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Florence Alabama Hotels & Motels

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The Florence center is around the area of Health South Florence Surgery and 1 mile southwest of Children's Museum of the Shoal.

Located in Northwestern Alabama, Florence is the economic and cultural hub of "the Shoals," a quartet of cities with over 200,000 residents. Fifty miles from the nearest Interstate, visiting Florence is like traveling back to a simpler time, before the Interstate system changed the fabric of towns across the United States. Known as Alabama's Renaissance City, it shares its name with the famed Italian city at the heart of the European Renaissance. Florence also hosts the Alabama Renaissance Faire, which is the biggest in the state. More from this guide...

Florence Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Hampton Inn Florence Midtown : 2281 Florence Blvd. 2281 Florence Blvd., Florence, AL 35630
  • Low Cost Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Rooms are great
  • Amazing night's sleep
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Baymont Inn & Suites in Florence 115 Ana Dr., Florence, AL 35630
  • 3-star Lake hotel
  • Check in: 2:00 PM
Days Inn Florence Downtown 400 South Court St., Florence, AL 35630-5614
  • Cheap property
Hampton Inn & Suites Florence Downtown - Florence 505 South Court St., Florence, AL 35630
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Great location
  • Rather comfortable
Comfort Suites 140 Matthew Paul Court, Florence, AL 35630 Website
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Fantastic service
  • Amenities are not the best
Quality Inn : 150 Ettagray St.
+1-866-429-5787
150 Ettagray St., Florence, AL 35630
  • Low-priced Highway hotel
  • 47 rooms in hotel
  • Terrific location
  • Not very clean
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Florence 180 Etta Gray St., Florence, AL 35630
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Clean hotel facilities
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Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa - Florence 10 Hightower Place, Florence, AL 35630
  • Expensive property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
From$144
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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center : 4900 Hatch Blvd. 4900 Hatch Blvd., Sheffield, AL 35660 ~3.93 miles south of Florence
  • Three Star property
  • Free breakfast available
  • Hotel facilities could use a good clean
  • Bathroom is relatively clean
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Killen / Florence 101 Highway 72, Killen, AL 35645 ~5.90 miles east of Florence
  • Two star property
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
Days Inn Muscle Shoals in Muscle Shoals
+1-888-283-3404
2701 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 ~6.42 miles south of Florence
  • Economical hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 2807 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 ~6.51 miles south of Florence
  • Two star Airport property
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham : 1852 Highway 72 East 1852 Highway 72 East, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 ~7.94 miles south of Florence
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Excellent value
  • Rooms are ok
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Comfort Inn & Suites Tuscumbia Muscle Shoals 5101 Highway 43 South, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 ~8.00 miles south of Florence
  • Low priced hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Key West Inn - Tuscumbia 1800 Highway 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 ~8.09 miles south of Florence
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • 2 suites in property
Best Western Plus Tuscumbia / Muscle Shoals Hotel & Suites
+1-888-305-3366
1934 Highway 20, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 ~9.25 miles south of Florence
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Best Western Plus Russellville Hotel & Suites - Russellville
+1-800-881-1523
13770 Highway 43, Russellville, AL 35653 ~23.44 miles south of Florence
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Hotel staff was great
  • Rooms are ok
Days Inn Moulton in Moulton 12701 Highway 157, Moulton, AL 35650 ~31.72 miles southeast of Florence
  • Economical hotel
Victorian Inn 199 County Rd. 180, Iuka, MS 38852 ~32.05 miles west of Florence
  • Economical Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
Hampton Inn at Pickwick Dam in Counce 90 Old South Rd., Counce, TN 38365 ~34.82 miles west of Florence
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • Free breakfast
Americas Best Value Inn in Lawrenceburg 1940 North Locust Ave. (Highway 43), Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 ~35.85 miles northeast of Florence
  • Cheap property
Country Hearth Inn Athens : 1500 Us Highway 72 East
+1-888-690-5247
1500 Us Highway 72 East, Athens, AL 35611 ~38.56 miles east of Florence
  • Low-priced property
  • Great location
  • Rooms could be cleaner
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Decatur
+1-888-305-3366
2407 Beltline Rd., Decatur, AL 35601 ~39.77 miles east of Florence
  • Inexpensive hotel
  • Hotel has 82 rooms
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Courtyard by Marriott Decatur 1209 Courtyard Cir Sw, Decatur, AL 35603 ~39.94 miles east of Florence
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 03:00PM
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Best Western River City Hotel 1305 Front Ave. Sw, Decatur, AL 35603 ~40.02 miles east of Florence
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 60 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Lots of parking
  • Perfectly clean
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Once part of the Chickasaw Nation, Florence was originally thought to be the perfect location for a city because of its location on the Tennessee River. The city incorporated in 1826 and started to flourish, but it changed hands several times between the Confederate and Union armies. This situation hindered its growth and destroyed nearly the entire city. After the railroad came through Florence in the 1880s, it began to grow substantially, aided by the shipping and manufacturing industries.

Today, Florence is a bustling city that has an eclectic mix of old, new, chic, and cosmopolitan, a blend you rarely see anywhere else in the South or in the country. It's home to many famous country music recording studios, trendy restaurants and shops, and the home of fashion designer Billy Reid, who — along with Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Marc Jacobs — is just one of four fashion designers to win the coveted Council of Fashion Designers of America Award more than three times.

Whether you're in Florence for business or leisure, you'll find hotels ranging from budget to luxury options and everything in between. Regardless of which you pick, you'll find that each hotel has amenities to help you have a relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable getaway.

When to Visit Florence, AL

With its northern location, Florence experiences colder temperatures than many other areas of the South, but it's by no means as chilly as the North or Midwest. However, these mild temperatures make Florence a wonderful place to visit throughout most of the year.

Unlike other cities, the best time to visit Florence is more characterized by what's going on than the weather. During the fall, Florence plays host to the famed Alabama Renaissance Faire, which brings 35,000 people to the city annually. The weather makes this celebration even more enjoyable, with temperatures staying roughly between 60 degrees and 80 degrees. Hotel demand goes up during this time, so if you want a reasonable deal on a hotel, make sure to book well in advance.

Even with the Renaissance Faire, Florence's most popular season is probably in the summer. The Tennessee River attracts tourists from across the South looking for a way to beat the triple-digit temperatures and oppressive humidity. Summer also plays host to the world-famous W.C. Handy Music Festival, which honors the eponymous "Father of the Blues." This is by far the most popular time for visitors, so bookings are essential from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

If you want to get away from the crowds, head to Florence during winter. The temperatures cool down to between the freezing point and the 50s, but snow is a rarity. Guests are few and far between, and the city is surprisingly calm and serene, especially in McFarland Park, which overlooks the river in the heart of the city. Hotel prices are at their lowest, so if you want to snag a deal, this is the best season.

With spring, the city comes alive with blooming flowers, trees, and shrubs. This is the ideal time to saunter through the city's many parks, which dot the landscape and are only a short walk away from anywhere in town. Temperatures can range from chilly to warm during this time, so packing a pair of shorts and a jacket should work to your advantage. You can usually find some solid rates on the accommodation of your choice.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Florence, AL:

seasonality of hotel rates in Florence

Florence, AL: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below we've posted 3 graphs illustrating avg. nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Florence, AL. Browse these charts to calculate the cheapest seasons to book in Florence during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Florence, AL

4 Star Average Prices: $185.25

For a luxurious extended stay, book a room at the Residence Inn. Each room has plenty of nice options that make you feel like you're in your own apartment. This includes a full kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove. It also has a pillow top mattress, complimentary wired and wireless internet, a 32-inch smart television with cable programming, a work desk, and daily housekeeping.

Guests can also take advantage of recreational opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor pool, business center, and a snack bar/deli. Meet other guests at reception dates throughout the week and enjoy free food and an adult beverage on the house.

With a stay at the Residence Inn, you're also close to many of the area's top attractions, including Regency Square Mall, Deibert Park, and the Shoals Conference Center.

Low-Cost Hotel Options in Florence, AL

3 Star Average Prices: $98.74

If you're searching for budget accommodation in Florence, take a look at the Budget Inn. Located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 72 and 43, this motel is within close proximity to downtown Florence, the University of North Alabama, and the Children's Museum of the Shoal. Each room features cable television with HBO programming, free wireless internet access, and your choice of either a king room, double room, or a suite with a Jacuzzi. If you're planning on coming to Florence with your boat, the hotel also has boat parking with electric hookups.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Florence

2 Star Average Prices: $64.18

2 Star Hotel Prices in Florence

Florence: Real Discounts

If you're searching for a way to save money on your trip to Florence, don't miss out on the many hotels that offer substantial discounts. Military members and government personnel will get discounts on their rooms at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa. Choose from a room with a king bed or two queen beds with your choice of view or a suite. Rooms feature cable television, free wireless internet, a minifridge, and daily housekeeping. You can also treat yourself to services at the on-site spa.

Value Hotel Options in Florence, AL

When you want top-notch accommodation without the exorbitant price, head to the Hampton Inn & Suites. At this hotel, you can get affordable accommodation with all the extras. Select from configurations such as a king room, queen room, or two queens. Upgrade to a suite to enjoy an in-room Jacuzzi. All rooms have a ton of nice amenities such as a flat-screen television with cable programming, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a work desk. Business travelers will love the 24-hour business center as well as the express check-in and check-out, which lets you always stay on track.

Guests have plenty of options at the hotel during the day. Splash away in the outdoor pool, grab a quick workout at the fitness center, eat a meal at the restaurant, or have a few cocktails with friends at the bar and lounge. Don't forget to fuel up for your day every morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the all-you-can-eat, complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast.

Top Attractions and Destinations in Florence, AL

You can't go to Alabama's Renaissance City without going to the festival that gives the city its nickname. Started in 1987, the Alabama Renaissance Faire is the largest festival of its kind in the state, and it's one of the most popular in Northwest Alabama.

It takes place annually on the fourth weekend of October, taking advantage of the beautiful color changes of the foliage and the weather that's neither too hot nor too cold. If you have the chance, get to Florence the week before the festival to take part in the Renaissance Feast, which has delicious suckling pig, pies, and more.

Taking place over 10 days in July, the W.C. Handy Music Festival is one of the most well-attended blues festivals in the South. With several stages and the country's most talented blues artists, it's a must-see, must-hear for fans of the genre. You can't go anywhere in the city during this time without hearing blues, jazz, and gospel music, from the streets of downtown to the banks of the Tennessee River. It has over 200 events that include art exhibitions, athletic events, and everything in between.

If you're a lover of architecture, you can't afford to miss the Rosenbaum House in Florence. One of just a handful of homes in the South designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Rosenbaum House is often regarded as one of his finest works, showcasing his self-titled Usonian architecture.

The idea behind this type of architecture was to create middle-class homes that provided practicality and functionality while also combining flowing rooms, natural lighting, and other aspects that were tailored to the client. The home is open for guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, but it does require reservations for large groups.

Whatever your reason for coming to Florence, you're sure to find the right accommodation, whether it's a budget-friendly hotel on the outskirts of town or a mid-range option in the heart of the city. Book your room today so you can start to plan the trip of a lifetime to one of the South's lesser known gems.

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