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Current as of September 2006:

Marion is an old historic town and the county seat of Perry County.  It is very conveniently located just 6 miles to the
southwest of Sprott:  
http://www.marionalabama.org

Lodging:  http://www.marionalabama.org/cimarion/index.cfm?pageID=200.  Comments welcome.

There are a couple of bed and breakfast accommodations in the Marion area:

You may be able to justify the expense with a fairly large group at the  Donavan Inn:  
http://donavaninn.com The rate
is $300/day on weekends (2 day minimum) for up to 6 people +$50 for each additional person over 6 total.

Myrtle Hill Bed & Breakfast -- dates to 1835:  
http://www.bbonline.com/al/myrtlehill/
phone:  334-683-9095.  Beautiful setting -- Looks interesting!  Rates:  2 rooms @ $85 ea.; 2 rooms @ $95 ea.; + 8% tax

The House Next Door  (bed & breakfast):  334-872-3688

Gateway Inn  (motel):  334-683-9166

Lakeside RV Park:  334-683-9444   (Reservations 800-960-7385)

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Selma.  --  20 miles southeast of Sprott on Al. Highway 14.  I have included information below on some of the motels
available.  Most convenient would probably be on the west side of Selma along Highway 14 in the area of the above
map labeled "Motels".  I have had pretty good luck with
Hampton Inn.  They are probably about $30 to $40 more than
the other motels nearby.   Ramada Inn had clean rooms and reasonable rates -- best rates are available online.  Some
motels are listed below.
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Brent / Centreville.  Windwood Inn  2923 Main St, Brent, AL 35034  Phone: (205) 926-4833   Located on
Main St. just south of the intersection of County Highway 58 and Highway 25.  Rated 2 "stars" out of 5 online (Orbitz).
$43 + tax with AAA, corporate or other discount.  Unknown -- Comments welcome.  
Online Overview of Winwood Inn
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Birmingham.  If you are flying into Birmingham Airport, you may wish to stay overnight at the Birmingham Airport
Holiday Inn
.  They have a complimentary airport shuttle.  Information is at the bottom of the page.

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Selma:

Hampton Inn
(334) 876-9995
2200 W Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Located at the S.E. intersection of Alabama Highway 14 and U.S. 80 on the west side of Selma;
approximately 21 miles south of the Intersection of  AL. Hwy 14 and AL. Hwy 183 in Sprott.

Cross Street:  Between W Highland Ave and Medical Center Pkwy

www.hamptoninn.com

Hours of Operation:  CHECK-IN: 3:00PM  -  CHECK-OUT:  11:00AM
Miscellaneous Phone Numbers:  (334) 426-7866
Specialties:  Indoor Pool, Spa, Whirlpool Suites
Free in room network internet access for notebook computers.  Internet computer with printer in the lobby meeting area.
Other Contact Info:  Fax:  (334) 876-9993

Note:  Discount for AAA or AARP -- The AARP rate is also available for "seniors" 50+  and not just AARP members.  If
booking online, just check the AARP rate block.  About $9 additional if no discount.  Taxes = add 10%; no cancellation
penalty if cancelled by 6 pm on day of checkin.  Hampton Inn is probably about $30 to $40 more per night than most of
the other Selma area motels.

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Ramada Inn
(334) 872-0461
1710 W Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Cross Street:  Between Lincoln Dr and Bell Rd

www.ramada.com

Hours of Operation:  CHECK IN:  02:00 PM    CHECK OUT:  12:00 PM
Amenities:  Wheelchair Accessible, Pets Allowed (+$15?), Swimming Pool, Restaurant in Hotel
Other Contact Info:  Fax:  (334) 872-0461

Best rate is available ONLINE at the Ramada website with AAA, or AARP, or "senior" discounts.  Complimentary
Breakfast includes scrambled eggs; toast; grits; gravy; and biscuits.  2 Story -- Outside rooms available facing parking
lot or courtyard / pool.  
Nothing special, but clean rooms; reasonable rates.  Wireless Internet available free.

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Days Inn and Suites Selma
(334) 872-0014
1120 Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36703

Cross Street:  Between Broad St and Poplar St

www.daysinn.com

Specialties:  Breakfast, Internet, Jacuzzi Suites, Local Calls, Meeting Room, Pool

Stayed here in 2007.  Thought that the Ramada was a better deal for about the same cost.

Other Contact Info:  Toll Free:  (800) 325-2525
Fax:  (334) 872-0047

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Budget Inn
(334) 872-3451
601 Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Cross Street:  Near intersection of Highland Ave and Lapsley St

Some attendees stayed here in 2008.  They said that they could not recommend it for a future stay.

http://www.budgetinn.com

Payment:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Discover
Specialties:  Cable Tv, Local Calls, Swimming Pool, Truck Parking, Commercial
Amenities:  Wheelchair Accessible, Swimming

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Best Western Inn
(334) 872-1900
1915 W Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Cross Street:  Near intersection of W Highland Ave and Dixie Dr

www.bestwestern.com

Specialties:  Breakfast, Cable Tv, Internet, Kitchenettes, Pool
Other Contact Info:  Toll Free:  (800) 937-8376
Fax:  (334) 872-6635

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Residence Suites of Selma
(334) 875-1200
2006 W Highland Ave
Selma, AL 36701

Cross Street:  Between Hampton Rd and Dixie Dr

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BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT HOLIDAY INN  ( 1 mile from the airport )

I-59 & I-20 AT AIRPORT EXIT 129

Note:  Rates start about $75 (2006), and I believe that they offer discounts for AAA or AARP

5000 RICHARD ARRINGTON BLVD.
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35212

Tel:  205-5916900

Fax:  205-5912093

Email:  bmhigm@shanerhotels.com

Check-In Time:  3:00 PM     Check-Out Time:  12:00 PM

Online Reservations    or   Call: 1 800 281 4654  

Complimentary Airport Shuttle and Area Shuttle within 3.0 mile radius of the hotel.

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