Best Western University Inn

3801 McFarland Boulevard E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-2403
Phone: +1 205-556-9690   |   Fax: 205-561-0184   |   117 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Guest at the Best Western® University Inn is conveniently located to key area attractions in Tuscaloosa Alabama that are rich in history and traditions. Including The University of Alabama, Bryant Denny Stadium, Denny Chimes, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Foster Auditorium, DCH Regional Medical Center, Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, Frank Moody Music Building, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital.

Welcome to the Best Western® University Inn where guests experience the ultimate in superior customer care. The Best Western® University Inn proudly offers 117 well-appointed guest rooms each complete with flat screen TV’s and DirecTV satellite television with HBO®, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators and hairdryers. Guests staying at this Alabama hotel will enjoy an array of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a spacious courtyard, exercise facility, business services and guest business center.

The Best Western® University Inn is surrounded by approximately five well-maintained acres of land and provides an abundance of car, truck and motor coach parking at no additional cost.

The Best Western® University Inn is one of Tuscaloosa’s highest rated hotels for guest satisfaction on TripAdvisor receiving their Certificate of Excellence in the years 2014 & 2015. We would appreciate the opportunity to service all of your hotel accommodation needs while a guest in the great city of Tuscaloosa Alabama.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, scrambled eggs, hot breakfast meat, fresh pancakes and other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • Express check out
  • Late check out
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless Internet available in public areas; free in-room wireless Internet access; free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center located in the lobby two computers and printers
  • Printer available
  • Fax services nominal fee
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities
  • Sunbathing, pool area
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Storage space, nominal fee

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Longitude: 33.173427  /  Latitude: -87.523135


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 20/59. The Best Western® University Inn is located next to Interstate 20/59 at Exit 73. Turn on US Highway 82 West and go half a block north. Our entrance is at O'Charley's Restaurant.

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Most Popular Area Attractions

Alabama Soccer Stadium

A headed goal from a corner kick. A curled free kick that finds the back of goal just beyond the stretched arm of the goalkeeper. Soccer is an exciting and internationally popular sports, with American-based popularity growing fast. During your next visit to Alabama, be sure you catch an exciting college soccer match at Alabama Soccer Stadium

Venture into the central region of Alabama any time from late summer all the way through spring of the next year to catch a University of Alabama women's soccer match. Tuscaloosa is a charming city, and a stay there will yield an easy trip to this impressive soccer venue. Alabama Soccer Stadium seats 1,500 fans.

Battle-Friedman House & Gardens

Originally built in 1835, the Battle-Friedman House is an antebellum structure set in central Alabama in the city of Tuscaloosa. Currently operated by the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, the Battle-Friedman House & Gardens is now a museum featuring distinct Tuscaloosa-style architecture and renaissance revival decor and furniture indoors.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the historic house is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Battle-Friedman House is also available for tours and private events, like Tuscaloosa weddings, receptions, and more.

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Constructed in 1929, Bryant-Denny Stadium is located on the main campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Set in central Alabama, Bryant-Denny Stadium is primarily the raucous home field advantage of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and the Alabama High School Athletics Association.

The structure gets its namesake from former university president of 25 years, George H. Denny, and legendary college football coach and player, Paul "Bear" Bryant.

The nation’s fifth largest stadium, Bryant-Denny Stadium has a seating capacity for over 100,000 fans donning crimson and chanting "roll tide."

Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

Originally established in 1984, the Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa is set in downtown Tuscaloosa in central Alabama. Only closed on Sundays, CHOM is known for its 24, hands-on exhibits ideal for children from infancy to age 13.

Interactive exhibits include Lil’ Sprouts Farmer’s Market, the Choctaw Indian Village, Space Station CHOM, the DCH Health System, and more. CHOM also features festivities like Winter Wonderland and Rubber Duck Derby, and is available for hosting private events like birthday parties.

Coleman Coliseum

You'll always find something exciting, and ultimately enriching, to see and do during a stay in Alabama. Plan your next visit and head for Tuscaloosa, home of the ever-popular Alabama Crimson Tide. During your visit, be sure to explore the Coleman Coliseum, a multi-purpose venue, and most prominently the home of Crimson Tide basketball.

You can find Coleman Coliseum at the southern edge of the University of Alabama campus, just east of Hackberry Lane and Coliseum Street. Opened in 1968, and the renovated in 2005, Coleman Coliseum seats 15,383 fans during Alabama basketball games. From 1968 to 1988, it was known as Memorial Coliseum.

Denny Chimes

Denny Chimes

Denny Chimes

Standing at 115 feet tall, Denny Chimes is a 25-bell, campanile tower found on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.

The tower gets its namesake from George H. Denny – former university president of 25 years.

The tower was built in 1929, and is considered to be a staple of central Alabama is easily the most visible structure on campus.

The tower is surroudning by a Walk of Fame, showcasing the names, footprints, and handprints of every former Crimson Tide football captain since 1947.

Foster Auditorium

The travel landscape in Alabama features wide-ranging must-see sites, excellent outdoor fun, and plenty of impressive and historic attractions. Plan your next visit to the Heart of Dixie and check out the Foster Auditorium in Tuscaloosa. Make your way into the central region of the state to experience University of Alabama women's basketball.

Opened in 1939, Foster Auditorium seats 3,800 fans for basketball games, but it also a multi-purpose facility. Added as a National Historic Landmark in 2005, the Foster Auditorium is named after Richard Clarke Foster, who was the University of Alabama president from 1937 to 1941. You can find it on the south side of campus.

Gorgas House Museum

Part of the Gorgas–Manly Historic District, the Gorgas House Museum is located on the main campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Set in central Alabama, the now-museum was the first structure built on campus – back in 1829.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum is open for self-guided tours weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Part of the University of Alabama Museums system, the Gorgas House Museum is named after UA’s seventh president – Josiah Gorgas.

Lake Tuscaloosa

Lake Tuscaloosa

Lake Tuscaloosa

Formerly the site of the North River, Lake Tuscaloosa is a 6,000-acre reservoir set in central Alabama just north of Tuscaloosa.

Constructed in 1970, this recreational lake features 177 miles of shoreline. The lake was created when neighboring Lake Harris and Lake Nicol were dammed due to Tuscaloosa's rising population.

Visitors of Lake Tuscaloosa enjoy boating, swimming, and fishing during the summer months.

Sport fisherman may reel in the Alabama spotted bass, or largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and white crappie – while causal fisherman can hook catfish, carp, and freshwater drum.

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

Established in 1993, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International is a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing facility set in Vance in central Alabama. Set a quick drive from Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, MBUSI produces the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, R-Class, and GL-Class.

MBUSI visitors are welcome to the Mercedes-Benz Visitor Center – plus exhibits at the Mercedes-Benz Museum and two-hour factory tours. Four guided tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and be sure to grab something from the MBUSI Gift Shop.

Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park

Moundville Archaeological Park

Also the Moundville Archaeological Site, the Moundville Archaeological Park is located in central Alabama in Moundville – just south of Tuscaloosa.

Preserving a Mississippian cultural site, the park includes 29 ancient mounds, and covers 185 acres.

Set on the Black Warrior River, the Moundville Archaeological Park is a member of the University of Alabama Museums.

Moundville is both a National Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The onsite Jones Archaeological Museum features over 200 artifacts within its state-of-the-art facility.

Paul W. Bryant Museum

Named for famed football coach Bear Bryant, the Paul W. Bryant Museum is set on the University of Alabama’s main campus in Tuscaloosa. Found in central Alabama outside of Birmingham, the Bryant Museum focuses on the history of UA’s Crimson Tide varsity teams.

Exhibits include the Hall of Honor, Coach Bryant's Office, and the Crystal Hat – a Waterford crystal reproduction of Bryant’s iconic houndstooth hat. Established in 1985, the Bryant Museum is a member of the University of Alabama Museums, and draws over 35,000 annual visitors. 

Rhoads Stadium

Make the most of your time during your next visit to Alabama. Fill your days with a host of the best things to do and see in the Heart of Dixie. Plan your stay for Tuscaloosa and be sure to check out Rhoads Stadium, the impressive home field of the University of Alabama softball team. 

You can find Rhoads Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in central AL, just off of McFarland Blvd. and 5th Ave. East. Rhoads Stadium was built in 2000, seats 3,900 fans, and features a full LED scoreboard. Each year, the Alabama softball team kicks off their season in mid-February, and plays through early May.

Sewell-Thomas Stadium

There are many ways to enjoy your next visit to Alabama. You can check out the wide range of excellent family-friendly attractions, the numerous Civil War sites, and golfers will love the RTJ Golf Trail. When your visit has you in central region, be sure to explore Tuscaloosa – don't miss a University of Alabama baseball game at Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Opened in 1948, the Sewell-Thomas Stadium is an impressive college baseball venue, seating 5,800 fans, with a gorgeous natural grass field. You can find the Crimson Tide's home baseball diamond on the Alabama campus, just along Paul W. Bryant Drive and 2nd Avenue.

The Alabama Museum of Natural History

Located in historic Smith Hall at the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, the Alabama Museum of Natural History houses a wonderful collection of displays dating back to the Age of Dinosaurs, the Coal Age and the Ice Age. The museum is the oldest museum in the state, having been constructed in 1831.

The exhibits can be found all throughout the museum's three stories – including in the Atrium Gallery on the first floor and the Grand Gallery Exhibition Hall on the second floor. While on campus, visitors can also check out the Moundville Archaeological Park and Museum for further exploration of central Alabama's ancient history.

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Seating up to 7,470 guests, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater is located in central Alabama in the city of Tuscaloosa. Western Alabama’s largest outdoor amphitheater, the venue was completed in 2011, and is the primary location for large concerts in Tuscaloosa.

Owned by the City of Tuscaloosa, and operated by Red Mountain Entertainment, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater neighbors the Black Warrior River and the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk – and is just a few minutes from the University of Alabama.

University of Alabama

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Established in 1831, the University of Alabama is located in central Alabama in the city of Tuscaloosa.

The flagship campus of the University of Alabama System, UA is a public research university spanning nearly 2,000 acres and featuring 13 academic divisions.

Also known as the Capstone, UA houses several historic sites on campus – including the President's Mansion, Denny Chimes, Foster Auditorium, and the Maxwell Observatory.

Sports fans may know UA for their renowned football team – the Crimson Tide – who play home games at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

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Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 8.00 mile(s) from golf, Ol' Colony Golf Course, one of the largest public courses in the country.
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Hurricane Creek, great nature walks.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from fishing, boating, Lake Tuscaloosa, deep water lake.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Splat-Zone, paintball for the entire family.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from fishing, boating, camping, RV parking, Lake Lurleen State Park, 1625-acre lakeside retreat.
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Deerlick Creek Campground

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