If there’s one thing that you should know about me it’s this: I love hotels. I became enamored with them as a small child because I loved the idea of a “home away from home.” One of the ways I love treating myself is through staying at a top-notch hotel that features a great pool and spa service. To me, exposure to great hotels is one of the best things about a press trip. The hotels I stayed in during my “Sweet Home Alabama” trip did not disappoint. My favorite was the Elyton Hotel, so of course I had to write this blog post to tell you all about it.
Located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, The Elyton Hotel is actually housed in the iconic Empire Building. The decor on the inside of the hotel is pretty awesome. I loved the floors (black and white!) and the lamps everywhere. The lobby is big and spacious with great furniture. It’s a cool, comfy place to hang out and chill with friends.
The actual rooms were very boutique-like. My room on the third floor was kind of small (it actually reminded me of my first Manhattan apartment) but it was hella cute. The bed was super comfortable and the shower was wide, spacious and featured two shower heads. Talk about luxurious! While I do love a good shower situation, I would actually have loved a spacious tub situation. But, this shower was awesome and there were beautifully scented Malin + Goetz amenities, so I couldn’t complain.
I loved the fun, welcoming vibe of the rooftop bar/restaurant called MoonShine. The views were amazing, the waiters were super nice and the cocktails were tasty and strong.
Overall, I would say that I enjoyed my stay here immensely. I loved the welcoming vibe of the staff and the fact that it’s within walking distance near some great food spots – including the Pizitz Food Hall and Trattoria Centrale.
It’s definitely a hotel that I would stay in again and I hope to see it again soon! xoxo