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Where to Stay in and around Sheffield - From City Hideaways to Country Halls

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Modern chain hotels cluster in central Sheffield. You'll also find no-frills budget properties in the city center and in Sheffield's suburbs. On the outskirts, visitors will find country house hotels with spacious gardens and facilities like indoor pools and secure parking. If you're visiting Sheffield on a tight budget, you can look for beds in hostels and in college dorm rooms.

Central Sheffield

 

Sheffield is a big city, but most of its key museums, galleries, and entertainment venues can be found within its compact city center. Staying in a hotel in this part of town, you'll be within walking distance of attractions such as City Hall, Millennium Gallery, and theaters like the Crucible and Lyceum.

 

Leisure visitors will find accommodation in medium-sized hotels and smaller budget properties in central Sheffield. You can also seek out a sprinkling of romantic boutique hotels in this part of town. Business travelers can stay in chain hotels that offer facilities like wireless broadband access and meetings spaces.

 

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Victoria Quays

 

In Sheffield's canalside quarter, Victoria Quays, you're around 4 blocks from the city center and its attractions. This former industrial area is undergoing a renaissance, with historic 19th-century warehouse buildings being transformed into offices and studios that house new creative industries and smart apartments. Narrowboats still moor on the canal basin, but these days they are leisure vessels, not cargo carriers. Leisure visitors to Victoria Quays can take sightseeing cruises along Sheffield's waterways.

 

You'll find businesslike hotels near the canal that also offer facilities such as swimming pools that attract families and vacationers. For a leisure break with a difference, you can also stay on the water in converted narrowboats that offer bed and breakfast accommodation.

 

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Sheffield suburbs

 

Sheffield's fast, efficient tram and bus network makes it easy to visit city center attractions from the city's quiet outer suburbs. There's also easy access to major motorways using the city's ring road. Sports fans visiting Sheffield to watch events at Hillsborough Stadium will find places to stay in Hillsborough within walking distance of the venue. Districts like Sharrow, Nether Edge, and Crosspool, southwest of the center, are close to Sheffield Botanic Garden and to the University of Sheffield.

 

Sheffield's outer suburbs offer visitors accommodation in no-frills hotels that offer facilities like off-street parking and easy access to motorways. You'll also find affordable guest house and bed and breakfast accommodation in these districts, as well as some upscale hotels with facilities like swimming pools.

 

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Rotherham

 

Rotherham, less than 10 miles northeast of Sheffield, offers visitors an alternative to staying in its larger neighbor. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield's biggest venue for rock concerts and sporting events, is nearby. Accommodation in this part of the world also suits families who want to visit attractions such as the Magna Science Adventure Centre, in Rotherham, or the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston. For those traveling by car, Rotherham is also close to the M1 motorway.

 

Visitors to Rotherham can choose from a number of chain hotels in the city center. These cater mainly for business travelers but offer deals that attract vacationers too. You'll also find small independent hotels and guest houses in districts a mile or so from the center.

 

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Country house hotels

 

There's attractive countryside not far beyond Sheffield's city limits. Travelers who want to combine a stay in peaceful, rural surroundings with urban attractions can find stylish country house hotels near villages like Mosborough, Grenoside, and Wortley, a few miles from central Sheffield. Adequate bus and train services connect towns and villages around Sheffield with the city center.

 

Visitors will find accommodation in genteel Georgian and Victorian mansions in the countryside around Sheffield. Most stand in their own grounds, and some have facilities like pools, tennis courts, and spas. Offering secure parking, hotels like these suit those traveling by car.

 

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