If you think that Leeds is just a small northern backwater, somewhere in the gray, murky lands of Northern England, think again.
It is a busy, happening and quite trendy and cultured place, which is why accommodations can often be hard to find.
With a population of about 758,000 people, it is the third largest city in the UK, after London and Birmingham.
Around 1.5 million visitors stay in Leeds, at least for one night, every year, which means that there are plenty of takers for hotel rooms, so you'll often find that the best hotel rooms are quickly snapped up.
You can book your choice hotel in Leeds here now and start your journey to this culturally diverse and lively city, well known for it's great commercial and industrialized status as far back as the 1780s, which has continued to pull tons of visitors to the four wings of its bowls.
Are you looking for the best hotels in Leeds? Well, best hotel could mean different thing to different person.
We bring you a list of best hotels in Leeds based on three factors - their location and star rating, location and cost and hotels with the highest and best reviews in Leeds.
Also called Residence 6 Hotel is head and shoulder the best hotel in the city of Leeds in terms of star rating (the only 5 star hotel in Leeds), location, excellence and reviews by previous users.
It excellently located right in the heart of Leeds city center, providing easier access to Leeds shopping hot spots and sightseeing locations.
Residence 6 Hotel Leeds has consistently won many tourism awards, including the EnjoyEngland.com Gold Award, The Tripadvisor Award for Excellence and Booking.com best Hotel rating award of 9.2 rating.
It is located on 3 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. You would think it would cost a arm and a leg to live in this highly rated hotel. Far from it. You can book a room in this prestigious hotel from £160 per night or even lesser during sales.
The Doubletree hotel or Double Tree Hilton Leeds as it is often called, is easily one of the best hotels in Leeds. Well located in the City Center, close to train and bus station and within walking distance of Leeds City attractions.
It has been rated by over a 1000 out of 2044 users as excellent with an overall rating of 87% by users and according to Tripadvisor, it is rated to be a top 8 out of 89 hotels in Leeds.
Another great hotel, perfectly located in Leeds City Centre, near the Leeds City Bus Station. It is a hotel with great Character, exuding the elegance, style and space that most travellers seek and find refreshing and comforting in modern hotels.
The hotel is located at 1 Swinegate, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Malmaison hotel Leeds is a four star
hotel. A night there will set you back from only about £120.
Marriott Hotel Leeds is a charming four star hotel well situated at the Leeds City Center. It is within walking distance to the main Train Station and has the popular Leeds Trinity Shopping complex on it's opposite side.
With a Tripadvisor rating of 4 out of 5 by over 950 real customers who have used this facility before, it is no wonder that it won the 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.
The good news is that if you are looking to book hotels in Leeds where comfort, location and facilities are very high on your list of must have and yet where you do not have to break the bank to pay for these, Leeds Marriott Hotel is a sure bet. From £65 only, you can book a room in this stunning hotel.
Park Plaza Leeds is a four star hotel, great location, great value for money.
With a 74% score on a 1,215 real customers review, it is one of the top hotels in Leeds that won the 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. The rooms are spacious, clean and excellent customer services.
This hotel is located at the Boar Lane City Square, Leeds, within a short walking distance of the famous Briggate - one of the oldest streets in the city of Leeds built in 1207 and renown for its shopping malls.
You can book a room here from 75 per night or lesser during room deals. It is one of the top Leeds hotels I will certainly recommend you check before you book your hotel.
Bewleys Hotel Leeds is a 3 star hotel situated within a 20 minutes walk from the City center. It provides exceptionally clean rooms, comfortable beds and great customers services for a good night rate.
From £55 a night, you can enjoy the comfort that this well rated Leeds hotel provides. If you are looking to book hotels in Leeds that doesn't cost the earth, yet is good value for money, this is certainly one of them.
Travelodge Leeds belongs to the Travelodge chain of budget hotels. Great hotel.
With room rates starting from £29 per night (on weekends), large spacious rooms and the excellent services provided, one can see why it was refereed to as "the perfect place for a short city break in Leeds for anyone" by one reviewer on Tripadvisor who used the hotel recently.
Travelodge Leeds Vicar lane is located within a short walking distance from the city center.
If you have used any Jury Inn before, you will be familiar with the attention to details, excellent customer services and cleanliness that characterizes this hotel chain.
Close to the Royal Armouries Museum and only 10 minutes walk from Leeds Railway and City Bus Station, it is well located for those having business within the city center or looking to see great Leeds City attractions.
Jury Inns Leeds is a 3 star hotel. As a guest, you will be entitled to use their a fitness centre, coffee bar and brewery.
Room rates starts from £55 per night depending on the typ eof room you are booking. Great value for money.
If you are looking for cheap hotel in Leeds providing clean excellent services with comfortable beds at reasonable cost, then Ibis budget Leeds Centre hotel, previously Etap Hotel is a top bet.
Located within 5 minutes walk from the Leeds Bus Station and few minutes drive from city center, yet priced from as low as £43 (even lower during deals), you can see why it is a popular no-frills hotel in the center of Leeds.
Quebecs Hotel Leeds is a four star hotel located within 20 minutes walk of the city center. Rated amongst the top 10 hotels in Leeds, it scores 4.5 or more out of 5 on important markers like spaciousness of its rooms, cleanliness, location, sleep quality, bed comfort and service provided.
A room costs anything from £110, though with our Hotel comparison and book tool, you might be getting a bed here cheaper than expected.
Leeds is actually one of the top places outside of London, of course, to visit in the UK. In fact, many people think of it as the UK's best city. The theater is quite renowned and regularly performs some excellent plays, as well as musicals and operas. So too is the Leeds Town Hall, designed by the famous Victorian architect Cuthbert Brodrick and commissioned by Queen Victoria her self in 1858. It is you meeting face to face with steep history and culture.
Visitors can also go to the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre to see just why Henry Moore became such a popular sculptor. The exhibits are of an exceptional quality and very tactile as well.
Leeds Art Gallery also enjoys a reputation as being one of the best art galleries in the country, with Birmingham and Manchester often failing to attract exhibits of a similar quality.
The nightlife is very diverse, with some excellent places to eat, drink, dance the night away or just sip a cool glass of wine, in one of the very vibrant bars.
The shopping is fantastic, with the exclusive store Harvey Nichols opening its very first store outside of London, right in the heart of Leeds. But for those on more modest budgets, there are plenty of high street shops, quirky little boutiques and lots in between, including designer ranges of course!
So you need to book hotels in Leeds early, since Leeds is so vibrant and busy that there is often serious pressure on accommodations, particularly at peak times.
Don't leave anything to chance, or you may find that you have to spend hours looking for a hotel room when you arrive. If you book hotels in Leeds early, this will give you more time to enjoy all the things that this wonderful city has to offer!
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