Ibis Birmingham – What It’s Like, What’s Nearby & What To Do

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Are you looking for a hotel within easy access of Birmingham New Street station?

Are you looking for a city centre hotel with parking nearby?

Want to be close to the Birmingham Hippodrome, the Chinese Quarter, the Bullring market?

Well the Ibis Birmingham is in a great location for you.

Check out my review of a one night stay in March 2019.

Getting to the Ibis Birmingham New Street Station

It’s around a 10 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Station to the Ibis Birmingham New Street hotel.

The map shows the route I took which seemed fairly simple.

The address of the Ibis Birmingham New Street is;

Arcadian Centre, 21 Ladywell Walk, Birmingham B5 4ST

The telephone number of the hotel is  0121 619 9000

Arriving at the Ibis Birmingham New Street Hotel

  • The reception team were warm and welcoming.
  • The hotel has a large open reception area with seating, a pool table and modern decor and fittings.
  • Behind reception is the seating area for breakfast.
  • Checking in was straightforward.
  • To the right of reception are two lifts to the bedrooms. You need a key card to access the lift.

My Room at the Ibis Birmingham New Street

  • The hotel room was quite compact, which wasn’t surprising given the city centre location of the hotel.
  • The bed was large and comfortable.
  • The linen was nice and fresh with nice pillows.
  • There was a TV mounted on the wall.
  • There were tea and coffee making facilities.
  • There was a small en suite shower room.
  • There was a hairdyer.
  • There was plenty of storage space for luggage and clothing.
Ibis Birmingham New Street Review – What I Liked
  • The price was good value given this hotel was in the city centre – it was about £55 for the night
  • The location was good – it was about a 10 minute walk from New Street Station
  • There were extra pillows available in the room
  • The shower was nice and powerful and there were nice clean towels
  • It was located right opposite the Chinese Quarter – the restaurant I planned to eat in was just across the road
  • The hairdryer was a nice powerful one
Hotel Review – What I Liked Less
  • The room was very stuffy. I was on the third floor and there was a unit for hot or cold air but it wouldn’t dispense cold air at all. This meant I had to lave the window open to get any fresh air into the room which meant there was also quite a bit of noise.
  • This hotel is surrounded by clubs, restaurants etc so I think there would be noise whichever part of the hotel you stayed in.
  • There was no plug beside the bed – but thankfully my long cable meant I could use the wall socket
  • The television signal kept coming and going – it seemed to be a digital service that was picking up interference

Want to Stay at the Ibis Birmingham?

This hotel has previous guests ratings of 8.3. Click below to read their reviews.

Nearest Car Parking to Ibis Birmingham New Street

There is a car park just across from the Ibis Birmingham New Street.

It’s address is;

Wrottesley Street
B5 4RT Birmingham
03453011151

It’s open 24 hours a day with parking charges as follows;

Monday – Sunday

  • Up to 30 min: £1.00
  • Up to 1 hour: £2.80
  • Up to 2 hours: £5.30
  • Up to 3 hours: £8.30
  • Up to 4 hours: £10.50
  • Up to 6 hours: £13.00
  • Up to 8 hours: £15.50
  • Up to 12 hours: £18.00
  • Up to 24 hours: £22.00

There is a discounted evening rate and you can prebook your space and pay online. There are 157 spaces.

There is also a large car park at the Arcadian Shopping Centre.

It’s address is;

The Arcadian Centre,
Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham
B5 4TD

The parking charges are;

  • Up to 1 Hour £3.50
    Up to 3 Hours £6.50
    Up to 5 Hours £7.50
    Up to 8 Hours £12.00
    Up to 10 Hours £15.00
    Up to 12 Hours £17.50
    12 Hours to 24 Hours £20.00
  • Theatre Rate (17.00 – 02.00) £7.50

What’s Nearby To the Ibis Birmingham New Street?

Check out my review of my Birmingham break. I visited the oldest cinema in the UK and had a great Chinese meal, plus there is an interesting coffin museum!

Birmingham may seem like an unusual place for a break but there is quite a lot to do in the city. It is often quoted as having more canals than Venice, and these can often provide an alternative view of the city from the main streets.

There are a large number of museums in Birmingham, all helpfully linked together at a central Birmingham Museum’s website.

There is everything from castles to science museums to enjoy.

If you are travelling with kids, or a big kid yourself, you might like ThinkTank, a science museum which includes a planetarium. It has a Science garden and also does dinners and treasure hunts!

Aston Hall is a Jacobean House, with gorgeous interiors and exterior to enjoy as well as a cafe and of course a museum shop.

Sarehole Mill is an old watermill in a beautiful setting. It has links to the author J R R Tolkien. The Mill also produces mill and has a pizza cafe serving pizzas in the courtyard so a great place to get something to eat as well.

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is an old jewellery workshop. You can learn how jewellery has been made in Birmingham for many years with demonstrations.

For something a little more unusual, and perhaps a bit spooky, why not check out the abandoned Curzon Street Station. This lonely building dates from 1838 but has been unused as a railway station since 1966. It’s had various uses since then but now makes a somewhat lonely sight in Birmingham.

For more ideas check out my Birmingham Break article.

Chinatown is very close to the Ibis Birmingham New Street. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, with lots of great Chinese options as you would expect!

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre is very close to the Ibis Birmingham New Street – why not check if there is something on when you are planning on visiting?

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