The First Direct Arena in Leeds is one of the country’s newest arenas, and has a whole host of incredible events all year round. This naturally means that many people will be visiting the city for a memorable afternoon or evening of performances and shows.
So where can you stay during a visit to First Direct Arena Leeds? Well if you were wondering what your options are, we’ve picked out some the best hotels nearby.
Just three minutes from Leeds Arena on foot, the Ibis Styles Leeds Arena is a super modern hotel with a three-star rating, and a whole host of conveniences to recommend it. There’s an on-site bar and restaurant where you can have a meal and a drink before you head out to the Arena for the evening. The restaurant serves locally-sourced food for lunch and dinner, and you can also get a continental breakfast in the morning.
The 24-hour front desk is extra convenient if you’re planning a late night and you’re not sure exactly when you’ll be back to your room. Prices are extra reasonable, especially for the location, which is one of the big reasons customers love the hotel so much. It’s particularly good for couples, too.
You can plan whole trip to the city centre when you stay at this hotel, which is within walking distance of lots of shopping, dining and entertainment.
Another great pick for couples, the Village Hotel Leeds North has its own leisure centre with a sauna, steam room and spa, as well as a gym and swimming pool. There’s also a restaurant so you can have your evening meal in the hotel before you head to the Arena. If you’re still sleepy the next morning, there’s Starbucks onsite so you can perk up with a bit of caffeine before heading off.
In the leafy outskirts of Headingley, the hotel is just a 10-minute taxi trip from the centre of Leeds, so you can stay somewhere quiet while still being within very easy reach of the Arena.
If you like being in the thick of the action, while still being able to shut yourself away in total four-star comfort, the Radisson Blu Leeds City Centre is the right option for you. A relatively newly-built hotel, it’s a part of The Light development of shopping and entertainment on the Headrow, right in the heart of Leeds.
You’ll have access to the hotel’s restaurant, which is the FireLake Grill House, as well as the hotel bar. And if you don’t like interrupting your exercise routine while you’re away, you can also visit the hotel’s fitness centre and swimming pool. Best of all, hotel guests have access to secure parking within The Light.
Also situated on the Headrow in Leeds city centre is Mansio Suites. It’s well placed for the Arena, but you can also have an excellent night out within walking distance of the hotel thanks to its proximity to the O2 Academy Leeds and the bars around Millennium Square.
With self-catering facilities including a kitchenette, dishwater, toaster and oven, you can prepare your evening meal and your breakfast in your own apartment if you don’t want to dine out. There’s also a seating area and private bathroom, and all the decor is modern and calming for a peaceful stay after the noise and excitement of the Arena.
Looking for a five-star hotel experience in the centre of Leeds? Look no further than Dakota Leeds. It’s within walking distance of the Trinity shopping centre with its shops and bars, and it’s also got its own bar and grill restaurant.
It’s a modern and beautifully designed hotel, with muted grey and pops of colour all over the place. It’s also close to some of the more high end bars in the city centre, and the attractions of Greek Street.
Rooms are decorated and furnished to a very high standard, and some are a little larger with their own seating areas too. But best of all, if you stay at this hotel it’s just 750 yards to the First Direct Arena Leeds from your door.
This beautiful boutique hotel is on the waterfront, but still close enough to walk to all the attractions of the city centre.
Rooms are decorated in a warm and homely style, but with a modern twist that makes them incredibly photogenic. The communal areas are just as stunning. You’ll love the a la carte breakfast served in your room, and you might even find that you never want to leave.
When it is time to head to the Arena for your night out, you can take an 18-minute stroll through the city centre, or grab a taxi and be there in just six minutes.