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Where to Stay in Birmingham?
There are many areas of Birmingham offering cheap hotel stays. The city has good transport links for connecting to the city centre. It’s easy to grab a discount stay at a number of hotels around the main shopping and tourist areas of the city. The world-renowned Bullring market sits at the heart of Birmingham’s shopping attractions and is considered as one of the central places to stay in Birmingham. Staying around this area is convenient for Birmingham New Street railway station, which connects to main cities around the UK.
The newly revitalised Jewellery quarter is now home to many of Birmingham’s boutique hotels. As the name suggests, this is an ideal area for any gem enthusiast to browse the scores of jewellery shops. Other areas with cheap hotel options include the new Mailbox designer shopping centre and the lively Arcadian Centre. The city also offers hotels in the colourful Chinese quarter, just two minutes walk from new Street Station, as well as business-friendly accommodation near the Birmingham NEC exhibition centre.
Birmingham Accommodation Options
Birmingham has undergone a radical reinvention over the last decade and now flourishes as a vibrant place to have a cheap hotel break. The city offers a vast scale of places to stay, ranging from boutique-chic and luxurious, to central business hubs and guesthouses out of town. For anyone visiting Birmingham as a tourist, the Bull Ring area is the most convenient place to find all of the big chain names that offer a consistent level of comfort. Many city-centre hotels still offer cheap stays throughout the week, with rates increasing at weekends to the popular location with tourists.
Birmingham Hotel Recommendations?
For a treat, the 4-star Hyatt Regency overlooks the centre of Birmingham and boasts a rooftop pool with views across the city. The Hotel du Vin, in the refashioned Jewellery Quarter, is built within Birmingham’s disused Eye Hospital. Each room overlooks a landscaped courtyard. For functional comfort, the 3-star Jurys Inn offers cheap hotel rates and a great central location.
Transport in Birmingham
Birmingham has a number of train stations with connections across the UK. Birmingham New Street is the largest station and serves major cities, including London and the South. Birmingham has a good network of buses that will take you across the city and onto neighbouring towns and cities such as Solihull and Coventry.