7 great hotels to stay near the Birmingham German Christmas Market 2021

The Birmingham German Christmas Market is open and there’s some great options to stay overnight nearby to treat yourself to a really special visit

<p>The Grand Hotel, Birmingham</p>

The Grand Hotel, Birmingham

Thousands of people travel to the heart of Birmingham to enjoy the seasonal festivities that Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market brings.

The much-loved event is now open and is in the city centre until December 23. After last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic many are planning to make this year’s trip extra special.

Extra measures are being put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the singing moose is returning along with the popular stalls and delicious food and drink to try.

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    Visitors from far and wide are planning to travel to Birmingham to indulge in the festivities as the German Christmas Market returns for its 19th year, so you may want to plan head and make a weekend of it, or maybe a festive mid-week break.

    With that in mind, we’ve selected five hotels close to the market this year.

    The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row

    The Grand Hotel, Birmingham

    This iconic venue had been closed since 2002 but reopened its doors in May after a £45 million refurbishment.

    The grade 2 listed building is just a short walk to Victoria Square and is known for its ability to attract the rich and famous - including Tom Cruise, who stayed in the hotel last month while filming scenes for the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible series.

    In a nod to the building’s rich history, the illustrious heritage has been sensitively retained, including the French Renaissance exterior, while its elaborate internal decoration pays homage to Birmingham’s rich history.

    Unsurprisingly, a room at this five star hotel doesn’t come cheap, but staying here will while you visit the market will ensure you have a magical weekend.

    Macdonald Burlington, New Street

    The Macdonald Burlington’s central location and comfortable bedrooms, plus delicious food, make it the perfect place for a city break while the German market is on.

    Rooms at this stylish hotel all have free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making equipment, flat-screen TVs, and suites with original architecture have 4-poster beds, lounge areas and a dressing area.

    A charming and historic venue, the Burlington also offers glamorous accommodation for a city break, romantic weekend, or business stay. Whatever you have planned. So whatever you have planned, four star luxury awaits.

    Staybridge Suites, Corporation Street

    Staybridge Suites Birmingham

    This central Birmingham aparthotel is another ideal destination if you plan on staying in the city centre for the German market.

    The apartment-style rooms are just a short distance from New Street and Victoria Square, and the hotel’s suites will provide you with a flat-screen TV, fully equipped kitchen and air conditioning, and an en suite bathroom.

    The bullring shopping centre is also just a five-minute walk away if you fancy getting some Christmas shopping done and dusted a little earlier in the day.

    Premier Inn, Stephenson Place

    They might not be quite as fancy as the Grand Hotel, but you can always count on a Premier Inn for a comfortable night’s rest at decent prices.

    Located on Stephenson Place, this city centre Premier Inn is perfectly situated next to New Street, and will no doubt be high in demand come November when the market gets underway.

    You can also tuck into an unlimited breakfast from just £9.50, and kids eat free when an adult orders a full Premier Inn breakfast.

    Jurys Inn, Broad Street

    Rooms at Jurys Inn Birmingham

    Another great city centre destination is Jurys Inn on Broad Street.

    This sylishly-decorated hotel is a short walk to New Street, and has rooms that can accommodate three adults or two adults, with two children under twelve, or just one guest.

    And if you fancy making a weekend of it, you’ll find major attractions like the Ikon Gallery and the family-friendly National Sea Life Centre close by.

    Malmaison, Wharfside Street

    Malmaison hotel, Birmingham

    Another perfectly located hotel is the Malmaison which is situated right next to New Street.

    This hotel is the former Royal Mail sorting office, and has the full package with great beds, moody lighting, en-suite bathrooms with baths and power showers, and a digital TV.

    The quirky rooms provide something a bit different while maintaining a luxury feel, with the walls with modern art and an eye-catching movie set staircase connected to a vibrant hotel bar.

    Saint Paul’s House, Birmingham

    This popular restaurant, bar and hotel is located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter - about a 15-minute walk to Victoria Square.

    The hotel’s rooms have been designed to ensure guests have a comfortable stay while out and about exploring the city.

    You will also have free Wi-fi, room service, luxury bedding along with a 24-hour reception so you can’t go wrong.

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