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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites

140 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209-7186
Phone: 205-940-9990   |   Fax: 205-940-9930   |   100 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites where guests will find superior customer care and an array of amenities for an affordable rate. Start the day off with a free hot breakfast buffet featuring, eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon and more! We help you end your weekdays in the evenings with a free Manager's Reception featuring cocktails and snacks, Monday thru Thursday. Enjoy some of the hotel's many amenities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, exercise facility, guest laundry facilities, business center and meeting facilities. Dogs with a 80 pound weight limit are welcome with a $20.00 per day fee!

Guests will find themselves in an ideal location in Birmingham while staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites. Alabama's Shelby County offers a variety of attractions, all just minutes from the hotel including the Birmingham Civic Center, the McWain Center and the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. As well as being situated in the middle of many restaurants and businesses, guests will find shopping to suit any taste at the Brookwood Mall or the Galleria Mall. Both Samford University and University of Alabama Birmingham are within three miles of the hotel, ideal for guests visiting students. Spend the day at the Botanical Gardens and Zoo or Vision Land Water Park. Race fans will enjoy being close to the Talladega Speedway and the Barber Motorsports.

Enjoy convenient access to the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, the Talladega Speedway and University of Alabama Birmingham at this all-suites Birmingham Alabama hotel.

The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Birmingham, Alabama. Make a reservation today and save!

Guests must show a credit card at check-in for all pre-paid reservations.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full hot breakfast, buffet with choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, bacon, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, gravy and biscuits, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • Indoor pool heated.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Concierge available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Meeting rooms, corporate meetings only, no social events, up to 40 people
  • Business center
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Laundromat, nominal fee
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
  • Exercise facility, 24 hours
  • Printer available
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary Manager's Reception, Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., free drinks and appetizers
  • Outdoor parking
  • Interior corridor
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper in lobby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour surveillance system
  • Dry cleaning
  • Climate controlled interior corridors
  • Cardiovascular equipment

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Conveniently located, the best western plus carlton suites in Birmingham, Alabama is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 33.45058  /  Latitude: -86.82269

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: The south. Going north on I-65. Take Exit 255/Lakeshore Drive. At light take a left onto Lakeshore Drive. Go to the second light turn right onto Wildwood Parkway. Go to the next light turn right on to State Farm Parkway. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites is the fourth building on the left across from Arby's and Landry's seafood!

From: The north. Going south on I-65. Take Exit 255/Lakeshore Drive. At light take a right onto Lakeshore Drive. Go to the next light turn right onto Wildwood Parkway. Go to the next light turn right on to State Farm Parkway. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites is the fourth building on the left across from Arby's and Landry's seafood!

From: I-20/59 East or West. Exit from I-20/59 onto I-65 South. Take Exit 255/Lakeshore Drive. At light take a right onto Lakeshore Drive. Go to the next light turn right onto Wildwood Parkway. Go to the next light turn right on to State Farm Parkway. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites is the fourth building on the left across from Arby's and Landry's seafood!

From: I-459. Exit I-459 and Take I-65 North to Exit 255/Lakeshore Drive. At light take a left onto Lakeshore Drive. Go to the second light turn right onto Wildwood Parkway. Go to the next light turn right on to State Farm Parkway. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites is the fourth building on the left across from Arby's and Landry's seafood!

BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum

Birmingham's Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum proudly displays over 5,000 sports artifacts and memorabilia - including five of the top fifteen greatest athletes of the century, as listed on ESPN's Top 100 list. Auburn University Heisman winners Pat Sullivan and Bo Jackson have their Heisman Trophies displayed in the museum.

Located in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in the heart of Birmingham, the museum is set near other attractions like the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and the Southern Museum of Flight. Best Western offers convenient lodging in the city. Enjoy your time in Alabama.

Barber Motorsports Park

Covering 740 acres, the Barber Motorsports Park is located in eastern Birmingham in central Alabama. Since 2003, the multi-purpose racing site features its 15-turn, 2.38-mile asphalt track.

Barber Motorsports Park has hosted events like the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and AMA Superbike Championship – and more recently the IndyCar Series. The park also features the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School, and the North American Porsche Driving School.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Set at the foot of Red Mountain, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located in Birmingham in central Alabama. Drawing over 350,000 annual visitors, the BBG houses more than 12,000 plant types spread across 25 different gardens – all open daily from dawn t dusk.

Created in 1963, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens also features 30 outdoor sculptures, the Gerlach Plant Information Center, and the Blount Education Center. Ideal for families, the gardens are open to the public, and offer the Arrington Children’s Plant Adventure Zone plus an onsite restaurant.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute portrays the history of Birmingham as it was influenced by the civil rights movement. This action-oriented facility also focuses on developing future social relationships and is considered a “living institution.”

Adjacent to the 16th Street Baptist Church in Kelly Igram Park, the Institute is a must-see while traveling to Birmingham. Best Western provides convenient and comfortable accommodations to visitors of this historical city. Enjoy your visit to central Alabama.

Birmingham Zoo

Opened in 1955, the Birmingham Zoo is set on 122 acres in central Alabama in the city of Birmingham. Housing nearly 800 animals across 200 species, the Birmingham Zoo draws nearly 500,000 annual visitors.

Neighboring the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the zoo features three exhibits: Trails of Africa, the Junior League of Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo, and the main zoo. Other features include the Sea Lion Splash Show, the Birmingham Zoo Express, and the Kudzoo Café.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Formerly the Birmingham Municipal Airport, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is located in central Alabama. Serving the Birmingham metropolitan area, BHM is a public, joint civil-military airpark.

Alabama’s busiest airport, BHM is served by major airlines like American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways – plus cargo airlines like FedEx and UPS. BHM also operated the nearby Southern Museum of Flight – home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.

Legion Field Stadium

Completed in 1927, Legion Field Stadium is a 71,594-seat stadium and outdoor venue set in central Alabama. Located in Birmingham, Legion Field is also known as the Football Capital of the South, and Old Grey Lady.

Owned by the City of Birmingham, and operated by University of Alabama at Birmingham, this field turf stadium is home to the UAB Blazers. Legion Field also hosts the annual BBVA Compass Bowl, and large concerts.

Oxmoor Valley Golf Course

The Oxmoor Valley Golf Course offers 54 holes nestled throughout forested land in Birmingham and the surrounding Appalachians. With varying degrees of elevation, the courses presents many enticing challenges as it winds through scenic forests and running creeks.

As part of the Robert Trent Jones Trail in central Alabama, the course offers world class facilities and amenities for its three courses. Take your pick from the Ridge Course, which features roller coaster fairways, or the Valley Course, which runs downwards along a slender tree-lined valley. Finally, the Short Course uses its many elevation changes to present a rewarding collection of one-shotters.

Riverchase Galleria Mall

Located in Hoover, the Riverchase Galleria Mall is set in central Alabama within the Birmingham metropolitan area. Found the confluence of US Highway 31 and Interstate 459, the Galleria is Alabama’s largest mall – and the country’s 43rd largest mall.

Opened in 1986, the Galleria encompasses 1,570,000 square feet over two floors – and featuring over 200 stores. Along with shopping, Riverchase Galleria Mall offers onsite restaurants, the BumperNets arcade, and special holiday events.

Ross Bridge Golf Course

One of the longest golf courses in the world, the Ross Bridge Golf Course is a signature component of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in central Alabama. Located near Birmingham, the 18 greens of this course occupy natural scenery in the Shannon Valley and represent a challenge to golfers of all types - each hole offers multiple tee-offs.

Sporting many notable architectural features, this course meanders around the banks of two lakes - they are connected by a series of waterfalls that drop 80 feet in between the ninth and eighteenth greens. With high elevation changes and beautiful but surprising water obstructions, this course is a challenging and rewarding experience

Samford University

Established in 1841, Samford University is set in central Alabama outside of Birmingham in the city of Homewood. Home to over 4,000 students, Samford is a private, coeducational university covering 180 acres.

Formerly Howard College, Samford University is also home to the Samford Bulldogs athletics department, featuring 13 varsity teams. Samford suburban campus also features the Harwell Goodwin Davis Library, A. Hamilton Reid Chapel, and the Leslie S. Wright Center for the Fine Arts.

Talladega Superspeedway

Alabama features a wide range of NASCAR races, from the Nationwide Series, to the top dogs of the Sprint Cup Series. Make your way to the famous Talladega Superspeedway on your next trip through the Heart of Dixie. Built in 1969, Talladega Superspeedway seats 175,000 fans, and is set just east of Birmingham, and Leeds.

Make travel plans for late summer and into the fall for the biggest and best NASCAR races Talladega Superspeedway offers. From the Aaron's 499, and the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 - both Sprint Cup races - to the Aaron's 312, a tremendous Nationwide Series race held in the late April. Make the trip in from Clanton, or Gardendale and join thousands of revved up NASCAR fans at Talladega Superspeedway.

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Set in Tuscaloosa County, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is located in McCalla in central Alabama – just south of Bessemer outside of Birmingham. Found on the National Register of Historic Places, the ironworks were completed in 1862, and were once the iron source for Confederate Civil War soldiers.

Now the 2,063-acre Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is home to the Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama – plus the John Wesley Hall Grist Mill and the May Plantation Cotton Gin House. Located off Interstate 59, the park is open daily from dawn till dusk.

The Summit Birmingham

Established in 1997, the Summit is an entertainment district set in central Alabama in Birmingham. Found at the juncture of U.S. Highway 280 and Interstate 459, the Summit encompasses one million square feet, and features restaurants, shops, and nightlife.

Developed by Bayer Properties, the Summit Birmingham offers anchor stores like Belk and Saks Fifth Avenue, plus Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Toys "R" Us, and Carmike Cinemas. The Summit also features special events like photos with Santa, charity book drives, and of course, sales.

Vulcan Park & Museum

The world’s largest cast iron statue, the Vulcan statue stands at 56 feet in the city of Birmingham in central Alabama. Premiered at the 1904 World's Fair, the statue is now the centerpiece of the Vulcan Park and Museum at Red Mountain.

Covering 10 acres, the Vulcan Park & Museum features a large interactive history exhibit, special events like the Thunder on the Mountain 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, and Vulcan's Gift Shop. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Vulcan statue is also the country’s seventh tallest freestanding statue.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Botanical Gardens
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Civil Rights Museum
  • 6.00 mile(s) from McWain Science Center, science and nature exhibits
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Zoo
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Alabama Symphony Orchestra
  • 7.50 mile(s) from Birmingham Civic Center
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Alabama Adventure, home of the nation's largest wooden roller coaster, a magnificient water park, theme park and more.
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Talladega Speedway, home of NASCARĀ® Winston 300 Motor Sports Hall of Fame
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Brookwood Mall
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Galleria Mall, southeast's largest shopping mall
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Grand River Outlet Shops, loacated in Leeds, AL

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 60.00 mile(s) from Gadsden
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Tuscaloosa
  • 100 mile(s) from Montgomery
  • 100 mile(s) from Huntsville
  • 150 mile(s) from Atlanta, GA
  • 190 mile(s) from Jackson, TN
  • 200 mile(s) from Nashville, TN
  • 275 mile(s) from Mobile
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Samford University
  • 5.50 mile(s) from University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Birmingham Southern College
  • 40.00 mile(s) from University of Alabama

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 3.00 mile(s) from Horseback Riding
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0 mile(s) from Landry's, open 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Lone Star Steakhouse, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from O'Charley's, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Chili's, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Dragon, Chinese, open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Wings, sports bar/lounge serving steak, chicken and sandwiches, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Birmingham. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

July 2014

July 18-27, 2014
2014 Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

Locally and nationally known jazz musicians perform free concerts in venues across Birmingham. Show times vary.

The First Friday of Every Month
First Friday Downtown Gadsden

Downtown Gadsden becomes a haven for culture, art, food, music, and family fun every first Friday of every month. Fesitivies begin at sundown.

September 2014

September 19 & 20, 2014
2014 Gadsden Riverfest

Professional and amateur BBQ cooking teams compete in a two day cook-off festival at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur. Festival time varies.

September 27, 2014
2014 Mid South Marching Band Festival

A multitude of high school marching bands descend upon Gadsden for the annual competition. Competition time TBA.

October 2014

October 18, 2014
2014 Geico 500 at Talldega Superspeedway

NASCAR's best make their way to Talladega Superspeedway just outside of Birmingham for the Geico 500. The race begins in the afternoon.

October 25, 2014
2014 Magic City Classic

Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University go head to head at Legion Field in Birmingham in a football game. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.

November 2014

November 25, 2014
2014 Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers Football

Catch the Alabama Crimson Tide take on their rival Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denney Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Kickoff time TBA.

January 2015

January 10, 2015
2015 Red Shoe Run

Join in or cheer on the runners in Tuscaloosa as they race in the 10 mile, 5k, and one mile fun run. Race starts at 7 a.m.

January 22-25, 2015
2015 Birmingham Boat Show

This annual event highlights the latest and greatest boats, engines, fishing gear, and more at East Exhibit Hall in Birmingham. Start times vary by day.

February 2015

Early Feburary 2015
2015 Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff

Chili connoisseurs compete for prizes in a food festival atmosphere at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa. Festival start time subject to change.

February 21 & 22, 2015
2015 Mercedes-Benz Marathon

Runners travel from all over to compete in the marathon, half-marathon, 5k, and relay, traversing Birmingham. Start times vary by race.

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