Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

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

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

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Fantastic

4.2 on May 18, 2016

We only had a brief visit and Sheila was very accommodating when we realized we'd be arriving well after hours. Everything was perfectly in place and couldn't have been easier. Wonderful breakfast the next morning with great conversation as Sheila made sure to introduce everyone. Wish we could have stayed longer. Can't wait to get back. My wife and son toured the wood carving site downstairs too. Thank you.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. We are so glad you enjoyed your brief stay and that you plan to come again some time. Please do, and may we recommend, that you try a 2nd room out of the 10 in the Mansion. Our return guests often do that, finding their favorite room from the several available. We welcome you back! Sheila


Really nice stay.

3.6 on May 18, 2016

We stayed here for the second time. The first time we stayed in the Camelot room. That had a king size bed wheich was good. This time we stayed in the southern belle suite. Which we liked the best. It has two beds, which the mattress really need to be changed, but it has its on private balcony which was nice. We like it bc its in the middle of everyrhing. Good restaurants and bars. Remember this is an old house 100 years plus it's nice but maybe needs updating especially new mattresses. Besides that we had a great time. Play the parlor game and get a discount off your next stay. That's how we came to this a second time.

Innkeeper Response
Congratulations to you, winner of our Parlor Game! For those reading this for first time, guests may voluntarily play a guessing game of 1898 objects (year the house was built) which would be commonplace to the lady or gentleman of the day but are curioisities to we modern folks. Some win 25% or 50% off a return night stay, and 3 times during this past year, a guest has won a free night. Regarding the mattress, they are brand new. Please phone me to discuss what you're trying to say, we didn't under the comment. THANK YOU for coming! Sheila


Our Wonderful Stay

5 on May 15, 2016

We had a marvelous time at your Victorian home! We just had to see all the rooms and decorations. Great hostesses made the difference! Loved the horse carousel carving studio.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. I'm glad you ventured downstairs to my Chaffin Carousel Carving School where I do portrait sculpture and teach carousel menagerie carving. Maybe you might like a "Stay vacation" taking a room at the Inn for 5-7 nights and come downstairs to the Art Studio for lessons. These mini vacations are becoming popular with Canadian and US guests. THANK YOU for your kind comments. Ira


Relaxing Place

5 on May 15, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful rooms, outstanding service and Sheila and Ira are gracious hosts. We certainly will be staying there again if we return to the Birmingham area.

Innkeeper Response
What a wonderful review and kind sentiment you have written. This note has made our year since the goal of our Mansion and hospitality is to create a relaxing environment for our guests. Thank you for coming and please come again. Best Regards, Sheila and Ira


Horizons Student school visit

3.8 on May 11, 2016

This was a great weekend getaway to see our daughter at Horizon's school. We highly recommend it and will stay again.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. Both Hassinger and Cobb Lane BBs are convenient to Horizon School students and parents. We welcome the parents to visit their young adult children. Please invite them to breakfast with our compliments as you catch up on the news with your student. Please come again. THANK YOU.


birmingham

3.4 on May 07, 2016

Family trip to Birmingham. The location was great for the things we wanted to do.

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST + HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST are 2 blocks from each other in the Five Points Historic District. They are near University of Alabama Birmingham, famous Hospitals, Birmingham Southern College, Samford University, Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Garden, Iron City, Vulcan Monument, Alabama and Lyric Theatres, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, Barber Motor Sports and Talladega Motor Speed way. Please come again!


Enjoyed our stay!

5 on May 06, 2016

The house was very nice with lots of Victorian decor. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was yummy!

Innkeeper Response
Your review gave all 5's in all categories. That's wonderful, like an A+ back in school! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated. Please come often and also patronize, when you can, other National Historic Registered BBs as you travel. Please come again! THANK YOU.


Graduation weekend traveler

3.8 on May 04, 2016

Good, quite place to stay during UAB graduation. Nice place and nice location. Hope the owners can continue to repair and maintain the house.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. Both of our BBs are 2 blocks from edge of University of Alabama Birmingham. They are also near Samford University, Birmingham, Southern, and an easy drive to University of Alabama Tuscaloosa ("BAMA"). Congratulations to you on the graduation of your child, now a member of elite graduates from UAB. Victorian Mansions take a lot of effort and we thank you for encouraging our efforts to repair and preserve them. At Hassinger Mansion we keep a construction book at the marble entry parlor table showing what it used to look like before its 4 year restoration effort.


Beautiful place and very peaceful.

5 on April 30, 2016

I had a doctor appt at the VA Hospital and this location was so close I could walk there. Friendly innkeeper and wonderful breakfast. They were very accommodating. Would stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Our 2 Inns, 2 blocks from each other, are a short walk away from VA Hospital, UAB Highlands, University Hospitality, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospitals, and a short drive from St. Vincent's Hospital. This guest was a young military officer and able to easily walk to VA Hospital. We thank you for your service! Please come again when in Birmingham.


Everyone should stay here!

5 on April 23, 2016

The B&B had great hosts, fabulous decor, and the most comfortable bed I ever slept in. Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. We loved your comment "the most comfortable bed I ever slept in". AMEN. Review is 100% appreciated. Please come often!


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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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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 past Talladega Motor Speedway and Barbers Motor Sports to where I-20 joins I-59 at Birmingham Airport; follow directions from Birmingham Airport

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

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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: Outside only on Exterior Porches or front yard
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Parents held responsible for damage or breakage
  • Childcare Provided: No Parents must supervise their own children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • 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