The Best Cheap Hotels in Nottingham, England
Make sure you have afternoon tea at the artfully-crafted boutique Lace Market Hotel | Courtesy of Lace Market Hotel / Expedia.com
Nottingham will always be best known for legendary outlaw Robin Hood but today, there’s also medieval attractions, a thriving nightlife scene, top-class shopping and a healthy student population. If you fancy visiting on the cheap, there’s an abundance of budget-friendly hotels to choose from, too, with free breakfasts, luxe touches and city-centre locations – all bookable with Culture Trip.
Roomzzz Nottingham City
4.6/5 (565 Reviews)
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One sure-fire way to save a few quid is to opt for a self-catering stay, and these smart city-centre apartments offer just that. There’s a compact studio apartment, perfect for couples, up to the two-bedroom penthouse sleeping four. All offer surprisingly luxe touches, too, like heated bathroom floors and quality king-size beds. A free grab-and-go breakfast saves you even more, plus the location puts central Nottingham within easy walking distance.
3.5/5 (978 Reviews)
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Hilton isn’t a brand most would associate with budget lodgings, but you can snag some surprisingly good deals at this one. It occupies a handsome red-brick building in the heart of the city, so getting around is a cinch – plus the shops and restaurants of the Victoria Centre are right next door. Rooms are bright and modern with all the usual comforts and the ground floor features a bar and kitchen serving breakfast, evening cocktails and everything in between.
Park Plaza Nottingham
4.1/5 (972 Reviews)
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Step inside the Park Plaza Nottingham and you will find an updated hotel with everything you’ll need for a pleasant stay. Tidy and unfussy rooms have big comfy beds and powerful showers, while those on higher floors offer decent cityscape views. It’s a short stroll from the castle and lots of great dining options, plus the hotel’s own South-American-meets-Asian fusion restaurant is definitely worth a try.
The Bentinck Hotel
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If you’re planning on arriving by train, you won’t find decent budget lodgings much closer to the station than The Bentinck Hotel. This refurbished 18th-century red-brick tavern has just 13 rooms, split between those with ensuite bathrooms and those with shared facilities. For extra savings, guests get a free continental breakfast in the hotel’s bar and brasserie plus a discount on a hearty menu of pub grub served throughout the day.
Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
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If you’re looking for a little eccentric glitz for your money, you’ll find it behind the Georgian red bricks of this city-centre hotel. Room decor is heavy on the quirk, with even the entry-level options finished in a playfully jazzy style. Splash out a little more for in-room perks like Nespresso machines and fluffy robes. The Curious Tavern continues the whimsical theme and is a great spot for enjoying the likes of oysters, handmade pizza and excellent cask ales.
Lace Market Hotel
4.4/5 (350 Reviews)
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On a scenic street corner overlooking a 15th-century church, the Lace Market Hotel is an artfully-crafted boutique property with lots to love. There are rooms for all budgets, from standard singles to premium studios, all with super comfy beds, plush carpets and eye-pleasing decor. Afternoon tea is a highlight at the hotel’s Saint Bar and, for something a little stronger, the hotel’s Cock and Hoop pub next door has real ales and great steaks.
The Cottage Hotel
4/5 (23 Reviews)
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As the name hints, there’s oodles of rustic charm in this quaint hotel set in the village of Ruddington, just outside Nottingham. A collection of 17th-century cottages were converted to create these cosy lodgings. Rooms range from snug doubles to spacious suites, many overlooking the pretty garden. An airy, classically-styled restaurant offers a menu of locally-procured produce. There’s also a honeysuckle-scented central courtyard where you can relax with a drink.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Nottingham Belfry
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Set right next to the Nottingham Business Park, this hotel is a top pick for those who don’t need to stay central. Its location means you get great value for money, with a fully-equipped leisure club, spa facilities and gym for guests. Smart contemporary rooms come with luxury bedding and, after a great night’s slumber, a hearty breakfast buffet awaits in The Lawrence restaurant.
These recommendations were updated on June 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.