Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Huntsville with free breakfast and outdoor pool


Situated in Huntsville, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Alabama-Huntsville, Huntsville Botanical Garden, and Oakwood University. Dog Spot dog park and US Space and Rocket Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

An outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a business center are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 145 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Express & Suites Huntsville - University Drive

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Express & Suites Huntsville - University Drive features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This hotel offers access to a business center. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. 2 meeting rooms are available. This Huntsville hotel also offers laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-out. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 145 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 8 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 8 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Express Huntsville University Drive Hotel
  • Express University Drive Hotel
  • Express Huntsville University Drive
  • Express University Drive

We should mention

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.

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4.2 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel

5 out of 5
by from birmingham
Posted May 6, 2014
Stayed in the suit very spacious very clean air was COLD room was very clean breakfast was very good as well
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Good choice in Huntsville

4 out of 5
Posted Mar 31, 2014
Nice staff and great facilities (wifi, breakfast buffet, free printer in lobby, morning newspaper)...very friendly staff.
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5 out of 5
This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 5, 2014
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my stay

4 out of 5
by from new york
Posted Dec 10, 2013
Pros: friendly staff
Location: great resturants
i stayed an extra nite. great breakfast!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 28, 2014 by Charles
Dear Tavita, We are so glad hear you enjoyed your stay so much as to stay an extra night. We are happy you enjoyed our Express Start breakfast. We hope to see you again soon Sincerely, Charles Guice General Manager
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3 out of 5
by from cordova, tn
Posted Nov 22, 2013
Pros: Beds were comfortable, and the shower was good.
Cons: Saw a dead roach in the room as soon as we walked in the room. Shower had a little mildew in caulk. Broken tiles near baseboard by shower.
Location: Close to space & rocket center, and restaurants.
We enjoyed our stay for the most part, but there were a few things that stood out as negative.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 31, 2014 by Charles
Dear dirann, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay but I am sorry that you did experience some problems. I do appreciate you sharing your experience and we will be certain to address those issues. Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Charles Guice General Manager
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Convenient location

4 out of 5
Posted Nov 8, 2013
Pros: Location and all the basic comforts
Cons: Issue mentioned above
Location: Near University of Alabama and Huntsville Airport
The hotel was 5 minutes from my event and had several restaurants nearby. The room was "fine", but the curtains would not stay closed, and being on the 1st floor, I felt this impacted my privacy
Comment from Hotel Management
May 17, 2014 by Charles
Dear Dan, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. We appreciate your recommendation but I am sorry you did experience a problem. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and our staff will be sure to keep a closer eye on this issue. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Charles Guice General Manager
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great breakfast an great place

5 out of 5
Posted Oct 25, 2013
love love love the breakfast bar. room was clean an neat. will stay here or any other hotel express again.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 3, 2014 by Charles
Dear Guest, Thank you for your 5 star rating and kind comments! We are glad hear how much you enjoyed our Express Start breakfast. We appreciate you taking time to share your comments and thank you for your recommendation. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Sincerely, Charles Guice General Manager
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Not bad!

3 out of 5
Posted Aug 1, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: probably make it a no smoking hotel
Location: Not sure...
The only reason I would not stay here again or recommend a friend is because of the smoking. Although I got a no smoking room, I smelled smoke the entire night. I even blocked my door with towels. This isn't a bad hotel, but I'd prefer a smoke free hotel!
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Hotel Stay

4 out of 5
by from Indiana
Posted Jul 23, 2013
Pros: Breakfast was great and the hotel was clean. A/C worked well!
Cons: The pool was a little deep for children. The noice traveled into rooms from the hall and vice/versa.
Location: Im not really from the area, but did notice the Space Station close by...
The front desk staff was very friendly. The room was clean. It is on a very busy road, so be prepared for some traffic when trying to turn in. The pool was a little deeper than I would have liked for my kids. 3ft, 6ft, then 9ft!! The breakfast bar was wonderful.
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Staff gave exceptional service! Wonderful Stay!

5 out of 5
by from Mt. Juliet, TN
Posted Jul 8, 2013
Pros: Staff!
Cons: Nothing. A wonderful stay!
My family and I had a short stay for one night at this property. Upon our arrival, we were warmly greeted by two hotel staff members. I am a priority club member. They gave me my goodie pc member bag and directed us to our room. We stayed in a spacious two room suite with modern decor and comfortable beds. My husband lost his cell phone in the parking lot the next morning. We received a call from the hotel front desk rep...someone had found the phone outside in the rain. The call was received just in time for my family and I to travel back to the hotel to get the phone, before we left the area. We would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to that front desk rep who went the extra mile and made that phone call to us! I am the director of group sales for a county that has over 3,800 hotel rooms. They could has easily placed the phone in the lost and found area and waited for the guest to contact the hotel. I would like to thank your staff for a job well done!
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