Where to catch ZZZ's near Birmingham on my trip to Tampa?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by nanotech9, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. nanotech9

    nanotech9 ** Slidewayz **

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    Could use some local advice...

    I'm rolling through from Oklahoma to Tampa with a stop in Macon, GA on the way... I think i'll make it somewhere near Birmingham AL the first night (Sept 8th) and need a suggestion on where to stay hotel-wise...

    I figure something in the $80/$100 per night range would work well...

    Gonna be in the truck w/ the G/F and her 17yr old son for this trip... stopping at my Grandparents in Macon and her parents in FL.
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  2. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt More or less in line

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    There's a hotel across the street from Barber's. If you've never been, then you have to go.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=679453

    Cheaha is just around the corner. If you dont have time for Barbers, then stay at Cheaha. They have a hotel, cabins, & camping.
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  3. Dr_RickyP

    Dr_RickyP Been here awhile

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    For your trip, I don't recommend Cheaha because you won't really see anything at night if you are just looking for a place to crash, and it isn't that enjoyable if you aren't on a bike anyway.

    On the other hand, in Leeds, AL (10 min outside birmingham on I-20) there is a Hampton Inn directly across from Barber's Motorsports Museum, (exit 140 off I-20) or the next exit (Moody, Exit 144) there is a Best Western and a Comfort Inn, both fairly new. If you aren't in a hurry and have a couple hours, check out the motorsports museum.

    I live in Leeds...my office is a couple hundred yards from Barber Motorsports. I can vouch for the places I've recommended.
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