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Where to Stay in Leeds

· Ali Turner

Need somewhere to stay? Let us introduce you to the best hotels in Leeds.

Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel

Whether you’re coming for a night, a weekend or a week, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head, so let us introduce you to the best hotels in Leeds…

Leeds is the perfect place for a city break, but before you start planning what to do, you need a place to stay. Luckily, you’ll find a whole host of hotels and apartments in Leeds, with something for every taste and budget. From luxurious spa hotels to cheap and cheerful lodgings, find your perfect match right here…

1. DoubleTree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Leeds

In its beautiful waterfront location, with easy access to Leeds Train Station, DoubleTree by Hilton is perfectly placed for city breaks in Leeds. You’ll find yourself at the heart of a small but popular community of bars and restaurants, perfect for grabbing a bite or kicking off your night out on the town.

The hotel itself is a sophisticated affair, with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the city and all the mod cons. We’re talking complimentary wifi, 42 inch Smart TVs and a 24-hour fitness room. You can also take advantage of their trio of bars and restaurants – on the ground floor, The Granary and City Cafe look out over the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, while SkyLounge offers incredible views of the city from its place on the thirteenth floor.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.

2. Malmaison


If you want to stay somewhere utterly sophisticated, with loads of character, you can’t go wrong with Malmaison. They’ve converted the old Leeds City Tramways Office into a first class hotel with 100 beautifully decorated rooms. This is first class accommodation, with power showers, superfast broadband, big cosy beds and all manner of lovely potions for you to enjoy.

In terms of location, you’re well placed to make the most of the city. Popular nightspot, Call Lane is mere minutes away, as is the waterfront, Trinity Leeds and Leeds Train Station. Of course, you might be tempted to dine in the hotel, with their swish bar and restaurant, Chez Mal, serving up delicious food and cocktails. If not, head over the road to enjoy one of the city’s best independent cafes – Moments.

Malmaison, 1 Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AG.

3. The Queens

Stay at The Queens

When it comes to location, The Queens rules the roost. It’s nestled right next to Leeds Train Station, giving you the quickest transfer you could ever dream of, with windows looking out over City Square. Needless to say, this makes it the perfect base for exploring, whether you’re heading out on a night or exploring the wider Yorkshire countryside by train.

The hotel itself is rather impressive, with a Portland Stone façade that gives way to art deco styling within. It’s big, with a massive 215 bedrooms and suites, all of which include free wifi, bouncy mattresses, a flat screen TV and air conditioning. If you’re after something a little bit special, book into their 8th floor QClub rooms, which offer separate living areas with a sofa, a private balcony and more.

The Queens, City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 1PJ.

4. Oulton Hall

Stay at Oulton Hall Leeds

Although Oulton Hall sits outside the city centre, there are plenty of reasons to choose to stay here. For a start, it’s a beautiful 18th century former mansion, filled with original features, and is surrounded by 300 acres of parkland, including landscaped gardens and a 27 hole golf course. You’ll also get all the mod cons, with free wifi, Egyptian cotton bed linen and TVs.

The best thing about Oulton Hall though, if you ask us, is the spa. It has a pool, sauna, steam room and even a hydro pool to help ease out the stresses and strains of your week. If you fancy treating yourself, they also offer a range of massages and beauty treatments to get you looking and feeling your best.

Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN.

5. Crowne Plaza

Stay at Crowne Plaza

A favourite with business travellers, due to its position in close proximity to Leeds Train Station, as well as the city’s thriving business district, Crowne Plaza is an excellent choice if you’re looking for somewhere nice to lay your head, with a range of facilities at your disposal. They’ve got a heated indoor swimming pool, a gym and a spa, where you can indulge in all manner of treatments, as well as taking a dip in the jacuzzi.

The Leeds hotel has 135 rooms, each with air conditioning, LCD TVs and free wifi. They’re also really family-friendly, with a selection family rooms, with two double beds or connecting rooms to make travelling with the family easy. Even better, children under 18 stay for free when sharing a family room and children under 13 eat for free when choosing from a special menu if accompanied by at least one full paying adult.

Crowne Plaza, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4DL.

6. Jurys Inn

Stay at Jury's Inn

Another fine location for folk staying the night in Leeds, Brewery Wharf is nestled by the waterfront, with a host of bars and restaurants nearby. It’s just a ten minute walk away from Leeds Train Station and will put you within easy reach of the city’s main attractions, including the Corn Exchange, Trinity Leeds and popular nightspot, Call Lane.

The Jurys Inn is perfect if you’re looking for stylish accommodation that meets all your needs. The rooms are spacious, with space for up to three adults, or if you’d prefer, two adults and two children under twelve. Each room has flatscreen TVs, freeview and free wifi, as well as complimentary toiletries and air conditioning – they also have a cardio gym if you want to get a workout in, although a run along the canal is also a tempting option.

Jurys Inn, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1NE.

7. Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

thorpe park spa days

This one will see you heading 20 minutes out of the city centre to a modern hotel that will make you feel right at home. Their rooms are beautifully furnished, with comfy beds, fluffy bathrobes and Espa toiletries, as well as air conditioning and complimentary wifi.

But nice as the rooms are, they’re not the highlight, because Thorpe Park Hotel also has a spa, and your stay will give you temporary membership, so you can visit the pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room – or book one of their massages or treatments, although this may cost extra, depending on your package. They also offer a range of fitness classes.

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB.

8. Radisson Blu

Stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel

Less than 5 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station, Radisson Blu is a sleek hotel that sits right at the heart of the action. You’ll be sandwiched between Leeds Town Hall, first direct Arena and Trinity Leeds, with a host of restaurants on your doorstep at The Light.

The 147 room hotel can be found in a Grade II listed building that was once home to Leeds Permanent Building Society. They’ve kept many of the original features, giving it an art deco feel, but you’ll still get all the mod cons, with high speed wifi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Families will find themselves extremely comfortable here too, with rooms for the whole family, free meals for the kids and entertainment packs on arrival.

Radisson Blu, The Light, 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.

9. Quebecs

Quebec Hotel, Leeds

When it comes to first impressions, Quebecs has the wow factor. It sits nestled within a Grade II listed building that’s blessed with beautiful architectural details. It’s got a distinctive red Ruabon terracotta façade in a renaissance style with art nouveau motifs – making it something of a landmark itself.

This is one of Leeds’ four star hotels, so you can expect to be in the lap of luxury, with stylish rooms that come complete with Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy white towels and toiletries, as well as modern amenities like flat screen TVs, freeview and complimentary wifi. You’ll also enjoy a professional turn down service, to make your room feel fresh when you return.

Quebecs, 9 Quebec Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HA.

10. Hazlewood Castle

Stay at Hazlewood Hotel

Hazlewood Castle is definitely one of the most impressive hotels in Leeds, although it is 30 minutes from the city centre. It’s a popular wedding venue, and when you see it, you’ll know why – it’s a beautiful Grade I listed building set in 77 acres of parkland. There’s loads of history to discover here – after all, it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086.

Inside, they have 39 bedrooms and suites, all decorated in lavish style, and you’ll find yourself with everything you could want – think flat screen TVs, freeview, complimentary wifi and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. They also have a spa that you can take advantage of while you’re here, which includes a relaxation room, Serail mud chamber, manicure stations and treatment rooms, where you can get a massage or facial. If you’re feeling adventurous, they offer everything from axe throwing to quad biking on the grounds.

Hazlewood Castle, Paradise Lane, Hazlewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ.

11. 42 The Calls

42 The Calls

If you’re looking for something a little more unique, 42 The Calls will be right up your street. It’s a small, boutique hotel on the Leeds waterfront, with just 41 rooms, so you can expect it to have a personal touch. The walls are covered with original paintings and drawings – and you’ll find homemade shortbread and fudge in your room.

The hotel itself will give you a little glimpse of Leeds’ history, as it’s been converted from an old corn mill, a remnant of the city’s industrial past. As such, you’ll find lots of character details in the rooms, as well as free wifi, TVs and satellite channels. They have a range of rooms to suit individuals, couples and families.

42 The Calls, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7EW.

12. Weetwood Hall

Stay at Weetwood Hall Hotel

Credit: Howard Barnett Photography

A 15 minute drive from Leeds Train Station, Weetwood Hall offers an alternative to the usual city centre hotels. It’s set in 9 acres of woodlands and gardens, which means you can enjoy long walks and more than a little exploring, while remaining within easy reach of Headingley and the city centre.

This is a four star hotel, so you’ll be in lavish surroundings, whichever room you choose, but there are some that stand out above the rest. How would you like to stay in a traditional four poster bed? You can with their Feature Bedrooms, which are really very impressive. Even their standard rooms come with LED TVs, free wifi and room service, as well as bottled water, chocolates and biscuits.

Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PS.

13. The Chambers Park Place

The Chambers

The Chambers is a little bit different. It’s not a hotel, it’s serviced apartments, which means you’ll have oodles of space and kitchen facilities so you can cook up a feast with all the lovely local Yorkshire produce available in Leeds. They’re just 5 minutes from Leeds Train Station, which means you can settle right in and you’ll be right at the heart of the action.

You can choose from a range of different apartments, with studio, one and two bedroom flats available to rent by the night. They’re all done up to a high standard, with a stylish decor and everything you need to settle in, including flat screen TVs with Sky channels and free wifi access, but unlike Leeds’ hotels, you’ll also have a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine and dryer. As a nice touch, they also include bread, milk, eggs and other essentials in the welcome pack.

The Chambers, Park Place, Riverside West, Whitehall Road East, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4AW.

14. Woodlands

Stay at Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands is a half hour drive from Leeds Train Station, but again, it offers something a city centre hotel never could – a picturesque country location, set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, giving you the perfect blend of city break and country retreat.

The hotel was originally made for a local textile mill owner in 1871, and has been lovingly restored to create 23 individually designed rooms, each with their own unique personality. Each room has fluffy robes, complimentary wifi and a TV with freeview. Their Mulsanne restaurant offers a menu of seasonal dishes made with local ingredients, which you can enjoy while looking out over the grounds.

Woodlands, 79 Gelderd Road, Gildersome, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 7LY.

15. Hotel Ibis

Leeds Ibis Budget Hotel

If it’s cheap and cheerful accommodation you’re after, Ibis is your best bet. This is one of the city’s finest budget hotels and it’s just 8 minutes’ walk from Leeds Train Station. We’re not talking 4 star luxury here, it’s basic but comfortable, with everything you need to enjoy your stay.

The Ibis has more than a few perks. For example, you get free wifi, satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities – you can even bring your pets and check in online to speed up the process. In the morning, they have an all you can eat buffet that will set you up for the day (or help you recover from the night before, it is after all, just a short walk to the lively nightspot of Greek Street).

Hotel Ibis, 23 Marlborough Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4PB.