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Best Western Plus Carlton Suites

140 State Farm Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35209-7186
Phone: +1 205-940-9990   |   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, 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. Our guests will also enjoy our Fiber-Optic internet, giving you the fastest connection to the internet. Dogs with an 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. Please pardon our appearance during renovation. Guest rooms and corridors renovations are under way to better our guest experience until March 31, 2018.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% Smoke-free hotel
  • Indoor pool heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, buffet with choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, bacon, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, gravy and biscuits, waffles, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • Cocktail lounge
  • 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
  • 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Outdoor parking
  • Inter corridor
  • Dry cleaning
  • Complimentary Manager's Reception, Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., free drinks and appetizers
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper in lobby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24-hour surveillance system
  • Climate controlled interior corridors
  • Cardiovascular equipment

Best Western Plus Carlton Suites

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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 Jazz Hall of Fame

Make travel plans to explore Alabama soon, and head for Birmingham. Once there, the music lover inside you will no doubt want to spend an afternoon touring the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. You can see and do many different excellent and impressive things in central AL, but the Jazz HoF is a can't-miss. 

The actual Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, as an entity, was established in 1978, but the museum itself, was opened to the public in 1993. They seek to educate and foster, as well as promote, a general appreciation for jazz music by honoring those impactful jazz musicians from Alabama.

Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum

Housing a collection of over 5,000 items, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is located in downtown Birmingham in central Alabama. Sports fans from all over the country flock to the museum to view items like the Heisman Trophies of Auburn University alumni Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan.

The ASHOF also houses over 200 inductees on exhibit – including legends like Paul "Bear" Bryant, former football coach at the University of Alabama, and Mobile native and MLB legend Hank Aaron. The facility hosts induction events and ceremonies at the Bryant Jordan Theater.

Barber Motorsports Park

Covering 740 acres, Barber Motorsports Park is located in eastern Birmingham in Alabama's central region. Since 2003, the multi-purpose racing site has featured a 15-turn, 2.38-mile asphalt track home to numerous Grand-Am, AMA Superbike, and Vintage Racing Series events.

Specific events hosted at the park include 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

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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 over 12,000 plant species throughout 25 different gardens – like the Ireland Iris Garden, Fern Glade, and the Southern Living Garden.

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

Opened in 1992, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute portrays the history of Birmingham as it was influenced by the civil rights movement. The institute can be found in the Civil Rights District of Birmingham – a staple area of central Alabama.

Once there, guests will find a variety of traveling and permanent exhibits showcasing Birmingham's role in the Civil Rights Movement. The institute also hosts plenty of special and annual events, like the Milestones Walking Tour, Juneteenth, and more.

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 operates the Southern Museum of Flight – located on-site and home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.

Legion Field Stadium

Legion Field Stadium

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.

The stadium was most recently the home of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers football team.

Legion Field also hosts the annual BBVA Compass Bowl, the Birmingham Bowl, high school athletics, and large concerts.

McWane Science Center

Like many southern states, Alabama is home to a wide range of excellent and must-see attractions. From the early-American and Civil War history, to the family-friendly destinations, Alabama offers visitors much to see and do. During your next visit, be sure to check out the McWane Science Center in the heart of Birmingham.

Central Alabama opens up to a wide range of possibilities, and the McWane Science Center should be atop any travel agenda. Opened in 1998, the McWane Science Center is a premier science museum and research archive in the country. Great for large groups, McWane offers tours, hands-on activities, and much more. 

Oxmoor Valley Golf Course

Found near the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the Oxmoor Valley Golf Course is a public course located in the heart of Birmingham. This central Alabama course is a part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

Oxmoor houses three world-class courses – the Ridge Course, which features roller coaster fairways, the Valley Course, which runs downwards along a slender tree-lined valley, and the Short Course utilizes elevation changes to present a rewarding collection of one-shotters.

Pete Hanna Center

Plan your next trip to Alabama for the fall, winter, or early spring – it's college basketball season. Enjoy a stay in Birmingham, where you can check out the high-flying action of Samford University basketball. Be sure to make your way on over to the Pete Hanna Center, home of the Samford Bulldogs basketball and volleyball teams. 

The Pete Hanna Center can seat up to 4,974 fans, has an authentic hardwood playing surface, and was opened for play in 2007. Within the Pete Hanna Center you can find the Thomas E. and Marla H. Corts Arena. The Pete Hanna Center is easily accessed via Lakeshore Drive, and is only five miles south of downtown Birmingham.

Regions Field

Opened in 2013, Regions Field is a minor league baseball stadium set in the central Alabama metro of Birmingham. The stadium serves at the home ballpark of the Birmingham Barons of MiLB’s Southern League and the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers.

The Barons are the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and often feature up-and-coming MLB players on their roster. The stadium is conveniently set in southside Birmingham, only a short walk from the UAB campus and Railroad Park.

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 features over 200 stores. Along with shopping, Riverchase Galleria Mall offers onsite restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, the BumperNets arcade, and special holiday events.

Ross Bridge Golf Course

Ross Bridge Golf Course

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.

The course is located in the city of Hoover – which is just outside of Birmingham in central Alabama.

The 18 greens of this course occupy the natural scenery found in the Shannon Valley and represent a fun challenge to golfers of all skill levels.



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.

Seibert Stadium

This fall, when you're traveling through Alabama, set your sights for Seibert Stadium. Found in Birmingham, this venue is home to the Samford University football team. As you trek through central Alabama, make time to enjoy an exciting college football game at Seibert Stadium.

You can find Seibert Stadium on the Samford University campus, directly south of downtown Birmingham. Built in 1957, Seibert Stadium seats 6,700 fans – the Samford University Bulldogs have kick off their season each year in late August or early September. The venue was named in honor of F. Page Seibert, who donated money towards the completion of the stadium.

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway

From the Nationwide Series, to the top dogs of the Sprint Cup Series, the Talladega Superspeedway plays host to some of Alabama's biggest NASCAR events.

The speedway can be found just east of Birmingham and its surrounding suburbs like Leeds and Pelham.

Specific big-name races held in late summer and into the fall include the Aaron's 499, and the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500  – both Sprint Cup races – with the Aaron's 312 held in early April.

The track was opened in 1969, and has been a staple in the NASCAR community ever since.

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 shops, nightlife, and restaurants, like California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and more.

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

Vulcan park and Museum

Vulcan Park

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, 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 NASCAR® 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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

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

Nearby Restaurants

  • Across the street, Landry’s, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Dragon, Full Service, Chinese, Open for: lunch, dinner,

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