Hampton Inn Calera2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Family of 4 stop over on the way to the beach. Room size a bit small but comfortable and air conditioner was a little noisy. Staff very friendly. Overall good experience, everything went as expected for a less than 24 hour stay.
We've stayed here a few times. It is nice to reserve a room and check in online. Carol, who works in reception area, is a fantastic employee!! She is so friendly and professional. I missed her on our most recent stay (she wasn't working that evening). Constructive criticism: You need to mark your entrance with better signage. It was kind of hard to find the hotel in the evening.
The room I stayed in seemed a little behind on the times. I'm not sure why, but there are TWO thermostats for the a/c. One on the wall and one on the unit itself so if your room is too cold, make sure you adjust both of them. I didn't notice the second one until my second night. Both beds felt like spring loaded bouncy houses and were very uncomfortable. The blow dryer didn't work, and the mini fridge barely fit in the cabinet it was in. To open it all the way you have to move the fridge to the left, but then you have to move it to the right again for the door to close. Sounds minor, but when you're paying $120 to $140 per night, you expect to sleep in a comfortable bed and expect everything to work right. I'm still giving three stars, however, because I didn't voice my concerns with the staff. I was tired almost the whole trip, and almost always busy driving from restaurant to restaurant working and didn't want to have to switch rooms, if they even had a room with a better bed. Not to mention, I would expect some sort of room service. At least some food you can order, versus only being able to order either Zaxby's, Taco Bell, Bojangle's, or some other fast food from grub hub or door dash.
The hotel stays booked because it is a great stopping point between where you came from and to Florida panhandle and because the other hotel on this exit is not on the same level of quality. Plus, there are food choices for everyone from Cracker Barrel, to Chick-fil-a, to local Milo's, and the Bojangles is right in front of the hotel. This Bojangles by the way is the LAST Bojangles between Birmingham and Pensacola (or the first depending on your direction of travel). The only weird thing about this hotel is that the staff is not friendly but who cares as long as they charge you fairly and give you a room key. So if you're ok with a front service desk who do not interact socially, you're good at a great hotel and great food options including a local honky tonk across the highway.
Will definitely stay here again I’m in the area. It’s very easy to get in and off the interstate. Plenty of food places to grab a bite. Gas stations are also easy to use. Hotel is good as well. Everything you expect from a Hampton Inn.
I stayed at the “other” hotel in the area which is literally the worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in (Hampton Inn was fully booked). When staying in Calera ALWAYS stay here at The Hampton Inn!!! This Hampton In is a bit old but they don’t allow that to be used as an excuse. The employees are SUPER nice and very helpful. The rooms are very clean and in order. The bed was really comfortable, I just wish I had more time to spend resting in it but not much THI could do to help me there;). I highly recommend The Hampton Inn Calera for anyone staying in the area. Nice work!!
This was a pleasant stay and choice but the staff seemed different than the other reviewers experienced. When we checked in the lady behind the desk was talking with another employee in the snack area and I had to wait awhile to get her attention. While checking in I gave her my name and she only spoke a few words if I asked her a question. It was sort of like checking in online. Later I went up to the desk and there were 2 other staff members talking there. I told them I had a difficult time finding the hotel and they both smiled but didn't ask a question or make a comment. While going to our room we pasted a housekeeper who greeted us with a smile and pleasant exchange of words so we finally felt welcome. Not complaining, just a different Hampton experience than we are used to. A nice location and clean and quiet room.
I love staying at this Hampton Inn. The staff are all so friendly and keep the place very clean. Feels like home away from home. The complimentary breakfast has quite a selection. They pretty much have something for everyone!
Arrived late. Sign posted on door that they were sold out. I had a reservation, so this proved to be a non problem. The front desk staff was very helpfult and got us to our room quickly after a brief run down of ameneties available to us. A very nice stay indeed.
Great location just close enough to Birmingham. Hotel is nicely apppointed and front desk staff was super efficient. Great location to restaurants and abour 6 miles to department stores (Walmart next door). Definitely would stay again.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
Hampton Inn Calera is located 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Central Alabama Paintball Park and within a 10-minute drive of Timberline Golf Course. This 91-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.
Guests can expect to find 32-inch an LCD TV with cable channels and first-run movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. The pillowtop bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers hair dryers. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.
At Hampton Inn Calera, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
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92.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 532 reviews