Best Hotel Location in Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama and the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & 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, a 24-hour Business Center and two meeting rooms, you can have a productive Tuscaloosa business trip. The hotel's 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's campus, we have the ideal location for exploring Tuscaloosa, AL. With the hotel's 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'll see why we're a step above other hotels in Tuscaloosa, AL. Our hotel's staff takes great care to meet your needs, and you'll see why we're a multi-time winner of the Torchbearer and Quality Excellence awards. An outdoor pool, 24-hour Fitness and Business Centers help you relax and enjoy your stay with us.