$45 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Aug 31, 2015

Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

3 stars
View map of Birmingham Nec,Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham, B40 1QA

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
9 reviews
Birmingham tour

The hotel beds are very clean and comfortable .Your staff are very helpful and friendly .The... See full review

  • Father Zim
  • Jul 28, 2014
Excellent Experience, Close to Airport

Very friendly and helpful staff. Was even able to check in early due to our room being ready. I... See full review

  • Ann Mc
  • Mar 31, 2014
Stay with us at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC for easy access to the NEC, LG arena and Birmingham International Airport and Train Station. Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC is within a five minute radius of Birmingham International Airport and the NEC grounds. Our lounge bar is open throughout the day with a selection of beverages available, including tea and coffee. Free Wi-Fi is available for all of our guests throughout the hotel. Sit back, relax and surf. Enjoy a tasty dinner in the relaxed surroundings of the Great Room from 6pm-10pm daily. The hotel is situated within the grounds of the NEC, within minutes of the halls. It is also a short commute to the LG Arena - which hosts the biggest and best names in music, comedy and entertainment. Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC has extensive meeting room facilities available within the hotel, for 80 guests. Our Park & Fly packages take the stress out of travelling – park your car and enjoy a comfortable nights sleep. Wake yourself up with some complimentary tea and coffee. Enjoy a scrub in our power showers and make sure you enjoy a delicious inclusive breakfast to set you up for the journey ahead. Families can take advantage of our Family Rooms with sofa beds where under-18s stay free . Your guest room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and a new 32-inch flat screen TV. There is enough space for you to feel at home or in the office.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Golf
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Services
Maid service
ATM/Cash machine
In-Room Safe
FAX
White board
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player

Nearby points of interest

  • NEC Birmingham: 0.5 mi
  • National Motorcycle Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Castle Bromwich: 4.7 mi
  • Erdington: 7.1 mi
  • Birmingham Delta Force Paintball-Beechwood: 7.2 mi
  • The Giant Screen at Millenium Point: 7.5 mi
  • Thinktank Planetarium: 7.5 mi
  • Digbeth: 7.6 mi
  • St. Martin in the Bull Ring: 7.7 mi
  • Moor Street Railway Station: 7.7 mi
  • Birmingham New Street Station: 7.7 mi
  • Cannon Hill Park: 7.8 mi
  • Aston University: 7.8 mi
  • Birmingham Back to Backs: 7.8 mi
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground: 7.8 mi
  • NEC Birmingham: 0.5 mi
  • National Motorcycle Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Castle Bromwich: 4.7 mi
  • Erdington: 7.1 mi
  • Birmingham Delta Force Paintball-Beechwood: 7.2 mi
  • The Giant Screen at Millenium Point: 7.5 mi
  • Thinktank Planetarium: 7.5 mi
  • Digbeth: 7.6 mi
  • St. Martin in the Bull Ring: 7.7 mi
  • Moor Street Railway Station: 7.7 mi
  • Birmingham New Street Station: 7.7 mi
  • Cannon Hill Park: 7.8 mi
  • Aston University: 7.8 mi
  • Birmingham Back to Backs: 7.8 mi
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground: 7.8 mi
  • Birmingham Hippodrome: 7.8 mi
  • O2 Academy Birmingham: 7.9 mi
  • Aston: 7.9 mi
  • Electric Cinema: 7.9 mi
  • Aston Hall: 7.9 mi
  • Midlands Arts Center: 8 mi
  • St. Phillip's Cathedral: 8 mi
  • Birmingham Town Hall: 8 mi
  • Alexandra Theatre: 8 mi
  • Victoria Square: 8.1 mi
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 8.2 mi
  • Hall of Memory: 8.3 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 8.4 mi
  • International Convention Center: 8.4 mi
  • Brindleyplace: 8.4 mi
  • NIA Birmingham: 8.5 mi
  • National Sea Life Center: 8.6 mi
  • The Pen Museum: 8.6 mi
  • Crescent Theater: 8.6 mi
  • Edgbaston: 8.6 mi
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter: 8.7 mi
  • Winterbourne House and Garden: 8.9 mi
  • Barber Institute of Fine Arts: 9 mi
  • Cadbury World: 9 mi
  • Birmingham City University: 9 mi
  • University of Birmingham: 9.1 mi
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses: 9.1 mi
  • Great Barr: 11.7 mi
  • Chamberlain Square: 3,456.8 mi

Dining

Great Room Menu
Enjoy an Express Start breakfast with hot items. Our dinner menu is available from 6pm to10pm daily, with a selection of starters, mains and desserts. Starters include soup of the day and tasty garlic mushrooms. There are a variety of main courses to cho

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Father Zim
Business
London
Jul 28, 2014

Birmingham tour

The hotel beds are very clean and comfortable .Your staff are very helpful and friendly .The outside garden and parking is great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ann Mc
Business
Utica, NY
Mar 31, 2014

Excellent Experience, Close to Airport

Very friendly and helpful staff. Was even able to check in early due to our room being ready. I wasn't familiar with the area and how we were going to get to the airport the next day and they took care of all the arrangements. Food and beverage service as also very good. Room was large and clean. Loved the door that you could close off the toilet area so 2 people could use the bathroom at the same time. Would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Doctor Savage
Business
Draper, Utah
May 1, 2013

Rudest Reception in 25 yrs.

I arrived by Free Shuttle (the kind driver took pity on me a this Hotel was not on his schedule), I had lost my wallet just that morning ... the two gum chewing, texting, could-not-care-less girls behind the counter listened to my no money dilemma, said the room was already paid for, I asked if they would cover a cab to the AP in the morning as I had no wallet, their eyes rolled and one replied, "We don't do that." Not even in emergencies? I pleaded, Reply, "That's not our problem is it!" I went back to the Shuttle. NEVER AGAIN Holiday Inn Express! I found a Hotel at the AP willing to place a simple phone call to a friend and get his VISA number to pay for one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave Can
Business
Isle of Man
Nov 14, 2012

NEC right next door...

Stayed at the hotel to visit the LG Arena for an Andrea Bocelli concert - lovely staff, clean rooms, nice breakfast facilities (ALL HOT! which was great), quick taxi services straight to the door at 5 mins notice...The toilet doors that other people have commented upon I actually liked - you'll see when you stay there....Very quiet in the rooms and the hotel in general - nothing nearby to cause disruption....Would recommend Enterprise Car Hire if you are staying more than a day as the taxi costs to and from town work out more that the car hire! Will definitely stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Get your walking boots on if you plan on walking to the NEC or LG Arena - bit of a hike!

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AW
Business
Glasgow
Nov 16, 2010

Not worth the money

I stayed at the hotel on 9 November 2010, I booked the hotel because of its proximity to the LG Arena. On arrival the staff were very helpful. I had arrived later than expected and the staff arranged a taxi for me to get to the LG Arena. Check out for the hotel is at 12 which is brilliant after/ahead of a long drive. The downsides for me: The towels provided were frayed and looked tatty- not what I expected for the price I paid. The bathroom was very cramped. You can't open the door to the bathroom 90 degrees as one of the features of the door is that it also closes in front of the toilet which is to the right behind the door- though this is difficult to describe! It appears an unnecessary feature. There was a hair dryer fixed to the wall in the room. When I picked the hair dryer up, the plastic housing which held the wires, fell to the floor, leaving the wiring exposed. This had obviously been reported previously as it looked as though someone had attempted to glue the housing back on, rather than putting a screw where there was a clear screw hole. The room was a double which had been divided into a twin, which is fine, but the way the beds had been positioned the bedside lamp was right above your head when you were lying down, which isn't ideal. Breakfast should be served until 0930. By 0910, there was very little food left. This was perhaps a bit late to be going to breakfast, however I would expect a hotel to cater enough food for its guests, and people were still arriving after me. There were no mugs for coffee or glasses for juice. There were dirty dishes lying in the servery area in front of the remaining food. All tongs had been removed from the cabinets and were lying in a pile to side. It wasn't clear which had been used for the hot food and which had been used for the cold food. One further point is that if you are planning to walk to hotel from the Arena, it isn't far, but there are no footpaths, you are walking on a grass verge at the side of a road. Overall, I was disappointed with my experience at this hotel. I recently stayed at another hotel chain which was a third of the price and it provided a better service; whilst another similarly priced hotel offered me a fairly luxurious room. However, if it is just a place to sleep for a gig or conference, maybe you won't be as fussy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Little Owl pub next door provided good food at a reasonable price.

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AW
Business
Glasgow
Nov 16, 2010

Not worth the money

I stayed at the hotel on 9 November 2010, I booked the hotel because of its proximity to the LG Arena. On arrival the staff were very helpful. I had arrived later than expected and the staff arranged a taxi for me to get to the LG Arena. Check out for the hotel is at 12 which is brilliant after/ahead of a long drive. The downsides for me: The towels provided were frayed and looked tatty- not what I expected for the price I paid. The bathroom was very cramped. You can't open the door to the bathroom 90 degrees as one of the features of the door is that it also closes in front of the toilet which is to the right behind the door- though this is difficult to describe! It appears an unnecessary feature. There was a hair dryer fixed to the wall in the room. When I picked the hair dryer up, the plastic housing which held the wires, fell to the floor, leaving the wiring exposed. This had obviously been reported previously as it looked as though someone had attempted to glue the housing back on, rather than putting a screw where there was a clear screw hole. The room was a double which had been divided into a twin, which is fine, but the way the beds had been positioned the bedside lamp was right above your head when you were lying down, which isn't ideal. Breakfast should be served until 0930. By 0910, there was very little food left. This was perhaps a bit late to be going to breakfast, however I would expect a hotel to cater enough food for its guests, and people were still arriving after me. There were no mugs for coffee or glasses for juice. There were dirty dishes lying in the servery area in front of the remaining food. All tongs had been removed from the cabinets and were lying in a pile to side. It wasn't clear which had been used for the hot food and which had been used for the cold food. One further point is that if you are planning to walk to hotel from the Arena, it isn't far, but there are no footpaths, you are walking on a grass verge at the side of a road. Overall, I was disappointed with my experience at this hotel. I recently stayed at another hotel chain which was a third of the price and it provided a better service; whilst another similarly priced hotel offered me a fairly luxurious room. However, if it is just a place to sleep for a gig or conference, maybe you won't be as fussy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Little Owl pub next door provided good food at a reasonable price.

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adrian World Traveler
Business
Wisconsin USA
Sep 28, 2010

Fast Business Trip

Great staff and location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Grand Rapids, MI
Jun 22, 2010

Charming with a hometown feel

Everyone was very friendly. The breakfast room was officially closed but the staff made an exception for us and brought us lots of different options to eat from so we wouldn't starve. So thoughtful! The wireless internet was fast and free. The front desk let me print off documents that I needed as well without a problem. I will stay there again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of options nearby of classic English food, Indian and Asian.

Review of Holiday Inn Express BIRMINGHAM NEC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tucson, AZ
Jun 29, 2009

Great for a meeting at the NEC

Express by Holiday Inn always includes a breakfast in the room price, but this breakfast barely qualifies. Grapefruit segments poured from the gallon can isn't fruit, by my definition. Coffee has to be the worst on the planet. I was at the NEC for the International Rotary Convention so the proximity to the NEC and train station couldn't have been better, for the cost, compared to hotels at the NEC proper which are out of sight. Courtesy van to the NEC/Train station in the morning is very convenient and needed. Small rooms and a hard bed. VERY friendly and helpful staff, though. Full service bar in the lobby with satellite flat screen TV was an unexpected plus. Very expensive for the room you get, by American standards. The picture on Orbitz is outdated. No more fountain and pond, have been paved over for a parking lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Little Owl pub next door is wonderful. Eat there as often as possible.

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