The Best Places to Stay in Birmingham, England

Find out the best places to stay in the cultural hotpot that is Birmingham
Find out the best places to stay in the cultural hotpot that is Birmingham | © iStock / Getty Images Plus

Freelance Travel and Music Writer

These swanky hotels and guesthouses offer style and swagger in abundance – and provide a real insight into the cultural hotpot that is Birmingham. Find out where to stay in Birmingham right here.

You may have visited Birmingham before, but have you visited the real Birmingham? The UK’s second city is bursting at the seams with local pubs, cool bars, top-rated restaurants and world-renowned attractions – including Cadbury World and the Black Country Museum. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of the best hotels that put you right in the thick of the action.

1. Selina Birmingham

Hostel, Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

Selina Birmingham
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Located within a former Victorian factory, this century-old red-brick building has been beautifully converted into an impressive boutique hotel. Selina Birmingham, in the Jewellery Quarter, helps provide real insight into the city’s industrial past. Its interiors are intricately designed with bright colours, exposed brick walls and low-hanging light fittings. The lively Livery Street location makes getting in and out of the city a doddle, while the locals frequent nearby venues such as the Jam House.

2. Staying Cool at Rotunda

Hotel, Apartment

Staying Cool at Rotunda
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Sitting near the top of the city’s most iconic piece of architecture, Staying Cool at Rotunda offers apartment-style rooms in the heart of Brum. These suites have imposing floor-to-ceiling windows and vintage interiors, as well as superb vistas from each room’s private balcony. Staying Cool’s central location means you’re always near the action: it is just a short walk away from nightlife options favoured by locals, including top-rated pubs such as Bacchus Bar, the Old Joint Stock and the Wellington.

3. Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square


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If you’re looking for all the perks of a hotel with the space of a homely apartment, look no further. Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square provides a home away from home in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. These apartments are ideal for couples and families and are spacious, modern and conveniently close to Birmingham New Street Station.

4. Pentahotel Birmingham

Budget Hotel

Pentahotel Birmingham
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Set over seven storeys, Pentahotel Birmingham is a memorable guesthouse designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun. The modern rooms, with enhanced city maps above the beds, are carefully curated and spacious with various TV package options, while the gamer’s room has a PS4 and an option to book interconnecting rooms. Round the corner, the O2 Academy plays host to local and national bands, while the Victoria pub is a top-rated city spot for drinks.

5. Moxy Birmingham NEC

Budget Hotel

Moxy Birmingham NEC
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Ideal for music lovers, Moxy Birmingham NEC is a stylish hotel with subtle musical quirks dotted around the building. Guest rooms here have a minimal design with a chic industrial feel, and come equipped with speedy wifi, large TVs, ensuite bathrooms and super-comfortable beds. This playful hotel is located next to entertainment complex Resorts World, so you’ll never be short of fun things to do.

6. Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Hotel, Spa Hotel

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
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Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a true gem of the city’s skyline. This high-flying deluxe hotel offers a restaurant, spa, fitness centre and pool on-site, with each guest room overlooking the city. Nearby, the best of Birmingham’s nightlife sprawls along the canals and weaves through its network of easily accessible streets. For a special treat, upgrade to a Regency Club room or suite for complimentary breakfast, cocktails and canapés.

7. Saint Pauls House

Boutique Hotel

Saint Pauls House
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On the outskirts of the city centre, Saint Pauls House is one of the Jewellery Quarter’s shining beacons. Effortlessly stylish, this boutique hotel provides a calming base for solo travellers, couples and families, with each room carefully crafted for maximum comfort. This includes luxurious bed linen, spacious ensuites and coffee pod machines. You will benefit from the hotel’s superb location on the Square, which is surrounded by award-winning bars such as 40 St Paul’s.

8. New Hall Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel, Luxury

New Hall Hotel & Spa
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For a country-style retreat in the big city, look no further than New Hall Hotel and Spa. Settle in at this late-Medieval property and benefit from cosy furnishings and home comforts in the luxurious guest rooms and superior suites. All guests can take advantage of the on-site spa, pool, health club, tennis court and golf course, while there are also several bars and restaurants for relaxing with a glass of wine.

9. The Blue Piano


The Blue Piano
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An off-the-beaten-track gem in its own right, the Blue Piano is one of Birmingham’s finest guesthouses. A short stroll from the buzzing Broad Street nightlife district brings you to this former Edwardian home. Here you’ll find 10 individually designed guest rooms, a Southeast Asian restaurant, charming garden space and a popular live-music bar frequented by locals, with (unsurprisingly) a fetching blue piano as its centrepiece.

10. The Edgbaston

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Tea

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As boutique hotels go, it’s quite difficult to trump the Edgbaston. This elegant retreat is far enough away from the bustling city centre to feel secluded, but not so far that you’ll miss out on anything. All the rooms here are modern and individually designed, and the cocktail lounge is highly rated, with dozens of awards. Should you want to venture out, a 15-minute walk into town gives you a whole world of nightlife options.

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