Best Western University Inn

3801 Mcfarland Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 United States (USA) near Exit 73 on I-20 (~0.1mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property
33.173600-87.524530
+1-800-760-7718
Best Western launches the We Care Clean℠ program: Best Western's We Care Clean program expands upon the brand's trusted and industry-leading I Care Clean® standards, as well as the enhanced cleaning protocols put in place at the onslaught of COVID-19. The We Care Clean program includes heightened and comprehensive cleanliness and social distancing standards - all in an effort to improve safety and reassure customers that Best Western is committed to their health and wellbeing.
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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 10.9%!
  • 117 rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 7.2/10

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all discounts available. The chart provides the cheapest public rates available by room type.

Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed First Floor High Speed Internet Accessible Microwave and Refrigerator, Coffee Mak
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Full Breakfast, Microwave, Refrigerator
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Microwave and Refrigerator Full Breakfast
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Refrigerator, Microwave
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds
Smoking    Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Full Breakfast, Microwave, Refrigerator
Smoking    Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Microwave and Refrigerator Full Breakfast
Non-Smoking
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Smoking    Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Room, Microwave and Refrigerator Full Breakfast
Smoking
Check RatesAssigned On Arrival
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Room with 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Alabama Museum of Natural History, Alabama State Docks, Bama Theatre, Battle-Friedman House, Bryant Denny Stadium, Children's Hands On Museum, Denny Chimes, Gorgas House, Kentuck Museum, Old Tavern Museum, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Tuscaloosa Downtown Historic District, University of Alabama, Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art

Verified Reviews of Best Western University Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Friendly staff and clean."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Did not like location. Had to make a dangerous u turn! Needs updating.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
07-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 29 to Mon Oct 04 2021 at a $219.29 average nightly rate.
"Roaches and other insects."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Receptionist was reluctant to believe, response was slow and the young man sent to check out the complaint was not very thorough seemed Agitated.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
07-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Sep 02 to Mon Sep 06 2021 at a $107.99 average nightly rate.
"Overall"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Clean friendly staff great breakfast overall good experience. Would stay there again.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Aug 12 to Sun Aug 15 2021 at a $156.32 average nightly rate.
"One night stay at BW Tuscaloosa University Inn."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Hotel was clean, breakfast was good, all employees were friendly and accommodating. Especially, the desk associate. When we called about outside noise she immediately and efficiently handled it professionally.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 04 to Sat Jun 05 2021 at a $89.99 average nightly rate.
"Didn't check in."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
didn't check in.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 09 to Sun Apr 11 2021 at a $93.99 average nightly rate.
"I never checked in I arrived but it not the hotel I was supposed to be."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
there's not a review never checked in.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Apr-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Apr 09 to Sun Apr 11 2021 at a $93.99 average nightly rate.
"Excellent Room"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Clean, quiet, slept very well.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Mar-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Mar 01 to Tue Mar 02 2021 at a $87.99 average nightly rate.

Property Description

Guest at the Best Western University Inn is conveniently located to key area attractions in Tuscaloosa Alabama that are rich in history and traditions. Including The University of Alabama, Bryant Denny Stadium, Denny Chimes, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Foster Auditorium, DCH Regional Medical Center, Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, Frank Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital. Welcome to the Best Western University Inn where guests experience the ultimate in superior customer care. The Best Western University Inn proudly offers 117 well-appointed guest rooms each complete with flat screen TVs and DirecTV satellite television with HBO, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and hairdryers. Guests staying at this Alabama hotel will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a spacious courtyard, exercise facility, business services and guest business center. The Best Western University Inn is surrounded by approximately five well-maintained acres of land and provides an abundance of car, truck and motor coach parking at no additional cost. The Best Western University Inn is one of Tuscaloosa's highest rated hotels for guest satisfaction on TripAdvisor receiving their Certificate of Excellence in the years 2014 2015. We would appreciate the opportunity to service all of your hotel accommodation needs while a guest in the great city of Tuscaloosa Alabama.

Green Sustainability

LED Lighting, light housekeeping for multi-night stays

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2019
Floors: 2
Rooms: 117
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 85
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 504 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 40 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info:
10:00am - 10:00pmTuscaloosa's largest outdoor hotel poolParents must stay with children under the age of 15. No lifeguard on duty NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES permitted in pool area or in hotel corridors or common areas.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual: cancel 24 hours prior to arrival unless otherwise agreed upon. Group: varies.Special events: Cancel at least 30 days before arrival.
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 25%
Total Taxes: 15.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Cleaning Fee: 25.00 Per Function (ONLY APPLICABLE WITH FOOD)
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 25.00 Per Function
Audio Visual Service Charge: 10.00 Per Function

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bus parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jogging path
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport BHM5900 Messer Airport HighwayBirmingham, AL 35212Distance: 58 miles, time 58 mins. No Shuttle on site.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Free HOT breakfast buffet served daily 6:00am - 9:00am

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20 per pet, per day with a $100 per week maximum.

Parking Info

Free onsite self-parking with ample space for bus and oversized vehicles.

Internet / WiFI

Free wireless Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public spaces

Cleaning Policies

Best Western We Care Clean

About Best Western International

  • 4000+ independently owned hotels located in over 100 countries
  • Best Western Rewards is a free program where members can earn 10 points for every dollar spent or airline/partner rewards for each night stay. With no blackout dates and points that never expire, whats not love?
  • 18 brands, including: Best Western, Best Western Plus, and Best Western Premier
  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premier gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Best Western Park Plaza Motor Inn, Best Western Tuscaloosa, Best Western Park Plaza

Hotel Rate Trends at Best Western University Inn

Rate fluctuations of Best Western University Inn

This chart illustrates averages of sleeping room prices for both group prices and the best online individual traveler rates our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The lowest group/meeting discount shown is 37.7% in July 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $184 in the month of July 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western University Inn in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Best Western University Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Best Western University Inn.

Feel free to use the Best Western University Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Tuscaloosa event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Room 24 x 21 x 12 504--/40------------/--------
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Meeting Room

Our meeting room can be used for numerous activities and we can setup it up any number of ways. We often tell people that you can fit 25 people up there comfortabley but more can be arranged if so desired. Please note that our meeting rooms is upstiars.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
504 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
24 x 21 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
3
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Air Conditioning
Full Day Rental:
$150.00 USD
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FAQs about Best Western University Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Best Western University Inn have?

There are 117 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Best Western University Inn?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Best Western University Inn?

Free HOT breakfast buffet served daily 6:00am - 9:00am

What parking is available at Best Western University Inn?

Free onsite self-parking with ample space for bus and oversized vehicles.

How much does internet cost?

Free wireless Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public spaces

Can I get a AAA rate at Best Western University Inn?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA CAA Rate 1 King Bed Full Breakfast, Microwave, Refrigerator Must Show AAA ID At Check in

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Best Western University Inn?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Rate Citizens 55yrs Plus or AARP ID 1 King Bed Full Breakfast, Microwave, Refrigerator

Is there a pool at Best Western University Inn?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. 10:00am - 10:00pmTuscaloosa's largest outdoor hotel poolParents must stay with children under the age of 15. No lifeguard on duty NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES permitted in pool area or in hotel corridors or common areas..

Can I get a group rate at Best Western University Inn?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 10.9%.

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