"very run down and not clean to many things to lis"
first room not cleaned from previous guest (beds not made towels all over bathroom) very musty/wet smell. was moved to second room! this room was not a suite but a standard room very musty/wet smell needs some maint/repairs done to this room to!! got move to third room !!! it took 4 trips back to office room keys not working had to get securty guard […] to help us get in findly got 1 key card to work. this room had lots of problems was to tired to attempt 4 th room............. following thing were worng with the room that we stayed in 1. carpet very very dirty!, 2 ac/heat thermostat not working right. 3. lights keep blinking on an off. tears in couch and chairs, 4 patio chair busted 5. no securty lock on patio door. 6 head board lights dont work 7. toilet very loose (need seatbelt to stay on it!!!. 8 door handle for bathroom about ready to fall out. 8 shower valve handle fell off in hand! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A bit run down but not terrible."
The hotel seems a bit older. It actually looks like an old apartment complex in layout with a number of separate buildings. Decor in the rooms screams 1980's hotel and I'm pretty sure that's the last time any of the room were decorated. Beds were rather bouncy. That could be good or bad depending on your plans. The first room had strong mildew smell […] (to the point that one of my companions developed a headache after only about 10 minutes). I spoke to the front desk and they happily relocated us to another room. The other room was actually much nicer. It still hadn't seen a decorator in 3 decades and still smelled a bit but is was tolerable. The new room was a suite and had a small kitchen (with full-size fridge, stove and dishwasher). There was only a smallish 19" tube-style TV between the two rooms. High-speed (wired) internet is available in every room so that's a plus. Wireless was there but not everywhere. Bottom line, if you want comfort like a Sheraton, don't look here. If you want something cheap and reasonably comfortable just to use as crash space and to eat a meal at the end of the day, you could do much worse. I give them a 4 for value and customer service but a 2 on comfort and condition. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"super bad service"
Checked into the room early morning. Air was broke. And room dirty. Couldn't get another room till the next day. Changed rooms and was not clean. Peoples food ans trash still left in the room from before my checkin. The frunt clurk was rude.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I will not go there again. I didn't feel safe."
The cost of my stay was, on the surface, a very good price. However, the things missing made this hotel just a place to stay on a business trip. The staff, when you could find them, were courteous and tried to be helpful. But the things that were either missing, malfunctioning or broken, was beyond their ability. The bathroom was ill kept and generally […] dirty. The carpet was lose throughout and kind of sticky. The phone in my room didn't have a cord. The window security locks were not functioning properly and could be easily opened. There was no climate control in my room available to me. There was advertised, a buffet breakfast from 6:30 AM till 9:00 AM included in the price of the room. The first morning, I had to finally leave and purchase breakfast elsewhere because the buffet wasn't open at 6:50AM. My last morning there I tried the buffet again, at 7:00AM and there was very little food left in the trays, and no attempt was made by the man tending the empty food containers to refill them. Most employees, although very polite, spent their time out of sight and out of earshot. When they were visible, it was outside smoking and it was difficult and intimidating to try and determine who were employees and who was just hanging out! There seemed to be a community of persons who stayed there long term who had pets that roamed around and lounged wherever they pleased. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The worst room I've ever had."
Room was dirty, towels were just thrown on the sink, no shampo or soap, only a hand dispenser in the bathroom, the kitchen had no utensils what so ever, the tissue dispenser was empty the whole 3 days I was there, pillows were filthy, old televisions this facility needs updating badly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very very BAD - stay away"
Very very bad. Please stay way from this place!!! Rooms are smelly and nasty, dirty and old.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You pay for what you get"
The place needs sime maintenance work definitely. Ive seen alot worse in other hotels. It definitely could use some sprucing up! Dreary place but it has potential to be awesome. I would stay there again for the cheap price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a hotel"
This is not a hotel, it is a low rent apartment complex that has a combo of permanent residents and "hotel" guests. The staff is abysmal, the breakfast is a joke, I don't think the bar or the restaurant were even open. Housekeeping is a joke and unreliable. The price was decent on the Hotels.com sale at $?? but at the normal $?0-?0 a SUPER 8 would be […] a much better choice. To be truthful, I never considered leaving anything of value in the room- even while having breakfast. I do a lot of traveling and this was virtually the worst all-around rating I could give any "hotel". Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"do not go"
do not go here very insecure ares well as hotel it is big time ghettoGenuine Expedia guest review
Looked like a hangout for crack heads and drug addicts, I believe this to be the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Cheap rates, but concerned about safety."
I know I was searching for the cheapest bed for one night. So I guess I got what I paid for. The staff were quite cordial and professional in their demeanor. That said, here are the challenges I've experienced. The tv was the older tube type...I didn't even know they still work (well, the screen was shaded in blue no matter the channel). The bedding […] was slightly filmy in texture. I pulled my sleeping bag out of my car and slept on that on the bed. The bathroom lacked any toiletries beyond a mounted foam soap dispenser found in gas station bathrooms, and toilet paper. The tiles in the bathtub were separating from the wall to the point that I didn't take a shower, in fear of water causing further damage to the tile backing. When I woke, the pleasure was to find a warm/hot breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs and sausage patties. While there was sausage gravy, there were no biscuits- but the cook did offer to bring some fresh ones out. I declined. The eggs and sausage was tasteful and I got on the road, quick! The front desk put a $75 hold on my credit card for incidentals. But there was no fridge with consumables. So I assume it was for risk of inducing damage or renting movies. I am thankful for the cheap rate. And the staff were pleasant. I'm hopeful that with more resource allocation, this facility will be worthy of higher rental rates. As for the title, the lighting was dim in the room, even with all the lights on. But the security gate was stuck open. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Just a place to sleep."
The room was non-smoking, but smelled like an ashtray.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Looks good in pictures, not in reality."
I have stayed at hotels that were less than attractive, but never one quite this bad. From the start, I noticed piles of dirt and wads of hair in the corners of the carpet, opted not to be vacuumed. The ceilings and bathtub were severely cracking, and the ceiling was peeling and falling to the floor. Bathroom sink was filthy, as was the tub. As for […] the bed, the pillows had brown stains on them underneath the pillow cases, and I dared not check the mattress. We just got to sleep, woke up, then got out. This hotel is in a horrible area of town. While the hotel may not be able to help some of this, the least they can do is actually keep the gate closed; it never once closed. At 2am, we heard people screaming from rooms and in the parking lot, followed by gunfire, which I am quite certain came from the area of the hotel. It should also be known that this isn't just a hotel, as it also doubles as short/long-term apartments for lower income housing. Do NOT drive to the back side of the hotel, as I am certain we passed a drug deal in progress when we were coming back to our room. Of the two women we met at the desk, one at least tried to be polite. The other, not so much. Well before our check-out time, housekeeping banged on our door as if an emergency, then opened the door so quick that I'm shocked the door latch didn't come off. I yelled back that we weren't dressed yet, to which she responded something I didn't understand. I would never stay here again. Horrible experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Check the reviews first!"
I could not cancel my last nights stay even tho the desk clerk said she would do it. The bartender was nice but extremely slow with food and drinks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Older condo units needing some TLC. Go prepared"
The most outstanding feature of this hotel is the exceptional amount of space you have with separate kitchen, living/ dining area and a bedroom. Also the pet fee is very reasonable at $30 for the visit. I enjoyed the free wireless internet since I had recently paid fees at another hotel that really added up. It is a condo arrangement lots of yard area […] between the buildings. Parking is close to the door of the units. I had stayed at this facility 15 years ago and loved the layout. It has not been renovated since that time and shows a great deal of wear. The TV's are older but picked up cable stations fine (No flat screens here) and the remotes worked. Compared to other facilities, this was not the standard of housekeeping I expect. We stayed several days and after that "shock", (and picking up some cleaning supplies) we enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and very responsive. The area is quiet although the "extended stay" residents walking around were a bit concerning initially. After I realized they were not "transients" wandering around, I felt fine. Room service was amazing how fast they were and the food was good. Bed linens are changed on Monday, so don't expect more. Our blanket was torn but the spread and sheets were clean. The carpet was also very clean. Towels were replaced daily and you can request more that the 2 allocated. I used a candle and air fresher to address the mustiness. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Probably the 3rd worst hotel I've been in. Will not be back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"just say no"
The hotel was empty, bare, uninviting. It was hard to find our room with the instructions given. The numbers were not lit, so we had to walk around to each bldg and go up to see the numbers. It took a while. The room is an old apartment, with full kitchen, but completely empty, no amenities. We didn't even have soap in the dispenser in the bathtub. […] We booked this room because it said there was a restaurant and bar, but they were closed when we checked in (before 9). In the morning, when we checked out at 8, there was no coffee and when we went to talk to the staff about the soap, the 3 people there were talking among themselves and did not acknowledge me for some time. I was not given any reason to feel that this is a place that I would return to. We chose it because it had 1 more star than the Holiday Inn Express next door. Next time I will know better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is not a 3 star hotel as listed on your website .... it doesn´t even provide shampoo for the guests. It looks like it needs a lot of maintenanceGenuine Expedia guest review
"not worth the money spent"
The room was in very poor condition. The ceiling had real bad water damage. The carpet was in really bad shape. Found a dead cock roach in the bathroom. On the other hand, the sheets appeared very clean and the staff were extremely nice. I personnally would stay at this location again unless I knew that there was a complete remodel which is what this […] location really needs. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Horrible you guy need to remove them from your site!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pass on staying at Rimes."
This hotel should not be able to be booked through your site. Lukewarm Air conditioning, smelly room. Rotten wood on balcony, push foam soap dispenser in bath shower (really?) and no complimentary toiletries . Oh and about the breakfast buffet they advertised in the room no less, it was never there. Would completely not recommend this hotel. Staff was […] very pleasant. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value for money for economy minded traveller"
For the money it is great. Full suite, with separate living and sleeping area. Large fridge, and stove. So it would be good for an extended stay and our price was very modest so great value. Very spacious accomodation. Two TVs so that much room. Breakfast is hot (ham and eggs). It is in a Quiet hilly area, close to Birmingham. The room is clean but […] some odor (not sure what, maybe carpets, in any case we got used to it quickly). The staff were friendly but this is not 5 star by a long shot.. Where it falls down is in general maintenance of the buildings, exterior wood coverings are perishing and gardens are somewhat let go. However, if you don't mind that this is excellent value to someone who wants some spacious but affordable and comfortable accommodation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was hot. Television and air conditioner were old and dated. Water pressure was low and shower was terribleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"this place needs love"
Rime Garden would be a great place to stay if someone cared about it. the carpet wasn't tacked down, floors were dirty, food in the couch cushions, no pots or pans or silverware in the kitchen. with all that said it had a nice homely feel to it. Someone needs to fix this place up!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I came for a Zydeco dance in Birmingham. It is a nice suite, with a little wear around the edges. It has refrigerator, microwave, and oven. It has a small kitchen, living room with a small eating area, and large bedroom with a sink. TVs are old 19" CRT but I don't go to a hotel to watch TVGenuine Expedia guest review
"rating of this hotel s/b a 1"
The room was extremely dirty. It was a king studio with a kitchen and had no dishes, utensils,etc. I would not have used them because I found mouse droppings in the cabinets. Furniture and carpets with heavily soiled, ripped and torn. The door into the unit would not lock properly. It needs to be removed from your site. At best this is a $19.99 roo […] m. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent value for your money"
Close enough to Barber Motorsports Park, we were there for the Superbike races and it worked out great. Convenient access to Sams Club, McD, Waffle House, Starbucks....only 5 miles from Barber. Room was nice, roomy and clean. While there was a kitchen in the room, there were no utensils/pots/pans/etc. Nothing....cupboards were bare. Pool was nice and […] easily accessed...but it looked like some of the units were long term...so there were far to many kids at the pool all day (I could be wrong about the long term). Later in the day it seemed a bit quieter, but by then were were dog-tired! All of the staff were VERY nice and accommodating. Bags of ice, Business Center, breakfast.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
it was not up to my expectations. would not stay there again. breakfast service was good. had not toiletries, only foam soap in shower. towels were so thin and old and stained. yes it was a suite with kitchen, but no utensils, paper towels, soap. zero. nada.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the worst place we've ever stayed."
The bathroom was clean. That's a big plus for me. It was also spacious, which was nice, and the thermostat worked well. The beds were comfy. However, there were only two towels in the room, and there were three of us. We had to call every day for an extra towel so we could all shower. When we finally asked for no room service so we could just keep our […] towels, they came in anyway and took the towels. The garbage disposal didn't work, the remote was broken, and the bathroom fan didn't work. For the price and the amount of time we spent in the room, it was okay, but I probably wouldn't stay again. We didn't go to the breakfast buffet, so I can't comment on that. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Low income housing"
The suite was nice 20 years ago. The breakfast was a half dozen powdered donuts and a cup of coffee. The area is questionable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth the cost!"
The check in clerk was wonderful. From there down hill. Not enough towels and we called for more. No one ever brought them though they assured us a maintenance man would. Room not clean, seemed very worn and had an odor. Pillowcases clean, but pillows smelled and it was very disturbing, but as late as we checked in we had little choice but to stay. […] When we left, clerk was very courteous. This facility needs to be renovated or torn down! Exterior was very much in need of repair and paint. We were very disappointed in this place for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A Bit Eerie"
This is a very weird place. I was expecting something decent/nice like Holiday Inn but this place was more like an apartment complex. It's like a motel with a lot of different buildings, and I had to drive around for 10 minutes before I could find the building I was assigned to. The rooms were not as nice as I expected - I've honestly seen nicer furnishings/quality […] at Econolodge or Super 8. The first room they gave me was not clean so they switched me to a different one. The place had kind of an eerie feel to it, I felt a bit uncomfortable staying there alone. I would avoid this place if I were you. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Easy in and out from the interstate. The exterior was in very bad shape. This property appeared to be an old apartment complex that was converted to a motel. The room was spacious but just didn't feel clean. There was only one remote for the two tvs and it didn't work on either tv.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great. would stay their again."
the room was comfortable. did not want for anything. everyone was friendly. felt safe due to location, gates and lighting.Genuine Expedia guest review
"BEWARE OF ONE STAR PRETENDING TO BE 3 STAR"
THIS HOTEL IS IN A PERFECT LOCATION TO EVERYWHERE IN THE BIRIMINGHAM AREA. THE STAFF WERE KIND, AND WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MEET OUR NEEDS. BOOKED A STANDARD ROOM-IT WAS THE WORST EVER-SMELLED, DIRTY SHEETS, OLD CARPET...NOT GOOD AT ALL. THE MANAGER MOVED US TO A NEWLY REMODELED SUITE...STILL NOT A 3 STAR HOTEL. GREAT LOCATION...BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING... […] NO POOL, OLD TOWELS AND LINENS... KIND AND GENTLE STAFF Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In Transit To Taladega"
Rooms are older and in need of some repairs, that said they were satisfactory for an overnight stay. The check-in staff were very nice and accomidating for our needs. And house keeping staff was also very nice and prompt tho the point that they hand delivered extra towels to our room, that were still warm from the dryer. As otheres have noted this is […] a apartment complex that has been turned in to a hotel. The Rooms are very spacious. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was wonderful to be picked up at the airport late at night when the car rentals were closed...they picked up and dropped back off. Check in was fine and they droped by the room. We had to move into another room due to the air conditioner was not working properly. But the stay was short.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A home away from home"
The apartment like rooms makes you feel at home more than being at a hotel. The property has been maintained however the small issues like the shower head in my room had no pressure at all. The bathroom counter was coming unattached from the wall. very small issues. over all this a very good choice. The customer service and housekeeping staff were outstanding, […] A happy staff is very hard to find in any hotel these days Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
People were nice the carpets were stained so bad u could tell where the furniture belonged. Couch was very very old TV remotes did not work, beds were so uncomfortable, ceiling had mold on it. Says in the add on internet there was a pool and a seasonal pool nope there was only a seasonal pool kids were very disappointed. I guess the saying is right […] "you get what you pay for"!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Avoid this hotel"
We had to request towels at the front desk, housekeeping didn't come by for 3 days and the bathroom had standing water every time anyone took a shower. The pool was closed (empty) even though it was in the mid-80's. The room had a mildew smell that we tried to Febreeze away, to no avail.Genuine Expedia guest review
While the desk staff was very cheerful during our check-in, it was quickly obvious that the overall facility has not seen any upkeep for quite a while. The furniture was broken and falling apart, beds very substandard, and generally not very clean. The exterior of the buildings had numerous places of rotting wood, had not seen fresh paint in MANY y […] ears. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Do not stay here"
The quality of service and room were terrible. The rooms are used for short term apartments and are not clean, or well upkept.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ok if the price was right, if not, may disappoint."
This location was set up like a timeshare with a central office and multiple pod housing surrounding it. The place had long term housing and hotel all in one location. I am sure these units were in tip top condition in the 1980's. The furniture appears not to have been replaced since them. The room was without towels, which after a 30 minutes the front […] desk called me back to come down and get. Water was pooling on the kitchen floor. The rooms were big and breakfast was hot. I don't know how it got the same ranking as Holiday Inn or others. Fortunately, I got the room on a deep discount. If not, I really would be disappointed Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Don't expect much."
This hotel had 2 1/2 stars. At best is should be a 2 star. It did have a hot breakfast which was warm at best and the selection was very limited. The second day we were there they only had country ham slices, grits, cold toast, and gravy. The rooms were very large but quite old. The business center was useless. It took at least 10 minutes to connect […] to the internet and I was never able to print from an email. Most of the residents appeared to be long term renters. It was overall adequate considering the price. But that is about it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is as advertised, very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Handicapped accommodations deplorable"
Handicapped accommodations need a total makeover ... room was deplorable and should be condemned ... mold, mildew and rotting plaster are a health danger especially to someone with health problems, like breathing, lung or respiratory. The front desk staff was very nice when I requested a different room and I had no problem moving to another room (non-handicapped) […] which was 100% better than the handicapped room. I like the feel of this hotel and the nearby area and would probably stay here again but I will not reserve a handicapped room. I'd rather take my chances with a regular room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was once a very nice motel but is in need of refurbishing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was once a very nice motel but is in need of refurbishing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel in Irondale"
I was shocked at the condition of our room. The carpet was so stained/dirty I did not want to take my shoes off. The wallpaper was peeling off the wall in areas. Instead of soap in wrapped individual packets, there were soap dispensers in the shower/tub area and on the wall by the sink!! The TV remotes did not match the TV therefore did not work. There […] was duct tape on an old air conditioner (no longer in use I think). We would have left immediately if we had not been assured that due to a local convention, all the rooms had been taken in a 10 mile radius. For the rate charged for that room, we should have been paid to stay there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Extra person charges"
We were extremely happy when from the time we checked in. The staff was prompt and very helpful and even gave us a choice of another room if we were unsatisfied with the one we were assigned to, but it was not necessary. We were very pleased with our room, clean and spacious and just as described in the Hotels.com search. I am disabled and actually […] in Birmingham, Al for three days of tests and procedures.I had some special requests because of my disability and they met every one. Free buffet breakfast was offered and it was very good with a large variety of options. Not just a muffin and coffee like most offer. Although we didn't use it, the pool was nice and the pool area was a nice place to relax in the evening. The location was right off the interstate with a large variety of stores and restraunts within a half mile from the hotel and easy to get to and from without getting lost. The A\C and all appliances worked well and met every need for our use. It was very quiet and easy to sleep without interuption. The beds were soooo comfortable and the matresses were not worn out. Closet space was suficiant but needed more hangers. Bathroom was roomy and shower had great pressure. Overall we were extremely satisfied and for what we paid for the room through Hotels.com,our expectations were not only met but far exceeded what we were prepared to accept. Thanks Rime Garden Inn and Suites and thanks Hotels.com. We look forward to many more enjoyable experiences like this in our travels. God Bless. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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