Econo Lodge Birmingham

1535 Montgomery Highway35216BirminghamUSA
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About Econo Lodge Birmingham

Econo Lodge Birmingham offers simple discount chain accommodation at a low-rise just off Interstate 65 in the southern suburbs of Birmingham, central Alabama. Free guest perks include Wi-Fi throughout and on-site parking.

Smart, bright rooms enjoying air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms feature flat-screen cable TVs, bedside lights, desks, mini-fridges and microwaves.

Conveniences include a 24-hour front desk, pool table and vending machines. There’s also free coffee available around-the-clock.

A complimentary hot breakfast is provided for guests at the adjoining diner restaurant and bar, which also serves American favourites throughout the day. There are also pizzerias plus Persian, Mexican and seafood restaurants located within five minutes’ drive.

Econo Lodge Birmingham is 20 minutes’ drive from Birmingham Zoo and three miles from Riverchase Galleria for indoor shopping. Downtown is about 15 minutes’ drive away for Birmingham Museum of Art and the Amtrak station. Talladega Superspeedway is less than one hour’s drive away for thrilling motor-racing events.

Contact

1535 Montgomery Highway, 35216, Birmingham, AL, USA
Telephone: +1(205)8226030 | Fax: +1(205)9795834 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Upbeat about well-equipped rooms

There was praise for the functional but smartly decorated accommodation. Reviewers liked the way the rooms were well-equipped with flat-panel TVs, microwaves and mini-fridges. Many said their rooms were suitably clean, tidy and comfortable for a stopover. Budget-conscious reviewers welcomed the competitive room rates and often remarked that they got fair bang for their buck.

Convenient roadside location

It appealed to visitors that there were plenty of shopping and dining options in the surrounding area plus cinemas, filling stations, bus stops and a bowling alley. The location off Interstate 65 in Birmingham's southern suburbs also paved the way for easy access to downtown plus academic institutions, sports venues, industrial areas, shopping malls and the airport. The free parking was another plus.

Positive about catering and customer care

Diners frequently said they enjoyed the friendly service and tempting dishes at the on-site diner restaurant and bar, which also served free breakfast sandwiches for guests. Many travellers spoke highly of the obliging, welcoming and pleasant employees who provided good customer care and a quick check-in. The free 24-hour coffee service was another bonus.

Negative Reviews

Free Wi-Fi grumbles

There were occasional claims of an unreliable signal and underwhelming speeds on the free Wi-Fi network in some corners of the hotel.

Irritating noises and smells

Light sleepers sometimes claimed that certain rooms facing the freeway were exposed to occasional traffic noise. Lingering smoky smells and musty odours disappointed critics in some rooms.

Claims hotel had some shortcomings

The steep car park was reportedly tricky to negotiate for some drivers. Several guests struggled to control the room temperature. There were also reports of maintenance and cleanliness issues in some rooms. These included dated decor, stained sheets, cigarette burns and inadequately cleaned bathrooms. A few guests mentioned that pest control measures were ineffective.

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