If you’re the proud parent of a University of Alabama student, you’re likely to visit a time or two (or 20) during their college career. Parent weekends are a fun way to connect with your children, but they can be stressful to plan; the city can be crowded at all times of year, making it hard to find a place to stay that’s affordable, comfortable, and convenient to campus.
Luckily, WestGate is all of that and more! Our condos are perfect for parent weekends, offering the chance to stay in spectacular luxury just steps from the University of Alabama campus. Best of all, our guests enjoy amazing vacation-style amenities that keep you in prime comfort (because you want to visit a college, not live in one.)
Stay Close to Campus
Without a doubt, our prime location is the number-one reason to choose WestGate for your family weekend. You can’t be any closer to campus – our facility is located right in the heart of Tuscaloosa, just steps from the University of Alabama campus. No matter where your student lives and learns, you can walk to all the major UA areas: the Quad, Sorority Row, Denny Chimes, The Ferguson Center, and more are all just feet from our front door.
Tour the Town
Of course, you won’t spend all your time on campus, and WestGate is also close to many other great ways to while away the weekend. You can wander The Strip, Tuscaloosa’s vibrant shopping and entertainment district; visit the historic Bama Theatre; relax on The Riverwalk, an iconic waterfront walking path, and more.
Luxurious Tuscaloosa Condos
When it comes to the best parts of campus life, the lodgings are never high on the list. Despite their hefty price tag, college dorms are less than luxurious (and they’re full of, well, students.)
The good news is, visiting your student doesn’t mean you have to live like one. WestGate condominium rentals in Tuscaloosa are the height of luxury, offering spacious floor plans full of upgrades like gourmet kitchens, private balconies, and fine furnishings. You’ll even enjoy first-class amenities like onsite housekeeping, grocery delivery, complimentary care packages, and more.
UA parking is less than perfect. In fact, even students have trouble finding a spot! While there are visitor parking areas, they cost a fee and fill up fast, especially on busy weekends. Add in their limited hours of operation, and it’s a matter of time until you get a ticket.
WestGate guests don’t have to panic over parking. Every condo includes keypad access to our private onsite parking garage, keeping your vehicle safe and secure during your stay. Best of all, our great location means you’ll save on gas – when you need to drive at all. You can even park your ride and enjoy peace of mind while your student (or a shuttle service) shows you around!
Get in on Gameday
Gamedays are a major perk for UA parents, but navigating them can require a degree of its own. If you plan to attend a home game during your weekend visit, WestGate is the way to go. Beyond being right next door to Bryant-Denny Stadium, you’ll get access to one of the best tailgates in town at our rooftop SkyGate Club, where you can enjoy delicious catering, friendly fans, tons of TVs, and an unmatched gameday experience.