THE HOTEL HIGHLAND

1023 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35205 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Jefferson County
33.50118-86.79663
Check availability
Very Good
4.0/5

Based on 340 guest reviews

Show Guest Reviews
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 17.2%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 63 rooms
  • Check out time: 11:00am
  • Group score of 7.7/10

Check Current Prices






Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed Free High Speed Wireless 32 Inch LCD Plasma TV Work Area Safe
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Free High Speed Wireless City View 32 Inch LCD Plasma TV Work Area
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite Living Room Sofa Bed 2 Person City View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite Living Room Sofa Bed 2 Person Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless City View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Suite Living Room Sofa Bed 2 Person
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Free High Speed Wireless 32 Inch LCD Plasma TV Work Area Safe
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Free High Speed Wireless City View 32 Inch LCD Plasma TV Work Area
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Free High Speed Wireless Free Wired High Speed Internet 32 Inch TV HBO Cnn
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Suite Living Room Sofa Bed 2 Person City View
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Suite Living Room Sofa Bed 2 Person Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Accessible Wheelchair Accessible
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Choice Privileges Bonus Points Package Suite
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Free High Speed Wireless 32 Inch LCD Plasma TV Work Area Safe
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Suite Sitting Area Sofa and or Chair Free High Speed Wireless
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Suite Sitting Area Sofa and or Chair Free High Speed Wireless City View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Double Room 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room 1 King Bed City View
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Room, 1 King or 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesSuite 2 Double Beds City View
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Facility & HospitalKirklin ClinicSt. Vincent's HosptialFive Points South (Culinary District)VulcanHighland Bar & GrillIron CityBirmingham MuseumBirmingham Civil RightsBotanical Gardens16th Street Baptist ChurchMcWane CenterAlabama TheaterWorkPlayBarber Motorsports ComplexBoutwellAuditoriumLegion FieldGalleria, Brookwood & Summit Malls

Verified Reviews of The Hotel Highland

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Nice Hotel, but Not Good for School Groups"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The hotel itself is very nice. The regular rooms are a little small, but the suites are large, comfortable and we'll decorated. But the hotel is definitely not built to accommodate large groups; especially not large groups of students. The floor plan is cramped with rooms extremely closer together and very short hallways. Also, the walls are paper thin. That means that in a room with any more than two people, talking at anything above a whisper is disruptive to other patrons. I would not recommend this hotel to school groups.
(Group coordinator, booked 18 rooms), from US flag
18-May-2016 Verified Review, stayed from Tue May 17 to Wed May 18 2016 at a $115.95 group rate.
Response from Management on 19-May-2016:
I am sorry to hear your stay with us was not a good one, as we have done many school groups! But I am so glad that we could get your payment squared away and that all was good! I do hope you will reconsider and stay with us again in the future! Thank you again and have a wonderful day~

Customer Reviews of The Hotel Highland

4.0 out of 5. Based on 340 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The Hotel Highland UAB/Downtown is a historic luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Birmingham's Culinary District known as Five Points South. It is Birmingham's "Hidden Gem", with over 30 restaurants and entertainment venue's all within walking distance of the front door. The H Bar is located in the hotel's vibrantly hip lobby. UAB Medical Center, Hospital and University, along with the Kirklin Clinic are just a few blocks from hotel.Voted BIRMINGHAM'S BEST HOTEL 2011, 2012, 2013, 2104 and 2015 by the Birmingham News City Scene! Also voted in the top 3 of Birmingham's Best Poll (hotel category) taken annually by Birmingham Magazine.

What you need to know

Hotel Features: The three-star Birmingham Hotel Highlands (an Ascend Collection Hotel) is an art deco hotel near the Birmingham airport. The luxury boutique hotel is located downtown in Five Points South with popular Birmingham attractions in all directions. Guests can grab a drink at the on-site H Martini Bar in the lobby. The Martini Bar features specialty martinis, contemporary eclectic stylings, and cozy sofa seating that's perfect for mingling and meet-ups. You may even find a live jazz band playing at the bar.

Guest Rooms: Each of the hotel's 63 rooms, or "guest quarters," offer both Brazilian sleeping linens and Brazilian handcrafted furniture. Look in the bathroom to find bathrobes for guest convenience and comfort. The Luxury Two Double Bedded Suite and the Luxury King Suite come with two LCD televisions, a wet bar, microwave, and refrigerator. The King Suite also comes with premiere Egyptian linens.Local Attractions - Five Points South is one of the prettiest and busier neighborhoods in Birmingham. Local recommended eating options include Chez Fonton, Cosmo's 5 Pts Pizza, Highlands Bar and Grill, Hot & Hot Fish Club, Ocean, and Veranda on Highland. The Hotel Highlands counts the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, the Alabama Museum of Health Sciences, and Vulcan Park as nearby attractions. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center are located within walking distance.

Amenities: A complimentary continental breakfast is served from 6:00 to 10:00 AM. The hotel provides an express check-in service for travelers in a hurry. Guests with small children may request cribs. Valet parking is also available for a daily fee. Banquet facilities and meeting spaces are located on-site.

Expert Tip: Pets under 15 pounds will be welcomed with a small non-refundable fee.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:11:00am
Year of Last Renovation:2007
Floors:8
Rooms:63
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:63
Handicap Rooms:2
Suites:28
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 5.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5:30pm-10pm Tue-Sat
Ownership:BIRA Associates d/b/a The Hotel Highland
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
72 hours prior to arrival for individual resrvations and 30 days prior to arrival for groups
Nightly Parking:$16
Total Taxes:17.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Parking Fee:16.00 Per Night
Additional Person Fee:10.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Small pets (20lbs and under) are allowed. Non-refundable pet deposit of $35 is due at check-in. Pets MUST be crated at all times. Any damage to room is at owner's expense.


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Birmingham International Airportapprox 7 miles

Local Shuttle Info: City of Birmingham has a Airport Shuttle that picks up at our hotel starting at 5:30am and every hour after until 9pm. Hotel does not have any transportation

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

Breakfast Information

Hot breakfast is included. 6am-9:30am 7 days a week

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary WiFi

Seasonality and Projections at The Hotel Highland

Rate fluctuations of The Hotel Highland

Above shows fluctuations of room prices for both our group prices and the lowest individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group bid was submitted. The best group discount displayed is 33.9% in the month of June 2015 and the highest average individual rate is $173 in the month of June 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Hotel Highland in a month when rates are lower.

Testimonials: Why use Hotel Planner?

Testimonials icon
"This was my first experience with your service, and it was great! I won't book another meeting without your site!" B.F. - Columbus, OH

Find out more Check Rates