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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Great place to stay if you have always wanted to sleep in a museum. At every turn, there are interesting photos and artifacts, beautiful old furniture, very colourful rooms and interesting art. The home is an easy walk to the UAB campus, some interesting old residential areas and the restaurants and bars of the Five Points Area. The breakfast was...

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2Thank Brian S
Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and enjoying our 1898 National Historic Registry restored Victorian Mansion. We're glad you also found the 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues in our Historic District. Please come again!

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My husband and I came for a short get-a-way and had been interested in going to a bed and breakfast because we've never been before. When we arrived, the door was locked. A guest greeted us, but told us she couldn’t let us in and that we would have to call the owner for a key. We did as instructed...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is our Inn's policy that guests enjoy their stay or else they will be refunded. We invite this guest to make contact, identify themselves, for a full refund. The review indicates they did not express their dissatisfaction during their stay so we didn't know their feelings. Had this occurred, we would have refunded them in person and assisted them...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

My husband & I stayed in the Zebra Room which had a separate entrance at the back of the house. We met Ira on arrival and he explained that the AC in that room couldn't be altered and it did tend to run a little cold, however a space heater was provided which we did make use of. The room...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed the cookies and treats in the parlor and the historic district where Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast is located. It is also 3 blocks to nearby UAB and the Hospitals. The Zebra Room you stayed in is described on our web-site "Garden level entry and private porch...located under the kitchen so you wake up to...

Hernando, Florida
Reviewed 23 September 2015

I found the couple very hospitable and I did enjoy my stay but I had a few issues. We stayed in the Zebra Room which had a back entrance. The room was cold and like another reviewer said you could not adjust the AC. The inside of the main house is well taken care of but the Zebra room could...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We appreciate all of our guests coming which produces income from which mortgages and utilities can be paid after restoring a property back into a tax paying beneficial service. Funds only come from owners, not from other sources, when capitalizing a property on the National Historic registry, such as our 2 Inns. ZEBRA Room has its own entrance, this is...

Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Stayed in the Camelot room. Nicely appointed rooms. Everything you need for a restful stay. I would recommend bringing some eye covers, as the hallway light comes into the room from above the doors. The home is next to a business district so more light comes into the room thru the curtains. Outside noise is minimal. Breakfast is good. Would...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying and reviewing our 2nd Inn, also an 1898 restored Victorian Mansion in the Five Points Historic District, the HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. CAMELOT ROOM has a king size metal poster bed with bed scarves, ornamental Victorian fireplace, sitting area, an octagonal bay window featuring a hand carved Camelot Carousel Horse, and a private bath...

Washington, DC
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Our trip didn't work as we hoped. My dad's flight to Birmingham was delayed 3 hours, and mine was cancelled altogether. The innkeeper stayed up waiting for my dad. Then when we got bad family news, the innkeeper was very very sympathetic and helpful. We are grateful for their kindness during a tough time.

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Our heart goes out to this very gracious man whose family tried to come see their loved one before he passed over. As it turned out, which no one can control, they could not arrive in time. Despite their sorrow, they were a blessing to encounter. We hope they can come sometime in the future for a restful visit.

thousand oaks
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Well restored 1898 Queen Anne house in a good location. Beautiful wraparound porch, where we enjoyed drinks and talked with other guests. Owner Sheila had to come from her other B & B to let us in. Pointed out cookies on the entry table, complimentary drinks in the refrigerator. Stayed in the "Camelot" room, complete with King Arthur and Guinevere...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We appreciated your fine description of the CAMELOT ROOM at our 2nd restored 1898 Victorian Mansion, the HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST on Highland Ave South. It is 2 blocks from our first Inn, the 1898 restored COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Hassinger Mansion has 10,500 square feet, was built by the President of the Iron Company. Dobb Lane...

Tempe, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2015

This review is a mixed bag. Was in between business trips so I invited my niece to drive down and tour Birmingham with me. Stayed four nights. The good news: House is beautiful and full of amazing antiques. Location is great. Had a great time just talking and reading on the front porch. Talking to Pamela was one of the...

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VERMONT
Reviewed 26 April 2015

If you want to stay in a museum, where the innkeeper you have to call when you arrive and she has to explain the way to access and Rules with instructions on the phone for a good half hour,this is your place. Our family ran a hotel for years and we were always there to welcome our quest . I...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting the Inn as a "beautiful property". Hotels have several shifts of personnel during 24/7 who watch the front door as well as check you in. Doors are unlocked during those shifts since personnel are nearby. About mid night to say 6 AM, most hotels lock their doors. Bed and Breakfasts, contrast, are owned and opereated by...

East Coast
Reviewed 16 April 2015

We stayed in Zebra Room on basement level so we could go out late and not disturb anyone. Private bath, quiet, separate entrance, clean, decorated more modern than the main rooms. Breakfast was great, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee, biscuits, fresh fruit. You can't beat the price for such a great location. Thanks Sheila and Ira!!! P.S. Try the Avondale Brewing...

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Sheilachaffin, Owner at Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We loved your review since it shows you enjoy Historic Victorian Mansions and going out and trying new venues and experiences. Excellent! You're correct, the relatively new Avondale Brewing Company has many happy followers and repeat customers, is a big success in a few short years since its opening. Please come again sometime!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Two Victorian Mansions from 1898 on the National Historic Registry offering 17 guest rooms from $99 to $159 per night plus tax; full hot cooked breakfast; daily maid service; free parking and high speed wireless internet; enjoy parlor cookies and complimentary beverages; cable TV; air conditioning; near UAB and 26 restaurants ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1309 19th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Region: United States > Alabama > Birmingham
Price Range: RM518 - RM651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Don't plan on a romantic getaway, people in the other rooms will hear everything.”
 of 5 bubbles krisleigh454, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our favorites were the Peacock or Camelot rooms but there isnt medicore one in the bunch.”
 of 5 bubbles Rickgray, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“go for the experience all rooms are unique.”
 of 5 bubbles Hopie_Don, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check out the website for the property. It and TripAdvisor reviews of the different rooms were very helpful and accurate.”
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 of 5 bubbles Heminway, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Very close walking distance to many attractions”
 of 5 bubbles ReviewQueen0705, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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