This post was last updated on July 26th, 2016
Make traveling to a new city for business an adventure. Finding an affordable, quality Birmingham hotel for the savvy business traveler is a breeze with a little information. Once you understand the lay of the city and your hotel options, finding accommodations that fit your visit’s needs is convenient and easy when you search and book on Hipmunk.com.
Your Flight Lands Here
Many business travelers will be coming by plane, so knowing what hotels and transportation are near the airport helps, especially for those last-minute business trips. For outstanding rates and a room very close to the airport, book at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. The free airport shuttle will get you to the hotel without a headache, and the free Wi-Fi will serve all your business needs.
If you’re not planning on renting a car, your best bet for getting around Birmingham is by taxi. Birmingham isn’t known for great public transportation. The Comfort Inn Airport is farther away from the airport than the Holiday Inn, but the hotel offers a free airport shuttle, so getting to and from the airport is easy. The hotel is also only a few minutes from downtown Birmingham.
Roads Most Traveled
If you’re coming into Birmingham by car or if you need to drive around to multiple areas of the city, you should be aware of the major highways and roads serving the city. Interstate 65 cuts its way through Birmingham on six lanes, so if you’re driving within the city, chances are you’ll end up on this major road. Looping around the metropolitan area is the I-459 beltway. If you’re anticipating needing to drive all over, stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Colonnade; it is located right next to I-495.
Interstates 20 and 59 spend a good portion of their roadway journey together before separating at the airport. If you’re driving to Birmingham from the airport, be aware that they are on the same road that will take you into town. Watch out for the place where I-65 and I-59/I-20 meet because it’s a well-known and dangerous traffic spot with a lot of haphazard merging.
Business in the City’s Center
The heart of Birmingham is downtown, so chances are good that you’ll end up having a business meeting or a business meal in this bustling central area. Hotel rates tend to be a bit higher downtown. However, for the business traveler who doesn’t want to spend a lot on a hotel without sacrificing quality, options are available.
The Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/Trussville is just outside of downtown and has fantastic rates that are hard to beat. The Hampton Inn & Suites-Downtown-Tutwiler is a bit more expensive, but its central location is undeniable. If you need to be in the heart of downtown at an affordable rate, you can’t do better.
Your next business trip to Birmingham will be a snap now that you know how and where to book your hotel. No matter what Birmingham neighborhood you want to stay in, Hipmunk is your guide to finding a well-situated, budget-friendly hotel that is equipped with all the amenities you desire.
Alexandra Shostak likes to go on adventures, whether they take her down the street or on a road trip to another state. She’s lived in Ohio and NYC, and currently resides on Florida’s west coast where she goes to the beach as often as possible.