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5320 Beacon Drive, Irondale, Birmingham, AL, 35210, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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2.1 / 5Fair

Score breakdown (from 138 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    2.2
  • Service
    2.9
  • Comfort
    2.3
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.7
2.0 / 5Fair
"Low income housing"
Housekeeping consists of bed being made and getting clean towels. Had to go to office to ask for toilet paper.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 7, 2014
Athena
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Low income housing"
Housekeeping consists of bed being made and getting clean towels. Had to go to office to ask for toilet paper.
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Other trip May 7, 2014
Athena
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Surprised (but not in the best way)"
I got into Birmingham after dark so I was searching for a hotel building. Imagine my surprise when I pulled into an actual condominium-looking complex! I had no idea that the room I was renting was actually an apartment-sized room, but trying to initially find my way through the complex after checking in was a frustrating experience. I actually had to go back to the front desk after stopping at two other buildings, only to find out I missed a turn somewhere en route to looking for my room. I had a hotel staff member who was walking outside ride to my building with me to show me where I needed to go and to park. When I got into the room, I could tell it was pretty old-looking. The carpet was dingy and stained in many places and the furniture in the living room and bedroom was old and antiquated--it had all been around the block a few times before. Still, the room itself was pretty comfortable and the bed at least didn't sag--I slept ok in it. I went to use the 24-hour business center and once in the room, there was a single, old, Old, OLD computer and CRT monitor and and old printer--that's it, no phone, no other amenities. The staff person advised that the computer hadn't been working in a couple of days but she thought that *maybe* it was now.I had to reboot the thing twice--because of the old operating system lack of speed it had, it frozen twice. Go stay at a better place nearby...
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Other trip May 6, 2014
Mark
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Sheets had holes in them. Pillows cases were dirty. No toilet paper or soap.
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Other trip May 6, 2014
jeff
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Stayed for the Races"
This looks like an old apartment complex. It's a little dated and could use a facelift. However, our room was clean, staff was fantastic and we were made to feel at home. Food wasn't bad either. We had a quick burger and fries for dinner as we were tired from a day at Barber and didn't want to go back out. Breakfast Sunday morning was really good. We will absolutely stay here again!
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1 night trip Apr 26, 2014
Jason
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Camping would have been better."
The room had an overwhelming musty odor. Since the windows didn't have screens we had to go to the local target to pick up room deodorizes. The kitchen floor had a burn mark. The suite was advertised with a full kitchen, it there no dishes, cooking supplies and the dishwasher was bolted shut. The carpet was badly stained. The furniture was so old we were concerned that it was going to collapse on us. The bathroom was filthy. The hotel advertised a complimentary breakfast until 9:30 AM, but whe we arrived at 8:00, there was no beverage service, plates or silverware. It appeared that the breakfast was being cleared. We could not access the WiFi connection and were told it was because our room was in a "low spot"
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Other trip Apr 28, 2014
linda
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"do not ignore the bad reviews"
It would not meet your expectations even for the cheap price.
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Other trip Apr 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great value"
The location and the staff at the front desk were excellent!! The room, however, had a leaky refrigerator and molded coffee in the coffee maker. Other than that, what I paid for the room and what I got was an awesome deal!!!
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1 night business trip Apr 12, 2014
Kasandra
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"This is subsidized housing. Not a hotel"
The rooms are certainly spacious, but that is bc they are apartments. I assume they're for low income individuals judging by the people I saw. This is the "projects" not a hotel. Not clean. Old. Worst tv ive seen this century. Seaman on the couch. I will not be back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2014
Jason
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value, excellent staff"
Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Large room--actually a suite. Facilities are on the old side but basically well maintained.
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Other trip Mar 20, 2014
Vic
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"It was nice"
The hotel room is comfortable! It was a good stay! Nice breakfast and nice staff. It was a good experience.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2014
Bre
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"WORST HOTEL EVER!"
Oh my goodness....do not stay here! I stay in hotels roughly 80 nights per year and this was the worst experience of my life. The property has turned into a residence for many unsavory characters and the maintenance on the property has absolutely ceased. My standards are not very high, but this was ridiculous! You will be sorry....take my word for it. It was my first experience with Hotels.com and I probably will not book here again simply because they would promote such a horrible place :(
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2 night business trip Mar 2, 2014
Sorry
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"it was nothing like the pictures i saw"
The people were standing out like we were a target. We were afraid to stay there. The inside of what we saw was filthy. The carpet was dirty. I could not stay there,because of those things. I wasn't there to rate the maintenance,i left immediately!
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2 night trip Feb 23, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Irondale on a budget"
The rooms are nice and spacious, clean if a bit older, and there is a kitchenette.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 1, 2014
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Possibly worst ever."
I don't write reviews but I need to on this one. DONT stay here. It's an old run down apt. building that rents old apts. Don't stay!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"spacious but run down"
Shortly after checking into my room (after a difficult time finding my building) several police cars swarmed onto the property and the officer I spoke to advised me to go inside as there had been a report of a fight and a firearm. I liked that the room was a suite with a kitchen, bedroom, two TVs, and was comfortable.. The price was a bargain, which I appreciated. The free breakfast was the same every morning but pretty good and the cook provided outstanding service. Be sure to tip him. He deserves it. I didn't like the fact that the majority of the buildings/rooms are occupied by full time residents on a month to month basis.
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3 night trip Jan 31, 2014
Erik
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1.0 / 5Poor
"A Nightmare"
Room was very cold and heater was stuck on cold setting with tape all over it. Carpet was dirty with stains everywhere. TV's remote control didn't have battery, couches were dirty. Kitchen and all the appliances were outdated (think early 70's). It is basically an abandoned apartment complex in a very bad area. We checked in, as soon as we saw our room, got on the phone and started calling taxi services (They were all closed due to snow storm in south). Finally found a guy and paid him $60 to get us out of there. It was terrible, and scary. Reminded me of crimes scenes you see in movies.
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2 night business trip Jan 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"This look like some type housing project"
Shouldn't have accepted an upstairs room...had too much equipment coupled with I'm not the youngest kid on the block anymore. No elevator. - Room stale upon entry,. Had to go and buy air freshener. How difficult is it to make sure a room is fresh when you have it sold. Breakfast was not ready at the advertised time one morning. The TV was out of the 60's. The remote didn't work, neither of them.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 24, 2014
Emerson
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Scarey place!"
People obviously lived in the complex. They hung out in the parking lots and you had to have a code to open the gate at night.
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Other trip Jan 20, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Ok but not great!
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1 night family trip Dec 31, 2013
Bill
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel stay"
My hotel stay was a pleasant 1 and i enjoyed the room i was in, very quiet.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"NEEDS MAJOR UPGRADING"
I was very disappointed that I had a suite that only had one old tv. There were no flat screens or a tv in the living room area at all. My suite did not have a phone and my iphone and ipad could not pick up the Wifi. I wasted my money getting a suite. I might as well had got a regular room because there was no benefits in paying extra for a suite. We were all in the bedroom trying to watch the one OLD tv and stay warm because it took forever for the heat to work. Everything was old. Even the phone jack on the wall was hanging down. Also, the bathroom could've been cleaner.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 19, 2013
Kristye
US
1.0 / 5Poor
The hotel suite I was in was well maintain, ants in the bathroom, shower rod broken, refrigerator was dripping water ice marker not working. The carpet wasn't clean. The furniture is in poor condition need to be updated. The maintenance man tried to repair things but they just need to be updated.
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3 night trip Nov 7, 2013
Ms. Moore
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for the price."
It has a musky smell. Definately not the Ritz. But for the price its awesome you get an entire apartment. Just dont forget pots pan and dishes. SALT AND PEPPER. The lobby is nice and they have breakfast.
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2 night business trip Nov 1, 2013
V
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Mark's review"
This place was a total dump. It was so bad I did not stay there. It was awful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Hotel staff was great... Breakfast staff was great. Restaurant and bar were closed early, room was very disappointing... Sheets too small for mattress, bedding stained and torn, roach in kitchen. Pest control and some updating would make a nice hotel. Overall disappointed and not impressed.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 22, 2013
Cindy
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Dirty Dirty Dirty"
Had 2 rooms booked and without a doubt the worst place I have stayed in my 60 years on Earth. I knew I should have asked to see the rooms but in a hurry to get to Dega', my mistake. zero ammenities, the soap is in a foam dispenser hung on the wall by the tub need I say more. Dirty Q-tips left over on the floor etc.etc. etc.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 21, 2013
Don
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3.0 / 5Good
"Quiet, clean, somewhat outdated"
We stayed at RGIS during Barber Vintage days and even near capacity, we enjoyed a peaceful stay. Our room was clean, air conditioning worked, comfortable bed, & good water pressure (a must)! Decor was outdated, but not nearly as important as cleanliness. The balcony was a nice add. Wireless was "available" but signal was too weak to access. I eventually used my phone as a hotspot. Breakfast was very good. Friendly staff & excellent service. Very reasonable price for what you get
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
it served it's purpose and it was clean enough but the towels were small, the soap oddly in foam dispensers, the blankets scarce, & the breakfast ended early. i got a discounted rate which made it all reasonable.. and the room was huge (though who needs a kitchen with no kitchenware?) we could have fit our entire traveling party in one sweet. anyhow i would stay here again if it were still an inexpensive rate.
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2 night trip Sep 29, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Never again!!!!!"
There was no soap available, the air conditioning wasn't working. The maintenance guy had to come put freon in the unit. The room had an awful smell.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"room not clean"
when i entered the room , there was a peculiar smell in the room. The carpet look like that it has not been replaced in years. Bed was also smelly , and i didn't even use the comforter to cover myself. No soap or other toiletries in the bathroom.
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Other trip Sep 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Hotel is not well kept. Rooms are nice size and have kitchens, but maintenance lacks. Morning hot breakfast is usualy gone before you get there and no juices, water and coffee only. Eggs, sausage, grits and hashbrowns if you are early. Lots of questionable people hanging around the complex. This could be a nice place if fixed up. Internet is poor at best.
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1 night trip Aug 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"NICE HOTEL IN IRONDALE CLOSE TO MINI MALL."
MY EXPERIENCE WAS OK. THE SUITE WAS COMFORTABLE AND APARTMENT LIKE. MY FAMILY LIKED THE HOME FEEL. IT WAS CLOSE TO THE MAIN STORES AND FOOD RESTURANTS. WE WERE ALSO CLOSE TO SOME OF THE OTHER MALLS, STORES AND RESTURANTS LOCATED IN TRUSSVILLE. I WILL VIST AGAIN AND USED THIS HOTEL.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 19, 2013
trice
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Just one night on the road"
Ok, kind of like old apartments converted to a hotel
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1 night trip Aug 15, 2013
Jack
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"In dere need of updating"
Rime Garden was the premiere place to stay in the early late 90's and early 2000's, what happened? This place and rooms are in dere need of updating. Please, Please cut the grass around the place, and get the place painted, which would breathe a little life back into the place.
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1 night trip Aug 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"no"
this place is a converted apartment complex. lots of people live here. not a hotel atmosphere.
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2 night business trip Jul 18, 2013
george
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Disaster"
1st room air conditioner was broken, 2nd room hadn't been cleaned since last guest stayed, 3rd room was in the middle of having carpets cleaned with a powder, 4th and 5th room a worker at the hotel checked for us and told us they were not clean. We ended up having to take bed sheets from another room since the only one even close to clean had a bed that had been slept in.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Low income live in motel"
The ac was broken and the room was extremely dirty. The coffee table was smeared with suspicious white powder. This was probably the worst hotel I've ever stayed in.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Close to the highway"
Not a 3 star like expedia reported, maybe 20 years ago, however this is no longer a rateable hotel.
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Other trip Jul 15, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
old TV's...no dvd connections
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1 night trip Jun 29, 2013
n.booker
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Horrible"
The hotel is the worst hotel I've been in. The first room the bed had a broken leg they changed our room and the second room you could only last 5 mins in the shower before the water got cold. I rented there cause they had kitchen when I got there with food they had nothing to cook in or anything in the kitchen. The rugs where dirty. The pool needs a major upgrade. It was just horrible.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 15, 2013
Annie
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Horrible, but to be expected at the price point."
For starters the place smelt like an ash tray. On top of that, the mini fridge didn't work. When I went to turn the tv on with the remote I got nothing. Thinking it might have just been bad batteries, I walked up to the tv to find out that the power button was completely missing, so no tv either. Instead of complimentary small soap bars, in the shower, they had a foam hand soap dispenser which had little to nothing in it. Floor to ceiling cracks in the wall must have been apart of the decor, because they were everywhere. Needless to say we stayed out in town eating dinner as long as we could before going back to the room to sleep for the night. If I could have gotten a refund I would have slept on the dirt at Barber Motorsports Park, that's how bad this experience was. The surrounding area consists of a completely run down and empty old Walmart shopping center, with a McDonald's about a quarter mile down the road. We thought we were going to be robbed at some point during our stay, but luckily we made it out with all out belongings. Definitely not a family facility by any stretch of the imagination. I understand we got what we payed for, but hopefully this review will urge you to plan ahead or bring a tent if your going to Barber Motorsports Park, the place is beautiful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 22, 2013
Unhappy Race Patron
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Wouldn't recommend"
Old apartments turned into a hotel - extended stay versus weekend trip. Old, run down and breakfast, while hot buffet versus continental, not well replenished and had to ask for coffee and juice. The staff seemed uninterested and would leave the front desk to go outside and smoke.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Poor Service"
I will most likely NOT be staying here again. But I felt since the price was so reasonable I would check them out. Overall my experience was average but it is not a place you would want to take your family. Their shuttle service is not reliable, internet was not working during my stay, and there was major construction going on in the area that prevented us from using interstate 20 to get to the hotel (instead we had to use the neighborhood roads). The free breakfast was not anything to brag about and many residents were not able to eat since very little food was offered. Overall stay here at your own risk. If you decide to stay here be sure to request a renovated room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 15, 2013
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Worst place I have ever stayed"
First called for directions and was given wrong directions four times, took 1.5 hours to find it and it was only 6 miles. Second, I was given a room with someone in it and was scared to death when a man jumped out of bed as I opened room. Then was given another room that was filthy, filthy, no soap, no towels and definitely not what I paid 125.00 for. I will be writing the owner operator also.
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1 night trip May 4, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Ghetto"
If u don't mind the ghetto, this hotel is for u. Out of 3 mornings, breakfast was only ready once. Obviously the guy making it is too lazy to get to work on time. I'm not talking, it was a little late. But an hour after breakfast was supposed to be ready, it wasn't. Hotel was gross. Very outdated, ragedy old apartment-turned-hotel. Beds very uncomfortable. For the quality, or lack therof, the price should be cheaper. Unfortunately, that was the best lookin place to stay within 5 miles of somewhere I had to be all weekend.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not what I expected"
The hotel was somewhat run down in regards to room appearance and maybe not so clean. I stayed one night and traveled alone. The room was big and spacious. The soap dispenser in the shower was out and no bar soap was available, but fortunately I had my own to use. Hotel lobby was nice and staff friendly. A woman traveling alone may not feel safe as rooms are separated from all amenities such as hotel lobby, soft drinks, the restaurant ( only open for room service). The hotel seemed kind of out of the way.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 13, 2013
carl
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"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!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip May 4, 2013
b richards
US
3.0 / 5Good
"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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 6, 2013
Grey
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"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.
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2 night business trip Apr 18, 2013
chris
US
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