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Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Birmingham, AL, US (BHM)

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Based on 332 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 332 reviews
Submitted on 02-03-2017
Staff is phenomenal, very friendly and accommodating. Convenient to everything: close to airport, shopping and the best dining in Birmingham. Be sure to eat at the Pancake House across the street for a budget friendly, yummy breakfast.
from Traverse City, Michigan
Submitted on 02-01-2017
We checked in late due to late flight into Birmingham. Lovely surprise to find our room was King Suite. The room was decorated pretty cool. Loved the chairs. The bed & linens were top of the line. We stayed only 2 nights & got up early on NYE to drive to Florida but enjoyed our 2 nights. All hotel staff were lovely & very helpful. Breakfast was good. The hotel is older but improvements are coming. We still enjoyed it very much. You do hear some street noise but not too bad. We walked up to the... Read more
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 02-01-2017
Everyone we met from the valet to front desk to housekeeping was friendly and helpful. The hotel has seen better days. Upon arrival we see the hotel bar is closed. In our room the carpet was old and unpleasant. The king bed was comfortable but the sofa bed horrendous. The TV's were small and had a crappy SD picture. Saturday morning they stopped refreshing the free breakfast offering well before it ended. Saturday night the valet just wasn't there. We had to self park in the garage around th... Read more
from Montgomery, Alabama
Submitted on 01-22-2017
I've stayed at the Highland several times over the years, and stayed there last night. The bar was recently closed for good after steady decline. No batteries in my TV remote. Apparently you have to call down to the desk to obtain AC. Miserable night, hot. Maid walked in my room at 10:30am. Will move to Redmont next time.
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