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5041 Academy Ln
Bessemer, Alabama 35022-5250
United States


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Hotel Overview

At the Best Western Plus Bessemer Hotel & Suites visitors can choose from our spacious standard rooms or our luxury suites. All of the rooms at this updated, award-winning hotel in Bessemer, AL offer divine pillow top beds, flat-screen TVs, desks, microwaves, refrigerators and single-brew coffee makers. Planning on an extended stay? Request one of our queen suites with kitchenettes, or our executive king suites with sleeper-sofas, kitchens and dining areas. After a wonderful night's sleep, wake up feeling refreshed to a complimentary hot breakfast to start your day.

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The convenience and comfort won't stop at your room. Our pet-friendly property also offers free high-speed Internet, a sparkling outdoor pool, exercise facility, quiet business center, free parking, guest laundry, 24-hour front desk assistance and Rider-Friendly® perks. Large meeting and banquet facilities are available and set the perfect tone for conferences, meetings, family reunions and weddings.

Those traveling for work can make the most of their stay, as the hotel is near many of the area's businesses and organizations. University of Alabama Birmingham Medical, US Pipe, Vulcan Materials, US Steel, St. Vincent's Hospital and the Marine Base are all close. Birmingham International Airport is also just 35 miles away.

Located near Birmingham, you can enjoy this charming small town or drive just 20 miles and take in the big city attractions. Nearby, many guests enjoy spending the day at Alabama Splash Adventure, Bessemer Hall of History, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and the Birmingham Race Course. Outdoor enthusiasts will have convenient access to Cahaba River, Oak Mountain State Park, Ruffner Mountain and championship golf at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. You can also indulge in retail therapy at Five Points South, which offers unique shops and tasty restaurants in a distinctive historic district.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $20.00 per day per pet with a $100 per week maximum per pet.
Child Policy
Children 18 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 5.00 mile(s) from US Pipe
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Vulcan Materials, largest aggregates producer
  • 7.00 mile(s) from US Steel, 6200E Oliver Blvd Fairfield
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Mercedes Benz, automobile manufacturer
  • 15.00 mile(s) from BE & K, Inc, International construction and engineering
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Burr & Forman, attorneys
  • 18.00 mile(s) from BBVA Compass Bank
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Protective Life
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Brasfield & Gore
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Buffalo Rock
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Harbert Management
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Liberty National Insurance
  • 20.00 mile(s) from McWane Science, Inc
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Regions Financial Corporation
  • 20.00 mile(s) from B.L. Harbert International, International construction company, 820 Shades Creek Road Homewood
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Chesters International
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Coca Cola® Bottling Company
  • 25.00 mile(s) from ACIPCO, American cast iron pipe company
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Hoar Construction, construction company
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Associated Grocers, 3600 Vanderbuilt Rd Birmingham
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Health South Corp, largest rehabilitative services


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Splash Adventure, two parks consisting of more than 50 acres of rides, shows and attractions, Alabama Adventure is home of Splash Beach Water Park and Magic City USA Theme Park, Winner of Alabama's "2007 Attraction of the Year!" Whether it is rides, Slides, shows or attractions you're looking for, Alabama Adventure has it all!
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Tannehill Historical Park, The Tannehill Ironworks is a state historic site in Tuscaloosa County near the unincorporated town of Bucksville.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Bessemer Hall of History, array of fossils, pioneer goods. Civil War artifacts and more tucked away in a renovated southern railroad depot.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Robert Trent Golf Trail, Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is the largest golf course construction project ever attempted. The trail is a collection of 468 holes of championship golf on 11 different sites across Alabama. The Wall Street Journal said the trail "may be the biggest bargain in the country" and the New Times called the trail "some of the best public golf on Earth".
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Regions Park, the state of the art 8,500 seat facility in the heart of downtown replaced the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the home of the Barons since 1988. The crown jewel of Birmingham's newly developed park side district features a variety of unique seating areas, creating an intimate atmosphere and offering unique view of the downtown skyline, UAB, Children’s Hospital, Vulcan and Red Mountain.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain provides 9,940 acres of pine-studded ridges and lush green hardwood bottoms. The park offers vacation cottages, golf, pro shop with snack bar, improved camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, backpacking, a demonstration farm and horseback riding facilities. With the largest area and variety of outdoor recreational pursuits, Oak Mountain is sure to provide excitement for every member of the family.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Race Course, is proud to present the best in simulcast wagering opportunities from both greyhound and thoroughbred facilities across the nation. With over 200 simulcast races on Saturday alone, it gives the most ardent handicapper the chance to "hit a big one"!
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, state museum located in Birmingham, Alabama, dedicated to communicating the state’s athletic history. The museum displays over 5,000 objects related to athletes who were born in Alabama or earned fame through athletics that reflects positively upon the state, usually through excellence at an educational institution or sporting event in Alabama.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Civil Rights, chronicles the role Birmingham and the south played in the civil rights movement.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Birmingham -Jefferson Con, sports events, concerts, trade shows, plays, circus and ice shows.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Five Points South, this Historic District is a perfect place to spend the day, shop and eat at fine restaurants, visit the nights spots to cap off the day.
  • 25.00 mile(s) from McWane Science Center, science museum and research archive located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The state-of-the-art science center, aquarium and 280-seat IMAX® Dome Theater is housed in the historic and refurbished Loveman's department store building. Inside are more than 9,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, including the Challenger Learning Center of Alabama, created in memory of the Space Shuttle Challenger Flight 51-L crew. The World of Water exhibit showcases more than 50 species of marine and freshwater aquatic life.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Tannehill Ironworks State, this State Park is built around reconstructed furnaces that once produced iron for the Confederate weapons.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Zoo, this 122-acre zoo is home to almost 800 animals representing over 200 species, including many endangered species from six continents.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Legion Field, this 75,000 seat stadium serves as the home field for numerous colleges and high school rivalries.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Vulcan Park & Museum, the largest cast-iron statue in the world. Vulcan is the second largest stature in the U.S. after the Statue of Liberty.
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Sloss Furnace, it operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved for public use. In 1981 the furnaces were designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior. The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry and hosts a nationally recognized metal arts program.
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Barber Vintage Motorsport, this museum has over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racing cars. It is considered the largest motorcycle museum in the world. About half of the 1200 motorcycles on display at any given time, from 16 countries that represent over 140 different marques from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.


  • Across the street from Cracker Barrel, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, offers a menu for all ages, breakfast served all day, country style home cooking.
  • Across the street from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Ezell's Catfish, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Waffle House, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Zaxby's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Church's Chicken, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Los Sombreros, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 2.00 mile(s) from Lawson State Community
  • 5.00 mile(s) from ITT Technical Institute
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Alabama School Sleep Medical
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Faulkner University
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Miles College
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Alabama State University
  • 20.00 mile(s) from B'Ham Southern College
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Jefferson State Community
  • 20.00 mile(s) from University of Alabama Birmingham, college & medical center
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Bevill State Community College
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Baptist Bible
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Samford University
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Southeastern Bible College
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Strayer University
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Virgina College
  • 25.00 mile(s) from University of Alabama Birmingham
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Birmingham School of Law
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Herzing College

Nearby Cities

  • 5.00 mile(s) from McCalla
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hueytown
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Hoover
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Birmingham
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Tuscaloosa
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Trussville
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Gardendale
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Mountain Brook
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Leeds
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Talladega


  • 35.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Botanical Garden, flowers from all over the world assembled in a controlled conservatory.
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Cahaba River, time your boat trip to see the Cahaba Lilies bloom.
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Oak Mountain State Park, golf, boating, hiking, fishing, horseback riding with a petting zoo for the kids.
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Ruffner Mountain Nature, the 1,000 plus acres of nature preserve features over ten miles of wooded hiking trails on the last undeveloped ridge of Ruffner Mountain.


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Walmart®, retail store
  • 16.77 mile(s) from Riverchase Galleria Mall, visit Riverchase Galleria Mall, the best shopping, dining and entertainment in Birmingham
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Brunos Supermarkets
  • 2.50 mile(s) from WaterMark Place Outlet Center, watermark place outlet center offers discount fashions for the whole family


  • 35.00 mile(s) from Birmingham International Airport
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Transit Authority
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Amtrak Birmingham
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Bessemer