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.
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:
Customer Reviews of The Hotel Highland
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
|Year of Last Renovation:||2007|
|Corridors:||All Rooms Have Interior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||63|
|Room Windows:||Windows Don't Open|
|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
72 hours prior to arrival for individual resrvations and 30 days prior to arrival for groups
|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.
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.
Hot breakfast is included. 6am-9:30am 7 days a week
Internet / WiFI