Travel Blogs from Birmingham
I've arrived in Birmingham! After the long flight (which was luckily slept away) I am now in the US of A. Three weeks here has already given me a huge insight into the American culture, especially that particular to Birmingham, Alabama. The biggest shock would have to be the vast amount of churches, found on almost every corner that overpower the streetscape. The denominations of each church varies slightly to the next but each one clearly has a significant backing to ...
Left New Orleans Hotel and had breakfast next door as breakfast the day before, was hideous. As we were sitting there, one of the staff from the hotel came and asked us to move our bikes so we did and that pretty much sealed our opinion of the hotel.
The weather was looking a little ominous on the way and we had a 550 km ride so did not fancy that in the rain. However, we were lucky and not a drop fell on us during the ...
... gold and brown.
You think of lands you journeyed through,
of paintings and a dress once worn
by a woman you never found again.
And suddenly you know: that was enough.
You rise and there appears before you
in all its longings and hesitations
the shape of what you ...
... noise, hustle & bustle... Slowly back through clothes market, definitely time for another Bloody Mary with all the trimmings, pick up Pen's surprise, hope she'll like it, walk past the artists stands by the park, along the front of the cathedral, see if we can find a cab back to hotel for a rest. Did I say rest? It's happy hour at Borgne, bottle of champagne, must-have bar snacks, now you can go for a short nap, shower, change, ready for dinner. Take the car to ...
... townhouse for when they came into town. The people had a numerous number of staff, some whom travelled with them and some who stayed at either the plantation, or the townhouse. The house itself was probably not the most impressive building I had ever seen, by many houses I would call it modest, but back in the 1800 it was something special, as it features one of the first inside toilets in the country. The house (and bathroom) was designed by ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Birmingham
I just wanted to take a moment to say how absolutely wonderful this hotel was. I have never written a review before, even though I do my fair share of traveling. This hotel however was amazing. People would not think of Birmingham as the most incredible or high polished towns, but this hotel stands out and shines as much as the city itself.
Wow, I'm surprised at what a different experience these other folks had!
Great choice while in Birmingham
I was very impressed with the service at the Sheraton Birmingham Civic Center. I was attending a convention, and it seems they took care of everything! The rooms looked like-new and the staff was helpful.
I stayed at the Sheraton for New Year's Eve and overall, I was impressed with this hotel. The beds looked and felt as if they were brand new, the rooms were clean, and the shower had good water pressure. The staff that I encoutered were pleasant. The only thing I can complain about is the price of the breakfast at the atrium cafe. The food was good, but $15.95 a piece for a breakfast buffet seems a little high to me! I would stay here again, but probably do room service for breakfast the next time.
I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel while in Birmingham for a convention. You can't beat the convenience of this hotel for the civic center. The room had just been renovated and was tastefully appointed, and the bed was excellent. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
Good Location if you want to be near the BJCC
I stayed here twice and it has been nice both times. The most recent was for a concert this past May of 2004. The rooms are very clean and the bed is excellent for a good nights sleep. The pool and jacuzzi were nice too they are indoors. The atrim area is nice just to hang out to mix and mingle with friends. A restaurant and sports bar and in the area. I would definitely stay again. Also, I received a good rate of only $80.00. I would consider this a four star hotel.
This Hotel is Great
This was my second time to stay at this hotel over a two night period while attending a conference. This hotel is great. The beds are wonderful, nice and firm and provide an excellent night's sleep. The room is clean and well furnished with towels and extra pillows. The hotel overall is excellent and provides great service and staff I encountered was very friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Excellent service and room!!
The Sheraton service was fantastic! The new sweet sleeper beds were so comfortable that I felt like I was at home. It was so convenient that the civic center is connected to the hotel; everything is right there!
I made an overnight stay at the Sheraton based primarily on its location and to get Starwood points. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this hotel. Most importantly, its rooms are very dated and in dire need of renovation. I felt as if I had traveled back in time to 1985. I stayed in the "tower" portion; there is also an "atrium" that looked a bit newer from the outside. Perhaps those rooms are not so outdated and weathered looking.
I stay at the Birmingham Sheraton every week, and every time it is a pleasure. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the rooms are well appointed and clean. I enjoy every aspect of my trip!