As one of the biggest cultural and business hubs in the country, Leeds is often referred to as the capital of the north, and it’s easy to see why the city welcomes thousands of people every year. With a vibrant music and nightlife scene, plenty of historical attractions and some excellent green spaces, there is plenty to see and do during your time in the city. To help maximise your spending money, we’ve put together some of the best cheap hotels to choose from on your next visit to Leeds, UK.
A former college and rectory dating back to 1868, Hinsley Hall gives its guests a truly traditional experience during their stay in Leeds. A Grade II-listed building, the recently refurbished Hinsley Hall was first opened as a hotel, conference centre and pastoral centre in 1999. Although the surroundings are traditional, the rooms have all the comforts of modern life. Well suited for conferences and events, the hotel has a 90-person dining area and adjoining meeting rooms.
One of the oldest continually running hotels in Leeds, the Cosmopolitan has been welcoming guests for well over a hundred years. Right in the centre of the city, it’s a perfect choice for visitors wanting a leisurely weekend away or an efficient business trip. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the in-house Cosmopolitan restaurant and bar is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat before heading out into the city. Be sure to check out their cocktail-filled afternoon tea option, a very popular choice with stag and hen party visitors.
This award-winning four-star hotel can be found next to Leeds train station, providing an excellent option right on the city’s doorstep. The authentic art deco interior dating back to 1937 leads to carefully crafted rooms and an excellent in-house restaurant. Inside the different suites available, you’ll find flat-screen HD TVs, luxury bedding and unequalled views of the surrounding city. A favoured choice for weddings, the hotel has an excellent 500-capacity ballroom available for hire and a resident wedding planner to help with your every request.
The Leeds offering of the popular Hampton brand, this hotel is an excellent option for those wanting to make the most of their time in the city. Just a 10-minute walk from some of the city’s main attractions, including the First Direct Arena, Victoria Leeds shopping centre and Leeds Grand Theatre, the Hampton offers guests a great base for exploring the city. The rooms are clean and spacious and every guest is welcome to a delicious complimentary breakfast of freshly cooked waffles or a generous serving of oatmeal.
Part of the world-famous Emerald Headingley Stadium, the Headingley Lodge is a top solution for sports fans heading into the city, with fantastic views overlooking the cricket oval below and direct access to the stadium grounds, saving plenty of time (and stress) during your visit. It’s also an option that’s popular with business travellers, given its excellent access to the stadium’s conference rooms as well as the city’s several universities.
Part of the easy-as-in-easyJet family, the easyHotel offers an affordable yet comfortable stay right in the heart of Leeds. The hotel itself has plenty of variety in the rooms it offers, with something to suit every possible stay. Ideal for guests looking to spend as much time in the city as possible, the rooms themselves all come with en-suite bathrooms, USB charging ports and complimentary toiletries. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk away from the city’s main music venue the O2 Academy Leeds, making it a great overnight option for those attending a gig in the city.
The Ibis Styles offers its guests a sleek and modern experience, and is located right in the centre of Leeds. The hotel prides itself on its slick service and quick turnaround, and online booking, check-in and room allocation are all very user-friendly. The rooms themselves are pleasantly styled, with complimentary wifi and comfortable beds. If you’re feeling peckish or fancy a nightcap before bed, the Ibis in-house restaurant, the Arnold, has a great selection of food and drink available.
Roomzzz is an aparthotel, giving its guests the freedom to enjoy their stay the way they want to. With a wide variety of suites and apartments available in three different locations around the city, you’ll be sure to find a location that suits you. Each of the studio apartments features a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and workspace, which makes it perfect for guests looking for a longer stay. The suite option has more of a hotel feel and is better suited for weekend getaways and business trips.