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Leeds is genuinely spoilt for choice when it comes to places to stay in the city.

A wealth of chains – from Roomzzz, Novotel and Mercure to Park Plaza and Travelodge – have all made Leeds their home. Others, like The Queens hotel, boast a rich history and exclusive clientele.

There are hotels, serviced apartments, and bed and breakfasts spread throughout the city that cater for all budgets and tastes. Whether you’re visiting on a budget, here on business, or looking for some luxurious pampering, Leeds has it all.

Today, the diversity of Leeds is reflected in its spread of vibrant accommodation. Here are our top 10 picks:

Tucked away just a stone’s throw from the centre of Leeds is The Chambers, serviced apartments for long and short stays. The elegant and fully furnished apartments are consistently voted one of the best destinations for serviced accommodation in Leeds… and if it’s good enough for Jim Lea from Slade, well, it’s good enough for you too!

Address:30 Park Place, Leeds LS1 2SP

Part of the Dakota Hotels chain, this is one of the newest luxury hotels in Leeds. Only a five-minute walk from Leeds train station, Dakota Deluxe has a dark and sumptuous interior, sleek rooms, and a swanky restaurant near other top fine-dining restaurants and bars aimed at society’s elite.

Address:8 Russell Street, Leeds LS1 5RN

If you’re on a budget and you don’t mind a short walk, then a Premier Inn may be your best bet. Located on the peripheries of the city centre are the Leeds Area, Whitehall Road, and Wellington Street hotels. Clean, functional, and comfortable; this is a more affordable chain you can usually rely on.

Address:Clay Pit Lane / Whitehall Road / Wellington Street, Leeds

Found on the picturesque waterside of the Leeds/Liverpool canal, this Hilton outlet has had a facelift with a new façade. You can choose to upgrade to a high-floor suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, and to top it off you can enjoy a cocktail in the Sky Lounge bar and get a stunning view of the city.

Address:Granary Wharf, Wharf Approach, Leeds LS1 4BR

This is one of the top 4-star boutique hotels in Leeds. Overlooking the River Aire, 42 The Calls is located in a converted 18th-century corn mill. It has retained its history with original beamed ceilings and restored wooden shutters while providing luxury rooms with stylish en-suites.

Address:Leeds LS2 7EW

Located in the heart of the city next to The Light retail and entertainment complex, Radisson Blu is inside an original art deco building. Now restored, the grand space once served as the main office of the Leeds Permanent Building Society. The hotel has 147 rooms and suites and access to the onsite Fire Lake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.

Address:No. 1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL

If you want incredible accommodation that would be the envy on most celebrities, then book into Bells. These lofty, high-spec one and two-bedroom apartments have everything from dining rooms to hot tubs. And if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it!
If you’re after somewhere more affordable, try KSpace or Briggate Boutique.

Address:6 Church Road, Leeds LS2 7HD

Located in a Grade II listed terracotta building only 300 metres from the station, Quebecs is a stylish retreat close to the financial and legal quarter of Leeds. All rooms are said to have exceptionally comfortable beds with duck feather and down duvets and pillows. Victorian splendour is still evident in the Porter’s Lodge bar and private dining Oak Room.

Address:9 Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA

This Malmaison hotel sits on the corner of Swinegate and The Calls, only a few minutes’ walk from the city’s vibrant nightlife, taxi ranks, river, and shopping. Enjoy an atmospheric bar, brasserie, and luxurious spaces that we’ve come to expect of the Malmaison brand.

Address:1 Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

Keep your eyes peeled for the new Art Hostel coming near Leeds Playhouse on the east side of Leeds city centre. After a successful pilot on Kirkgate which welcomed more than 10,170 guests, East Street Arts are running a crowdfunding scheme to try and fund art for the next innovative, affordable Leeds hostel.

Address:New York Road, Mabgate, Leeds LS9 7DW


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