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.
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. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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 _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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.
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.
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.