Where to stay in Huntsville – A guide to the “Rocket City”
Huntsville is located in Madison County, in northern Alabama. This city is known as the home of Space Camp, as well as for being a very family-friendly tourist destination.
This city has a warm environment worthy of the south and, at the same time, a technological flair because it is home to some of the American geniuses of today.
Huntsville is also a cheap destination, so accommodation is affordable and pocket-friendly.
The climate in Huntsville is known for being hot and humid, while, in the winter, it rains frequently, so it is recommended to visit the city from May to June.
Transport in Huntsville consists of buses, but they are scarce, so it is advisable to stay in Huntsville with your own car or to rent a vehicle.
If there are two things that define Huntsville, those are bacon and beer, so the city has a wide range of craft beers that you can try in its bars and food trucks.
The Huntsville Botanical Garden is one of the most visited attractions in the city, perfect for watching birds and butterflies or walking through its paths and marveling at its plant varieties.
But, without a doubt, the US Space & Rocket Center is the best-known attraction in the city and an unmissable place.
The best area to stay in Hunstville is the Downtown, thanks to its variety of budget hotels and its many places to shop or eat. See accommodation in Downtown Huntsville.
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Huntsville, Alabama.
The best areas to stay in Huntsville, Alabama
1. Our favorite area: Downtown Hunstville
The Downtown is a recommended area for families, thanks to the proximity of the United States Space and Rocket Center.
The Space Center is divided into three parts: The Davidson Center for Space Exploration, the exhibition area, and the Rocket Park.
Other places to see in Downtown Huntsville are the squares, the Big Spring Park, and the areas for hiking and biking.
The City Center is a combination of craft beer, technology and lots of outdoor spaces, with attractions that allow all travelers to enjoy their stay regardless of the budget.
Downtown Hunstville has several parking spaces, making it a good area to stay in Hunstville with a car.
There are also many restaurants specializing in southern food and shops that make it one of the best areas to stay in Hunstville for shopping.
A world class museum, interactive history, commerce, cheap hotels and good cocktails make the Downtown
the best area to stay in Huntsville.
Why we love this area for a stay in Huntsville, Alabama:
- Near the attractions
- Best area for sightseeing
- Best area for business travelers
Accommodation in this area
Hampton Inn & Suites – Research Park/Huntsville
The Hampton Inn and Suites Research Park is 4 km from downtown Huntsville. It offers a free continental breakfast and an outdoor pool. All rooms at this Huntsville hotel have free Wi-Fi and cable TV. All rooms and suites have microwaves and refrigerators.
Springhill Suites by Marriott Huntsville Downtown
Springhill Suites by Marriott Huntsville Downtown is located in Huntsville, 7 km from Alabama A&M University. This 3-star hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. It is a 7-minute walk from the Von Braun Center.
AC by Marriott Hotel Huntsville Downtown
AC by Marriott Hotel Huntsville Downtown is located in Huntsville, 3.7 km from Southern Adventures, and offers accommodation with a bar and private parking. This 4-star hotel has a restaurant and offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.
2. Near the University of Alabama and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
The surroundings of the University of Alabama are a dynamic and lively area, thanks to the young students that gather in its bars and restaurants, both during the day and night.
Near the University of Alabama, you’ll find the Space & Rocket Center, a museum that displays rockets and artifacts from the United States space program, listed as the largest space museum on Earth.
The center opened in 1970, just after Apollo 12, the second American mission to the moon. In addition to the Apollo Program hardware, it houses interactive scientific exhibits, space shuttles, rockets, and army aircraft.
This is a good area to stay in Huntsville for travelers who want to know the most youthful facet of the city.
Accommodation in this area
Courtyard by Marriott Huntsville University Drive
This Huntsville, Alabama hotel is 3 miles from U.S. Camp. Space Camp and 10 km from the Sunset Landing golf course. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and rooms with free wired internet.from US$149
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