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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Birmingham-Irondale(East)

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

nice location.reasonable rate. staff was nice. breakfast was good.

Hotel is very convenient to EWTN studios. A little on old side-bathtub didn't drain properly: finished shower in 4" of water. Free breakfast pretty good-cinnamon rolls are killer. PM Manager Randy is excellent-can solve any problem and very helpful on local food shopping. Learned to say: Roll Tide!

We booked our hotel for a king size bed and a sofa sleeper. When we arrived at midnight and very tired with two small kids all we had was a king size bed and a chair sleeper so my husband slept on the floor. The hotel made it clear that it wasn't their fault and that Orbitz has the wrong information for the hotel. Even though we booked for two adults and two children or pets still gave us this room. I have been calling Orbitz and get nowhere with them. They will not refund my money and I am very upset. Be very careful when you book a room. You may not get what you paid for!

Phone rang at 5am 5:05 am 5:10 am finally unplugged it. Alarm clock went off at 522am. A/C sounded like there was a helicopter pad outside. No hot water in Am, tub wouldn't drain.

Booked online specifically because of airport shuttle. Called to ask for shuttle, told no, wrong on Expedia website. Spent $40 on Taxi service there and back. Hotel staff said have tried to remove shuttle from site I viewed. Bummer. Nice Hotel otherwise. In future, will call all hotels before booking to confirm free shuttle 24H.

Very pleased overall, breakfast could be better but the room was clean and big and comfy.

Nice clean rooms. The staff were friendly and gave us good suggestions for restaurants. The pool was not bad but seemed like they've not cleaned it the day we went. But the next day it seemed clean. Overall it was a nice place to stay.

Spent one night. Everything was fine.Room was clean. Staff was helpful. Location was good.

I booked a nonsmoking king room. When I checked in to my room, I was given a key to a smoking room. I called the front desk and was told they didn't have any nonsmoking king rooms. I asked what did they have and was moved to another floor nonsmoking with two double beds. The bed(s) were worn in the middle and the room was not clean by Holiday Inn Express standards. I asked for an adjustment on the price of the room since they couldn't provide what I reserved. I was told that since I booked through a third party and they would have to be the one who adjusted the price. I will not be staying there again. If this third party is booking rooms that are not available, I probably won't use them again, not any time soon for sure.

The hotel sits way off the road so it's a little hard to find. I stood at the front desk for several minutes while 2 ladies chatted behind the counter. Never once did they even acknowledge that I was standing there even though I was a mere 2 feet from them. Once they decided to help me, they were friendly -- but I was certainly not their priority.

I was very upset with the hotel's customer service, it was very late when I was going to check into the hotel, my cell phone battery was low so I was unable to use my gps, I called the hotel to get directions and there was only one person at work and she could not give me directions to get to the hotel, I was asked to call back in five minutes and when I did I was unable to still get directions, I drove around for about 40 minutes until I just decided to drive on home, I had my children with me, when I was on the phone with the lady, I asked was there a manager at work and I was told no, that she was the only one working, so I wait until the next day and called to speak to a manager and I was still advised that there would not be one back until Monday. I am very upset that this hotel would not train their employees properly, I am sure that they could have googled an exit number for me or even had a brochure with an exit number. I had booked my room in advance but if I hadn't' I would have just drove to another hotel. I will never stay at this particular Holiday Inn NEVER!!!!!!

Wireless Internet at no extra charge was a plus. Proximity to the Birmingham airport (about 10 minute drive) made it worth the extra $.

We stay at this hotel often because it is close to our children when we visit Birmingham. We were in town this week-end for a "first" birthday of a Grandson!

Restaurants,and shopping nearby,great highway access.

The location was hard to find and the driveway was steep!!! The parking was horrible!! We had to park in a grassy area that was muddy. Upon entering the hotel people was standing outside the front doors and would not make room to get by. We then proceeded to check in and they had changed our reservations from a king size to two queens without even calling and asking if this was acceptable. When I asked what the difference in the prices were, the front desk person said it didn't matter. We made it up to our room on an elevator that sounded like at any moment was going die. Needed a hot shower after a long day of traveling and the shower wall was cracked and then the tub wouldn't drain during the shower. I was not impressed with this hotel.

Bad from the start, and only got worse in the a.m. shower head pointed out of shower so when started it flooded the floor, the shower was dirty and had hair left in it from prior guest garbage in the garbage can when I arrived, and it looked like a late check out guest used the towels and bathroom before leaving and it was not checked on again. Staff pushed hard to get me to donate blood, because they had some blood drive going in the hotel Tell Holiday Inn I do not plan to stay a Priority Club meeting, since I will not stay at one of their facilities again!!

Nice and cool

it was good overall

The hotel was convenient to the Birmingham airport, but not located "at the airport". Located right off Route 20 gave it an excellent location, whether we were traveling to Talladega Superspeedway, sightseeing, eating, or accessing the airport.

Good room, but no eating places in immediate area, freeway close.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Birmingham-Irondale

Everyone (5) Business (8) Couples (3) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (3)
4

nice and quiet

Everyone

nice location.reasonable rate. staff was nice. breakfast was good.

By on Nov 9, 2017

4

birmingham to visit ewtn

Everyone

Hotel is very convenient to EWTN studios. A little on old side-bathtub didn't drain properly: finished shower in 4" of water. Free breakfast pretty good-cinnamon rolls are killer. PM Manager Randy is excellent-can solve any problem and very helpful on local food shopping. Learned to say: Roll Tide!

By on Nov 22, 2016

2

orbitz mislead us and booked us the wrong room!

Everyone

We booked our hotel for a king size bed and a sofa sleeper. When we arrived at midnight and very tired with two small kids all we had was a king size bed and a chair sleeper so my husband slept on the floor. The hotel made it clear that it wasn't their fault and that Orbitz has the wrong information for the hotel. Even though we booked for two adults and two children or pets still gave us this room. I have been calling Orbitz and get nowhere with them. They will not refund my money and I am very upset. Be very careful when you book a room. You may not get what you paid for!

By , from chicago on Jul 31, 2016

1
Everyone

Phone rang at 5am 5:05 am 5:10 am finally unplugged it. Alarm clock went off at 522am. A/C sounded like there was a helicopter pad outside. No hot water in Am, tub wouldn't drain.

By on Apr 29, 2016

2

no airport shuttle

Everyone

Booked online specifically because of airport shuttle. Called to ask for shuttle, told no, wrong on Expedia website. Spent $40 on Taxi service there and back. Hotel staff said have tried to remove shuttle from site I viewed. Bummer. Nice Hotel otherwise. In future, will call all hotels before booking to confirm free shuttle 24H.

By on Apr 11, 2016

4

road trip

GetawayWithFriends

Very pleased overall, breakfast could be better but the room was clean and big and comfy.

By on Jun 9, 2015

5

holiday inn

Families

Nice clean rooms. The staff were friendly and gave us good suggestions for restaurants. The pool was not bad but seemed like they've not cleaned it the day we went. But the next day it seemed clean. Overall it was a nice place to stay.

By on Feb 23, 2015

4

good hotel

Families

Spent one night. Everything was fine.Room was clean. Staff was helpful. Location was good.

By on Aug 16, 2013

1

not the room that i booked and no adjusted price

BusinessTravelers

I booked a nonsmoking king room. When I checked in to my room, I was given a key to a smoking room. I called the front desk and was told they didn't have any nonsmoking king rooms. I asked what did they have and was moved to another floor nonsmoking with two double beds. The bed(s) were worn in the middle and the room was not clean by Holiday Inn Express standards. I asked for an adjustment on the price of the room since they couldn't provide what I reserved. I was told that since I booked through a third party and they would have to be the one who adjusted the price. I will not be staying there again. If this third party is booking rooms that are not available, I probably won't use them again, not any time soon for sure.

By on May 30, 2013

4

nice hotel

Singles

The hotel sits way off the road so it's a little hard to find. I stood at the front desk for several minutes while 2 ladies chatted behind the counter. Never once did they even acknowledge that I was standing there even though I was a mere 2 feet from them. Once they decided to help me, they were friendly -- but I was certainly not their priority.

By on May 13, 2013