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Where to Stay in Birmingham – a neighbourhood guide

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With its shiny shopping malls and Michelin-starred restaurants of the centre, as well as the red-brick Victorian townhouses of the suburbs, Birmingham has a growing reputation as a city break destination. Whether you have a taste for luxury, or are a budget-conscious backpacker needing a place to lay your head for the night, Birmingham has a corner where you will find the perfect accommodation for your needs.
Hotels in City Centre

 

 

Expect to find free WiFi and rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs and digital channels in the 4-star and high-end chain choices. Budget travellers are also catered for, with even the cheaper hotels often boasting wine bars and premium bedding.

 

Broad Street

 

 

Running straight through the city centre, Broad Street is bisected by the main canal and is close to the hip waterside area. Staying on Broad Street is a popular choice, especially if you're here to make the most of the bars, clubs, and retail hotspots, as it where the best party venues and high street shopping can be found.

 

Hotels on Broad Street

 

 

Broad Street hotels are predominantly the domain of high-end chains, reflecting the exclusivity and sheen of the canal-side area. Most are available with fitness facilities, free breakfast, and on-site bars and restaurants. Broad Street is also great for business trips, with most hotels having bi-lingual staff to help business and international travellers settle in and find their bearings.

 

Livery Street

 

 

Livery Street runs to the north of the city centre into the Jewellery Quarter; the historic centre of Birmingham’s jewellery trade that still thrives to this day. Livery Street and the adjacent Constitution Hill are quieter areas with cheaper accommodation options for those looking to explore the less showy and more historic landmarks of the city centre, such as St. Paul’s Church and Birmingham Cathedral.

 

Hotels on Livery Street

 

 

Backpackers can find a quiet hostel to drop their bags and get a great value stay for the night. Some of these crash pads are pretty high-end, with Victorian decor, flat-screen TVs, and free WiFi in communal areas. There are also mid-range hotels to choose from.

 

Hagley Road

 

 

Hagley Road is a main thoroughfare that runs west of the city centre into the more upmarket suburb of Edgbaston. Dotted along the roadside there are a host of mid-range and luxury hotels in the quieter, more suburban sector of Birmingham, proving you don't have to stay in the central district to get yourself some great accommodation.

 

Hotels on Hagley Road

 

 

Hotels along Hagley Road tend to be independent establishments offering cosy charm and a serene atmosphere. Expect to find smart, understated rooms and amenities including free parking and WiFi – ideal if you're here on business.