Got the fam coming to stay from out of town, or just after a short get-away minus the motorway time? Knowing the best city centre hotels to bed down at is good, but knowing the specific room to book is waaaaay better. We’ve got the insider info and to be quite honest, brownie points from the in-laws are imminent. You are welcome.
The High Field Town House // Room Five
Next time you fancy a casj stop-over in Edgbaston, check in to The High Field Town House. The high ceilings throughout the Victorian villa feel super luxe and we're big fans of the honesty bar downstairs. Room five gets our shout out here, all yours for £150 a night. Inside the room there are plenty of cute traditional touches like the vintage writing desk and mahogany armoire. But the main selling point here is the roll-top bath at the end of the bed. Bonne nuit!
Saint Pauls House // Room 101
Pale wooden panelling and crisp linen definitely give Saint Pauls House a Shoreditch House vibe and that's fine by us. All rooms come with a free mini bar, a mini bottle of prosecco and beer. So we could just leave it there because what more could you need? So if you've got free rein when booking, a special mention goes to Room 101 at £159 for two for the night, with gorge views over Saint Pauls Square.
Hotel du Vin // Penfolds Grange
Hotel du Vin is our go-to for a quiet, informal glass of something sparkling. Next time you go, book a room in the principal suite, Penfolds Grange, to save yourself from Dedicated Driver duties. There are two, side by side, free-standing roll-top baths and twin monsoon showers. And if you’re feeling active, there’s also a private gym. And make sure you stay on a Saturday night to enjoy the market table brunch when you wake up on Sunday. Rates start at £300.
The Edgbaston // Room Two
The other must-stay B15 lodging is, of course, the appositely named The Edgbaston. The Art Deco decor in the cocktail lounge gives a decadent, Great Gatsby air to the place and Room two is no different. Rates start at £165 per night for luxe touches like the free standing roll-top bath and large Victorian sash windows. Keep your eyes peeled for the unveiling of their new rooms, some with their own garden terrace, which'll be open in around six weeks.
Hyatt Regency // The Presidential Suite
If you're on a Kim and Kanye kind of salary, the city centre pick that makes an extreme sport of indulging is the Presidential Suite at the Hyatt Regency. The 140 square metre space makes it bigger than the average house in the UK, but enough room to accommodate the extended family isn’t the only thing on offer. With a baby grand piano, dining table for TEN, walk-in wardrobe, whirlpool tub and separate powder room, you won't need to leave the suite. And with a price tag of £2,116 a night, you'll want to eat as much of that comped breakfast as you can.