About

Hotel Red Bay was opened in 1924 near the crossroads of 1st street and the railroad line in this Northwest Alabama city founded on the Alabama/Mississippi state line. It replaced an older wooden structure that had served as the town’s first hotel after the railroad was built and the city was founded in 1907. Through the years Hotel Red Bay (also known sometimes as Red Bay Hotel) served many guests and travelers coming to the community to do business with area merchants or to visit family and friends. After falling on hard times the hotel closed in the late 1970s and sat vacant for many years, nearly succumbing to age. However, the hotel was acquired by a new owner, Marc Dempsey, in the late 1990s who had the desire and vision to see the hotel restored to its original glory and saved from destruction. A lengthy restoration process began in the mid 2000s, with the hotel being opened to a new generation of visitors and guests on April 14, 2017.


Our boutique hotel has 13 rooms, each one decorated in its own unique style representing a modern take on historic southern elegance. See more photos from throughout our website to get a feel for what you can expect.

Also found inside Hotel Red Bay is 1924 Crossroads, a great Southern-style restaurant which, much like our rooms, gives guests a modern take on Southern cuisine.

Guests at Hotel Red Bay can also enjoy one of our dinner and entertainment packages, which includes a meal served by hosts and hostesses who through their stories take you on a journey through the history of the hotel and the community for which it is named.

The staff of Hotel Red Bay