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I had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend this B&B to everyone.

5 su gennaio 08, 2018

Sheila the innkeeper was welcoming and gracious. The mansion was charming and comfortable. I look forward to staying there again.

Risposta del proprietario
What a nice thing to say, that the Mansion was charming and comfortable. Exactly what our management goal is. We appreciate your comment. We look forward to having you stay again when you're next in Birmingham. Please take care until then. Thank you for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Business Trip

5 su dicembre 19, 2017

Overnight stay, with last minute changes. Myself, and a business colleague who joined me on short notice. Very cordial B&B owner. Excellent hospitality. The home has a very rich history that the owner has documented beautifully. You feel like you've stepped back in time with the decor, furniture, and layout of the home. Ample space in the rooms, and exceptionally quiet throughout. Given a choice between a commercial hotel and Cobb Lane .. I'd choose Cobb Lane without hesitation. As for the on-site "dining", our schedule didn't allow time for us to eat breakfast while we were there. However, the woman who owns Cobb Lane keeps a supply of juices and yoghurt on hand for guests, which for us was a very nice touch. For that, I give it five stars, even though we didn't have time for breakfast. This inn definitely exceeded my expectations in all respects.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Thank you for finding us, enjoying your stay, and taking time amidst a busy business schedule to write a review. We sincerely appreciate that. Yes, please come again when you're in our City. Perhaps try a different room. Often our business guests do this and they eventually try all rooms,resulting in knowing their favorite one. We also have 10 rooms at our nearby Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB. It is also a 1898 Victorian Mansion on the National Historic Registry. With appreciation to and for you, Sheila Chaffin Owner.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Comfortable stay in quiet location

3,0 su novembre 05, 2017

Away from the downtown area in a quiet location, opposite a police station and in easy walking distance of several restaurants and bars. Parking off road on site. We stayed in the comfortable, stylish zebra room and ate out in the evening at the excellent, award winning Ocean restaurant just a few minutes walk from the B&B.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST -- ZEBRA ROOM. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for enjoying the Inn's location and community nearby restaurants and features. Please come again when you're in town. You might also enjoy our Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB with 10 rooms ranging from $99 to $159/night. Thank you! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

3rd time, awesome

4,8 su ottobre 28, 2017

We love this little in town getaway!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB & COBB LANE BB -- Blessed are our return guests for they charm and entertain us all. We have frequent guests who come to downtown Birmingham for business, pleasure, medical reasons or getaways. They are sophisticated, witty, and have great stories to share. Thank you for being one of them. Please come often bringing your life experiences with you. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B

4,8 su ottobre 10, 2017

Had a great experience here, and would highly recommend. We stayed in the Hera's Loft Room, which is in the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. The room and mansion were well maintained and cared for, and the room had all the basic hotel amenities that would be expected. Sheila met us at the mansion to accommodate our 11 am arrival, allowing us to check in to our room well ahead of the 3 pm check-in time. Breakfast was delicious, and the location couldn't be better. The mansion is directly behind the Highlands restaurant, allowing us a leisurely stroll to dinner and back.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- HERA'S LOFT. This was a very enjoyable couple relaxing and enjoying their stay. How thoughtful of them to take time to write such a wonderful review. We really appreciate that and hope they will return and try out other rooms. THANK YOU for coming. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


5 su ottobre 07, 2017

Such a unique artistic classical vibe.

Risposta del proprietario
We're not sure which guest wrote this review, but we sure liked their compliment. We're glad they felt the Inn has a "unique artistic classical vibe". Bravo. THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

One Night

4,2 su ottobre 01, 2017

Decided to stay at a b&b just for fun and found this charming place right in the middle of everything. The host is a very sweet lady who makes sure you are attended to. The home itself is a sight in itself and fun to look at all the changes and history that this place has been through. Stay at this place if you are in Birmingham and you will not be disappointed.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. It sounds like we were the first BB this guest has stayed in. We are very honored. Each BB is individually owned and often has a hospitality theme from their Region. For example, west of New York City in Pennsylvania is an Amish village. Chain hotels aren't in that area, but a few wonderful BBs are. We stayed there one time. It was a joyful relaxing change from the big City and we left renewed. Thank you and please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Charming victorian B&B

3,2 su settembre 19, 2017

A nice historic place. Handy to the downtown area

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB or HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- We're not sure which of our 2 Inns, 2 blocks from each other in the Five Points Historic District, this guest stayed in. Both are 1898 Victorian Mansions on the National Historic Registry. We thank them for taking the time to make a review following their travels. Our guests are precious to us and we hope they will come again sometime. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay as always.

4,6 su settembre 10, 2017

I love the Peacock Room and always enjoy chatting with the lovely hosts, who restored such a wonderful building.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- PEACOCK ROOM. This is a review by a return guest whom we are always happy to see. They stayed in PEACOCK ROOM which has a real taxidermy male peacock in full strut as the bed crown. The room has an exotic décor with faux leopard skin rug and various animal prints in the lines and details. Definitely for adventurous guests seeking a new experience. Other fantasy rooms at Hassinger Mansion are Serafim, Camelot, and Southern Belle, each with an imaginative décor. THANK YOU For coming! Please try all the rooms. Sheila

- Sheila Chafin (innkeeper)

Cobb Lane

4,6 su settembre 06, 2017

Great place. Close to the city Bit strange how you need to ring the owner and she supplies a PIN number to get in But overall very good

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB or COBB LANE BB. We are pleased these guests enjoyed their stay and found the Inn's location convenient. Regarding the front door,we utilize a password entry that changes frequently. This is much more secure that issuing keys to guests who could loose them, cause the entire property to be re-keyed plus possibly allow an intruder to enter. We utilize an industry best practice which this guest may not have seen before, hence their comment. Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Quaint B & B

4,2 su settembre 06, 2017

We stayed in Hera's Loft at the Hassinger Daniels mansion. We had an opportunity to see the empty rooms. Each room is very unique. Breakfast was amazing! We do recommend bringing your own bedroom pillows. Although our room was filled with decorative pillows, the actual sleeping pillows were flat.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB - HERA's LOFT. This is the most private room of both of our Inns since it is on top floor, end of hall, and other guests do not pass by it. It has a modern décor with white leather couch and white platform leather queen size bed in recessed floor area, plus a balcony with table and chairs where you can sit out and enjoy the sunset while sipping wine. Regarding bed pillows, we have some of every type and can bring them to a room if requested. Earlier guests have liked the pillows. We encourage this guest to please come again, let us know right away if they have a different preference and we will be happy to accommodate them. Our goal is for our guests to be comfortable and enjoy their stay. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Charming Historic House in Birmingham

4,6 su settembre 06, 2017

Sheila was such a gracious host, and the house is beautiful. It looks like it's out of a museum. Only small complaint was that the room was too hot, but Sheila came in and brought fans and made sure the vents were circulating properly, and the room did cool down. Would recommend staying here if you are visiting Birmingham!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- We appreciated these guests very much patronizing our historic mansion, giving it new life in the 21st century. We have a new HVAC system. Issue is some vents are low enough to floor that guest can open and shut them. Turned out guest prior to their arrival had shut some causing the room to feel warm to the new guests which we adjusted. Sorry that occurred but quickly remedied. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Love Cobb Lane B&B!

5 su settembre 03, 2017

My oldest daughter and I stayed at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion in the Elegant Turret room with my granddaughter and boy did she feel like a true princess! All she could talk about was the castle! It was a truly memorable moment for her and I am so thankful for that. Breakfast was wonderful and an enjoyable dining experience for a nearly theee year old little girl. She thought she was Belle! He following week my younger daughter stayed in the Zevra room and had just as pleasant an experience. This room is located at the Cobb Lane location. The staff and owner treated like family which made me feel so much better being so far from home. We will definitely stay here from now on every visit to Birmingham.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB - ZEBRA ROOM. also HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB - ENCHANTING TURRET SUITE. We loved your characterization that Turret Suite is like the Castle in Beauty and the Beast to your granddaughter. That is a magical comparison and most appreciated. It likely will be the only time in one's life that you'll sleep inside the top of an architectural turret! Also pleased that your family enjoyed Zebra Room, 2 blocks away at our Cobb Lane BB. Please come again, try different rooms. Each is individually decorated and has special features. Thank you!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Honeymoon suite

5 su settembre 03, 2017

Our stay was marvelous beautiful home! Amazing staff we really hope to stay every anniversary in different rooms! Loved it!!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB - SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA SUITE our "Honeymoon Suite". It has a queen size 4 poster bed with lace top and lace below, private parlor with crystal chandelier and features a Scarlett O'Hara reclining couch. We're happy to do breakfast in bed if a guest wishes, no extra charge. Thank you for your kind review and please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

I always stay here on Birmingham trips.

4,6 su agosto 30, 2017

This magnificent Southside mansion was thankfully saved from the wrecking ball and is now a beautifully restored bed and breakfast, with a little "extra:" the basement is home to the owner's carousel animal carving school! Owners and staff are friendly and helpful. I love the Southside location. The renowned restaurant Highlands Bar and Grill is located right across a parking lot. The breakfasts are mediocre, but who cares when you're staying in "The Peacock Room," so called because there is an enormous taxidermists peacock standing over your bed with tail unfurled!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- PEACOCK ROOM. Peacock Room is often the choice of adventurous guests who enjoy unusual décor. We are glad these guests found us and their room! Please come again and try other themed rooms, each one is different. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

A true bed and breakfast

5 su agosto 27, 2017

My sweetheart and I had a lovely stay at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. Our room was charming and clean as could be. Our hostess was very welcoming, and the breakfast was huge and delicious. I highly recommend it!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. A review doesn't get any better than all 5's! We really appreciate your praise and support in coming to help keep alive a National Historic Registered Mansion from an era Bygone. Built by the tax collector in 1898, it is more famous for its 2nd Owner Felix Tarrant, a dentist who invented steel pipe useful for water, sewer, electrical and many building purposes world-wide. Thank you for your kind comments. Please come again often.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Gorgeous room, great food

4,2 su agosto 22, 2017

We enjoyed the accommodations, food, and breakfast conversation with our fellow B&B folk. The area is quite accessible on foot and has great dining options within a short walk. I'd definitely consider staying at Cobb Lane B&B again.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB - We're glad you enjoyed the BB setting which encourages meeting and conversing with other traveling guests. Our historic district is also the City's Culinary District boasting 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. The most famous restaurants are a short walk away: Highland Bar and Grill, Chez Fon Fon, Bottega Café and Restaurant, Ocean's, and Hot N Hot Fish Club. Please come often and try all of them! Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Nice place to stay

3,6 su agosto 07, 2017

We enjoyed staying at this quaint B & B. The decor was nostalgic and very well done. The only thing I would caution about is a weekend stay, when the nearby bar (with a band) stays open until 2 am playing music.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB -- ZEBRA ROOM. Blue Monkey martini bar inside Cobb Lane had an unauthorized entertainment recently which likely is the subject of this review. We notified the police. We apologize that their behavior affected you. Please give us another chance and come again. Thank you for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Cobb Lane Review

4,8 su agosto 07, 2017

Very comfortable accomadations in heart of Birmingham. Sheila was a very gracious host.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. This is a wonderful rating and review, right to the point and good marks compared to other lodging choices this guest has experienced. We really appreciate their patronage of a National Historic Registered property now a BB which allows it to be maintained as one of the Nation's key sites in our history. It was the home of the Inventor of Steel Pipe, Mr. Felix Tarrant, who owned it from 1908 to 1945, though built by the tax collector of 1898. THANK YOU! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

July 10, 2017 stay

5 su luglio 27, 2017

Definitely enjoyed the B&B. Hospitality outstanding and personal by Sheila, the owner. Breakfast delicious. Recommending to others.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. We love this review, all 5's and straight to point. They enjoyed their stay, plan to return, and will recommend us to others. It doesn't get any better than that! We hope they'll come each time they're in our region and try out all the rooms. THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Very pleasant

3,0 su luglio 27, 2017

We enjoyed our stay very much. One problem, the loud music from the venues on Cobb Lane from about 10 pm Friday until 1 am Saturday was a negative. Our breakfast was excellent.


4,8 su luglio 26, 2017

My husband treated me with an overnight stay at Hassinger Daniels Bed & Breakfast. What a GORGEOUS home! We stayed in Hera's Loft on the top floor. Our room was beautiful, romantic, and cozy. The next morning we ate a delicious breakfast off of Wedgewood China. I would highly recommend this exquisite and charming home!!!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- HERA'S LOFT. We so pleased you liked Hera's Loft on upper floor, our Modernist décor room in the midst of a 10,500 square foot Victorian Mansion. Hera has a white leather queen size platform bed in sunken area of bedroom, a white leather couch with faux animal furs and fabrics in a sitting area, a balcony with table and chairs where you can sit out sipping wine and watching the sunset, and a private bath. It is the most private room of our 2 Inns, often the choice for Honeymooners and Anniversary couples. Please come again! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniel

5 su luglio 26, 2017

Absolutely loved this place, beautiful house , great service and extremely nice owner. We will be back.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. It is fun being called an "extremely nice owner". You have made my year! Your selection to stay in a recently restored National Historic Registered Mansion which was on the brink of destruction shows your dedication to historic preservation. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope you will come again soon. Please try all of the rooms! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Fun trip

4,0 su luglio 23, 2017

Wife and on the way to Tennessee for my company and decided to pick a b&b on the way to make the trip more enjoyable. We made a wise choice ! B&b is also close to quit a few restraints.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB -- The Inn is located in Five Points South Historic District which is also the City's Culinary District. It boasts 41 restaurants, of which 5 are nationally ranked. Chef Frank Stits, 5 time winner of the James Beard Best Chef in US award, owns and operates his famous Highland Bar and Grill, Chez Fon Fon, Bottega Restaurant and Café. Cris Hastings, also a James Beard Best Chef in US award winner, owns and operates nearby Hot N Hot Fish Club. There are another 36 to choose from within our walkable 3 block district. So please come, enjoy, savor the sights and sounds of our friendly neighborhood in downtown Birmingham near UAB. Thank you for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great stay in Birmingham!

5 su luglio 19, 2017

We received an upgrade to a larger room with no extra charge due to a cancellation. Unfortunately the air conditioner was not working on the new room, which we didn't realize until late at night. The owner was very helpful in getting us new rooms which were delightful and well cooled. First thing the next morning, she had air conditioning repair men on site. Would definitely stay here again! Delicious breakfast!

Hassinger-Daniels Mansion B&B

5 su luglio 12, 2017

The Hassinger-Daniels Mansion is the sister B&B to the Cobb Lane. My mother (83), sister and I stayed two nights in early June to attend the National Senior Games. We highly recommend this B&B. Our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The initial communication was excellent. Sheila was present to greet us upon our arrival. She is very personable and took the time to orient us not only to the B&B, but also the local area. Her and her husband's passion for architectural restoration blended with fine hospitality shines throughout every aspect of this B&B. We stayed in the Blue Serenity Room. This room was plenty comfortable for the three of us. It is on the third floor, however the stairs were no problem for any of us...limit your luggage! Our breakfast was freshly prepared and served promptly at the designated time each morning. The breakfast table was exquisitely set. The history of this home and the Chaffin's 2012 restoration is beautifully documented through a series of artifacts and pictorial albums. The Five-Points historic district in which this B&B is located is walkable with a wide variety of restaurant choices. We'll certainly look forward to our return to the Hassinger-Daniels B&B.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- BLUE SERENITY SUITE. It was our great privilege to host many Senior National Athletes and their families during June 2017. The Athletes were over 50 and some guests were in their 80's. They came as winners of their States to compete in the Nationals by age group in badminton, basketball, running, javelin, shot put, swimming, tennis, etc. Each was a champion, having dedicated themselves to good health, vigorous physical training and discipline. They had suffered but preserved through deaths of spouses, injuries, and personal hardships. I was touched seeing their reaction if another Athlete in their sport fell or had a problem. They stopped to help, in contrast to younger Athletes who keep aggressively proceeding to the detriment of those around them. Sportsmanship and leadership was their creed. We were honored to meet them. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wedding Night in the Zebra Room

4,6 su luglio 11, 2017

My husband and I spent our wedding night here in the Zebra room. The room was beautiful and just right for a honeymoon. Sheila was the perfect hostess! We were late to breakfast so it may be that our food had been kept warm. I highly recommend Cobb Lane B&B. You won't be disappointed. It was a lovely stay!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB -- ZEBRA ROOM. Congratulations on your recent wedding! We are so honored that you choose to stay at our Inn for your Wedding night. May you be graced with good health, a long and bountiful life, with loved ones around you as you share your life now together. Best Regards, Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniels stay awesome again

5 su luglio 03, 2017

This is second summer staying at Hassinger Daniels Mansion (same owners as Cobb). Fantastic. Beautiful restoration. Great location at Five Points. Great hostess -- Sheila has wonderful stories and makes sure all details are seen to during your stay. Breakfast guests were intriguing and fun. Hats off the chef...breakfast was delicious! You can hear other guests at times through the doors, but nothing to ruin your stay. Would definitely return.

Really cool place

4,4 su giugno 25, 2017

I would recommend this place. Neat place, great location, and the host was awesome!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- We aren't certain, but we think this review was by a recent High School senior who, along with his Coach and high achieving Debate team members, stayed 4 nights in the Mansion. They competed in the highly esteemed National Debate Championships, held each year in a different City. They beat others in their School District, in their Region and State, then onto the Nationals. Birmingham competed to be the location for the Nationals, just as these fine young men and women competed to be here. They were all champions. Our other guests admired and loved meeting them, just as we did. Thank you for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

1 of best B & B's

4,8 su giugno 24, 2017

Lot of obvious nice items, and subtlest items like shower curtains with impressions Lots of China and it is used, cookies, drinks, ice at no extra charge 10 restaurants within wAlking distance Nicer area in town. The Vulcan is close by. Other attractions close by

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- I think this was written by one of our Senior National Championships Athletes who made a similar remark when they were here. We were delighted they noticed both big and small features and antique objects gathered for daily use in this restored 1898 National Historic Registered Mansion in the Five Points Historic District. This was a very pleasing review and sentiment to encourage us which we appreciate. Please come again! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Pleasant stay

3,4 su giugno 20, 2017

Convenient location and a lovely homey feel.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB -- It's nice to be described as a "lovely homey feel". We've had sophisticated traveler business men tell us the Mansion reminds them of their grandmother's home as soon as they entered. That to smell breakfast cooking in the morning as they get dressed makes them relaxed and centered as they go out doing complicated business transactions. We really appreciate yours and other guests feedback. Guess what -- last week the New York Times rated Cobb Lane BB as one of the 2 best lodgings to stay at in Birmingham! The article is "36 Hours in Birmingham, AL". Please come again. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

1898 Queen Anne Victorian B&B

3,6 su giugno 19, 2017

We spent two nights at the Harriso--Daniels B&B, owned by the same people that own Cobb Lane, and right around the corner. It's a beautifully restored 1898 Queen Anne Victorian mansion. Make sure to ask Sheila, the Inn Keeper, to tell you the fascinating of how they saved this beautiful and historic home from destruction.

Hassinger Daniels Mansion-- Enjoyable Stay

4,2 su giugno 11, 2017

I loved the old architecture at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion! I stayed there one night while I was in town for a concert and I stayed in Hera's Loft. It was easy to contact the host and check in and out of the bed and breakfast. It was also central to everything I wanted to do in Birmingham! I recommend staying at Hassinger Daniels Mansion especially over a generic hotel!

Fantastic Stay

4,6 su giugno 01, 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed our brief stay, only one night. The house is amazing and Shiela is a fantastic host and very friendly. It's a great value too considering the price of a boring hotel with lousy breakfast. I'm sure we will be back we need to try her other property next... Mark & Sharon


5 su maggio 30, 2017

My favorite place to stay in the Blam. Every room is unique and Sheila is an absolute doll.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. The Five Points Culinary and Historic District is mentioned in this review which has 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues, is 2 blocks from University of Alabama at Birmingham, and near the Financial District. During the recent Senior National Athletic Games, it was near all the venues. Please come again and try out all of the rooms! Thank you. Sheila

- Sheila (innkeeper)

We were spoiled.

5 su maggio 30, 2017

This was second time for us in Sheila's BNB. It truly is the best place to stay in Birmingham! The house is beautifully updated, but keeps the old time atmosphere! Breakfast was delicious! Thank you Sheila for making again our stay unforgettable!

Risposta del proprietario
We love to "spoil you". Great old fashioned phrase says it all. We're glad you like being "spoiled". So do we when we travel. Please come often. Thank you for coming and taking time to make a review. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

A step back in time

5 su maggio 17, 2017

I stayed at the sister property, Hassinger Daniel Mansion, in the Victorian Room. I fell for this BnB the moment I walk through the front door, because it brought back childhood memories of visiting family. Filled with antiques, beautiful furnishings, and architectural details that you won't find in modern hotels, I was enthralled. My room was off the sitting room, and not with the other bedrooms, which was perfect since I had a late night outing planned. The bed was so comfortable, and bathroom bright and airy. The high ceilings make the room so spacious, and seeing the antique treadle sewing machine, reminded me of both my grandmothers. My room was great place to relax and unwind after my long day of travel. Breakfast each morning was fresh and delicious. The conversations flowed so easily with all the guests, and even discovered a couple of guests at the same event that brought me to Birmingham. The deep porch with rocking chairs was just the perfect way to ease into the day and watch the world go by. Even the nearby church clock marking the passage of time, seem perfectly choreographed to go with this BnB. I would so highly recommend the Hassinger Daniels Mansion BnB to anyone staying in the Birmingham area because you will feel more at home, than at a hotel.

Downtown Convenience

4,6 su maggio 14, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by a free room upgrade upon my arrival, I found the B&B was convenient to all the places I wanted to go. Since it was on the trolley line, transportation was a breeze. Breakfast was good, and the level of service was excellent.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB " Level of service was Excellent", it doesn't get any better than that from our point of view. THANK YOU! Sometimes our guests find the Transit buses irregular in their pick-up pattern and stop using them after the first day and rent a car. We're glad you found them helpful. Good! Please come again. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

First experience at B&B

5 su maggio 08, 2017

My mom and I enjoyed our stay. The rooms were vintage and the breakfast as fulfilling and warmed my belly.

Risposta del proprietario
We love this review from first time BB guests. Please come again and try a different room till you've enjoyed them all. Our frequent guests do this. THANK YOU for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Close and Handy!

4,4 su maggio 04, 2017

We stayed here for a University function. It is very close and Five Points is in walking distance for restaurants. If you love history and antique homes, you will be amazed with this home. Every detail from furniture to fine China and depression glassware is kept period true. Yet plumbing is modern and the internet faster than my own home! We truly enjoyed sitting on the front porch with other guests just like "the good old days!!"

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- The 4.5 year difficult restoration of the Mansion to bring it back into its Victorian glory but with modern plumbing, electrical, HVAC and internet is all worth while when a guest notices and writes such a great review. We agree that the Victorian wrap around porch is one of the best features of the Mansion. Such porches were another "room" of the house where you could people watch or bask in the sun or sip some wine before dinner. We hope you will come and stay during your next University function. Thank you for writing. Best Regards, Sheila

- Sheila (innkeeper)

Amazing Stay at Cobb Lane

5 su maggio 04, 2017

This place couldn't be more picturesque. Our stay was enchanted and absolutely true to it's Southern Charm. While other members in our group stayed at a generic hotel chain, we had a truly unique experience that is unmatched. I would recommend to anyone.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. Your review is very meaningful to us since BBs represent a different type of lodging compared to large chain hotels. They are usually more friendly, personable, and guest rooms are individually decorated. Thank you for noticing the difference in your kind comments. Please come again and try a different room each time until you've tried them all!

- Sheila Chaffin Owner (innkeeper)

Nice Business Trip

4,0 su aprile 27, 2017

Great stay, clean comfortable room, breakfast was lovely. Was unable to go to breakfast one morning and the owner arranged a grab and go breakfast. Very nice.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. Our mid-week business guests are a pleasure since they are experienced travelers, get in touch with us at just the right time, and are very considerate of others. We understand the demands and pressure of traveling and performing under different circumstances than at one's home office location. We are here to help them. Please come again and often! Thank you for making a review.

- Sheila Chaffin Owner (innkeeper)

Camelot Retreat

4,6 su aprile 27, 2017

I stayed in the Camelot room - so romantic! Sir Lancelot and Guinevere were in the room as well as a loyal steed and Excalibur. Camelot was a welcome respite during a very challenging visit with family. Sheila is the consummate hostess.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- CAMELOT ROOM. This guest was perfect for Camelot Room since it is for adventurous visitors. They understood well that they were viewing a fantasy historical interpretation of the Camelot Era. We enjoyed their review very much. They would probably also like Peacock Room with its faux animal décor and peacock bed crown. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin Owner (innkeeper)

Very nice place in Birmingham

3,4 su aprile 24, 2017

I really enjoyed spending the night at the Cobb Lane. The mansion is very well situated. The room offers a very confortable bed. Sheila does a great job at connecting everybody at breakfast.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. You are most welcome! Sounds like you came to understand why some travelers will only stay at BB's because they enjoy meeting others from near and far away places, discussing common life and career themes at breakfast and other times. We hope you will come again real soon. Thank you so much. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

A wonderful experience

5 su aprile 23, 2017

I stayed at Cobb Lane and Hassinger for 8 nights while my mother was at UAB in April 2017 Sheila was a wonderful owner and very flexible about my ever "not knowing" schedule. Always helps to touch base everyday if your schedule is fluid. I had to move rooms but that is ok!.. The inns have an incredible breakfast and wonderful history decor. I will always stay here in the future (unless my family makes me stay at their house)

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION -- SEVERAL ROOMS. This lovely lady helped her Mother in one of life's most difficult situations--facing a life saving operation and aftermath. She reserved a room for a night, it became 2 nights, and soon was 8 nights. She was a pillar of strength for her beloved Mother, at her bedside in the Hospital all day and into the evening, back to sleep, then returning to hospital at day break. We extend our blessings onto her and her family.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Enchanting B & B

5 su aprile 23, 2017

My first stay at a bed and breakfast. Will definitely do this again. Loved the time period of the home and the history. Sheila and the staff were very helpful and friendly...a very welcoming atmosphere. It was nice having a delicious breakfast served every morning and interesting to visit with the other guests from various states. Everyone had their own unique stories. Very pleasant experience.

Risposta del proprietario
We love being called an "Enchanting B & B". That's really great! Please come again. Our return guests often try out different rooms at our first Inn, then they try out our 2nd nearby Inn. Best wishes, Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful place but wish the breakfast had been better!!

4,4 su aprile 22, 2017

This place was lovely! We absolutely loved staying there. The southern magnolia suite was beautiful! The only complaint we had was that the breakfast was unsatisfactory. We were told breakfast started at 8 and we could come down later just not before 8. We came down at 815 and the lady gave us our plates and the entire breakfast was cold. The eggs were cold, not luke warm genuinely cold, as were the biscuits and sausage links. We ate a little but once we checked out we went immediately and got breakfast elsewhere. We just assumed breakfast at a bed and breakfast would be better. But overall we would absolutely stay here again!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB -- SOUTHERN MAGNOLIA SUITE. We're glad you liked the Inn. Not pleased with our performance that your breakfast was cold. We will check on this and improve, it is not our pattern to do so. Also, please help us and other Innkeepers in your future. If ever there is something you don't like, speak up! It will be fixed immediately thus avoiding you going to another restaurant afterwards because you felt shy. Thank you for doing so! We exist to please our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful experience in 5 Points

5 su aprile 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion in downtown Birmingham, AL. The place was beautiful and well restored. Mrs. Chaffin was a wonderful hostess and told us all about the mansion during our breakfast. The room was gorgeous and plenty big enough for my wife and me. We hope to stay later this summer and try a different room.

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. These guests enjoyed the Historic District and Culinary District which our Mansion is located in. There are 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues just out the door. Guest park with us, then walk around the 3 block area going to the venues. Some have cocktails at one place, appetizers at another, main dish at a 3rd location, then desert at a 4th place. We hope they'll return and try out all of them. We have done so and enjoy the restaurants year round. THANK YOU! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great stay in Birmingham

5 su aprile 19, 2017

This was the first time I stayed with my kids, 14 & 12, at a B&B. It was a great experience and my kids thought it was neat. Ms Sheila was so nice and hospitable and new how to direct us around the area.

Risposta del proprietario
This family was a pleasure to meet. There are lots of attractions and events for all ages to enjoy near the BB. We hope they had a great time on remainder of their trip. Thank you for coming! Sheila Owner

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Unique, beauitfully southern

5 su aprile 12, 2017

Spectacular southern grand home. Elegantly decorated and welcoming. Upon your arrive, Sheila will walk you through a lovely tour via phone... trust me, it's amazing! The rooms are each unique and memorable. Comfortable bed! Location, location, location! Walk easily to 5 points. Fresh and tasty breakfast served by Miss Tamika, who is a joy! Chat with fellow travelers around a spectacular dining table. Enjoy!

Pleasant Southern Hospitality

4,0 su aprile 04, 2017

Sheila, the owner is such an interesting person, deeply knowledgeable about Birmingham, its history, etc. Her attention to her guests is friendly, warm, and welcome! Food and service were excellent! Victorians can be dusty places, and this, was one such place. There is just too much to dust and attend to in old, ornately furnished homes... Beds were comfortable but not luxurious, the bathrooms adequate. We enjoyed meeting interesting visitors from around the world at a scrumptious breakfast! I would definitely go back!

Risposta del proprietario
NOT SURE WHICH BB IS BEING REVIEWED. I'm blushing from the wonderful personal praise. Thank you! So glad you met interesting guests at the breakfast table from around the world. Due to our proximity to nearby University of Alabama Birmingham which draws researchers and academicans from around the world, we often enjoy sophisticated worldly breakfast conversations. Regarding dusting, we daily try to be vigilante. Please phone me 205-918-9090 to describe what area you feel needs attention, that would be very helpful to our housekeepers. THANK YOU for coming! Please come again. Sheila Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay

5 su marzo 10, 2017

Due to emergency repairs, the Inn keeper (Sheila) asked us to stay at her other property which is just two blocks away in the same revitalized and charming Five Points area of Birmingham. Thus, we stayed at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. It was wonderful. It is like sleeping in an extremely comfortable museum of late 19th Century architecture and decor. And the surrounding area is great for dining and just walking around.

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. We like this review's characterization that the stay felt like being in an "extremely comfortable museum of late 19th Century architecture and décor" but with "with modern electricity and plumbing"(our addition). That was the goal during the 4.5 year restoration--for guests to experience an 1898 Victorian Mansion but with modern conveniences. Bravo! Please come again and try other rooms/suites. THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Charming B&B in Five Points Birmingham

3,8 su marzo 08, 2017

Beautiful both outdoors and inside. With an excellent location in the lovely Five Points neighborhood, this charming inn is guarded handsomely by Vulcan, the symbol of Birmingham. Negatives: the food seemed dry/reheated and herbal tea was scarce. Also, service was sparse. Despite these negatives, I recommend this inn and will return when the opportunity arises.

Risposta del proprietario
Thank you for saying the Inn is beautiful and in a good neighborhood location. We'd like to hear what additional services you recommend we provide. Please phone me 205-918-9090 with your suggestions. We welcome specific feedback ideas. Thank you for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Loved our time in the Zebra room

4,6 su marzo 06, 2017

Loved our time, and getting to meet the other travelers at breakfast. The Zebra room was beautiful! Sheila was on top of communication too. Enjoyed our stay!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB ZEBRA ROOM -- We enjoy experienced travelers like these guests who embrace other guests in interesting conversations at the breakfast table. It is one of the features which makes a BB different from a large hotel. Please try all other 16 rooms at Cobb Lane and Hassinger Mansion, each one has an individual decor and personality. We're glad you liked Zebra Room! THANK YOU for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Very Nice

5 su febbraio 23, 2017

Sheila is a wonderful host. The house is like a museum. Everything is decorated nicely and clean. We stayed in the Garden View room at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. It was very comfortable and is short walking distance to many great restaurants. The price is hard to beat and I highly recommend it. I have also stayed in the Cobb Lane house and it is great as well.

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COBB LANE BB & HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Blessed are the return guests from both of our Inns. They help a business start up and then be successful over time, giving helpful comments and praise. We really appreciate their business and hope they'll come back soon. THANK YOU! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

our recent stay

4,6 su febbraio 22, 2017

Very hospitable; Location worked our fantastic for our stay Great historical B&B

Awesome Location!

4,0 su febbraio 19, 2017

We absolutely loved staying at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion B & B. We actually stayed in the SOUTHERN BELLE SUITE and it was full of beautiful antiques. The only reason we did not give it a perfect score was based on our actual nights sleep. It was a Friday night and the area behind our room was very loud, at 1 am the garbage men woke us up by banging the huge garbage bin on their truck. Needless to say, I will stay in the rooms up front next time. Sheila, the proprietor is a sweetheart and we loved talking with her and listening to her talk about the renovations that were done. What a beautiful story, from a lovely lady about a fantastic property!!! When in Birmingham we will be staying at this lovely B & B!!!

Outstanding in every way.

5 su febbraio 09, 2017

We were delightfully impressed with the warm welcome from Sheila, the room upgrade and attention to every detail. The period furnishings were carefully selected and the house was truly beautiful, including carvings by Sheila's late husband. Positioned centrally in a lovely historic part of town.

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION Thank you for noticing and complimenting Ira's sculptures. He was very talented and is sorely missed by his clients, students, and loved ones. Fortunately, he left a magnificent legacy in his works of art for future generations. Please come again soon. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Daughter's 15th birthday weekend girls celebration

3,8 su febbraio 08, 2017

We had a wonderful stay at Hassinger Daniels mansion to celebrate my daughter's birthday ! We especially enjoyed staying in the enchanted turret room and the breakfast the next morning was wonderful. Hope to come back soon!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST -- ENCHANTING TURRET SUITE. It is an interesting suite with its King size 4 poster high bed and Queen bed inside the architectural turret where you can look upward about 24 feet above to the turret apex. It is often enjoyed by Birthday, Girls Night Out, and Honeymooners. Please come again! Thank you for posting a review. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

All was well

4,2 su gennaio 30, 2017

All was well

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. This review is great--straight to the point in clear language! Love it. Thank you for coming. Please come again! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Southern Charm with a Whimsical Twist

5 su gennaio 27, 2017

I can't say enough about my stay! It was like staying in a museum with unique twists and turns. My favorite part was exploring all the different rooms and unique finds.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST We're flattered to be compared to a museum since there are lots of valuable things in a museum! Thank you. Yes, exploring the rooms with their doors open as you arrive before the other guests arrive is a fun thing to do. I always tour when visiting other bed and breakfasts and learned new ideas. Then later on, came to own 2. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Fantastic Stay

5 su gennaio 24, 2017

This was probably one of the most unique and interesting stays I have ever had. So much better than staying at a regular hotel and you really get amazing personal attention! I would definitely stay here again!!

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. This guest understood us and our goals. That is really great! We always hope to attract guests who are looking for something different than chain hotels in the décor, ambience, and cuisine. Thank you so much for your comments! Best Regards, Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Enjoyed my stay at unique B&B in heart of the city.

4,2 su gennaio 11, 2017

Wonderful place with good service and a fine breakfast. The only problem I had was with the tub -- the knobs seemed to be broken. Still, I enjoyed my stay.

Risposta del proprietario
I believe this is from our friendly couple from Australia who stayed last night. We just noticed during cleaning that the knob on the bath-tub was loose and have called the plumber. We apologize for this inconvenience during your stay but glad you enjoyed the rest of your room and the property. The other guests enjoyed talking with you at breakfast. Worldly travelers, like you, are very special. Best Regards for the remainder of your trip in the US. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


4,8 su gennaio 09, 2017

Sheila (owner) answered my phone call. She was so helpful and kind. Also went above and beyond and emailed my daughter to let her know we had arrived safely. The room was beautiful. Everything was clean. Would definitely stay here again. Only con- police station nearby. Bring your earplugs if you are a light sleeper ;)

Risposta del proprietario
This loving couple came for a medical appointment in the nearby hospital complex. Their adult daughter was concerned for them and helped with their reservation. They were a pleasure to have stay with us. There is a Police Department across the street. Apparently they heard something that night, though I did not, and was sleeping nearby in our apartment within the Inn. Typically our police don't run sirens from their HQ but respond when out on their beat. Other guests report they hear nothing and often comment they feel safer by being across the street from the Police. Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

New Year's visit

5 su gennaio 04, 2017

We recently stayed in the Peacock room at the Habersham Bed and Breakfast on New Year's Eve. The room was very interesting with the beautiful peacock sitting on his perch. The bed was extremely comfortable. The area was great. Great bars and restaurants within walking distance. We had a wonderful visit!

Risposta del proprietario
New Year's Eve is a fun time to visit our Five Points Historic District with its 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. Lots to choose from and enjoy. Yes, Peacock Room has an exotic flair to it, for our imaginative guests like you. Thank you for coming! Sheila Chaffin

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great BnB close to UAB

4,6 su dicembre 25, 2016

This is a nice clean friendly B&B near five points Birmingham, quite close to UAB. I have stayed here several times and quite enjoy the splendid decoration in the rooms and the elegant breakfast each morning. It's very easy to walk to several nice restaurants and to stroll around five points. On the whole, it's a great place. If you have time it's also a great place from which to visit the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, as well as other Birmingham attractions.

Risposta del proprietario
Thank you for being our guests several times which makes your praise all the more important. We hope to continue to merit your approval. Please come again soon. Thank you! Sheila Chaffin

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Parents night out

4,8 su dicembre 21, 2016

Can't say enough about Sheila! We have stayed at both properties, Cobb lane and Hunsingers, both are so awesome, best way to stay downtown!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB + HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. What a delightful review, includes reference to both of our Inns, 2 blocks from each other. We really appreciate your patronage and coming to both. Your room fees, like other guests, allows continuing survival of these 2 National Historic Registered Victorian Mansions from 1898. Too bad all of the others in the Historic District went down over the years but thank goodness for guests like you! Pleas come again soon. Thank you! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Family Christmas visit to Birmingham

3,4 su dicembre 14, 2016

Chilly in Birmingham the weekend of our visit and temperature inside home was kept around 70 - older home with drafty windows - a little cool at night, but there were extra blankets and comforters on the beds. No individual room controls to change the heat settings.

Risposta del proprietario
There are ways to adjust temperature in each guest room even though there is one or two thermostats per floor. We apparently did not let this guest know this as we should have at arrival. Others commonly allow to make them comfortable. We hope this guest will come again and allow us to do so. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

High Victorian Style

4,4 su dicembre 12, 2016

This BandB is located in the 5 Points South area near the University of Alabama Birmingham. It is within walking distance of at least 20 restaurants and bars. The house is almost over the top, completely decked out in Victorian period furniture and the dining room table where we shared breakfast with Sheila the first morning seats at least a dozen and is set in full formal fashion. Breakfast is ready promptly at 8am. We stayed in the Rose Room on the first floor across the hall from the dining room. It is the largest of the 7 bedrooms, and has the fanciest bed I have ever slept it. The house was a bit cool, but comfortable considering how old it is and the fact that the ceilings are 10 or 12 feet high.Sheila was a most gracious hostess, and gave us a grand tour of her other property a few blocks away. It is a even bigger Victorian with 10 bedrooms, the Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed And Breakfast -. All in all, it was a lot of fun living a couple days in luxurious splendor far grander than our 3/2 brick ranch in Atlanta.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB ROSE ROOM. We enjoyed this well traveled sophisticated couple who were interested in the history of Birmingham and our 2 Victorian Mansions. They were a pleasure to get to know, had interesting stories to share with others. We welcome them to come visit again. Thank you.

- Sheil Chaffin (innkeeper)


4,2 su dicembre 06, 2016

We actually stayed in the sister B&B to Cobb Lane. It's called the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. Location is in the Five Points South district. There's many good restaurants, shops within walking distance. We stayed in the Southern Belle suite, it was a comfortable size and clean. The rooms and common areas are furnished in period style and there are all sorts of interesting period items to look at. Almost like staying in a museum. The hostess Sheila is a wealth of information. BEST OF ALL was the hot breakfast - scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and blueberry pancakes made fresh. Served on fine china in the formal dining room. Couldn't possibly have been any better!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB - SOUTHERN BELLE SUITE. Your positive refreshing comments are sincerely appreciated. When you start a one-of-a-kind business without business models to guide you, you do your best. It is so satisfying when a guests applauds the effort. Please come again. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great place to stay!

5 su novembre 14, 2016

A wonderful experience overall! A beautiful home that takes you back in time The enchanted turret was the perfect choice for us, our grandson Was enthralled with the turret- the castle he called it! Breakfast was delicious and so graciously served We will be back

Risposta del proprietario
This was a visit of 3 generations of a family, a grandmother, mother, and their school age son. He was the perfect curious and impress able age to experience an old fashioned Victorian wrap-around front porch, fine dining style at breakfast, and to sleep inside an architectural turret with its peak 24 feet above his bed. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

A Hidden Gem in Birmingham!

5 su novembre 09, 2016

We have stayed here many times and each time is very wonderful!! A lot of hard work has gone into making this bed and breakfast a treasure in Birmingham. You will be taken back to another era. Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us. Paul and Anna

Risposta del proprietario
A HIDDEN GEM! What a great description. This couple has come many times. It is always our pleasure to see them as they continue on their life adventure together, very much in love. Thank you for making a review. We look forward to your next visit!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful historic bed and breakfast!!!

5 su novembre 07, 2016

My husband and I spent a weekend at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast recently and I will recommend it to anyone. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The home itself is beautifully restored and full of pieces related to its history. It is centrally located to good restaurants and downtown activities and the breakfasts were delicious!

Risposta del proprietario
Our historic interested guests make for engaging breakfast conversation. They bring to their visit a depth of understanding compared to their other world travels. They are sophisticated and interesting. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB

4,6 su ottobre 27, 2016

Excellent accommodations, service, guests, wonderful experience.

Risposta del proprietario
It was our pleasure to have these guests stay with us while exploring Birmingham. Birmingham is a City rediscovering itself, restoring and energizing its downtown like Portland and Chattanooga. We are proud to be part of this movement of encouraging livable and walkable communities.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


5 su ottobre 25, 2016

Excellent house, wonderful history, glad to see properties like this one being used and restored.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. What a wonderful review! Thank you. By coming, your room fees are supporting the mortgage and operational costs of the restoration and on-going care of this National Historic Registered Mansion from 1898. We really appreciate guests like you for coming. Please com again! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great stay!

4,0 su ottobre 15, 2016

Enjoyed the unique historic nature of the house and delicious breakfast. The costumers eat with the owner every morning. It was different but nice.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Hotels usually don't provide breakfast with their room fees. BBs routinely do. Most BBs that we are familiar with use a common large table rather than separate small tables so that guests interact and make new friends. Often one guest will tell others about the interesting thing they did the day before or recommend their favorite restaurants. We use a big main table and couple smaller tables for guest choice/variety. Some BB owners join the breakfast to answer questions and make sure the guests are doing well. Others don't attend. Thank you for being our guest! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

My first time at a B&B

4,4 su ottobre 12, 2016

Everyone was extremely accommodating and helpful. The room was very nice but the decorative items were a bit dusty. I would definitely stay again.

Risposta del proprietario
We're glad you enjoyed your first BB experience! Thank you taking the time to make a review. We appreciate your comment about some dust, we'll step it up! Please come again when you're in town and try our other Inn 2 blocks away. You'll see the great variety of room choices and features. Hotel rooms tend to look alike, but not at our BBs. Thank you for coming and Best Regards, Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Southern Belle at Hassinger Daniels

5 su ottobre 02, 2016

Stayed in the Hassinger Daniels Mansion B and B, Southern Belle room. The room was well appointed and the wonderful dresses and dolls were like staying in the V&A in London. Owner was very gracious and helped me with some travel directions.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. SOUTHERN BELLE SUITE. So glad you liked the suite! It has a queen bed and a double bed in separate sleeping area, sitting area, private balcony overlooking the Gazebo and Garden with table and chairs, its large bath has one of the restored 1898 footed claw tubs with shower and shower ring above. It is often reserved by families, Brides and brides maids for special occasions, Wedding parties, and groups of friends. Special guests enjoy this room. So glad you liked it! Please come again. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

What an upgrade!

5 su ottobre 01, 2016

We originally asked to stay at the Cobb Lane location, but the innkeeper called and asked if she could move us to her other property into a room that was an upgrade from our original. We were pleased with the upgrade and enjoyed the historic property. Inkeeper great hostess!

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. We're glad you enjoyed our 2nd property, located 2 blocks from Cobb Lane BB. Both are Victorian Mansions on the National Historic Registry, built in 1898. We offer a full hot cooked breakfast in the formal dining room, daily maid service, cookies in the parlor, complimentary beverages, free high speed wireless internet access, and free on-site parking. Within a 3 block walkable area are 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful Host and Beautiful rooms

5 su settembre 28, 2016

The rooms were very well furnished, very comfortable, awesome photos, beautiful antiques and quiet for downtown. The antique game is a great way to learn about odd objects from the very knowledgeable host! I would recommend this B&B to any one who wants to stay in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB -- VICTORIAN PARLOR GAME. We're glad you enjoyed playing our voluntary game. A guest can potentially win a 25% discount, 50% discount, or even free return night if they can identify objects from 1898. A Victorian lady or gentleman would know what they are, but we modern folks may or may not know what they are. Please come again when you're in Birmingham again! Best Regards, Sheila Chaffin

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Birthday trip of a lifetime with my 80 year old mother.

5 su settembre 25, 2016

I cannot say enough about how kind and gracious Sheila Chaffin was to accommodate my sweet Southern Belle of a mother! The Hassinger-Daniels mansion is a beautiful work of art in whose rooms I could just spend hours soaking up all of the history and beauty. It is in a place like this that one feels all of the nostalgia of memories made, and makes ones own memories as well. Each room is wonderful; not sure I could pick a favorite! The cool use of space in this jewel of an estate is very creative! I took Mother to the recommended Highland Grill right behind the mansion for the start of our trip. Noted chef Frank Stitts created a wonderful expletive for us from soup to dessert. We were going to Destin, Florida and didn't have reservations for our return trip as i thought would be doing a straight 8 hour drive. But my mother was so enchanted by this place that she asked to leave Florida one day early just to stay here. Luckily Sheila was able to accommodate our last minute decision and we ate at Frank Stitts sister restaurant right next to Highland Grill called Chex Fonfon. More casual, but great servers and best burger I think I've ever had. But I must give kudos to the best breakfast! Sheila and her staff create an ornate and delicious dining table experience that makes one want to stay and converse with the other guests! My mother was in Heaven getting to talk with people from other states and countries. She can hold court with delightful and interesting conversation, and this is the neat kind of entertainment and hospitality you can count on her at Sheila's divine bed and breakfast! Thank you Sheila, for making your home so welcome to my sweet Mother, and God bless you for allowing all of us to experience a place like this!

Risposta del proprietario
HASINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. This is the nicest and most comprehensive review we've ever received! It was our pleasure to meet you both and we hope you'll come back each year at your Mother's Birthday time or some other special occasion. We're glad you found Chef Frank Stitt's special restaurants, our next door neighbors. THANK YOU. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


4,6 su settembre 25, 2016

Very nice BnB. Great value, Sheila and her assistant were great. Food was even better. Only complaint was a shelf in the shower was cracked and had sharp edges and should be repaired. Very close to downtown area.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Thank you for compliments about your stay. Regarding the shower soap dish, we discovered this and it is being taken care of. Please come again! Sheila

- Sheila Chafin (innkeeper)

impressive antiques!!

5 su settembre 21, 2016

We ended up being upgraded to Hassinger Daniels Mansion! We arrived after dark -- the house was all lit up and looked like an enchanted castle from the outside. It is beautifully restored and filled with antiques, fresh flowers, and various mementos of old times. It exudes a blend of opulence and cuteness -- true to the Victorian spirit. My son especially loved the antique toys -- a collection of carousels, rocking horse, dollhouse. We stayed in "Enchanted Turret" -- two comfortable beds, satin sheets, lovely leather furniture, amazing crystal chandelier, stucco decorations on the ceiling, a meticulously clean bathroom. Windows did not have curtains though and the door to the hallway had a window pane at the very top letting light in -- so this room might not be for you if you like sleeping in a dark room.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. ENCHANTING TURRET "Honeymoon Suite". This was a professional woman guest with her young son. We loved the descriptive comments and that the Mansion looked "like an enchanted castle from the outside". All praise is appreciated, we'll tell our housekeeping staff. One note--there are pull down shades on the window, perhaps we didn't explain that to the guests. There are clerestory windows at top of hall doors but we turn off the crystal chandelier near this door each night and keep our lights on the stairwells up for safety reasons. We hope they'll come again. THANK YOU for taking the time to write a review! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Girls' Weekend

5 su settembre 21, 2016

Great get-away with friends. We stayed at Hassinger-Daniels Mansion and really enjoyed it. Convenient to many restaurants, great front porch for just 'sitting and visiting", exceptionally clean and Shelia was a great hostess.

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HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. This group of traveling friends for a Reunion were a delight. They went on outtings and explored the region, sampled the many tastes and beverages in our surrounding historic district's 41 restaurants, and sat out on the wrap-around Victorian porch catching the evening breeze. We're so glad we met you. Please come again! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Nice b & b

3,6 su settembre 11, 2016

I was given an upgrade to the H-D mansion so this review is about that property. The service was great. Breakfast was just okay, and some of the angels-and-unicorns decor was a little creepy. Don't stay here unless you really like pink.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Probably SERAFIM ROOM. We don't have unicorns but there are some carved Serafims (angels in literature) in the Serafim Room and it has a pink décor. There are other rooms with differing colors, decors and features. All rooms sleep 2 guests, some sleep 3 guests (Vulcan Vista, Blue Serenity) and some sleep 4 guests (Southern Belle and Enchanting Turret. Breakfast is hot full breakfast served in the beautiful dining room under a crystal chandelier on fine china with crystal goblets. Guests often comment this is their favorite part of the stay compared to other hotels. Thank you for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Cute.... maybe a bit too cute... Is that possible?

4,2 su settembre 03, 2016

It's certainly an extraordinary house. Learning the history of the house was very cool. But if you're expecting to stay in a turn of the century house with turn of the century furnishings and decoration, you might be disappointed. There are certainly historic elements that have been preserved (you can see the original wallpaper and lighting switches in some rooms) but the decor is a little over the top, and certainly not "period." But it's fun. The owners certainly did a masterful job restoring, and it appears they had a lot of fun in decorating. I'd have liked breakfast better if it had been a buffet but... it was fine. Many thanks to Miss Sheila for her wonderful service, though--you will not find a more delightful host!

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciate your praise that "it's certainly an extraordinary house" and a "masterful job in restoring". The Alabama Historic Commission had it on their "most in peril" list in danger of destruction as we bought it and started the 4 year restoration project that followed. Historians and local families are helping us to describe the history of the place and its significance. It was built by the President of the Iron Company at the time when those owning and operating iron, steel, coal, lumber and rail road were the business leaders of the SE. Some guest rooms are period décor (Victorian Chamber, Garden View, Southern Belle, Vulcan Vista), some are fantasy themes (Camelot, Serafim, Peacock), some are unique themes (Enchanting Turret, Blue Serenity) and one is very modern (Hera's Loft). Something for every kind of taste! Please come again. THANK YOU for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Home away from home

5 su agosto 31, 2016

I come to Birmingham on a regular basis for work. Finding Sheila and Ira's Bed and Breakfast has made the stay so much easier and relaxing. I have stayed at Cobb Lane but have stayed most recently at their other location: Hassinger Daniels.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB + HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. We loved this review by a returning guests who stays at both of our Inns. This means they like their surroundings, it is convenient for their business in the City, and they feel at home. Exactly what our management goal is. Thank you for writing the review and for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Lovely and eccentric

4,2 su agosto 23, 2016

Sheila and Ira have turned a decaying mansion into a showplace--six extraordinarily restored rooms and baths, lovely common areas and comfortable beds. Nice modern bathroom included in my room--and best of all close to a lot of interesting sites in Birmingham. Certainly a one-of-a-kind experience!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. There are 7 guest bedrooms rather than 6. Close enough. We're glad you liked the location and accommodations. This 1898 Victorian Mansion was build in 1898 by the Tax Collector, then purchased and enlarged in 1908 by a Dentist turned Inventory who invented steel pipe. We invite you to come and enjoy it. Thank you for writing your review.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Cobb Lane Stay

3,6 su agosto 01, 2016

We got in pretty late and left right after breakfast so we didn't have a lot of time to really enjoy the place. Cobb Lane definitely met my expectations, but I didn't really give the place a chance to exceed my expectations because of the short stay.

Risposta del proprietario
While your stay was short, as you mentioned, we do appreciate you coming and writing your impressions. Please come again, perhaps try another room to see the place more. Often our return guests stay in all rooms over time to find their favorite. Then they sometimes try our 2nd Inn, 2 blocks away, Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB. THANK YOU!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Fantastic room

4,8 su luglio 25, 2016

Decorated in fabulous details and enjoyed it so much. Have not got chance to try the breakfast but should also be great. But the towels need replacement.

Risposta del proprietario
We're so pleased that you liked the details and decorations of the Victorian Mansion. After reading your comment about the towels, we checked at that time, you were right that the wrong set had accidentally been put out during one shift. It was corrected. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Awesome place to relax!

5 su luglio 20, 2016

Tons of historic information on Birmingham, well maintained and distinct rooms, great host and hostess!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. The Mansion is on the National Historic Registry, was built in 1898 by the President of the Iron Company. We did a 4 year restoration to pull it back from destruction and are delighted that guests are now enjoying it nightly. Main Floor between the parlors has historic displays about the first owner and time period of the City, next floor up covers the period 1946 to now. In lower level, my Carousel Carving School, are historic displays about the construction and utility system. THANK YOU for mentioning the displays. Please come again.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniel's Mansion

4,4 su luglio 18, 2016

Always a pleasure to stay at the Hassinger Daniel's Mansion. The owner's and staff always make me feel welcome and it feels like staying with family.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. "Feels like staying with Family". What a wonderful comment. It means a lot to us when a guest articulates our management goal so well. We invite you to visit again, maybe try a different guest room, to ultimately over many visits, find your favorite room. Often our repeat business guests do that. THANK YOU for coming and for writing!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Stayed a 2nd Time!

4,8 su luglio 18, 2016

We enjoyed our first stay so much we booked a second night on our way back through Birmingham on our way back from vacation. Same great experience. We stayed in the Hassinger-Daniels B&B, the sister to Cobb Lane, that is just about 2 blocks away.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. We are grateful that you liked your first night, then returned for a second night. What a nice compliment! Please come again real soon. THANK YOU.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger-Daniels B&B

4,6 su luglio 11, 2016

We stayed at the sister B&B and had a great room, wonderful breakfast and delightful host.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB We're so glad you tried our 2nd newly restored BB, 2 blocks from our earlier Cobb Lane BB. Your kind comments about the breakfast and host are much appreciated. Please come again real soon! THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

great BnB - very conveniently located

4,2 su luglio 11, 2016

Very ornate rooms. Super close to UAB and easy walking distance to restaurants. Nice hosts. In summary, great experience!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Probably the guests stayed at Hassinger Mansion which is closer to UAB and the Hospitals. Both of our Inns are in the Five Points Historic District with the 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues. Other hotels send their vans to nearby corners each evening dropping off their guests to enjoy our restaurants, then they pick them up every 30 minutes to drive 10 to 20 minutes back to their hotels. Our guest just park once in our lot, walk around the district, enjoy several course dinners or libations, as they might prefer. THANK YOU for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Enchanting B&B

5 su luglio 09, 2016

Our stray at Daniels Mansion was a very pleasant experience. It was like going to a relative's house whom you have never met and hitting it off the very first day. We chould not have ask for anything more to have made our stay any better. Thanks to you both for showing us the southern hospitality we received during our visit. We would recommend this B&B highly. We will most definitely be returning in the future. Thanks again. Carl and Dana.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BB. Probably ENCHANTING TURRET SUITE, the Honeymoon suite of 1,200 SF with a King size high bed, a large sitting room/living room, Queen bed inside the architectural turret, and spacious private bath. We look forward to your return! THANK YOU for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

B&B in Birmingham, Alabama

2,8 su luglio 06, 2016

Cobb Lane B&B is nice enough, if a bit fussy. The hosts were all pleasant and the room was fine. We met some very nice people at breakfast and the table conversation was lively. It's in a good location - near lots of restaurants and also near Vulcan Park, a great place to go to in the evening to see the city below. If I were in Birmingham again, I'd consider it, although I'd choose a different room. The Bird of Paradise room is dark, and the other rooms I glanced into were all much brighter and more interesting.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BB. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, BIRD OF PARADISE ROOM has darker décor colors than other rooms on purpose. We've learned it important to have a variety of room experiences for different guest tastes. Probably you would enjoy HERA'S LOFT (Hassinger Mansion) and PERIWINKLE (Cobb Lane BB) the most if you like light colors. Please come again! THANK YOU for writing.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Weekend away

5 su luglio 06, 2016

We stayed here for a short weekend getaway. This is a great, safe location near Five Points and right across the road from a police station. This is a really nice place and we would stay there again.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. We're glad you noted the Police Station right across the street. They know us and are very courteous and helpful to us and our guests. Once a year we have a Holiday reception for our neighbors including the Police which continues the friendship. THANK YOU for coming! Please come again soon.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Cobb Lane stay

4,6 su luglio 06, 2016

I had a wonderful time at Cobb Lane. They made me feel right at home.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. This is the highest compliment a guest can give to the Inn, that they felt right at home. That is our management goal and we're so pleased you could feel it. We'd love to have you stay again when your plans bring you to Birmingham! THANK YOU for writing a review.

- Ira Chaffin (Owner)

One of a kind

5 su luglio 05, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Chaffin provide an excellent B&B experience that nobody else in the Birmingham area can match. Their service from arrival to departure is second to none - Southern hospitality at its best. The history behind this Queen Anne style mansion adds to the novelty of the experience. The location is conveniently located within walking distance of a host of restaurants and bars. Don't spend the money on a plain hotel room - book a room at Cobb Lane B&B - you will not be disappointed!

Risposta del proprietario
What a great review "don't spend the money on a plain hotel room -- book a room at Cobb Lane B&B -- you will not be disappointed!" It is hard to restore a deplapidated National Historic registered Victorian Mansion and compete every night with 5 major chain hotels around a major University. Every time a new hotel is built, we must adapt to their policies and offering in order to remain competitive. Our guests, by renting a room, allow us to pay our mortgage to keep the National recognized property alive and well for the next generation. By staying, you contribute to the beautification and regeneration of Birmingham's Five Points Historic District. THANK YOU for coming and your encouragement.

- Sheila (Owner)

Great Stay

4,6 su luglio 05, 2016

It had been over 20 years since I stayed in a B&B and staying here made me wonder why I waited so long to do it again! I was upgraded from small room with bath across the hall at Cobb to larger room with en suite bath at Hassinger Daniels at no extra charge. You are surrounded by history. It is like a museum -- really beautiful and interesting period pieces everywhere. I was alone and my kids are older anyway, but I would think twice before bringing younger more active kids who still like to touch everything and run around. Sheila and Ira are very friendly and accommodating and have wonderful stories. There were fresh baked treats in the afternoon (snickerdoodles were great!) and very tasty breakfast. There is a nice porch to sit out and watch the sights of Five Points. It is very conveniently located to just about anything you need. They take security seriously, which I appreciated. Guests are given key to front door and room and instructed to lock front door every time they walk out, even if it is just to sit on porch. Overall, great experience and would stay there again.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. Thank you for trying a BB again after 20 years! We are honored you stayed with us. We agree, the Snickerdoodle cookies are good and it is pleasant to enjoy the large wrap around Victorian Porch. Some guests even sit there during major rains to feel the Southern swirling air drop temperatures 10 to 15 degrees. Last night was July 4th fire works and everyone was on the porch. Beautiful occasion. Please come stay again.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Excellent value

4,8 su luglio 01, 2016

We spent an enjoyable two nights in beautiful rooms and ample and tasty breakfasts. The hospitality was most welcome, and the B&B was handy to everything we needed in Birmingham.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. This is a wonderful review and so encouraging after 12 years of successful operation. We're glad you found the location in Five Points Historic District (also called the "Culinary District") convenient to your destinations during your stay. Whenever you are in town, we hope you'll come stay again. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Enjoyable stay

4,0 su luglio 01, 2016

Beautiful home. Some parts of the room were not as clean as I would expect, but overall it was an enjoyable experience. Very close to UAB and restaurants

Risposta del proprietario
Our 2 Inns are 2 blocks away from UAB and 5 blocks from the famous Hospitals. There are 41 restaurants and evening entertainment venues within a 3 block walk of the Inns. We're not clear what was meant about the cleanliness and hope you will phone and let us know your comment. Thank you for being our guest.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Ramsay Reunion

4,8 su giugno 29, 2016

Enjoyed my stay

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Ramsey High School Alum on their 50th Reunion celebration booked all 7 rooms of the Inn. You can see that High School from our front porch. They were a joyful group with fascinating stories and life experiences to share. We thank them for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Comfort and More

5 su giugno 26, 2016

I came alone for my 50th high school reunion. BI was told this B &B was conveniently located. It was right across the street and certainly a terrific spot for extended activities in Five Points. The decor is totally appropriate for the time period of the house, not mine- but I knew that going in. Even so, the bedding and furniture arrangements made sitting together in conversation groups thoroughly comfortable. The meals and service- terrific!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Congratulations to all 50 year alum of Ramsey High School who booked all rooms of our Cobb Lane BB during their recent celebration. A milestone memorial event for sure in one's life. Some guests came as couples, introducing their partner to their friends from long ago. Others came by themselves, ready to share what has happened these past 50 years. It was fun to get to know them. Thank you for selecting our Inn to help host your event.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniels Mansion

4,2 su giugno 15, 2016

We stayed 4 nights in the Peacock Room and we could not have had a better hostess. Thoughtful and knows how to make our breakfasts with other guests lively. The rooms are very whimsical with all sorts of reminiscence from the past. Also the place is very well situated in the Five Points area which has good restaurants Chez Fonfon, Highlands Bar and Grill and Bottega to name a few. Also a Health Food Store.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST -- PEACOCK ROOM. These guests were wonderful and enjoyed the famous nearby restaurants with national recognized Chefs (Chef Frank Stitts and Chef Chris Hastings). Birmingham is very fortunate to have an excellent culinary scene. Also, our Inns are one block away from Golden Temple, the region's health food market and restaurant. They offer excellent vegetarian and meat dishes from around the world, flavors not typically offered but immediately enjoyed.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)


5 su giugno 07, 2016

This place was wonderful. Very convenient to explore downtown. The husband and wife keepers were more than friendly, and reakfast was one of the best I've had! We would stay here again!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. A review doesn't get any better than this! All 5's, they enjoyed their stay, and will come again. We thank you for finding us from the bottom of our heart! Please come again soon when your travels bring you to Birmingham.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

The Perfect B&B

5 su giugno 03, 2016

Though all the rooms seem very nice in this Victorian home, if you want privacy and the best spot in the house, select Hera's Loft. It is the quietest, most secluded room in the B & B. It has a queen size platform bed in the sunken area of bedroom, a leather couch in sitting area, and a private balcony with table and chairs where you can sip wine while watching the sunset. What a perfect place for a romantic stay. The innkeeper, Sheila, is awesome and will make you feel at home. As an added bonus, the breakfast is delicious!

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST -- HERA'S LOFT. We love being "The Perfect B&B"! We're so glad you enjoyed Hera's Loft, our Modernist décor room at Hassinger Mansion. There are also traditional Victorian guest bedrooms and some transitional décor guest bedrooms. Something for everyone. We thank you for your kind comments and sentiments and hope to see you in the future! Thank you for being our guests.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Home Away From Home

5 su maggio 25, 2016

My parents and I have stayed here twice and probably will never stay anywhere else in Birmingham! My mom has appointments at nearby UAB and this is such a great home-like atmosphere for us to gather. The rooms are all so nicely decorated and the hospitality by the owner and her husband is unsurpassed. Breakfast is amazing! We really enjoy getting to chat with other travelers too.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST & HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. We thank you for coming for your 3rd stay when your Mom has medical appointments. Both of our Inns are a few blocks from the top rated Hospitals and famous doctors. We have witnessed amazing successes in treatments over the years. We trust the same for your Mother. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful review.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great Place to stay

5 su maggio 24, 2016

There is nothing negative to say. It was a wonderful place. 10/10 would recommend.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST & HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. We love the 10/10 suggested rating! As good and better than 5/5! Feel free to also drop in on your next stay at Chaffin Carousel Carving Studio of carousel horses located in lower level of Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB. That is my "Man Cave" as my wife Sheila calls it. Thank you! We hope you'll come often.

- Ira Chaffin (Owner)

Beautiful and comfortable.

4,0 su maggio 21, 2016

Enjoyed our stay. Would have liked fruit and coffee for early risers not able to attend breakfast hours.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. If only we had known you wished coffee and fruit ahead of regular hot cooked breakfast, we would have made you something. Often our early rising medical personnel serving in nearby hospitals arrange a "grab 'n go" breakfast. We discuss what they like, we fix it, then off they go at 5 PM. Please come again and next time, tell us how we may help you. We cook for each guest every morning for usual time unless they tell us otherwise. Your comments are appreciated.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


4,2 su maggio 18, 2016

We only had a brief visit and Sheila was very accommodating when we realized we'd be arriving well after hours. Everything was perfectly in place and couldn't have been easier. Wonderful breakfast the next morning with great conversation as Sheila made sure to introduce everyone. Wish we could have stayed longer. Can't wait to get back. My wife and son toured the wood carving site downstairs too. Thank you.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. We are so glad you enjoyed your brief stay and that you plan to come again some time. Please do, and may we recommend, that you try a 2nd room out of the 10 in the Mansion. Our return guests often do that, finding their favorite room from the several available. We welcome you back! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Really nice stay.

3,6 su maggio 18, 2016

We stayed here for the second time. The first time we stayed in the Camelot room. That had a king size bed wheich was good. This time we stayed in the southern belle suite. Which we liked the best. It has two beds, which the mattress really need to be changed, but it has its on private balcony which was nice. We like it bc its in the middle of everyrhing. Good restaurants and bars. Remember this is an old house 100 years plus it's nice but maybe needs updating especially new mattresses. Besides that we had a great time. Play the parlor game and get a discount off your next stay. That's how we came to this a second time.

Risposta del proprietario
Congratulations to you, winner of our Parlor Game! For those reading this for first time, guests may voluntarily play a guessing game of 1898 objects (year the house was built) which would be commonplace to the lady or gentleman of the day but are curioisities to we modern folks. Some win 25% or 50% off a return night stay, and 3 times during this past year, a guest has won a free night. Regarding the mattress, they are brand new. Please phone me to discuss what you're trying to say, we didn't under the comment. THANK YOU for coming! Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Our Wonderful Stay

5 su maggio 15, 2016

We had a marvelous time at your Victorian home! We just had to see all the rooms and decorations. Great hostesses made the difference! Loved the horse carousel carving studio.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. I'm glad you ventured downstairs to my Chaffin Carousel Carving School where I do portrait sculpture and teach carousel menagerie carving. Maybe you might like a "Stay vacation" taking a room at the Inn for 5-7 nights and come downstairs to the Art Studio for lessons. These mini vacations are becoming popular with Canadian and US guests. THANK YOU for your kind comments. Ira

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Relaxing Place

5 su maggio 15, 2016

What a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful rooms, outstanding service and Sheila and Ira are gracious hosts. We certainly will be staying there again if we return to the Birmingham area.

Risposta del proprietario
What a wonderful review and kind sentiment you have written. This note has made our year since the goal of our Mansion and hospitality is to create a relaxing environment for our guests. Thank you for coming and please come again. Best Regards, Sheila and Ira

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Horizons Student school visit

3,8 su maggio 11, 2016

This was a great weekend getaway to see our daughter at Horizon's school. We highly recommend it and will stay again.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. Both Hassinger and Cobb Lane BBs are convenient to Horizon School students and parents. We welcome the parents to visit their young adult children. Please invite them to breakfast with our compliments as you catch up on the news with your student. Please come again. THANK YOU.

- Sheila (innkeeper)


3,4 su maggio 07, 2016

Family trip to Birmingham. The location was great for the things we wanted to do.

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST + HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST are 2 blocks from each other in the Five Points Historic District. They are near University of Alabama Birmingham, famous Hospitals, Birmingham Southern College, Samford University, Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Garden, Iron City, Vulcan Monument, Alabama and Lyric Theatres, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, Barber Motor Sports and Talladega Motor Speed way. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Enjoyed our stay!

5 su maggio 06, 2016

The house was very nice with lots of Victorian decor. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was yummy!

Risposta del proprietario
Your review gave all 5's in all categories. That's wonderful, like an A+ back in school! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated. Please come often and also patronize, when you can, other National Historic Registered BBs as you travel. Please come again! THANK YOU.

- IRA CHAFFIN (innkeeper)

Graduation weekend traveler

3,8 su maggio 04, 2016

Good, quite place to stay during UAB graduation. Nice place and nice location. Hope the owners can continue to repair and maintain the house.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST. Both of our BBs are 2 blocks from edge of University of Alabama Birmingham. They are also near Samford University, Birmingham, Southern, and an easy drive to University of Alabama Tuscaloosa ("BAMA"). Congratulations to you on the graduation of your child, now a member of elite graduates from UAB. Victorian Mansions take a lot of effort and we thank you for encouraging our efforts to repair and preserve them. At Hassinger Mansion we keep a construction book at the marble entry parlor table showing what it used to look like before its 4 year restoration effort.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Beautiful place and very peaceful.

5 su aprile 30, 2016

I had a doctor appt at the VA Hospital and this location was so close I could walk there. Friendly innkeeper and wonderful breakfast. They were very accommodating. Would stay here again!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Our 2 Inns, 2 blocks from each other, are a short walk away from VA Hospital, UAB Highlands, University Hospitality, Callahan Eye Foundation Hospitals, and a short drive from St. Vincent's Hospital. This guest was a young military officer and able to easily walk to VA Hospital. We thank you for your service! Please come again when in Birmingham.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Everyone should stay here!

5 su aprile 23, 2016

The B&B had great hosts, fabulous decor, and the most comfortable bed I ever slept in. Highly recommended!

Risposta del proprietario
COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. We loved your comment "the most comfortable bed I ever slept in". AMEN. Review is 100% appreciated. Please come often!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Great b&b

4,8 su aprile 21, 2016

We had such a wonderful stay. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone!

Risposta del proprietario
These are the most prized words an Innkeeper/Owner can receive from a guest: "we had such a wonderful stay. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone!". We're so glad you came, enjoyed your stay, and are speaking kindly to others about it. Please come often. THANK YOU.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)


4,6 su aprile 20, 2016

We had the Hera's Lift room. The room and the house were beautifully decorated and the service was great. We had the room for the day before and our wedding night and Ms Chaffin was so nice and so accommodating. We highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST -- HERA'S LOFT. These lovely couple prepared for their wedding, got married, and honeymooned at the Inn. It is always exciting to see young love in bloom. They choose our modernist room, Hera's Loft, with a white leather platform queen size bed in sunken area of guest room, a white leather couch with faux animal furs and fabrics in its sitting area, private balcony where you can sit out sipping wine while watching the sunset, private bath with shower, located on upper floor accessed via stairs. It is the most private and quietest room of all 17 rooms, due to its location. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Blue room guests

3,6 su aprile 17, 2016

I overall enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and comfortable and it was located in close proximity to restaurants and bars.

Risposta del proprietario
Blue Serenity Suite at HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST We understand this was your first, or one of your first, stays in a Bed and Breakfast. We appreciate you making a review and glad that you liked the nearby 41 restaurant and evening entertainment venues. The Inn is 2 blocks from University of Alabama Birmingham and nationally recognized hospitals. It is an interesting historic district with plenty of things to do. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Outstanding B&B

5 su aprile 16, 2016

Really enjoyed my stay, will definitely be back! Grate rates and A+ guest service.

Risposta del proprietario
A+ guest service ! We loved your review. THANK YOU for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Beautiful bed and breakfast

5 su aprile 15, 2016

My visit was only a day but I fell completely in love with this bed and breakfast. As soon as you drive up to the house you feel like you are going back in time. The owners are very lovely and accommodating and make you feel completely at home. There's even a fresh batch of cookies on the foyer when you arrive. I was in awe of all the wonderful antiques and the furnishings in every room. Each room is completely different than the next but all are equal in beauty and comfort. In the morning when they serve breakfast ( which was delicious) you get to know all the people staying there in a relaxing atmosphere. My favorite part was the garden which had beautiful statues and flowers. I loved this place and would have definitely loved to stay way longer than a day.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST So glad you enjoyed the Gazebo, Garden, and Classical sculptures. We understand Greek and Roman decorative arts were admired during the Victorian period so we included them in the 4 year restoration effort to bring back to life the 1898 National Historic Registered Hassinger Mansion. THANK YOU for being our guest!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Very Pleased

5 su aprile 13, 2016

I stayed here for a week and was extremely happy with my experience. The room was great, the service was great and the food was the best I've had at any bed and breakfast. Additionally, the location is very close to the 5 points area and cobb lane, which houses some of the best pubs and restaurants in Birmingham. Highly recommended and I plan to stay here next time I'm in Birmingham.

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciate our guests very much and thank you for staying a week. The Five Points Historic District where both of our Inns are located has been designated the "Culinary District" for the City of Birmingham. Four of the 41 restaurants in this district have Chefs who have been honored nationally with the coveted Beards Best Chef award -- Highland Bar and Grill and Chez Fon Fon (they are next door neighbors to HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BEAKFAST), Bottega Café and Bottega Restaurants (4 blocks down Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion) and Hot N Hot Fish Club (3 blocks down Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion). There's a new Irish Pub and Restaurant "Buck Mulligan's" which opened across Highland Ave from Hassinger Mansion which is becoming very popular. They play games and have Bag pipes on certain days of the month. Perhaps you tried that one also. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Wonderful visit, looking forward to next time!

4,4 su aprile 12, 2016

Not only did we have a wonderful stay but we learned interesting historical facts about the many antiques in the home, the building and the Victorian Era.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST I'm an Architect and City Planner and was the Architect and General Contractor for restorations of our Cobb Lane BB and Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB. My husband Ira is a Sculptor and fine woodworker. We're glad you enjoyed the pamphlets and displays about historic architectural details. There are some really neat artifacts in my husbands Level I Art Studio about life in 1898. One wall is the "History of Electricity in Birmingham, AL". A see-through cover has been installed over the decades of electrical service improvements to the Mansion. Typically these artifacts are routinely removed by owners when new fangled electrical improvements are installed. The Mansion was initially gas lighted in 1898 until electrical service arrived circa 1908 on Highland Ave South. Owner William Hassinger and others fund raised with New York and Toronto wealthy investors and organized what became the Alabama Power Co. They dammed up the Warrior River for the first hydro electrical power. Initially electricity went to the Hassinger Iron works and Furnaces, then his street! Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniel Mansion Birmingham, AL

5 su aprile 12, 2016

Myself & my best friend stayed at the Hassinger Daniel Mansion in Birmingham, AL to attend a concert. We really enjoyed our stay. Mrs. Shelia was extremely nice, helpful, and served us well. We stayed in the Peacock room. The room was very calm & peaceful. I told my best friend I really didn't want to leave. I loved it!!! I would definitely stay here again.

Risposta del proprietario
Peacock Room HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST These 2 friends were fun to have as guests. They liked the exotic themed décor of their Peacock Room which has a full strutting taxidermy Peacock in the bed crown. The Queen bed rests on a faux Leopard animal skin rug. They attended a Concert at Iron City, as I recall and had a nice time in downtown Birmingham. Both of our Inns are conveniently located to major Concert venues, such as: Lyric Theatre, Alabama Theatre, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center at UAB, Wright Center at Sanford University, and Red Mountain Theatre. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Perfect trip

5 su marzo 31, 2016

Wonderful stay, wonderful hospitality, beautiful room (Turret suite). Would definitely go back

Risposta del proprietario
Enchanting Turret Suite HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST We love this review title "Perfect Trip". So glad you enjoyed your stay. Good selection of rooms to stay in our 1,200 square foot Honeymoon Suite with a 4 poster King size bed with bed scarves, the largest sitting room of all our Rooms, and a Queen size bed inside the architectural turret. It is about 24 feet from that bed to top of the turret point, a really cool experience to sleep inside one. Perhaps the only time you might experience this in your life time. We look forward to you coming again! THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Short stay

3,8 su marzo 22, 2016

I just spent one night while in Alabama, nothing to complain about! Highly recommended.

Lovely Stay!!

5 su marzo 15, 2016

Lovely as always!!

Risposta del proprietario
Blessed are the Return Guests. They are so precious to an Owner/Innkeeper since they keep the business going. Sometimes we over-hear them in the parlor telling first-timer guests where the best restaurants are, where to buy that precious gift for their loved one or the missing charger for their electronic device to save their presentation. Restoring and operating 120 year Mansions is a daunting task since there aren't grants to help, there aren't parts to purchase for what you need, and you're on your own. THANK YOU for your repeated patronage and support.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Cobb lane b&b

5 su marzo 07, 2016

Wonderful hospitality in a beautiful house. Absolutly perfect

Risposta del proprietario
This is a review from one of our young adult guests. We are thankful they found us, have enjoyed their experience, and we hope they will be coming back. Bring your friends and family! THANK YOU.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Hassinger Daniels Mansion

5 su marzo 02, 2016

My daughter and I were recent guests at the Hassinger Daniels mansion. Our stay was wonderful! We were in the Victorian Room, which was decorated beautifully. We also had their incredible breakfast! So delicious! This was my daughters first time staying here and she was quite impressed. My husband and I have been to the inn many times before and we can't think of a better place to stay when we visit Alabama!

Risposta del proprietario
Victorian Chamber Room HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST This is a wonderful review with members of a family sharing with other members the experience of a BB. And they are Return Guests, which we regard as very precious. THANK YOU for who you are and for the warm affirmations in this review.

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

couldn't be better

5 su marzo 01, 2016

We could not have asked for a better experience. We paid about what we would have paid for Holiday Inn, Hampton, etc, but the atmosphere and customer service were so much better. The location in Five Points South allowed us to walk to the trendy spots we wanted to go. Everyone was wonderful.

Risposta del proprietario
Earlier I traveled extensively in my work, staying in hotels about 4 nights per week, and built-up huge frequent air traveler awards. There were only regular hotels at my business locations. When we decided to buy and restore 2 Victorian Mansions in the same historic district and give them new life as Bed and Breakfasts, we tried to make every guest room different, something for everyone. The rooms are arranged so a guest may retreat and rest away from others, or meet new friends in the common areas. Regular hotels don't always have these features. We are very pleased that this special guest liked what they experienced. Please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Gorgeous place and very friendly owners and staff

4,2 su marzo 01, 2016

My mother and I loved the Hassinger Daniels Mansion—the other property they own. The restoration is magnificent with authentic antiques. The place is extraordinary. The owners were both friendly and told us stories about the house and town. They made breakfast a communal experience getting us all talking and laughing. We thought the price was amazingly inexpensive for such a gorgeous place.

Valentines in the Enchanted Turret Suite

5 su febbraio 16, 2016

We had a wonderful stay with Sheila for Valentine's weekend. The house is beautiful and full of history, being built in 1898. The location is central to many great restaurants and night spots. From cookies when you arrive to the charming decor, this is a must visit B&B in Birmingham. The breakfast the next morning was light and lovely. It was a joy meeting fellow guests from around the US and globe. My wife and I both loved it and will definitely visit again.

Vulcan Vista at Hassinger Daniels Mansion

5 su febbraio 16, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful bed and breakfast. Everything was so elegant and the host was very kind and attentive. Breakfast was delicious and our room (Vulcan Vista) was very nice and spacious. Perfect getaway for our Valentines weekend. This location is right in the middle of 5 points which was perfect for walking to where you wanted to eat. We will definitely stay here again and recommend this B&B to our family and friends.

Wonderful Historic Home

4,4 su febbraio 13, 2016

If you enjoy staying in beautifully restored historic homes, this one is for you! Unique themed rooms, well documented restoration information and a wonderful breakfast made this a wonderful experience.

Sweet Bed and Breakfast

5 su febbraio 09, 2016

I stayed at the Victorian chamber and at the Vulcan Vista suite during a long stay at the Hassinger Daniels mansion. I loved both rooms, they are cosy. Sheila and Ira are wonderful, very kind and hospitable. The breakfast was amazing. The location is perfect, easily accessible to restaurants, bars and UAB. I recommend without a doubt

A fun Staycation

4,6 su febbraio 03, 2016

We stayed at the Hassinger Daniels mansion recently with friends for an in town vacation. Tons of fun was had by all. Ira and Sheila were gracious hosts and the food was fantastic. The bed in our room (Victorian) was the only downside. Very 'creaky' and the mattress had a distinct valley in the middle. Good thing we love each other! The lock on our room was also not a true lock as it could be opened with any key ( we found out by accident). The inn was exceptionally clean and we will return again - just maybe try a different room.

Absolutely Lovely!

5 su febbraio 03, 2016

Stayed there overnight while on a business trip. The owners were friendly and engaging. The home was beautifully decorated, and the room was comfortable, clean, and just lovely. The breakfast was GREAT!!

Risposta del proprietario
We value this review very much since it is from a Business Traveler who likely stays in many lodgings each year. It is our goal to please you with a different kind of experience. I remember a very busy executive guest who stayed at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. It started to rain. He opened his bedroom window (something you can't do in a downtown high rise hotel) and put his face out to get it wet on purpose. He later told me how the stress of the day and pressure of the big presentation the next day just melted away at that moment. The Victorian Mansion and room brought back memories of staying with his beloved Grandmother when he was small. We hope you'll come back and try each of the rooms. They are all different -- 7 in Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast, 10 in Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast. THANK YOU for finding us!

- Sheila Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Greatest Experience

5 su gennaio 26, 2016

My fiance and I started at The Hassinger Mansion on Jan 22 for the first time and it was beautiful. We loved the Camelot theme room and breakfast was amazing the next morning. We enjoyed so much that we are planning to be there for July 4th. I would give 10 stars!

Risposta del proprietario
Camelot Room HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST I'm glad you liked the Camelot Horse in the bay window of Camelot Room. I carved and painted it. My work is also the cherubs in SERAFIM ROOM and the Hippogriff mythological piece in the Main Parlor. My Sculpture and Carousel Carving Studio is in Level I of Hassinger Mansion. Please come inside if you missed it on your earlier trip. July 4th is a fun time to come. The City shoots off fireworks from nearby Red Mountain. The Police close off the streets, people gather with lawn chairs in the roadways, all enjoy the spectacle of this annual ritual. Our guests have "ring-side" seats from our wrap around porch where we enjoy hot fudge sundaes while watching. Please join us!

- Ira Chaffin, Owner (innkeeper)

Perfect location!

4,6 su gennaio 20, 2016

My husband and I decided to stay in Birmingham for the night and Cobb Lane was the perfect location for us to explore the surrounding areas. Sheila is a great host who knows her history of this charming town. Great service and beautiful accommodations!

Perfect Getaway in Downtown Birmingham

5 su dicembre 24, 2015

I had my nine-year-old daughter with me for a doctor's appointment the next morning. We wanted something easily accessible to downtown, but something different that would lift our spirits. It was a beautiful, magical B&B. The owners were very hospitable and kind. Great for couples or a simple getaway. I highly recommend!

My time at Cobb

4,8 su dicembre 16, 2015

A nice place to feel and enjoy past times in Birmingham...

a fantasy

5 su dicembre 15, 2015

In Birmingham for the Mutt-cracker performance and decided to treat myself to a fantasy night in an enchanting victorian Manson. It was lovely and lived up to my expectations.

Awesome Bed and Breakfast!!!

5 su dicembre 12, 2015

Beautiful Victorian mansion with wonderful host and comfortable accommodations!! This is my second time staying there, and I plan on staying there everytime I come to Birmingham!! The breakfast is home cooked and delicious, and she even has wonderful little treats if you get hungry in the night :)

"Cozy bed and breakfast"

5 su dicembre 10, 2015

We wish we could have stayed longer. We loved our large suite on the 3rd floor. It is in the heart of the city which makes it easy to walk to restaurants. The Christmas decorations were beautiful.

Hassinger Daniels House

3,6 su novembre 29, 2015

Second stay at second house owned by same couple. Good deal with previous stay coupon. House is well-kept, although bed could be more comfortable and breakfast is average. Hosts are pleasant and attentive. Location near bars and restaurants in Highland is good. Seating guests would have encouraged conversations and interaction.

Fantastic place

4,8 su novembre 29, 2015

We had an amazing time in the Zebra Room. Enjoyed our private entrance and our porch. We will be visiting quite frequently now that we have found a place that is relaxing. Breakfast was fantastic and the service was impeccable.

Excellent, highly recommended!

5 su novembre 20, 2015

Great accommodations and friendly staff! Highly recommended!

Hospitality exemplified!

5 su novembre 12, 2015

I will definitely return to this bed and breakfast! Beautiful, convenient, safe, and with the most wonderful innkeeper in the world


5 su novembre 06, 2015

Sheila - [5] Sausage Scones - [5] Vulcan Vista - [5] Complimentary parking with every necessary bar/restaurant in walking distance - [5] Value - [~] (scalebreaking)

Over the top!

4,4 su novembre 01, 2015

i would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone! Perfection in every way!

excellant stay

4,8 su ottobre 30, 2015

comfortable room, beautiful building and furnishings

Lovely Victorian Home

3,0 su ottobre 17, 2015

The house is beautiful. Wonderful job of restoration. A bit cluttered with furniture and Knick knacks and a few rooms were a bit over the top with dolls and hats. No corner left un decorated! The breakfast was standard though served beautifully with China, crystal and silverware. There is no coffee for the early risers but there is a Starbucks nearby ( suggestion for innkeepers... A Keurig would be a nice addition to the kitchen). The bed was the downfall of the entire experience. There was no spring to the mattress and it was so tilted one tended to roll downhill. I actually thought about sleeping in my car the second night. The innkeepers were extremely accommodating and easy to work with. Overall the stay was average.

Really helpful during a tough time

5 su agosto 16, 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.

fabulous stay

5 su agosto 16, 2015

Beautiful property extremely well located fantastic host

Everything we wanted

3,0 su luglio 25, 2015

We were looking for a B & B in Birmingham,near restaurants in a quiet area. This fit the bill perfectly. Sheila and Ira were charming hosts.

delightful place for a visit

5 su giugno 06, 2015

A wonderful place for a visit to Birmingham's finest restaurants, most within easy walking distance. We brought carryout dessert to the on-site gazebo and spent a delightful hour eating fruit tart and watching the clouds.

Love this B & B!

5 su giugno 02, 2015

Beautiful place, wonderful breakfast! Sheila is charming and fun, and the Victorian Parlor Game was great fun!

Great Home and Inn!

5 su maggio 31, 2015

We stayed the Hassinger Daniels Mansion this past week. The house is elegant, the décor impeccable and sometimes campy, the breakfast was scrumptious. We were glad we got there early, we had a chance to see all the rooms. Every room was different and a treat to tour. Cleanliness was no issue at this home, it was squeaky clean! The owners made sure every thing you could want was there. Birmingham restaurants were an easy walk and 5 Points was interesting but not as interesting as the mansion. The only suggestion I could make was a coffee maker for the guests to make their own in the evening. Some of us New Orleanians need a cup of coffee to help us sleep. ;)

Our First B&B experince.

4,4 su maggio 27, 2015

Cobb Lane BB was our first experience. We enjoyed it and it's in a great location. I recommend this BB to everyone.

Overnight stay in Birmingham

4,2 su maggio 25, 2015

We were "upgraded" to the mansion. It was within walking distance of several nice restaurants which was nice. Sheila was an excellent and knowledgeable host and we had a wonderful breakfast in the morning with a number of very interesting international guests which was a real treat. My husband loved the experience and would love to stay again when we are in the area.

Very enjoyable stay

5 su maggio 21, 2015

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our stay at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion B&B in Birmingham. We stayed in the Carousel Room which was very nice, clean, comfortable, and well maintained. Breakfast was delicious! Our host, Sheila, showed warm Southern hospitality. We would recommend this B&B for anyone - they also have suites for families.

Fun Times

3,6 su maggio 14, 2015

Sheila and Ira were super nice. I loved hearing each of their stories at breakfast. I learned a lot about Birmingham and the iron industry.

Outstanding experience

4,4 su maggio 11, 2015

Loved the room and overall decor. Breakfast was wonderful. The location is near restaurants. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.

Home and phone alone!

3,6 su maggio 11, 2015

We stayed at the partner property Hassinger Daniels Mansion. We only stayed one night. The location is great. The house beautiful. Room immaculately clean. Breakfast tasty. We only stayed one night, so this might not be the standard experience but on the whole the B&B seemed to be unstaffed during the day. We were earlier than our agreed check-in time, so in order to talk to a member of staff we had to phone a number given on the door. As we were visiting from Europe, we didn't have a working cell phone, so this was a problem. Eventually we got our mobile from home to work (at a cost of making a transatlantic call) to make contact. However as I say we were early, so perhaps staff would have been around later in the day if we had been on schedule. That said later in the day we needed to sort out booking a taxi to get to the airport in the morning, but lack of a phone at the B&B and no-one around to ask meant this ended up being more involved than you would imagine possible! The B&B has wifi throughout and so we could solve this problem eventually, but it was surprising how complicated this was to achieve without a local to ask or a local phone to use for a local call. In conclusion - fab place, great location, lovely breakfast make sure you have a working US cell phone!

Nice little getaway

4,0 su maggio 06, 2015

We stayed at Cobb Lane B&B for our 5 year anniversary. We had a very nice stay. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was very nice.

We loved it

5 su aprile 22, 2015

We really loved the house but especially we loved our hosts.

Hassinger Daniels B&B

5 su aprile 22, 2015

I stayed at the Hassinger-Daniels House which is the "sister" B&B to Cobb Lane B&B from April 15-19, 2015. Sheila and Ira have restored the house and it is beautifully furnished and decorated. My room was lovely, the breakfasts were excellent and the company at breakfast was very pleasant. I would highly recommend a stay in this wonderful neighborhood.

A weekend remember

4,8 su aprile 22, 2015

The house is truly out of a bygone age. The antique furnishings and decorating will be an object of discussion as we remember our stay. The breakfast prepared by Ira was first class. In fact I would love to have the recipe for his sausage "quiche". Our next stay will be at their other property which looks as interesting. Thanks.

Wedding weekend

5 su aprile 21, 2015

Beautiful rooms, great breakfast, fantastic location, and the owner was wonderful! Can't wait to stay here again!

Beautiful place

4,2 su aprile 20, 2015

Beautiful home. Great hospitality. Beds not to comfortable though. Overall still an A+

Birmingham's best

5 su aprile 20, 2015

While we had a slight change in venue, from Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast to its sister, Hessinger and Daniels House, everything was lovely. Sheila was present at the breakfast, and Ira gave us a tour of the wood carving studio. Our room, the Southern Belle, was large and lovely, complete with footed tub and a chandelier in every room! Loveliness everywhere you looked.

Cobb Lane

4,0 su aprile 19, 2015

Beautifully furnished historic home. Felt like we were stepping back in time. Looking forward to our next opportunity to visit.

An amazing experience!

5 su aprile 17, 2015

I booked our reservation at Cobb Lane and we were asked if we would like to up grade to their other B and B located near by. We agreed and our stay at the Hassenger Mansion was amazing. We stayed in the suite on the third floor- I realized I need to pack lighter for one night, but the house is beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and I was able to play the parlor game that morning - it was such an interesting experience. I was also able to tour the carousel carving school in the basement and it was exciting to see the beautiful pieces. My husband and I stay in Birmingham a few times a year for work- even if our conferences offer lodging on site I will stay at one of their establishments. If you are a history enthusiast it is a must!!

We loved it!

5 su aprile 16, 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 Company (located in an old firehouse) and Post Office Pies (next to Avondale Brewing in an old post office) when you're in Birmingham. Couple mile drive from Cobb Ln.

1 Year Anniversary

5 su aprile 15, 2015

My husband and I stay at the Cobb Lane B&B for our 1 year anniversary. Neither of us have ever stayed in Birmingham or at a B&B before. We both are spoiled now and loved the location. It was in walking distance of great restaurants and pubs. We also visited a few historical attraction on this weekend getaway. Everything was within a 20 minute drive. Ira was wonderful at the Lane. We will definitely be staying there again!

Lovely Stay at Victorian Bed and Breakfast

5 su aprile 14, 2015

My girlfriend and I recently stayed a night at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. Though we were only in town for a quick getaway trip, our stay in this lovely house made it feel like home. Ira, one of the owners, was incredibly helpful from the moment we arrived. He showed us around the place and offered tips on local dining and sightseeing. Breakfast featured a packed house of 12 people from all over the world. We were all able to bond and share our stories - a memory I won't soon forget. Ira and Sheila deserve all the success this bed and breakfast has brought them - and will undoubtedly continue to bring them!

Our Second Stay

4,8 su aprile 14, 2015

A second stay with these gracious hosts. We stayed in the Enchanting Turret Room and found everything to be comfortable. Ira showed us around the facility and Sheila joined us for breakfast and checkout. Such a charming place and the decor was outstanding. I can see how having a wood carver in the family adds to the restoration of such a place.


2,6 su aprile 11, 2015

We actually stayed at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion.

A Gracious Place

4,0 su marzo 31, 2015

The rooms are lovely, clean and well tended. But the real reason to stay at a Sheila Lane B&B is the breakfast. The food is very good, surpassed only by the breakfast hospitality. Ms. Lane joined us and gracefully led the pleasant, lively conversation; joining in was comfortable. We truly enjoyed learning about Ms. Lane's other guests.

Zebra room stay

4,2 su marzo 25, 2015

The only thing I wish I knew ahead of time about the Zebra room is that it was a basement-type room. Basements freak me out a little and I think I would have been more comfortable in the house.

Will stay again

4,6 su marzo 19, 2015

We had a wonderful time and will stay here again when visiting Birmingham. Can not beat the value and charm.

Great place. Owner abrupt and inflexible.

3,0 su marzo 11, 2015

The hotel itself is very charming. It is clean and well located. The service you will get is absolute minimum once they have your money.Ira is a warm fellow who serves a very thin breakfast. During the day, there is no management on site unless called to their mobile. When I called to complain about the freezing temperature in my room, I was asked if I wanted to find another hotel instead. I don't feel this is the right approach in the hospitality business.

Great location for Stay

4,4 su febbraio 25, 2015

We stayed at the B&B for the Mercedes Marathon. The location was perfect for getting to the race and our friends to cheer us on in several locations along the way. Price was very good and it was CLEAN. The Inn was quiet for the most part, but it is in a lively district for entertainment as well. We felt safe as it is across from one of the local police depts. I would most def would stay there again!

Great place to stay

4,4 su febbraio 23, 2015

Great place to stay, very great food and service. Would recommend it to anyone.

Burmingham B&B

5 su febbraio 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Daniels Mansion, Mrs Chaffin's newest location. Everything about it was lovely and we defiantly enjoyed our stay. It was welcoming, peaceful, cozy; the water was hot, the bed was comfortable, and our breakfast was delicious. We are very pleased with our decision to stay here!!

Happy in Birmingham

5 su febbraio 12, 2015

We had a lovely visit for our anniversary full of fun history and parlor games to add to the experience. Within walking distance to active 5 points area. Serene, quiet room with large bath was exactly what we wanted.

Enjoyable stay

3,6 su febbraio 11, 2015

The house and owner were lovely and we really enjoyed her taking us through the home and describing the restoration work that had been done. However, in order to receive a better rating, a few improvements should be made. First, the bed linens were rough and need to be higher quality and the pillows were rock hard. Second, the breakfast consisted of a dry egg casserole, scrambled eggs and a few small slices of fruit. Pretty basic and not nearly what we've experienced at other bed and breakfasts. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider staying here again.

The BEST B&B in Birmingham

5 su febbraio 11, 2015

We had a amazing anniversary weekend at the Cobb Lane B&B. Cookies and petite pecan pies before bed and a perfect breakfast with hot coffee. Shiela the owner was delightful and was the icing on the cake. We even played a guessing game and won a half price future stay. I felt like Scarlett from Gone With the Wind.. We felt like we went back in time staying in a beautiful restored home from 1898.

Fantastic Weekend Stay

5 su febbraio 06, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend staying at the B&B. Our daughter was returning from Costa Rica and this was a perfect place to relax and visit. The Enchanting Turret Room was very comfortable and more enjoyable than a hotel room. The breakfast is delicious and the staff are fantastic people. Having a chance to talk with others from all around the country is a nice experience as well. We also enjoyed a Parlor Game with others that was very exciting and a learning experience as well. My once skeptic husband is now sold on staying again! Sheila, you are a A+ hostess.

Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast

5 su gennaio 28, 2015

I stayed at Hassinger Daniels Mansion over the weekend and was absolutely bowled over! The renovation of the old mansion was truly amazing, and to say it is beautiful in an understatement. The mansion provides everything a traveler needs (comfortable beds, flat screen TV, blow dryer, iron & ironing board, etc.) but is so much more than a hotel! The period decorations are tasteful and lovely. Sheila also has on display many interesting things that were found during the renovation of the mansion. The huge porch has plenty of comfortable seating, as does the gazebo and the parlors. The location is great (plenty of restaurants, central to so many things, etc.), parking is free and there is a refrigerator for guests that is stocked with complementary beverages. The breakfast was not only delicious, it was beautiful! I just can’t say enough good things about the Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast! I also stayed at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast a few years ago and can highly recommend both!

Southern charm!!

5 su gennaio 21, 2015

I stayed at this Hassinger Daniels Mansion after originally reserving a room at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and the host, Sheila, has a great personality and made our stay even more enjoyable. I stayed here as a quick birthday getaway and I will definitely stay here again.

New Year's Celebration

5 su gennaio 16, 2015

We booked a room for New Year's Eve. We have always admired the house and wanted to stay there. Our visit far exceeded our expectations. The house is beautiful and the service was great! The location was great. There are restaurants and entertainment right around the corner. We enjoyed our visit so much that we stayed an extra night.

Birmingham Bowl - Go Gators!

5 su gennaio 06, 2015

We were in Birmingham for the Birmingham Bowl - University of Florida vs East Carolina. The B&B was full of fans from both teams! We enjoyed the beautiful accommodations and excellent service.

Cobb b and b

2,8 su gennaio 05, 2015

Nice place room was ok location is in the university area Breakfast was a little small I had to stop for lunch usually I don't have to eat till dinner

Fantastic Experience

4,8 su dicembre 22, 2014

Sheila and Ira are fantastic hosts. Upon arrival, we were upgraded from Cobb Lane to the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. This is a newly renovated property a few blocks away from Cobb Lane. This is a beautiful property with comfortable rooms. We were treated like royalty and had our choice of several rooms to choose from. Ira gave us a map that listed many of the great restaurants and night life establishments within walking distance. I recommend this experience to everyone. We will definitely stay with Sheila and Ira again!

Great Place to stay,

4,4 su dicembre 10, 2014

...very nice place to stay!! Many very nice restaurants in the area.

Date night at Camelot

5 su novembre 24, 2014

THe best date night ever. We loved the house and walked through to explore. Shelia is the best hostess. She is so knowledgeable about the house and the area and shared some great stories with us. Is was so convenient to go to Botega up the road and The Alabama Theater for a concert. The breakfast was outstanding and interesting to share with the other guests. We can't wait to come back and enjoy a different room. Thank you so much for making a great memory for us.

Great Inn in a great location

5 su novembre 23, 2014

Owner and staff were very accommodating to our needs and made us feel right at home. We will be staying with them again as soon as possible. Thanks for making our time in Birmingham so enjoyable.

Anniversary Getaway

5 su novembre 19, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a one night getaway at the beautiful Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. Sheila was more than happy to take care of questions I had before making reservations, which was easy to do on their online reservation system. Most rooms have descriptions and images on their website, and Sheila sent me additional information for rooms that did not. Parking was provided, which was nice since it is within walking distance of 5-points. Upon arrival, a quick phone call to Sheila, and I was directed to keys, given a quick tour of the first floor, guided to my room, and was told I could come and go as I pleased. I stayed in the Bird of Paradise room. The professional photos on the website were very accurate. The room was very comfortably furnished with antiques, and had a clean modern bathroom. The bed was warm and pretty comfortable. The next morning, Sunday, breakfast was served at 9:00 sharp. Ira had prepared a delicious meal of sausage, scrambled eggs, gourmet blueberry bread, fresh fruit, OJ, and coffee. We enjoyed our breakfast with a pleasant conversation with Ira and another couple that had stayed the night. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

First time's a charm

4,6 su novembre 16, 2014

This was our first experience at a B&B and Sheila and staff made sure we would never forget it. Sheila went above and beyond our expectatitons to make sure our arrangements were in order and that we had everything we needed. Breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed pleasant conversations with Sheila and other guests. Sheila made an effort to get to know everyone, and has a great memory! We stayed in Hera's Loft. The room was spacious, comfortable, clean, and had a great view to "people watch" from a private balcony. We will definitely be back.

The Mansion

3,4 su novembre 14, 2014

The mansion is absolutely beautiful. Sheila and Ira were very gracious hosts. The bathrooms need to be updated with modern facilities. I found the shower to be very uncomfortable and very disappointing.

Great stay!

4,6 su novembre 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. The B&B was great. Great job restoring the house. Furniture and decor outstanding. Rooms did not have individual air conditioning so we had to open window to help regulate temperature but were able to keep temperature comfortable. Little noisy with restaurants, clubs, etc nearby but was not a problem Parking lot a little small.

Victorian Chamber

4,6 su novembre 10, 2014

Very different - in a good way.

I'd stay here again in a New York minute! Lovely

4,8 su novembre 05, 2014

Wonderful. Clean. Quiet. Friendly. Interesting.

Very happy!

4,0 su novembre 05, 2014

This was our first visit to a true B&B and to Birmingham. A family member was getting married so many of us opted to stay at the B&B versus a chain hotel. We ALL loved the experience. We were actually upgraded to the mansion that is also owned by Sheila. The rooms were gorgeous, comfortable, and SO very clean. Sheila is extremely friendly, hospitable, and professional. We look forward to another Birmingham trip to stay either at the Cobb Lane or Hassinger Mansion B&B!

Birmingham's Best!!

4,8 su novembre 02, 2014

My 16 year old daughter and I stayed for two nights while she had outpatient surgery at UAB Highlands (minutes from this wonderful home away from home). From the moment we arrived we were entranced! We will definitely be returning to stay in some of the other rooms we were able to tour during our stay. Do not hesitate to book here for your visit to Birmingham, AL. It is convenient to world class dining, exciting nightlife and provides a historic perspective on the city at the same time. Thank you so much to the owners and staff! Debra Burkett

Very Nice B&B

5 su ottobre 30, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay, the house is amazing as well as historical. Every thing was perfect, very quaint but comfortable .The breakfast was very nice and met all the other guest from around the country. Sheila was a very good host. Would stay again and recommend to our friends.

Hera's Loft

4,2 su ottobre 28, 2014

We stayed in Hera's Loft and loved it. Went for our 9th anniversary. The room is located at the rear of the top floor, the most private and modern in the house. The small suite features a private balcony and a sunken floor for the main bed. Overall the house was charming and perfect for the occasion!

A B- for this B&B

3,8 su ottobre 26, 2014

If you like over-the-top frou-frou, this is the place for you! We stayed in the large Zebra room, which was very comfortable. We had our own little porch which was very nice. I thought the breakfast was average. Sheila was very friendly and it was nice that she provided free soft drinks. I had read in one review that she offered homemade cookies--just store-bought ones for us! She told us about a Thai restaurant, where we had an excellent lunch. In walking around the area, we found another restaurant called J. Clyde that had very tasty food, also. Lots of restaurants in this area--downtown Birmingham seems to be a food desert!

Hassinger Daniels Mansion

4,6 su ottobre 26, 2014

Nestled in downtown Birmingham, the Hassinger Daniels Mansion is perfectly peaceful. The staff were graciously helpful and made us feel right at home. We spent the evenings walking downtown and enjoying some hot cocoa in the backyard gazebo. Lots of charm and character in every corner of this house. I would absolutely stay here again and will recommend it to anyone visiting Birmingham.

Garden View Room

4,0 su ottobre 24, 2014

Beautiful home in a convenient location.

Lovely place, stay there if you can

4,2 su ottobre 20, 2014

Unfortunalty, I stayed there for one night only. It was such a nice experience. The service was wonderful. Stay there if you get a chance.

Cobb Lane B&B

5 su ottobre 20, 2014

A wonderful place to stay... tops any hotel in the city...

Would definitely come back!

4,6 su ottobre 20, 2014

I loved the set up and decor of the house and the room we stayed in: Birds of Paradise. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating.

Actually stayed at the Hassinger Mansion

4,2 su ottobre 16, 2014

Delightful host. Very unique building with great attention to detail. Very clean and neat. Surrounded by a mixed neighborhood in the five points part of Birmingham, but plenty of places to hang out and drink and eat.

A Pleasing Stay in Alabama....

5 su ottobre 15, 2014

This Bed an Breakfast is like many others - pretty, quiet for the most part, serene, pleasant, clean, friendly owners and lots of neat restaurants within walking distance. The front porch is really nice to sit and chat with other visitors and friends or just read a favorite book or magazine. The rooms are very comfortable as are the bathrooms. Breakfast is served each morning about 8 (nice but overly fancy). The food is good, but some is made to be easily warmed then served from the microwave. More simple food variety would be a plus for a good breakfast. Not more fancy - just simple good ole breakfast items. Sometimes simple really is better. Overall, this Bed an Breakfast is very nice to stay an relax at - and the owners have done a good job at making you feel at home.

Unexpected Experience

5 su ottobre 06, 2014

For convenience, location, I did a last minute reservation at this B&B and it could not have turned out any better. Great location, accommodations, atmosphere and service for a very fair price.

Good Location

4,6 su ottobre 04, 2014

Beautiful house in a good Location

We loved it!

5 su settembre 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently during our honeymoon. Wish we could have stayed longer. We absolutely loved it. Great service, great people, and great location. We will definitely be back.

Nice find in Birmingham!

4,8 su settembre 24, 2014

B&B's can vary a lot, so each new visit is a surprise. This place was a wonderful discovery for us. We stayed 3 nights and wish it could have been longer! The owners were super organized and friendly to all of the guests and breakfast was an event to look forward to. Very special kind of place, comfortable and historic. We will re-book anytime we are in Birmingham.

Excellent! Highly Recommend!

5 su settembre 22, 2014

Hassinger Daniels Mansion made for an excellent first-time experience at a bed and breakfast! The staff was wonderful, rooms were beautiful, breakfast was exquisite! Highly recommend.

Hassenger Daniels was terrific

4,8 su settembre 13, 2014

We stayed at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion of the Cobb Lane B&B. It is a really delightful house with many interesting items adorning the rooms and common areas. The sculpted carousel horses were especially interesting to see. Excellent breakfast!

Great B&B

5 su settembre 09, 2014

I went to Birmingham to see a concert. Sheila, was very sweet and accommodating. The trip was great.


3,2 su settembre 07, 2014

I must start in saying that the B&B was a lovely place and that we had some circumstances that may have been unusual. We were traveling across the Sourh after taking our daughter back to college and planned to stay in Birmingham so we could meet friends there for dinner. The restaurant was in High Point so Cobb Lane seemed like a perfect location and property. We arrived after 6pm, but spoke to the innkeeper on the phone who had arranged to leave our key. Everything was great until we returned from a great dinner. We woke about 3am sweltering. We couldn't locate any way to adjust the temperature in our room or downstairs. We also couldn't find anything written in our room addressing climate control. My husband looked around outside our room and the thermostat control was located in a locked box, set at 76 degrees. It was a particularly hot and steamy night in Birmingham, but nonetheless it was so uncomfortable that we got up, took a cold shower, and left just after 6am opting to skip breakfast (which sounded like it was going to be divine). This made it difficult to use star ratings for "Dining" since we didn't eat here.


5 su settembre 06, 2014

Me and my daughter had the best over night stay we drove up there for a concert from Mississippi and I had reservation and got a free upgrade the bed was very comfortable and the room was very unique the owner was a very sweet lady and we enjoyed talking to her at breakfast, the breakfast was very delightful and delicious sorry my daughter didn't eat much she woke up with a tummy ach but I enjoyed it very much .


5 su settembre 04, 2014

A friend and I decided to stay at Cobb Lane for her bachelorette weekend. We were offered an upgrade to stay in the Enchanting Turret room at the Hassinger Daniels Mansion. The room was perfect (as was the whole mansion). There were so many small details of the house that made it so grand. Mrs. Sheila was so sweet and offered great advice as to where to eat and what to do while we were in Birmingham. The location is within walking distance of several amazing restaurants (I will recommend Ocean, we had AMAZING service there). We only made it to one breakfast because we went to church on one morning. However, after eating with the other guests the following morning, I wish we had made it to both! It was very special to talk with the other guests as well as with Mrs. Sheila. The food (and coffee) was also delicious. I will definitely plan another trip to stay!

Great stay at one of my favorite houses in Birmingham!

4,6 su settembre 03, 2014

Great stay at one of my favorite houses in Birmingham!

Beautiful Home

3,0 su agosto 27, 2014

Loved my room and the house, but there were several details that should have been automatic in this price of room. Request soap and extra wash cloths because there was no soap and only 1 wash cloth. You are on your own getting your luggage up to the room...I was on the 3rd floor and I'm over 60 yrs. old. I was disappointed in the food served for breakfast. Was expecting a big Southern breakfast since this was a historical Southern mansion built in the late 1890's instead we were served a light breakfast w/o any type of choice. It would be a beautiful place to be married, but would present problems for a caterer with a large wedding because of the very small kitchen.. It would be best served for a small intimate wedding either on the grounds in the gazebo or in the front parlor. The gazebo is spectacular!

B & B in the city

4,0 su agosto 21, 2014

It was a very cool Bed and Breakfast in a trendy area of Birmingham within walking distance from some great restaurants. My wife and I were in the Camelot room which is in the front. It was very loud...and to be expected because of the location of the B&B. Very understandable. We did have a bit of an issue with it being so warm in that room. The rest of the house seemed to be cool and comfortable while ours was pretty warm. We got back late enough from dinner that we didn't want to disturb anyone. We had an oscillating table fan that helped. The décor was great...need to work on the circulation in that room. I'm assuming most of the other rooms were cool and comfortable. Great breakfast, friendly host, and a great experience overall.

Great Break in a, Long Drive Home

5 su agosto 14, 2014

This was my second stay at the Hassinger Daniels mansion and it was wonderful as expected. Decorated beautifully, very clean and beds were as comfortable as could be. My sister and I stayed on the 3rd floor and loved it. We had a large room, it was the perfect temp for sleeping at night and dark enough for a light sleeper to not be awakened by light or outside sounds. Breakfast was delicious and the coffee was perfect!

Very nice place to stay!

4,8 su agosto 06, 2014

House is beautifully decorated, rooms are comfortable, hosts are very congenial and knowledgeable about area. House is very short safe walk to great restaurants and entertainment.

Risposta del proprietario
This guest was enjoyed and took advantage of the Inn's location and amenities. Thank you for writing! Ira

- Ira Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)


2,6 su agosto 04, 2014

At a glance it seems to be a very good place but it has many failures by sample: Too many rooms it looks like an inn than a B&B; had no Wi-Fi service but it shows that the service is given. The breakfast it was a Continental breakfast, grape juice very bad quality and warm and worst of all the fabric napkins were recycled.

Risposta del proprietario
A continental breakfast usually has juice, a pastry, and coffee. Our 2 Inns offer a full hot cooked Southern Hospitality breakfast each morning with an egg dish (example quische, omelette, scrambled eggs), breakfast meat (example ham, bacon, sausage), baked bread/pastry item (example pancakes, French bread, biscuit, breakfast baked breads, scone, muffin, etc., juice, hot coffee or tea. Orange, apple, cranberry and grape juice are always available. Special dietary requests may be arranged. Cloth table napkins fresh from the commercial laundry are in our breakfast table settings. Free Wi-Fi service is available to our guests via password given at entry. Common areas have a 5 bar reception, rooms vary from 2 to 5 bars. An enhancement is being planned so that all rooms have a 5 bars. At our recently opened 2nd BB, HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST, all guest rooms and common areas have a 5 bar reception.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Very nice and charming B&B

4,2 su luglio 28, 2014

I have stayed at this B&B a couple of times and both times I have been very pleased with everything. The rooms are beautiful and the food is wonderful. I also love the fresh baked cookies that Mrs. Sheila has waiting on you upon arrival. Plan on staying again!

Risposta del proprietario
We love our return guests. We're glad you like the cookies, they are very tempting aren't they? Please come often and thank you for making a review.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Spectacular Home

4,8 su luglio 24, 2014

Everything was wonderful! The home is well appointed. Great detail and furnishings. The bed was very comfortable in the periwinkle room. I like extra pillows and had brought my own. There were only 2 for the bed, though. So take note. The breakfast was great with a sausage/croissant casserole, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and good coffee. We met the owner the next morning and she was very nice. It was great to meet all the guest and talk over breakfast. Overall I would stay there again.

Risposta del proprietario
Spectacular! We so enjoyed your adjective to describe your experience. Please come again soon.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Family Trip

4,4 su luglio 20, 2014

Stayed with my daughter in the 2 bedroom suite upstairs in mid July. The beds were comfortable and loved the ambiance of the home and bedrooms. The inn is on a quiet street and the air conditioning worked well in July! The inn is also located in a great area within walking distance to restaurants and shops. The best part of the stay was talking with Shelia and the other guests. Our visit to Birmingham was more enjoyable staying at Cobb Lane instead of staying at a chain hotel.

Risposta del proprietario
This guest and her family stayed in our Country French suite upstairs which has a queen and a double bed, sleeps 4, in 2 bedrooms that share one bath. This suite is a favorite of families and close friends traveling together. These guests were very outgoing and enjoyed the City and Inn. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

A gem

3,8 su luglio 18, 2014

We recently went to a wedding in Birmingham and we wanted to find a unique, classic place to stay with historical charm and in a wonderful location. We found this and more at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. First, Sheila was wonderful, classy, elegant and charming. She was a most helpful and considerate host without being intrusive. She shares local knowledge without being pushy. She help guest meet each other and got conversations started and then allowed things to take its natural course. The house is full of charm and history and the renovation while done very well. Yet, don't be upset if a window or door frame is under repair. This for us was part of the charm for us (we've renovated 3 houses ourselves). The breakfast was fresh fruit, eggs, juice, coffee and all prepared fresh and served with all the guest sharing a meal. A great experience as we met and had wonderful conversations with teachers from Kentucky and Physicians from Florida. The neighborhood is a great location, close to local restaurants, bars, health food stores, etc. I felt immediately safe as a small local police station is just across the street. We'll be back and we'll stay here again!

Risposta del proprietario
We enjoyed these guests very much since they seek out historic properties and understand that their patronage helps keep the property in use so that it will be enjoyed by the next generation that follows. They were delightful. Please come again when you're in Birmingham.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

July 2014

2,6 su luglio 17, 2014

A very friendly and informative hostess. She took the time to sit with us and add to the breakfast table conversations, give advice and hints etc. However, the breakfast was vastly over-rated. We all sat around getting coffee refills waiting for another course to follow the first very small one, Muffins perhaps? Pastries? But nothing more was on offer. The second moring, all we got was scrambled egg, some fruit and one dry scone (biscuit)

Risposta del proprietario
Our breakfasts are full hot cooked Southern Hospitality meals with a meat dish (sausage, bacon, or ham), an egg dish (example omellette, quische, scrambled eggs), baked items (biscuit, muffin, croissant, pancakes, etc.), fresh fruit in season, fruit juice, and hot coffee or tea. There are also sweet treats in the parlor available at any time (example cookies, brownies or cupcakes). Other BBs we're familiar with may serve the same things but in separate dishes and courses rather than all at the same time. Perhaps these guests have visited those BBs earlier. Thank you for the kind personal comment, we enjoyed meeting you also.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Great Stay

5 su luglio 16, 2014

We stayed at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast as we passed through Birmingham. It was a great experience. Very tranquil. The food was fabulous.

Risposta del proprietario
Our cook was very pleased to know you thought the breakfast was fabulous. It made her day for sure. Birmingham is about mid-way between many points so often we have wonderful guests like these who stay along their journey. Come again some time!

- Ira Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Cobb Lane B&B

3,6 su luglio 07, 2014

The Inn is full of history and artifacts! Very interesting! The room was quiet and private and we liked that very much! The room could have used a good cleaning before we arrived, and the pillows on the bed smelled "musty / old". We were glad that we brought our own pillows with us. Kinda disappointed in breakfast only because we have stayed at several B&B and the Breakfast is always the BIG HIT the next morning, however this one was nothing worth really getting out of bed for. It felt like there was more emphasis put into the crystal and china than the actual food.

Risposta del proprietario
We checked this guest room and changed the pillows. Thanks for the feedback. Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

My birthday weekend

5 su luglio 02, 2014

Sunday, June 29th was my 25th birthday.This was my first stay in a B&B and it was an amazing experience. It was a surprise and the staff and other guests were so welcoming. The mansion reminded me of my childhood home, and I was even able to bathe in a claw-foot bathtub. I wish I could visit this place every week! Everything was just wonderful.

Risposta del proprietario
It is always fun to experience new things and we are so glad you came and did so. Yes, a footed claw tub is different than taking a bath in a modern tub. These rooms have footed claw tubs with showers above: Periwinkle (Cobb Lane BB), Vulcan Vista, Southern Belle, Garden View, Camelot (Hassinger Daniels Mansion BB). Thank you for enjoying old fashioned bathing.

- Ira Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Beyond Expectations

5 su luglio 01, 2014

We were coming into town for a concert. I was looking for an upscale hotel to stay at when I found Cobb Lane B&B. The mansion was beautiful. The room was most excellent and the breakfast and service were beyond expectations. We are so glad that we found Cobb Lane B&B. We will be back soon.

Risposta del proprietario
Wow! What a nice review. We heart felt thank you for the recognition. We'll tell our staff. Best Regards

- Sheila & Ira Chaffin (Owners and Innkeepers)

Nice getaway in Birmingham

3,8 su giugno 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our night at Cobb Lane. It is beautiful with lots of fascinating antiques. We stayed in the Southern Magnolia Suite and were very pleased. The breakfast was good and the host was gracious. For dinner we made the mile-long hike to the Fish Market Restaurant in downtown Birmingham, which was great. We would recommend this facility.


4,6 su giugno 11, 2014

I was in town for the Steele City Jazz Fest. I chose Cobb Lane because of its great location. Near the concert, a couple of blocks from several restaurants. My room was clean and comfortable, the staff and owners were great. The breakfast on both days was very good. I highly recommend Cobb Lane B&B.

Risposta del proprietario
This was a wonderful guest coming to Birmingham for the love of the music, the sights and sounds of live jazz. Several guests at both of our Inns came for the Jazz Festival and enjoyed themselves. Excellent! Thank you for the compliments, it means a lot to us. Please come again soon.

- Sheila Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)


4,6 su giugno 10, 2014

This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I was very pleased.

Risposta del proprietario
We feel very complimented to be your first BB stay and hope you'll enjoy visiting others in the future. Who knows, maybe one day you'll also be a BB owner! In some countries like Ireland, for instance, they are marvelous and throughout the countryside where there aren't necessarily name hotels so you get to see the real people and hear their stories. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)

Great bed and breakfast

5 su giugno 09, 2014

Stayed at the other property owned by Ira and Shiela, Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed And Breakfast. Was a great stay. Room was lovely, breakfast was great. House interesting.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST at 2028 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205 is our newly restored and 2nd BB just 2 blocks away from Cobb Lane BB. We're so happy that you like it. It was a taxing 3 year difficult rehab due to its condition so it is a pleasure to be up and running. Today we're planting perennial flowers in the garden around the Gazebo, more to follow all over. Thank you for being our guest.

- Sheila Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)

Great Stay

4,0 su giugno 08, 2014

This was a neat B&B. We enjoyed our short stay. Walked across the parking lot for a wonderful meal at Highlands Grill & Bar!

Risposta del proprietario
This couple stayed in our 2nd Bed and Breakfast, HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST at 2028 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205. Our neighbor is the famous Highland Bar and Grill with award winning Chef Frank Stitts. Their cuisine is amazing and we agree, it is truly a treasure. We thank them for coming and hope to see them again real soon. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

A Charming Interlude

4,6 su maggio 31, 2014

My sorority sisters and I occupied half of the Hassinger Daniels property for three nights and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. The parlour and veranda were perfect for visiting, Sheila and Danielle were perfect hostesses and breakfast was first rate. Each of our rooms had a distinct personality - filled with treasures! If you want to go back in time and enjoy the past, this is a great place to do it!

Risposta del proprietario
This group of ladies were so much fun. They were about our age and had fond memories of their college sorority and have kept in touch over the years. Turns out we once were "house parents" for their sorority while in Grad School, though at a different time and place. They are such good friends through thick and thin and through the years, it was beautiful to see. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

A truly wonderful experience

5 su maggio 29, 2014

The house was beautiful, the room was warm and comfortable and our hosts were a delight. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful experience. We will be back!

Risposta del proprietario
A review doesn't get any better than this. THANK YOU for coming and for your praise. --Ira

- Ira Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)

Lovely experience

5 su maggio 29, 2014

Breakfast was great. Accomodations were lovely.

It was a very pleasent stay!

5 su maggio 29, 2014

We stayed for two nights, everything was just perfect!

Great location

4,0 su maggio 28, 2014

Wonderful stay. Very comfortable rooms and private. Great location. The fudge brownies were delicious. It got a little cold in the rooms from air conditioning. But a blanket made it cozy. Besides, it was summer in Alabama.

Mother's Day get-a-way

3,8 su maggio 15, 2014

I stayed at the Cobb's lane B&B with my mom and sisters during Mothers Day weekend 2014.

Risposta del proprietario
Our 2 Victorian Mansions are excellent choices for Mother's Day since many rooms have a very feminine gentile decor. Women's Teas are frequently held in our 2 lovely Dining Rooms. Thank you for allowing us to host your wonderful family during Mother's Day 2014.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)


5 su maggio 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast in Birmingham Al, This was our 1st experience with a B&B and it could not have been more wonderful. The place was beautiful and the owners were not only very nice but most helpful with recommendations for restaurants and what to see around town. I told my husband we will never stay at another chain hotel again. Catherine and Larry Lee

Risposta del proprietario
It is always fun to have guests who are staying at a BB for the first time. This couple was most enjoyable, very friendly, and asked lots of good questions. We really appreciate them taking the time to write a review. Please come again soon! Sheila and Ira

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

A different kind of experience

3,2 su maggio 06, 2014

An interesting experience.....


4,8 su maggio 01, 2014

We were introduced to Sheila and Ira Chaffin's 2nd B&B just a couple blocks away from Cobb Lane B&B. Cobb Lane had full occupancy and they offered a stay in their recently restored and opened, Victorian Mansion, Hassinger Daniels. This Victorian Mansion from 1898 was built by the President of the Iron Company, it is 2.5 times larger and grander, than Cobb Lane B&B, and on the National HIstoric Registry. We were very pleased with our stay at this location and would recommend it to anyone looking for a unique getaway in the 5 Points Disctrict. This B&B was a better choice as it is within walking distance of restaurants and in a lively location. However, if you are looking for a quiter area getaway, I would recomment Cobb Lane. It is still within walking distance of entertainment but also provides the quietness of a nice neighborhood setting. Both are very beautifully decorated and we would be happy to stay at either location again. If you are looking for more information I would contact Sheila or check out HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST on facebook. The address is 2028 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205

Risposta del proprietario
Thank you for trying out our newly restored and opened 2nd BB and your encouragement about our new adventure. It is just 2 blocks away from Cobb Lane BB. It is true it is much larger and grander in scale than Cobb Lane and right in the middle of the action. We can sit on its front porch and see the July 4th fireworks from Vulcan Monument on nearby Red Mountain, watch the St. Patrick's Day parade and Birmingham's Mercedes Marathon runners come down Highland Ave towards their finish. A fun place to be. Thank you for coming, please come again soon. Sheila

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)


4,6 su aprile 29, 2014

I loved my stay. Great establishment and close to meal places and UAB campus. With the B & B on a busy street, I was worried about the traffic noise. I was surprised that it was quiet on my side of the B & B.

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast Stay

5 su aprile 23, 2014

Very quaint home with a lot of antiques and beautiful architecture - loved the stain glass staircase windows. The owners were very nice and very accommodating. Great stay and will stay there again if I am back in the Birmingham area.

Very Friendly staff and hosts

4,2 su aprile 17, 2014

Love the antique finishes. Could be a little cleaner but the staff and hosts more than make up for it.

Great First Experience in a B&B

5 su aprile 14, 2014

I have been wanting to stay in a B&B for over 20 yrs and finally booked this one on a business trip. For my personality which is outgoing and curious I absolutely enjoyed it. Sheila the owner was very accessible and actually served and at breakfast with us in the morning. I thoroughly enjoyed the process of dining with others and meeting new people. The B&B itself was absolutely gorgeous. I stayed not at Cobb Lane but the other one they own the Hunseinger Mansion just down the street. The rooms were very clean and you could tell a lot of passion went in to decorating and maintaining the home. A lot of history in the house and a fantastic place to stay which is close to 5 points and tons of stuff to do and lots of places to eat. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will definitely stay hear again when in town and fully recommend this to anyone staying in the area.

Risposta del proprietario
HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST, 2028 Highland Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35205 was delighted to meet this very competent and well traveled business woman who was trying out a B&B for first time. She was warm, friendly, a great guest to host. Thank you for the encouragement as we start up our 2nd BB in a recently restored 1898 Victorian Mansion with 10 guest rooms on the National Historic Registry. Please come often when your business brings you to Birmingham. Thank you for comiong.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Bridal Party

4,4 su aprile 09, 2014

I am getting married soon, and my bridal party and I stayed in Enchanting Turret, Hara's Loft and the Vulcan Vista. We very much enjoyed our stay. The rooms are clean and well kept. Sheila, the owner, is very attentive and accommodating. I would definitely stay again.

Risposta del proprietario
A beautiful bride-to-be and her 8 bridesmaids came to visit and enjoyed our larger 2nd BB, Hassinger Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Enchanting Turrett accommodates 4 guests, Hera's Loft 2 guests, and Vulcan Vista 3 guests. They were a lot of fun, we enjoyed having them come. Thank you for taking time to do a review and come back again.

- Sheila Chaffin (owner and innkeeper)

Charming Victorian B&B

4,0 su aprile 02, 2014

I loved the Inn and the owners. I loved that it was so peaceful and quite. The other families and couples staying there were nice. The cleaning crew could do a better job dusting and removing hair from linens such as the comforters and from the bath tub. I'm not sure the owners are aware of this as they have a cleaning crew that does this. I believe they said it was college students which explain the lack of attention. We still enjoyed the B&B and plan to go back again.

Risposta del proprietario
We are pleased you came, enjoyed the Inn, and other guests. We will train our crew to be more careful in their cleaning. Thank you for telling us.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

1 night in Birmingham

4,2 su marzo 31, 2014

I had a lovely stay at this B&B in Birmingham. It was a great location, within walking distance from lots of restaurants and shops. The rooms were very clean and my bed was very comfortable. Nice, spacious bathroom as well. I very much enjoyed breakfast the next morning. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Birmingham, much more personal than a hotel.

Risposta del proprietario
"I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Birmingham, much more personal than a hotel". What a wonderful compliment you have honored us with. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Felt like home

5 su marzo 27, 2014

This I a very warm and loving place to stay. My daughter had a early appointment at the children hospital (she is 2 years old) I did not want to travel so early in the morning. We choose to stay at Cobb Lane bed and Breakfast the night before her appointment. I am so glad we did, she enjoyed the front porch and the freedom of a yard unlike a hotel room. Mrs Sheila welcomed us in as if we was family. Mrs. Sheila's peanut butter cookies was a delightful treat. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and the company we had.The beautiful antiques and small details of collectables is breath taking. A million thank you for a wonderful stay.

Risposta del proprietario
We cherished the time when this guest and her very pretty 2 year old daughter came to visit. The Mother was so loving and the little girl so happy in her arms, that as a Grandparents ourselves, it was a delight to behold. Best wishes to you both.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

4,0 su marzo 26, 2014

Staying at Cobb Lane B and B had all the comforts of a home as far as amenities, pleasant company, breakfast and all the coffee you want with cookies available throughout the day to snack if you want. Not stuffy and impersonal like staying at a hotel. There was the added benefit of luxurious dining room, front porch to read or converse on and a sitting parlor. The other guests were pleasant but not in an encroaching way and everyone respected one another's privacy. I looked forward to breakfast as the conversation was always interesting and everyone engaged. After breakfast we went to Birmingham Botanical Gardens which are beautiful and free. In the afternoon we sat on the porch of the B and B and enjoyed the spring weather and later that night we went to a play at the local theater. All in all a very pleasant stay.

Risposta del proprietario
Aren't those Victorian large wrap-around porches great! They're sort of an outdoor "room", the in-between area between the walkable sidewalk and neighborhood and where the Victorian family lived inside the Mansion. We also like to sit there, soak in the sun, smell the Spring flowers, and think about what life was like at the turn of the century. So glad you enjoyed these simple pleasures also. Please come again soon.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Anniversary getaway

4,4 su marzo 26, 2014

We had a blast. The house was very well kept and the location was great. The innkeeper was a very good source of information and she (Sheila) went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. When I go back to bham, it will be my 1st Choice.

Risposta del proprietario
We loved your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll look forward to seeing you both next time. We'll keep up on all the current events and entertainments to tell you about. Happy Anniversary!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Fun weekend destination

3,6 su marzo 16, 2014

Ira is a great host who is interested in the comfort and satisfaction of guests at Cobb Lane. He puts a positive face on Birmingham, which we found a delightful place to visit!

Risposta del proprietario
How nice to be complimented! And by such nice folks like you. Thank you. Ira

- Ira Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Not our best B&B!

2,8 su marzo 15, 2014

The B & B and the working staff were great. The breakfast however gave us a different taste for the B & B. The owner definitely caters to the "employed" guests vs the vacationing guests. We were first to enter the dining room and since there was a table to the side set for 2, we chose that in case there were families or singles and left the dining room table for them. Big mistake! The owner sat and chatted with those folks exclusively and other than our initial cup of coffee totally ignored us. She actually circled the dining room table with coffee refills for all - except us. Never asked, never once looked in our direction. My husband got up, walked behind her, filled his cup, returned to our table, picked up my cup and refilled it. No acknowledgement of having been ignored by the owner! Needless to say, we left immediately and will not have this B & B on our list of favorites.

Risposta del proprietario
We apologize for how things seemed to you, based on your comments, and have learned something today. For the past 9 years of successful operation, couples choosing to sit in the side table have told us they wish to be initially served, then seek to have private conversations and not engage with those in the large table or for re-fills since they wish to be "alone" admidst the group. Apparently we misjudged your intention and we apologize for that. We'll ask future couples who sit there what they wish. We hope you'll come another time and enjoy sitting with others at the main table enjoying their lively conversation.

- Sheila Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)

Good value for elegant stay

3,8 su marzo 11, 2014

Great location and elegant furnishings. We had requested a non-meat option for breakfast ahead of time and was assured it was not a problem, but the main dish served had sausage in it. That is my only complaint. I didn't mention it to them.

Risposta del proprietario
Shame on us. We apologize. May I make a suggestion. Please tell your hostees who you are at the time for best enjoyment. Thank you.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Babymoon in Birmingham

3,2 su marzo 10, 2014

Room was on bottom floor; no thermostat in room, but there was a space heater. Service was good overall. Can't beat the value--great price for being in the heart of the city. Room was relatively clean but sheets and towels looked worn and a little dirty. The morning breakfast was fabulous and very delicious! The owners were really nice and great to talk to.

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciate this guests's praise for the hospitality. The sheets and towels are from a commercial laundry, we'll pass on your comment so that best quality can result. The Mansion has central air and heating so the Zebra room where they stayed has appropriate service. It also has a space heater for additional comfort, as desired. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Great stay at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast!

5 su marzo 06, 2014

The proprietor was a fantastic host, the students that assist with the management of the facility were gracious (and excellent cooks), and the rooms were charming! Great location in the heart of Birmingham - easy walking distance to plenty of restaurants and bars; easy driving distance to local attractions (such as Vulcan Park).

Risposta del proprietario
We enjoyed this guest very much and am glad they got out to see the City and the sights. I will extend your praise to our staff who are graduate students at nearby University of Alabama at Birmingham who are studying for their professions as they help us entertain our guests. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Great Birmingham stop after a long day of driving

5 su febbraio 25, 2014

Great accommodations, breakfast was delicious with outstanding coffee. We enjoyed the historic mansion and the attention to details. We will be back!

Risposta del proprietario
Glad you liked the coffee! My wife who is an avid coffee drinker, picks it out. I'm a tea drinker myself. She also does the decorating so I'll tell her you liked all the Victorian details which will make her day. Please come again soon. Best Regards.

- Ira Chaffin (Innkeeper and Owner)

Wonderful, Wonderful!!!!

5 su febbraio 12, 2014

To borrow a song title from the Johnny Mathis concert we were in Birmingham to see...It's Wonderful, wonderful...Shelia and Ira made our stay very special. We will be back!!! Beautiful room and furniture, a visual feast. Ira can whip up a great breakfast in no time and the conversation at the table is easy. The location is perfect, easy to get to and close to downtown B'ham. We stayed at the mansion behind Chik-fil-a on 20th St. Great hosts, Shelia and Ira are the best. Thanks Tom and Kay

Risposta del proprietario
We enjoyed this coupled very much who stayed at our newly opened 2nd BB, the HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST, near the Highland Bar and Grill, Chez Fon Fon, Bottega, Hot N Hot Fish Club, and Ocean's fine dining restaurants in the Five Points Historic District. Their enthusiastic and positive reaction to our difficult 3 year National Historic registered property restoration really made it all worth while. Thank you for your kind words! Please come again soon.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Wonderful visit!

4,2 su febbraio 09, 2014

Cobb Lane is a charming B & B with knowledgeable, helpful owners who worked with us to accommodate our rather strict schedule. The location was very expedient to the downtown area and having parking on site was wonderfully convenient! The breakfast was delicious and a nice start to a busy day.

Risposta del proprietario
Our mid-day guests are usually going to early business meetings at the University of Alabama Birmingham, the Financial District, or are patients of the nearby hospitals and need slightly different breakfast times and/or menus. We enjoyed meeting these guests very much. Thank you for taking the moment to write.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Cobb Lane BnB

4,4 su gennaio 31, 2014

It was a very nice stay. Sheila and Ira are the perfect hosts and we have stayed at both of their BnB locations and love both of them. The perfect get away. Love the historical items in the houses too. We will be back.

Great B&B

4,8 su gennaio 31, 2014

We had a wonderful stay. Great host

zebra room

3,4 su gennaio 28, 2014

we were just there for one night, happily in the zebra room, which is located away from the rest of the rooms...good thing, because when we returned from the concert we'd attended, all hyped and wanting to listen to more music, we were able to without a moment of guilt...showed up for breakfast at 9 and were graciously served...our thanks to the staff for a wonderful stay in birmingham (and to our host, sheila, for playing a tune on the antique air organ after breakfast!)

Well worth the trip

4,6 su gennaio 25, 2014

The building is fascinating. The inn keepers are delightful. Be sure to ask about the carousel animal carving school.

Risposta del proprietario
My sculpture studio is in lower level of HASSINGER DANIELS MANSION BED AND BREAKFAST, 2 blocks away from COBB LANE BED AND BREAKFAST. Students of all ages and backgrounds learn to carve beautiful carousel horses and menagerie figures of all types. Please go to or to see the creations.

- Ira Chaffin (innkeeper)

Very nice

4,0 su gennaio 06, 2014

Stayed 2 nights on the way to NC, Zebra room was very comfy. Breakfast was delicious and the owners have done a wonderful job with the house. Would definitely stay again in the future

End of the year romantic date night

3,6 su gennaio 02, 2014

Our room was in the Hassinger Mansion, not the original Cobb Lane location. It was across the street from an Oyster Bar whose smoking balcony was out front so that we got the joy of hearing loud revelers until 3am. Otherwise, everything about this place was great. We will likely stay with these folks again, but we'll try the original Cobb Lane property instead (to avoid the noise).

Nice stay

4,4 su dicembre 22, 2013

Two couples in town for an event at the convention center. I really liked getting away from the standard hotel room. The place was lovely and the breakfast was very good.

Cobb Lane Review

4,2 su dicembre 19, 2013

This is a cute little Victorian style home in the 5-points area of Birmingham. Walking distance to several great restaurants/bars. I had a day surgery planned so the location was excellent to get to UAB. Breakfast is served in the dining room at 7:00 AM. The house was all dressed up for Christmas and looked very festive! Great location and owners!

Risposta del proprietario
We're glad you enjoyed the Christmas decorations. Victorian Mansions used bright colors in their every day decorating, often complimentary colors, like red and green which happen to be Christmas colors. So we have fun adding seasonal decorations and it is very colorful. Professional photographers and magazine editors often ask to use the Mansions in their work. Thank you for noticing!

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Gorgeous, historic home

4,6 su dicembre 18, 2013

Beautifully restored, each room is unique and creatively designed. Would definitely stay there again.

Cobb B&B

3,8 su dicembre 18, 2013

Centrally located in The 5 points area. Staff is super friendly. Many things to do within walking distance.

Zebra Room Would Make Elvis Proud

3,6 su dicembre 15, 2013

We stayed in the Zebra Room. The room was beautiful, Bathroom was bigger then my kitchen and the bed and couch was comfortable- The bed was a little squeaky. The room had a large television in it but we didn't use it. The wifi was a little spotty. The room was down stairs and we had a back door to the parking lot BUT no internal way of getting up stairs for breakfast. The breakfasts were a little small compared to other B&B we've stayed at but the food was fantastic and it was filling. Our only complaint with the room was that it had a portable room heater in it. So we were a little let down for that. We enjoyed our stay and would possibly stay again.

My first stay at a B&B

4,8 su dicembre 11, 2013

Far exceeded my expectations. From check in to check out a positively wonderful experience. Many Thanks to Sheila & Ira for making our stay forever memorable.

Wonderful trip back in time

4,6 su dicembre 10, 2013

Loved this place. Décor was beautiful, warm and inviting. stayed in the zebra room. Had a private entrance but to get to the rest of the house, had to go outside, up the driveway and thru the front door. A minor thing. Bed was super comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Shelia the proprietor offered excellent insight to the area and delightful breakfast conversation. The cookies were plentiful and excellent. lots of nice eateries, bars and groceries in walking distance.

Quick but convenient stay

4,2 su dicembre 10, 2013

I was just making a quick overnight stop and I was meeting someone at a place around the corner for dinner and drinks. I actually had the entire place to myself that night. The accommodations were excellent and they even made me a delicious fresh breakfast to go and gave it to me 30 minutes early so that I could make my flight on time. Great service!

Great B & B in Birmingham!

5 su novembre 22, 2013

Loved my weekend stay at Cobb Lane B&B! Lovely breakfast served by the in keeper and my room was cozy and ideal!! Great location to boot!! I'm looking forward to a return visit with my husband!!

A developing southern gem

3,8 su novembre 22, 2013

A very pleasant, homey, much more personal place to stay. Very responsive and helpful owners.Nice that each day's breakfast was different.

Delightful & comfortable

4,0 su novembre 20, 2013

This is a lovely place to stay in Birmingham. Sheila & Ira are warm, welcoming, helpful hosts who keep the conversation flowing around the dining table each morning. Breakfasts are generous and good. I stayed several nights in the Southern Magnolia room and loved having the private parlor in which to read and relax. I also appreciated the common kitchen with its microwave, stove and fridge. Complimentary cookies, bottled water & soft drinks are nice touches. A step back to Victorian times!

Homey and great value

4,6 su novembre 20, 2013

Would definitely return to Cobb Lane B&B if I come Birmingham.

Journey through Birmingham

4,4 su novembre 15, 2013

A most enjoyable stay. We enjoyed the cookies and cold drinks upon arrival, eating and drinking on the pleasant front porch. Conveniently located. Our room was very nice, with private bath and TV tucked in a closet. Decor is lovely. Our favorite part was breakfast with Ira and other guests. It would be a shame to stay in a hotel!

Terrific stay in this lovely place!

4,8 su novembre 06, 2013

Me and my girlfriend can highly recommend a stay in this lovely b&b! The breakfast was just delicious (although at 7 o'clock a bit early :). So, if you're in Birmingham, you should stay there!

first time at a B&B

4,4 su novembre 05, 2013

It was our first time to Birmingham, just an overnight trip to see some museums, eat, and check out the city. Cobb Lane B&B is located in a great spot, close to downtown and very near the Vulcan Park & Museum. It's also close to Homewood which has some great places to eat and walk around. We stayed in the Periwinkle Room. The facilities were clean and comfortable though I may have preferred more space in the room and less decorations (the large headless mannequin in a wedding dress wasn't too creepy but it wasn't my favorite since it took up a large chunk of the room). The breakfast was super delicious and it was fun to chat with other guests and one of the owners (who has opened another B&B in B'ham). There's also a refrigerator full of complimentary drinks as well as fresh baked cookies in the sitting room. We'd definitely consider staying again if we have overnight trip to B'ham for a mini-vacation. Just be ready for the parking--we had no idea about the hills in the area and the B&B only has a few spots available in their lot (some are on the side, on a sort of steep entrance/exit)--we thankfully snagged one of the two spots in the back to the side of the building. And it's kind of a "make yourself at home" policy--the room had an over-the-door window so the hallway light was really bright; we adjusted the dimmer on our own. It was kind of cold in our room but there was no way to adjust it--definitely bearable though. There's reasonable privacy, but it still has the feel of being in a house with a bunch of other people though we didn't really notice anyone else until breakfast in the morning.

40th Anniversary

5 su ottobre 31, 2013

The perfect place to stay that was in walking distance to fine dining and amazing bars. Everybody there treated us as friends and wished us a happy anniversary. Also, the house's décor was fabulous. Thank you, The Wilson

Something Different

4,4 su ottobre 30, 2013

My gfriend and I stayed in the Periwinkle rm. we were very impressed with the decor of our rm. The bed was comfortable the rm temperature was perfect the the house was quiet the bth rm was clean as was the rm! Our first visit to a B&B was magnificent!!! We will definitely come again and tell a friend!!.....LWA&RBY¿¿

the herrington house

5 su ottobre 27, 2013

We had a wonderful time.We enjoyed learning the history of the house . Its fun meeting the owners you can tell they put all there heart and love in the house . Breakfast is wounderful . We will be coming back soon. Thanks for a wounderful anniversery.

Highly Recommend!

4,6 su ottobre 25, 2013

The B&B was beautiful and was in a great location. The owners were extremely welcoming and helpful. Our room was incredible and very clean.Breakfast was delicious. I cannot believe the value. I will definitely be returning and recommending this B&B to others.

Charming and relaxing

4,0 su ottobre 24, 2013

The cutest little corner of Birmingham . We felt so at home and would definitely visit again. The rooms were clean and cozy and had a lot of character.

Hassinger-Daniels Mansion Bed and Breakfast

3,8 su ottobre 23, 2013

The home is lovely and for the discounted price that we received, it could not be beat. We stayed in the Vulcan Vista View Suite and we encountered a few unforeseen problems. There are large windows over the bed that allow too much light into the window. Sleep was hard to come by. Additionally, there is a bar across the street and we were awakened both nights by loud noise and laughter well into the night, starting at around 2am and continuing on until at least 4am. We would stay at this home again, but requesting a room towards the back of the house. Another issue we had is that there were no hooks or bars or anything of the sort for hanging clothes. This would not prevent a return visit; however, it was a matter of inconvenience. The bathroom is lovely and has a wonderful claw foot bath tub, but there is no shower curtain, so the floor and bath mat is wet after each person showers. Again, the hosts were accommodating and the location, being within walking distance of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, etc. was very convenient. We would return but only if we could stay in the back of the house and actually have a restful night sleep.

Nice getaway

4,0 su ottobre 19, 2013

We had a wonderful time at Cobb Lane. This was our second time staying, IRA and Sheila are always very gracious hosts. It's located right in the center of all you want to do in Birmingham including 5 points restaurants, shopping and historical sites. Great getaway. We'll be back.

Beautiful BandB

4,6 su ottobre 16, 2013

We arrived approx. 5pm greeted and shown to our rooms. Beds were comfortable, and rooms were quiet, really important for us, nice to see ducted air-conditioning. which helps keep night noise to a minimum. Very pleasant but brief stay.

Hassinger Daniels Mansion B&B - Birmingham, AL

3,2 su ottobre 16, 2013

The owners of this lovely B&B are interesting and friendly. The Inn is in a pretty area on a somewhat busy street with an active nightlife. The bed was comfy and the temp nice and cool. Window coverings would be helpful - especially in the bathroom. The tub was a delight. We had to walk to their other property a few minutes away for breakfast which may be a problem for some people. A member of our party has a condition that requires him to be close to a bathroom after meals, but he managed it. There were other guests, but we did not hear them - so either they were quiet or the rooms are well insulated.

Great place, full of history!

5 su ottobre 11, 2013


A Fun Change from Hotel Chains

3,6 su ottobre 09, 2013

A nice experience. Was exactly what we expected. Clean, interesting, comfortable.

Wonderful place to tay

5 su ottobre 09, 2013

This was our very first stay at a Bed & Breakfast, neither of us knew what to expect and we were delighted. Comfortable atmosphere, very nice furnishings and that personal touch regular hotels are lacking. We will definitely be returning here in the future.

Hassinger Daniels B & B

3,6 su settembre 30, 2013

This B & B is around the corner from the Cobbb Lane home. The Hassinger home has recently been restored by the same owners. My brother, a friend and myself arrived by motorcycle and spent 2 nights. The home is impressive and the service was above average. It's worth staying just experience the grandeur and history of this home. I would definitely come back next time I'm in town and I know my wife would love it too.

a lovely stay in the heart of a busy city

4,0 su settembre 30, 2013

I was in Bham for business. The host and hostess were exceptionally gracious and very interesting people. The food was good and prepared in a timely fashion(since i needed to eat and run) . Fresh roses were on the table- so pretty! I will stay there again. I want to stay when i am not so pressed for time. Very interesting home and furnishings. the other guests were very interesting. Breakfast is served at the same table and the hosts sat with us. The cost was very reasonable for the area.

My mothers birthday.

4,0 su settembre 26, 2013

My sister and I stayed here to celebrate my mother's birthday. She loved it. Isent her birthday cards ahead and arranged for Sheila to put red roses on her pillow. It was perfect. It was a good experience

Beautiful restoration. Quiet area. Enjoyed experience.

5 su settembre 18, 2013

N. Shaffer

An Inn with Comfort, Charm and Class

5 su settembre 15, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Cobb Lane. Sheila and Ira provide a very warm and welcoming environment. The inn is comfortable, charming and very classic. Its location is in a wonderful section of downtown Birmingham that offers dining and entertainment within walking distance. Cobb Lane offers period furnishings and each room uniquely decorated. Our weekend at this inn wonderful and we have plans to visit again soon. Thank you for a memorable experience!

Cobb lane bed and breakfast review

5 su settembre 10, 2013

This was a great first time experience for my wife and I. We loved it.

Very comfortable

3,8 su settembre 10, 2013

A nice place in a good area, will go back its worth it

Like being at "Home" on Birmingham's Southside

5 su settembre 04, 2013

Former Birmingham resident

Cobb Lane/Hassinger Daniels B&B

4,8 su settembre 04, 2013

Another wonderful visit to these lovely B&B's in the Five Points area of Downtown Birmingham, AL. This trip I opted to stay in the new place owned, operated, designed & restored by the Innkeepers, Shelia & Ira Chaffin, The Hassinger Daniels Mansion, right in the middle of Five Points, and 2 blocks from their Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. Hassinger Daniels is a lovely restoration, over 10.000 square feet, three stories plus Ira's Carousel Wood Carving Studio in the basement. I spent two nights on the third floor, heard not a sound inside or outside, outstanding air conditioner, great food. Walk out the front door, and dozens of restaurants and pubs within 2 blocks, some of them the best Birmingham has to offer. Short, safe walk to UAB campus for sports or entertainment, or 5 minute trolley ride to downtown churches, art museums, Civil Rights museum. One could not ask for more. And Shelia & Ira always treat you like family- John McCallum

Superb Stay in Birmingham

4,6 su agosto 21, 2013

We stayed in the Southern Magnolia room for 3 nights. When we arrived we were welcomed an shown our room, which was larger than expected. Everyone was very friendly and able to suggest restaurants and sights to see. The breakfast was excellent each day.

Great place to stay, a great value and a great location to the 5 Points South area.

4,4 su agosto 21, 2013

Very convenient to the 5 Points South area, within walking distance. Room was spacious and it was great to have your own private bathroom. Sat on the large front porch and enjoyed conversations with other guests.

Warm and inviting

5 su agosto 20, 2013

Sheila was very hospitable and friendly my husaband Jerry and I Mona talked for two hours over a lovely breakfast. We will return for sure.

First time in Birmingham

3,4 su agosto 07, 2013

A nice location in Birmingham, across the street from a police department, and the Dart (trolley/bus) stops on that block. The many restaurants and stores at Five Points South are just a short walk away. The owners were friendly and flexible and breakfast was great. The room and bath could have been a little cleaner, but I would stay there again next time I'm in town.

Nice anniversary experience

4,2 su agosto 06, 2013

This is a nice play to stay and the conversation around the breakfast table, ably led by our host, was very enjoyable.

Cobb Lane B & B

3,4 su agosto 03, 2013

This is a beautiful Victorian B&B. Couldn't have been treated nicer by the owners. We arrived late but someone promptly met us at the front door. Thanks for a great stay.

Excellent Inn!

5 su luglio 30, 2013

This place is the very best and affordable.

I was unable to stay for Breakfast.

4,2 su luglio 30, 2013

I was unable to stay for breakfast, which was a real disappointment. My children were not excited about the dolls. I thought the home was just beautiful

Favorite Stop Over

5 su luglio 29, 2013

Looking forward to our next visit! Always the greatest breakast, thank you Camille!

Great Place to Stay

4,8 su luglio 25, 2013

My wife and I loved our quick getaway to Cobb Lane. Sheila and Ira were wonderful people. I highly recommend staying here when traveling through Birmingham!!

Loved it!!!!!!

4,6 su luglio 24, 2013

Highly recommend....The Chaffin's are quality people...we had a blast...will be back next 4th of July if we are not out of town. Roll Tide.

Hassinger Daniels Mansion

3,8 su luglio 16, 2013

Since this B& B just opened there were various bits and pieces of progects still in the process of being completed. The bathrooms were spotless and linens were excellent. Bring your own pillow as I found theirs to be too firm. There was a lot of dust along the basebords of the floor and window sills as well as windows with blinds. The matress was perfect. Furnishings are beautiful. Breakfast was tasty and portions were plentiful. The coffee is hot and to my likeing. The cookies on arrival were delicious. We were able to tour all the rooms and have picked out the one we next want to stay in. After all the little finishing projects and dusting is done you will love staying at this B&B . The location is perfect and service requests answers are prompt. It is a home away from home.

Exquisite B&B

5 su luglio 15, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here before leaving on our honeymoon. We had breakfast in bed both mornings and it was wonderful. Ira was so kind! The location was great for checking out Birmingham's best food offerings. We will definitely be back!

A gem in the making

4,6 su luglio 15, 2013

The newest property of Birmingham's only B&B is going to be fabulous. A colleague and I stayed there three weeks after the opening, and it was already wonderful, despite some loose ends one would expect after so extensive a renovation (some painting to be finished, for example, and some amenities yet to be distributed among the rooms, all of which should have happened by the time this review is published). Happily, the breakfast was superb, and we left determined to return soon.

Hassinger Daniels B&B

5 su luglio 12, 2013

This B&B is a new start up by the owners of the Cobb Lane B&B. They are still putting the finishing touches on it. Even so, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay will definitely be staying here again. It is comfortable, beautiful, fun, fascinating, convenient, and the people are terrific.

Great property...great owners...will be back

4,2 su luglio 09, 2013

Your missing out if you do not stay at one of their properties.

Two pleasant nights during a holiday week

3,0 su luglio 08, 2013

We stayed in the Southern Magnolia Suite and would concur with many of the reviews read in advance of our stay. The owners have addressed some of the concerns: a brand new portable AC unit was in the sitting room. The most wonderful and helpful Kathleen got it to decrease the temperature for us, instead of just blowing the fan. Did note small fan and also a small heater in the closet, along with a blanket. We found enough tabletop space to suit our uses. No seconds were offered at breakfast (as in the Southern way) or put on the table to partake of as desired. The amount provided was adequate; coffee and tea were refilled graciously; conversation was inclusive and interesting. Would agree about the need for dusting.


3,4 su luglio 07, 2013

If you had a fantasy about living in a Victorian doll house as a child, this is a priceless opportunity to live it. Amazing charm and character, but bear in mind that it does come at the expense of some modern comforts. There is little privacy (sounds and smells carry in these old homes) and glass panes at the top of the door frames mean you can't get the room completely dark at night. The wi fi was also not working in the two days I was there. In short, a perfect place for 1-2 nights if you are on vacation and willing to sacrifice some comfort to experience life in a historic home.

Highly recommended

4,4 su luglio 04, 2013

It was very impressed experience for our oversea guest. He would like to stay here in his next trip.

loved it

4,4 su luglio 01, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. We liked the zebra room because of the private back entrance. The area was so nice and within walking distance of multiple stores and restaurants. My husband liked that the B&B is across the street from the police station. Would definitely stay here again.

Home away from home

5 su giugno 29, 2013

Single traveler who makes regular trips to Bham for business. Love staying here

The perfect ending to a perfect day...

4,4 su giugno 27, 2013

My new husband and I came directly to Cobb Lane after I wedding ceremony. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted by an attendant that helped us get settled in and find activities for the evening. The room was beautiful and our stay was restful. It felt as if we were in that big ole house by ourselves. It was our firstever visit to a bed and breakfast, but definetly not the last.

June 2013

4,6 su giugno 24, 2013

We arrived on a VERY rainy day two hours before check-in. We asked if we could come in anyway. We were met with very open arms and shown to our room. We were given towels to dry off with, cookies and hot coffee.We enjoyed time on the wonderful porch while we tried to figure out what to do about dinner. We were given options and the phone number for the cab company personally. I believe the girls name was Kathleen, forgive me if I am wrong. She went over and above board to make us feel welcome and wanted. I want to live there and be treated like that everyday!! In the morning even though it was at 7 they offered to let us wait. We got to meet Sheila, we would have liked to talk to her for hours, wonderful woman with great stories.We were only able to stay one night, and it was very difficult to leave. My Husband and I are looking forward to returning, hopefully sooner than later. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!


5 su giugno 24, 2013

Charming B&B that will not disappoint! The neighborhood is perfect for fine dining and cultural activities. Do miss the breakfast hosted in the beautiful dining room.

a wonderful place to stay

5 su giugno 23, 2013

The staff was great and the rooms very comfortable. The house cook really out did the expectations we had. The staff put on a breakfast meal for our company staff that was in town with us and made everyone feel at home. The cost of the extra meals was very good and served promptly. The cost of the rooms was very reasonable and it was much better than staying at the local hotels the rest of the company staff stayed at. We would stay again when in town. Bruce Ogilvy ECO-WOLF INC

Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast

3,0 su giugno 23, 2013

We enjoyed our stay. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good. It was a nice change from hotels when traveling.

Mom and me vacation

5 su giugno 19, 2013

My mother and I stayed at the Cobb Lane B&B in Birmingham and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The rooms as well as the whole house are beautiful and the staff including Sheila and Ira the inn keepers were gracious hosts. Breakfast every morning was delicious and the take into account dietary needs which was greatly appreciated. They are opening up another B&B about 2 blocks from the current location in another historic mansion in Birmingham. I think if you are planning a trip to Birmingham or the surrounding areas of Alabama this is the perfect place to stay and be pampered in southern charm. Looking forward to staying there again in the future. Lynn Gazzara

So much better than a chain hotel!

3,6 su giugno 12, 2013

My newly-wed husband and I were traveling to our honeymoon destination, and we needed to stop half way and stay the night somewhere. I'm so glad we chose to stay at this Bed and Breakfast instead of a hotel! The location was downtown, so we explored the city a little bit. The owner was very nice and accommodating to our needs. The house was old, antique, formal, and very beautiful. Our room and private bath was very nice with the formal antique furniture. And it was just so nice not to be in a boring hotel room. And breakfast in the formal dining room was delicious!! We loved our stay at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast and recommend it!

Great B-Ham

3,8 su giugno 11, 2013

We stayed at the 2nd B and B owned by Sheila and her husband! The home Was beautiful! It was still under construction but I love seeing the transition! Everything was perfect! (If you ask my boyfriend breakfast could have been a larger portion). But aside from that he loved the stay too!

Enjoyed our visit!

4,8 su giugno 11, 2013

The Rose Room was very comfortable! The BB is beautiful. Breakfast was good, nothing outstanding, but good. Enjoyed the company at the table and especially enjoyed talking to Sheila, our host!

very nice B&B

3,6 su giugno 10, 2013

Quaint but charming place and very hospitable people. Recommended.

First B&B Stay

4,0 su giugno 10, 2013

Sheila and Ira were wonderful hosts! Sheila ate breakfast with the guests, was very knowledgeable about the history of her beautiful home, and also was very helpful in giving guidance about what to do and see in Birmingham. The freshly baked cookies in the parlor and complimentary soft drinks and bottled water in the refrigerator were a nice touch. The rooms were attractive and very clean. It was very enjoyable to have breakfast with the other guests. Cobb Lane is within walking distance of the 5-Points area, which has several very good restaurants to choose from. CONS: Wifi connection in the rooms was spotty -- better downstairs in the parlor and dining room. Temperature in the rooms could not be controlled, so it was a bit hot upstairs for our June visit. (We like to sleep with the room fairly cold.) Breakfast on weekdays is at 7 AM. Since we were vacationing and not in Birmingham on business, this was a little early, and I did not check on this before booking the room. (Breakfast on Sat/Sun is at 8/9. They do give you the option of having breakfast served in your room, but we did not choose this option, since we wanted to dine with the other guests.) Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Cobb Lane. If we were to stay at a B&B in Birmingham again, we would definitely come back!

Cool place

3,8 su maggio 17, 2013

Wonderful hosts. A beautiful home...superbly decorated! This was my 2nd stay. Because of my dietary needs (Gluten free, no meat) it's hard to feed me at breakfast. More B&B's could benefit by having food options.


5 su maggio 15, 2013

Wonderful breakfast, Ira came into the dinning room to chat with us. Very warm surroundings, our room was delightful.. We would stay here again Tom & Claudia Paquette Castro Valley CA..

Exciting Trip to Carousel Land

4,4 su maggio 15, 2013

Very exciting stay. Met many interesting people. The preservation of the historical site was done with great taste. Owners, Sheila and Ira are very fascinating people. Their love of historic preservation is most wonderful. Ira's talent at carousel "horse carving" is quite a unique talent. And the display in their NEW B&B is beautiful. HIGHLY recommend for anyone in Birmingham to stay here. Close to everything Birmingham!

I had a ball!

4,6 su maggio 08, 2013

Pretty amazing little gem with a perfect location. Interesting decor and inviting staff. I fell in love within in moments of entering. If your looking for modern then your in the wrong place. If your into time machines then please step right through this door.

Fun, relaxing and close to everything!!

5 su maggio 07, 2013

B & D Gilkey, Louisville, KY

Cobb Lane review

4,4 su maggio 06, 2013

We stayed in the Southern Magnolia room. It was listed as having a TV in the room. The TV is actually in a closet and is bolted to a shelf. It was impossible to watch in this location.

wonderful stay

4,2 su maggio 01, 2013

We had a delightful time. The owners were welcoming and very interesting people. so fun!


1,6 su maggio 01, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at several B&Bs and were disappointed with this one. We were celebrating our anniversary and booked the zebra room. The bedding on the throw pillows and shams looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a very long time; they were yellowed and stained. We immediately put them on the couch. When we returned to our room around midnight we realized there was either a restaurant or bar behind the B&B that was playing loud music and you could hear the people outside. This went on until approximately 1:30. It rained throughout the night, and when we woke up in the morning the floor had water that had come in from the other part of the basement. The bathroom had a musty smell to it; the area around the bolt on the floor of the toilet next to the shower was disgusting. After seeing all of this we decided to skip the breakfast and go to a restaurant. My husband took the keys up to the house and to let them know we were checking out and to tell them about the water. I cannot comment on the quality of the breakfast or friendliness of the hosts since we did not stay. When we checked in, however, I did ask Kiera what would be served for breakfast the next day and was told probably eggs, bacon or sausage, pumpkin scones. The main reason my husband likes to stay at B&Bs is the breakfast specialties. I think we would have been somewhat disappointed in this breakfast. I can't speak for any of the other rooms, but would recommend staying away from the zebra room. We did have a nice weekend in Birmingham, however, and enjoyed our anniversary...

stay on 4/06/13

4,0 su aprile 22, 2013

Sheila was super nice and we had a great time talking with her during breakfast, Very cute place!


5 su aprile 18, 2013

Lovely b Nd b...great room, great breakfast Nd great host....highly recommended.

I highly recommend this B&B

4,4 su aprile 15, 2013

I spent 4 nights at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast last week. My room was comfortable and charming. The breakfast each morning, served on fine china in the dining room, was delicious; my only quibble was that it was served at 7 a.m. but at least that got me out and about earlier than I otherwise would have been. I didn't meet Sheila, but Ira was a great host and the breakfast conversation with him and the other guests was interesting each day. The DART line (25 cents each ride) runs right past there, which is great if you don't have a car. I also had the opportunity to tour the other Victorian mansion that the Chaffins are in the process of renovating. I loved sitting out on the wraparound veranda, with Vulcan in full view above. And there were a fair amount of great dining choices within walking distance. I would definitely recommend a stay to anyone going to Birmingham.

Wonderful First B&B Stay!

4,4 su aprile 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I had never stayed at a bed & breakfast before, so we decided to give it a shot while we were in Birmingham for a weekend. Turns out it was an even better experience than we had hoped! The owner, Sheila, was very nice and answered all our questions since we had never been to the area. The rooms were a little quirky, but in the best way possible (we stayed in the Zebra room and would do so again). We were greeted with cookies at the door and a delicious homemade breakfast in the morning. Our only issue was that a $22 tax was never mentioned on the reservation website until we had submitted our credit card information and were informed about the charge in an email confirmation. Will definitely be staying at Cobb Lane if we ever make it to Birmingham again!

Hassinger Daniels Mansion--Wonderful Experience!

5 su aprile 07, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Peacock Room for two nights in the newly opened Hassinger Daniels Mansion B&B on our way to Texas. We absolutely loved the charm of the room and the hospitality of both Sheila and Ira. The mansion is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and centrally located in a great part of town. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Wonderful B&B in Birmingham

4,2 su marzo 12, 2013

Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere

Outstanding and cozy stay!

5 su marzo 10, 2013

Extremely warm, welcoming, clean - a unique experience - I would absolutely come back again when in Birmingham.

Wonderful Birds of Paradise

4,8 su marzo 06, 2013

Shelia was wonderfully helpful and a great hostess. The room was very comfortable and clean and so conveniently located to a hip part of town. Would stay again if in Birmingham:)

southern stay

4,8 su marzo 01, 2013

A lovely way to stay - personalized and professional.

2nd stay was better than the first.

5 su febbraio 26, 2013

Sheila was the perfect host once again. The roses and chilled champagne I had requested prior our arrival were perfect. The Magnolia Room was so inviting with the separate sitting room. My wife and I read the log book from our previous stay and others in the room and shared some laughs. breakfast was delicious and was highlighted by pumpkin scones. I highly recommend the stay if you have a chance.

Wonderful owners. Cute rooms. Very pleased.

5 su febbraio 25, 2013

Wonderful owners. Cute rooms. Very pleased. - John [Louisiana]

Cobb Lane B&B Terrific

4,6 su febbraio 18, 2013

Excellent service - friendly and helpful. Beautiful rooms. Fun eating breakfast in the fancy dining room.

We really enjoyed our stay!

5 su febbraio 17, 2013

Thank you so much for making our stay in Birmingham memorable. Location was perfect to park the car after a day of sightseeing and walk to dinner, and take a run along the Vulcan trail in the morning. We appreciated the hospitality, the delicious cookies in the afternoon, and historic home. Will definitely recommend it to our friends!

Fantastic stay -- ready to return

4,0 su febbraio 17, 2013

The rooms were excellent. The location was fantastic. Any time I have a reason to be in Birmingham, I plan to return. Thank you so much.

overnight business stay

4,0 su febbraio 16, 2013

Wonderful hospitality!

Excellent people and location.

5 su febbraio 10, 2013

The best place to spend a night in Birmingham, whether from out of town or intown, with dining and night life within walking distance and quiet private rooms.


5 su gennaio 14, 2013

Really lovely place...very nice feel. I had friends in Birmingham visit me at this accommodation and even they loved it. Breakfast was nice and a good way to meet others staying there. It was a great stay!

A great inn

3,8 su gennaio 13, 2013

This was my second stay at Cobb Lane. The value for the money is so much better here than at a hotel for a quick night stay when in B'ham. With cookies to great you in the parlor and complimentary water or cola in the fridge - only thing that would be better is milk! Breakfast the next morning is cooked fresh with plenty of coffee. Can't beat the atmosphere here.

Wonderful stay!

5 su gennaio 10, 2013

We really enjoyed staying here and would definetly recommend this place to anyone!

Cheery place to hang your hat in Birmingham

4,0 su gennaio 07, 2013

Pleasant, clean, homey, welcoming. Reasonably priced. Why stay at a normal hotel when you can be pampered in a gracious home?

great weekend

4,2 su dicembre 21, 2012

Our family took several rooms at Cobb Lane for a weekend to attend my daughters graduation fron the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Hosts were very gracious and informative about what to see and do in Birmingham and made our stay enjoyable and a great addition to our trip. I would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the area.

Great location, friendly staff

4,2 su dicembre 17, 2012

The location was great, convenient to most sights. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Room was a bit smaller than website photos and had no bureau to put clothing etc. We had breakfast in bed and what a treat that was. Safe neighborhood as Police Station is across the street!

Zebra room at Cobb Lane

3,4 su dicembre 06, 2012

The Victorian house was charming and well decorated. We enjoyed getting to know the innkeeper and the history of the house.

Very Special Home!

4,4 su dicembre 05, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Cobb Lane B&B...Sheila is a wonderful hostess!

Cobb Lane is a lovely place.

3,2 su novembre 28, 2012

It was a bit chilly in the room, but it was very spacious and comfortable. The bed and sofa are very comfortable, and the shower is quite nice. We enjoyed our stay at Cobb Lane.

It's like staying at a museum

5 su novembre 22, 2012

This place is amazing. Definitely stay here! Service, decor, food, everything was superb.

Great place

5 su novembre 07, 2012

I just loved this B&B. the decor was so Victorian! The owner was very polite and responsive to our needs. Will definitely stay there again.

Perfect Weekend Getaway!

5 su ottobre 31, 2012

I have been looking for an "excuse" to stay at Cobb Lane B & B ever since I saw it online a couple years ago. I finally found it! This past weekend my fiance & I stayed at this beautiful B & B for a UA game weekend. We were not disappointed! The home is beautiful, the beds very comfy, and the food delicious!! Both Sheila & Ira were very nice as well and the value can't be beat by a hotel. I will definitely be looking for an "excuse" to come back! Kim Forsman, Mobile, AL

I have a business meeting every six months in B'ham, and I look forward to my stay at Cobb Lane. I am not a morning person, so my breakfast is on a plate in the kitchen refrig, ready for me when I am ready. And the value is amazing: half the price of a hotel room in the same area.

4,4 su ottobre 30, 2012

Walking distance to the best restaurants in the whole city, which I love to park and relax, and be done with the parking issues. This is a must do, as you are located in 5 points, one of the most popular shopping area's for the artistic crowd. Got to go to the upstairs music store for all the old music you could desire. The Rose Room a favorite. Suzanne, Mobile, AL

Excellent Stay at the CobbLane B&B

4,4 su ottobre 23, 2012

We really enjoyed our recent stay in the Perwinkle Room. We wished we had more time to really see the beauty and charm of this cool place. We would recommend a stay at this B&B. In fact, I will be in the area again and hope to be able to two night during our next stay, but they are a busy place! Steve & Margaret Fitting

Beautiful and comfortable

5 su ottobre 21, 2012

I was in Birmingham to visit with some friends from my high school days. I graduated from Ensley High School in 1974. I really did not have much time in the house, as I was out until late, but the room was just beautiful and quiet, and breakfast the following morning was delicious. I greatly enjoyed the company of the other guests with whom I shared that meal. The next time my travels bring me to Birmingham, I will again contact Cobb Lane!

Best place to stay in Birmingham

4,0 su ottobre 13, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here on a Thursday night while in Birmingham on a road trip. We had great experience. I've stayed here a few time in the past, I like it because it is a very convenient location and a great deal. It's withing close walking or biking distance to many attractions in the city. We stayed in the Zebra room, it was very cozy. We appreciated the complementary beverages.

Wonderful wedding night at Cobb Lane B & B

5 su ottobre 12, 2012

My wife and I chose Cobb Lane B & B for our wedding night. We arrived around 6:30 pm on a Saturday night... our room key was waiting for us at the front door, along with a congratulatory note from the proprietor (Sheila). Our room was beautifully decorated.. perfectly appointed to fit architectural era of the home itself. My wife and I felt at home and were able to relax after very busy day. After coming back from dinner in Five Points, we noticed that Sheila had made some homemade cookies for us that we're waiting at the bottom of the staircase :). Our breakfast the next morning was wonderful, as well, and we appreciated the company of Sheila and the other guests. Thanks again, Sheila for an unforgettable experience!

A terrific stay!

5 su ottobre 06, 2012

We rented 6 rooms for one night. We also used the parlor for a meeting. Everything about Cobb Lane was terrific. We definitely will be back.

Nice B&B

3,4 su ottobre 02, 2012

Nice B&B, overly decorated (looks like an antique store exploded inside) & could use a thorough dusting and bathroom cleaning. The only desk in the room was covered in kitch so there was no place to use a laptop. Tub leaked all over the bathroom floor.

Great weekend, good food and company

5 su settembre 27, 2012

We registered on line for this - the only B&B in Birmingham - and stayed Sat and Sunday. The entire process was professional and personal. We have stayed in many heritage B&B around North America, and this is among the top 10. It is an old, heritage home - heavily decorated in antiques - and will appeal to those who appreciate a home such as this being preserved - and who enjoy the company of their host during breakfast. The full breakfast was very good. Breakfast times were 8AM on Sat, 9AM on Sun, and 7 AM on Mon - Fri to accomodate business guests. This suited us fine. Good value - we would definitely stay here again.

September Stay

5 su settembre 26, 2012

Our stay was delightful! What a wonderful host and hostess! We especially enjoyed our coffee on the beautiful porch in the morning. This is a great place to stay.

Worth the visit

4,4 su settembre 19, 2012

This was my first visit to a BnB and it was rather enjoyable. Considering how old the home is it was in very good shape, but there were some areas were it's age did show, usually in missing trim pieces, a sliding door that didn't close properly, and a few instances of pealing wallpaper. All in all nothing that would keep my from returning if the opportunity presented itself. Should you stay here I highly recommend you walk down to 26 for dinner, a very interesting place to eat.


5 su settembre 05, 2012

We were there for 5 nights. The breakfasts were delicious and the host was so gracious! What a treasure this place is!

beautiful home in fabulous neighborhood

3,8 su settembre 01, 2012

loved the historic 5 points neighborhood. when i return to birmingham, i most certainly will arrange to stay there again.

Cobb Lane-a must staty in Birmingham!

5 su agosto 23, 2012

Cobb Lane B&B is a beautiful, relaxing and welcoming gem in Birmingham, AL. We had a wonderful experience and it made our anniversary even more special!

Cobb Lane Bed & Nreakfast review

3,8 su agosto 17, 2012

My stay at the Cobb Lane Bed & breakfast was a very pleasant one. The food was good and room was very clean. I would recommend this place to my friends and I would like to return next time when I have a chance.

Great location, amazing breakfast

4,2 su agosto 16, 2012

My only criticisms are things you would expect from an old Victorian house in the process of being restored: we could hear the nearby pub like we were sleeping in it, but the noise died down at a reasonable hour. Saw a couple dead bugs ike done furniture, but never saw anything actually creeping or crawling. This was made up for by the host's kind accommodation of our young children. The front porch was a favorite place for all of us to sit and chat or have imaginary tea parties. One night we put the kids to bed and hosted dinner with friends on the porch. We will definitely stay here again!

Excellent Place to Stay

5 su agosto 03, 2012

We had a great time here. The room was great. The place was clean. The best part was the people. Ira and Sheila were wonderful hosts.

Beautiful B&B near center of Birmingham

5 su agosto 02, 2012

Cobb Lane was quite a find. Wonderful innkeeper who hosted breakfast every morning ensuring everyone was introduced and sparking interesting conversations. The room was very comfortable though the AC made it a tad too cold. We were playing the TRJ golf trail at Oxmoor Valley and it was only a short 20 minute drive away. The B&B is situated near the hospitals so there are many restaurants within walking distance. We would stay again next time we're in Birmingham to play the RTJ golf trail.

Great Place to Stay

4,6 su agosto 01, 2012

Cobb Lane was the first of many hotels and motels on a 10 day trip. I wish all the rest of our accommodations has been as nice! Will definitely stay again if I am in the area.

My Review

4,0 su luglio 27, 2012

Wish the Co0bb Lane B&B could have been everywhere I went on this trip.


4,4 su luglio 18, 2012

Lovely B & B. Very charming and great location. Friendly staff. Comforter and linens could have been cleaner in our room could have been better. But everything else was great.

Wonderful get away!

5 su luglio 17, 2012

Our stay was a pleasant one. A great get away from our everyday routine. The location was the best part for us. Walking distance from some amazing restaurants. We will be back soon!! Thanks, Sean and Jennifer Morrow Pineville, LA

Charming B&B

4,2 su luglio 16, 2012

I spent a really great time in Cobb Lane!!! Sheila and Ira Chaffin are wonderful!!!! Rooms are comfortable, and you feel like you are in home

The Only B & B in Birmingham!

3,4 su luglio 15, 2012

We met friends at this delightful B & B and what a great place it was! It's the only one in town and in a great location. We loved walking to 5 Points South for a wonderful selection of excellent restaurants. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast offerngs provided by the owners. They also gave helpful information on things to see and do in Birmingham. About the onlly thing we would recommend is to put darkening shades or curtains in the Zebra room as the light from the parking lot is on all night!

Very pleasant stay!

3,4 su luglio 15, 2012

Cute place and friendly owner. Be prepared for an overabundance of stuff on every surface - but much of it is museum quality and interesting. Not much room to put your things, but the experience of staying in a museum makes up for that. My only complaint was that the house A/C was set to frigid temperatures and it was not controllable by guests (locked). Pleasant breakfast - limited portions but very elegantly served. Cookies and cold beverages at check-in. Super quick walk (downhill) to the Five Points restaurant epicenter.

Victorian Getaway

2,8 su luglio 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed here as a weekday break from routine and found many things to enjoy: cookies available most of the time, a pleasant porch with a nice view of Vulcan, safety (police substation right across the street) and beautiful features in this old home. The landing with its window seat and leaded glass window were especially nice. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Sheila, but we met Ira and learned that he's a talented sculptor. Look for his portfolio in the entry hall, which also provided much tourist info. You can see one of his works on the UAB campus - a statue of a former president. The Zebra room is comfortable - we were happy to learn the room is on the cool side. If you like warm bedrooms, book a different room. The private entrance at the back of the house is nice. Our ratings for service and dining need a bit of explanation. We did not realize this B&B serves breakfast at 7am (the website says it - we just didn't see it), which was too early for us. As a result, the second B at this B&B was not the kind of meal many others serve. If you relish a slow morning with a luxurious board at whatever hour you choose, this arrangement is not for you. But if you're a business traveler or someone who enjoys getting up and out, this will likely work fine. We had a nice compromise: the cook wrapped plates of food for us and we cooked our own eggs, which we enjoyed doing, and then ate together in a beautiful dining room with a fully laid table. Just remember to ask about meal arrangements if you're not an early riser. The Chaffins are in the process of restoring and opening a new B&B, also near Five Points, which is a great area with several restaurants. Both homes are beautiful and should offer good options for travelers. Side note: for a great, inexpensive day of sightseeing, take in Vulcan Park ($6/adults) and the Botanical Gardens and the Art Museum (both free). Fantastic bargains, truly beautiful and a great credit to the city.

For B & B Lovers, This Is It In Birmingham

3,2 su luglio 12, 2012

The most convenient spot in town, near great restaurants and easy to hop on major freeways. The old house is charming and cozy. The owners and staff are so nice, very helpful. Our only criticism is the cleanliness, or lack thereof. Rooms need a thorough cleaning, along with the bathrooms. The public spaces are fine.

Fabulous Southern B & B

3,8 su luglio 11, 2012

I truly got to experience Southern hospitality. The room was beautiful and I felt right at home. The house was lovely and extremely well kept. It was very enjoyable to eat a delicious breakfast and socialize with other visitors.

Nice place to stay, would stay agin

4,4 su luglio 11, 2012

Stayed at the Cobb for 1 night and found it clean and freindly. The Zebra Room was downstairs. It was private but the style was out of place with the rest of the beautiful house. Our host had breakfest with us. The breakfest was a litlle lite. Over all we would stay agin and it was a good value.

Great B&B

5 su luglio 09, 2012

Our stay at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast couldn't have been any nicer. It was so cozy and personal, unlike a hotel. We would definitely come back again. Thank you!

Charming B&B

4,8 su giugno 19, 2012

My daughter, granddaughter and I had the opportunity to take a "road trip" this summer. We were very blessed to have found and stay at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. It was a delightful experience! The staff was very accomodating and helpful. The Zebra Room was perfect for the three of us. We had breakfast with Ira who we found most interesting. Over a wonderful breakfast, we discovered that he is an artist. Much to our joy, he offered to give us a peraonal tour of his studio. Due to time constraints on our part, Ira took us on the tour prior to the studio opening. What a fabulous experience! In addition to sharing some history of his studio and works of art, he also took the time to show my 6 year old granddaugher how to carve wood. These are memories we won't soon forget. I highly recommend a stay at Cobb Lane B&B if you are in the area. Note that the location is great as well....close to a lot of wonderful things to do including the Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

Risposta del proprietario
I enjoyed showing this family my Chaffin Carousel Carving Art Studio (website is has colorful giraffes, horses, lions, winged hypogriffs, bears, bunnies, and other fanciful creatures. I teach persons of all ages how to make these imaginative figures. Thank you for your kind words and for coming! Ira

- Ira Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

What a way to end a trip

5 su giugno 11, 2012

My grandmother, Mother and I went on a family trip to visit Tennessee and relive some fond memories. We stayed at Cobb Bed and Breakfast on the way home and it was a truly amazing way to end the trip. Thank you!

Would Stay Again!

5 su giugno 07, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast! The home was beautiful and very comfortable and clean. The meals we had for breakfast were always very good, and the home was within walking distance of many restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

Risposta del proprietario
This was a younger couple who enjoyed the nearby restaurants and entertainments, close enough to be convenient that you can walk there. They were a lot of fun to meet and we enjoyed their stay. Please come again.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Excellent food, Excellent decor, Cold room

3,0 su giugno 06, 2012

Stayed in the Country French suite in June 2012 - weather was high 80s to mid 90s outside. Room decor was gorgeous, food was great, inkeepers were accomodating with arrival time. I liked the complimentary cookies, water, and soft drinks, and being able to put my takeout food in the communal fridge downstairs. The dining room and veranda porch were beautiful. Television was convenient - at the food of the master suite bed. However, the room was frigid. Liking a room no colder than 73 myself, I swear it was 60. My husband, who is always hot, actually got so cold he needed to sleep under a blanket. Myself, I needed two blankets, my jacket, and my sweatpants in order not to get sick from the cold. Contacted the inkeeper, and she said there was nothing she could do, we should open a window. That helped a small bit, but not a whole lot. I took a shower with the hot water on full blast to try and warm up, and the A/C came on and gave me goosebumps. During the shower! We thought about climbing up to close some of the vents, but didn't have a ladder and couldn't reach them. I wanted to stay in and watch TV for a few hours in the evening, but it was too cold for me, so we went out again. So if you like your room 65 and below, this is the room for you. Maybe if it had been hotter outside the room wouldn't have seemed as cold. Last year we stayed in the Periwinkle room about this time of year, and it was a bit on the warm side (74-76F), but I'd much prefer that than too cold. We thought we'd try something new this year. Our mistake. Now, I have to say, it is an actual period home, built in the 1900s(?), so it was not designed with A/C or heat - I guess keeping the whole house regulated properly is just a challenge.

Risposta del proprietario
We thank this guest for the many compliments in this review about the Inn, decor, hospitality and nice experience, and for being a return guest. Regarding temperature in this suite, we apologize if we did not explain properly how to adjust the room temperature. There are some high ceiling vents which are kept in the proper settings, but the temperature can be quickly changed by opening or shutting the adjustable reachable vent. Also, the windows can be opened for a quick temperature rise and in our hot Alabama summer climate, only a few minutes of outside air coming into the room can quickly change a room's feeling. We value this guest and all others who patronize this National Historic Registered property, one of the few remaining ones in our National Historic District. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (innkeeper)

Zebra Room

4,8 su giugno 03, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. Everything was great!!!

Highlight of Birmingham

3,8 su maggio 16, 2012

This place is smack dab in tge middle of Birmingham. Just outside of downtown, next to UAB, 5 points, near Lakeview, close to the Highway, the Vulcan and a neat lil art district. And its cheap! It is an old house so you cant be loud. Breakfast was awesome. We got to know everyone staying in the house. They had complimentary sodas and waters in the downstairs fridge which im sure the guests could also use. Free Wi-Fi. TV. Antiques. Homemade cookies. Good stuff. They need to dust/clean under the bed though. It had been a while. The rest of the room was clean.

Our stay in Birmingham

5 su maggio 14, 2012

Enjoyed the entire weekend stay. Met wonderful people at the B&B and couldn't be happier with our accomodations.

We love this B&B in Birmingham

5 su maggio 07, 2012

This was our second time staying at Cobb Lane and we were not disappointed! We are going back next month and taking 3 other family members with us. Looking forward to it!

Very nice B&B in the heart of Birmingham

3,4 su maggio 03, 2012

We recently stayed at the Cobb Lane B&B. This 19th century home has lots of character and personality. The rooms are very warm and cozy. The host, Sheila, is a friendly and gracious host (we never saw her husband however). There were always homemade cookies in the front room - very dilicious varieties. The breakfasts were nice - although I am not prone to eating scrambled eggs every day (perhaps this is a southern thing). Breakfast was ample - you never left feeling hungry - and was served fresh out of the kitchen. The other guests of the B&B were a delight to talk to during breakfast - it's always nice to meet people from other parts of the country. I would recommend Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast to anyone wanting to get away from the usual hotels.

Affordable and Clean B&B

3,2 su aprile 30, 2012

Zebra Room was affected by very loud partiers at 2:30am coming from a Cobb Lane NightClub. Also, the Innkeeper rapped at our door after 9pm to deliver a rose in a vase to welcome us. While a nice gesture, it was a little late to be visiting.

Nice place and very friendly.

4,0 su aprile 19, 2012

Every thing was above expectations, clean with very nice decoration. Good breakfast served in a luxurious dining room.

Cobb Lane B&B

5 su aprile 11, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The room was beautiful and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the company delightful. Cobb Lane is conveniently located near the medical district, shopping and restaurants. We would definitely stay there again.

Intransit stop

4,0 su marzo 31, 2012

Good location, and great front porch, somewhat compromised by police station and school close by. Drinks available all times and fine breakfast (served at 7 a.m.) with good clientele. Rooms a bit on heavier, over decorated side, but quiet.

Lovely stay!

5 su marzo 26, 2012

We stayed over for only one night, but found the home dripping with southern charm. The table was set especially beautiful for the breakfast, and it was delicious! If I come to Birmingham, I will stay there again.

Gem in Birmingham

4,4 su marzo 14, 2012

We stayed at Cobb Lane for our one year anniversary. We are actually from the Birmingham area but we wanted to do a little something for our anniversary without having to drive far or spend a lot of money. Cobb Lane was PERFECT! We stayed in the Zebra room. Very private and cozy. We spent the evening sipping wine on the front porch then we walked down to 26 for a wonderful dinner. The location is very convenient to several restaurants so you don't have to worry about driving anywhere. It was a perfect way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Thank you Cobb Lane for making our anniversary so special. :)

Little Piece of Home Inside the City

4,6 su marzo 11, 2012

Staying at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast was a wonderful experience. My boyfriend and I did not get into Birmingham until late that night, but the owners set aside special instructions for us to get into our room past check-in time. We stayed in the Zebra Room, which has a private entrance through the back porch. It was Wonderfully decorated with private bath and modern shower. The next morning we were served a simple country breakfast on fine china, and met some very interesting people who had stayed in the other rooms. There is also parallel parking slots for guests in the driveway, which was nice since the B &B is located downtown. If you are looking for a spacious getaway that is conveniently located near UAB, this is the place to stay! Would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone!

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast- Charming B&B

5 su marzo 07, 2012

The Cobb Lane B&B, located in the Historic Five Points area of Birmingham and just a few blocks from the UAB campus, was a wonderful experience. Spent two nights there in early March and looking forward to returning. The hosts, Shelia and Ira, were absolutely wondeful, kind and entertaining. Breakfast was great, and both mornings I enjoyed extended breakfast visits with other guests and Ira and Shelia. In the evening the beautiful front porch provided the perfect setting for a post dinner extended visit with my UAB student-daughter. Was amazed at the ecletic dining and pubs within a short two block walk. It was all that one could ask for in a B&B in an urban setting or any setting for that matter. I enjoyed two early morning walks, as well as a late night meander, lots of beautiful sites, interesting architecture, and completely safe.

Very enjoyable stay at Cobb Lane

5 su febbraio 24, 2012

A delightful Inn with charming hosts. Also very accomodating!

Valentines Night at Cobb Lane B & B

5 su febbraio 19, 2012

We stayed in the Southern Magnolia Suite Valentines night. We could not have enjoyed any more than we did. Our hosts and staff were very accomodating and made our stay very pleasurable. Our room was very nice and the bottle of champagne waiting for us on the bed just added to the experience. We walked about a block to a restaurant for our dinner. We had an incredible breakfast the next morning in the dinning room with other guests. This definitely added to the experience. We will definitely return and recommend Cobb Lane B&B to others.

The Cobb Lane B&B-- A Must See!

4,4 su febbraio 18, 2012

I booked a reservation at The Cobb Lane B&B for Valentine's Day day for my boyfriend and I. I have always wanted to stay at one, and I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience at Cobb Lane! They offer 7different rooms with their own themes. We stayed in the Camelia room which was very nice and filled with beautiful Victorian accents. I plan on visiting this B&B again very soon and trying a different themed room. The staff was very friendly, the location is close to everything in the Southside area of Birmingham which was very convenient for our V-Day celebration! I give this place 5 stars!!! I will tell all my friends to visit! I highly recommend this living time capsule :-) Thanx!

Nice B&B option in Birmingham

3,6 su febbraio 15, 2012

Beautiful house and rooms; walking distance to evening dining options (plus UAB). Breakfast was good, but not exceptional as at some other B&B's. Note weekday breakfast is at 7:00 am. Check in was easy, even though the Innkeeper was away and not available until the morning. Nice place, good stay.

First B & B Experience

3,2 su febbraio 13, 2012

The Cobb Lane B&B was nice, clean, and felt very safe (its across the street from the police station). Its in a great location to the Five Points area and is walkable to several restaurants/shops. We stayed in the Periwinkle room and the TV in the closet was a little unnecessary. A flat screen TV in the main large dresser would be a nice and easy upgrade. The dressed mannequin in the room as a little strange, and all the dresser surfaces were filled so there wasn't as much room to put our things. The food was good, but not great. Our room was extremely hot during the night, even when the hallways were a comfortable temperature. According to the other guests in that room, there was an issue with the temperature in that room being too cold. Overall, we enjoyed our first Bed and Breakfast experience.

Piece of Paradise

5 su febbraio 08, 2012

Exceptional value. Perfect location. Can't ask for better owners. We would stay there everytime we come to Birmingham, if rooms are available.

Loved it!

4,0 su febbraio 02, 2012

Wow! This was our first bed and breakfast! And now I never want to stay in a hotel again! Loved the hospitality and atmosphere! Beautiful home!!

Highly Recommended by a Local Turned Visitor

4,8 su gennaio 04, 2012

I used to live in Birmingham, Alabama near this bed and breakfast. I always thought it was the cutest house but never had a reason to stay there since I already lived close by. Since then, I have relocated to Dallas, Texas but came back to celebrate my birthday in Birmingham with friends. Two of our favorite places in Birmingham are J. Clyde and Blue Monkey which are practically in the backyard of Cobb Lane B&B. The owner was incredibly helpful and friendly making our stay very enjoyable. We missed our alarm so weren't able to be down when breakfast was served so she sweetly placed a note on our door to inform us that she had left coffee and juice on the table and our plates of food covered in the kitchen. This was very thoughtful and appreciated. We felt immense amount of privacy and the rooms are beautifully decorated. I definitely recommend staying here if you are in Birmingham.

Recent Stay

4,0 su dicembre 29, 2011

Recent overnight stay - very clean, comfortable. Excellant choice for someone needing to be close to the UAB hospital/university campus.

Very friendly!

4,6 su dicembre 13, 2011

The company over breakfast was delightful, and my room was very comfortable and lovely. I notice now that the description of the room I had (Camelia) indicates there's cable television, but I never saw a TV anywhere, even in the living room.

Risposta del proprietario
We thank this guest for their kappreciative comments. Their TV was in their closet, situated for favorable viewing from their bed in typical hotel style with remote control. Perhaps they didn't put their clothes away in their closet since they would have seen their TV which has all networks and 45 channels. Each guest room has a TV with all the channels. We thank them for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Hidden Gem

3,6 su dicembre 11, 2011

I made a last minute reservation and arrived at 8 pm. The owner met me at the door, gave me my key and the lay of the land. I had plans for the evening and had no problems coming back to my room later that night. The inn is tucked away in a neighborhood that is located close to downtown and UAB, close to Birmingham's Five Points entertainmant district and close enough to walk to a number of resturants. The room was good and the breakfast was good and on time. The owner had my bill and directions to my meeting ready for me at breakfast. I would stay there again without hesitation.

Thanksgiving Visit

3,4 su dicembre 07, 2011

This was our first B&B experience. We really enjoyed our stay in such a beautiful home. We had fun looking at all of the "collectables" as well as meeting and visiting with the other guests. This was our son's idea, an escape from the chaos after a busy Thanksgiving Day. It was a good suggestion and I am sure we will return again.

Great "Experience" at Cobb Lane

4,0 su dicembre 05, 2011

I was at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast this past weekend with two other couples. We stayed upstairs in the Periwinkle Room. (or the wedding dress room) We had an unbelievable experience driven mainly by our developing relationship with Sheila Chaffin. (the owner and innkeeper) She is a true lady. A New Yorker that is truely a "southern bell". She ate breakfast with our group and was so very delightful. Can't wait to return! Scott Neal

Great stay.

4,2 su dicembre 05, 2011

Arrived for late check-in. Everything was waiting. Breakfast was great. Definately would stay here again! Innkeepers were wonderful!

Weekend Trip

3,2 su dicembre 01, 2011

We did enjoy our stay here, don't get me wrong, but there were a few things that stuck out as sort of...not as expected. First, I specifically asked if there was a tv in our room. We were planning on being there at 3pm for check-in and were planning on enjoying just lounging around before dinner, then coming back and enjoying our room, watch a little tv and relax together. Technically there was a the closet, around the corner from the bed where you can't see it. Secondly, the rooms were a little smaller than what we perceived from the pictures. All in all, it was a nice stay, and would be awesome if you are passing through and need a comfortable bed and a breakfast to eat. Or, if you're looking for a nice place to come and read a book maybe. But, if you're wanting a place to come relax, watch some TV...this isn't where you wanna go. Located directly across the street from the Police department and right near restaurants and bars, it's a great location. Breakfast is a tad early for people who want to sleep in a little, but it's pretty good and the owner sits down and talks with you so that was nice.

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciate the several compliments in this review. With regard to the TV, we're not sure which guest this was, but in their profile they stated they've never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before. They may not be aware that many Bed and Breakfasts don't have TVs. We however, have TV's in all of our rooms which are viewable from the beds, with exception of Southern Magnolia honeymoon suite, where one views from a chair like you would in your living room. We hope they'll come again, identify themselves as wishing to view TV from their bed, and we'll be happy to arrange a beautiful room for their enjoyment. We thank them for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Home away from home

3,2 su novembre 16, 2011

Food and service was good. Rooms a little dusty, but beds were excellent.

Great House

3,2 su novembre 15, 2011

Overall the house is OUTSTANDING... BUT... We were disappointed with the MESS around the house and repair needed in our room. Patio Table outside our room had no glass in it... Patio table on side of house had stuff laying on it... 30 minutes worth of outside work would really allow the house to shine! Instead of looking dirty... Our room had a damaged door frame.. Again a few nails... ALL THESE ARE MINOR THINGS!! WE DID ENJOY OUR STAY VERY MUCH!!! WE WILL STAY THERE AGAIN!!!

Risposta del proprietario
We keep our premises in good condition and had a contractor performing some temporary refurbishments to maintain that standard. All is well!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Everything was outstanding

4,6 su novembre 04, 2011

My stay at Cobb Lane was outsatanding. My only problem was didn't have more time to stay. Thank you for the outstanding service.

Risposta del proprietario
Thank you so much for coming and your kind words of encouragement. Your patronage helps us maintain the National Historic Registered property for the benefit of future generations.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Charm in Birmingham

4,0 su novembre 03, 2011

Last minute reservation during a busy weekend in B'ham for the vintage motorcycle festival/racing at Barber Motorsports. What a great find - excellent location, gracious innkeepers, wonderful breakfast, beautiful Victorian charm all in one place! We'll definitely plan to stay again but book further in advance to maximize our room "options".

Risposta del proprietario
This couple arrived by motorcycle to enjoy one of the Nation's outstanding nearby motorcycle venues -- Barber Motor Sports. Their collection of high quality vintage motorcycles is unique and some motorcycles are regularly transported to New York City's Museum of Modern Art for displays of beautiful designed objects. We enjoyed these guests very much. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Great hosts

4,6 su novembre 01, 2011

Beautiful home, all decorated as if it was the 1900's. Very congenial hosts. Great location as it is very close to many restaurants. Very quiet as there is little traffic. The Magnolia Suite was spacious.

Risposta del proprietario
We are pleased these guests liked our Southern Magnolia Honeymoon suite. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Wonderful stay at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

5 su ottobre 26, 2011

We spent two nights at the inn for our honeymoon! We stayed in the Southern Magnolia Suite and it was wonderful! Ira and Sheila were very accommodating and recommended local attractions for us. The food was amazing and the peacefulness of sitting on the front porch and enjoying our coffee was the perfect start to our days! We had a wonderful time and will return!

Risposta del proprietario
It is always our pleasure to host guests enjoy our Southern Magnolia Honeymoon suite who also take advantage of the large wrap-around front porch to sit out, relax, perhaps have a glass of wine or a soda. We have a Five Points Historic District walking tour which guests often enjoy which points out the features and location of the several dozen National Historic Registered buildings in our District, including our Inn. Thank you for coming!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Cobb Lane B&B Lacks Attention to Detail

3,2 su ottobre 25, 2011

Our room was in need of a good dusting, lacked screens when we needed fresh air due to inadequate AC and offered a shower in need of grout and removal of scale deposits on the shower head. The breakfast, although early at 7 a.m., was well prepared and the cookies which were always available in the living room were wonderful.

Awesome Secret of Birmimgham

5 su ottobre 17, 2011

I had a guest coming in from out of town and she has been wow'd by Hollywood so a normal hotel simply wouldn't do. I wanted something that was unique to Birmingham. The graciousness of the Ira and Sheila (even from afar) was nothing short of stellar. I will definitely keep the Cobb Lane B&B on my list for future guests and might even steal away some time for myself sooner than later.

Risposta del proprietario
This review made our year. that a sophisticated traveler who has visited many Inns, liked our Inn. The New York Times visited incognito and made this same comment in their review. We are honored these guests came! Thank you so much.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

I have high expectations and I would return.

3,4 su ottobre 13, 2011

It was convenient, central location. Loved the history of the home and the hosts were very gracious. Beautiful spot, enjoyed sitting on the porch.. very relaxing. I would go back if I visit Alabama again.

Risposta del proprietario
We look forward to having you come again. Thank you very much.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Fantastic place to stay!!

5 su ottobre 04, 2011

We arrived late, around 9:30 and still received a VIP welcome. Loved the idea of having a private entrance to our room which was extremely clean and well decorated for its name (the Zebra Room). As we arrived we quickly needed a cab, Ira called a cab service and had him there in time to arrive at our destination on time. Woke up to a beautifully set dinning table and chatted with other friendly guest while being served a delicious breakfast! The Inn is a spectacular stay and the owners were very helpful in suggesting places to visit. Will definately be back! Thanks for everything!! Bryan Crowe. Delta, AL. ps; using my phone for this post and apparently I'm unable to select "plate ratings" but I give a 5 out of 5 for each catagory.., and I stay at B & B's alot! Thanks!

Risposta del proprietario
It was our distinct pleasure to host this guest and we sincerely appreciate your kind words. Thank you!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

My new local getaway

5 su settembre 28, 2011

My wife and I enjoyed a night out on the town and were able to save ourselves the long drive home afterwards by staying at this centrally located home away from home.

Risposta del proprietario
This guest enjoyed a "Stay-Vacation" where you don't travel far from home but have a unique and enjoyable experience. Our Inn has become a favorite for couples on the week-end having a "Stay Vacation". We're glad they enjoyed their visit and look forward to seeing them again. Thank you!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Great gem in Birmingham!

4,4 su settembre 19, 2011

This is a great place for a quick getaway. It has a great location with great bars and restuarants within walking distance. If you are a beer lover the the J Clyde is a must. It is a pub with an endless beer list as well as great food. The breakfast at the Cobb Lane B&B is fantastic.

Risposta del proprietario
Within a 3 block easy walk of the Inn, there are 26 restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. Choices range from sandwich shops to one of the top 5 restaurants in the United States and most famous one in Alabama--Highlands Bar and Grill. We're so pleased these guests found a favorite place and look forward to their next visit. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Great B&B in Birmingham, AL

5 su settembre 18, 2011

Sheila and Ira Chaffin are wonderful hosts: friendly, interested and caring. It was a pleasure to stay at the B&B. The interior is great and carefully chosen and arranged by the owners. The stay was a total pleasure. Highly recommended!

Risposta del proprietario
We love it when our guests like the decor, since I am an Architect and Ira is an Artist. We had a lot of fun choosing furnishings and decorating the place after its 1.5 year renovation to restore it to its 1898 charm and save it from urban destrauction after we bought it in 2003. Thank you for noticing!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Great Hospitality

4,2 su settembre 11, 2011

Nice location, quiet, enjoyed dinner at Oceans, which is within walking distance. Host very friendly and accommodating.

Risposta del proprietario
A brief 1/2 block from the Inn, is Ocean's Restaurant, at corner of 20th St South and 13th Ave South. The food critics recent book rates one of their desserts as the "number one best dish" in Birmingham. It is delicious! We're glad these guests found Ocean's and enjoyed it as we do also. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Amazing Experience

5 su settembre 06, 2011

Truly enjoyed the experience. It was a first time at a Bed & Breakfast and it was wonderful. I would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

Risposta del proprietario
We are pleased to have earned the praise of a first timer to a B&B! Please come see us again some time when you're in Birmingham. Best wishes and take care.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Disappointing Experience!

2,0 su agosto 16, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at the Cobb Lane B&B and had high expectations from previous reviews and their website. Our room was the Rose room on the first floor and we didn't realize it would be right in front of the dining room which wasn't ideal. To top that off, it had 2 large pocket doors that joined in the middle as an entrance, and they did not close all the way which left about a half inch gap all the way up so the doors were "open" to the whole ground floor. The owner had put a giant curtain on the inside of the room to try and address this it seems, but no privacy was possible even with this curtain. Anybody in the dining room or walking around could hear everything going on in our room and see in if the curtain wasn't drawn. So much for a romantic anniversary weekend! The room was nice looking and clean and had some definite charm but the bathroom fixtures were old and not very nice. There were no bathrobes and the towels were thin and not fluffy at all. Also there were a lot of "breakables" scattered around the room which made it difficult to use the furniture to lay out our belongings and the electrical in the room was scary! The bedside lamp plug actually sparked and almost burned us when we plugged it in! There were few plugs to put phone chargers which wasn't helpful, had to charge in the bathroom. The breakfast left much to be desired, a plate of cold eggs and bacon or sausage with a little fruit and a bread item. Cookies were definitely from a mix and nothing felt "homemade." The price per night was pretty cheap and I guess you get what you pay for. Overall a really disappointing experience.

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciate all of our guests who come to our National Historic Registered property built in 1898. Their patronage helps keep alive this National asset for the next generation. We pleasantly remember these guests who enjoyed home made pumpkin scones, local fresh grown fruits, eggs, sausage, bacon, and our home made sausage croissant bake. Each day we had homemade chocolate chip, swedish wedding, and peanut butter cookies for their enjoyment in the front parlor under a glass case. The cookies were not from a mix, but baked fresh by our staff. Often guests remark about the pleasant cookie aroma in the Inn during the afternoons as they stop by the kitchen to sample some. The Rose Room was chosen by these guests at our web-site reservation system, which has the caption "located on main level across from the Dining Room". They did not express any concern about their room location as they checked in, had they done so, we might have been able to relocate them within the Inn at that time. The Rose Room is charming with its original 1898 double doors as noted in the National Historic registration about the Inn. Perhaps we didn't explain well enough about how to close the door which is the source of their comment. The Inn has 100% new electrical wiring from its 2004 renovation, supervised by City building inspectors. After these guests left, we noticed an extension chord at a bed side table had worn out during our inspection, it was quickly replaced, all is well. We would have happily done so while they were here, had they mentioned it. It is our management goal for our guests to be pleased by their stay. We invite future guests to please speak with us if they have questions, suggestions, or any concerns.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner and Innkeeper)

Fifty years later & what a wonderful surprise !

4,0 su agosto 06, 2011

50 yrs ago (Aug. 1961) I was one of several college students residing at the boarding house that is now Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast. I returned on Aug. 2, 2011 to find my former room had been transformed into part of what is now the beautiful and elaborate Southern Magnolia Suite. My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay here and the southern breafkast was delicious.

Risposta del proprietario
This was a truly remarkable guest to come back after 50 years to see the place in its new life as a Bed and Breakfast. Sometimes others drop by who used to come to this location when it was a realtor office, Kaplan testing prep counselor, a Ballet shop, Christian family couunseling center, and for a massage! One time an elderly nephew of the 1898 Owner who had been inside in its original condition visited with assitance of his family. His remarks were precious to us, especially after our heavy investment to restore the building to its Victorian origin.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

fun times

3,8 su agosto 03, 2011

We had a good time meeting other travelers.

Risposta del proprietario
We like this reference to "fun times" speaking with other guests during their stay. Often guests remark about how much they enjoyed the other guests. The Inn attracts sophisticated well traveled guests who are often experts in their field due to its proximity to a major university and medical center. Thank you for telling us of your experience and please come again!

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Peaceful Stay

5 su luglio 24, 2011

I stayed three nights in Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. It was very nice, quiet and beautiful. The breakfast was wonderful. I will stay there again!

Risposta del proprietario
We appreciated this review very much because it is our management goal for guests to have a peaceful and enjoyable visit while visiting Birmingham. We hope to continue to merit your praise in the years ahead. Thank you for coming.

- Sheila Chaffin (Owner)

Lovely B&B!

4,6 su luglio 21, 2011

This is a lovely bed and breakfast and a great way to spend an evening or a weekend. Don't miss the little European bar/restaurant behind the b&b on Cobb Lane.

Great place to stay in Birmingham!

4,8 su luglio 18, 2011

Cobb Lane B&B was a fantastic place to stay - a good location with lots of character, and wonderful hosts in Ira and Sheila. The inn is close to five points, a lively part of town for eating and drinking, and also in close proximity to downtown and other attractions. Rooms were clean, well kept, and full of charm. Breakfast each morning was a bonus, as were the cookies in the parlour room which were far too tempting to nibble on everyday!

First experience at bed & breakfast, it was wonderful, would definitely go back.

5 su giugno 30, 2011

Stayed in the Rose Room. Loved the Victorian decor. Bed was comfortable, breakfast was wonderful. Enjoyed talking to other guest at breakfast.

Fantastic B&B!

3,6 su giugno 27, 2011

I stayed for a night at Cobb Lane and had a lovely stay. The house is beautifully and meticulously styled in period furniture. There is lots of public space to relax in, as well as a wrap-around porch. Located in the Five Points neighborhood, many restaurants are within walking distance (about 5 minutes). I stayed in the Camellia room, which is located on the main floor. It was very spacious and well-equipped with anything that I might have needed. The only issue was that the room is located directly across from the kitchen which receives a lot of foot traffic. I'm sure that breakfast was fantastic, but it was served at 7:00 AM! I find this to be a tad bit early for my taste. All in all, I had a a fantastic visit. I definitely recommend it!

Wonderful Night at Cobb lane

3,6 su giugno 20, 2011

We truly enjoyed our nights stay at Cobb Lane B&B! We stayed in the lovely Rose room which was furnished and decorated in tasteful Victorian pieces and colors. The bathroom was nicely done and larger then expected in a converted space. the Innkeepers were very nice and the food was good, but not great. Overall a solid B+

Wonderful stay

4,4 su giugno 08, 2011

Everything was clean and comfortable, and it's in a great location, easy to get to anything in downtown Birmingham. Breakfast was delicious and Ira offered to save it for us if we wanted to get up late. We will stay again soon.

Victorian Abode

3,6 su giugno 02, 2011

If you like Victorian / Victoriana decor with a splash of Country French, this is the place to go. The house is spacious and elegantly decorated. The porches are large and airy. The hosts are gracious and after check-in we came and went as we pleased. We stayed in the Periwinkle room, which turned out to be light and airy and well-sized with its own attached bathroom. The picture on the website just didn't do it justice. The breakfast was communal sit-down at the dining table (not a buffet or serve-yourself) with fine china - gorgeous and tasty. Sheila was pleasant company and most helpful in telling us about the area, and where to go to eat. The area seemed safe to walk around in, though we didn't personally venture out after dark. I appreciated the cookies, water, and soft drinks our hosts provided for us. We didn't use the WiFi. The only thing that was a bit different was that the cable TV was in the closet, to preserve the decor and ambiance. Luckily we could watch it from our bed - in some of the other rooms, that wasn't possible - you'd have to sit in a chair or on the floor or something. Definately a great place to go and relax, especially if you want to get away from it all for a while. It was very quiet and peaceful.


4,2 su giugno 02, 2011

We had a wonderful time and were very pleased with all aspects of our visit.


3,4 su maggio 30, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The innkeeper, Ira, was very friendly and helpful as were other members of staff we encountered. Breakfast was good - freshly cooked and tasty. In the main house, there is a little kitchen guests can use, and the fridge is stocked with complimentary cold drinks - a very good idea and much apppreciated. We stayed in a room at the back of the house with it's own little entrance. It was quite nice, but a little disappointing. The room itself was quite cold, and not very cosy. There wasn't really anywhere to put any clothes or anything either. It was however, very clean and the bed was very, very comfortable. The bathroom was quite nicely laid out and was also very clean. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend this B&B without hesitation, but I would stay in the main house next time.

Cobb Lane a Birmingham Delight!

3,8 su maggio 29, 2011

Stayed for 3 days, charming environment, breakfast with the other guests was a highlight of each day, Innkeepers are interesting, intelligent, witty and a pleasure to spend time with. Will stay there again (and they are opening a sister property 2 blocks away soon! I'll definitely try that when it's open.)


5 su maggio 15, 2011

If you want to feel like you've just stepped onto Plantation Tara, then this is your destination! An absolute blast from the past-charming, charming, charming-and did I mention charming? Will absolutely return. Sheila and Ira are the best!

Outstanding Stay

5 su maggio 06, 2011

We recently stayed with our 2 children at the Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast and could not have been happier. The innkeepers were exceedingly friendly, welcoming our children with fresh baked cookies after a long drive. The rooms were immaculate and interestingly decorated with eclectic antiques and period pieces. As well, the breakfasts were delicious and accomodated our special food needs. A highlight for us was visiting Ira Chaffin's carousel horse carving and sculpting studio --it was both informative and fascinating. One other special touch I wanted to point out that others may not mention is the complimentary beverages in the refrigerator set aside for guests' use. After becoming all too familiar with paying $2.50 for a bottle of water in most hotels, it was refreshing to see this minor attention to detail that said to me that the innkeepers really care about the comfort of their guests. We will recommend this bed and breakfast to others and hope to stay there again soon. Sincerely, Steven Siegel

1 night in Birmingham

3,0 su aprile 27, 2011

Lovely alternative to a hotel in a big city environment. Great location - alking distance to great restaurants. Room was nicely decorated & well-appointed. My only complaint - 7:00am breakfast serving - no flexibility on time & no choice on breakfast foods.

it's a wonderful place to stay

5 su aprile 27, 2011

we enjoy this place , you will to if ya'll stay there.

Beautiful Place

4,0 su aprile 26, 2011

Beautiful decorating. Magnolia Suite nice with sitting room and private bath. Bed and pillow a little firm for me, but ok. Random ambient noise includes motorcycles, bar patrons, helicopters. Food excellent and Ira and Sheila, are both cordial and friendly. Overall 8/10. Would definitely stay again.


4,6 su aprile 25, 2011

My husband and I were looking for a great place to stay close to dining & entertainment, with a great price to boot. This place has it all! We stayed in the Zebra Room (arrived Wednesday, left Friday), which had its own exterior entrance away from the main traffic of the rest of the house... and it turned out to be perfect for us. The owners were very accomodating and allowed us to arrive late evening (around 9pm), and still took the time to show us around and walk us through a map of Birmingham (Thanks, Ira!). After a long day at work followed by a long drive to Birmingham, we overslept and missed breakfast. When we left our room to find a place to eat, a note on our door said breakfast was being kept for us upstairs! We so appreciate the staff for a wonderful one-of-a-kind stay. We highly recommend Cobb Lane Bed & Breakfast, and hope to visit again soon!

Getaway at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

3,4 su aprile 24, 2011

My daughter and I took a quick trip to Birmingham; a girl's getaway.The B&B was quite delightful.

Nice Piece of History to Experience

3,4 su aprile 15, 2011

I really liked the location and feel of Cobb Lane. Heads up! The Zebra room can be very cold (I visited in March). Good for snuggling :-), but the space heater did not make a difference. Other than the temperature (of which I received fair warning prior to booking), everything else was lovely. The morning breakfast and discussion was refreshing. On the second morning we did not make it to was very impressive to find our breakfast waiting for us in the kitchen. The service was impeccable. I would reccommend it to everyone.

A Victorian Masterpiece

5 su aprile 14, 2011

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast is truly a pleasure to anyone who loves the Victorian Era. Sheila and Ira have captured every detail of the East Lake Period and made it come alive. The breakfast meal was elegant and delicious. Don't miss this treasure and true southern hospitality. Nancy

Birmingham Girls' Weekend Rendezvous’

4,8 su aprile 13, 2011

I am one of 12 ladies from 4 states who met here for a " Girl Weekend". We were thrilled with the whole B&B experience we received at Cobb Lane. Ira and Shelia were the perfect host and hostess and made our stay extra special there. Sung prepared scrumpions breakfasts and attended to our every need. We had the whole house so it was the perfect setting for us to relax and enjoy ourselves. We are planning a return!

Exceptional Stay at Cobb Lane

4,4 su aprile 11, 2011

Perfect location. Very clean. Quiet. Very friendly and helpful owners. I fully recommend it.

Wonderful home... a step back in time

3,6 su aprile 08, 2011

An amazingly restored home with helpful, informative and friendly hosts. I would definitely recommend a stay here, and hope to be back.

Amazing Grace

5 su aprile 07, 2011

The experience of a island vacation in the middle of Birmingham, AL was spectacular. The anticipation of arriving at the B&B was nerve wrecking but once we stepped into the front door of the home the decor takes you back in time. Our room was the Zebra and it was more than I expected. My friend actually fell to his knees. We were blown away by the warm feeling of the room and the breakfast was icing on the cake. Sheila was soooo Wonderful! I highly recommend this stay for couples. If your love needs fire I highly suggest this B&B. We will definitely make this anniversary for next year.

My first B&B experience!

4,4 su aprile 07, 2011

I was turning 40 and decided to give the Cobb Lane B&B a chance to make my 40th birthday extra special with some of my girlfriends! Four of us stayed in the two-room suite at the end of the hall upstairs and to our surprise, we had a nice little balcony to sit on and drink wine in the evening and coffee the next morning after breakfast. I slept in the Marie Antoinette room. There was no room for our luggage anywhere (because of the dress mannequin with the huge dress on it in one corner and the other corner full of porcelain baby dolls). Despite that, the rooms were very nice, especially if you like Victorian decor! The owner was wonderful and so accomodating and made me feel very special. I was also pleased with how clean the place was despite it being a very old house with very old antiques and furnishings. The breakfast on Sunday morning was delicious. When we retired upstairs to our little balcony, the owner sent up a fresh pot of coffee and ginger cookies for us to enjoy. A nice touch. I will definitely be back with my husband next time...if he can stand all the frou-frou and dolls everywhere!

Stay at Cobb Lane

3,0 su marzo 30, 2011

We enjoyed our visit to Birmingham. Cobb Lane is conveniently located and sitting on the porch visiting with guests is always a pleasure.

Convenient, Clean and Good Hospitality

3,8 su marzo 29, 2011

I recently stayed at Cobb Lane B&B for a business trip. The accommodations are very convenient to UAB and within a few blocks of a number of places to eat. The room was clean, quiet and Ira was very hospitable. I'll definitely stay next time I'm there to visit UAB.

WOW, 1st time B&Ber and loved it!!

5 su marzo 29, 2011

This was our first time ever staying in a B&B and we will definitely try to stay in them exclusively if we are not taking our children with us. The host was friendly and was able to make us all feel at home, which is not easy when a bunch of strangers sit down for b'fast together. The accomodations were lovely and the food was delicious. Amazing weekend!!

Chad and Mona Lucynski

5 su marzo 28, 2011

Loved it!! Very relaxing get away!!

Worth a Visit...Pleasant Getaway

3,6 su marzo 28, 2011

Our visit to Cobb Lane B&B was pleasant, thanks to our friendly and interesting hosts. If you enjoy the bed and breakfast experience, we encourage you to stay with the innkeepers, Sheila and Ira Chaffin, whenever you are in or near Birmingham, Alabama. The inn itself is pleasant to look at and well appointed, however our room (the Zebra room) did not have its own heating system, so we were very cold. The thermometer on the inadequate space heater in the room never got past 67 degrees despite being turned to the maximum setting for our entire stay. If you appreciate heat, you may prefer one of the rooms in the main portion of the property. The breakfast was advertised as a elegant, and it was indeed. The setting was comfortable, and our host, Ira, provided wonderful service and interesting conversation. Be sure to ask him about his sculpting; he's a wonderful artist. We thank Ira and Sheila for a very pleasant stay and wish them all the best in their fascinating ventures.

Great weekend

4,0 su marzo 23, 2011

We had a great time at the Cobb Lane B & B. Everything was beautiful and everyone was friendly. Just a great weekend.

Wonderful B&B in Birmingham

4,8 su marzo 14, 2011

The location of this B&B couldn't be better. My husband and I were able to walk less than a block to get drinks and to our restaurant. The service was also excellent. Since we were not there on business and did not want to have breakfast at 7am, Ira brought us breakfast in bed at 9:00. They really went out of the way to make our stay perfect.

Great stay

3,6 su febbraio 28, 2011

My first B & B experience was wonderful. Room comfortable, breakfasts surprisingly filling and served tastefully amid fun company, setting ideal in historic Birmingham district, decorations interesting throughout the inn, lobby/sitting room and deck great for receiving "guests of guests", hosts very accommodating in every way. Only minor criticism concerns lack of dusting (e.g baseboards and knick-knacks)

Great location at a great value

4,4 su febbraio 27, 2011

I was recently in Birmingham on business, and I stayed 4 nights at Cobb lane. I was in a hurry when I made my reservations and didn't realize that I had put the wrong date in for my arrival. I arrived one day earlier than they were expecting me, but Sheila Chaffin was very understanding and accomodated me without any complaint. This B & B is in the heart of the city and is in walking distance of the historic 5 points south area which offers a wide variety of restaurants and clubs to check out. It was also the perfect location to learn my way around the city. Anything I needed was just a phone call away and the breakfast was served on time which was important to me since I had a strict time schedule. I chose the smaller less expensive bedroom, but still found it a charming room, though a little chilly at night. The house is beautifully decorated, and by staying there, you can receive a bit of an education about its history and the history of birmingham. Overall, I enjoyed my stay and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a centrally located B & B at a very reasonable price.

DJ's Review

3,4 su febbraio 23, 2011

The Zebra suite was quaint and clean. Breakfast was brought to the room and was outstanding. There are maintenance items and painting that need to be done. Porch furniture on both levels need attention. We enjoyed the direct outside access from the Zebra Suite. The queen bed was sufficient but with the wrap around couch it made getting in and out of bed on the wall side an adventure. Having said this, we would stay there again.

Overnight Delight!

5 su febbraio 23, 2011

The home and decor reflect an era that had a much slower pace than we experience in today's hectic lifestyle. Although we were only overnight guest, we enjoyed our stay in the Magnolia Room very much. Breakfast was fantastic; enjoying the conversation with Ira and guest while eating amazing pancakes. After we checked out we visited with Ira at his art studio/classroom and learned much about bronzing and wood carving. Really enjoyed seeing the carousel horses carved out by Ira's students. Cobb's is a must stay. Berri and Donna, Tennessee

Great and Relaxing stay

4,0 su febbraio 21, 2011

Our stay was cozy and warm. Ira and Sheila are wonderful hosts and the home is exquisite. Reasonably priced for a parents "night out."

Relaxing overnight getaway

5 su febbraio 21, 2011

This was my second stay at Cobb Lane, and I found it easy, relaxing and restful. As my husband and I like to walk, not drive, the location was perfect for strolls around the Five Points area, home to fine dining restaurants as well as other interesting places, such as the owner's sculpture and wood-carving studio, just down the hill. We live just 100 miles away and will definitely come back to Cobb Lane on other Birmingham excursions.

Cobb Lane B & B Review

4,2 su febbraio 20, 2011

Certainly enjoyed the company and conversation of the owners as well as that of other guests! And the cookies were GREAT!!

Bird of Paradise

4,0 su febbraio 15, 2011

Perfect place to stay for one night while passing through Birmingham. Has all the comforts of home - complete with a fantastic breakfast!

Nice place to stay in the heart of Birmingham

4,4 su febbraio 12, 2011

Why stay in a hotel? This place is right in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of many good restaurants and UAB, and has a police station nearby. Felt very safe and comfortable. Room was great. Hosts were very helpful when asked. I would stay here again.

Seemed like home.

4,6 su febbraio 02, 2011

Went to B'ham to see family the location is excellent. It's in the best part of town , located walking distance from the best night spots in town.Very secure area ,just across the street from police station. The house was in excellent condition and furnished beautifully. The host were pleasant and seemed interested in the guest.

WONDERFUL place to stay in Birmingham!

4,8 su gennaio 20, 2011

This B&B made Birmingham so much more fun! The city itself is cute, but the B&B is spectacular. The breakfast was devine; we couldn't wait to get up each morning and see what they would serve next! The house is in the perfect location since its surrounded by great restaurants and music. We stayed in the Camelia Room and it was very comfortable. I highly recommend Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast if you are staying in Birmingham!

Beatiful and Unique Stay

3,4 su gennaio 16, 2011

I spent only one night at Cobb Lane because of flight problem that made me arrive 2 days late at Birmingham. The place was full of details, decorations were beatiful. My room was very cozy and comfortable, it had everything I needed and everything worked to perfection. I really enjoyed the plush bathroom in my room. I stayed in the Periwinkle room.

Nice B and B in good location

3,4 su gennaio 10, 2011

This is a lovely B and B in a great location, near 5 Points in Birmingham. I would stay there again.

Hot under the covers

3,6 su dicembre 27, 2010

In room temperature adjustments were not available. It must have been 80 degrees in our room. Everything else was wonderful.

Our wedding was perfect!

5 su dicembre 22, 2010

My husband and I had a two night stay, as well as held our wedding at Cobb Lane. I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding. The innkeepers and their staff are amazing and very nice. We loved every moment we were there and will be back as often as we can! Thanks again Cobb Lane!

Charming and Perfect Location

4,6 su dicembre 21, 2010

We stayed only a night but this B and B made for an excellent 24 hours -- we were on a civil rights tour of the south and wanted to see the Civil Rights Institute, 16th St Baptist Church and Kelsey Park -- all easily reachable from the Cobb Lane B and . Plus walking distance to great restaurants, and easy parking. Imaginative decor, a good breakfast, friendly hosts. from Cinda and Dan, Barbara and Rufus.

An Oasis near UAB campus

4,6 su dicembre 04, 2010

Beautiful B&B within a short walk of Five Points dining area. Service was great as owners are very hands on. Lovely rooms and common areas and a very nice breakfast. The only negative I had was the really tight parking but I would definitely put up with that to return to this oasis.

Romantic Getaway

5 su dicembre 01, 2010

We recently stayed at Cobb Lane B & B. It was an outstanding experience. We booked the Rose Room and it was exquisite. Sheila was a great hostess, and breakfast was both beautiful and delicious. We would highly recommend this B & B.

Great Victorian getaway in nice part of town - recommended

4,2 su novembre 16, 2010

The inn is lovely, the inkeeper, Sheila Chaffin, is kind, professional, and hospitable. The food at breakfast is fabulous, the fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon are to die for. I have only three negative things to say about our experience there. (1) The beds, while clean and covered with beautiful linens and bedclothes, are hard and very uncomfortable. I realize some people love hard beds but since I like soft well-cushioned beds, I had a really difficult time getting a good night's sleep. (2) The place was sparking clean in the ways that really matter to a guest. The bedding, table linens and serving ware, and the bathrooms were wicked clean. But it is really difficult to get all the dust and spider webs out when there is so much Victorian frou-frou everywhere, such as picture frames and mirror frames with lots of elaborate carvings, and delicate glass light fixtures. This was occasionally distracting. (3) This is not the innkeeper's fault but on Saturday night the noise and music from a nearby popular nightspot on Cobb Lane behind the inn was quite loud and did not subside until about 2:00 AM. My son was staying in another room at the inn and could not hear the noise, which probably affects mainly those staying in rooms on the upper floors on the backside of the lovely old home. Keep this in mind when you make your reservations if such noises bother you and stay in the rooms more towards the lower floors and the front of the inn.

A Nice Place to Stay

4,4 su novembre 16, 2010

We stayed there as part of a weekend trip to do the Richard Petty Driving Experience. There were two couples traveling, so we stayed at their guest condo instead of the main house (which is right next door). The main house is much nicer, but also more expensive. I would definatley recommend staying there instead of the guest condo if you only need one room or are only there for one or two nights. The innkeeper was very informative. And the location was great to walk somewhere close for dinner. There were homemade cookies for us in the parlor which was a nice touch. We could use the main house sitting area to visit if we wanted and that was also where we ate breakfast. The condo was very clean--but the bathroom sink would get stuck on the door opening and closing and the fiberglass tub was not something I was particularly crazy about. (The bath could use a remodel.) The beds and furnishings were done as an attempt to match the home next door and were very comfortable. The breakfast was very good and was just the right amount. It eggs with fruit and a crescent pastry filled with sausage and cream cheese. I would stay there again and would recommend the Cobb Lane to my friends.

Relaxing stay at Cobb Lane B&B

2,8 su novembre 15, 2010

Despite the facility needing a facelift, I enjoyed my stay. The hosts are always courteous and friendly. The room I had upstairs was very hot - slept with the window open all night. I like the Rose Room the best.

Periwinkle Room

5 su ottobre 08, 2010

Cobb Lane B&B provides a very comfortable, quiet experience. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast is well worth the 7:00 a.m. serving time!

Lovely accomodations

4,6 su ottobre 06, 2010

We had a very nice stay -- quiet room, very comfortable, excellent ambiance, and personable, engaging hosts who seems truly concerned about the quality of our visit. Would visit again, especially given the B&B's proximity to points of interest in B'ham.

Lovely stay

3,8 su ottobre 01, 2010

Lovely bed and breakfast in a quiet area, close to restaurants and sites. Breakfast is early (7am) but understandable as both Sheila and Ira have other jobs. The food was delicious and it gave us time to chat and I'm glad I made the effort to get up!

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

4,8 su settembre 29, 2010

Two nights in the French Country suite. Location of this B&B is outstanding!! Would stay there again. Sandra MacDonald

Outstanding hotel, great breakfast!

5 su settembre 14, 2010

The house is beautiful, and the breakfast was excellent.

Cobb lane B&B

3,8 su settembre 09, 2010

Enjoyed my stay ar cobb lane b&b. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

Perfect place for your wedding party!

5 su agosto 20, 2010

This bed and breakfast is fabulous! We booked all the rooms for my wedding party to stay the weekend. My wedding was at the Rucker Place which is right down the road from the b&b. It made our stay so convenient. The historic atmosphere fit perfectily with my wedding theme. Sheila was so helpful and nice as we planned our weekend stay there. Her husband and the rest of the staff were wonderful! They helped plan and carry out our bridal brunch while we all got ready for the wedding. They had a perfect room upstairs for all of us to get ready in. Every aspect of our staying was outstanding! The food was delicious! This place is far more beautiful in person than in the pictures! The hospitality and personal attention was extraordinary! I would highly recommend staying here!

Home Away From Home

5 su dicembre 09, 2009

all the comforts are there and always lots of company and so close to diners and other good places to eat and the bed was made for me ...

like my great grandmother's house

5 su maggio 31, 2009

This b and b was a step back in time. The house and furniture reminded me of my great grandmother's house. My room was the rose room which I thoroughly enjoyed (the foto on the website does it justice). The breakfast was yummy; the guests were interesting and courteous; I could easily walk to UAB; and I could walk to a neighborhood restaurant, get a take out, and enjoy it on the front porch of the b and b as I watched the rain. It was a delightful stay.

Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast

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