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Best Western Gardendale

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Best Western Gardendale

Best Western Gardendale

2.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Top rated for staff & service (4.4/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
842 Thompson St, Gardendale, AL, 35071

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBirmingham Children's Theatre13 min drive
  • Popular LocationAlabama Sports Hall of Fame14 min drive
  • AirportBirmingham, AL (BHM-Birmingham Intl.)19 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouthern Museum of Flight20 min drive

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About this area


Best Western Gardendale is located in Gardendale. Slossfield Community Center and A.G. Gaston Gardens are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. McWane Science Center and Birmingham Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Birmingham Children's Theatre - 13 min drive
  • Birmingham Museum of Art - 13 min drive
  • Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex - 13 min drive
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame - 14 min drive
  • Southern Museum of Flight - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Birmingham Station - 16 min drive
  • Birmingham International Airport (BHM) - 19 min drive


  • Cracker Barrel - 9 min walk
  • Hamburger Heaven - 4 min drive
  • Our Place - 4 min drive
  • O'Charley's - 6 min drive
  • Full Moon Bar-b-que - 6 min drive

About this property

Best Western Gardendale

Property highlights
At Best Western Gardendale, you can look forward to free full breakfast, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a gym. Free in-room WiFi and a business center are available to all guests.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A computer station, free newspapers, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Smoke-free premises, an elevator, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Best Western Gardendale boast thoughtful touches such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and desk chairs. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 21 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to August
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Best Western Gardendale
Best Western Plus Gardendale
Best Western Plus Hotel Gardendale
Best Western Plus Gardendale Hotel
Best Western Gardendale Hotel
Best Western Gardendale Hotel
Best Western Gardendale Gardendale
Best Western Gardendale Hotel Gardendale

Frequently asked questions

Does Best Western Gardendale have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Best Western Gardendale?

As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Best Western Gardendale on Oct 4, 2022 start from $98.11, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Best Western Gardendale pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Best Western Gardendale?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Best Western Gardendale?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Best Western Gardendale?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Best Western Gardendale located?

Situated in Gardendale, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Slossfield Community Center, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Bethel Baptist Church. A.G. Gaston Gardens and Tuggle Elementary School are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Best Western Gardendale and receive a full refund?

Yes, Best Western Gardendale offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Best Western Gardendale cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 257 out of 563 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 190 out of 563 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 69 out of 563 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 30 out of 563 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 563 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Odor in room and hallway
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is right off of I-65 yet had minimal highway noise. Note that it is not walkable to the multiple dining and shopping options on the east side of the interstate. However, for the price, the 1-BD suite was reasonably sized and relatively clean. Minus one star for carpet that needed a serious steam clean and had visible stains. The king-sized bed was more than ample. Hot breakfast was free and had biscuits and gravy that were decent but very limited other options, with multiple items running out or unavailable (including milk and coffee). I would stay again for the price and comfort level but would like better on-site breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Gwendelen, Stillwater
Liked: Staff & service
Nice place to sleep for the night on our two day drive. Interesting location and odd directions given by navigation as we were arriving after 9pm. It wound us through some local roads for the last 5 miles, which were winding with slow speed limits. The humidity was quite high in the room. Not sure if that is normal for the time of year, or just due to the weather that day. The room had a damp feel to it the entire time.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
There was black mold in the bathroom, all over the ceiling, and doorway in the bathroom.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities
Did not receive any room service during the entire time there.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Bed was so comfy! Pillows were perfect and i slept so well. It wasnt loud and the lady that checked us in was super prepared for us. Our sink was cracked in our room but it functioned just fine. I was pleasantly surprised with our stay. I did not eat but my travel partner did and said it was okay but he hated the coffee.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was unbelievably hot and the air conditioning in the room wasn't working. I had heat exhaustion from working and this only contributed.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was cool just the tub was weird like it was put on top of a old one but great for price. Staff was very nice and helpful
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was older but maintained very nicely. Staff was very attentive. Breakfast was hot, fully stocked n coffee was hot!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022