The Redmont Hotel is the oldest active hotel in Birmingham, having first opened in 1925 . It has been the site of weddings, celebrities, politicians, fire scares and even the shooting of a “bandit” in 1934.
Guests at the Redmont have reported some unusual incidents, including doors that open and close themselves and furniture or baggage moving around of its own accord. A ghostly woman in white has been spotted on the ninth floor, and the apparition of a small dog is sometimes seen roaming the hallways. The spirit of a former owner of the hotel, Clifford Stiles, has also been reported to haunt the hotel and, most famously, some say that the ghost of Hank Williams has haunted the building since he died there in 1952. He spent his last night on earth in Suite 301; although present day desk clerks and bell hops decline to confirm this unless you specifically request that room.
Former employees say Al capone stayed there and was involved in a shoot out with the FBI for bootlegging whiskey (there are or were bullet holes on the lobby staircase wall to prove it). Tallulah Bankhead also stayed there. There is a man that set himself on fire also rumored to be there.
The Redmont Hotel is located at 2101 Fifth Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama