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"When we come to Tuscaloosa, this is our usual hotel of choice. The breakfast is wonderful, and so is the staff. We did have a small issue with the roo ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel near University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

In Tuscaloosa

You'll find University of Alabama and Veterans Memorial Park within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Noland Hospital Tuscaloosa and Paul W. Bryant Museum are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like full breakfast and free self parking.

Soaking tubs, WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 85 guestrooms also offer WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Private bathrooms are not ensuite.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$85* Per night/room Nov 21 - Nov 22

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (1st Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (1st Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western University Inn ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western University Inn

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (1)
1 out of 5

Posted by on May 1, 2021

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May 13, 2021 by Emily

We are sorry you were not pleasure with your stay. We hope to see you again so that we can improve your next stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 3, 2019 by Angie C

Thank you for your review

1 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Aug 22, 2019 by Angie C

Thank you for your review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 21, 2019 by Angie C

Thank you choosing us and for your 5 star review.

4 out of 5
When we come to Tuscaloosa, this is our usual hotel of choice. The breakfast is wonderful, and so is the staff. We did have a small issue with the room this time, but the staff was wonderful when we brought it to their attention.

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 20, 2019 by Angie C

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you choose us on each of your visits to Tuscaloosa and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

5 out of 5
Very comfortable hotel. Close to Bryant Denny Stadium as well as shopping areas. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable

Posted by , from Shalimar, FL on Nov 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 20, 2018 by Angie C

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of our property. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

2 out of 5
Hotel was not what i expected The bed was hard as a brick The room had a bad smell to it The ac unit leaked water on the floor t I will not ever stay there again

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018

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Oct 5, 2018 by Angie C

Thank you for your feedback.

1 out of 5

Convenient location

Room was clean though very dated. Bathroom was way to small and uncomfortable. Security was bad. We had a group of people knocking on our door at 10:30 pm and we told them they have the wrong room and they wouldn't respond we fell back asleep and they started knocking on our door at 12:30 AM again we told them they had the wrong hole and then they started banging on our window hotel security is nonexistent we complained to the front office various times and nothing was done to compensate that we got no sleep that night we had to call the cops to check the property. I don't advise families staying here. I was so tired the next day I fell asleep at my daughter's college orientation very upsetting.

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2017 by Best Western Hotels & Resorts

We are sorry to hear that your recent stay with us did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements to offer guests a better experience in the future. We hope you will give us another chance and stay with us again.

4 out of 5

It Works for Busy Weekends

Location: Location is McFarland at I-20. Several restaurants in the vicinity
So let me say, overall, this Motel works fine during high traffic, busy football, move-in or graduation weekends. Although the exterior of the motel looks a little tired, they have redone the rooms very well and would put them very similar to Holiday Inn level room. Breakfast was easy and had a good selection of items. I really only have 2 issues. With the current road construction on McFarland, access to this motel is very difficult. Going south on McFarland, you have to go under I-20 and U-turn around and then find the entrance. On a regular day, not that big of a deal but on a football weekend, it took 30 minutes to go from Midtown Village to the motel (1 mile) all because of traffic trying to get on I-20 East. Second issue is, this is a 2 story building with no elevator to 2nd floor and i pack way too heavy to be dragging a 40 lb suitcase up a staircase and worse back down. Many rooms on first floor are pet rooms, so just know that when you book. All that being said, for a football weekend, it was under $300 a night and it is a perfectly nice, functional place to stay and several hundred dollars less for a weekend than other places to stay in Tuscaloosa.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

close to my grankids

Pros: Clean,Great Breakfast. Super Staff. Well maintained property!Entrence
Cons: Entrance And Exit a little tough but once you learn the correct roue it's not too bad.
Location: In the middle of a Great Town!!
Great place. No complaints for Motel. Not happy we could NOT get our AARP Disc.Book direct next time and get Disc!!

Posted by , from Cantonment Fl. on Jul 6, 2016

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About the Best Western University Inn

Location 3801 Mcfarland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western University Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily. The business-friendly Best Western University Inn also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, express check-out, and a front desk safe. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Tuscaloosa hotel.

  • 85 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Tuscaloosa Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western University Inn offers 85 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access (speed: 25+ Mbps) is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 6:00 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20.00 per pet, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.01 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Park Plaza
  • Best University Tuscaloosa
  • Best Western University Inn Hotel
  • Best Western University Inn Tuscaloosa
  • Best Western University Inn Hotel Tuscaloosa
  • Plaza Motor Inn
  • Best Western Tuscaloosa
  • Tuscaloosa Best Western

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.