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4.0 out of 5

"Walking distance to food and entertainment. Did not like the parking. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 16 Mar 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Birmingham

Heart of Birmingham

With a stay at this Downtown Birmingham hotel, you'll be steps from University of Alabama Hospital and UAB Proton Center. Children's of Alabama and Callahan Eye Hospital are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a snack bar/deli are also offered.

Free Internet, satellite TV

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 122 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as TVs with satellite channels. Coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, and phones are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$162* Per night/room Oct 16 - Oct 17

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (4)
1 out of 5
The experience was poor from the moment I walked in. The lady working at the front desk was less than friendly. She seemed to find it amusing to stand there and watch me try to figure out how to swipe my credit card since the chip-reader on the credit card machine wasn't working. Instead of offering to take my card and swipe it for me after my multiple failed attempts, she just stood there waiting with a smirk on her face. She acted as if she didn't want to touch my card (Covid risk, I'm assuming?), even though she had just had to touch my driver's license to verify my identity. She gave me no instructions on check-out time or parking; I had to ask for this information. The website I booked my room through failed to mention that there is parking garage; all it said was "self-parking". There were no details that parking had to be paid for separately and that the parking garage was shared with the UAB hospital. So, needless to say, parking was a nightmare, especially at hospital shift change. Upon entering my room, I was hit with the smell of smoking even though my room was supposed to be non-smoking. In fact, it smelled like someone had recently smoked in there. My brother arrived shortly after to eat dinner with me, and he also commented on the smell of cigarettes/smoking. He suggested I ask for another room; however, after my poor experience at the front desk upon check-in, I was not willing to do this. I bore the disgusting smell throughout my two night stay, w

Posted by on Apr 3, 2021

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5 out of 5
Walking distance to food and entertainment. Did not like the parking.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

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3 out of 5
Would think parking would be included with fees. Would not validate parking. All else ok......

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020

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5 out of 5
It said microwave and mine fridge in the room. We only had a mini fridge. I know this sounds petty but we are traveling with a kid and wanted that extra conviience. That’s my only complaint.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019

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3 out of 5
Convenient to hospital Hotel very nice Convenient to eating places Air conditioning kinda noisy

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Service were very good staff were very friendly and kind love my stay will return again

Posted by on May 14, 2019

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4 out of 5
Convenient to the hospital “Jamar” one of the desk/reservations For the hotel was exceptional Helpful, pleasant and efficient

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

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3 out of 5

Staff not at all helpful..

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close
We stayed overnight on our way to bring out daughter to college. The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The lobby was well lit, had a computer room and nice seating. Unfortunately, whenever we asked the staff a question, they couldn't help us, whether a location we were looking for, extra pillows, where to get coffee, a good restaurant (they did send us to one that closed), they were clueless.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5


My stay was excellent. The parking is limited. It woulod be difficult for someone who is not able to climb stairs which is necessary ifyou parked in the parking structure.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2008

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About the Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Location 1820 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness center, gift shops/newsstands, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the business-friendly Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Birmingham hotel is smoke free.

  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Birmingham Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB offers 122 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, and Union Pay. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown UAB
  • Courtyard UAB
  • Courtyard UAB Hotel
  • Courtyard UAB Hotel Birmingham Downtown
  • Courtyard By Marriott Birmingham Downtown Uab Hotel Birmingham
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown UAB Hotel
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown Uab
  • Birmingham Courtyard
  • Courtyard Birmingham At Uab
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB Hotel
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB Birmingham
  • Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB Hotel Birmingham

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.