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Editors Picks: Hotels near Birmingham University

by Gareth Jones  |  Published November 16, 2022

The UK’s second largest city, Birmingham has experienced great regeneration and renewal. Included in that are some of the city’s newest additions to the city’s hotel landscape.

Aloft Hotel, Birmingham (Photo: Booking.com)

Long renowned as an industrial powerhouse, Birmingham has transformed itself into a thriving haven of modernity. Today, dazzling shopping centres, boutique restos and towering hotels sit next to quaint canals and Victorian architecture. Its historical manufacturing buildings have been renovated into buzzing creative zones that tout an emporium of clubs, galleries and fashion outlets. Here, we’ve selected the best hotels based on style, location and facilities near Birmingham University. Hotels are listed in order of proximity to the university.

Aloft Hotel Birmingham

Aloft is a boutique hotel designed with prestige in mind. The hotel is incredibly well turned out – as are its staff – and offers guests a contemporary hotel experience with a chic flavour. Rooms are sleek and stylish with dark wooden fittings which contrast beautifully with dark blue upholstery and fresh-white bedspreads. Private bathrooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and have walk-in showers. Guests at Aloft can enjoy its snazzy restaurant, luxurious bar and lounge, and fitness centre. The hotel serves a Full English / Irish breakfast. Nearby points of interest include Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Hippodrome Theatre. Rooms from £79.

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Best Western Plough & Harrow Birmingham

Best Western Plough & Harrow Hotel, Birmingham (Photo: Booking.com)

Set in leafy grounds in Birmingham’s affluent Edgbaston area (a short distance from Birmingham city centre), Best Western Plough & Harrow Hotel is housed in a traditional red-brick building. The building has a tranquil ambiance throughout, and the inviting lounge areas with sofas and low-lighting give the hotel a warm and friendly feel. Rooms are nicely decorated in a modern style with flourishes of traditional furniture. Each has a private bathroom with bath and shower, and some are blessed with garden views. The Terrace Restaurant serves a hearty breakfast every day featuring local & regional products. The Bullring Shopping Centre and Birmingham New Street train station are a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Rooms from £76.

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Park Regis Hotel Birmingham

Park Regis is determined to make your stay in Birmingham an entertaining one. Situated on the famous Broad Street, this 4-star location offers canal-side bars, international club nights and comedy shows. The tallest addition to Birmingham’s skyline, its tastefully designed rooms are flooded with natural light, and offer optimal views of the city. Each room comes with an en-suite bathroom with a modern bath tub and walk-in shower. The hotel’s on-site 1565 Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and uses locally-sourced ingredients. Recreational facilities include a well-equipped gym. The Park Regis also boasts convenient access to the ICC Birmingham, the Utilita Arena, Birmingham Symphony Hall, and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Rooms from £109.

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Hyatt Regency Hotel Birmingham

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham (Photo: Booking.com)

Towering over Birmingham city centre, Hyatt Regency is perfectly positioned to explore Birmingham’s many sights and cultural life. Guests can enjoy large, stylish rooms and suites with king-sized beds and floor-to-ceiling windows which afford wonderful panoramic views of Birmingham. Fitness and well-being facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, 16m swimming pool, whirlpool, and sauna and steam room – all free of charge. Under a glass-roofed atrium, the Aria Restaurant offers superb evening cuisine. The welcoming Gentleman & Scholar Pub serves a menu of tasty bar snacks and mains alongside an extensive cocktail menu. Breakfast is available daily. Rooms from £148.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham

The Radisson Blu is a 4-star, 39-storey glass skyscraper 500m from Birmingham New Street Rail Station and the Bullring Shopping Centre. This classy establishment offers high-quality air-conditioned rooms with sizeable en-suite bathrooms. Designed with polished concrete, dark wood and colourful modern-styled furnishings, the rooms possess an understated sophistication. Front-facing rooms have striking city views. The on-site Collage Restaurant offers a twist on the classic British brasserie. Additionally, The Lobby Bar and the Collage Bar offer a variety of enticing cocktails and beers. Rooms from £119.

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