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 room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.3

First experience at B&B

5 on May 08, 2017

My mom and I enjoyed our stay. The rooms were vintage and the breakfast as fulfilling and warmed my belly.


Close and Handy!

4.4 on May 04, 2017

We stayed here for a University function. It is very close and Five Points is in walking distance for restaurants. If you love history and antique homes, you will be amazed with this home. Every detail from furniture to fine China and depression glassware is kept period true. Yet plumbing is modern and the internet faster than my own home! We truly enjoyed sitting on the front porch with other guests just like "the good old days!!"


Amazing Stay at Cobb Lane

5 on May 04, 2017

This place couldn't be more picturesque. Our stay was enchanted and absolutely true to it's Southern Charm. While other members in our group stayed at a generic hotel chain, we had a truly unique experience that is unmatched. I would recommend to anyone.


Nice Business Trip

4.0 on April 27, 2017

Great stay, clean comfortable room, breakfast was lovely. Was unable to go to breakfast one morning and the owner arranged a grab and go breakfast. Very nice.


Camelot Retreat

4.6 on April 27, 2017

I stayed in the Camelot room - so romantic! Sir Lancelot and Guinevere were in the room as well as a loyal steed and Excalibur. Camelot was a welcome respite during a very challenging visit with family. Sheila is the consummate hostess.


Very nice place in Birmingham

3.4 on April 24, 2017

I really enjoyed spending the night at the Cobb Lane. The mansion is very well situated. The room offers a very confortable bed. Sheila does a great job at connecting everybody at breakfast.


A wonderful experience

5 on April 23, 2017

I stayed at Cobb Lane and Hassinger for 8 nights while my mother was at UAB in April 2017 Sheila was a wonderful owner and very flexible about my ever "not knowing" schedule. Always helps to touch base everyday if your schedule is fluid. I had to move rooms but that is ok!.. The inns have an incredible breakfast and wonderful history decor. I will always stay here in the future (unless my family makes me stay at their house)


Enchanting B & B

5 on April 23, 2017

My first stay at a bed and breakfast. Will definitely do this again. Loved the time period of the home and the history. Sheila and the staff were very helpful and friendly...a very welcoming atmosphere. It was nice having a delicious breakfast served every morning and interesting to visit with the other guests from various states. Everyone had their own unique stories. Very pleasant experience.


Wonderful place but wish the breakfast had been better!!

4.4 on April 22, 2017

This place was lovely! We absolutely loved staying there. The southern magnolia suite was beautiful! The only complaint we had was that the breakfast was unsatisfactory. We were told breakfast started at 8 and we could come down later just not before 8. We came down at 815 and the lady gave us our plates and the entire breakfast was cold. The eggs were cold, not luke warm genuinely cold, as were the biscuits and sausage links. We ate a little but once we checked out we went immediately and got breakfast elsewhere. We just assumed breakfast at a bed and breakfast would be better. But overall we would absolutely stay here again!


Wonderful experience in 5 Points

5 on April 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion in downtown Birmingham, AL. The place was beautiful and well restored. Mrs. Chaffin was a wonderful hostess and told us all about the mansion during our breakfast. The room was gorgeous and plenty big enough for my wife and me. We hope to stay later this summer and try a different room.


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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

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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
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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


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