Selma Hotels and Lodging
Overnight visitors to historic Selma, Alabama will find a variety of lodging options, ranging from an antebellum hotel, B & B’s, national hotel chains, local motels, camping sites, and vacation rentals.
In Selma’s Water Avenue Historic District, the St. James Hotel—located on the banks of the Alabama River at (1200 Water Avenue (1.334.872.3234) is the South’s only remaining antebellum riverfront hotel. Restored to its original glory after undertaking a 6 million dollar renovation, the hotel was once an overnight destination to plantation owners, Union Soldiers, and the notorious James brothers (Jesse & Frank). Today’s guests will experience gracious Old South living and the historical authenticity of a bygone era in this beautifully furnished antebellum hotel.
Also overlooking the Alabama River and historic Pettus Bridge, the Bridge Tenders House—a circa 1884 cottage-like apartment—is located within walking distance of restaurants, antique shops, museums, and several of Selma’s major tourist attractions. The B & B styled apartment features a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath, in addition to a prepared breakfast. The Bridge Tenders House is located at 127 Deep Woods Circle, Selma, AL 1.334.875.5517.
For a traditional B & B experience, The Cheltenham Park Hall Bed and Breakfast is located in the Historic District of Selma. This Victorian Italianate house offers every guest a room with a view of the scenic grounds of azaleas, pecan, and live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. The Cheltenham Park Hall Bed and Breakfast is located at 509 Dallas Avenue, Selma, AL 1.334.877.1210.
The Comfort Inn (1812 Hwy 14/1.334.875.5700) Days Inn and Suites (1120 Highland Ave/ 1.334.872.0014) and the Jameson Inn (2420 Broad Street/1.334.874.8600) are also located within a short drive or walking distance to downtown Selma’s historic attractions, restaurants, and the Pettis Bridge.
Visitors to Selma needing lodging options that will accommodate pets can stay at the Hampton Inn (2200 Highland S/1.334.876.9995) which offers an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, high-speed Internet access, and a continental breakfast. And visitors looking to get in a quick round of golf can play at the nearby Craig Golf Course (9 hole).
Lodging for Business and Leisure
For visitors looking for lodging that is only five minutes away from the Selma Convention Center, nearby industrial parks, and the Vaughn Regional Medical Center, there is the Ramada Selma, located at 1710 W. Highland Ave./1.334.872.0461. In addition to a free full breakfast, free high-speed internet access, free local calls, and a large outdoor pool with a courtyard, the Ramada Selma is only a short drive from downtown Selma and several historical attractions.
Additional Selma lodging options for business and leisure include . . .
- The Holiday Inn Express, 2000 Lincoln Way /1.877.508.1762 is conveniently located a short drive from downtown Selma and nearby attractions.
- Budget Inn, 601 Highland Avenue/ 334-872-3451
- Best Western Inn, 1915 West Highland Avenue/1.334.872.1900
Accommodations for Campers and Hunters
Paul Grist State Park, offers Selma’s camping visitors a choice of several primitive camping sites in addition to 11 RV sites with sewer, water, 50-amp service, and an ADA accessible bathhouse. For information, call 1.334.872.5846 or 1800ALA-PARK
Additional Selma campgrounds include . . .
- Prairie Creek Park 1.334.418-4919
- Six Mile Creek Park 1.334.872.9554
- Lake Lanier (about 9 miles from Selma 1.334.874.8638
And for a premium, big game, professionally managed hunting experience on several thousand acres of prime timberlands in Alabama’s famous Black Belt region visitors can stay at the Valley Creek Outdoors Hunting Lodge, featuring two rustic houses—the original lodge (sleeps 4-8 people) and the new lodge (sleeps 10-12 people). Valley Creek Outdoors hunting lodge. Valley Creek Outdoors, 1064 Valley Creek Church Road/1.334.872.0491.