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Explore the Birmingham Local Area

Birmingham is steeped in history, rich in academia and thriving with restaurants, shops and attractions including McWane Science Center and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Our hotel's central location, set in the heart of downtown, offers the best location for exploration or business, with easy highway access and a direct connection to UAB Hospital.

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In the Neighborhood

Alabama's largest city is home to an impressive, historic downtown, one prime for exploration.

From our Birmingham hotel, guests can stroll from present to past, discovering centuries-old churches, an art deco jazz museum and a statue-filled park. Downtown sights include:

  • First Presbyterian, one of the city's first churches. The red-brick, Victorian Gothic-style church features 25 bells from England.
  • The Cathedral of St. Paul, known for its stained glass windows.
  • The Peanut Depot has been using the same antique roasters for more than 100 years.
  • Families love the 19-acre Railroad Park, which offers walking trails, a skating area, and year-round events.
  • Explorers of all ages can interact with the hands-on exhibits at McWane Science Center.
  • The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is set within an art deco building.
  • Spend hours at the Birmingham Museum of Art, among the finest regional museums in the country.
  • More than 5,000 sports artifacts are displayed at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
  • The 1927 Linn-Henley Research Library features large murals and beautifully painted ceilings.

Get a Taste of the Local Dining Scene

From locally run restaurants to well-loved chains, there's plenty on the menu of Birmingham's dining scene.

  • Chef Chris Dupont uses regional ingredients to create the daily menu at Café Dupont. (0.7 miles)
  • Cantina Laredo (1.65 miles) serves authentic Mexican food with a modern twist.
  • Ribs and white bread earned Dreamland BBQ (1.2 miles) a respected reputation, but the menu also includes other Southern favorites including baked beans, coleslaw and banana pudding.
  • Set in the historic Merritt House, Galley & Garden (1.2 miles) offers a menu of modern American-French inspired cuisine in an elegant setting.
  • Enjoy French cuisine with a Southern twist at Highlands Bar and Grill. (0.8 miles)
  • Pizza and craft beer are staples at Mellow Mushroom. (0.9 miles)
  • The well-known chef's modern take on a traditional pub, Todd English P.U.B. (1.65 miles) features selections from its own carvery, grill and raw bar.

Something for Everyone

For Sports Fans

  • University of Alabama Birmingham (0.2 miles)
  • Barber Motorsports Park (18.9 miles) 
  • Talladega Superspeedway (48.5 miles)
  • Regions Field (0.6 miles), home to minor league baseball's Birmingham Barons
  • Hoover Metropolitan Stadium (16.0 miles) hosts the SEC Baseball Tournament and the Hoover High School Buccaneer football team

Something for Everyone

For Outdoor Enthusiasts

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (5.45 miles)
  • Birmingham Zoo (2.8 miles)
  • Vulcan Park (1.9 miles)
  • Oak Mountain State Park (19.4 miles)

Something for Everyone

For History and Culture Seekers

  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (1.0 miles)
  • Alabama Theatre (0.7 miles)

Something for Everyone

For Business Travelers

  • UAB Hospital, directly connected to our hotel's grounds
  • Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (1.5 miles)