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Tuscaloosa in Alabama is known as ‘the one and only’ and therefore a popular city to visit for all kinds of travelers, whether on a solo trip, with family, or on business. The city intrigues with its bustling nightlife, hundreds of restaurants, shops, attractions, and rich history dating back to the 1800s. You will find the city surrounding the Black Warrior River. After all, the name Tuscaloosa itself means ‘Black Warrior’ and refers to the legendary Native-American Chief Tuscaloosa.

Not surprisingly, visitors come to Tuscaloosa to see the historic buildings on the campus of the University of Alabama, such as the Little Round House and The President’s Mansion. After a long day, why not relax in one of the many parks of the city or enjoy water sports at one of the many lakes in Tuscaloosa? Either way, there is fun to be had for everyone.

Where to stay in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The University of Alabama was founded in 1831 and is home to thousands of students, great college sports, and several historic buildings on campus. Many visit Tuscaloosa in order to attend a college football game, check out the campus, or visit a friend or child who is attending the University. Regardless of your reason for visiting, there are several excellent hotels near the University of Alabama, so you can stay close to the campus action.

Since Tuscaloosa was home to the first African-American Mortician in West Alabama, Will J. Murphy’s house has been turned into the Murphy African-American Museum in his honor. The museum now focuses on the lifestyles of affluent African-Americans in history, and there are many hotels near the Murphy African-American Museum if you want to stay as close as possible.

Moreover, Tuscaloosa was the seat of the Alabama’s state government for 20 years, from 1826 to 1846. During this time, you could find the Alabama Capitol at Capitol Park. The original building burned down in 1823, but a foundation and two pillars can still be found in the park, making it a popular attraction for visitors with an interest in American History. The new building was later used to house the Alabama Central Female College. If you are planning to spend some time exploring Capitol Park during your trip, why not book yourself into one of the several hotels near Capitol Park, Tuscaloosa?

3 and 4 star hotels in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

If you are visiting Tuscaloosa and wish to ensure a little bit of extra comfort during your stay, you should book a room at a 4 star hotel in Tuscaloosa. Here, you will have added amenities to enjoy during your trip and can relax and unwind after a day of exploring everything Tuscaloosa has to offer.

If you are hoping to stick to a stricter budget on your trip, you will find that there are over 20 3 star hotels in Tuscaloosa to choose from. This way, you will still be able to get a great night’s sleep, while still making sure that you do not break the bank.

Hotels near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama’s largest airport, and serves flights to destinations all over the world. You will be happy to hear that there are several great hotels near Birmingham International Airport for you to choose from in case you have an early flight or late arrival requiring you to stay near the airport for your visit to Tuscaloosa.