5 Best Staycation Hotels in Birmingham


Looking for a relaxing weekend not far from home? Maybe you want a staycation for you and your family during a school break? We’ve got you covered in this list of the 5 best staycation hotels in Birmingham…

hotels in Birmingham

Grand Bohemian

2655 Lane Park Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Luxury blends with Southern charm at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook, a AAA Four Diamond hotel. Minutes from downtown Birmingham in the quiet suburb of Mountain Brook, this hotel offers a luxurious experience steps away from the Birmingham Zoo, Mountain Brook Village, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Other amenities include the Poseidon Spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, an art gallery, an outdoor pool, Habitat Feed & Social, a rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as unique cooking classes in Birmingham AL. 

Buck Creek BnB

49 Lake Davidson Ln, Helena, Alabama 35080

Buck Creek BnB combines guest amenities with family-friendly activities in Helena, a charming small town right outside of Birmingham. It has amenities like beautiful creekside views, fire pits, a therapeutic hot tub, and more. This BnB has great family accommodations with a 2 bedroom suite (+ bunk beds), 3 bedroom suites (+ bunk beds), and options for ADA compliance. Buck Creek BnB is within walking distance of the Buck Creek Waterfall, Joe Tucker Park, and old town Helena with several shops and restaurants.

Ross Bridge Resort

4000 Grand Ave, Birmingham, AL, 35226

Retreat to one of the most beautiful Birmingham, AL, hotels at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa by Marriott. At this resort you will find the fifth-longest golf course in the world at 8,191 yards and 18 holes, along with amenities such as the Spa at Ross Bridge, rooms with a private balcony, and upscale restaurants and bars including Brocks, The Clubhouse Restaurant and JTs Lounge. There is also a 24-hour fitness center, and indoor and outdoor pools.

Valley Hotel 

2727 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209

The Valley hotel is located in downtown Homewood, in a highly walkable area of upscale retailers and casual dining. UAB and Samford University are within two miles of the hotel, and downtown Birmingham is 10 minutes north. Stop in for breakfast in our bistro or elevated comfort food in our restaurant, Ironwood, or walk next door and eat at Edgar’s Bakery, a local favorite. This hotel is only a short drive (.25 miles) to Vulcan, an iconic part of our city.

The Westin

2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203

The Westin is located near the heart of downtown Birmingham, and offers a prime location just a short walk away from Protective Stadium (home of the UAB Blazers and the Birmingham Stallions), and the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. It’s also next to Top Golf and several restaurants, perfect for dinner before golf, show, or a sporting event! Other amenities include a workout fitness studio and outdoor pool. Enjoy the beautiful sites and sounds that downtown has to offer at this hotel.

The Wynfrey Hotel (Hyatt Regency)

1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244

Connected to the Riverchase Galleria mall, the Hyatt Regency Birmingham (formerly the Wynfrey hotel) is a chic, upscale hotel in the heart of Hoover, Alabama. Guests will enjoy several amenities including the state-of-the-art StayFit Gym, sauna, and seasonal rooftop outdoor pool (closed August 2023 to May 2024), so you can soak in the Southern sun with a view all day. And because it’s connected to the mall, you can eat at the Galleria restaurants and shop at places like Build-a-Bear and Von Maur, enjoy some games at Dave and Buster’s, and ride the carousel!

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Julie S
Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!


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