Leicester Hotels and Accommodation
(Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK)
Those arriving in the city of Leicester without first arranging accommodation will find that hotels can be booked through the local Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Every Street, for just a nominal charge. Business hotels in Leicester city centre can become busy during the week, frequently providing weekend breaks to entice families into the city.
During the summer period, lodging rates at Leicester hotels peak due to increased demand, with discounts often available during the quieter winter months, outside of the busy Christmas season. Budget travellers will find a number of cheap accommodation options whatever the time of year, with one of the most popular being the Ibis Budget Hotel at Leicester North Services.
Where to Stay
Also suitable for those looking for budget accommodation is the Leicestershire Backpackers Hostel, which resides just 5 km / 3 miles to the north of the city and on Wanlip Lane, off the Loughborough Road (A6). There are some very cheap and affordable B&Bs, small hotels and guest houses based around both London Road and Saxby Street, directly to the south of the railway station. However, the area is not the most desirable part of the city and this is reflected in the prices.
Much of the lodging in central Leicester comes in the form of familiar brand-name accommodation. These chain hotels include the Express by Holiday Inn on the Filbert Way, Raw Dykes Road, which is conveniently located alongside the King Power Stadium, where the Leicester City Football Club is based.
Situated close to the De Montfort University, the Belmont Hotel comes with 75 guest rooms, spread over three floors. On Abbey Street, the Sky Plaza Hotel also enjoys an extremely central location and is perfectly sited for exploring Leicester city centre.
Just a matter of minutes away and standing on Bedford Street / St. Matthew's Way, the Campanile Leicester Hotel is another safe bet, being just a stroll away from the Curve Theatre, and the Highcross and Haymarket shopping centres. Other accommodation lies on the outskirts of the city and includes the Marriott on Smith Way (Grove Park), the Best Western Stage Hotel on Leicester Road, and both the Days Inn Forest East (Welcome Break Services) and the Hilton Hotel, off junction 21 of the M1 motorway.