes away. Spacious guest rooms are furnished with ultra-soft bedding and amenities like cable television and hair dryers in the bathroom. Discounts are available for seniors, military personnel and AAA members. Also, well-behaved pets and service animals are permitted.

Econo Lodge Mobile

The Econo Lodge Mobile, part of the Choice Hotels family, is situated near landmarks and attractions like the Mobile Civic Arena, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park and Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Also, Spring Hill College is just a half-mile down the road. The multi-level property offers braille elevators for physically challenged guests as well as interior corridors and an indoor heated swimming pool. Business-friendly amenities include use of the copier and fax machine along with free Wi-Fi access in all public and private areas. The complimentary continental breakfast features both hot and cold items, while nearby restaurants like Bonefish Grill and The Brick Pit offer fresh local catches and pulled pork specialties, respectively. Guests can choose between smoking and non-smoking rooms, all with satellite TV, air conditioning and heating controls.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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