Here are some suggestions for hotels, and the rates we found at time of writing – all are for the Friday and Saturday nights – not per night. They are shown on the map, together with locations we’ll be using for the weekend.   Prices through booking.com except for the Premier Inns.

WITHIN 5 – 8 MINS WALK OF VENUES

Mercure Nottingham City Centre 4*  

This is the closest hotel to the venues, with a few rooms left as we write.  £163 for a double – a lot less than usual  – 7 rooms left at time of writing.  Also has twin and rooms for 3 adults.

Parking:  None.  Nearest Lace Market Car Park NG1 1QE or Stoney Street NG1 1LS £10 for 24 hours with discount from hotel.
Train station:  11 min walk, or one stop on the tram.
Breakfast: Additional £10pppn

Ibis 2*

Much more basic but corresponding cheaper, £128 for a double or twin at this time.  Mentions discounted parking in the Lace Market Car Park, which is just across the street.

Parking:  None.  Nearest Lace Market Car Park NG1 1QE, £10 for 24 hours with discount from hotel
Train station:  9 min walk, or one stop on the tram.
Breakfast: Additional £8.95pppn

Lace Market Hotel 4*

The poshest option – where the stars stay.  So if you fancy a treat it’s £279 for a double, £315 for a twin, or £162 for a single for the two nights. No mention of parking but maybe the concierge sorts it out…

Parking:  None.  Nearest Lace Market Car Park NG1 1QE, £10 for 24 hours with discount from hotel
Train station:  8 min walk, or one stop on the tram.
Breakfast: Additional £13.50pppn

Hilton 4*

Much cheaper than normal at £118 for a double, but £168 for a twin and £109 for a single.  Is an old building with some bits refurbished, so reviews vary.  If driving there use postcode NG1 4AF to avoid a bus lane fine!

Parking:  Limited spaces at £14 for 24 hours
Train station:  15 min walk.
>Breakfast: Additional £10pppn

NEAR THE RAILWAY STATION

Good options for those coming in by train, or not!  It’s a 14 minute walk to the main venue but along main roads and up a hill, so you may prefer to hop on the tram for one stop and walk for 5 minutes.

Premier Inn – Nottingham Arena 

£120 for a double or twin room for the two nights on the website if you opt for the “saver” with no amends/refunds.

Parking:  £4 per night
Train station:  4 min walk.
Breakfast: Additional £9.50pppn

Jury’s Inn 3*

Highly rated, and at the moment it’s possible to get a double or twin room for £122.

Parking:  £15 per for the whole weekend in the station car park, with 10 min walk or shuttle bus to hotel. Details
Train station:  4 min walk.
Breakfast: Included for additional £35 total (2 people x 2 nights)

OTHER OPTIONS!

There is a cluster of hotels to the North-West of Nottingham’s City Centre.  Our venue is to the North-East, but Nottingham is pretty compact. It’s a 15 minute walk from most of these to Metronome, or you can hop on a tram and get off at the Lace Market stop and then it’s less than 5 minutes.  Fares within the city centre area are just £1, but do pay before you board.

Premier Inn – Goldsmith Street  

A favourite in previous years, though currently relatively pricey at £128 for the saver rate.

Parking: £8 or £10 for 24 hours depending on whether you get in the hotel car park or not! Be careful when arriving to follow advice on website.  Those driving in the tram only zone near the hotel will get fined…
Train station:  Take a tram to the Nottingham Trent University stop.  The hotel is right there.
Breakfast: £9.50pppn

Ramada 3*

A Best Western Plus hotel that doesn’t look the loveliest from outside but reviews are good.  £151 for double, twin and triple rooms.

Parking: Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £12 per day, otherwise there is a hotel discount at a car park 3 mins away for £9.50 per day.
Train station:  Take a tram to the Royal Centre stop.  The hotel is a few yeards up the road.
Breakfast: £7.95pppn

Strathdon 3*

An older style hotel, but convenient with friendly staff and has proper twin rooms.  £126 for two nights in a double, £130.50 in a twin, £103.50 single.

Parking: Discounted car parking available at £11.20 for 24 hrs, 6 mins walk away, see details
Train station:  Take a tram to the Royal Centre stop.  The hotel is then 5 minute walk away.
Breakfast: £7.50pppn

Premier Inn – Chapel Bar

No parking or drop-offs and nearby is expensive so if traveling by car you may be better elsewhere.  Currently £137 for the saver rate.

Parking: Mount Street Car Park NG1 6HG is 3 mins away and £11 for 24hrs, Maid Marian Way Car Park is 9 mins away and £4.70 per £24 hours.
Train station:  19 minute walk or take the tram to Old Market Square and have a 4 minute walk.
Breakfast: £9.50pppn

Crowne Plaza Nottingham 4*

One of the largest hotels, with more facilities than most including a pool.  Currently at bit of a relative bargain at £153 

Parking: There is an on-site car park, discounted from £17 to £15 for 24 hours.
Train station: Take a tram to the Royal Centre stop.  The hotel is then a 2 minute walk away.
Breakfast: £15.95pppn

OTHER CHOICES

We’d stay away from the Britannia Hotel.  The Travelodge is very reasonably priced at £79 but on a main road and doesn’t seem to have such good noise insulation.   There are plenty of slightly more expensive but nicer hotels – Park Plaza, St James, Roomzzz.

If you are driving / taxiing to the venue then there are other options a little outside the centre.  The Nottingham South Premier Inn is 3.3 miles away and £77 for the two nights.

AirBnB is worth if you are a few people travelling together, some places are very close to the venue.