There are several hotels nearby the museum.
America's Best Value Inn Calera - 205-669-0222
Quality Inn Calera Cal205-668-3641
Days Inn Calera 205-668-0560
Hampton Inn Calera 205-668-6565
Exit 231 off of I-65 - Great railroad pictures in lobby and in rooms!
Hampton Inn Pelham 205-313 9500
(about 20 minutes north)
More hotels located in Birmingham as well as Montgomery.