Best Hotel Location in Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Tuscaloosa University winner of numerous awards including the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. Our four story all interior access hotel offers the best accommodations in Tuscaloosa. With free Wi Fi access and a 24 hour Business Center you can have a productive Tuscaloosa business trip. The hotels central location makes travel easy to the University of Alabama and athletic fields Mercedes Michelin Hunt Westervelt Afflink DCH Nucor Randall Reilly and the VA Medical Center. One mile from UA campus we have the ideal location for exploring Tuscaloosa AL. With the hotel convenient location across the street from the University Mall and Midtown Village Shopping Center you are surrounded by shopping and dining. Other area attractions such as the River Walk Trail along the Black Warrior River and Lake Tuscaloosa are minutes away. From convenient valet laundry and dry cleaning services to an inviting breakfast area with the free hot Express Start Breakfast Bar you will see why a step above other hotel in Tuscaloosa AL was. Our hotel staff takes great care to meet your needs and you will see why a multi time winner of the Torchbearer and Quality Excellence awards was. An outdoor pool 24 hour Fitness and Business Centers help you relax and enjoy your stay with us.