Extended Stay America - Montgomery, AL
Located along the Alabama River, Montgomery boasts a diverse modern economy and the traditional southern hospitality that visitors have come to adore. If you're looking for Montgomery hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering exceptional rates.
Government plays an important role in Montgomery's economy. As host to the state capitol, Montgomery is also home to all three branches of the Alabama state government. Not far from downtown Montgomery is Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. This base is an installation under the Air Education and Training Command. It is home to the Air University and the Air War College, as well as 42nd Air Base Wing and the 908th Airlift Wing. Additionally, Maxwell-Gunter hosts the national headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol.
Montgomery is also a center for higher education. Founded in 1877, Alabama State University is located in Montgomery and has a student population of about 5,600. Known as the Hornets, the Alabama State University athletics programs delivers exciting action for fans in a variety of sports. With a slightly smaller student body, nearby Auburn University Montgomery, or AUM, is a branch campus of Auburn University and offers programs in business, education, liberal arts, nursing and science.
The area has a vibrant private sector as well. Opened in 2004, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama is the city's third largest employer. This state-of-the-art auto manufacturing plant builds several Hyundai products.
Just minutes from downtown is Riverfront Park, with its iconic Splash Pad Amphitheater. The Splash Pad hosts productions ranging from rock performers to Broadway plays. This is just one of several stops along Montgomery's Riverwalk. Also nearby is Riverwalk Stadium, home to the Montgomery Biscuits, AA affiliates of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team.
East of downtown is the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The Shakespeare Festival is the fifth largest such festival in the world, drawing over 200,000 visitors annually. As beautiful on the outside as on the inside, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art houses an amazing collection of works by 19th and 20th Century American artists.
Montgomery was at the center of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Civil Rights Memorial records the names of the individuals who lost their lives in this struggle. One unforgettable participant in this movement was Rosa Parks. The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University provides unique insights into this amazing woman and the Montgomery Bus Boycott she helped to spark. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the most famous leader of the civil rights movement, is remembered at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where he was pastor from 1954 to 1960. One of Montgomery's favorite sons and a country music icon is Hank Williams. Any fan of country music will want to visit the Hank Williams Museum, and die-hard Hank fanatics won't want to miss the life-size statue or Hank's 1952 baby blue Cadillac.
For a look back into what the American South was like in the 19th Century, visit Old Alabama Town. These are no reproductions but buildings actually constructed in the 1800s and early 1900s, complete with costumed docents to answer your questions about this era.
Named the third best state for golf value by Golf Digest, Alabama boasts 21 courses created by legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones. Northwest of Montgomery is the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, a magnificent course offering plenty of beauty as well as challenge. If you would rather choose your own golf adventure, visit the Golflink.com site for more choices.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable hotel in Montgomery, Alabama, Extended Stay America has just what you are looking for.