With a surge of new food stalls, vintage shops, live music and revamped buildings, Birmingham has been listed in the Top 10 cities for 2015 by Rough Guides.
Pentahotel Birmingham is a great option for those wanting to see what this vibrant city has to offer and why it's back on the tourist map. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from The Mailbox, which has shops including Harvey Nichols and Emporio Armani, as well as an Everyman cinema; and The Bullring shopping centre -- home to Selfridges -- is a 10-minute walk.
For independent shopping, head to the Custard Factory; it's a mishmash of shops selling antiques, vinyl records and furniture, alongside small galleries and off-beat cafés, all within the restored Bird's Custard factory.
Other city highlights include the Jewellery Quarter, a conservation area over 250 years old with 500-plus jewellery businesses and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. A short walk from the hotel is Back to Backs, run by the National Trust, which illustrates the lives of working-class families from the 1840s to the 1970s (pre-booking is required).
Don't be put off by the surrounding buildings; the hotel is modern, sleek and informal -- there's a lounge area with a pool table and a pinball machine, and staff wear jeans and T-shirts. The buffet breakfasts come with optional prosecco and there's a "maxi bar" on every floor selling drinks and snacks.
All 131 bedrooms are an ample size, especially for a city-centre hotel, and have free Wi-Fi and movies.
The National Exhibition Centre is a 20-minute drive from pentahotel Birmingham.
See the Maps & Directions tab for details on parking.
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Nightlife / entertainment
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Video games on request
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Bathtub or shower
Parking (fees apply)
Public car park (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
No extra bed available.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 7.5 for children (approximately)
Self parking fee: GBP 16.00 per night
Pet fee: GBP 20 GBP per pet, per stay
An early check-in fee will be charged
A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is an 8-minute walk from Birmingham New Street train station and a 20-minute drive from the National Exhibition Centre. There's limited parking at the hotel (25 spaces) and it's £12.50 per 24 hours. Alternative parking is available at The Mailbox, where guests get a 15% discount on parking charges. Standard tariff is £19 per 24 hours.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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