16 Best Airbnbs In Birmingham, AL - Updated 2023


The biggest city in Alabama, Birmingham is best known for being part of the Civil Rights Trail, having served as a silent witness to the bloodshed in the fight against injustice there. Its memorials and museums provide visitors with more information about this dark period of its past. The city also offers other attractions that travelers may wish to visit during their stay here. These include the Railroad Park, which offers its visitors a peek at the industrial and creative history of Birmingham; Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, perfect for music lovers; and McWane Science Center, which is perfect for families traveling with curious kids. There are plenty of things to see and do here, and a number of amazing farm-to-table restaurants worth checking out. Be sure to take a look at this list of the best Airbnbs in Birmingham, AL.

1. Craftsman bungalow with a modern rustic flair (from USD 93)

Visiting Birmingham with the family and a pet? Erin and Cory’s bungalow is the ideal place to stay! Accommodating six guests, this stunning, 1920s craftsman cottage is located just a few blocks from Crestwood Park. A cozy front patio with a bench swing welcomes you before entering the pet-friendly home, which offers luxurious amenities such as a modern farmhouse kitchen, a bright living room with a fireplace, a mudroom with a washer, and a spacious back deck overlooking the yard.

Crestwood Bungalow- Pet friendly w/ POOL
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
322 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable
the beds also weren’t very comfortable
we had a great stay everything was as expected and very comfortable
clean lots of personality
our stay was great everything was clean and cozy
super clean historic little home
this is the perfect place clean quiet neighborhood beautiful area for a stroll
this cottage is clean and has everything out might need during your stay
we enjoyed the front porch swing and got to chat with some kind neighbors
check out their info binder on the desk it was very helpful
there were some other home issues however the hosts were very responsive
erin and cory were very communicative and responsive to any issues that came up
close walking to crestwood park & some neat shops
the location is great the neighborhood felt safe
great place in a lovely neighborhood
easy to find street parking near at the house and driving distance to many bars and restaurants
it was in an awesome neighborhood and very close to several neat spots
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2. Sparkling clean fully furnished accommodation (from USD 48)

This Birmingham Airbnb rental is probably what the person had in mind when coining the term"staycation". It is not just fully furnished but also comes with a variety of creature comforts, including WiFi, Netflix, and Hulu. If you don’t like being cooped up too long, you’ll love the fact that you’ll have access to the outdoor spaces too, which include a private porch, a screened-in dining lounge, hammocks, fountains, and a barbecue.

Pets are welcome here, so feel free to bring your Fido with you. You’ll be pleased to know that this rental is professionally cleaned and comes stocked with disinfectants and hand sanitizer.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
421 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great bed and amenities
bed and seating surfaces were super comfortable and the amenities were perfect
nice space comfortable convenient stylish and good coffee
the bed was incredibly comfortable and the just the right amount of space for us
very clean and wonderful amenities for being a one bedroom apartment would recommend 10/10
great communication and beautiful clean space
the room was clean with extra towels
this place is clean and cozy
apartment 1 is beautiful and sparking clean
it was clean stylish bed was very comfortable
emma was a great host
emma is super responsive to questions and concerns
emma is an awesome airbnb host
host is very friendly and effectively communicated with us
excellent local recommendations from the host
cute place in the heart of highland park
nice area with great location
very comfortable stylish and a great location
awesome space in a beautiful location
great location we loved being able to walk to parks and restaurants
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3. Modern and stylish studio close to everything (from USD 117)

This studio, which sleeps two, puts guests close to the tourist attractions, restaurants, bars, and the different entertainments available in the downtown area. Apart from the location, it comes fully furnished with everything that you may need, including a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a smart TV. There’s even a laptop and a tablet that have been made available for guests’ use. It also comes with a white noise machine and blackout shades to help tenants enjoy a good night’s rest while staying here.

Stylish Studio in Historic Downtown Loft District
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
502 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the coffee machine tv ipad and laptop which were all super useful
the loft is so comfortable and offers so many amenities e
the bed is super comfortable and the open floor plan is beautiful
lots of space and very comfortable bed
the apartment is well insulated so it’s not disturbing when sleeping
very clean and comfortable
very clean and well-decorated
so clean and a very nice place for a getaway
extremely clean- no clean up required by guests--this is a first
this studio loft was inviting clean and convenient
the owners are timely with responses and kind
great host and they respond quickly
communicating between the hosts was seamless proactive and thorough
and the tips left by the host were very helpful
hosts dominic and josh were great at communicating and also gave wonderful recommendations
location is great
beautiful loft and great location
excellent location very comfortable and cozy
perfect location if you want to walk to restaurants or bars
our second stay in this very cute loft that’s within walking distance to great restaurants
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4. Private apartment in a historic home (from USD 75)

If you’re on a budget, consider this option. While being one of the cheapest accommodations on this list, this vacation rental in Birmingham, AL, still affords you with a number of conveniences, including proximity to the downtown area, a private space, and the essentials furnished here. The host even throws in some treats for her guests. While there are no laundry facilities here, there’s a laundromat within walking distance from the rental. Do note that this is a non-smoking property.

Private Apartment in Historic Home Steps From UAB!
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
777 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
snacks and coffee ware perfect for breakfast
we had internet tv a cozy fireplace a nice soft bed
there's a stand-up fan in the bedroom which we really appreciated
the apartment was absolutely perfect there were muffins juice coffee creamer all waiting for us when we arrived
the apartment was perfect and very cozy and clean and the wifi worked well
very clean as well
it was clean and tidy
it was very clean
a clean and welcoming environment in a residential area
it’s spotless comfortable and roomy
stephanie is also a fabulous host
stephanie was a wonderful host
stephanie is an awesome host
stephanie was very sympathetic and kind
stephanie is a great host—quick responses and very hospitable
great spot in central location
good overnight very close to uab campus
the place is really cute & cozy
great location to explore birmingham
the place was in a beautiful location very close to uab
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5. Fabulous home at a central location (from USD 129)

This one-bedroom apartment, which can fit up to four people, comes loaded with amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, an office, a laundry room, and even a private deck with a shared grill. Families traveling with kids will love the fact that they will have access to a playhouse as well. Alternatively, they can be brought to Avondale Park, which is just a short walk from here. Restaurants, shops, and a golf course are within walking distance as well.

Huge, private 1BR apt. w/parking in Forest Park
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
268 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a spacious beautiful chic apartment with all of the amenities
the apartment included many amenities and our hosts were very helpful
the space is modern cozy and very comfortable
we had a very comfortable stay at amanda’s place
amanda’s place was very clean and well supplied with kitchen amenities for preparing our breakfasts
so clean and organized
the place was very clean and nice
the place was spotless and they even had it professionally cleaned before hand
the apartment was very clean and neat
great communication easy check in clean rooms and cozy aesthetic
amanda and eben were great hosts
interaction with our hosts was smooth helpful and timely this large apt
hosts were communicative and easy to reach
amanda answered our questions really quickly was very helpful
a wonderful host and place to stay we will definitely stay there again when in birmingham
perfect location for exploring the neighborhood-forest park
great location within walking distance of shops restaurants and bike rental
it's central but still tucked away in a beautiful neighbourhood
a cute and stylish apartment close to where we wanted to be
beautiful apartment in a great location
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6. Awesome stay in a quiet neighborhood (from USD 90)

This newly constructed house is nestled in a peaceful street, making this a great option for travelers who prefer staying in a quiet neighborhood. The deck is available for guests who want to enjoy sitting out. The rental, which can accommodate up to four people, come with all the amenities that you can expect from a hotel, plus some bonuses such as laundry facilities and a full kitchen.

Quiet, modern home with a southern twist!
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
340 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was nice to have wifi and netflix
wifi was excellent and it had everything we needed to stay for 4 days
her co-host kuan was unresponsive with respect to addressing the internet and wifi
the couch isn’t very comfortable but if you put blankets down it makes it slightly softer
the bed was extremely comfortable
the place was clean and convenient
it was incredibly clean and organized
very clean inside---we walked in and i smelled bleach
jennifer’s place was very clean and stylish
the place was very clean; loved the bathroom and kitchen
everyone was very nice and helpful
she is a great host my husband and i would definitely stay again thanks for everything
it was quaint and neat and the host is stellar
comfortable beds and the hosts are easy to work with and communicate with
great location very convenient to everything you need
it's a cute attractive place
great location quiet small and comfy
the location was perfect for me
it's in the perfect location for work
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7. Lovely apartment at the heart of Birmingham (from USD 105)

If you’re visiting Birmingham for its amazing attractions and festivals, you’ll surely want to stay in the heart of the city. Consider this rental, which is just a few blocks away from the downtown area and the UAB, as well as a number of award-winning restaurants, bars, parks, and live entertainment. Big enough to fit four people, this rental is furnished with the amenities to make you feel right at home, including a kitchen, cable TV, and WiFi.

Magic City Hideway 2-bedroom apt/LOCATION
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
428 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bedding and well decorated with quality furnishings
*the noise machine in each of the rooms allowed for some amazing sleep *
very comfortable king bed fantastic shower and cozy outdoor courtyard
rebecca has amazing suggestions great wifi and is quick to respond
the beds are extremely comfortable and i enjoyed the outdoor patio decor
it is clean and quite spacious
beautiful clean and well kept space
the place was clean and had plenty of blankets and towels
clean very neat place to stay
it was clean and offered so much space
she was very accommodating and always made sure we had what we needed
the hosts were so pleasant and very accommodating when i arrived sooner than planned
rebecca is a wonderful host and very willing to help with whatever your needs are
easiest check in ever and our hosts were quick to respond to messages
we felt safe and welcome & the hosts were very kind and responsive
it was the perfect location near uab
close to downtown and great restaurants
location was quite and perfect for what we wanted
amazing location and so comfy and cozy
the location is really great it’s close to almost everything or a very short car ride otherwise
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8. Newly remodeled suite close to UAB District (from USD 64)

This rental is perfect for those who are in Birmingham for work. This property, which can accommodate up to two, has its own office area, and guests can even have access to a copy machine, a fax machine, and a scanner if needed. Once they’re done with work, they can enjoy the other amenities of this property, which include a fully furnished kitchen, a lounge area, and a large-screen TV. Bedsheets and towels are provided for guests’ comfort and convenience.

Luxury Studio Suite, In Five Points South @ UAB.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
556 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy and also full of all the comforts of home
it is very conducive to doing work with its comfortable desk and chair and a comfortable reading chair
great cozy space with excellent amenities and awesome location
the room was very functional and comfortable
the bed and pillows were very comfortable which is always the most important part for me
the room is clean and comfortable
the space is clean and quiet and cozy
very quiet and clean
super clean full sized fridge and great kitchen set up
many thoughtful touches very comfortable clean and well decorated
kelly was a wonderful host
kelly was a great host
kelly was a great host
host was great to deal with
she is always so polite and wonderfully communicative
great location great studio
very close to uab and many attractions
i enjoyed staying at this location
awesome place to stay close to everything
kelly offers a quiet and safe place close to the university
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9. Cozy 1930s cottage for up to six (from USD 127)

If you’re a fan of history, this house for rent in Birmingham, AL, may just be the place for you. This cottage built in the 1930s has been remodeled to fit modern furnishings, including a fully furnished kitchen (guests are welcome to use the items stashed there), a breakfast bar, laundry facilities, and WiFi. This cottage sleeps four people, but six people can sleep here provided they are okay with the futon in the living room.

1930's cottage in Avondale with huge back yard
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
238 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the useful kitchen and washer/dryer are great to have while in town
love the color scheme and they have very comfortable beds
the bed was super comfortable and we loved that there was a washer/dryer
everything was as described and the place had plenty of room for a few people to chill comfortably
inside of this cute cottage the amenities include everything you might need to make your stay more comfortable
sparkling clean and good communication
house is clean and exactly as described
the house is clean charming and inviting
the house was very clean as pictured
we appreciated how clean and comfortable it was
host was available and responsive
brittany was an amazing host
awesome stay rates downtown the owners did a great job remodeling the home
this place is great and the host was the best
great spot very responsive host
super cute little house in a convenient location
cute house in a great location
very close and easy access to the airport
super close to the avondale neighborhood and the airport
super cute place in an awesome location book it
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10. Renovated condo in a gated community (from USD 75)

This vibrant, floral-themed condo hosted by Shafiq is located in a gated community that’s only five minutes from downtown Birmingham. Its two bedrooms are cozy enough to accommodate four guests, who will have full access to other amenities like a full bathroom, a nature-inspired living room with a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen with modern appliances and a breakfast bar. For added convenience, guests are also welcome to use the washer and dryer, free Wi-Fi, and the shared swimming pool!

Entire renovated condo in gated community for you
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was lovely it felt very home-y and had everything we needed
this place was so clean and decorated so well
very cozy super clean and truly a super host
the host were kind and very responsive
shafiq was an awesome super host
the community is gated and there’s a security guard on staff so i always felt safe
shafiq was a great host and was quick to respond when i asked a question
it had everything you need and the host was great at communication
it’s super close to downtown and great restaurants
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11. Basement suite in a craftsman cottage (from USD 84)

Erin and David’s guest rental is a basement suite that has its own entrance. It is part of a classic craftsman cottage, but guests are guaranteed peace and privacy throughout. Ideal for couples, the single-bedroom apartment boasts modern decor with rustic touches. The well-lit bathroom features a cute vanity and a good-sized shower, and the living room with beamed ceilings features minimal but carefully curated decor. Guests also have access to a well-equipped kitchen that’s also supplied with pantry staples.

Avondale Garden-Level Studio Apartment
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
213 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's beautifully decorated cosy and private complete with a smart tv as well as reliable wifi
david and erin were super responsive and the place was super comfortable
the space is cozy and spacious and was perfect for working remotely
it was very clean and cozy
nice very clean place
very clean and i love the decor
the neighborhood is nice and quiet and the space was clean and looked exactly as advertised
very clean place great location
the hosts were extremely accommodating and kind
lovely hosts lovely family
erin and david were the perfect hosts
wonderful hosts super nice and accommodating
erin was very friendly and quick to answer any questions
great neighborhood close to a cute park and tasty restaurants
homey and quaint and a great location
it’s located within walking distance to a beautiful park a hip brewery and so many delicious restaurants
absolutely loved this place it was soooo cute
great location and beautiful space would definitely recommend
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12. Dog-friendly, farmhouse-style cottage (from USD 68)

This charming, farmhouse-style cottage hosted by Pam is an ideal place to stay for couples or a group of three guests. Two people can cozily sleep in the queen bed, while the third guest can occupy the sofa bed in the living room.

The home may be small and simple, but it is packed with all you’d need for a comfortable stay. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, a workstation, and a bathroom with a shower. This modest rental accepts dogs for an extra fee too!

Avondale Cottage, dog friendly, walk to breweries
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
485 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was comfortable and charming
i also had to work while in town and was quite comfortable with the workstation setup
the bed is extremely comfortable
bed was super comfortable which is always appreciated
very clean and well appointed
space was very clean and inviting
clean stylish and everything you need
the place was clean and had the necessities
this is a really nice space very clean and comfortable
pam is a great host
pam is helpful and kind
pam is an amazing host definitely will take care of you
pam was a great host; she was clear and communicative making our check-in and stay easy
pam was an awesome host and i can’t wait to stay here again
the distance to everything was under 15 mins and location was perfect
definitely a cute place
very quiet and great location
great location very cute house with closed yard
the location was great and convenient to the venue and restaurants and breweries
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13. Charming historic Tudor home

Groups traveling together should seriously consider staying at this rental, which can house up to eight people. This home, which is over a century old, is not just spacious, it’s also fully furnished and comes with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. It’s also centrally located, providing guests easy access to the airport, as well as to a number of restaurants, bars, and shops.

Charming historic Tudor home
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
333 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful house the decor was outstanding spacious beautiful backyard but the temperature was hot due to air conditioning issues
bed in master room was noisy but super comfy
it would be nice to have lamps in bedrooms on bedside tables or nightstands
i would recommend but make sure that the air conditioner functions
it has many useful items (toilet paper
clean and kid friendly
very clean and nice place to stay
very clean very quaint and very tidy
very clean and cute home
it was charming and very clean
the host is super responsive
taryn was a great host
it was late and the host was still responsive
however airbnb support was very helpful
great host lovely quiet and safe location
we loved being close to downtown
the location was great as you are close to several stores and restaurants
great stylish place close to downtown
beautiful place close to great food and entertainment
this location is also perfect for anyone looking to be near downtown birmingham
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14. Modest loft in a historic building

Jamaica’s downtown loft is tucked in a historical building and welcomes two guests comfortably. You’ll be steps away from some of the best restaurants and things to do in the city, but you’re more than welcome to whip up your own meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The bathroom features a subway-tiled, glass-enclosed shower.

A dedicated workspace is also included in this home, along with an in-unit washer and dryer combo. After a long day out in the city, a plush queen bed will send you right into dreamland!

Lofty Living with Roof-Top Terrace
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
19 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the loft was adorable - very clean with plenty of room for 2 people
this place was perfect exactly as pictured & super clean
jamaica also has a very nice clean and spacious loft that was wonderfully decorated
it was clean decorated nicely quiet good parking & a great location
jamaica and jay were awesome hosts
jamaica is very responsive & we cant wait to stay here again
great loft space in a convenient location
we enjoyed multiple places just within walking distance
you will enjoy it and it is close to 2 nightspot
jamaica has a beautiful place in an excellent location - it really is top quality
super cute and clean fits perfect if you want to be close to a lot of activity
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15. Modern industrial loft in the downtown area

Planning a trip to Birmingham and looking for a comfy place to stay? This loft may be what you’re looking for. This accommodation has one bedroom with a queen bed, providing a cozy place to sleep for up to two. It comes with a spacious living area, dining area, and full kitchen—all furnished to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Because this condo is located in the downtown area, restaurants, cafes, bars, and more are within walking distance.

Modern Industrial Downtown Loft
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
53 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condo 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean and spacious
the loft is clean and open-feeling with high ceilings
it’s a super comfortable and clean place to be
would definitely stay here again such a nice clean and beautiful space to relax in
so wonderful the home is beautiful and so clean great communication and super sweet definitely recommend
she is a great host
responses were very timely and the hosts were fantastic
caitlin is a wonderful host
caitlin is a wonderful host; she is thoughtful ready to help generous and very sweet
she is an excellent generous host that thought of many small comforts
good location with a number of nice restaurants close by
close to so many fun attractions
great place location and value
great location in downtown birmingham; within walking distance to many great bars
great space and location walking distance to all the great places to be in bham
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16. Luxurious rental close to Railroad Park

This rental is big enough for eight people and is just across the street from Railroad Park, but these aren’t its biggest selling points. Check out the creature comforts that you can have access to while staying here. These include a game room, a swimming pool, fire pits, a fully equipped gym, and bocce ball in the courtyard. What’s more, it is located in a central area, within walking distance to restaurants and cafes. The property itself comes furnished with all the essentials and some bonuses, including a kitchen, laundry services, and a work station.

Heart of City-2 Bed Rooms-King Bed-Private Parking
242 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beds and even an outdoor space to have coffee
the beds were fabulous
the beds were very comfortable
having two beds in one room with two bathrooms was great
building-- beautiful pool gym and lounge
linens and towels were clean and soft
incredibly clean and comfortable would stay again
new clean and well-appointed space
very nice clean and safe
this place is sparkling clean and so pretty
hosts were very responsive
definitely use our host ryan again always available for questions
ryan was a great host and responded quickly when we had questions
very responsive to any questions and very accommodating for any requests
ryan and sarah super responsive and helpful
location across from railroad park was a huge plus
great central location for our family
great location and wonderful apartment
the location close to the park and downtown was ideal
beautiful location and peaceful environment
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Take a break in Birmingham

As the biggest city in Alabama, you’re not likely to run out of accommodation options if you’re planning to spend some time in Birmingham. After all, besides Airbnb, there are numerous hotels and lofts for rent. However, not all of these places offer the same services, amenities, and cleanliness. Choose one of the accommodations on this list so you can get your money’s worth when you choose from the cream of the crop.

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