Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Review (Whitehall Rd): The Best Cheap Hotel in Leeds?

ARE YOU THINKING OF STAYING AT THE PREMIER INN LEEDS CITY CENTRE?

Then you’ve come to the right place. I have stayed there and have written this first-hand Premier Inn Leeds City Centre review.

I’ve stayed in many Premier Inn hotels, from pre-red eye stays at Premier Inn Heathrow T4 to a comfortable base in Fort William. The brand usually offers cheap hotels in central locations.

But does this centrally located Premier Inn in Leeds offer good value? I spill the beans in this hotel review.

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Premier Inn Leeds City Centre in a Nutshell

In a hurry? Let’s cut to the chase. This is why I think you should book a room at Premier Inn Leeds City Centre.

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  • a central location
  • affordable
  • comfortable, spacious rooms

Where Is the Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Located?

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre is located on Whitehall Road, a ten-minute walk from Leeds train station.

Types of Rooms at Premier Inn in Leeds

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre offers two types of rooms:

  • Standard Double – this is the room type that I stayed in and have reviewed
  • Premier Plus Double – this room design has enhancements that include Ultimate Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, a rainfall shower and a mini-fridge.

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre Review

Check-in

Like other Premier Inns, there was a bank of self-check-in terminals from which to choose. However, helpful humans were there to lend a hand if needed.

What is the check-in time at Premier Inn Leeds City Centre (Whitehall Rd)?

The earliest check-in time is 2 pm. Check-out is by 12 noon on your departure date.

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Exterior of Premier Inn Leeds City Centre

The room

My room was comfortable and functional, if a little tired.

Decorated in tasteful grey and burgundy tones, it had excellent lighting throughout with a combination of downlighters and lamps. 

Storage space was limited but perfectly adequate for a one-night stay. There was an open space for hanging clothes if needed.

The Hypnos king-sized bed was very comfortable with decent linen and plump pillows.

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Super-comfy Hypnos Bed, Premier Inn Leeds City Centre

There was a comfortable armchair next to the bed and a wall-mounted television opposite.

A kettle with limited supplies for making hot drinks – two sachets of instant coffee, two Twining’s tea bags, UHT milk and sugar/sweetener – was provided.

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Although there were no USB charging points, power points were plentiful throughout the room. Unusually, there was no in-room safe, fridge, or iron and ironing board in the room.

Facing the entrance to the bathroom was a small vanity unit that housed a powerful hairdryer. The bathroom was clean and functional with a powerful shower, a large mirror and good lighting.

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Bathroom, Premier Inn Leeds City Centre

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Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for all guests staying at Premier Inn Leeds City Centre. Whilst this is not lightning fast, it is adequate for checking email and for Internet browsing.

For a faster connection, purchase Ultimate Wi-Fi costing £5 for 24-hour access.  

Eating and drinking at Premier Inn Leeds City Centre

The standard Premier Inn Thyme Bar & Grill, serving dinner and breakfast, is on the ground floor. There is also a bar and a 24-hour Costa Coffee outlet.

For £9.99 (2023 price) you can eat as much as you like from their extensive all-day breakfast menu, from healthy fruit and yoghurt to a full English Breakfast, pastries and pancakes.

A Continental Breakfast option is also available for £7.99. Both are served with unlimited drinks.

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Premier Inn Breakfast Menu

Is Car Parking Available at Premier Inn Leeds City Centre

There is no free, on-site parking available at the hotel. Off-site parking is available at NCP (Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4AJ), a 10-minute walk from the hotel. This costs at a rate of £14.95 for 24 hours.

How Much Does It Cost to Stay at the Premier Inn Leeds City Centre (Whitehall Road)?

Room rates in 2023 are from £43 for a non-refundable Standard Room. This is a competitive price for a centrally located Leeds hotel.

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The Bottom Line: Is the Premier Inn a Good Cheap Hotel in Leeds?

I’ve made no secret that I have a weakness for a good Premier Inn hotel. In my experience, the chain has achieved the right balance between comfort and affordability.

Premier Inn Leeds City Centre is keenly priced and in a convenient location, particularly if you are arriving in the city by train. The room had no frills but was very quiet and comfortable; perfect for an overnight stay.

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About Bridget

Bridget Coleman has been a passionate traveller for more than 30 years. She has visited 70+ countries, most as a solo traveller.

Articles on this site reflect her first-hand experiences.

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