THE BEST Hotels in Birmingham

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Hotels Just like many other major cities in the world, Birmingham has a vast range of hotels to suit the needs of anyone wanting to visit. The majority of hotels are in and around the city centre, or near to busy areas like the International Airport, but whatever your reason for visiting the city, you will be able to find a nearby hotel in your budget. For those looking to travel on a budget, the city centre is home to some hostels that will give you a place to stay for a very reasonable rate, while those wanting luxury will be able to choose from many different upmarket city hotels, or a variety of country retreats, depending on your needs. With a variety of hotels in and around the airport, international travellers can book into one of those if they wish to stay close to the airport for a night.

Budget Hostels and Hotels

For those on a budget, the cities hostels and budget hotels will be able to give you a comfortable place to stay for a relatively cheap price. Many hostels are located close to the city centre while the budget hotels are usually either in the centre or just outside, the ones outside of the city are usually a slightly better standard are they don’t have the great location to offer guests that the city centre ones do. If you are happy to stay outside of the city, and travel in each day, then you will get a better hotel for your money, but remember to factor travel costs in when making your plans.

Hatters Hostel 

Hostel is a known name in England as they have four hostels around the country, including this one in Birmingham. They offer their guests three star accommodation and a variety of different rooms, from full en-suite private rooms to shared dormitories. The hostel offers a free breakfast for anyone staying the night, along with free Wi-Fi, meaning you get plenty for your money. The hostel is located in the heart of the city, close to major transport links with Snow Hill train station a two minute walk away and New Street station just ten minutes away. For those using the City-Hop tram to get around town, the closest stop is a five minute walk away from Hatters. A single bed in one of the available dormitories typically costs £12-16 per night, with that increasing to £28-32 for a Friday or Saturday night.

For more privacy you can book into one of the private en-suite rooms and these typically cost £37 for a single or £45 for a twin or double during midweek, with those prices rising to £50 for a single and £80 for a twin or double on a weekend. Like most places to stay in England, expect to see prices increase during high season of if a big event is happening in the city, meaning more people are expected to visit.

Hotel Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre 

is a well-known budget hotel chain in England, offering accommodation throughout the country. They have eight different hotels around Birmingham, showing just how big and popular they are. The Budget Birmingham Centre hotel is the cheapest hotel out of the eight but it offers a good central location and value for money for those that are looking for a simple, no frills place to stay. For those staying in Birmingham for a specific reason, the O2 Academy is a five minute walk from the hotel and the National Indoor Arena, International Convention Centre and Symphony Hall are all within ten minute walk, making it a great choice if you are here to visit one of those. Each room is private, with an en-suite shower, air conditioning and a TV. The hotel offers breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking but they all require booking and are in addition to the room cost.

A private en-suite room at this hotel starts at around £35 per night for a midweek room, going up to around £50 for a Friday or Saturday night. Expect to see those rates rise in the peak season or when big events take place in the city. The price is for room only and breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking are all at an extra cost.

Mid-Range Hotels

For those looking for a comfortable place to stay, with a good location without paying a huge amount of money, Birmingham has many mid-range hotels that will suit your needs. The city has hotels from many of the big hotel chains in England as well as some good independent hotels, the choice is yours and down to what you prefer from your hotel.

Premier Inn Birmingham City 

Birmingham Exchange Buildings, Stephenson Place, Birmingham Premier Inn is one of the biggest hotel chains in the UK and anyone who has stayed in one of their hotels will know that they offer good value for money within the mid-range budget. They have 20 hotels within 10 miles of Birmingham city centre, showing just how big they are.

The chain prides itself on offering their customers comfort and a great night sleep, something you will certainly need after a busy day in the city. The location of this hotel is perfect, just a few minutes walk away from all the major attractions including the Bull Ring shopping centre, the National Indoor Arena or the bars and restaurants of the Jewellery Quarter. The Premier Inn charges for bed only, and the stay includes free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

You can add breakfast when you stay for £8 to £10 per day, this is an all you can eat buffet style breakfast and doesn’t require any advance booking. The hotel also has a restaurant which serves reasonably priced meals throughout the day if you require. If you book in advance and visit during the off peak season you may drop lucky and be able to get some or all of your stay at £30 per night for a double room, which is tremendous value for a hotel of this quality.

If you don’t manage to get that offer, expect to pay anywhere between £35 and £60 for a midweek night stay at the hotel and anything up to £100 for a Saturday night.

AC Hotel Birmingham

Hotel in Birmingham is part of the Marriott hotel group and is another hotel that is in a great location for those wanting to explore the city. Just a short walk away from the Bull Ring shopping centre and the National Indoor Arena, the hotel is within reach of most of the city attraction. With stylish bars and restaurants close by, guests will not be struggling to find a place to eat and drink on an evening. The hotel offers bed only, with Wi-Fi included in the price, but the price does not include breakfast.

The hotel does have a restaurant which offers a buffet style breakfast for around £12 and also offers evening dining for those that wish to stay in the hotel at night. Room rates at the AC Hotel vary and you can expect to pay anywhere between £50 and £90 for a midweek night stay, with that rising up to £60 to £100 for a Saturday night. Those prices are for a room for two, either a twin or a double room. Luxury Hotels For those looking to spend a little more in return for a luxury stay, Birmingham is full of luxury hotels that will cater for all your needs. You can find these hotels in the heart of the city, or if you wish to be away from the vibrant nightlife, plenty of these hotels are located on the outskirts, giving you a quiet, relaxing retreat to unwind.

Staying Cool at the Rotunda

Staying Cool Serviced Apartments, Birmingham, Staying Cool offers people the chance to stay in 4* or 5* apartments on the top floors of the Rotunda building, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Not only do you get to stay in one of the most recognisable and stylish buildings in the city, but you also get unbelievable views across the city from your great vantage point. Not only do you receive a great location and great views though, you also get all the finishing touches you would expect from a luxury apartment. You get a king size bed, great fast Wi-Fi, Sky TV and a unique setting to enjoy all this in. Each apartment comes with complimentary breakfast cereals but you can also order a fresh organic breakfast if you require. Rates vary depending on the room you choose and when you stay. The mini, which is a two person studio apartment, should cost £100 – £130 per night, while the clubman which is a one bedroom apartment will rise to £130 – £160 per night.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

hotel in the centre of Birmingham, just a five minute walk from the Bull Ring shopping centre, the Mailbox and a great selection of bars and restaurants. That great location also means great views from your room, and with floor to ceiling windows in every room, you can see Birmingham in all its glory, no matter what part of the hotel you are staying in. That hotel has many facilities for those that have the time to use them, including a spa, heated swimming pool and a fully equipped gym. For those wanting to relax with a drink, the hotel has a bar and a terrace to take advantage of the great views over Birmingham. With a great luxury feel, and plenty of facilities, this hotel gives you the chance to spend some time in Birmingham, while taking advantage of all the good things in life. A standard king room will cost around £80 – £120 per night while upgrading to a club room will cost £160 – £180 per night. These rates may vary, especially during peak season or when big events are happening in the city.

Airport Hotels

For those looking to stay in or around the Birmingham International Airport to allow ease of travelling, there are many hotels in that area that would cater for your needs.

Novotel Birmingham Airport 

This Novotel hotel is located within the airport, meaning you can be placed right where you need to be ready to travel out of Birmingham, or be close to the airport for when you have just arrived in the city. This 4* hotel has sound-proofed rooms making sure you can enjoy your stay in comfort, despite trying to sleep very close to the airport. Breakfast is available and served from 05:00am for those needing an early start, which is a great feature. The restaurant also serves food throughout the day if you need a meal when you arrive at the hotel. Room rates vary and you can expect to pay £80 – £120 per night for a superior room for two people.

Travelodge Birmingham Airport

This Travelodge hotel is located right outside the airport so for people needing to stay close to the airport, it is ideal for them. The 3* hotel has a great round the clock service so no matter what time you arrive you can expect to be able to check in and have someone on hand to help if you need anything. All rooms have a king size bed which is perfect for those in desperate need of sleep after a long journey. The restaurant on site services breakfast and food throughout the day meaning you will be able to get a meal when you arrive if you need. Room rates vary and you should expect to pay around £80 – £120 per night for a standard room for two people.