Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre
Lonely Planet review
Predictable, inoffensive and keenly priced, the Express by Holiday Inn doesn't hold any surprises, however, with an ideal location within minutes' walk of the city centre but far enough off the main drag to avoid the late-night noise, it's ideal for a short city stay.
You already know what to expect from this chain hotel before you make a booking and this place doesn't ruin any stereotypes. The rooms are a decent size, the innocuous decor comes direct from head office and you'll get the standard work space, modem point, pull-out sofa and compact bathroom. The deep blue and green colour scheme here is a better choice than some in the chain and the power showers are a consolation prize in the smaller-than-average bathrooms. If you're travelling in a group, or with children, the fixed-price room rate makes this hotel an excellent deal and the complimentary continental breakfast is more than you'll get in most city-centre hotels.
Services & facilities
- Pets not allowed
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Parking nearby
- Jcb international
- American express
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Suitable for children
- Free breakfast
Location. Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre is located close to Birmingham Central Library, International Convention Centre, and Bullring Shopping Centre. Additional points of interest include Birmingham Council House and Victoria Law Courts.
Hotel Features. This 3-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. The property has 67.9 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Guestrooms. 120 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary newspapers. Furnishings include sofa beds and desks. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have pay movies. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.