Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
This stately, 259-room resort sits like the crown jewel of the suburban community of Ross Bridge, which is otherwise populated by newly built family homes. With French chateau-inspired architecture, it’s considered to be a special occasion destination for locals. Rooms feature plush white beds piled high with pillows, oversize bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, and the trump card: a small balcony or patio. Brock’s, the hotel’s best restaurant, serves tapas and charcuterie menu that includes duck sausage, truffle salami, and a selection of European cheeses. The on-site Aveda spa, considered Birmingham’s best, offers all the requisite treatments, plus a handful of more exotic options such as the ashiatsu massage, in which therapists use their feet to apply deep pressure on tight spots.