Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 41
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EWTNOcttraveler Helpful staff and quiet room.
The staff gave helpful tips and the shuttle van driver was courteous and friendly. I liked the shuttle van which brought me to dinner my first night. This is the first motel I stayed at which offered a pillow menu, firm or soft. I was also able to use the free wi-fi.
I do not have a TV, but I noticed that some common cable channels were missing from the channel offerings.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by birddog200587 enjoyable stay
We went to the Alabama game and stayed here on our way back great place to stay in Birmingham!!!
September 25, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bridgett Bridgett
We have always stayed with Holiday Inn Express and we have always been satisfied. We had made reservation's 2 weeks prior to our arrival. We were going to see our grandson who is four and we had reserved a King Suite so that we would have room to play with him, only to get there and they had given our room away. I even called to tell them at 3:00 that we would be there at 7:00, everything was fine until we got there. We had to change rooms three times!!!!!! I would never recommend this hotel to anyone the staff doesn't have a clue how to accommodate anyone when things go wrong. Also they kept saying our rewards cards didn't work which I don't understand we have had it for years and used it many times and they said it only showed two times which is totally wrong!! Plus the ice machine was broke for over a week.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TLM99 Comfortable and convenient
Having stayed in this facility for one night last October, we were familiar with the site. So, when we needed to stay in the Birmingham area, we had no reluctance to stay again. Despite the current road construction we were able to navigate easily. The area restaurant information sheet provided by the front desk was very extensive and LaToya's (front desk clerk) recommendation (Logan's) was great. The room was clean and the breakfast was acceptable. Overall a good value.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MobileMech Great place to Stay!
I have stayed here on several occaisns and it it always an enjoyabe experience, the staff there always makes me feel at home, the rooms are always clean with no problems. it is my place to stay whenever I am in Birmingham
August 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by zrdsm low end of fair
Hotel looked new outside but was old inside. Bed was not comfortable,room had a smell didn't feel clean,& you have to use room key to turn on bath room lights that are on a timer that will go off after you fall asleep which made it hard to find where to turn them on at night.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Viscountyyyyy Nice hotel in Birmingham
Awesome staff and very nice room.
Quiet, clean and comfortable a very positive experience.
Only non 5 star were the breakfast choices which were below my normal HI express experiences.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Air1 Nice property
Convenient location and comfortable beds. Outdoor pool was smaller than usual but still worked out well for the kids.
July 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by VRobinson Internet
Very weak internet connection. Would stay at another hotel next time i am working in the area.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happycamper51 Excellent Staff/Great Location near EWTN
Veronica and Shellie at the breakfast bar made my day every morning. When traveling it is a welcome treat to have such friendly staff to greet you in the morning. My tub was slow to drain, I mentioned the problem to the front desk, and it was immediately corrected by my return that day. The rooms were clean and fresh. The service was so good that I asked to speak to the manager to praise them. No, they did not recognize me as a Priority Club member or give me a bottle of water and it did not matter. Why HIE always asks me that I do not know. I do not think it is necessary, especially when there is a line of people all checking in at once. The women behind the desk did a GREAT job handling it.
June 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bo123 Difficulties
The elevator was broken, and it required 4 flights of stairs. I am 59 years old, and this was difficult.
Out of tea bags to make hot tea @ breakfast. Truck had not arrived. Waiting on tea bags. Really?
Internet down which delayed my work in the room.
Pool is so so. No umbrellas. No cushions. No plants. Really needs overhaul.
Hotel is looking run down and not up to standards of HIE. Needs updating in every area.
I am a smoker. I chose a smoking room. No air-freshened used to improve the smell each day. I found a housekeeper to spray the room. This should be standard.
Please consider these suggestions.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mranderson Good room for a decent price
Pricing was competitive to other area hotels. I asked for a smoking room which was available. When i arrived my room smelled stale(windows do not open). I immediately requested a non smoking room and was accommodated without hesitation or question. Real nice front desk lady, clean rooms and it's right by the interstate.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IdahoElkHunter Wonderful Stay!
First time we have used this property. Almost always try to use a Holiday Inn Express. Just found out about this property from a friend. It is fairly new, wonderfully located - although was hard to get to because of the Interstate work and the detours required. But, once found it is convenient, quiet, close to many restaurants and other amenities. Had a great stay. Rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. Staff was super. Will definitely book again when in Birmingham and will definitely refer this property to others.
May 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigbow Helpful, Friendly Staff
Housecleaning is excellent, rooms are clean & comfortable, breakfast is consistently varied & fresh, but the primary superlative is the Staff. They are friendly, helpful & efficient: especially Veronica - Breakfast Bar and Natalie, Nicole & Loraine - Front Desk.
May 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RJ57 Great location and easy to get to the airport
I had my doubts about how easy it would be to catch a 6:15AM flight from this location. Left the hotel at 4:30AM, at the rental car return at 4:40AM
May 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Desielmechanic Granite counter tops
Much better stay and comfort than the Express in Sylacauga, AL at the same price. We were placed on first floor what a treat.
May 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by racingretired great hotel
The staff makes a difference and this staff is terrific. We stay here every year and will continue to stay .
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oogah Birmingham business spot
Good evening Ms. Colon,
I am a platinum member of priority club and visit Birmingham approximately once a month. Normally I stay at the Bessemer HI property but as a result of your wonderful hospitality I will be spending more time with you at Irondale. After you left for the day the staff continued to be attentive and concerned about the quality of my stay.
Love the scratch off promotion.
Thank you again, see you in April.
March 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Park83 Good hotel but poorly managed
Rooms are clean and comfortable. However, Hotel MGMT did not provide my Corporate rate so beware. On Saturday morning, hotel was full but was not prepared to provide breakfast. There was only limited quantity of breakfast items available. Hotel should not promise breakfast if they cannot deliver. I would not recommend staying at hotel because it was not properly managed.
March 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hungrysoccerdad Disappointed....
I used points to book this room foe a soccer tournament for my daughter. Upon arrival there was no acknowledgement of priority club( really not a big deal and has become quite common across the entire IHG brand). The real disappointment was revealed in the morning; while I can appreciate that the hotel was booked to near capacity, I am confused as to how there was no milk, ham, eggs, or juice at 6:35 AM. This was only 5 minutes after breakfast began. There seemed to be no sense of urgency by the staff to rectify the issue, nor any acknowledgement that it was even a problem. If rooms were booked to capacity, perhaps someone may want to consider adding some food for the extra guests.( just a thought, by no means am I a hospitality expert). The weekend did improve when we checked out and checked into a Holiday Inn just up the road a bit.
March 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by keppie Excellent Facility
Clean , comfortable and very nice people - close to attraction and breakfast buffet worked great, Will stay again
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vacationmom Great place for a family to stay
We stayed here on our long journey to Massachusetts and back again too! This was our favorite hotel along the way. The kids loved the pool too. Would definitely stay here again.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TXRAMPER Great place
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January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maui2006 Enjoy Holiday Inn Express
During a 2300 mile trip to Texas and return, we stayed at HIE for five different nights. They are always very comfortable, the staffs are very accommodating and friendly.
January 3, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BigChawee1 Needs some upkeep
Arrived late ready for a restful evening. Only one elevator working; toilet was glogged. we had to unclog ourselves. Place was difficult to find once off the interstate, so signage could have been better. Was OK otherwise, but needs a general facelifting; nice people. Don't know if we would stay there again.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Columbialady Funny place
It was a standard place with two exceptions, first the drive to the hotel would be impossible if there is any ice around second the staff was not at the desk whenever we or anyone came in or out. Anyone could have walked right in, better to have the desk staffed certainly at night but not here. Other than that no problems.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim41 Service
Requested a fridge and extra towels. Had both in less than 30 minutes.
December 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by navy85 Typical Good Holiday Inn Express Experience
My family and I stayed at this location two times in a week while traveling to/from our Thanksgiving destination. The property is conveniently located off I-20. During both stays I was greeted and thanked for being a Priority Club member. The rooms were clean and comfortable and overall the facilities seemed to be in good shape. I usually stay at Holiday Inns for business travel and our stay at this property was typical of any other location.
The only issue I had was that the pancake machine wasn't working the first stay and was in the same place with the same out of order sign 6 days later.
November 30, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Woot No concern for customers requests or needs
Worst location for feeling welcome. I booked this location for shuttle to airport. I waited at airport for 1 hour to get picked up.
I had booked this location about 3-4 weeks in advance and was confirmed as King Non- Smoking....got queen double
No one at this location shows any concern for guest
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by angelhugs63 What a treat!
Our stay at Holiday Inn Express was the best stay I have had at a hotel. The staff, Lorraine and the hispanic woman taking care of the breakfast, were just simply awesome. Both women went above and beyond in assuring our vist was wonderful. They were so nice. They were both genuinely friendly and sweet. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I could not have asked for a better stay!!
Thank you for helping to insure our trip was perfect! You did a great job!
November 3, 2012