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Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

Birmingham, AL 35205 USA (Show map)
4.3
297 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
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.2

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Beautiful Home

3.0 on August 27, 2014

Loved my room and the house, but there were several details that should have been automatic in this price of room. Request soap and extra wash cloths because there was no soap and only 1 wash cloth. You are on your own getting your luggage up to the room...I was on the 3rd floor and I'm over 60 yrs. old. I was disappointed in the food served for breakfast. Was expecting a big Southern breakfast since this was a historical Southern mansion built in the late 1890's instead we were served a light breakfast w/o any type of choice. It would be a beautiful place to be married, but would present problems for a caterer with a large wedding because of the very small kitchen.. It would be best served for a small intimate wedding either on the grounds in the gazebo or in the front parlor. The gazebo is spectacular!


B & B in the city

4.0 on August 21, 2014

It was a very cool Bed and Breakfast in a trendy area of Birmingham within walking distance from some great restaurants. My wife and I were in the Camelot room which is in the front. It was very loud...and to be expected because of the location of the B&B. Very understandable. We did have a bit of an issue with it being so warm in that room. The rest of the house seemed to be cool and comfortable while ours was pretty warm. We got back late enough from dinner that we didn't want to disturb anyone. We had an oscillating table fan that helped. The décor was great...need to work on the circulation in that room. I'm assuming most of the other rooms were cool and comfortable. Great breakfast, friendly host, and a great experience overall.


Great Break in a, Long Drive Home

5 on August 14, 2014

This was my second stay at the Hassinger Daniels mansion and it was wonderful as expected. Decorated beautifully, very clean and beds were as comfortable as could be. My sister and I stayed on the 3rd floor and loved it. We had a large room, it was the perfect temp for sleeping at night and dark enough for a light sleeper to not be awakened by light or outside sounds. Breakfast was delicious and the coffee was perfect!


Very nice place to stay!

4.8 on August 06, 2014

House is beautifully decorated, rooms are comfortable, hosts are very congenial and knowledgeable about area. House is very short safe walk to great restaurants and entertainment.

Innkeeper Response
This guest was enjoyed and took advantage of the Inn's location and amenities. Thank you for writing! Ira


TOO GLASS AND PORCELAIN BREAKFAST MEDIOCRE

2.6 on August 04, 2014

At a glance it seems to be a very good place but it has many failures by sample: Too many rooms it looks like an inn than a B&B; had no Wi-Fi service but it shows that the service is given. The breakfast it was a Continental breakfast, grape juice very bad quality and warm and worst of all the fabric napkins were recycled.

Innkeeper Response
A continental breakfast usually has juice, a pastry, and coffee. Our 2 Inns offer a full hot cooked Southern Hospitality breakfast each morning with an egg dish (example quische, omelette, scrambled eggs), breakfast meat (example ham, bacon, sausage), baked bread/pastry item (example pancakes, French bread, biscuit, breakfast baked breads, scone, muffin, etc., juice, hot coffee or tea. Orange, apple, cranberry and grape juice are always available. Special dietary requests may be arranged. Cloth table napkins fresh from the commercial laundry are in our breakfast table settings. Free Wi-Fi service is available to our guests via password given at entry. Common areas have a 5 bar reception, rooms vary from 2 to 5 bars. An enhancement is being planned so that all rooms have a 5 bars. At our recently opened 2nd BB, HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST, all guest rooms and common areas have a 5 bar reception.


Very nice and charming B&B

4.2 on July 28, 2014

I have stayed at this B&B a couple of times and both times I have been very pleased with everything. The rooms are beautiful and the food is wonderful. I also love the fresh baked cookies that Mrs. Sheila has waiting on you upon arrival. Plan on staying again!

Innkeeper Response
We love our return guests. We're glad you like the cookies, they are very tempting aren't they? Please come often and thank you for making a review.


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.

Innkeeper Response
Spectacular! We so enjoyed your adjective to describe your experience. Please come again soon.


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.


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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

Other, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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