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Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover

This is a 3 star hotel in Birmingham
2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, AL, U.S.A.
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Free breakfast/area shuttle, close to shops, clean rooms, minor concerns with noise
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast, free evening reception, free area shuttle
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the quality and organization of the free breakfast
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was found to be close to shopping malls and highway access
  • The hotel's rooms were praised for being well equipped and clean
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 21, 2013
Located along Highway 150 and about a 9-minute drive from Hoover, the Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer an all-suite hotel with a free breakfast, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned suites comes with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a wet bar, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a dining table, a desk, a free weekday newspaper, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Wheelchair-accessible suites are available, as are smoking and non-smoking suites.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, a free cooked-to-order breakfast and free parking. A complimentary evening reception is also offered daily, as is a free area shuttle. Please contact the hotel directly for full shuttle details. On-site dining is available at Hoover Grille, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.

Birmingham's city centre is about an 18-minute drive away, while Riverchase Galleria is a 3-minute drive from the hotel. Verizon Wireless Music Center can be found 8 minutes away by car and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 5, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, breakfast, staff and location.

Numerous guests praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet, modern and beautifully furnished, with good Wi-Fi and comfortable beds and linens.

The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by many reviewers, who described it as excellent, delicious, fresh and frequently replenished. One traveller noted, "The breakfast was the best we have encountered at an Embassy Suites. Everything was very organized and they had servers delivering omelets, as compared to creating a large line around the station that you see in most other Embassy Suites. They also were checking names to ensure that non-guests were not crashing breakfast, which made everything seem controlled".

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments, and where characterized as friendly, accommodating, professional and efficient. One guest remarked, "Guest Services rep. and shuttle driver, were all courteous and appreciative of our business. Upon checkout, the Guest Services rep. gave me her card and invited me back and shared local shopping venues with me - thus, turning me from a customer into a loyal return customer".

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to several shopping malls, highway access, restaurants and downtown Birmingham.

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about noise transfer.

A few lodgers were disappointed with the noise level in the hotel. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms, as well as loud children in the hallways and the pool area. guest reviews ranked the hotel #8 of 80 Birmingham hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 152 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 97% recommendation rate from 144 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 from 141 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 5, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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168.00 USD - 0.00 USD Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover
Out of 79 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.5 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #12 out of 79 hotels in Birmingham ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Myrlines from Austell, GA US rated Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover 7 out of 10 on April 27, 2014


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Embassy Suites Birmingham-Hoover

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Golf Course
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shops in Hotel

User Contributed Info

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The Embassy Suites Birmingham/Hoover hotel in Alabama is located in the heart of the Southeast’s premier Riverchase Galleria shopping area and only minutes from the Riverchase Office Park. Enjoy dining at some of the South’s best restaurants during your stay, or play a round of golf at one of the famed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. While enjoying our full service, all-suite accommodations , you will also experience Southern Hospitality at its best. Here are just a few of the wonderful points of interest in our area:

    * Region’s Park – Home to the Birmingham Barons and the SEC Baseball Tournament
    * Riverchase Galleria
    * Legion Field – Home to the Bowl and the Magic City Classic
    * Vulcan Park and Museum
    * Barber Motorsports Park
    * Talladega Superspeedway
    * Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
    * McWane Science Center
    * Alabama Adventure
    * Verizon Wireless Music Center
    * Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center
    * Historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
    * Aldridge Gardens
    * Birmingham Zoo

All guests that enjoy our two-room suites also receive a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast daily and our complimentary nightly Managers’ Reception, designed to start and end each day at its best!

Each Suite has its own microwave, mini fridge, iron/ironing board, coffee and coffee maker, two 37-inch flat screen TVs, high-speed internet access, wet bar, and two phones with voice mail. Also, unwind or get pumped, in our Precor®Fitness Center

The Embassy Suites Birmingham – Hoover is located minutes from:

    * AT&T Regional Southeast Data Center
    * Region’s Bank Operations Center
    * Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    * Alabama Telco Credit Union Headquarters
    * BioCryst
    * BioHorizons Implant Systems
    * ALACAD
    * Cahaba Safeguard Administrators
    * T-Mobile
    * Johnson Controls
    * Reiss Viking
    * KBR, Inc
    * Lawson State Community College
    * Open Solutions
    * Office Furniture USA


Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 1-205-985-9997
General Amenities Suitcase Storage | Breakfast Available | Gift Shop / News Stand | Wedding Services | Laundry Machines | Fitness Room | Convenience Store | Laundry Service
General Property Info Elevator/Lift | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 35244
Public Access Open to the General Public
Room Amenities Blackout drapes/curtains | Electronic/magnetic keys | Air Conditioning | Iron/Ironing Board | Telephone | Complimentary Newspaper | Voicemail
Room Entertainment Clock Radio | DVD Player | Cable Television | Premium TV Channels | High Definition TV | Flat Panel TV
Telephone 1-205-985-9994

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