Staying here

If you plan to visit the show for more than one day, or are visiting as part of a long/weekend away in the Midlands then there is an enormous choice of hotels and guest houses in the region.

Staying Onsite

There are four hotels directly onsite at the NEC with varying pricing. We have listed the links to their websites for your information.

You could also consider staying offsite as there is so much choice within just 10-20 mins of the NEC.

Onsite Hotels

The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel


This is a four star hotel. It’s very convenient for the show, being just a short walk over to the halls. it has a swimming pool and spa.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

0871 942 9094

This hotel is a short walk to the NEC and also has a fitness centre.

The Ramada Encore NEC Birmingham

0121 7805900

This is a conveniently placed hotel, again being a short walk to the halls and offers free Wi-Fi.

Premier Inn NEC/Airport

0871 527 8086

The Premier Inn is adjacent to Birmingham NEC complex, just a short walk to the northern Exhibition Halls. It offers free parking to residents.

Staying Just Offsite

There are several hotels just offsite, all budgets catered for. Staying at Birmingham Airport is actually very convenient (people tend to overlook this) as it’s just a 3 minute free monorail ride away from the NEC.

Airport Hotels

Novotel Birmingham Airport

Ibis Hotel Birmingham Airport

Etap Hotel Birmingham Airport

Other Hotels, Just Offsite

Holiday Inn Express
(located at North entrance to site)

The Arden Hotel and Leisure Club

The NEC website also has suggestions on accommodation, see:

Staying in Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham has a lot to offer, from museums and art galleries, theatre, concerts, shopping, cinema, entertainment, nightlife and eateries.

There is a massive range of hotels in Birmingham for all and any budgets. From the higher-end Malmaison, Radisson, Marriott etc, through to the budget Travelodge, Comfort Inn, Etap style hotels, all right in the middle of the city with a short walk to New Street Station for a train to Bham International, or a 20 min car/taxi drive to the NEC.

Here’s a link to Visit Birmingham which has all the info you should need.

Staying Offsite (not in Birmingham City Centre)

Here are a few ideas/links (all are within 10-20mins drive of the NEC).

Accommodation near Star City:

Star City is an (just) out of town entertainment complex with cinema, bowling, shopping, eateries, casino etc – about 15 mins drive from The NEC.

Hampton Inn

Travelodge Fort Dunlop

Accommodation in/near/around Solihull:

Black Firs Luxury Bed & Breakfast

The Greswolde Hotel & Brassiere Knowle

The Ramada Jarvis Solihull

Aylesbury House Hotel

The White Lion Inn, Hampton In Arden

Barncroft Guest House, Solihull

Redlands Guest House, Solihull

Other nearby Accommodation suggestions:

Windmill Village Hotel, Golf & Leisure Club

Strawberry Bank Hotel, Meriden

New Hall Hotel & Spa – Sutton Coldfield

Swallowfields Country House

Travelodge Sheldon

Travelodge Castle Bromwich

Travelodge Fort Dunlop

Premier Inn Balsall Common

Premier Inn Shirley

Premier Inn Hockley Heath

The NEC website also has suggestions on accommodation, see:

Camping/Caravanning sites

Unfortunately you cannot camp or caravan on the NEC site.

Here are a few fairly local sites:

Somers Wood Caravan Park

Marston Caravan Park

Hollyfast Caravan Park

Kingsbury Water Park

If you’re a member of a Caravan/Camping club you will find that they have a list of approved sites too.