Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast

2028 Highland Ave. South , Birmingham, 35205 USA (Show map)

About

An 1898 National Historic Registry Victorian Mansion offer 10 guest rooms which can accommodate up to 26 persons. Located near the University of Alabama Birmingham, Area Hospitals, the Financial District, and the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center (BJCC), the Inn is in the Five Points Historic District and Culinary District of the City. Within 3 walkable blocks are 41 popular restaurants and evening entertainment venues for your lunch and dinner enjoyment. The Inn provides you a full hot cooked Southern Hospitality Breakfast.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

the Camelot Room of the Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 16, 2018

We recently stayed in the Camelot Room of the Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast. We had such a lovely time there relaxing and admiring the beautiful home. I enjoyed looking at all of the details in our room, especially of the antique statues of Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. Ms. Chaffin said they were made in Paris around 1900. She also said that the horse that was there with them was carved by her husband Mr. Chaffin. I wish that we could have gone throughout the house listening to her talk all about the home. She was certainly very knowledgeable about everything. I wondered if she had done most of the work herself. The next morning there was a very nice breakfast served in a formal dining room. As beautiful and elegant as everything was, I noticed that nothing was uncomfortable or stuffy. Everyone seemed comfortably relaxed. We were served a plated breakfast of sausage and eggs along with fruit and a delicious blueberry scone. There was coffee or hot tea, orange juice, and water to drink. She even fixed a to-go plate for my husband as he was sleeping in that morning. Anyway, I guess I am saying the same kinds of things everyone else is saying, but there are a couple of things extra I would like to add. The mansion is in a very safe part of Birmingham and the home seemed very safe too. There was a home security system. I liked that. Also, there was a private parking lot for the guests to park in behind the mansion near Mr. Chaffin’s art studio.


Wonderful experience!

4.0 on June 04, 2018

I came into Birmingham at 5:30 PM, and my AirBnB place turned out to be a dump in a scary neighbor. I found this place on my phone, and Sheila took me right in. Why stay in a Holiday Inn for the same money? If you like Victorian, you'll love this place. The only thing not perfect is the parking, which is cramped, but there is nothing the owner can do about that. The house, food, rooms, cleanliness are all 5 star at a reasonable price. I highly recommend staying here if you go to Birmingham.


Historic Gem

5 on March 17, 2018

Absolutely beautiful and unique. A Victorian renovation masterpiece! Each room styled w/ an individual flare, and a nod to historic period pieces. Miss Sheila was a delight...breakfast conversations were varied as we ate the delicious food that was artfully served on China and Crystal... the perfect setting as we got to know our fellow travelers. The location was perfectly nestled in a culinary corner of Birmingham. Delightful parlor games w/ a history lesson. This was our first visit..and we look forward to future visits!


Great Experience

5 on June 23, 2017

Great experience and great staff. Being surrounded by a variety of restaurants was an added bonus on top of the amazing breakfast and people within Hassinger Daniels. The owner made sure to accommodate each individuals needs and schedules regarding breakfast which was extremely nice to ensure that each one of us felt as if we were at home.


Fantastic Stay!

5 on June 23, 2017

I went here in a relatively small group for a debate trip, and was very impressed by the rooms we received and the friendliness of the staff. Sheila was very engaged in our activities and treated us by packing lunches and serving delicious breakfasts. We stayed in three rooms and everyone was happy about their accommodations. Even though we only stayed for a limited time and during nights, this bed and breakfast made our stay very enjoyable. thank you!


Fun Time

3.8 on April 20, 2017

Ms. Sheila's instructions for entry were superb; she was quite gracious with the upgrade to accommodate our changes. My family and I truly enjoyed the experience. It was our first, but not our last, stay at her bed and breakfast. We will return as soon as our schedules allow.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. It was our pleasure to assist this guest and family and am glad they enjoyed their visit. The BB is well located with respect to week-end entertainments, week-day financial district and nearby Universities, and 24/7 to the 5 major hospitals. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


Great Home and Inn!

5 on February 16, 2017

We stayed the Hassinger Daniels Mansion this past week. The house is elegant, the décor impeccable and sometimes campy, the breakfast was scrumptious. We were glad we got there early, we had a chance to see all the rooms. Every room was different and a treat to tour. Cleanliness was no issue at this home, it was squeaky clean! The owners made sure every thing you could want was there. Birmingham restaurants were an easy walk and 5 Points was interesting but not as interesting as the mansion. The only suggestion I could make was a coffee maker for the guests to make their own in the evening. Some of us New Orleanians need a cup of coffee to help us sleep. ;)

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Thank you for your praise of the Mansion and our Five Points Historic Dsitrict which boasts 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. The 5 very special ones are upscale fine dining owned by winners of the Best Chef in US James Bearden competition. Four are owned by Chef Frank Stits (Highland Bar and Grill, Chez Fon Fon, Bottega Restaurant and Bottega Café). Chef Chris Hastings owns and operates Hot N Hot Fish Club. Please come back to enjoy another room and over time, try them all! Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


Very enjoyable stay

5 on February 16, 2017

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion B&B in Birmingham. We stayed in the Carousel Room which was very nice, clean, comfortable, and well maintained. Breakfast was delicious! Our host, Sheila, showed warm Southern hospitality. We would recommend this B&B for anyone - they also have suites for families.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- CAMELOT ROOM. Camelot Room has a king 4 poster bed with bed scarves, a Victorian fireplace, a footed claw tub with shower and shower ring above and features an octagonal bay window with hand carved wooden Camelot Carousel horse. It has a fantasy theme in its décor reminiscent of Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere and King Arthur English history. Thank you for your praise and we're happy you enjoyed it. Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


Home and phone alone!

3.6 on February 16, 2017

We stayed at the partner property Hassinger Daniels Mansion. We only stayed one night. The location is great. The house beautiful. Room immaculately clean. Breakfast tasty. We only stayed one night, so this might not be the standard experience but on the whole the B&B seemed to be unstaffed during the day. We were earlier than our agreed check-in time, so in order to talk to a member of staff we had to phone a number given on the door. As we were visiting from Europe, we didn't have a working cell phone, so this was a problem. Eventually we got our mobile from home to work (at a cost of making a transatlantic call) to make contact. However as I say we were early, so perhaps staff would have been around later in the day if we had been on schedule. That said later in the day we needed to sort out booking a taxi to get to the airport in the morning, but lack of a phone at the B&B and no-one around to ask meant this ended up being more involved than you would imagine possible! The B&B has wifi throughout and so we could solve this problem eventually, but it was surprising how complicated this was to achieve without a local to ask or a local phone to use for a local call. In conclusion - fab place, great location, lovely breakfast make sure you have a working US cell phone!

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Thank you for your compliments regarding the Mansion, your stay, and our historic neighborhood. All important factors when selecting a lodging. We publish on the internet that guests are received daily between 3-9 PM, unless a different time is previously arranged. We've been Innkeepers for now 14 years and in recent years, have found that all guests have cell phones, domestic or international. They arrive, phone us, my number and name are listed on the front door. Staff are on the premises and interacting with guests between 14 to 16 hours per day, plus we are resident over night. International guests usually purchase a US temp phone when traveling into US. We are sorry you experienced communication issues. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


Hassinger Daniels B&B

5 on February 16, 2017

I stayed at the Hassinger-Daniels House which is the "sister" B&B to Cobb Lane B&B from April 15-19, 2015. Sheila and Ira have restored the house and it is beautifully furnished and decorated. My room was lovely, the breakfasts were excellent and the company at breakfast was very pleasant. I would highly recommend a stay in this wonderful neighborhood.

Innkeeper Response
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. We think the reviewer meant to say they stayed in April 2017, rather than 2015, judging from the review date. Our staff was so pleased by all 5's in this review, it made it all worthwhile. Please come again soon. Thank you!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

VICTORIAN CHAMBER

Queen size Tudor bed, period antiques, sitting area, private bath with tub/shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

SERAFIM ROOM

Queen size antique Brass bed, hand carved wooden carousel cherubs, fireplace, view of Vulcan Monument, private bath in suite with tub/shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

CAMELOT ROOM

King size 4 poster bed with bed scares, sitting area, fireplace, octagonal bay window featuring hand carved wooden Camelot carousel horse, private bath has restored footed claw tub with shower and shower ring above on marble floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

PEACOCK ROOM

Queen size bed with actual taxidermy full spreading Peacock in bed crown, exotic décor, fireplace, antiques, private bath in suite with tub/shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

GARDEN VIEW EXTENDED STAY ROOM

Queen size 4 poster lace top bed, sitting area, fireplace, kitchenette, best private bath with gold lion footed claw tub with shower and shower ring above on marble floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

SOUTHERN BELLE SUITE

Suite with Queen Bed and sitting area, separate sleeping area for Double Bed, private balcony with table chairs, private bath with restored footed claw tub with shower and shower ring above

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

VULCAN VISTA SUITE

Queen size bed, antiques, twin bed in nearby sleeping area with rare historic curved stained glass, sitting area, private bath with footed claw tub with shower and shower ring above with view of Vulcan Monument

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

BLUE SERENITY SUITE

Queen size antique bed, nearby twin bed, crystal chandelier, private bath with glass enclosed shower, unique stained glass wall between bedroom and bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $119

HERA'S LOFT ROOM

Queen size white leather platform bed in sunken area of bedroom, sitting area with white leather couch, faux animal prints and furs, French doors open to private balcony with table and chairs, private bath in suite with walk-in shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

ENCHANTING TURRET SUITE

HONEYMOON SUITE 1,200 SF largest living room, King size 4 poster bed with bed scarves, Queen size bed inside architectural turret with 24 foot vertical expanse above bed to top of turret, spacious private bath with tub/shower and gilded lead glass window, upper floor, sleeps 4

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Urban

Airport

Birmingham, AL (BHM) 11 miles

Directions to property:

West on I-20 exit onto Hwy 280 East, move to right and exit onto University Boulevard (Univ Blvd), right at end of ramp, travel west 8 blocks to 20th Street South, left turn onto 20th St and travel 4 blocks south, left onto Highland Ave South, is 2nd property on left, enter our Parking Lot from alley behind the Mansion

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, University of Alabama Birmingham Hospitals, Talladega 500 Motor Speedway, Mercedes Speedway at Barber Sports, Several Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses, Papa John's Magic City Classic Football, and Nation's best Bass Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Free Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 to 9 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Parents must pay for any damages
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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 arranged by Innkeeper.
  • Cancellations: 48 hours advance notice given by noon each day

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sheila Chaffin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

None

About the innkeepers

Sheila is an Architect and City Planner

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8am Mon-Sat 9am-Sun
  • Serving Location: Breakfast in bed or Grab N Go, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Yes, upon request, except unable to offer Kosher


Signature Dish

Sausage Croissant Bake
Ground sausage with melted cream cheese inside croissant dough with cheddar cheese on top


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