Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Located in the West Midlands, Birmingham is Britain's second-largest city. Formerly known by locals as the "City of a Thousand Trades," Birmingham has seen a recent resurgence of interest among tourists, who flock to the city in droves to experience the region's world-class shopping, sophisticated restaurants, international conventions, and miles of Venetian-style canals.
Most tourists choose to stay in the city centre, within short distance of Birmingham's most popular points of interest, but there is also a good selection of hotels just outside of the city near the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham Airport, and the M42 motorway. An increasing number of bed-and-breakfasts and guest houses are available on the outskirts of town, particularly in areas such as Acocks Green and the stretch between Edgbaston and Selby Oak.
Budget accommodations in Birmingham are few and far between, and youth hostels are non-existent. That said, there are several major chain hotels spread throughout the city centre that provide competitive rates and convenient access to some of the city's most popular tourist attractions. They include the Comfort Inn on Station Street, which offers relaxed lodging, free WiFi, and a laid-back cocktail bar; the Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street, which is located within walking distance of the Arena Birmingham and Birmingham International Conference Centre; and the Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre, which is conveniently on Pinfold Street next to the New Street railway station.
Another option for budget-minded travellers is Campanile Birmingham, located just north of the city centre on Chester Street. While the rooms and amenities offered here are basic, the location offers convenient access to the A4540 ringroad at the A38 junction, which goes straight into the heart of the city. The hotel features an onsite bistro and bar, free Wifi, and 26-inch flat-screen TVs with 50 Freeview channels.
Reliable mid-range hotels in the city centre include the Ibis Birmingham on Ladyhill Walk (near the Chinese quarter), the Paragon Hotel on Alcester Street, and the Ramada on Wharfside Street. Further mid-range accommodations in Birmingham can be found at the Gables Hotel, which provides convenient access to Moseley Village, and Travelodge Birmingham Central, which sits on Broad street and puts guests within steps of the city's best restaurants, theatres, and events.
If you want to experience the best that Birmingham has to offer in the way of luxury hotels, head to the Hotel Indigo Birmingham, located on Wharfside Street. Perched atop the iconic Cube building, this boutique hotel boasts an innovative jigsaw-style facade, colorful, modern interiors, a full-service spa, and a full-service candlelit spa. Other popular luxury hotels in Birmingham are the Hyatt Regency Birmingham, which sits on Bridge Street and links directly to the International Convention Centre, and the Clayton Hotel Birmingham on Albert Street, where pampered guests enjoy à la carte dining, in-room "media hubs," and an on-site fitness centre.
This isn't the best city for me. Its always very busy and some of the shops are quite expensive.
Birmingham is such a great place to visit lots of shops history it has it all The new train station is a excellent place to go and shop it has a light open feel with upper floors I love going there The German Christmas markets was just there and was amazing
Birmingham is very famous and always crowded and popular. Every people like to see the Queen's Palace and watch the changing guard. Sometimes when it is raining, then they will cancelled the events and everyone so disappointed.
Birmingham is slowly turning around and is now a great place for a days shopping or nights drinking. There are also a some great restaurants. Be sure to check out the scene around the canal at the mail box.