Rated 4 out of 5 by DWR61 Sheraton's Food Options are Nice
I stayed at this Sheraton on business, and found the sports bar and the breakfast buffet (two different venues) to have very tasty food. The sports bar seemed a tad overpriced (chicken quesadillas $11.00), but the quesadillas were really good. The breakfast buffet was awesome - had just about anything anyone could reasonable want, and the food was also very good. Also, each morning, different folks took care of me at the buffet (seating me, asking about my coffee/juice preferences, checking for refills or to go's), and they were all the friendliest/nicest folks you could ever find (really!). I'd stay there again just to see their friendly faces at breakfast.
Also, nearby are some other dining options in the Uptown complex - those were great for night-time options.
January 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by StarwoodObsessed Sooo Slooow
I waited 20 minutes to check in and now I'm waiting an hour for room service. The room is nice and the staff for room service and check-in were very polite and nice, but everything is just so slow. Valet parking man was great, quick and friendly, parking is $22 for the night. There isn't a whole lot around restaurant wise so I'm really stuck waiting an hour, it's noon so I can't image there's too many guests that are in their room at this time.
January 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by flyspg Noisy room, cold room
As a platinum guest, I was given a room (not a suite) next to the elevator. The noise is there all days and nights.
Also the heater in my room is not working very well, can be only heated to 72 degree.
The Club Lounge is too far away, I need to change elevators to get there.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coachd7 Home away from Home.
The Sheraton staff made our visit seem like home.The smiles and going the extra mile to make us feel at home was appreciated. We thank your staff and Sheraton for making our travel as comfortable as it gets.Thanks and God bless you. Where fluffed pillows are waiting to give you a great nights sleep!!!
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindaCald Far exceeded last year's services!
My favorite hotel and I didn't think they could get better - but they did!
Staff personality as a whole is remarkable. Kander, Jeffrey and the unbelievable Shondra in Guest Services. I tried to bring her back with us!! Great job!!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NACUBO ACCA
I always enjoy visiting this hotel.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill9720 Good Stay
Upgraded to a great junior suite. Staff friendly and professional. Room clean and well appointed. Pool great place to relax. Very convienient to downtown. Room on floor specifically meant for travelers that need quiet.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Johnson95 My stay at the Sheraton was a wonderful experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Sheraton. From the registration to check-in to my overnight stay could not have been better. The room was most comfortable and the staff, throughout the Sheraton, were more than accommodating. I attend many conferences, but my stay at the Sheraton was excellent.
November 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mcb22 Good for Business
This is a good hotel for conferences.
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EricD99 Great Stay!
I was thoroughly and pleasantly surprised by my stay at the Sheraton B'ham. The front desk staff were attentive and everyone from the valet to the maids were very nice. I will definitely make the Sheraton B'ham my hotel of choice whenever I next travel to B'ham.
November 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Belp Wifi
This is not a low budget hotel . Yet the hotel offers no amenities. Nothing and no WiFi. In fact, you block the wifi that comes with my celluar plan. I am a part of 2 groups that are loyal to the Sheraton, Alabama A&M and the 9th Episcopal District AMEChurch but the Sheraton is not loyal to us.
November 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by msalto Room Odor
Have stayed here numerous times and enjoy the facilities. This time we experienced a sewer gas odor in our room upon returning at night. Asked housekeeping, who was in the hallway at the time, if any of the other surrounding rooms had the same issue. She came into the room and verified the odor and told me I could call down to the front desk. We were much to tired wait for someone to resolve the issue so we just tolerated the smell for the night.
November 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DMA2014 Issue with Accounting
We are a company that had (5) guest rooms at the hotel. Despite having a credit card on file for room and tax charges, my guest was charged the entire amount to her personal credit card. It has taken me (5) PHONE CALLS and my own time and energy to get this bill reversed. I guess leaving a message with information and a phone number numerous times is IGNORED at this hotel. You can guarantee that we will not return with our business. YOu may thank Kimerlin or Kimberly in your accounting office for her lack of personal service and follow through for the lost business in the future.
November 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by NonRoadWarrior Not much happening in the area
I was in Birmingham for a conference, without a car available, so all I had to see was local attractions, which were non-existant.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by John0001 National Veterans Day
We were treated so well we really didn't want to go home.
November 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Capers Great hotel and excellent staff
The staff was very attentive.
November 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bigsam mostly good
very impressive and helpful staff.....great room and comfort....$20 plus for breakfast was about twice a reasonable price...was good I will admit.
Small conference rooms not well souindproofed...could not hear my presentation but heard the one in adjoining conference all too well.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mychael47 great stay
It was a pleasure staying at your hotel have plans on stay there ever time I come to town !
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nixxx Gr 8 place 2 stay
We have stayed @ this property four times now and each time we have enjoyed being there. All staff from the parking lot people, maids front staff & everyone connected with this property R so friendly and helpful. All deserve a raise and congratulations 4 making Sheraton a n excellent place 2 stop.
October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rocket03 Great Location
This was my worst stay at this property. I was not greeted for being a loyal member and I was assigned a handicap room for some unknown reason. It took way too long to get checked in considering the number of guests to staff ratio waiting to check-in. My room was never cleaned even after I called requesting to have my room cleaned.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eenie Room cold; sink did not drain well
Other than the above, all was fine.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by South1 This hotel needs updating and staff training
Upon check in, he front desk clerk was disinterested, inefficient and mumbled. After being told that I had access to the SPG Club, neither key would work.
Upon check out, I asked the same clerk for change. She directed me to wait until another clerk was freed up (a good 5-6 minute wait), then nonchalantly walked over to ask for her assistance.
Rooms are in desperate need of updating. Room was stuffy and overcrowded with furniture.
Food was excellent in Casey's Pub.
October 13, 2014
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 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 3 out of 5 by Judyc Getting better
Bad beginning with no carts for guests to carry their own luggage in...only the staff are permitted to use the hotel carts, and we don't wish for anyone to carry our personal/electronic/business items in. We also were told we weren't allowed to unload our own vehicle from the front of hotel, so we were directed to park on the street and unload in the rain. I have complained about this problem in the past, been called by management (Jose) and had been assured that we would not have the unloading problem during this visit, but oh, well.
I was greeted kindly once I was in to check in, asked to see Jose (manager who had called me) about the loading situation, and also had promised me a club level upgrade, but he was unavailable. The upgrade must have been pre-reserved, though as promised, for us.
Our room was probably the farthest room from the elevator, but the room was nice, spacious enough for us, clean & comfortable. We enjoyed the club level lounge, which the staff were all friendly and competent. We wish to especially thank Mary Ford for all her attention to details. We had a small group each evening, which she enthusiastically took care of all of our needs...replenishing items, finding extra fruit in the back, and always with a smile on her face.
Later when we had checked the internet, we found out an expected package delivery had been made to the hotel got us. The hotel has a "delivery/shipping" department. The package had been delivered just before our arrival to the hotel, but we weren't given any call or message about its arrival. I called about it to be told that "delivery" was closed for the evening and that I would have to call in the morning, which was disappointing. When I called in the morning, they said they would deliver to me, which they did. I was requested to sign for it, I did and come to find out they had charged me a delivery fee.
Our room overlooked the restaurant (and bar?) and it was a bit noisy a few nights for a short time, but nothing compared to the noise of a bunch of children on the Friday night on our hall for about an hour around 11:30pm. On Saturday morning coming in from breakfast, I worked my way through a bunch of young girls dressed for gymnastics, I guess. Later I heard from my friends that that large group took over the club lounge during breakfast. Glad I ate early.
The location is excellent if one is working at the convention center, which is why we stay there, but the hotel is overpriced. I had gotten a group rate, but everyone else I know paid $40-$50 per night less than we did through the "discount" websites...guess I should try that next time.
Even with the problems we had, we overall we enjoyed our stay.
October 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by unhappyguestfromnashville Several bad experiences over several visits
I've stayed at this hotel several times, but my last visit was the most unpleasant. I had cold water when I went to shower, so I let it run for 15 minutes with no improvement so I called the front desk and was told to let it keep running - I tried to explain I had and now I was late, but they didn't seem to care. Water finally got hot 45-minutes later at the very end of my shower. When I asked the desk later if I'd have hot water the next morning, they told me they could not guarantee it and didn't offer to move my room or anything to solve the problem. I had a meeting in one of their conference rooms (which was also disappointing and did not have half of what we requested), and after my meeting I found a manager and told him about my water experience and he apologized and told me to go see if I had hot water and he'd check back with me. I went up to my room - which had a funny smell when I checked in but I ignored it - and noticed the smell had gotten much worse and was like a musty wet dog - but I did have warm-ish water. When the front desk called to check on me, I told them about the musty wet dog smell and that I had luke-warm water - and they offered to come spray air freshener, I politely declined because of allergies and they seemed to not care. Any other hotel would've moved my room at this point. They did send me some cheese and fruit - but the service is just lazy and poor. I later requested towels and a breakfast door menu - which they had to call back to my room because they couldn't remember what I had requested - then 20 minutes later the towels finally came but no breakfast menu - and the towel on top of the pile had yellow stains all over it. I just gave up at that point and didn't bother dealing with the staff anymore.
October 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MableGrace Nice Staff
The hotel staff was very accommodating
September 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BigRed2011 Pricey for older facility
Public areas nice, impressive. Sleeping room OK, but we found furnishings inadequate in some. Some had dresser drawers, others had entertainment centers with no drawers for personal clothing. No in room refrigerators. Must request. Then may not get without several calls for same. If it wasn't for group gathering, would not stay here. Valet is $22/day, also a charge for self park some distance from entrance.
Bell carts locked up, bellman hover, won't listen to what you don't want put on bottom of cart load. Audio/Visual expensive by outside contractor.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mark5812 Sheraton Birmingham
overall great staff and nice property ... a little noisy from the highway
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walker84 This hotel is a great home away from home.
The staff at every level met and exceeded
September 12, 2014