Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

1820 5th Avenue SouthBirmingham35233USA
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About Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

Located in downtown Birmingham, right next to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB is a large, modern hotel equally suited to business and leisure visitors.

Offering seating areas and work desks, each air-conditioned room at this hotel also comes with free WiFi and satellite TV. Coffee makers and hairdryers are among the other amenities provided.

The hotel provides flexible events spaces, which can be used for business meetings or celebrations. Guests can also make use of the 24-hour fitness center, and there’s parking onsite.

Courtyard Birmingham Downtown at UAB has its own bistro, where guests can enjoy light meals and cocktails, as well as Starbucks coffee. The 24-hour, onsite convenience store offers extra snacks and refreshments.

McWane Science Center and Alabama Theater are within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, and there’s direct access to the University of Alabama Hospital via a covered skywalk.


1820 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL, 35233, USA
Telephone: +1 2052540004 | Fax: +1 2052548001 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable, well-appointed rooms.

Guests rate the rooms as being very comfortable, with beds you can drift away on, and ergonomic desk chairs that won’t leave you with backache while you’re working. The rooms also seem to be kept very clean, so overall, you should enjoy an agreeable stay at this hotel.

Friendly, welcoming staff.

The friendliness of the staff is praised by guests, and you should find that the staff at the front desk are very knowledgeable about the local area, offering restaurant recommendations and directions to nearby attractions. It’s service with a smile which will make you feel welcome.

Good places to eat and drink.

Guests appreciate the coffee shop and bistro in the lobby, which serves tasty food and good coffee, so it’s a great pick-me-up at any time of day. The proximity of other restaurants also pleases guests, and means that you have plenty of choice for meals without going far.

Negative Reviews

Noisy sirens at night.

While the UAB location may be a convenient one, it’s not the quietest, according to guests. In particular, you may find your sleep disturbed by the ambulance sirens at some point during the night, due to the proximity of the hospital.

Confusing parking arrangements.

The parking situation isn’t ideal, since the hotel shares a parking lot with the hospital, which imposes charges. There are some on-street spots, but they’re limited, and charge during certain hours, so it’s worth being prepared for this and including the cost in your budget.

Slow elevators.

The elevators can be quite slow, with guests saying that it can take a long time for them to get anywhere. This can sometimes lead to queues and crowding at busy times, so you’ll need to be patient, particularly if you’re on too high a floor to take the stairs.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 918 reviews across the web
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8.5 out of 10 based on 918 reviews