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Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Birmingham, AL, US (BHM)

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Based on 328 reviews
This hotel is within close proximity of University of Alabama-Birmingham and Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
1023 20th Street S, Birmingham, AL US 35205

Make yourself at home in one of the 63 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.

A full-service spa is located near the hotel. Hotel staff can arrange in-room massage therapy with 72-hours advance notice.

Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The preferred airport for Hotel Highland Downtown/UAB, Ascend Collection Hotel is Birmingham, AL (BHM-Birmingham Intl.) - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 16 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Based on 328 reviews
from Gainesville, Florida
Submitted on 01-12-2017
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.
from Tampa
Submitted on 01-04-2017
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 the rooms, even the ones in which you provide glass cups.
Submitted on 12-31-2016
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.
from Wollongong, Australia
Submitted on 12-30-2016
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 beer on tap. Highly recommended.
from Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Submitted on 12-28-2016
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!
from little rock arkansas
Submitted on 11-30-2016
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 have to shake off panhandlers to walk to them. The staff is nice enough but the hotel is more flop than boutique. It seems to have had little investment or personal interes... Read more
from Aurora, Ohio
Submitted on 10-15-2016
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 not functional. Even after telling the desk they were not fixed. Certainly an update is in order.
from New Orleans, Louisiana
Submitted on 10-06-2016
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.
Submitted on 09-27-2016
Opted for a larger room with microwave & fridge. Can NOT say enough about this great room! VERY clean & fresh, smoke-free, excellent accommodations & decor. Will definitely stay again for school/business related events!
Submitted on 09-14-2016
Loved my stay, loved the staff, everything was nice. The place was quaint with antique style furniture. The staff was friendly and informative. The problem is they have an airport shuttle, not affiliated, that comes but it doesn't start until like 7. Uber came un 5 minutes at 4am though.