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Montgomery, Alabama
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed at the Highland several times over the years, and stayed there last night. The bar was recently closed for good after steady decline. No batteries in my TV remote. Apparently you have to call down to the desk to obtain AC. Miserable night, hot. Maid walked in my room at 10:30am. Will move to Redmont next time.

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel in a nice area, however attempting to do my work was impossible because their wifi blocked way too many websites including youtube among others. I know it was their wifi policies because some of the more obscure websites I went to worked perfectly.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you usndonahue for letting me know about your WiFi difficulties. I hope everything else was good with your stay! Have a great day~

Tampa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the staff and management! Always helpful and polite. Fast ice delivery (since there is only one ice machine). Cheap and convenient parking directly behind the hotel. I do have two suggestions though. 1) Please, get a new luggage cart, maybe get two, and make sure there are hooks on each end. 2) Please, include plastic cups in all...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Janna C for the most awesome review! Thank you so much for your suggestions, as we are already putting the paper cups in the rooms....still working on the luggage carts! We hope to see you again next year for New Years (or sooner!!). Thank you again and have a wonderful day~

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is nice enough and the rooms are cozy. The breakfast is pretty good but the best is the water pressure! The best showers, ever! The king beds are large and comfy as well. We've stayed in a king room and a suite. The suite is large and nice.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Maria Teresa M for the great review! The hotel beds are most awesome!! We hope to see you again in the very near future and wish you a happy New Year!

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night as a family of three- 2 adults, one teenager. The room was perfect for us as it had a separate room for the main bed, with a tv in each room. The hotel was centrally located for our needs. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The bar had a good variety of locally crafted...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Tracey A for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Our team thanks you and we hope you see you again in the near future. Have a wonderful day and thank you again!

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay at The Hotel Highland. The hotel room itself was clean and smelled really good - rare, in my opinion! Had a great view too! Everyone from the front desk, to valet, to the bartender was incredibly friendly, helpful, and approachable. I would highly recommend staying there!

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anastasia R! Our team and I so appreciate your awesome review and thank you for taking the time to write it! We hope you will come back and visit with us again in the near future! Have a wonderful New Year!

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Nice old hotel updated in unique chic modern style. Our room was nice and clean and comfortable, no complaints. Staff was friendly. We didn't have a chance to try any of the other of the additional amenities like the breakfast area or fitness area. Property in same group as Hotel Indigo in Atlanta which is also nice, near Fox Theatre.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you so much tnbelle2016 for the most awesome review! We are looking so forward to our change over to Hotel Indigo and hope you will come back then, as it will be beyond wonderful! Thank you again and have a wonderful Holiday Season!

little rock arkansas
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have stayed at this place a few times over the years. When we first stayed there about a decade ago, it had great potential as a small urban historic hotel remodeled in unusual ways. The neighborhood had great retaurants and seemed to be on the upswing. The swing never swung - the great restaurants are still there, but you...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you JimJade3 for your review, as we always appreciate our guests concerns and comments. The hotel has recently been purchased with owners that are very interested in their investment. The hotel is schedule to be re-flagged, with a major renovation in January! We are so very excited!! We do hope that you will stay with us again the next...

Aurora, Ohio
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I recently visited this hotel. The reception and door people could not be nicer. The hotel recently changed its affiliation and correct rates were not available from Choice hotels. Things seemed to get lost in the transition. The room is more than adequate in size, but in dire need if renovation .For example , some of the window blinds were...

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you Sanford S for taking the time to let me know about your stay. We are certainly looking forward to our renovations and to our new affiliation that will be on board in just a few months! We do hope you will stay with us again in the near future! Thank you so much again and have a wonderful...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I used to live in B'ham, and I want the Hotel Highland at 5 Points to be successful because B'ham needs a quirky, non-chain boutique hotel(s). Everyone is very nice, but the hotel needs some money spent on an update. Nothing too fancy, but just an thorough update. The location is great, and the rooms are huge for the price.

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HotelHighlandGM, General Manager at The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB, responded to this review

Thank you poco1905 as we love our little hotel and there is some big things coming our way in the winter months!! A renovation and a new flag! We are very excited and hope you will come back to see and enjoy! Thank you so much again and have a wonderful day~

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Highland at Five Points South is located just minutes/blocks from UAB and right in the center of all the fabulous restaurants (including Highland Bar & Grill, Chez FonFon, Surin, Ocean, and Twenty Six, just to name a few) and entertainment venues! It is THE place to be while in Birmingham! Just minutes from the Birmingham Courthouse, BJCC, Kirklin Clinic, UAB Highlands and shopping areas! With 63 amazing rooms and suites, with affordable rates that include breakfast and WiFi...it is your "home away from home". Call today to book your reservation! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB

Address: 1023 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205 (Formerly Hotel Highland at Five Points)
Region: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Price Range: ₹ 9,413 - ₹ 12,823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hotel Highland Downtown UAB 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Hotel Highland At 5 Points
Highland At Five Points Hotel
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#20 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#26 Business Hotel in Birmingham
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