Ratings based on 70 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Great house. Great room. Great service. Great food. Great location to downtown.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lynda from England

Excellent B&B with great breakfasts

Posted Jun 8, 2014
Pros: It is a B&B not a hotel which made it quite special. Liked everything about it including free parking and Sheila's cookies.
Cons: Nothing
Location: The neighbourhood was lively and full of good places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk.
We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our stay. The house was fascinating and filled with carefully chosen period pieces. Our hosts Sheila and Ira were welcoming, entertaining and interesting to talk to.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Betsy from Knoxville, Tn

Very charming and elegant B&B!

Posted May 26, 2014
A lovely bed and breakfast! A step back in time. I felt restored and refreshed after spending one night here. The owner is delightful, which adds to the experience. She served us a delicious and elegant breakfast the next morning. I would highly recommend this inn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Lovely Period Hotel

Posted May 8, 2014
Pros: Period features and decor.
Lovely hotel in good location in Birmingham, old property with antique furnishings and some eclectic decorations. On our stay we were actually upgraded to the sister property around the corner. This was excellent and hosts were welcoming with a full Southern style breakfast served in the dining room on antique tablewware. A unique experience and wonderful to stay in such a well maintained period property.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jeff from Kansas City

Historic

Posted Apr 26, 2014
A pleasant experience, Sheila and Ira have made an historic building into something for those that are looking for something a bit different from the norm to enjoy. It was nice hear the history of the place and to be able to interact with it. The location is great for access to restaurants and drinking establishments, as well as within walking distance, for some, to UAB.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kathy from Alabama

Zebra room

Posted Mar 15, 2014
Pros: It has an apartment/home feel versus hotel, very clean, cooked breakfast with great coffee.
Cons: It was occasionally slightly noisy (outside noise). A simple room air cleaner or white noise machine would resolve the issue.
Location: J Clydes is less than a block with local draft beer options, grass fed beef, and vegetables from the local farmers market when available.
The private entrance of the Zebra room was nice, and it had an apartment versus hotel feel. Breakfast was good and guests provided interesting conversation. The location is great, within walking distance to restaurants/bars in Five Points.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mike from Asheville, NC

Historic but Needs an Update

Posted Mar 10, 2014
Pros: Good value and convenience to UAB
Cons: A couple of different dining options, one for early risers with appointments to get to and another (1/2 hr. To 45 min later) for those in no hurry.
Location: Only 3 blocks from plenty of dining options.
Convenient to 5 Points South, a cultural hub of Birmingham, and near the UAB campus. Safe off-street parking and across the street from the South Precinct of the Bhm Police Department. This was good and bad -- good in that it gave a greater sense of safety; bad because at least once at night a squad car came roaring out of the lot with siren blazing and kids on Sat seemed to like to see if the police would catch them flying down the street in from of it. The interior is classic Victorian, clutter and all. The room (Southern Magnolia) was located at the top of the steps and could have been loud with other guests footfalls but was actually OK. The bedroom was period "tight" but opened up into a private spacious parlor facing the front of the building. The bed/mattress was comfortable. A good bit of light (which was left on all night) streamed in from the hall into a transom window at the top of the entry door which for those sensitive to light for a full night's deep sleep would find annoying. The bath was fine - rather low flow shower but adequate and a tub that had a slow leak that required refilling if a soak was desired. Staff largely remained behind the scenes. Due to limited options for b'fast (0800 for Sat and 0900 for Sun), folks with earlier morning appointments will enjoy only 1/2 of the B&B experience. The outside of the building looked a little shop-worn and could be due a repair and painting. However, the value was good despite these criticisms
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by s from pc

Nice furnishings, great breakfast, walk to downtow

Posted Feb 28, 2014
A nice room, friendly staff, great food, great location, would stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovingly restored Victorian B&B

Posted Feb 25, 2014
Good location in Five Points District, right across from police station. On-site parking is free but there is limited space. Sheila was a lovely hostess, very gracious, and the house itself was both lovely and comfortable. Only downside was the placement of lots of breakable (though beautiful and atmospheric) antiques all over--there was a porcelain pitcher really close to the door (Bird of Paradise room), which I almost knocked over when I walked in.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

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