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

Outstanding in every way.

5 on February 09, 2017

We were delightfully impressed with the warm welcome from Sheila, the room upgrade and attention to every detail. The period furnishings were carefully selected and the house was truly beautiful, including carvings by Sheila's late husband. Positioned centrally in a lovely historic part of town.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION Thank you for noticing and complimenting Ira's sculptures. He was very talented and is sorely missed by his clients, students, and loved ones. Fortunately, he left a magnificent legacy in his works of art for future generations. Please come again soon. Sheila

Daughter's 15th birthday weekend girls celebration

3.8 on February 08, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Hassinger Daniels mansion to celebrate my daughter's birthday ! We especially enjoyed staying in the enchanted turret room and the breakfast the next morning was wonderful. Hope to come back soon!

All was well

4.2 on January 30, 2017

All was well

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BB. This review is great--straight to the point in clear language! Love it. Thank you for coming. Please come again! Sheila

Southern Charm with a Whimsical Twist

5 on January 27, 2017

I can't say enough about my stay! It was like staying in a museum with unique twists and turns. My favorite part was exploring all the different rooms and unique finds.

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST We're flattered to be compared to a museum since there are lots of valuable things in a museum! Thank you. Yes, exploring the rooms with their doors open as you arrive before the other guests arrive is a fun thing to do. I always tour when visiting other bed and breakfasts and learned new ideas. Then later on, came to own 2. Please come again!

Fantastic Stay

5 on January 24, 2017

This was probably one of the most unique and interesting stays I have ever had. So much better than staying at a regular hotel and you really get amazing personal attention! I would definitely stay here again!!

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. This guest understood us and our goals. That is really great! We always hope to attract guests who are looking for something different than chain hotels in the décor, ambience, and cuisine. Thank you so much for your comments! Best Regards, Sheila

Enjoyed my stay at unique B&B in heart of the city.

4.2 on January 11, 2017

Wonderful place with good service and a fine breakfast. The only problem I had was with the tub -- the knobs seemed to be broken. Still, I enjoyed my stay.

Innkeeper Response
I believe this is from our friendly couple from Australia who stayed last night. We just noticed during cleaning that the knob on the bath-tub was loose and have called the plumber. We apologize for this inconvenience during your stay but glad you enjoyed the rest of your room and the property. The other guests enjoyed talking with you at breakfast. Worldly travelers, like you, are very special. Best Regards for the remainder of your trip in the US. Thank you for coming!


4.8 on January 09, 2017

Sheila (owner) answered my phone call. She was so helpful and kind. Also went above and beyond and emailed my daughter to let her know we had arrived safely. The room was beautiful. Everything was clean. Would definitely stay here again. Only con- police station nearby. Bring your earplugs if you are a light sleeper ;)

Innkeeper Response
This loving couple came for a medical appointment in the nearby hospital complex. Their adult daughter was concerned for them and helped with their reservation. They were a pleasure to have stay with us. There is a Police Department across the street. Apparently they heard something that night, though I did not, and was sleeping nearby in our apartment within the Inn. Typically our police don't run sirens from their HQ but respond when out on their beat. Other guests report they hear nothing and often comment they feel safer by being across the street from the Police. Please come again.

New Year's visit

5 on January 04, 2017

We recently stayed in the Peacock room at the Habersham Bed and Breakfast on New Year's Eve. The room was very interesting with the beautiful peacock sitting on his perch. The bed was extremely comfortable. The area was great. Great bars and restaurants within walking distance. We had a wonderful visit!

Innkeeper Response
New Year's Eve is a fun time to visit our Five Points Historic District with its 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. Lots to choose from and enjoy. Yes, Peacock Room has an exotic flair to it, for our imaginative guests like you. Thank you for coming! Sheila Chaffin

Great BnB close to UAB

4.6 on December 25, 2016

This is a nice clean friendly B&B near five points Birmingham, quite close to UAB. I have stayed here several times and quite enjoy the splendid decoration in the rooms and the elegant breakfast each morning. It's very easy to walk to several nice restaurants and to stroll around five points. On the whole, it's a great place. If you have time it's also a great place from which to visit the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, as well as other Birmingham attractions.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for being our guests several times which makes your praise all the more important. We hope to continue to merit your approval. Please come again soon. Thank you! Sheila Chaffin

Parents night out

4.8 on December 21, 2016

Can't say enough about Sheila! We have stayed at both properties, Cobb lane and Hunsingers, both are so awesome, best way to stay downtown!

Innkeeper Response
COBB LANE BB + HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. What a delightful review, includes reference to both of our Inns, 2 blocks from each other. We really appreciate your patronage and coming to both. Your room fees, like other guests, allows continuing survival of these 2 National Historic Registered Victorian Mansions from 1898. Too bad all of the others in the Historic District went down over the years but thank goodness for guests like you! Pleas come again soon. Thank you! Sheila

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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

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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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  • 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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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

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