Nestled in the heart of Alabama, on the eastern edge of Jefferson County, the Americas Best Value Inn Irondale is a three story, exterior corridor facility that offers 86 spacious guestrooms. Our attractive and well appointed facility is within walking distance of many fine restaurants. We serve a fresh complimentary deluxe continental breakfast daily. Some guestrooms have Sleeper Sofas, all have complimentary hi-speed wireless internet, refrigerators, microwaves, cable television with HBO, complimentary local calls, and wakeup service. We have fax and copy facilities as well. Our front desk is staffed 24 hours in order to better serve your needs. We look forward to making your stay a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Irondale is a city with over a century of Southern Heritage, it is located just outside Birmingham. The name Irondale was taken from a furnace located just west of what is now the city limits. The furnace was first known as the Cahaba Iron Works, but the local folks always called the place Irondale. The furnace was used to make iron, which was fashioned into munitions for the Confederate Army. The furnace was eventually destroyed during the latter part of the War Between the States. Irondale sits in a valley with Red Mountain to its north and Cahaba Mountain or Shades Mountain to its south and southeast. Nearby area attractions include the Southern Museum of Flight, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, the Meyer Planetarium, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Birmingham Zoo, the Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, and the Visionland Amusement Parks. The book, and later a film, Fried Green Tomatoes, written by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based around the town and the landmark Whistle Stop Cafe. Irondale is also the location of Catholic radio and television broadcaster EWTN, the Eternal World Television Network.
Birmingham Int'l Airport - 3.7 m
Southern Museum of Flight - 5.3 m
Birmingham Botanical Gardens - 5.9 m
Barber Motorsports Raceway - 6 m
The Alabama Sports Hall of Fame - 7.5 m
Birmingham Museum of Art - 7.6 m
Arlington Antebellum Home - 10 m
Nov 16, 2012
moto_suzie, Quebec, Canada | Trip type: Business
We had booked this room in Irondale before we read all of the reviews. After reading the reviews we wanted to cancel our booking on the spot.
The location was...
We had booked this room in Irondale before we read all of the reviews. After reading the reviews we wanted to cancel our booking on the spot. The location was near where we were going for a meeting so we did not cancel. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was fine and there was a small fridge to keep drinks cold in the room. At no time did we feel unsafe. The breakfast was only cereal and juice and small buns. We got to the breakfast room and there was no coffee, but we rang the bell and the owner came out and made us a fresh pot. All in all if we were in the area another time we would book this motel again. « less
“Worse than a dump”
Aug 25, 2012
413dreaming, Simpsonville, South Carolina | Trip type: Friends getaway
I swear I saw prostitutes and smelled crack. The parking lot is full of cracks and weeds, so driving up you know you're in trouble. Decor in rooms was awful,...
I swear I saw prostitutes and smelled crack. The parking lot is full of cracks and weeds, so driving up you know you're in trouble. Decor in rooms was awful, old, outdated, and the mattresses were not good quality and had no support and you could feel springs. My friends said I'm not allowed to pick a motel anymore and still make fun of me. We were there to see a band play, and even though Birmingham still has some charm in some areas, for the most part this hotel kind of shows how bad the economy is down there. I did not feel safe. « less
“This place is a dump!”
Jul 5, 2012
hapihart, Perkinston, MS | Trip type: Couples
Be prepared to be unhappy in this place. It's in a terrible neighborhood, full of drug deals and very shady people. The hotel itself is old and nasty. Our toilet...
Be prepared to be unhappy in this place. It's in a terrible neighborhood, full of drug deals and very shady people. The hotel itself is old and nasty. Our toilet looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a very long time. Smelly carpet and linens, a curtain that was broken and a TV that only worked when.... well it never actually worked properly. No amount of a discount is worth staying in this dump. Avoid it at all costs! « less
“Stayed there because a family member was in the hospital.”
Apr 29, 2012
70Kenneth, Alexandria, Alabama | Trip type: Family
The picture on the website really covered up what we found when we opened the door. It was supposed to be a non smoking room, but smelled like a bar....
The picture on the website really covered up what we found when we opened the door. It was supposed to be a non smoking room, but smelled like a bar. The whole place gave you that slimy feeling. When you take a shower before you go to bed, you feel like you need another one when you wake up. In the parking lot it looked like crackhead station. We paid for 2 nites but I didnt wanna go back there again so we checked out late after the 1st nite and lost the money on the 2nd nite. Wasnt worth it. Just ICKY. That hotel could close today and noone would care(except maybe the crackheads). « less
“Horrible ,DONT STAY HERE”
Feb 6, 2012
sandy f, Birmingham, Alabama | Trip type: Family
My parents an i stayed here an , there rooms smell Horrible WE HAD BED BUGS They have no coffee maker, microwave DID NOT WORK the Sink was nasty The...
My parents an i stayed here an , there rooms smell Horrible WE HAD BED BUGS They have no coffee maker, microwave DID NOT WORK the Sink was nasty The bath room was gross ...The manager's wife is a" B87ch" sorry but she is an also they are rude there cleaning people go to door to door asking for MONEY ,FOOD .i mean really anyways they need to be SHUT DOWN « less
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