The county of Yorkshire is teeming with beautiful countryside, but if you’re planning a trip to one of its famous cities, you may prefer to find a hotel close to amenities and urban attractions. This certainly applies to the historical city of Sheffield, which has a large choice of accommodation within its central district.
We’ve scoured more than 100 hotels in Sheffield city centre and come up with five of the best, based on cost, amenities and guest reviews. Whatever your choice, we hope you enjoy your stay.
From £70/ night
Fans of medieval architecture will enjoy the proximity of Sheffield Cathedral to the 3-star Hampton by Hilton Sheffield Hotel. Just a few minutes’ walk from the impressive edifice, it makes for an ideal spot for a morning stroll. As for the hotel itself, its guest rooms have a flat screen TV, telephone, desk, safe and tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as en suite bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries. Amenities to be found around the hotel include a hot and cold buffet breakfast served each morning, a 24-hour bar serving drinks and snacks, free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Foodies will also appreciate the American-Italian restaurant next door, owned by celebrity British chef Marco Pierre White.
From £69 / night
An excellent upscale option is the 4-star Novotel Sheffield Centre, which features impressive facilities including a swimming pool, a restaurant serving international cuisine, a stylish bar offering fine world wines and light snacks, and 24-hour room service. Guest rooms have an interactive flat-screen TV with internet access, as well as a work desk, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFI and a private modern bathroom. For those arriving by car, limited on-site parking is available. Sheffield Cathedral and Sheffield Railway Station are both within a 10-minute walk away.
From £64/ night
Another high-end choice is the 4-star Leopold, housed in a historic 1800 building and nestled in the heart of the city centre where it is surrounded by shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. Each well-appointed guest room has an iPod dock, flat-screen TV, safe and mini fridge and free WiFi , while some of the bathrooms in the superior rooms and suites provide bathrooms and slippers. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a modern dining room and a bar with a terrace overlooking an attractive square.
From £45/ night
Situated next door to the Ponds Forge leisure complex, a rainy day (and you do get a few in Yorkshire) needn’t be a barrier to fun and entertainment if you’re staying at the 2-star ibis Sheffield Centre. The hotel, too, has some excellent amenities, including a modern and spacious restaurant and 24-hour snack bar, while there’s also an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet available daily. Guestrooms each have a work desk and internet access, as well as a private modern bathroom and a radio, and tea/coffee facilities. Parking is available next to the hotel.
From £68/ night
Guests staying at the 3-star Holiday Inn Express can peer out from the hotel onto the scenic River Don and enjoy a natural beauty spot in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre. But if you prefer to ensconce yourself in your modern room, you can make use of a flat-screen satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, free WiFi, a seating area and tea/coffee making facilities. Elsewhere, hotel amenities include a sleek restaurant serving a daily buffet breakfast, while guests can also make free use of a fitness room and sauna at the adjacent Holiday Inn Royal Victoria. There’s shops, cafes and theatres an easy walk away, while those keen to explore the wider region can reach the Peak District National Park in just 20 minutes by car.