Birmingham Marriott3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
that's all i have to say. spectacular. the hotel is newly done. The M Club is FANTASTIC....the layout, rooms....ehhh. the gym.....ehhhh. But they have Brooke....that alone is worth staying for. The hotel overall is nice and newer in that it was refurbished - but hard to get to.
Conveniently located off the high in an office park that was very quiet NYE weekend. As a senior citizen I am not that impressed with the "new" Marriott look. Just do not get the gathering place concept. New contempo rooms were comfortable and clean. No more chest of drawers to put your clothes away. Had breakfast buffet which was just ok. Well trained and friendly staff at front desk and restaurant.
My family of 4, including two grown kids, stayed here Christmas Eve Eve on a journey from north to south. The hotel has the new Marriott look, upscale, refined, if sorta bland. The new M Club in the lobby has good space. The 24-hour amenities - sodas, water, packaged snacks, coffee machine - are useful. But be mindful they don't serve hot foods (breakfast, evening snacks or desserts) in the M Club every day, including during our stay. We had stated 4 people would be in this room, so I found it odd that the front desk clerk would offer only a substitute breakfast for 2 of us. I had to lobby a bit to get vouchers for the other 2 breakfasts. The rest of our stay was as expected. Staff was friendly. The property feels new and looks sharp. RUNNERS: This hotel is located in a newer (less than 5-10 years old?) office/commercial/apartment complex that is bisected by a major road (US280). It's stunning to me that a large development of this age (so new) was built with ZERO sidewalks, crosswalks, pedestrian traffic signals, much less bike lanes. There is no signal to cross the major highway, so you take your life into your own hands if you try. If you don't or can't take a car to get to nearby neighborhoods or trails, and if you don't want to cross the highway, you're left with Grandview Blvd, which is the street the hotel is on. You can do loops of Grandview (about 1.3 miles each loop) and get some decent hill-climbing work in. The asphalt pavement is smooth, but remember you are running on a four-lane, divided street with no shoulder and no sidewalks. It's not ideal. The front desk clerk told me about a nice neighborhood (Lakeside) that was about a mile away, but she said it wasn't safe to run from the hotel to get there. There's not much the hotel can do about this, of course, but I write this review so you'll know ahead of time.
Birmingham Marriott - Stay Report 12/16 - 12/17 Location: The hotel is not located in Downtown Birmingham but instead a few miles east of the city by the intersection of US 280 and I-459. Nearby are a number of other hotels and chain restaurants, bars and stores including a Trader Joes. Downtown Birmingham is an easy 15 minute drive and BHM is about the same. Hotel: The hotel has undergone a recent renovation. While the outside still looks a bit 1980s style Marriott the inside is very nice. The parking lot is large, there's a bar/restaurant in the lobby, 24 hour fitness center, indoor pool and best of all, a M Life Lounge that's open on the weekends! While it's a little small, I was surprised but happy to find that. Check In: A little mixed. Not much in the way of Gold recognition and I had to ask about whether the lounge was open and the agent didn't know but on the other hand he was friendly. Room: A good example of the new style Marriott rooms. Comfortable bed, work area, chaise lounge, huge smart TV, good sized bathroom with excellent shower. Wifi worked well too. Lounge: It has a wine machine which has some free pours and when I popped in at 7:30 PM there were cookies and brownies out as well as gummi bears and popcorn. For breakfast they had scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, breads, cereal and fruit. However, the food was not refilled much which was a negative. This hotel works well for Birmingham and can be had for $87 on weekends. I'd be back.
As this is a newly renovated full service Marriott, I was expecting more. I am Platinum with Marriott and expected this hotel to be a lot better than it is. The check in was ok and the beds are comfortable. The exterior wall in the room has water damage, the carpet needs cleaning in spots, and the drapery slides are damaged and do not function smoothly. The newly renovated lobby is bland. No color other than a leaning Christmas tree. I can see why the rates are so low.
Had not been here since it was renovated and came away quite impressed. Rooms seemed more spacious and airy, definitely modern. Lobby to include bar area also open and impressive as was their lounge for elite level guests. Although not opened for breakfast that weekend it was stocked w snacks and drinks throughout our stay. Definitely worth a return visit.
This is a beautiful, updated hotel! The bed was super comfortable and I loved the modern furnishings. Check in and check out went smoothly. Free in room coffee and microwave. Although I didn't use them, the fitness room and lounge looked great.
This is a very clean and modern hotel. The room had an awesome shower with great towels. The bed was not very comfortable and it would have been nice to have a small microwave to go along with the micro fridge. The staff is very friendly. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay.
This property is in a great location! It was clean and the employees were very welcoming. There was plenty of seating in the lobby so we ould have a quiet space. Just a 7 minute drive away were the colonnade shops, a delightful area with restaurants, boutiques, and a movie theatre. Great place!
Several of us stayed here the weekend of the BAMA/LSU game. This hotel renovated since my last visit and did an excellent job. My room was not available when I arrived and the front desk staff did a great job keeping me up to date on the availability. As a group of us discussed dinner plans in the lobby, Marriott employee Ron came up to me and told me that he can shuttle our group on the Marriott van and several in the group took us up on his offer. The customer service Ron provided to us is reason alone for me to stay there again in two years when LSU returns to Tuscaloosa.
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
- 24-hour fitness center
Birmingham Marriott is located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from The Summit and within a 10-minute drive of Liberty Park & Statue of Liberty Replica. This 295-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Altadena Valley Golf and Country Club is also close to this Birmingham hotel.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.
Birmingham Marriott's 295 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 49-inch Smart TVs with digital channels and Netflix. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.
Guests staying at Birmingham Marriott enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
86% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 468 reviews