Freelance Travel & Music Writer24 November 2020
Whether you’re in town for the NEC, Botanical Gardens or a concert at the Resorts World Arena, swap basic for boujee with a stay at these top boutique hotels across Birmingham, from Saint Paul’s Square to the the leafy suburb of Edgbaston.
With its own Michelin-star restaurant, not many hotels in the city trump Simpsons. If on-site fine dining wasn’t enough, all rooms come with freestanding bathtubs, luxurious double beds, Nespresso coffee machines and continental breakfast included. You’ll have to be quick to secure your stay, as there are just three en-suite guest rooms here. Exclusivity at its finest.
A good night is guaranteed at the Edgbaston Birmingham. This 30-room, serene slice of luxury radiates elegance and is just a 10-minute stroll from the city centre. From freestanding, regal bathtubs in each room, to Romantic-era interiors throughout, this hotel has it all – so much so that you may not want to venture out. Top UK bartenders head up their cocktail lounge, and renowned chefs curate their food menu, giving you even more of an excuse to stay in.
Not many hotels can claim residence in a building as unique as the Cube. This futuristic, canalside, part-open block houses the swanky Hotel Indigo Birmingham, whose benefits include an on-site pool, Marco Pierre White’s flagship restaurant and a rooftop bar. Located opposite the Mailbox mall, high-end shopping is just a few steps away, as is the vibrant city centre, home of independent shops, quirky bars and world-renowned attractions.
Housed within a former eye hospital, Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham offers 66 unique suites and rooms, a bistro, a spa and a gym behind its Victorian red-brick facade. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in rooms kitted out with comfortable hand-sprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen and monsoon showers, while some rooms even have their own Victorian roll-top bath. Hotel du Vin is strategically placed for both business and leisure stays; all you need is within walking distance.
Saint Paul’s Square is one of the most sought-after postcodes in Birmingham – and this boutique hotel certainly lives up to its idyllic reputation. Saint Pauls House is a 33-room, independent retreat close to some of the area’s most popular bars and music venues, like 1000 Trades and the Actress & Bishop. Inside, each room is bright, airy and full of alluring features like luxury beds, super soft bathrobes and iconic Chesterfield sofas.
Combining bright pops of colour with an industrial edge, Selina Birmingham is one of the city’s most versatile hotels. This boutique abode in the heart of the lively Jewellery Quarter boasts quirky rooms with locally curated art, an artisanal café, movie room and wellness centre. You can also enjoy Latin American dining from its adjoining restaurant, La Mariposa, and use the nearby St Pauls stop for onwards travel into the city centre.
Continuing the Jewellery Quarter theme, Frederick Street Townhouse provides an elegant accommodation option for all occasions. From single rooms with 42-inch TVs and spacious showers to junior suites with freestanding bathtubs and comfy sitting areas, this hotel oozes sophistication. It’s also twinned with nearby sister bars, the Button Factory, the Florence and the Rectory, among others, giving you an abundance of nightlife options to enjoy.
Fancy staying in a converted Victorian villa? Of course you do. The 12 en-suite rooms at High Field Town House Birmingham have been individually designed and feature unique antiques, charming interiors, cosy furniture and exposed beams. Located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, the hotel runs in conjunction with its next-door pub of the same name; we’d wholly recommend guests to book in and sample the contemporary British cuisine on offer.