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Stopped for the night on our way to Gulf Shores. What a deal! Very inexpensive for a basic, very clean room. Front desk attendant was friendly and helpful. I saw her walking through the parking lot at about 10 pm picking up trash. This prompted me to take notice of the cleanliness of the entire property. Not so much as a cigarettte butt anywhere in the parking lot or landscaping surrounding the motel. This place shows pride of ownership! Older establishment, but if you just need a clean, nice place to stay, I highly recommend.

The hotel could use with some updates, but the room was CLEAN, the staff was pleasant, and the cost was low. The room even had the added benefit of a refrigerator. There was adequate parking and it was easy to find.

We we're traveling through and decided to stop for the night. We searched online and found this fantastic deal! The decor is a little dated, but the bed was very comfortable. The shower was hot. The room was clean. What more could you ask for? And a king bed for less than $60!

This establishment occupies the site of my grandparents' former home, so it is always a pleasure to stay there. It is conveniently located, clean, well-appointed, and the price is always right. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

The location was perfect for visiting family about a mile away. The motel is older but the room was clean and had a nice long bathroom counter, plenty of hot water, microwave & refrigerator, nice tv reception. One bed was softer than the other but both were good. There was a breakfast that included fresh fruit but I did not see any juice. I feel sorry for motel owners since they can not get ratings for guests and obviously one of their guests was not very nice as there were two burn holes in one of the bedspreads.It was nice to have the rooms on one level and be able to park right outside our door.

I've stayed here a handful of times and it has always been clean, but needs updating. There are also residents that live at this motel and from past experiences this is not always a good thing. We have only had one time that someone knocked on our door looking for a resident.

First, the Refrigerator had no shelves in it so it did not hold very much and things kept falling out and the door would not stay shut. Secondly, there was not that much water pressure in the bath room or bedroom vanity sink. The swimming pool was shut down so no one could swim or lay out to tan. Thirdly, the batteries in the tv remote were dead and even when we took the remote back to get new batteries, the "new batteries" did not work well. Fourthly, we were asked to park on the other side of the parking lot away from our door because a Contractor with a huge trailer was allowed to park triple spaces, and parking spaces were limited. 5th, the plastic keys kept malfunctioning and so we had to keep taking them into the office to re-program them. Lastly, they let anyone and everyone ring our room without knowing them or asking them if they knew us or not. Lastly, the rug did not look all that clean, there was a bulb missing in one of the lamps and we were not sure if the smoke detector worked or not because it looked worn out.Also it was supposed to be a Non Smoking room but it clearly smelled of tobacco smoke when we came into the room, and the air was turned off so the room was hot and the refrigerator had just been turned on so it was not all that cool at the beginning. The lady there was really nice but the man there was kind of rude.

I hate to give a negative review to any place. I have thought about this for a few days. After talking with family I have decided to write a review of my experience staying at Express Inn and Suites. I wouldn't feel right f I didn't. So here goes. On a trip to Destin to visit my daughter in law and son my wife and I booked a room at Express Inn and Suites thru Hotwire. We have had good luck with Hotwire in the past with using their rating system. Express Inn and Suites was only priced at 37 a night and had a 90 % approval,rating. I should have known better. My dad taught me better than this. 99 percent of the time you get what you pay for. Well it was late, we were just going to sleep a few hours, get up and be back on the road so we booked the room. We arrived around midnight , got our key and went to our room with one king size bed. We opened the door and the smell of body odor and old stale smoke and filth rolled out f the room. I looked at her, she looked at me. "Oh what the heck we are just staying to sleep a few hours then leave". Went back to the car and grabbed a few things. We didn't grab everything due to the condition and lack of cleanliness of the room. There were dead flies on the night stand, stains on the couch. The sheets looked worn and old. I just hoped they were clean. They didn't look it. There was no way I was going to se the bed spread comforter. One word FILTH. Well now it is time to do the old bed bug check. Looked around the mattress lifted up the mattress and there it was a HYPODERMIC NEEDLE. Called Hotwire and went to the front desk. Told the night manager and his daughter that we cannot stay in this room. He did offer another room. We declined. He was very nice and polite and sorry about the needle being found under the mattress and offered up many reasons why it could have been there. I really couldn't give two as to why the hypodermic needle was there. Employee using the room to shoot up? Traveling drug user left it under there or forgot it? Or a secret stash for the secret society of needle sharing diabetics. Even tho the room was nasty, dirty and stunk. I still think we would have stayed here for the night due to us both being penny pinchers.I have to say the needle sent us both over the edge. Dad, you were right "you get what you pay for". I'm just lucky I didn't get hepatitis or AIDS for $37 dollars. My advice don't stay here.

Slightly off the beaten path. Stayed on way to PCB Florida. Rooms were ok, but priced accordingly. Hotel clerk was unfamiliar with the town and had no dinner recommendations having only lived in Hartselle for six months ???. It appeared that a portion of rooms were permanent guests. Offered breakfast but we passed... Pool wasn't yet opened (in May).

Very attractive exterior units resemble a "Santa Fe" motif. The rooms are very clean and sufficiently modern. The area is extremely safe and quiet. The motel is only about 3 miles from Interstate 65 which is great. The staff seems friendly enough. Perfect place to stay that is affordable clean and safe which is very hard to find in Alabama!

Highway 31 SW Hartselle AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a 5-minute walk of Sparkman Park, Express Inn & Suites is within a few miles (5 km) of Wheeler Lake. This motel has 33 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Each morning free breakfast is included with your stay. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 33 rooms have free local calls. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.

Property features

Express Inn & Suites features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Standard Double Non-Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Double Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard King Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Mini Suite Non-Smoking

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 21 reviews

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