Rated 5 out of 5 by Spud14 Wonderful special deal
This Sheraton has a "special" rate for those coming to Birmingham to attend a Broadway Show at the adjacent Birmingham Civic Center. We took advantage of the well-discounted rate to attend "Warhorse" this week. The accommodations were just wonderful. Room was very comfortable and looked newly renovated. We dined in the Atrium for both supper and breakfast. Prices were in line with similar large, upscale hotels. The food was delicious and well prepared. Staff were friendly and all said "hello" when walking thru the halls. I especially liked the housekeeping staff who checked on us very shortly after checking in to make sure we had everything we needed. In all our travels, we have never encountered this. It may have just been a coincidence that she knocked on our door to check something else, but it was nice, whatever the reason.
We will DEFINITELY take advantage of this rate for future performances, as long as the Sheraton supports the Theatre! The valet overnight parking was a nice advantage, even though we felt it was expensive ($22) overnight. Overall, a nice 'splurge' and special trip to Birmingham.
March 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Catfishmom Sheraton and Club Level
We recently stayed at the Sheraton in Birmingham for one night. The room was very nice and very comfortable. We paid extra for the "club level" . Don't bother. After checking in, we were told how to get to the club room where there would be drinks for a fee and hot snacks. REALLY? There was wine and beer for a fee (hadn't we already paid for the opportunity to go to this " fine " area so doesn't that mean we actually paid twice?) and the hot food consisted of cold cheese, cold grapes, and some egg roll things which I guess count as hot. Then they ran out of red wine. Don't you think you just might notice that the red wine was getting a little low. Never ever again, Mr. Sheraton. Like your hotel but the club level stinks.
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cmd1 Needs Improvement
Brought a small group for the Motion Conference. Hotel was understaffed @ check in and check out which I do not understand. There were people at the check in that would finish checking someone in and disappear with a very long line. There was one person finished checking someone in and started filling the pen holders. Then our room was very warm. Turned down the air and that night and every night; it was still very warm. I called the front desk and she said they would have to send an engineer. Never saw anyone and our room stayed warm the entire time we were there. The scary thing was when we plugged in phone chargers and computers the WALL actually moved. The beds were comfortable and was nice being able to walk across the street to the venue.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRM68 Great place to stay
The hotel was very convenient and the rooms clean and well furnished. The staff were helpful and friendly. The parking garage was a bit inconvenient -- quite a long walk.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMUFan Loved my stay!
Stayed at the hotel for the BBVA Compass Bowl. Accomodations were convenient, clean and comfortable. Really had no problems at all. Thanks, Sheraton Birmingham!
January 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by paparon52 Hotel met my needs
As usual the Sheraton did an excellent job meeting my needs during the Final 48 state tournament. Everyone was pleasant and responded quickly to any need.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lhsv Wonderful Location
Wonderful Location to the civic center, valet parking great, wonderful, friendly southern hospitality. Food and service wonderful.View of Bh'ham great.
November 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Great Comfort
My team was on official duty and we were in Birmingham for only one night. The room comfort was outstanding. I would definitely stay here again.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nene175 Enjoyed my stay
I really enjoyed my stay even though I was there for a night. I slept like a baby, the bed was great and so were the pillows. I will be back
August 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katie30 This hotel is great to stay in for events
The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. I was very pleased with the response I got whenever I contacted guest services for anything.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lizy24 I enjoyed the comfort of my room
I really enjoyed the comfort of my room. The beds were comfortable. I could adjust the heating and/or cooling to my desired temperature.
January 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMM81 Great visit
After reading the reviews, we were nervous about staying here. The staff was very nice from the minute we arrived. We parked ourselves- $8- and the walk was a little far, but not unbearable. We had a balcony overlooking the atrium, which was beautiful. The beds were so comfortable and the room was clean. We didn't have noise issues. Maybe because we stayed on a Thursday and it wasn't terribly busy, but we would stay there again- we had no complaints. We have smart phones, so we didn't pay for the internet. The PUB at the Westin has free wi-fi if you need it.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KenJim Hotel is great
Last year the hotel staff were better. I requested a special room because of duties we had to do at the convention, first was told it was available upon arrival then told no it was not had been blocked on for something else not available to me, then was given to someone else in our convention later.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave01 Great Location and very friendly staff
Great location and very friendly staff. Rooms
are great and beds are very comfortable.
January 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CorpPlannerLK Great facility for business travelers and meetings.
Amazing meeting space, fantastic food, friendly staff (especially Benny in Banquets)!
July 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elks Well located frierndly staff
Overall Great- hotel room does need some attention to peeling wallpaper
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cbeatty99 Internet Service
I was disappointed that there was a charge for internet service.
October 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by amh601 The cleaning staff needs a refresher course
My check-in was great, the front desk staff were very helpful and courteous. My disappointment is with the cleaning staff. After staying one night we left for the day then returned to our room to find that it had been partially cleaned, we ordered pizza the night before, the empty boxes were left in the room, empty coke bottles were left and our beds were made but halfway made, with no clean sheets. I feel that if I pay that much to stay in your rooms per night that all trash should be removed from the room and I should be able to sleep on clean sheets.
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by VickRich Very good stay
Our stay was very pleasant. Wonderful hotel and staff.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arod Hotel has great features
i enjoyed my stay and would recommend to a friend
September 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by underwhelmed31 Nothing to brag about
Hotel was not as nice as expected. It wasn't bad, just not as nice as I had thought it would be. We also found a cockroach in our sink. I doubt the hotel has bug issues as it was a clean hotel. It might have just been a runaway bug. Overall, it was a pleasant stay with a friendly staff. Typically, if a hotel doesn't offer complimentary breakfast I expect above average facilities. This particular hotel fell a little short of that. Not a bad hotel. Just nothing to brag about. Next time, I'll probably stay somewhere else.
August 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mara123 week long stay
I recently had a week long stay at this facility.. i was told i was registered under the "green program" and they would not change my bedsheets each night but would replace towels etc.. I had no problem with that - however, no one ever came in to change towels coffee etc. i had to call every night for those. by Thursday i was told i was suppose to call for this daily. i was also not told that internet was free, until i heard it from another guest, and i was overcharged by 30/night on my bill and for parking that i did not use. very disappointing.
June 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ccrider101 Worst Sheraton Ever
This hotel is out dated and needs some refurbishing. The rooms were worn out. The beds were not comfortable -- what happened to Heavenly Beds? The doors SLAM loudly and woke me up repeatedly all night. There was no hot water either night I was there. The restaurants are limited and overpriced. There was only one person working the check in desk when I arrived -- with a long line of people waiting. And there is no auto check out, forcing me to go stand in that line again at to check out. I would not stay here again unless there are improvements.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kevman12345 Good location in Birmingham's Uptown District
This property is slightly dated but well maintained. The club lounge is newly remodeled and provides a nice full breakfast in the mornings; bacon, eggs, cereals and breads.
Elevators can be very slow and overcrowded at times, even when the property isn’t very busy. Great location in Birmingham’s new Uptown district which features nice restaurant and bar options. It is also an easy walk to the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Also, for those interested, as a Platinum Ambassador I've never received a suite upgrade.
August 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by renae Needs to work on staff
Our room was smaller than we were told over the phone! Also we were by a service elevator, the first night was really loud and slammed the door all night!!!! When we tried to check out it took over 45 minutes to check out because they could not figure out how to divide the bill 3 ways! I was late for a meeting because of this and was very embarrassed! We come each year to the BJCC to our summer workshop and usually stay at the Sheraton but next year I will check some where else. Very disappointed in the quality.
August 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Coach847 Cold Shower + Wrong Billing
I had no hot water for my shower on Sunday. I called down to guest services, they apologized and would send someone up immediately to sort it out. 35 minutes later no one had shown and I had to leave for my flight. Ice cold showers are less than acceptable.
I received my bill through an email. I opened it up. It has the wrong name and address on it as well as the wrong SPG rewards. I called in, they put me through to voicemail to rectify. Left a message..I will give them some time to respond.
Called back 4 times now to reach someone about the ice shower and all I hear are voicemail. No one is answering. As someone who takes groups all across the country, I cant believe this is the type of service I can come to expect from a Sheridan. Shocking.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LucasFamily Great value for the access and location
The hotel is literally right off I-20, we barely had to detour at all from our planned route.
We booked two rooms, and they were both in good shape. The beds were very comfortable, and the showers were nice. One of our rooms had a walk-in shower with a shower handle which was convenient for washing the baby.
The staff was very friendly, particularly in the Atrium restaurant (thanks Ms. Carolyn!). And the food? Excellent. Next time I pass through Birmingham, I may drop in just for the breakfast bar! Best quality bacon I've had at a restaurant in a long time. Plus eggs, fresh fruit, various biscuit/waffle/pancake options... it was awesome.
Unless you valet, expect a long walk through some poorly-maintained hallways to get to the hotel. The hotel is attached to the BJCC convention center and the entrance from the parking deck is in rough shape, which is NOT the fault of the hotel. Perhaps a cost-sharing PIP with the BJCC to get that entrance fixed up would do wonders for the hotel's image. Some inexpensive PVC flooring planks with a hardwood look, double-secured with glue, would be spectacular and hold up well to heavy traffic.
Some of the carpeting inside the hotel was spotty as well, and moulding was missing in spots in some of the hallways
The negatives are really, really, minor in comparison to the value proposition that this hotel offered us. We will definitely be back although next time we will probably valet :-)
September 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by dissatisfied the room less travelled
Was very dissappointed in service. Went to check in room only to find bed not completely made. Started the venture of getting another room that entailed me going from floor to floor with a manager who kindly volunteered to assist only to end up back at the starting point with me making up the rest of the bed. I also had to retrieve my own luggage after waitng for bell hop that never responded. So much for breakfast at the club lounge the next day it was depleted by 8:00am and after waiting 30 mins. I gave up. Understaffed. UNBELIVEABLE!!!
April 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jennye check-in process very slow as was check-out process
guestrooms were clean, convenient cross-over to convention center, getting car from valet parking took too long.
October 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LouLou52 I'm disappointed
I paid extra to receive club level amenities. I feel that the room was just a regular hotel room - it was difficult to keep it cool. The hallways in this hotel were extremely hot. The club level food was mediocre at best. I was disappointed that wine and beer were not compimetary in the club. The club level attendant didn't show up on Sunday and the manager had to scramble to get it going by about 7:30 am (supposed to open at 6). I had to go through extra steps to get the internet working. I had to send my order back in the terrace restaurant due to too many hot jalapeños in the chicken burrito. The wait staff in both the terrace restaurant and the sports bar were very nice and they did a good job. Overall, I do not feel that this was a 4 star experience for me.
June 26, 2014