Near Birmingham Zoo and The Summit shopping center, this hotel features free hot breakfast and an outdoor pool in the Birmingham Colonnade
Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Birmingham-Colonnade 280
Situated in the heart of Birmingham’s Colonnade Corporate Center, this Hampton Inn is right across the street from the man-made lake and jogging trail at Colonial TownPark. Near Highway 280 and I-459, Hampton Inn Birmingham-Colonnade 280 positions guests close to the premier shopping, entertainment, and adventure of this Alabama city.
- Start the day right with fresh fruit, warm cinnamon rolls, eggs, bagels, and more from the hotel’s complimentary hot breakfast offered each morning.
- Make a splash during a day in the sun at the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Comfortable guest rooms feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a work desk.
- Break a sweat while beating the heat indoors during a workout at the hotel’s modern fitness center.
- Explore the area: Come face-to-fact with an African elephant or swing around with black-handed spider monkeys at the Birmingham Zoo, just 6 miles away. The hotel is a short drive away from Varber Vintage Motorsports Museum and just 2 miles away from The Summit, which features an array of retail stores and restaurants.
Birmingham, Alabama: Civil-Rights History in Cultural Hub
Birmingham was a hotbed of activity during America’s civil rights movement in the 1960s. Marches and other protests against segregation regularly took over the streets; one such demonstration, in 1963, led Martin Luther King Jr. to write his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail. These acts ultimately led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended racial segregation in schools and other public places across the nation. You can learn more about the city’s role in the movement at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown.
The Birmingham of today is a thriving, diverse cultural hub where new and old intersect. Sleek shopping complexes share sidewalks with historic landmarks, such as the circa-1927 Alabama Theatre and the impressive Vulcan, the largest cast-iron statue in the world. Downtown, you’ll find funky art galleries next door to antique shops, lively nightclubs just down the street from historic churches, and restaurants serving hearty Southern dishes alongside James Beard–recognized ones. The walkable Five Points South neighborhood has a particularly high concentration of award-winning restaurants. For a dose of nature, head south of downtown to the popular Birmingham Zoo and the adjacent Birmingham Botanical Gardens.