America's Best Inn

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America's Best Inn, February 2011

America's Best Inn (previously the Days Inn Birmingham) is a 143 room motel located at 5101 Messer Airport Highway near the Birmingham International Airport.

The motel, then known as Airport Inn Motel, was the site of a triple homicide during a robbery over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2005. Brandon Deon Mitchell was convicted of the murder of Kim Olney, 28 (the desk clerk), John Aylesworth, 42 (a truck driver), and Dorothy Smith, 58, who was visiting from Queens, New York.


  • Velasco, Eric (November 18, 2006) "Mitchell's jury urges life term in slayings." The Birmingham News