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Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

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

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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

Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.2

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Zebra room stay

4.2 on March 25, 2015

The only thing I wish I knew ahead of time about the Zebra room is that it was a basement-type room. Basements freak me out a little and I think I would have been more comfortable in the house.


Will stay again

4.6 on March 19, 2015

We had a wonderful time and will stay here again when visiting Birmingham. Can not beat the value and charm.


Great place. Owner abrupt and inflexible.

3.0 on March 11, 2015

The hotel itself is very charming. It is clean and well located. The service you will get is absolute minimum once they have your money.Ira is a warm fellow who serves a very thin breakfast. During the day, there is no management on site unless called to their mobile. When I called to complain about the freezing temperature in my room, I was asked if I wanted to find another hotel instead. I don't feel this is the right approach in the hospitality business.


Great location for Stay

4.4 on February 25, 2015

We stayed at the B&B for the Mercedes Marathon. The location was perfect for getting to the race and our friends to cheer us on in several locations along the way. Price was very good and it was CLEAN. The Inn was quiet for the most part, but it is in a lively district for entertainment as well. We felt safe as it is across from one of the local police depts. I would most def would stay there again!


Great place to stay

4.4 on February 23, 2015

Great place to stay, very great food and service. Would recommend it to anyone.


Burmingham B&B

5 on February 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Daniels Mansion, Mrs Chaffin's newest location. Everything about it was lovely and we defiantly enjoyed our stay. It was welcoming, peaceful, cozy; the water was hot, the bed was comfortable, and our breakfast was delicious. We are very pleased with our decision to stay here!!


Happy in Birmingham

5 on February 12, 2015

We had a lovely visit for our anniversary full of fun history and parlor games to add to the experience. Within walking distance to active 5 points area. Serene, quiet room with large bath was exactly what we wanted.


Enjoyable stay

3.6 on February 11, 2015

The house and owner were lovely and we really enjoyed her taking us through the home and describing the restoration work that had been done. However, in order to receive a better rating, a few improvements should be made. First, the bed linens were rough and need to be higher quality and the pillows were rock hard. Second, the breakfast consisted of a dry egg casserole, scrambled eggs and a few small slices of fruit. Pretty basic and not nearly what we've experienced at other bed and breakfasts. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying here again.


The BEST B&B in Birmingham

5 on February 11, 2015

We had a amazing anniversary weekend at the Cobb Lane B&B. Cookies and petite pecan pies before bed and a perfect breakfast with hot coffee. Shiela the owner was delightful and was the icing on the cake. We even played a guessing game and won a half price future stay. I felt like Scarlett from Gone With the Wind.. We felt like we went back in time staying in a beautiful restored home from 1898.


Fantastic Weekend Stay

5 on February 06, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend staying at the B&B. Our daughter was returning from Costa Rica and this was a perfect place to relax and visit. The Enchanting Turret Room was very comfortable and more enjoyable than a hotel room. The breakfast is delicious and the staff are fantastic people. Having a chance to talk with others from all around the country is a nice experience as well. We also enjoyed a Parlor Game with others that was very exciting and a learning experience as well. My once skeptic husband is now sold on staying again! Sheila, you are a A+ hostess.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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


Details

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

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