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Need Hotel recommendations for Alabama/Tennessee game

Sep 20th, 2007, 07:51 PM
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Need Hotel recommendations for Alabama/Tennessee game

Hi all!!

I may be getting tickets to the Alabama game on 10/20/07. It is not a sure thing yet, so I am trying not to get my hopes up. Just in case things fall into place, I would like to get some recommendations on a place to stay.

I am coming from CA. I am 32 years old and a huge Tide fan. I have never been to Alabama so I don't really know what to expect. Please help!

I would imagine that most places in Tuscaloosa are booked, so we may need to stay in Birmingham. Closer is better. I would like to stay somewhere nice. I plan on arriving Wed, sightseeing on Thurs and Fri, game Sat, fly home Sun.

Once I find out for sure I have the tickets, I'll ask for more recommendations such as restaurants and game day stuff. Fingers are crossed!!!

Thanks for your help!
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Sep 21st, 2007, 02:42 PM
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At this late hour, I'd be making reservations anywhere I could find them in the Tuscaloosa or B'ham area.
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Sep 21st, 2007, 02:50 PM
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I just typed in your dates for Holiday Inn Express - Irondale (which is VERY near the airport, thus where we stay when we fly out of B'ham) and it seemed to be taking it.
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Oct 1st, 2007, 06:13 PM
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So Cackti, where did you end up booking?
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 12:03 PM
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Hi OSB!

First, thanks for your help!!

We have not been able to confirm receipt of the tickets yet. I don't want to book, then end up losing money when cancelling reservations.

What do you know of the Drury hotels in Birmingham/Hoover? Are they in nice areas for sightseeing and dining?
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Oct 2nd, 2007, 06:01 PM
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Hoover is a nice area of Birmingham. I have no experience with Drury, but on it's website it certainly sounds good enough for what you want - a decent place to crash after the game.

I took the liberty to copy & paste their cancellation policy from their website:
Cancellation Policy:
"Cancel By 6pm Day Of Arrival To Avoid 1 Night Room Charges"

So, it makes alot of sense to book it, & cancel later if the tickets don't come through.
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