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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Birmingham, Alabama [2023]

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Found in Alabama’s north-central region, the city of Birmingham has much to offer, from restaurants with James Beard awards to some of the best concerts in the area. Visitors may be surprised by how much there is to Birmingham, and especially by its luxurious boutique hotels.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Birmingham

Birmingham Tree House

Birmingham Tree House
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Price: $133

The house that plays host to the Birmingham Tree House was built in the Victorian era. After a recent renovation, the property has been redefined into a fully creative space and a yoga haven — everything is full of light, color, and style.

The Birmingham Tree House can be found in a quiet residential area right next to Five Points South and the Vulcan Statue. There are numerous restaurants and trendy coffee shops within walking distance.

Each guest has access to a private bedroom and bathroom. There are also 2 spaces dedicated to yoga, as well as a light-filled area that is perfect for co-working. Each bed is amazingly comfortable and includes premium bedding for that extra luxurious feeling.

The bathrooms are well-stocked with deluxe bath products, and guests will be able to enjoy a sense of real privacy here.

Elyton Hotel

Elyton Hotel
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Price: $224

A gorgeous historic building in Birmingham’s financial district, Elyton Hotel is in the middle of everything. Only steps away, guests can encounter some of the best galleries, upscale shops, gourmet eateries, and popular offices in town.

It is a great starting point to explore the culture of the city. There is an on-site fitness center, as well as access to 24/7 business service. There is daily maid service, as well as valet parking, and same-day laundry service. The rooftop lounge serves craft cocktails, while the on-site restaurant specializes in global cuisine.

Each room at the Elyton has modern artwork, Malin & Goetz luxurious bath products, a smart minifridge, and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The beds have a pillowtop mattress for extra comfort, along with Egyptian cotton bedding.

Hot Tip: Elyton Hotel is an Autograph Collection hotel — make sure to add your Marriott Bonvoy number to your reservation to earn points for your stay!

Hassinger Daniels Mansion

Hassinger Daniels Mansion
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Price: $218

The Hassinger Daniels Mansion can be found in the Five Points South Historic District, only a short walk away from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The mansion dates back to the 19th century, and many original flourishes have been preserved.

This charming location is full of sophisticated details and features opulent guest rooms with different designs. Breakfast is served daily in the formal dining room, adding to the exclusive effect. Each accommodation option includes a private bath and 1 or 2 beds.

The rooms and suites have elegance and personality. Some included a claw tub and shower, while others have only a shower. Rooms may have a large sitting area or feature a balcony. The Garden View room is the only one on the property with an equipped kitchenette.

The Inn at Pursell Farms

The Inn at Pursell Farms
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Price: $199

Just under an hour outside Birmingham, visitors can find a truly amazing retreat. Those seeking to disconnect fully should opt for a stay at the Inn at Pursell Farms. This inn is full of Southern hospitality and sprawls over magnificent grounds.

Several accommodation options are available, including the rooms at the inn and the more private cottages and cabins. The rooms at the inn feature panoramic views over the foothills and unique designs. Guests have access to an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.

The on-site Arrington restaurant focuses on locally-sourced ingredients, and Old Tom’s Pub brings historic Scottish flair.

The Inn at Pursell Farms is a perfect getaway that offers enough space to fully unwind, surrounded by nature and comfort. This intimate experience is further enhanced by the personalized treatment provided by the staff.

The Valley Hotel

The Valley Hotel
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Price: $220

An urban escape just outside downtown Birmingham, The Valley Hotel can be found in Homewood. It is designed as a peaceful oasis where guests can go to escape the frenzy of the city.

The elegant atmosphere focuses on relaxation, and the décor includes classic and tailored accents. This premium downtown location is full of refinement and character. Guests can dine and enjoy cocktails at the Ironwood Kitchen, and they can also be part of the festivities at the bar.

A large ballroom and event space are provided for those seeking to host a bigger celebration within this stylish location. On-site parking is provided to guests.

Room amenities include a Serenity bed with Suite Dreams mattress and a Super Topper mattress pad, along with Touch of Down pillows. There is a flat-screen TV, a work area with a writing desk, chair, ottoman, and a coffee maker.

Hot Tip: As a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, your stays at The Valley Hotel can earn Hilton Honors points!

Final Thoughts

Visitors to Birmingham can explore the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, stop at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, learn about the city’s history at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and discover the Vulcan Park Museum. With so much to see, visitors may extend their stay.

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Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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