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Holiday Inn Research Park

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We will be back, no doubt! This was the most accommodating hotel we have ever stayed in. We asked for an early check in & a late check out, we got both. Both pools were awesome, location was quite & hot breakfast was an amazing breakfast buffet! All employees were eager to accommodate our needs/wants. Clean, comfortable, & perfect for our little family trip. If we have to go out of route to stay here again, we will!

We arrived in Huntsville early and called to see if we could check in a bit early. We were told our room would probably be ready two hours before our check-in time. We grabbed a bite of lunch and went to the hotel and we were able to check in at 1:30 rather than 3:00 which was especially helpful to us since we had to dress to go to a retirement dinner early that evening. We found our room and bed to be very clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed. The shower was a bit different with one door stationery and we ended up with water on the floor every time and the shower head didn't allow for much adjustment. The water was very hot and we had to be careful in setting temperature; the water pressure was good but we could only get a forceful stream of water rather than a good spray. Otherwise our stay was very nice. The complimentary breakfast offered a good selection of hot foods as well as fruit and pastries. The lady who was responsible for the breakfast buffet was very friendly and chatted with us and all the other guests. She made us feel as if we were visiting with her as her personal guests. The hotel was next door to Kroger with a fuel center and convenient to restaurants, shopping areas, and to the Redstone Arsenal where we attended a retirement ceremony for a family member. Our room was at the end of the hall on the first floor and near the end door which was very nice since it was pouring rain and we were able to park just outside that door to load and unload without getting soaked. Recommend Room 104 for convenience to entrance.

The hotel is bit older and is showing its age in many spots. This is one of those holiday inns that have the super firm mattresses - which is great if you like firm - but the sleep quality for me was not ideal. The internet speed clocked in at a somewhat mediocre 4-5 MBPS. With so many other locations coming in at ten times that speed it's just a little disappointing. Would I stay here again for a value price? Yes. Would I pay $150+ a night here if there was an alternative? No.

This hotel was very, very good to me and my crew. Whoever was working the front desk made sure we had whatever we needed which we appreciated immensely. It would be easy for a hotel like this to be status quo but we were really impressed with how above and beyond the went. Beds were comfortable, artwork in the hotel was nice, and the bathroom was roomy. Will be back!

Great Hotel, nice and quiet! I really enjoyed watching a great movie in the morning. Nice pool and bar area. Right off the interstate! Convenient to lots of shopping and great food! I would definitely stay here again!!

Great location with easy access. Outdated but comfortable beds, great housekeeping. Restaurant (bar & grill) wasn't good. Just had a burger but there is plenty of restaurants nearby. The outdoor pool they advertise as open year round isn't. But pleasant enough. I was here for business and would stay again.

This hotel is exceptionally clean, priced just right, & beautifully decorated. Our room was very clean & comfy (and I'm very picky about cleanliness). The indoor pool is beautiful, even though we did not have time to use it, we were in town for a drag race. The location is great, close to restaurants, drug stores, & interstate. The breakfast buffet was good, & convenient if you don't want to go elsewhere for breakfast. There is a charge for breakfast, but it was reasonable. The only downside is that this is a "Party Place" on the weekends, & finding a parking place is a task. They have live bands on the weekends, which is actually fun to attend, but when we left the hotel for the day to go to the race track, it was hard finding a parking spot when we returned at night, because of all the party goers. That was a little irritating to me because we are paying to stay there, so we should have parking preference over people who just showed up for the party. Noise was never a problem though, we couldn't hear any of the partying noise from our room at all. Overall, this is a nice clean hotel that is close to everything, just beware of the crowds on the weekends. The lobby will be full of people coming to and from the party, & the parking lot will be full.

This is my second visit and I am very disappointed. I had adjoining rooms with my daughter and grandbaby. The air conditioning stopped working in the early morning hours. So my daughter requested another room and to out surprise the room was dirty. She keep her room and they sent up a fan...So the hotel has a bar called Hopper which meant that we did not have a place to park as a paying guest of the hotel. The bar patrons should have parked further out not the hotel guests.

We spent only one night here but we found the staff helpful, the beds comfortable, the rooms clean, the pool at a perfect temperature for a dip, and the location ideal for our activities. I would have even rated it higher but for one little thing. It was my understanding that the indoor/outdoor pool was open year round and heated. To my grandsons dismay, you could not swim under the tunnel from one to the other. I believe the outdoor pool was not open but am honestly unsure. He had just looked forward to that, indoor one second outdoor the next, experience. This was everything we wanted at s great rate which made it wonderful for those on a budget!

The lobby and restaurant are all updated and clean. But, the rooms needs some updating. Sheets, towels, bathroom are OK and clean. Staff is all very friendly and go out of their way to help you.. Breakfast buffet is very good. I would stay here again.

5903 University Dr Nw Huntsville AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Holiday Inn Research Park places you next to Madison Square Mall and within a 3 miles (5 km) of University of Alabama-Huntsville. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 200 rooms and conveniences like an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Huntsville hotel are Sci-Quest North Alabama Science Center and Oakwood University.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Holiday Inn Research Park's 200 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Research Park enjoy an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 8 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 133 reviews