Wednesday 1 September 2021

HOTEL REVIEW: Holiday Inn City Centre - Birmingham

I'm OBSESSED with visiting hotels, or genuinely just staying some place different other than home. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm an absolute home girl, my home is my safe space, but I'm partial to a road trip or jumping on a train and heading somewhere other than home for a cheeky little adventure. And I just love a night away in a hotel. 

Hotel Lobby

This has been heightened since the pandemic and never ending lockdown, especially as I'm based in Leicester, the forgotten city left in a local lockdown for what seemed like a good six months after the rest of the country. So getting out and about and exploring some place other than home definitely has a different vibe about it.

I love a good hotel, whether it be a bit of 5* luxury, or a nice mid-range that makes the perfect base to go exploring.

Hotel Lobby

My youngest turned 7 recently and I planned a little night away to Birmingham for just the 2 of us complete with a Trip to Cadbury's World. I wanted a budget to mid-range hotel in the perfect location (close to the train station, and the Bull Ring Shopping Centre) and the one hotel that fit that perfectly was the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre. I'd stayed there previously for a training event with my travel company and it was a lovely hotel, a stones throw from the train station and just down the road from the Bull Ring  and to top it off, I got a fantastic rate too.

Hotel Bar

The hotel lobby / reception is combined with a multifaceted social space including an e-bar to charge up your devices or get some work done, a cocktail lounge & champagne bar, media lounge & open lobby restaurant. The staff are welcoming and polite, and there is ample room to socially distance where needed. 

Their Guest Rooms are fresh and clean, available in Superior and Deluxe class, and larger Suites are available for those special occasions too.

We stayed in a Twin Guest Room which had a City View and it was perfect for us, plenty of room for the 2 of us, comfortable beds, a lovely bathroom, lots of storage space, and waking up to a nice city view (albeit only Birmingham City centre) made a nice change to waking up to my bedroom wall! 

Hotel Room

We had a lovely night away, my son is definitely following in my footsteps and loves a good hotel stay too! It is definitely one of my favourite picks when staying in Birmingham, it's a great price and in the perfect location, so if you're looking for a nice, affordable hotel, close to all of the attractions in Birmingham, you won't be disappointed with the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre hotel. 

Are you following my Instagram or TikTok? You can check out my Reels of our hotel stay, over there.



  1. I love hotel stays, and lovel the loyalty program from Holiday Inn as you can get so many extras like room upgrade, free drinks, late checkout and great rates on stays. Not been to Birmingham so found this great info

  2. That sounds like a lovely places to stay when visiting Birmingham. I've never stayed there before but here there are some great places to visit nearby.

  3. This sounds like a great place to stay when visiting Birmingham, a great location as well being in the centre so everything is pretty close to hand.


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