The 10 best Hotels in Bradford for 2024
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Looking for a luxury escape in Bradford? Explore the historically rich city centre or escape to the majestic Yorkshire countryside with these top 5 hotel picks.
Conveniently located between Leeds and Bradford, this spa-oriented hotel is the perfect base to explore West Yorkshire. When you’re finished sightseeing, you can return to the hotel’s refreshing fitness suite, home to a sauna, pool and pampering solarium. The hotel’s bedrooms are equally relaxing, with modern, bright furnishings and a host of exciting amenities.
Located in hilly Bingley just moments from Bradford, the Mercure is perfectly placed for excursions to Bronte country and Saltaire. Located in a quaint 19th-century manor house, the hotel exudes a sophisticated style with hardwood interiors and period furniture. Rooms are spacious and modern with first-rate facilities and luxury en-suite bathrooms.
Situated in the heart of Leeds with quick links to neighbouring Bradford, the Clayton is a modern city hotel with a chic but classic aesthetic. Guests can indulge in the exquisite locally sourced on-site restaurant and enjoy a cooling cocktail in the charming lounge. Bedrooms are equally indulgent, with luxury bathrooms and an attractive red design.
Located close to Leeds, this restorative spa hotel is an excellent getaway for couples and families. Guests have access to indulgent spa treatments, with quick links out to Bradford and the Yorkshire Dales. Rooms are spacious, modern and homely, with charming lounge areas for post-sightseeing relaxation.
Escape into the wild with this tranquil country eco-lodge. Situated within quiet woodland with private outdoor seating and impressively modern design, it’s perfect for solitude-seekers and romantic escapes. The lodge offers premium views over the rolling Yorkshire Dales, with plenty of impressive natural attractions to visit in the vicinity.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Flatscreen TVs
- Luxury bathrooms
- Swimming pools
- Fitness equipment
- Cosy bars
- Award-winning restaurants
Bradford is a fine destination year-round, with plenty of attractions open to visit whatever the season. Nevertheless, the peak season is summer when the weather is at its best and the city hosts outdoor events. To avoid the crowds, you can consider travelling in spring and autumn shoulder seasons, when prices drop and the weather remains fine. As for winter, it can get cold and dark early, but Christmas lights, markets and fairs ensure that there's always something going on.
Bradford has much to offer different travellers, ages and group sizes. Families will have much to explore, especially with the National Science & Media Museum and neighbouring Leeds attractions. But Bradford is also a fine culinary curry hotspot for couples and families, thanks to the vibrant Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities. Nightlife remains excellent, although many will choose to travel over to Leeds for bigger events. As for active adventures, you’re close to Bronte Country and the Yorkshire Dales, two premier spots for hiking and cycling. The wild and windy moors of Haworth are both romantic and brooding – perfect for a pre-dinner walk.
- Historic hotels
- Country house hotels
- Spa hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Victorian hotels
- Eco lodges
- Comfortable shoes
- An umbrella
- Evening attire
- Charging cables
- Waterproof clothes
- OS walking maps
Bradford is serviced by major train routes through two city stations. It also shares an airport with its neighbour Leeds. It’s also easy to approach via car, although it’s best to avoid driving in the centre during peak hours. Once you’ve arrived in the city, you’ll find the historic centre compact and easy to navigate, with excellent public transport connections out to Leeds, Saltaire and Wakefield. If you’re wanting to explore more of the region’s prized countryside, consider taking a car to travel at your own pace.
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Rougher around the edges than its neighbouring Leeds, Bradford contains a charming city centre that was once an industrial powerhouse. With Haworth and Saltaire nestled close to the city, it's an excellent base to explore West Yorkshire. What’s more, it’s a welcoming and exciting city with an intriguing restaurant scene that’s heavy on South Asian inspiration. Come for the impressive media museum and stay for the history, culture and art.
Bradford is close to the UNESCO world heritage site of Saltaire, a captivating model village-come-art gallery (Salts Mill) which is a must-visit during your stay. But the city itself also achieved UNESCO status as a City of Film, with regular festivals and showcases. Enjoy this rich culture and the landscapes of brooding moors, fells and valleys which surround the city in areas like Ilkley, Keighley and the Dales.