‘Steel City’ has a big personality. Anyone who knows (and undoubtedly loves) Sheffield can account for the fact that it’s full of character. From Sheffield’s industrial roots to its two warring football clubs and Arctic Monkeys’ claim to fame, it’s safe to say a lot is going on. Obviously visiting Sheffield is a great idea, especially if you base yourself in the lively city centre. The only real question is where to stay. What are the best hotels in Sheffield city centre? Which one should you pick?
This guide will lead you through the best hotels in Sheffield. “Where to stay in Sheffield city centre?” you wonder – well, wonder no more. From luxury digs to budget-friendly inns, we’ve got all the best hotels in Sheffield city centre lined up for you. Let’s dive in.
Luxury Hotels in Sheffield City Centre
Who doesn’t want a little bit of luxury now and then? Sheffield is known for being a down-to-earth city with plenty of northern attitude. However, there’s also an upscale collection of 4-star hotels in Sheffield city centre. These are our absolute favourites, with glowing reviews and luxury vibes.
1. Three Cranes Boutique Hotel
The Three Cranes Boutique Hotel is gorgeous; there’s no denying that. The hotel’s décor is its winning quality, and the property has exposed dark wooden beams and red brick feature walls. Three Cranes balances modern elegance and Sheffield’s industrial history. This makes it the ideal luxury hotel in Sheffield city centre for those wanting a luxurious insight into Sheffield’s character.
Breakfast is available each morning at the property at the on-site restaurant (a la carte, English, Irish, or continental). There’s additionally a concierge service and 24-hour reception to help direct you around Sheffield. Guests are just 700 yards away from Furnace Park – within easy reach of the city centre green spaces and not just shops.
2. Leopold Hotel
Leopold Hotel is a stately looking stone-building dating back to the 1800s. Traditional and grand, it is a fantastic addition to our best luxury hotels in Sheffield city centre. The hotel has a warm elegance, with deep red colour themes throughout its rooms and rich, yellow lighting. It is just a few minutes from Sheffield Cathedral on foot.
Breakfast is served every morning in a designated dining room. In the evening, those brave enough to dine and drink al fresco can enjoy a terrace overlooking Leopold Square.
3. Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa
Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa stands out amongst our luxury hotels in Sheffield city centre for one main reason – its swimming pool. Mercure is perfect for a deluxe hotel experience and the most luxurious option to combine Sheffield with a spa break.
The hotel features a vast swimming pool and spa facilities at its on-site Spa Naturel, which even boasts an ice fountain. And when you aren’t rejuvenating in the spa, you can work up a sweat in the gym. Mercure really stands out for its facilities. Guests will also love the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar, plus the 24-hour room service.
Cheap Hotels in Sheffield City Centre
A budget-friendly city getaway is a perfect way to squeeze adventures into your weekend. These budget hotels in Sheffield city centre are ideal for making your money go a little further.
It is worth noting that Sheffield lacks any central hostels in its city centre. You will find the odd few hostels in the city’s outskirts. However, these properties have low guest satisfaction rankings and, honestly, staying outside the city centre is a false economy. You’ll just end up paying to travel in each day.
Instead, check out these cheap hotels in Sheffield city centre. You won’t be disappointed, plus you’ll save extra travel time.
4. The Crow Inn
The Crow Inn is humble yet loveable – just check its glowing reviews. The traditional black-and-white inn keeps its colour scheme throughout the property. You can expect modern (if ‘loved’) guestrooms that abide by the same black-and-white scheme. Each room comes with tea and coffee facilities, plus complimentary wifi.
Downstairs, a classic northern pub is in full action. The Crow Inn is ideal for those hoping to squeeze a pint in a warm, sociable atmosphere. The inn is small but very friendly. The sort of place you can quickly get extra itinerary ideas from a new friend.
5. Ibis Budget Sheffield Centre St Marys Gate
The Ibis Budget chain has a rather harsh stereotype of being a soul-less basic hotel choice. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth for the Ibis Budget Sheffield Centre St Marys Gate. We love the eye-catching, funky design throughout. In fact, it is one of the quirkiest cheapest hotels in Sheffield city centre. Guests enjoy a trendy restaurant and bar, where an a la carte and continental breakfast is served each morning.
You choose from double or triple rooms. There’s also a room category with disability access which is an excellent touch. And when considering location, you are surrounded by parks, cafes, and bars – including The Beer Engine.
6. Wilson Carlile Centre
Wilson Carlile Centre is a fantastic addition to our budget hotels in Sheffield city centre. The most impressive quality of this budget-friendly hotel is the range of rooms. You can book single and double rooms or a three-bedroom apartment. Even better, the hotel is adjacent to a conferencing centre – perfect for anyone travelling to Sheffield for work.
Guests are delivered a daily complimentary breakfast to their room, consisting of treats like muffins and fresh fruit. And once you are suitably full, you are right on the doorstep of the University of Sheffield, Crucible Theatre, and the city centre’s shops and cafes.
Hotels in Sheffield City Centre With Parking
Finding parking in any city centre can be a bit of a nightmare. When searching for hotels in Sheffield city centre, it makes sense to check for hotels with parking if you are driving. Sheffield is ideally located for loads of day trips. The city is right next to the Peak District and an easy drive from the Yorkshire Dales and all its hiking trails. With a car, you can explore all of Sheffield’s surrounding attractions.
Save yourself the ticket drama and check out these hotels. Hotels in Sheffield city centre with parking? Your wish is our command.
7. Leonardo Hotel Sheffield
Leonardo Hotel Sheffield (the renovated and reborn Jury’s Inn Sheffield) is a stylish addition to the best hotels in Sheffield city centre with parking. The hotel is brightly decorated with bold colours like purples and greens. It contains an on-site restaurant, bar, and gym – an impressive collection of facilities. The hotel parking costs a reasonable £7 per 24 hours and provides a secure place to keep your car throughout your stay.
Should you wish to venture out on foot, you are less than 1000 yards from six different parks. While if you get hungry, you can easily walk to five local cafés or takeaways in less than 60 seconds.
8. KSpace @ West One
KSpace @ West One is another stylish accommodation option for our list. The only major difference is that KSpace is an apartment hotel, meaning you get the choice of a selection of one and two-bedroom apartments. For a self-catered experience, having your own kitchen and living area is a relaxing way to experience Sheffield. Some apartments even come with balconies and city views. And, as promised, there’s secure parking on-site.
You are less than a mile away from the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Blake Street Nature Reserve. Alternatively, you can enjoy the inner city cafes and nightlife on your doorstep.
9. The Lofthouse
The Lofthouse is a privately run two-bedroom apartment with a stunning interior. For the ultimate self-catered stay, scrap hotels in Sheffield city centre with parking and choose an apartment rental instead. The Lofthouse is bookable through Booking.com with all the security of a hotel and the freedom of having your own apartment. The glowing reviews and light, modern design are the highlight of this property.
Of course, parking is easy at this property, with 24/7 secure parking available right next door.
Hotels in Sheffield City Centre Near The Train Station
On the flip side, Sheffield makes a great city break by train. Sheffield is connected to the rest of the UK – you can reach Sheffield from London in just over two hours by direct train. If you decide to visit by train, it’s wise to stay near the train station, so you aren’t needlessly lugging heavy luggage a long distance.
Check out these hotels in Sheffield city centre near the train station. Two are extra special, including a private apartment and an entire house.
10. Lovely Sheffield City Centre Two Bedroom Apartment
Not only is this two-bedroom apartment just 400 yards from Sheffield Train Station, but it also comes with a hot tub and garden views. Heaven? We think so. The privately run apartment rental is bookable through Booking.com and is a luxury base for enjoying Sheffield. You’ll love the extra touches like underfloor heating and floor-to-ceiling windows. The fact that it is just minutes from the train station is an added bonus.
11. Exclusive City Centre House
Forget hotels near Sheffield train station; this property offers an entire house. Bookable through Booking.com, this private holiday rental has three bedrooms, a spacious living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. There’s even a garden for kicking back in summer. The house is just 450 yards from Sheffield Train Station and is a roomy option for big groups or families visiting Sheffield by train.
12. Novotel Sheffield Centre
Novotel Sheffield Centre is one of the best hotels in Sheffield city centre near the train station – just a six-minute walk away. The hotel features an indoor pool with a light and airy atmosphere, plus a gym for fitness enthusiasts. Of course, the on-site restaurant and bar might be more enticing for those wanting to indulge.
Novotel is the most modern option of our best luxury hotels in Sheffield. Its rooms are up-to-date and bright. Location-wise, you are surrounded by the city centre’s multiple parks (Porter Brook and South Street, to name two) and around 0.5 miles from Sheffield Cathedral.
Looking forward to your stay in Sheffield? When it comes to finding hotels in Sheffield city centre, it’s clear to see that you have choices galore. Book a few months in advance, and you’ll find a hotel to suit you. And if you haven’t visited Sheffield before, consider reading our guide on safety in Sheffield after booking your hotel. It’s full of essential details, including safety in Sheffield at night and the lowdown on the safety of Sheffield city centre.
Have a fantastic trip. Sheffield has a firm place in our hearts, and we know you’ll love it too.