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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean, functional with no frills. Friendly staff and a small bar area with some food and a decent buffet breakfast. Handy for the NEC and airport. Rooms are comfortable and quiet and well maintained. Not much around the area.

We stayed there before cricket Match at Warwickshire cricket ground . Not very friendly hotel with nice staff and good location. Rooms are Nice clean and tidy. Average Breakfast but nice. Good price for location within easy reach of City Centre. Recommend.

Within walking distance of the NEC. Great for attending shows. Car park charges cheaper than NEC itself. Hotel beautifully clean. Seems to have had upgrade since we were last there. Attentive staff. Great breakfast included in price.

we booked in at 21:45 on 16/6/17 and departed at noon 18/6/17 and found the service from staff very helpful , the double room comfy , clean and spacious , the breakfast was everything you could have wanted and more . overall we rate this stay 10/10

If you have to go to the NEC then you are at the mercy of what is available. It is an ok hotel, pretty standard but good location for the NEC. The hotel staff were not very receptive and the service wasn't great. 1 person to check people in, run the bar, clean and do errands. It does have a complimentary breakfast with to go bag options which is a nice touch. The food at the hotel isn't great but you are limited to options around aside from the pub next door but there food isn't great either. It is a bed and it is comfortable. It is not fancy but satisfactory.

Love staying at this Hotel, 3rd year in a row and every time totally enjoy the experience. Please thank all the staff, but Jamie who has been on the reception last 2 years at check in is an excellent ambassador for the business

Stayed here during a trade show at the NEC. The hotel was reasonably clean. The rooms were inexpensive and very close to the exhibition which made it nice. Staff was not great, several detailed explanations about things and they still were not taken care or. Guessing the walls are very thin as just having a conversation with a colleague and had front desk come to our room two different nights to tell us we had a complaint. Food was not good at all.

I stayed here for 2 nights for a business event nearby. Check in was fast and efficient and I found all the staff to be helpful and friendly. My room was clean and had everything you could possibly need for a short stay. Iron, full length mirror and hairdryer all available. Hard and soft pillow options to choose from. The bathroom was also clean and comes with an ingenious door for the toilet and the whole bathroom. Brilliant space saving idea. Breakfast was great and had something for everyone. No reason to go hungry here. The location of the hotel is great. Walking distance to the NEC, close to the airport and right next door to a lovely pub. I would stay here again if in the area.

I have stayed here twice now overnight for concerts at The Genting Arena!I have found the hotel to be excellent & the staff really charming & professional.The breakfasts are to die for more than enough choice from a cooked breakfast to croissants &a fresh fruit & yoghurt.Coffee Tea & Fruitjuice is plentiful.I would certainly recommend for overnight or longer!

Superb service from all the young lads who manned the bar and reception. Very friendly. Taxi service to and from Genting arena was great. £6 each way. Very quiet at night. Breakfast lovely. Lots of choice. Would book again for Arena Great hotel. Very clean and modern

Bickenhill Parkway Birmingham England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to National Exhibition Centre
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of National Exhibition Centre, Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC is within 2 miles (3 km) of Genting Arena. This 179-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free in-room WiFi. National Motorcycle Museum is also 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from this Birmingham hotel.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Great Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC's 179 rooms are air-conditioned and provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include hair dryers and desks.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC features free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. If you drive, self parking is GBP 8.00 per day, and there's also a train station shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and an ATM.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, Accessible

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1010 reviews