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The 10 best hotels in Birmingham

Whether it’s business or leisure, our guide to the best hotels in Birmingham can cater for any kind of stay. Get ready to sleep well


There’s no shortage of excellent hotels in Birmingham, so you’ve got no excuse not to make a weekend of it in England’s second-largest city. How else do you expect to tick off the many magnificent things to do here?

Knackered from wandering the city’s extensive waterways? Need to lie in a curry-induced coma after visiting the ‘Balti Triangle’? Or maybe you are planning a big night out and only plan to need a bed for three hours? These hotels are all conveniently located and ready to cater to your every need. And whether you want a beautiful independent, a reliable chain or some proper luxury, we’ve got all tastes covered. 

Business or leisure, comfort is key and Brum’s best hotels offer it in abundance. Here’s where to stay in Birmingham the next time you’re in town.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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The 34 rooms at this boutique hotel have free Wi-Fi, waterfall showers, coffee machines and a pared-back aesthetic. Rooms are white-painted but livened up with colourful fabrics. There’s an equally modern restaurant and bar, and the hotel often has DJs or live music at weekends. The Jewellery Quarter location means that most of central Birmingham is a stroll away.

Mood? A historic building with a stylish update. 
Location perks? 7.5 miles away from Birmingham Airport. 

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The Macdonald is one of the more architecturally appealing hotels in Birmingham and certainly a good one for those who don’t want to stay in any old nondescript building. The rooms here have period features and comfortable soft furnishings, together with up-to-the-minute bathrooms and complimentary wi-fi; some have four-posters. You’ll also find a Berlioz, a steak restaurant bar, and a lounge where afternoon tea is served. 

Mood? Classical luxury. 
Location perks? The location couldn’t be more central, especially if you’re here to shop.

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This ultra-modern, ultra-swish four-star hotel in the city centre offers a luxury health spa (with pool, steam room and sauna), chic en-suite rooms with flat-screen TVs (with satellite channels and pay-per-view films) and a gym. The on-site Aria Restaurant serves superb contemporary dishes, while The Gentleman & Scholar has the feel of a classic british pub, elevated with a terrace and traditional cocktails. 

Mood? Strikingly grand. 
Location perks? Directly linked to the International Convention Center and Symphony Hall. 

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Radisson Blu is an international chain of sleek, modern hotels, and the Birmingham outpost is no different – housed in a 39-storey tower close to New Street station. Many of the 211 bedrooms (and the 18th-floor fitness centre) make the most of the view, with floor-to-ceiling windows; all are equipped to four-star standards and have free wi-fi. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar if you fancy a steak dinner paired with a glass of red. 

Mood? An all-rounder with swanky features. 
Location perks? The International Convention Centre is under one mile away. 


5. AC Hotel Birmingham

Overlooking a canal and part of the Mailbox shopping complex, the AC is a modern hotel that belongs to the Marriott group. The rooms here are stripped-back white-and-taupe spaces, with Hypnos beds and space for a desk. Wi-fi is included. There’s a restaurant and bar serving tapas, afternoon tea and cocktails, the option to order Deliveroo to your hotel room, and a gym – and most of central Birmingham is within walking distance.

Mood? Cool and convenient. 
Location perks? A 10-minute walk from Symphony Hall. 

6. Staying Cool at Rotunda

Taking over the 16th to the 20th floor of this iconic 1960s Rotunda are an array of swanky serviced apartments, kitted out with plenty of mod-cons (espresso machines, juicers) and free Wi-Fi. The accommodation is close to the Bullring and the decor is super contemporary; sizes range from studios up to a two-bedroom penthouses.

Mood? Panoramic views to make you feel on top of the world. 
Location perks? Three minutes from New Street Station. 

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A particularly pleasant branch of the Hotel du Vin chain, this high-spec hotel is just ten minutes from the Bullring shopping centre. The hotel boasts luxurious rooms, its own French bistro, a bar and a humidor area for those wishing to smoke a cigar in the hotel’s pretty courtyard. 

Mood? Deluxe and theatrical. 
Location perks? A short stroll from Snow Hill Station if you’re travelling in and out of Birmingham by train.

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This is a classy little hotel with 12 individually-designed rooms decked out with quirky furniture, feature wallpapers and fresh, modern fabrics. They all have free Wi-Fi, and some even have standalone baths. There’s a guest lounge with an honesty bar and a sister gastropub – also called the High Field – next door. The location – the well-heeled suburb of Edgbaston – is a more laid-back option than the city centre. 

Mood? Elegantly modern. 
Location perks? The Botanical Gardens are close by.

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This branch of the style-conscious hotel chain is in the Mailbox, a swanky shopping mall in the centre of Birmingham. There are 193 bedrooms, some of them suites, decor is gently modish, and amenities include a minibar and free Wi-Fi. Refreshment options come in the form of a bar and brasserie, plus 24-hour room service. For the health-conscious, there’s a spa and small gym.

Mood? Playfully elaborate. 
Location perks? A 10-minute walk from New Street Station.

10. Leonardo Royal Hotel, formerly Jurys Inn

You’ll find Leonardo Royal Hotel close to the International Convention Centre, Barclaycard Arena, and the National Sea Life Centre. For a decent price, it ticks most boxes: there’s a restaurant, bar and coffee lounge, plus 20 meeting rooms. Its 445 bedrooms are relatively plain, but the decor is up-to-date, and there’s a workspace area, plus tea and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Mood? Understated luxury. 
Location perks? Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Birmingham.

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