Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
The hotel is conveniently connected to the meeting space at the convention center by an enclosed skywalk. A restaurant, a bar, a sports bar and a coffee kiosk, along with plenty of atrium seating, provide lots of gathering spots. Free wireless internet access is available in the atrium lobby as well as in the lower lobby near the business center and Sheraton Link area, which also offers wired internet access.
Our room rate this year is $164 for a single or double, and wired internet access is included in that rate.
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Our conference meeting space is ideal! The session meeting rooms surround a central area we’ll use for networking, meals, and socializing. It will be a great place for continuing the discussions that are often cut short to accommodate the next presentation.
The ever-popular SAS Demo Room is larger than usual, and will be open
for a few hours on Sunday so that you can make best use of your time
before presentations begin! As usual, the demo room will also be open
during conference hours on Monday and Tuesday.
The Demo Theater will return, offering super-demo presentations throughout the day. Keep an eye out for topics that interest you.
There are two dining choices in the hotel: The Atrium Café and Casey’s Sports Bar and Grill. Just outside in the same block with the hotel you will find a Subway. The Birmingham Art Museum has the Terrace Café, and Sophia’s Deli and Catering is about a two block walk from the hotel.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is less than two blocks away and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is in the same block with the hotel.
Here is a sampling of what's available a little further away :
A more complete list of attractions can be found here.
Southside and Five Points South
The destination for entertainment, nightlife, and fine dining is in the vicinity of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in an area known as Southside. This area is home to fine restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and hip boutiques. One particular intersection, known as Five Points South, is the focal point in Southside. Southside is accessible from the Birmingham Sheraton via a 25 cent natural gas trolley ride to the other end of the Blue Line route.
Getting to Birmingham
Currently, the following commercial airlines fly to Birmingham:
The Amtrak Crescent Line runs through Birmingham; the station is on the trolley line, as is the hotel. Fare is 25 cents; there would be one transfer. The current Amtrak fare is roughly $60 round-trip from Atlanta.
Parking is available at the BJCC for $12 per 24-hour-period for hotel guests. Nearby metered on-street parking is also available.
Take Interstate 65 South to Exit 261A. Then take Exit 125B, which is 22nd Street. Turn left at the second stop light and turn left again onto 9th Avenue North. Continue straight ahead and the hotel garage and main entrance is on the right.
Take Interstate 20 East/Interstate 59 North to Exit 125B, which is 22nd Street. Turn left at the second stop light and turn left again on 9th Avenue North. Continue straight ahead and the hotel entrance is on the right.
From Birmingham International Airport
Take Interstate 20 West and exit at 22nd Street. Go through the intersection to the stoplight. Turn right at the light and the hotel entrance is one block further on the right.
Take Interstate 65 North to Exit 261A. Then take Exit 125B, which is 22nd Street. Turn left at the second stop light and then turn left again on 9th Avenue North. Continue straight ahead and the hotel garage and main entrance is on the right.