The English city of Leeds is a thriving, modern metropolis with deep historical roots. Whether visitors to Leeds seek shopping time at Trinity Leeds shopping center, want to peruse a museum, such as the Royal Armouries Museum, or desire to spend a day strolling in the many parks, there are a wealth of accommodation options available in the city after a long day of sightseeing. Here is Culture Trip‘s guide to the best hotels in Leeds, England.
This art-deco styled building is in a prime location for some of the most popular activities in Leeds, and is situated near to the Leeds City Museum. Suitable for both business and leisure trips, The Queens has 16 conference rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests. A variety of shops and restaurants await guests in the surrounding city center, but if they so choose, guests can dine at the Yorkshire inspired Queens Grill in the hotel.
The Chambers Park Place is ideal for those looking to bring the comforts of home on holiday. This establishment offers full service apartments which are available for both short term and long term visits, and guests can pay nightly, weekly or monthly. The hotel is a restored turn of the century building, and as such blends this antiquated charm with touches of modernity to create a pleasant and warm interior. Park Place features hotel amenities such as 24 hour concierge service and laundry and dry cleaning facilities.
A boutique hotel located on the River Aire, 42 The Calls is a renovated flour mill from the 18th century. It is this rich history which gives the establishment a unique charm, with the decor incorporating exposed beam ceilings and brick walls, and old parts of mill machinery placed around the premises. 42 also offers special packages to accommodate those enjoying a romantic getaway, including a bottle of Prosecco, rose petals, bath bubbles and chocolates.
Residence 6 is an apartment hotel located in the Old Post Office Building of Leeds. Its location means guests are ideally situated to experience the best of Leeds’ entertainment scene, with the hotel being only a short walk from the Grand Theater and Opera House. It’s also within walking distance of the First Direct Arena, where attendees can watch concerts from popular headliners in a crowd of almost 14,000. The hotel features one and two bedroom apartments with handcrafted furniture, all in a cozy environment.
Quebecs is the only independent luxury hotel located in Leeds city center. Its distinct terracotta facade makes the establishment both aesthetically pleasing and hugely significant with regards to the visual landscape of the city. The architectural beauty continues at its entrance with a gigantic wrought-iron gate, and the interior features a large and magnificent oak staircase. With only 44 rooms Quebecs provides a friendly and intimate hotel stay, with each apartment being unique in its own right.
The Malmaison Hotel in Leeds is located in the converted Leeds City Tramways Office. With over 100 rooms to choose from, Malmaison keeps modernity and comfort at the forefront of its services. Only five minutes from Leeds railway station, Malmaison is ideal for those looking to embark on day trips outside of the city. It is also close to Trinity Leeds, a high-end shopping plaza offering a wealth of chain stores and boutique outlets for visitors to peruse. For an evening of fine wining and dining guests can eat in The Brasserie, the hotel’s first-rate restaurant, and drink in The Malbar, an on-site space where many a cocktail and glass of champagne are consumed.
Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is a modern take on a luxury spa hotel, and is located just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city center. The location is ideal for those looking for a quiet break, and with packages available such as the ‘Escape’, an all-inclusive bundle including a night’s stay in the hotel, full access to the spa facilities, meals and a Spa Taster Treatment, guests here really will experience a little piece of heaven in the heart of Leeds. All visitors receive a complimentary spa membership which provides access to the fitness center too. And when you’re ready to return to real life, the hotel is located within close proximity to the best of Leeds’ nightlife, shopping and restaurants.
This boutique hotel in the city center of Leeds exudes an understated sophistication. The New Ellington is known for its art deco style, with an interior featuring velvet fittings, and is committed to providing guests with a luxurious retreat from the noises of the city beyond. There are 34 rooms to choose from here, each uniquely decorated within a color scheme of maroon, teal, gold and purple. Guests can order from the 24 hour room service menu whilst relaxing in their apartments.
A striking terracotta exterior greets you as you approach The Met Hotel. Conveniently located about ten miles from Leeds International Airport, The Met is situated in a brilliant location for exploring the city. It offers a variety of room sizes to accommodate all, from the business traveller to the couple on a romantic getaway. Free WiFi throughout the hotel is also a perk available for all guests.
The Cosmopolitan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Leeds City Center at almost a hundred years old, however the quality of the establishment is certainly not compromised by age. With 89 uniquely styled rooms to choose from, guests can find the essential hotel amenities in each, including free WiFi, cable, fans, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Classic and tasty English dishes are served in the Hotel’s top-quality restaurant and bar.