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0.99 mi / 1.59 km from Samford University
1.05 mi / 1.69 km from Samford University
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8.3 mi from Samford University
5429 Hwy 280,Lake Purdy,AL
Hotel with Accessible
Guest Score: 6.2 / 10
Budgetel Inn & Suites-Birmingham East offers accommodation in Lake Purdy 18 km from Birmingham city centre. Features include free WiFi and rooms with a microwave and a refrigerator.
A cable TV with premium movie channels and a private bathroom with a bath or shower is provided in each unit. Towels are available.
Budgetel Inn & Suites-Birmingham East also includes a barbecue. Free parking is provided on site as well.
Homewood is 14 km from Budgetel Inn & Suites-Birmingham East, while Bessemer is 27 km away. The nearest airport is Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, 19 km from the motel. more...
8.11 mi from Samford University
1902 Montgomery Hwy S,Hoover,AL
Hotel with No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
Guest Score: 6.7 / 10
Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Budgetel Inn & Suites-Birmingham South offers accommodation in Hoover, 3.6 km from Riverchase Galleria. Every guest room has free WiFi, a microwave, and a refrigerator.
A cable TV with premium move channels and a private bathroom are standard in each room at Budgetel Inn & Suites-Birmingham South. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax.
Parking is free and provided on site for every guest throughout their stay. A coin-laundry is available as well.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 24 km away. more...
3.58 mi from Samford University
1485 Montgomery Highway,Birmingham,AL
Hotel with Business Center
Guest Score: 6.3 / 10
With a location near shopping and major highways, free breakfast and a pool among its enticements, the Days Inn by Wyndham Birmingham AL offers our guests the convenience and amenities they crave. All 159 rooms at the six-floor Days Inn have full balconies — some with views of the hotel`s courtyard, seasonal outdoor pool and sun deck. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast; for lunch and dinner, there`s an on-site restaurant. All rooms (non-smoking available) feature balconies, internet access and cable TV. Microwaves and mini-fridges are provided for an extra charge, and parking is free. The Days Inn is 15 minutes south of downtown Birmingham and within easy reach of I-65 and I-459. Local shopping and casual dining is just a minute away. Samford University is a 10-minute drive. Upscale shopping is five minutes away at Riverchase Galleria. If you need to fly in or out, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 14 miles from the hotel. more...
1.92 mi from Samford University
155 Vulcan Road,Birmingham,AL
Hotel with Business Center
Guest Score: 3.6 / 10
Free breakfast, free internet and 24-hour coffee and tea make Quality Inn Homewood a bargain. The three-story, 120-room hotel is pet-friendly and offers high-speed internet in every room and in its business center. Rooms also have microwaves and mini-fridges. Every morning there is a free deluxe continental breakfast. Parking is free. The hotel is located off I-65, five miles south of downtown Birmingham, and 12 miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. There are a handful of restaurants within a mile’s radius of the hotel, and several shopping areas accessible on foot. Birmingham’s much-loved zoo is less than four miles away, right near Birmingham Botanical Gardens. For an overview of the city, visit Vulcan Park and Museum, boasting the two-ton world’s largest cast-iron statue and impressive views of downtown from its vantage point. more...
2.54 mi from Samford University
195 Oxmoor Rd.,Birmingham,AL
Hotel with Fitness Center or Spa
Guest Score: 4.7 / 10
With free Wi-Fi, complimentary continental breakfast, an exercise room and a location minutes from area universities and downtown Birmingham, the Econo Lodge Homewood - Birmingham offers budget-minded our guests the essential amenities at the right price. The two-story, 153-room Econo Lodge Homewood - Birmingham features rooms (non-smoking available) with free Wi-Fi and local calls, seating areas and cable TV with HBO, ESPN and other premium channels; some rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges too. Busy travelers will appreciate the free continental breakfast offered each morning as well as handy copy and fax services. Stay in shape in the hotel`s exercise room with cardio equipment. Other amenities include meeting facilities and free parking. Located right off I-65, the Econo Lodge is just five minutes from the University of Alabama and downtown Birmingham. Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center and the Civil Rights Institute are eight minutes away. Samford University and Vulcan Park and Museum are within a 10-minute drive. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 11 miles from the hotel. more...
0.99 mi from Samford University
1903 29th Avenue South,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 8.9 / 10
A trendy design scheme incorporating all the modern conveniences, plus a 24/7 pantry and a vibrant lounge scene, combine to make the non-smoking Aloft Birmingham Soho Square a real looker for folks heading to Homewood. The Aloft puts a bold spin on the traditional hotel scene, starting with the open, expansive lobby with a swanky bar, where guests mingle over drinks and light fare, and a 24-hour self-serve kitchen that offers mix-and-match meals, specialty coffees and more. Guests can always stay connected with hotel-wide Wi-Fi and wired internet access available. All 111 non-smoking, loft-like rooms in the five-story hotel are a study in contemporary simplicity, with nine-foot ceilings and extra-large windows, platform beds and minimalist decor. Each room has a 42-inch flat-panel TV with premium cable, a plug-and-play connectivity station and a mini-fridge. Baths feature walk-in showers and upscale toiletries. Aloft`s exercise room is well-equipped and the pool is a great place to refresh and unwind. The hotel, three miles south of downtown Birmingham, is about two miles from Vulcan Park, Samford University and Birmingham Zoo. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame are four miles from the hotel. It`s five miles to the University of Alabama-Birmingham and eight miles to Birmingham International Airport. more...
1.05 mi from Samford University
500 Wildwood North Circle,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 8.2 / 10
Suites with fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi, as well as amenities like a fitness center, outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast buffet, make the non-smoking Towneplace Suites by Marriott Homewood a value-packed deal for our guests. There`s plenty of room to spread out in the four-floor hotel`s 128 rooms. Each features separate sleeping and living areas with kitchens (including refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, stove tops, ovens and utensils), sofa beds, work desks, free Wi-Fi and cable TV with HBO. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. A seasonal outdoor pool and barbeque/picnic area provide nice places to socialize, and there`s a full gym for workouts and a business center. Guests can pick up a complimentary newspaper and coffee in the lobby. Other amenities include 24-hour front desk service, a guest laundry and free parking. Located off I-65 south of the city, Towneplace Suites is about 10 minutes from shopping at Brookwood Village. Cultural attractions, like the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, are also 10 minutes away in central Birmingham. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 12 miles from the hotel. more...
1.06 mi from Samford University
500 Shades Creek Parkway,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 8.1 / 10
Our guests like the trendy look and convenient location of the non-smoking Courtyard Birmingham Homewood, and recommend it for its relaxing atmosphere. The three-story hotel has 140 non-smoking rooms with flat-panel TVs with premium cable including HBO. Rooms also have mini-fridges, coffeemakers and hairdryers. The contemporary lobby offers comfortable seating areas that invite guests to relax, work or socialize in an open setting that also doubles as a café serving breakfast, dinner, Starbucks coffee and cocktails in the evening. There`s also attractively furnished patio space, and during the summer, a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub are open for business. Guests with a fitness regimen can maintain it in the exercise room. Additional amenities include a business center, meeting space and coin laundry. The Courtyard is one mile from Samford University, two miles from the Birmingham Zoo and less than five miles from downtown Birmingham. Brookwood Village, featuring retailers like Macy`s, Belk and Brookstone, is just across the road. Birmingham International Airport is 10 miles away. more...
1.43 mi from Samford University
2731 Us Highway 280 South,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 7.5 / 10
With a hot breakfast and Wi-Fi on the house, just a short drive from the zoo and botanical gardens, the Hampton Inn Birmingham/Mountain Brook is a solid choice, our guests say. All 130 non-smoking rooms offer 32-inch, flat-panel TVs, premium showerheads and free Wi-Fi. Start your day with a free hot breakfast or if you`re in a hurry, grab it to go. All your needs are taken care of with a business center, fitness room, coin laundry and a sparkling outdoor pool and sundeck. Parking is free on-site. Just one mile from the Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Hampton Inn is close to outdoor recreation and a short drive from downtown. Runners will want to go for a jog on the Watkins Trace Trail, just outside the hotel. Drive two miles to the 180-foot cast iron statue in Vulcan Park, walk to a handful of restaurants or head into town for roasted peanuts and Southern barbecue. Downtown attractions, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail, Pepper Place Saturday Market, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Birmingham History Center, are five miles north. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is nine miles away. more...
1.64 mi from Samford University
275 Oxmoor Rd,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 5.6 / 10
Ccomplimentary Wi-Fi near the zoo and Vulcan Park are benefits of your stay at the Howard Johnson - Birmingham. All rooms at this two-floor Howard Johnson offer free Wi-Fi so you can post pictures of your Alabama adventures. Microwaves and refrigerators are available for an added fee. Don`t worry, there`s plenty of free parking. Just off I-65 in the Homewood area, the Howard Johnson is across the street from a shopping plaza and three blocks from many dining options. Samford University is two miles west. Drive four miles north to the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, the famous cast iron statue in Vulcan Park and the Birmingham Zoo. Or head five miles into downtown to see the smokestacks at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, check out the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute or buy fresh produce at Pepper Place Saturday Market. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 13 miles northeast. more...
6.22 mi from Samford University
4965 Montevallo Road,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 10 / 10
Offering a complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, the pet-friendly Comfort Inn Airport is a convenient, reasonably priced choice for our guests. The three-floor hotel boasts 83 rooms (non-smoking available) decorated in a comfortable, modern style. All rooms feature free high-speed internet and local calls, work desks and TVs with premium cable. Some rooms have microwaves, mini-fridges and sofa beds. Pets are welcome for an extra fee. Wake up to a complimentary breakfast with eggs, hot waffles, meats, fruit, cereals and more. Exercise or relax in the gym and seasonal outdoor pool. Other amenities include a guest laundry and a business center with fax/copy services. Located off I-20 at the Eastwood Shopping Plaza, the hotel is within a mile of many dining options. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is just four miles away. Downtown Birmingham, the Civil Rights Institute, the McWane Science Center and the University of Alabama are all about a 10-minute drive. Further afield, the Talladega Superspeedway is 40 miles. more...
2.69 mi from Samford University
400 Commons Drive,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 10 / 10
Fully equipped kitchens, free internet and complimentary laundry facilities add to the value for guests at the non-smoking Candlewood Suites Birmingham/Homewood. The four-story, non-smoking Candlewood hosts 81 suites that all boast fully equipped kitchens, free internet access, cable TV, DVD players and hairdryers. Guests stock their kitchens at the on-site market. Fitness-minded folk find it easy to keep up with their workout routines in the exercise room. Corporate guests, meanwhile, hunker down in the business center. The property`s laundry facilities are free, as is parking. Pets are allowed for a fee. The Candlewood is a mile off I-65. It`s 10 minutes south of downtown Birmingham, and within a mile of several chain restaurants and stores. The Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame are all within a 15-minute radius. The flower displays at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are also 15 minutes from the hotel, and Splash Adventure Waterpark is 30 minutes. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is a 14-mile drive. more...
6.56 mi from Samford University
4520 Galleria Boulevard,Hoover,AL
Guest Score: 10 / 10
Featuring free Wi-Fi and breakfast plus well-equipped rooms, the Hampton Inn & Suites Hoover also has an indoor pool and hot tub and is located across the street from a major shopping mall. The five-story Hampton Inn features 102 well-appointed rooms and suites with design inspired by the French Quarter of New Orleans. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-panel LCD TVs, work desks and lap desks, ergonomic desk chairs, coffeemakers, microwaves and mini-fridges. Some rooms also have sofa beds and jetted tubs. After a long day working or shopping, guests can relax in the indoor pool or hot tub. Start your day on the right foot with the complimentary hot breakfast, which includes items such as waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, cereal, baked goods, fruit, coffee and juice. A to-go bag is also available and includes fruit, a muffin and a cereal bar. Corporate guests like the well-equipped business center, which has a/v equipment, printers, copiers and fax machines. A coin-op laundry, gift shop, lounge area and fitness room complete the list of amenities at this property. The Hampton Inn & Suites is located 15 miles south of downtown Birmingham in suburban Hoover, near I-759. It is situated on a hilltop across the street from the Riverchase Galleria Mall, which features more than 200 shops and restaurants. Downtown attractions like the Birmingham Zoo and the Jefferson Civic Center are a 20-minute drive up the interstate. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is 15 minutes away. Hiking and swimming in Oak Mountain State Park is a 25-minute drive away. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is 17 miles away. more...
4.86 mi from Samford University
7.43 mi from Samford University
950 Old Grants Mill Road,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 9.7 / 10
Offering free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool and fitness room, the non-smoking Hampton Inn - Suites Birmingham Airport Area Al is located minutes from the airport and close to shopping. Opened in 2009, the three-floor, 99-room Hampton Inn has elegant, contemporary public spaces including a double-height lobby with a 24-hour pantry offering microwaveable dinners and snacks. The fitness room comes equipped with cardio machines and free weights, and the heated indoor pool is perfect for a relaxing dip. Guests traveling for work appreciate the 24-hour business center and meeting facilities. Rooms feature beds with duvets, flat-panel cable TVs, work desks and lap desks, easy chairs and free Wi-Fi and weekday newspapers. King suites have separate living areas with sofa beds, microwaves and mini-fridges. The complimentary hot breakfast boasts a rotating selection of waffles, sausage patties, eggs, baked goods and more. Parking is free. Off I-20 about 10 minutes east of downtown Birmingham, the Hampton Inn is near plenty of shopping and dining options. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is a few miles away. If you need to fly in or out, the hotel is just six miles from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. more...
3.46 mi from Samford University
1928 1st Avenue North,Birmingham,AL
Guest Score: 9.4 / 10
A rooftop lounge, free Wi-Fi and a stellar downtown Birmingham setting tick all the right boxes at the non-smoking Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection. The Elyton Hotel soars at 17 stories and furnishes 117 modern rooms with tall ceilings, pillowtop bedding, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, Smart tablets, USB ports and internet-ready, flat-panel TVs. Dine on seasonal ingredients during breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant, and head up to the rooftop lounge for panoramic views and alfresco dining. A fitness center is on hand for active types. Car rental services are also available. Pets are allowed for a fee. Guests discover the Elyton Hotel in the heart of Birmingham, within two blocks of the main train station, Alabama Theatre and McWane Science Center. Travel less than a mile south to reach UAB Hospital, or five miles south for a wildlife adventure at the Birmingham Zoo. The hotel is also less than a mile off I-65 and I-20 and five miles from Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport. more...
Address: 800 Lakeshore Dr, Birmingham, AL 35229
Phone: (205) 726-2011
Stadium: Seibert Stadium
Enrollment: 4,758 (2011)
Acceptance rate: 83% (2010)
Mascot: Spike the Bulldog
Colors: Blue, Red
Samford University is located in Homewood, a suburb in Birmingham, Alabama. It was founded in 1841, as Howard College and it was first located in Marion. In 1895, the university admitted female students and in 1913 it officially became a mixed educational institution. In 1953 on June 11, Howard College moved in Shades Valley, located south of Birmingham and in 1957 it was relocated on its present site. Howard College turned into a university on November 9, 1965 and it was named after Frank Park Samford, the most generous benefactor of the university, in that period.
Today, Samford University includes the School of Business, School of Performing Arts, Howard College of Arts and Sciences, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, Cumberland School of Law and Beeson School of Divinity. It is offering various majors and degrees, including family studies, fine arts and environmental science.
Samford University is a Christian educational institution, and the most important values set by the Samford community are honesty, justice and integrity.
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Located at a distance of just 3 miles from Homewood and ten minutes from Vulcan Park, it is a historical site that contains numerous buildings, with displays of equipment from different stages of the site's industrial past. Classes are provided in the metal-arts educational program, and visitors can take a guided tour across the landmark.
Aldridge Gardens. Numerous concerts are held here every year. The surroundings include a seven-acre lake and many walking trails. It is a place where people can relax, and it is considered to be a popular site for weddings. The botanical garden lies on 30 acres of ground and tourists can find it 5 miles from Homewood.
Alabama Adventure. A fun way to spend the day with the family is a trip to Alabama Adventure amusement park. It is located just 12 miles from Homewood and a play area for children is provided. The amusement park holds many fun attractions such as roller coasters and water slides.
1800 Riverchase Drive,Birmingham,AL
1485 Montgomery Highway,Birmingham,AL
155 Vulcan Road,Birmingham,AL
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