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Holiday Inn Airport Birmingham (Alabama)

This is a 3 star hotel in Birmingham
5000 Richard Arrington Blvd., Birmingham, AL, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - Holiday Inn Airport Birmingham (Alabama)
Recommended for convenient airport location and free shuttle service
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle service and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the airport
  • Many guests praised the free shuttle service
  • The front desk agents were frequently complimented for their friendly service
Cons 
  • Several guests thought that the surrounding neighbourhood seemed unsafe
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the hotel in general appeared somewhat rundown
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 2, 2013
Overview
This property is situated among other hotels and restaurants, within a 2-minute drive of Interstate 20. Convenient for guests looking to access the airport, this hotel offers a free airport shuttle service to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) which is a 5-minute drive away. The free shuttle service operates on demand from 4:20 am to midnight.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and this hotel also offers long-term "park and fly" parking for $6 per day. Pets are not permitted.

The on-site Steel City Bar and Grill serves breakfast and dinner. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre (which includes free printing), an ATM, an ice machine, safe deposit boxes and a news stand.

The downtown area is about a 10-minute drive away and features the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Magic Place Shopping Centre and the Alabama Theatre. The Railroad Park and Regions Field, which is the home of the Birmingham Barons, are both about a 12-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps) 

Verified by a front desk agent on September 27, 2013: Shuttle service and on-site dining details.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests though that this hotel was well suited for guests looking for convenient access to the airport. Many reviewers praised the shuttle service for being prompt and reliable, while a couple of guests specifically mentioned that the driver was friendly. A few guests appreciated the park-and-fly option offered.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable, while a couple of reviewers found the rooms quiet. A few guests specifically mentioned that the beds were comfortable.

The front desk agents were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. However, there were a few complaints about staff (see below).

The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests thought that the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel seemed sketchy and unsafe, while a few reviewers thought that the hotel had a general rundown appearance.

While the staff were frequently complimented, a few guests thought that the on-site manager seemed apathetic. A couple of other reviewers said that they had concerns about inaccurate billing and credit card charges.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 81% of 149 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #47 out of 80 hotels in Birmingham, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 133 reviews.

The author called the hotel on September 27, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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105.75 USD - 0.00 USD Holiday Inn Airport Birmingham (Alabama)
Rating:
5.0
Mediocre
Ranking:
#6
Out of 18 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 5.0 / 10

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

Rating: #6 out of 18 hotels in Birmingham ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from La Jolla, CA US rated Holiday Inn Airport Birmingham (Alabama) 2 out of 10 on July 12, 2005

Amenities

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Holiday Inn Airport Birmingham (Alabama)

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Executive Floor
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop

User Contributed Info

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Since we are located just three minutes from the Birmingham Airport, our hotel's amenities include a free shuttle to and from the airport, along with other great services for business and leisure travelers alike.

This Birmingham, AL hotel's Business Center features corporate amenities, such as computer access and copy, print and fax services. If you need to host a meeting while in the area, consider using one of our five meeting rooms, which offer 2,824 square feet. We are located near major businesses, including Coca-Cola, Pemco Aeroplex and SMI Steel.

Leisure travelers appreciate our close proximity to several of Birmingham's most popular attractions, and to the Birmingham Airport. Our hotel's convenient location is near museums like the Civil Rights Museum and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Families are sure to enjoy visiting Vulcan Park or historic Arlington, as well as Five Points South. Don't miss the Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses and the botanical gardens of Birmingham, AL.

Our hotel's amenities include features you value like free Internet access throughout the hotel. Our facilities also feature Steel City Bar and Grill, our restaurant and lounge, which serves delicious American cuisine. After a long day of meetings, you can enjoy a workout in the Fitness Center or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Take advantage of our great deals and book your stay today at our Birmingham hotel!

Accessibility Options Handicapped Parking
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Porter / Bellhop | Gift Shop / News Stand | Fitness Room | Laundry Service | Concierge
General Property Info Cash Machine | Elevator/Lift | 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Number of Floors 9
Number of Rooms 220
Number of Suites 7
Parking Outdoor | Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email matt.simpson@hibhm.com
Place Status Open at this location
Postal Code 35212
Public Access Open to the General Public
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (205) 591-6900?
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Toll-free 888 897 0088
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free


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