Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

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


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



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

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!

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!

Great b&b

4.8 on April 21, 2016

We had such a wonderful stay. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone!


4.6 on April 20, 2016

We had the Hera's Lift room. The room and the house were beautifully decorated and the service was great. We had the room for the day before and our wedding night and Ms Chaffin was so nice and so accommodating. We highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.

Blue room guests

3.6 on April 17, 2016

I overall enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and comfortable and it was located in close proximity to restaurants and bars.

Innkeeper Response
Blue Serenity Suite at HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST We understand this was your first, or one of your first, stays in a Bed and Breakfast. We appreciate you making a review and glad that you liked the nearby 41 restaurant and evening entertainment venues. The Inn is 2 blocks from University of Alabama Birmingham and nationally recognized hospitals. It is an interesting historic district with plenty of things to do. Thank you for coming!

Outstanding B&B

5 on April 16, 2016

Really enjoyed my stay, will definitely be back! Grate rates and A+ guest service.

Innkeeper Response
A+ guest service ! We loved your review. THANK YOU for being our guest.

Beautiful bed and breakfast

5 on April 15, 2016

My visit was only a day but I fell completely in love with this bed and breakfast. As soon as you drive up to the house you feel like you are going back in time. The owners are very lovely and accommodating and make you feel completely at home. There's even a fresh batch of cookies on the foyer when you arrive. I was in awe of all the wonderful antiques and the furnishings in every room. Each room is completely different than the next but all are equal in beauty and comfort. In the morning when they serve breakfast ( which was delicious) you get to know all the people staying there in a relaxing atmosphere. My favorite part was the garden which had beautiful statues and flowers. I loved this place and would have definitely loved to stay way longer than a day.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST So glad you enjoyed the Gazebo, Garden, and Classical sculptures. We understand Greek and Roman decorative arts were admired during the Victorian period so we included them in the 4 year restoration effort to bring back to life the 1898 National Historic Registered Hassinger Mansion. THANK YOU for being our guest!

Very Pleased

5 on April 13, 2016

I stayed here for a week and was extremely happy with my experience. The room was great, the service was great and the food was the best I've had at any bed and breakfast. Additionally, the location is very close to the 5 points area and cobb lane, which houses some of the best pubs and restaurants in Birmingham. Highly recommended and I plan to stay here next time I'm in Birmingham.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate our guests very much and thank you for staying a week. The Five Points Historic District where both of our Inns are located has been designated the "Culinary District" for the City of Birmingham. Four of the 41 restaurants in this district have Chefs who have been honored nationally with the coveted Beards Best Chef award -- Highland Bar and Grill and Chez Fon Fon (they are next door neighbors to HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BEAKFAST), Bottega Café and Bottega Restaurants (4 blocks down Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion) and Hot N Hot Fish Club (3 blocks down Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion). There's a new Irish Pub and Restaurant "Buck Mulligan's" which opened across Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion which is becoming very popular. They play games and have Bag pipes on certain days of the month. Perhaps you tried that one also. Please come again!

Wonderful visit, looking forward to next time!

4.4 on April 12, 2016

Not only did we have a wonderful stay but we learned interesting historical facts about the many antiques in the home, the building and the Victorian Era.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST I'm an Architect and City Planner and was the Architect and General Contractor for restorations of our Cobb Lane BB and Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB. My husband Ira is a Sculptor and fine woodworker. We're glad you enjoyed the pamphlets and displays about historic architectural details. There are some really neat artifacts in my husbands Level I Art Studio about life in 1898. One wall is the "History of Electricity in Birmingham, AL". A see-through cover has been installed over the decades of electrical service improvements to the Mansion. Typically these artifacts are routinely removed by owners when new fangled electrical improvements are installed. The Mansion was initially gas lighted in 1898 until electrical service arrived circa 1908 on Highland Ave South. Owner William Hassinger and others fund raised with New York and Toronto wealthy investors and organized what became the Alabama Power Co. They dammed up the Warrior River for the first hydro electrical power. Initially electricity went to the Hassinger Iron works and Furnaces, then his street! Please come again.

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5 on April 12, 2016

Myself & my best friend stayed at the Hassinger Daniel Mansion in Birmingham, AL to attend a concert. We really enjoyed our stay. Mrs. Shelia was extremely nice, helpful, and served us well. We stayed in the Peacock room. The room was very calm & peaceful. I told my best friend I really didn't want to leave. I loved it!!! I would definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Peacock Room HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST These 2 friends were fun to have as guests. They liked the exotic themed décor of their Peacock Room which has a full strutting taxidermy Peacock in the bed crown. The Queen bed rests on a faux Leopard animal skin rug. They attended a Concert at Iron City, as I recall and had a nice time in downtown Birmingham. Both of our Inns are conveniently located to major Concert venues, such as: Lyric Theatre, Alabama Theatre, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center at UAB, Wright Center at Sanford University, and Red Mountain Theatre. Please come again!

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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


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 Type

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


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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  • 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



Sheila and Ira Chaffin

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About the innkeepers

Ira is a professional Sculptor and Sheila is an Architect

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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