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The Jack Warner at NorthRiver

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09/06/2017 10/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was very friendly the Inn is close to the University of Alabama and we have stayed there around 5 times. I would highly recommend the Jack Warner. They have a quiet relaxed setting this is truly a great place to stay.

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jack Warner at NorthRiver is a special place. The hotel, like North River Yacht Club, is a time capsule from the 80's. This is not a bad thing. The hotel is very secluded, and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and approachable. My room was very comfortable, dated, and perfect for what I wanted. Just be aware that this...

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RhondaMcSorley, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Will V Thank you for your positive comments. Our "retro"-"off the beaten path" contributes to our charm and our image of a "Unique, Boutique, Retreat" destination hotel. Nestled in the woods of The Yacht Club there is, of course, plenty of hiking and beautiful nature scenery to enjoy. Our spacious sleeping rooms are comfy and cozy. It is a peaceful...

Mobile, Alabama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grossly overpriced. Room decor too gloomy and dark. Poor lighting in room. Furniture in poor shape. Bathroom is motel-ish. Continental breakfast poorly presented, tables poorly arranged (too close to food service & other guests), only iced teaspoon available (until I asked attendant). Front desk service was nice.

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RhondaMcSorley, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Dear Car0327, We appreciate your rating of 3 out 5.Thank you for expressing your concerns. We will make every effort to correct the issues you listed. We do hope that you will return and allow us a chance to make your stay a better one. Sincerely, Rhonda McSorley

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 3 rooms rented for entire weekend which made it a little uncomfortable when returning in the evening. Really need to improve breakfast as the hotel is so far away from any restaurants and need to start serving at 6 rather than 7.

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Florence, Alabama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel may seem away from the University and activities, but it is Not. You can get to any game or city event in 10 minutes. The amenities of the Country Club are available to guests of the hotel. There are some fees depending on what you want to do, but they are small. This location is beautiful and quiet....

Thank TinaPooh
RhondaMcSorley, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Our location is strategic for any event in town or at The University of Alabama. We look forward to your next stay with us! Rhonda McSorley General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful room with king bed. Small hotel but not too large. friendly staff that made you feel welcome. Excellent continental breakfast in the library. Laid back, relaxed atmosphere. off the main drag but set in a wooded area with an outstanding golf course on site. Will definitely stay here again.

Thank Gerald B
RhondaMcSorley, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Mr. Gerald B, Thank you for your kind comments. We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your stay at The JACK WARNER at NorthRiver. We especially appreciate that you took the time to write about your positive experience with The JACK WARNER hotel and staff. We are looking forward to the opportunity to provide excellent service to you during your...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked this hotel because it was the only room available in Tuscaloosa the weekend we went. It turned out that it was a bit far from campus - it took us 10-15 minutes to get to our daughter's dorm; however, it was right next door to the Yacht Club, which her sorority had booked for a parents' weekend cocktail...

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RhondaMcSorley, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Dear Amanda S, Thank you for kind comments and observations about The JACK WARNER at NorthRiver. There are many features about The JACK WARNER at NorthRiver that create an atmosphere of a retreat. A "Unique, Boutique, Retreat" is one of our tag lines. Large rooms situated in the woods, many hiking opportunities, our apothecary is definitely a cozy place to...

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was the second time we have stayed at The Jack Warner, both times to celebrate a wedding attended by many friends and family members. The setting on Lake Tuscaloosa and adjacent to the North River Yacht Club is simply gorgeous. The inn is filled with antiques and artwork collected by noted Alabama industrialist and philanthropist, Jack Warner. If you're...

Thank kblp
Rhonda M, General Manager at The Jack Warner at NorthRiver, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about The JACK WARNER at NorthRiver. We take great pride in providing the best guest experience possible. Each department contributes to the over- appearance and image of our facility. We make every effort to fulfill every request from our guest and to create a welcoming, comfortable and warm atmosphere. We appreciate you taking the...

Madison, Mississippi
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I went here while my daughter visited a gym camp. I was extremely impressed. The landscaping was out of this world. The statues were very eloquent. The staff was extremely friendly. The golf course was in immaculate shape. It provided but a scenic and challenging experience for both the experienced and inexperienced golfer. I'll definitely play here again. Please note...

Thank Rodericklrichardson
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stayed two nights for a football weekend. Check in very easy, very friendly staff and helpful.Rooms are nice nothing fancy plenty of room. Property is beautiful, plenty of area for nice long walks, yacht club, golf course and water fountains to enjoy while walking. Continental breakfast was okay nothing outstanding. VERY quiet and restful out of the way location.

Thank Bill S

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the art of relaxation in our wooded setting, explore the beauty of Lake Tuscaloosa and enjoy the peace that The Jack Warner brings to your vacation; located only 12 miles from Tuscaloosa. Whether it's golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, art or garden tours, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the natural and cultural habitat of The Jack Warner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jack Warner at NorthRiver

Address: 2700 Yacht Club Way NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406-1125 (Formerly Yellowhammer Inn & Conference Center)
Region: United States > Alabama > Tuscaloosa
Price Range: $255 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jack Warner at NorthRiver 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Yellowhammer Hotel Tuscaloosa
Yellowhammer Inn And Conference Center
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#11 Family Hotel in Tuscaloosa
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“There is an ice machine and tiny snack machine. I recommend bringing your own supplies. You are very secluded. But, that is what you should want!”
319willv, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay on first floor which is really one floor below the lobby. You enter the hotel on the second floor.”
, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny.”
GraetelS, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“It's a little far removed from the University and the Tuscaloosa strip (approximatley 10 miles), but it's by far the nicest hotel and experience in the area.”
jeffbT9792SH, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Suite very comfortable with large bed, quiet, large bathroom, room with couch and chairs and two flatscreen TVs.”
Connie759, 16 Oct 2014 | Read review
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