St. James Hotel
1200 Water Ave.
(334) 872-3234

Built in 1837 atop the banks of the Alabama River, the St. James Hotel has witnessed much of the dramatic history in this picturesque Southern city and is now one of the only surviving riverfront antebellum hotels in the Southeast.  It was a home-away-from-home for visiting plantation owners, businessmen, and other travelers. Notorious outlaws Frank and Jesse James spent time here in the 1880s and are rumored to haunt the hotel.