Home 2 Suites Huntsville is an affordable, welcoming, home away from home. Earlier this year I headed to TBEX, a travel blogger expo and conference in Huntsville, Alabama. TBEX rotates to many different cities and countries and there are typically 3 of these events a year. I am lucky to make it to one at most. Huntsville, Alabama and a trip to the deep south beckoned as did Space CAMP. But more on that amazing experience later. Here’s what I discovered at Home 2 Suites Huntsville.
While visiting Huntsville we opted to stay at Home 2 Suites. This property is joined to the Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton and is located at 7010 Cabela Drive in Huntsville. Both are in the Research Park area of Huntsville. In case you didn’t know, Huntsville is one of the smartest cities in the USA. Space and aeronautics research is a massive employer here. And space camp is a BIG draw!
The Home 2 Suites themselves are generous and private enough for a family. DownshiftingPro Margarita Ibbott, a friend and fellow Canadian travel blogger, and I were thrilled to have our own separate suites to decompress after each day of the pre-tours. Before we left for the next destination, we toured a few different rooms and found they all had a privacy curtain that made them quite clever for families. If you had a small family you could easily put the kids to bed and pull the curtain then put the TV on and kick back on the sofa for a bit. This Home 2 Suites Huntsville location in the summer months hosts many sports teams.
The decor is fresh, clean and cute. Word art is cheery and the colours are also bright. Every suite has a spacious living area, separate bedroom space and a kitchen with fridge and microwave. Hot plate is available on request.
There is a heated outdoor pool for guests and a spacious patio. One part of the patio also has Barbecues for guests and an outdoor fireplace seating area.
Staff are friendly and seriously well versed in all the best things to see and do while you visit. SO, don’t forget to ask them for their recommendations. Huntsville Home 2 Suites is spacious and has everything you need for an extended stay, or a shorter stay too. Their extended stay guests are often new businesses setting up in the area or building new restaurants in the area. So staff here are used to being asked for recommendations.
Service was exceptional everywhere we went in Huntsville. This is a friendly city. People at the Home 2 Suites were every bit as friendly as the rest of this beautiful city is. The only downside we could see at all was that this property had no airport shuttle.
The Home 2 Suites Huntsville is a short drive from the US Space and Rocket Centre. And there are numerous amenities nearby. We walked to a gorgeous outdoor mall called Bridge Street Shopping Centre and had a fantastic dinner there one evening at Kona Grill. Their calamari is world class. The shopping is pretty fabulous too, even if I didn’t really have time to buy. Window shopping was enough this time. Another time though I would spend a big chunk of a day at this shopping and lifestyle centre. You can easily walk from Home 2 Suites Huntsville.
Home 2 Suites is an all suite extended stay hotel built for budget conscious business and leisure travellers. It is adjacent to Cummings Research Park. There are 77 suites with kitchen and living area. There is a sofa bed in each unit and a 42 inch TV. All units have plenty of storage to accommodate the extended travellers.
As I noted to my good friend Margarita when we were out walking nearby one night of our stay, there’s something about America and visiting the United States that always makes me feel like everything is bigger in the USA. For me as an entrepreneur in a communications field I often feel like the possibilities are endless in the United States of America. Oh I know it’s not perfect. Believe me. And I am happy to be Canadian always. But the US keeps drawing me back for visits and for learning opportunities.
The Lobby has a working business centre too. There’s also a small shop in each the hotels – at the Hampton and the Home 2 Suites Hilton in Huntsville. So now worries if you forget something or have a late evening craving for potato chips.
Each suite has a very functional workspace and the free Wifi is perfect for many purposes.
A Few More Details About Home 2 Suites Huntsville, Alabama
Accessible suites are available
Complimentary breakfast – that’s fabulous and super helpful.
Pet friendly accommodations – with a deposit on check in.
Spin2CYCLE – fitness area with laundry station nearby – that’s pretty awesome for extended stay guests
Traveler Tip: You can also slip into the adjoining Hampton’s breakfast area. No extra charge – these are sister hotels and they are adjoining. If you can’t get a room at one, definitely book one in the other and if you are a big party booking together you could split the group between the two sites. One is literally two minutes indoors from the other one.
This local Hilton owned spot is perfect for many types of travellers. Home 2 Suites Huntsville is a place you can feel at home or even be at home while building your southern dream.
I was a guest of Home 2 Suites Huntsville for two nights and received complimentary accomodations. My opinion is all my own and it is truthful.