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10 Reasons Embassy Suites Huntsville Makes the Perfect Launching Pad in Rocket City

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Huntsville, Alabama earned its Rocket City nickname in the 1950s, when it became the rocket research and building hub for NASA. Today astronaut wannabes come to the city to attend Space Camp or at least tour the impressive U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Of course, there’s much more to do in Huntsville than learn about rocket science. And there’s one hotel that’s ideally situated to explore it all. Let’s countdown to take off with these 10 reasons to stay at Embassy Suites Huntsville by Hilton Hotel & Spa.

10 Reasons to stay at Embassy Suites Huntsville by Hilton Hotel & Spa when you visit Rocket City in Alabama

10. Ideal location in Huntsville.

Buckle up because Embassy Suites Huntsville is the perfect launching pad to explore all this sweet town has to offer. Just steps from Embassy Suites Huntsville is the picturesque Big Spring Park. Wander through this green space along the water right into downtown Huntsville. From there you explore the town’s restaurants and shops, like the old fashioned U.G. White Mercantile. If you’re coming to Huntsville for a conference, this hotel makes the obvious choice since it is attached to the Von Braun Center via skybridge.

View of Big Spring Park just steps from Embassy Suites Huntsville

View of Big Spring Park just steps from Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

9. No need to get a car.

Embassy Suites Huntsville offers a free shuttle to and from the airport for guests. (Of course, tips are appreciated!) Additionally, their shuttle drivers are happy to escort you anywhere within a three-mile radius of the hotel, which includes the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the expansive Huntsville Botanic Garden. No rental car fee means more money for activities and meals. You can even rent bicycles from the front desk if you’d like to check out Huntsville on two wheels.

You can rent bicycles from Embassy Suites Huntsville

You can rent bicycles from Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

8. Free WiFi.

Don’t you hate it when hotels charge for WiFi?! Yeah, me too. Good thing you can email, tweet, search, Instagram and play Candy Crush with zero WiFi charge at Embassy Suites Huntsville.

The hotel brand's signature courtyard and atrium at Embassy Suites Huntsville

The hotel brand’s signature courtyard and atrium at Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

7. A home away from home.

After a day of play, it’s nice to come back to a homey space where everyone in your travel party can spread out and relax. All of the rooms at Embassy Suites Huntsville feature a living room with couch and armchair. Plus they have a small dining table, a mini refrigerator for storing snacks and drinks, a microwave for heating up leftovers, a sink and coffee maker. For bigger families or groups, you can upgrade for even more living space. A television in the living room plus a TV in the bedroom mean that kids can watch SpongeBob while parents watch the news or a movie in the other room.

Feel right at home at Embassy Suites Huntsville

Feel right at home at Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Embassy Suites)

6. Breakfast is included.

The most important meal of the day is provided for Embassy Suites Huntsville guests. You need a hearty breakfast before your journey to space, so fill up on made-to-order eggs and omelets, bacon or sausage, yogurts, fruits, baked goodies, juices, coffee and more.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...especially at Embassy Suites Huntsville!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day…especially at Embassy Suites! (Photo courtesy of Embassy Suites)

5. Free evening reception.

One of my favorite things about staying at Embassy Suites is their complimentary evening receptions. Belly up to the bar for a free glass of wine, beer, cocktail, soda or juice. Then fill up your plate with snackies like chips and salsa, cubed cheese, veggies and dip, and more.

Evening reception at Embassy Suites Huntsville

Evening reception at Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

4. On-site dining.

Too tired to go out to eat? Dine at The R at Embassy Suites Huntsville instead. For a quick grab-and-go breakfast or snack, head to Caffeina’s Marketplace. You can also order room service at this Embassy Suites 11 am to 11 pm. The on-site bar makes a fun place to grab a drink and chat, too.

The on-site bar is a fun place to grab a drink and chat at Embassy Suites Huntsville

The on-site bar is a fun place to grab a drink and chat (Photo credit: Embassy Suites)

3. Pool and hot tub.

Pool time makes any hotel stay more fun. You can take a dip in the Embassy Suites Huntsville’s indoor saltwater pool year-round. Hot tubs more your thing? They’ve got one of those too! (If you like hotel pools, then you’ll love this round-up of the best Embassy Suites hotel pools.)

Indoor pool and hot tub at Embassy Suites Huntsville

Indoor pool and hot tub (Photo credit: Embassy Suites)

2. Spa time!

I’ve stayed at many Embassy Suites properties over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with a spa…until now. That’s right, Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Huntsville will take your vacation to whole new level of relaxation with a massage, facial, body treatment or mani-pedi. Especially tempting are their Chocolate Therapy treatments.

Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Huntsville

Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Huntsville (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

1. Suites for all.

A good night’s sleep is the key to blasting off on a great vacation! Thankfully Embassy Suites Huntsville offers two-room suites for all guests. That means better sleep, especially when traveling with kids. Bedrooms come equipped with two double beds or a king bed. Plus, there’s a pull-out sleeper sofa in the living area. Best of all, there’s a door between the two rooms, which means more privacy and better rest.

View of Huntsville from my room at Embassy Suites Huntsville

View of Huntsville from my room at Embassy Suites (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Want to learn more about this hotel? Read more reviews of Embassy Suites Huntsville by Hilton Hotel & Spa on TripAdvisor now.

Have you ever visited Huntsville, Alabama? Let us know your questions or comments below!

A Note from The Travel Mama: Thank you to Embassy Suites Huntsville for hosting my stay. As always, all opinions are mine.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

  1. Tom Lanin says

    We visited Huntsville several years ago and had a great time. I wish I had known about this Embassy Suites at the time. It sounds so much better than the hotel we stayed in.

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    That looks like an awesome place to stay. I’ve never stayed in this particular Embassy Suites, but I have stayed at the chain many times, and it’s always so comfortable and cozy.

  3. I actually stayed here the last time I was in that area. It’s an AWESOME hotel. It’s so comfortable and a great way to recharge after a long day of fun.

  4. Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens says

    I love these photos. It is definitely somewhere I would book on a visit!!!!

  5. I would love to check out this place. I’ve never been down to Alabama and I’ve always wanted to go. I would definitely use this hotel if I get down there in the next couple of years.

  6. I love Embassy Suites. On site dining is huge for us when choosing a resort to stay at. This looks like a beautiful resort. I would love to stay here.

  7. I’d be super happy to stay in a room like that while visiting Huntsville! I’d definitely have to schedule in some spa time!

  8. robin rue says

    I hope to visit that area sometime soon. Now I know where to stay when I do 🙂

  9. Ive not been to Huntsville yet but a friend was just there and raved about the great things to do, looks like I now know the perfect place to stay when we go.

  10. That looks like an amazing place to stay. All these photos are so lovely. Even the food looks very good.

  11. This looks like the kind of hotel we like to stay at. I never thought to visit Alabama, but lately I am seeing some really great press that is making me want to go!

  12. Claudia Krusch says

    I love the look of the Embassy Suites Huntsville. It would be fun to take a bike and explore.

  13. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says

    That’s super awesome! I love that you can do so much and it’s definitely going to help you save money with the free breakfast, what more with the evening reception! No need to buy snacks outside to bring to your room! This place is worth it.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      And if you want to get your own snacks, you can buy them from their on-site store. Each room comes with a microwave and fridge, which is handy too!

  14. Nellie Blazina says

    Our family loves staying at the Embassy Suites when we travel. Every location we’ve been to has memorable.

  15. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    What a great place to stay! I really love the idea of getting a bike to explore the place! Sounds so fun!

  16. The pool looks so inviting! The food is also looking pretty yummy to me. I love when a hotel has good food.

  17. Janeane Davis says

    This hotel looks great. Hotel choice makes a big difference in a vacation or stay out of town. I would like to stay at this place.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      The right hotel can mean the difference between an okay vacation and a fabulous vacation!

  18. I need a place to just get away and this looks like just the spot! If I am passing through I will have to check it out!

  19. This looks like a fabulous hotel to stay at. I love that it offers breakfast and an evening reception.

  20. The rooms and hotel look fantastic! I love the fact that I wouldn’t have to rent a car and you can easily rent a bike with the front desk! Sometimes the best way to enjoy a city is by walking oro bking around with the locals.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      I totally agree, Victoria. I have to admit that I don’t really like driving in a new city so being able to skip that at Embassy Suites Huntsville is a definite plus.

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