The Huntsville Lodging Guide

Whether you’re seeking a downtown hotel with an uptown feel or a funky boutique hotel experience, Huntsville’s lodging accommodations are growing and changing a lot these days. Here we’ve listed some excellent options for those visiting town or locals looking for a staycation. Editor/Owner Dawn Pumpelly and her team share their tips for how they choose where to lay their heads.


A glimpse at fresh hotel room with linens, a bedside table and an orchid

106 Jefferson (106 Jefferson Street South, Huntsville)

Located in downtown Huntsville in the heart of everything, Dawn loves that this adorable hotel features some of the most spectacular original artwork and design not to mention Huntsville’s premier rooftop bar, Baker and Able, and a full-service restaurant, The Revivalist.

The GunRunner (310 East Tennessee Street, Florence)

Located in Florence, 90 minutes west of Huntsville in the heart of Alabama’s music history, this boutique hotel was lovingly created by a couple wanting to preserve the heritage of the Shoals. Each room is decorated to represent different aspects of the area. Rooms are available to rent individually or run of the house rental is available. Dawn recommends securing a reservation in the Billy Reid suite that was designed by acclaimed fashion designer Billy Reid who calls Florence home.

AC Hotel Downtown (435 Williams Avenue Southwest, Huntsville)

Location, location, location. This hotel overlooks Huntsville’s Big Spring Park. Dawn recommends enjoying a cocktail at BarVista, the mezzanine-level hotel bar on a warm day.

The Westin/Element Huntsville (Bridge Street Town Center, 6800 Governors West, Huntsville)

Located in an outdoor shopping mall featuring restaurants, shops and a movie theater, Westin and it’s sister property at the same location are convenient to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Dawn reminds us that those signature Westin beds are just so comfortable.

Funky design hotel room at the GunRunner in Florence Alabama


Propst Residential Services

Vetted and managed by the downtown real estate experts at Propst, Dawn loves these cute cottage rentals and thinks would be a perfect home base for downtown Huntsville visitors and stay-cationers who want to have access to an entire home while they are in town.

Charming Home Huntsville (2 bedrooms)

Huntsville’s Hulu Home (1 bedroom)

Jazzed Up Pad (2 bedrooms)

McKinley Star (2 bedrooms)

Walkin’ on Wellman (1 bedroom)

Natural Beauty at the Natural Bridge Home (Grant, Alabama)

A short 30-minute drive from Huntsville, the 32-acre property is located near Lake Guntersville and features plentiful wildlife, native plants, a 250-foot limestone bridge, caves, and waterfalls. Dawn says that is a perfect spot to immerse yourself in North Alabama’s beauty and privacy while also being closely located to the buzz of Downtown Huntsville, Guntersville’s growing shopping and dining scene, and boating on the lake.

Grant Alabama: A rustic photo of a natural stone bridge and a house

Dawn, Sabrina, Ashley, Aissa, Adyre and Dwaynia are the Vol. 5 Editorial team and are thrilled to share the very best local loves with Huntsville!

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