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Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

1309 19th Street South , Birmingham, AL 35205 USA (Show map)
4.3
291 Reviews
$99 - $129
per night

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About

Birmingham's First and Only Bed and Breakfast; Convenient to University of Alabama at Birmingham, Area Hospitals and and Financial District; Near 26 Restaurants and Entertainment Venues; On City's Transit Route; Favorably Reviewed by New York Times, Victorian House Magazine, Tea Time Magazine, Portico Magazine, one of "Top Picks of Birmingham" by Birmingham Magazine; Impecably restored to an Era Bygone of Victorian Gentility

Rooms & Rates

Camellia Room

Main Floor -- Beautiful brass Double bed size sleeps 2, its Private Bathroom with Tub/Shower across the hall has side mount ADA toilet, Cable TV, access to high-speed wireless free internet, Eastlake antique dresser with marble top, antique hand-washing station, work area, upholstered easy chairs, charming Victorian decor, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, full hot cooked Breakfast, and free on-site parking. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $99-$99

Rose Room

Main Floor -- Opulent Half Tester style Queen size bed nesstled in Bay Window, ornamental fire place, antique bed tables with marble tops and cranberry glass bed lights, antique hand-washing station, old fashioned armoire with mirror glass, beautiful large chandelier, private bath with tub/shower, Cable TV, high speed wireless internet access, full hot cooked breakfast, complimentary beverages, parking and parlor cookies. Academy award winner Best Actress Patricia Neal choose this room during her stay in Birmingham. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119-$119

Southern Magnolia Suite

Upper Floor -- Deluxe Honeymoon/Anniversary Suite with 4 poster arched canopy Queen size bed with lace top, antique Victorian Gentleman's dresser, bed side tables with marble tops, private parlor features Scarlett O'Hara fainting couch, private bath with tub/shower, access to high-speed wireless internet, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, full hot cooked breakfast, cable TV and free on-site parking. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129-$129

Country French Suite

Upper Floor -- Very private location in the Inn, suite has 2 bedrooms and a private in-suite bath, is an excellent choice for families or friends traveling together. Its private balcony has view towards Cobb Lane, windows have view towards Red Mountain and Vulcan Monument. Suite has a working desk, bevelled glass mirror door to closet, a beautiful French Armoire with beveled glass front, access to high-speed wireless internet, Cable TV, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, full hot cooked breakfast, and free on-site parking. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129-$129

Zebra Room

Lower Level -- Very private location with its own Exterior Door and modern Faux Zebra Print decor, has a Queen size metal post canopy bed with lace top, a wrap around white leather couch with faux animal furs and accent pillows, marble top side tables, and large private bath with double size shower enclosure, private patio, includes access to high-speed wireless internet, cable TV, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, full hot cooked breakfast, and free on-site parking. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109-$109

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise Room -- Upper Level, Queen size bed with 12 foot Bed Crown running up wall behind bed, Victorian Gentleman's and Gentlelady's matching chairs, ornamental 1898 Antique Fire Place, historic beveled glass closet door, Cable TV, private bath with tub-shower, view towards Red Mountain and Vulcan Monument, access to high-speed wireless internet, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, hot full cooked breakfast, free on-site parking. Champagne at arrival and breakfast in bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109-$109

Periwinkle

Upper Level -- Very charming queen size Brass Bed with bed crown behind it extending up the 12 foot wall with valance, antique hand-washing stand, wicker rocker and small desk, historic bevelled glass door on closet, cable TV, access to high-speed wireless internet, complimentary beverages and fresh cookies, full hot cooked breakfast, free on-site parking. The Private Bath is featured on the National Historic Registry for its 1898 claw tub with shower above and brass ring shower curtains, and black-white small floor tiles. Champagne at arrival and Breakfast in Bed available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109-$109

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Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.2

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291 Reviews

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Spectacular Home

4.8 on July 24, 2014

Everything was wonderful! The home is well appointed. Great detail and furnishings. The bed was very comfortable in the periwinkle room. I like extra pillows and had brought my own. There were only 2 for the bed, though. So take note. The breakfast was great with a sausage/croissant casserole, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and good coffee. We met the owner the next morning and she was very nice. It was great to meet all the guest and talk over breakfast. Overall I would stay there again.


Family Trip

4.4 on July 20, 2014

Stayed with my daughter in the 2 bedroom suite upstairs in mid July. The beds were comfortable and loved the ambiance of the home and bedrooms. The inn is on a quiet street and the air conditioning worked well in July! The inn is also located in a great area within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The best part of the stay was talking with Shelia and the other guests. Our visit to Birmingham was more enjoyable staying at Cobb Lane instead of staying at a chain hotel.

Innkeeper Response
This guest and her family stayed in our Country French suite upstairs which has a queen and a double bed, sleeps 4, in 2 bedrooms that share one bath. This suite is a favorite of families and close friends traveling together. These guests were very outgoing and enjoyed the City and Inn. Thank you for coming!


A gem

3.8 on July 18, 2014

We recently went to a wedding in Birmingham and we wanted to find a unique, classic place to stay with historical charm and in a wonderful location. We found this and more at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. First, Sheila was wonderful, classy, elegant and charming. She was a most helpful and considerate host without being intrusive. She shares local knowledge without being pushy. She help guest meet each other and got conversations started and then allowed things to take its natural course. The house is full of charm and history and the renovation while done very well. Yet, don't be upset if a window or door frame is under repair. This for us was part of the charm for us (we've renovated 3 houses ourselves). The breakfast was fresh fruit, eggs, juice, coffee and all prepared fresh and served with all the guest sharing a meal. A great experience as we met and had wonderful conversations with teachers from Kentucky and Physicians from Florida. The neighborhood is a great location, close to local restaurants, bars, health food stores, etc. I felt immediately safe as a small local police station is just across the street. We'll be back and we'll stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoyed these guests very much since they seek out historic properties and understand that their patronage helps keep the property in use so that it will be enjoyed by the next generation that follows. They were delightful. Please come again when you're in Birmingham.


July 2014

2.6 on July 17, 2014

A very friendly and informative hostess. She took the time to sit with us and add to the breakfast table conversations, give advice and hints etc. However, the breakfast was vastly over-rated. We all sat around getting coffee refills waiting for another course to follow the first very small one, Muffins perhaps? Pastries? But nothing more was on offer. The second moring, all we got was scrambled egg, some fruit and one dry scone (biscuit)

Innkeeper Response
Our breakfasts are full hot cooked Southern Hospitality meals with a meat dish (sausage, bacon, or ham), an egg dish (example omellette, quische, scrambled eggs), baked items (biscuit, muffin, croissant, pancakes, etc.), fresh fruit in season, fruit juice, and hot coffee or tea. There are also sweet treats in the parlor available at any time (example cookies, brownies or cupcakes). Other BBs we're familiar with may serve the same things but in separate dishes and courses rather than all at the same time. Perhaps these guests have visited those BBs earlier. Thank you for the kind personal comment, we enjoyed meeting you also.


Great Stay

5 on July 16, 2014

We stayed at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast as we passed through Birmingham. It was a great experience. Very tranquil. The food was fabulous.


Cobb Lane B&B

3.6 on July 07, 2014

The Inn is full of history and artifacts! Very interesting! The room was quiet and private and we liked that very much! The room could have used a good cleaning before we arrived, and the pillows on the bed smelled "musty / old". We were glad that we brought our own pillows with us. Kinda disappointed in breakfast only because we have stayed at several B&B and the Breakfast is always the BIG HIT the next morning, however this one was nothing worth really getting out of bed for. It felt like there was more emphasis put into the crystal and china than the actual food.

Innkeeper Response
We checked this guest room and changed the pillows. Thanks for the feedback. Please come again.


My birthday weekend

5 on July 02, 2014

Sunday, June 29th was my 25th birthday.This was my first stay in a B&B and it was an amazing experience. It was a surprise and the staff and other guests were so welcoming. The mansion reminded me of my childhood home, and I was even able to bathe in a claw-foot bathtub. I wish I could visit this place every week! Everything was just wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
It is always fun to experience new things and we are so glad you came and did so. Yes, a footed claw tub is different than taking a bath in a modern tub. These rooms have footed claw tubs with showers above: Periwinkle (Cobb Lane BB), Vulcan Vista, Southern Belle, Garden View, Camelot (Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB). Thank you for enjoying old fashioned bathing.


Beyond Expectations

5 on July 01, 2014

We were coming into town for a concert. I was looking for an upscale hotel to stay at when I found Cobb Lane B&B. The mansion was beautiful. The room was most excellent and the breakfast and service were beyond expectations. We are so glad that we found Cobb Lane B&B. We will be back soon.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! What a nice review. We heart felt thank you for the recognition. We'll tell our staff. Best Regards


Nice getaway in Birmingham

3.8 on June 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our night at Cobb Lane. It is beautiful with lots of fascinating antiques. We stayed in the Southern Magnolia Suite and were very pleased. The breakfast was good and the host was gracious. For dinner we made the mile-long hike to the Fish Market Restaurant in downtown Birmingham, which was great. We would recommend this facility.


Outstanding

4.6 on June 11, 2014

I was in town for the Steele City Jazz Fest. I chose Cobb Lane because of its great location. Near the concert, a couple of blocks from several restaurants. My room was clean and comfortable, the staff and owners were great. The breakfast on both days was very good. I highly recommend Cobb Lane B&B.

Innkeeper Response
This was a wonderful guest coming to Birmingham for the love of the music, the sights and sounds of live jazz. Several guests at both of our Inns came for the Jazz Festival and enjoyed themselves. Excellent! Thank you for the compliments, it means a lot to us. Please come again soon.


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Location

Location Type

In Alabama's Largest City, In National Historic District, In University District, Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

Birmingham, AL (BHM) 10 miles

Directions to property:

West on I-20/I-59 to Highway 31/280; exit East onto Highway 280 to 8th Avenue/University Boulevard Exit; end of ramp turn right travel west on University Blvd about 8 blocks to 20th STreet South turn left; 5 blocks on 20th STreet South to 13th AVenue South; right turn onto 13th Avenue for one block; left onto 19th Street South in first block; look for Victorian bright yellow Inn on left

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Botantical Park, Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Ctr, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Ctr, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Wedding Facilities , Small Business Meetings Capability, Small Wedding/Reception Area, Guest Refrigerator for Take-Outs, Free On-Site Parking, Zebra Room has separate Entrance, Beautiful Old Fashioned Wrap Around Porch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Well known Deer Hunting, Papa John's Magic City Classic Football, Nation's best Bass Fishing, Mercedes Speedway at Barber Sports, Several Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses, Talladega 500 Motor Speedway, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM daily
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Parents held responsible for damage or breakage
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: If reserving 3 or more room nights, first night deposit required; If renting all rooms, deposit is arranged with Innkeeper
  • Cancellations: 48 Hours advance notice given by noon each day

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sheila and Ira Chaffin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Ira is a professional Sculptor and Sheila is an Architect

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Hot Cooked

  • Time Served: M-F 7 AM, Sat 8 AM, Sun 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast in Bed No Extra charge, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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1309 19th Street South , Birmingham, AL 35205 USA (Show map)

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