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St. James Hotel

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Room & Suite (10)
Dining (1)
Overview
1200 Water Ave, Selma, AL 36703-4471 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The hotel itself was lovely old hotel but the rooms and lobby desperately needed remodeling and repairs. The carpet in the rooms was extremely warn out and musty. The lampshades was filthy and torn. The room was in disrepair as well as other parts of...More

2  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I was both excited and scared to stay at this hotel. It was rumoured to be haunted and I wasnt sure what to expect going in. We were greeted by a wonderful kid, Jordan (I think that was his name). He was so pleasant and...More

Thank Shaima A
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It all just depends on what you're looking for with your stay in Selma. It's an old hotel, close to 200 years old, if I understood correctly. Some of it is incredibly nice, and has tons of character - the lobby, the courtyard, the galleries...More

1  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was our third time staying at this remarkable hotel. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and absolutely spotless. The folks at the front desk couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Unfortunately, the restaurant and bar are now closed. The hotel is for sale,...More

1  Thank sheilashotwell
Reviewed 20 April 2017

They are having trouble with internet site which constantly says they are booked out for the foreseeable future - so I ventured there out of curiosity as so many friends had said this was a must. It's a fascinating hotel, so much charm and history...More

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Description
The St. James Hotel was built in 1837 and is one of the few river front hotels, which remained standing after the Civil War. During 1881, it is reported that Jesse and Frank James were guests of the St. James More Hotel. The exterior doors and window casings are all original to the hotel. The cast iron fireplace in the lobby is also original. Most of the furniture in the public areas are period antiques bought at Paris antique auctions or donated by individuals. The tea set in the lobby was donated by a lady who is ancestor of Catesby Jones, who was the Commander of the Merrimac in the Civil War. Fabrics and colors used throughout the hotel are historic and have been used to reflect the period when the hotel was in operation. The period of architecture reflects the French influence used extensively during the 1800's. The fountain in the courtyard is symbolic of the artesian well, which was located on the property. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
42
Price range
US$ 60 - US$ 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
St James Hotel
Location
United States > Alabama > Selma
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
42
Price range
US$ 60 - US$ 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
St James Hotel
Location
United States > Alabama > Selma
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normant514
5 May 2016|
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Response from ActingLauretta | Reviewed this property |
Well, we parked on the street. But, we have handicap plates so we were able to park right in the front of the hotel. They do not have a parking lot attached so you have to park on the street.
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Willa S
3 June 2015|
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Response from ROSS3076 | Reviewed this property |
I am fairly particular but the room we ended up with was more than adequate,A/C working and not musty.We had suite on 1st floor,corner suite nearest the Pettus bridge overlooking the river with a balcony,the view from which... More
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Lania C
9 April 2015|
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Response from Kathie H | Reviewed this property |
No they were not. Rooms were very comfortable.
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Room Tips
"We were in 315 and had a great view of the Pettus bridge"
KayM506
10 Sep 2016
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"Even if you're a hotel snob, let it go for a day to stay in this hotel."
fortitude8
20 Jun 2016
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"Stay at another hotel. The view is not worth the trouble."
ActingLauretta
5 Mar 2016
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"You MUST dine at Tally Ho -- about 15 mins from the hotel. Visit the Live Oak Cemetery too."
Cocktails_at_Seven
28 Feb 2016
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