Although I live relatively close to Birmingham and am there all the time, if I go for a night out then I can’t get home. Unless I leave before the last train which is at 23:15, I need somewhere to stay. Which is pretty annoying, especially as I used to be just a 10 minute Uber ride away from the city centre! Luckily, Birmingham has a great selection of hotels including AC Hotel. There’s so many hotels in and around the city centre so there’s plenty of choice when I need to pick one to stay in.

Back in December, Rachel came down to Birmingham to see me. We went to the Clothes Show Live and then wanted to spend the evening wandering around the Frankfurt Christmas Market. This meant that the best option was to stay in a hotel. We were lucky enough to get a room at one of Birmingham’s newest hotels based at the Mailbox, AC Hotel which is a part of the Marriott group.

AC Hotel in Birmingham

AC Hotel in Birmingham

AC Hotel in Birmingham

Conveniently located next to the canal and in the heart of the Mailbox, AC Hotel is a fantastic option. If you are looking for a place to stay in the city after a night of cocktails, look here! The hotel is also just a five minute walk from New Street station and ten minutes from the Bullring shopping centre. There’s plenty to do in the Mailbox area if you don’t want to wander far. There’s a great selection of bars and restaurants to choose from.

The room

Our room had an amazing queen sized bed which was amazingly comfortable, I had such a good night’s sleep and really didn’t want to get up the following morning. The rooms all come equipped with a Nespresso machine which was brilliant when I was so exhausted after walking around the Clothes Show all day and needed a caffeine fix before going down to the market. If you’re after something a bit fancier, there’s a Starbucks located on the ground floor of the hotel right next to the main desk which is really handy.

The room also had a huge flat screen tv, which we used to listen to some music whilst we were getting ready to go out for dinner and then later we watched the I’m a Celeb final tucked up in bed with a peppermint tea. The hotel’s free wifi was great and didn’t ever disconnect which I’ve found to be a problem in other hotels.

AC Hotel Birmingham was the perfect location for us to explore the German Market and I would definitely recommend you stay there if you’re after a night in the city.



  1. January 15, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Never been to Birmingham and would have loved to attend the Frankfurt Christmas market. Love Christmas markets, but didn’t get to go to any this year x

  2. January 15, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Sometimes it really is just more convenient to stay the night in a hotel, especially if you are planning a late night out that includes cocktails. The AC Hotel Birmingham looks quite delightful, glad you had a good experience x

  3. hannah wood
    January 15, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Oh wow this place looks so nice glad you had a good time.

  4. January 16, 2017 / 11:00 am

    This looks like a lovely cosy hotel! I haven’t been to Brum in years but definitely want to head back at some point!

  5. Lynne Harper
    January 16, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Loving the Hotel, so jealous though, Birmingham is one of my most favourite places to go to, haven’t been in a while, hope you guys had fun x

  6. January 16, 2017 / 11:33 am

    This looks like a great hotel. I haven’t been to Birmingham in ages x

  7. January 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Sometimes it’s just easier to stay in a hotel. And this one looks great! x

  8. January 16, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    And it has a carousel, could the location be any more perfect? I have always wanted to go to Birmingham!

  9. January 16, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I havent been to Birmingham in years but what a fantastic location this hotel is in x

  10. January 16, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    My friend has just re located to Birmingham due to work he was the highlight of nights out. When we plan to go visit I’m going to look this place up thank you x

  11. January 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I’ve stayed in lots of hotels in the Marriott group and have always been really please with them. Jo x

  12. January 16, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    It looks so fresh and modern, looks like you had a fab time 🙂

  13. January 16, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    oh im meeting my sister here for a girly weekend mid this year so will mention this hotel to her to see if its any good, it certainly looks great!

  14. January 16, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    I love Birminigham but haven’t been for a while. I’ve only ever stayed in the travelodge so it’s good to find other places to stay

  15. January 16, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I love staying in hotels, and this room looks very comfortable! 🙂

  16. Jemma
    January 17, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Looks like a lovely hotel. I will have to check it out next time I’m in the area.

  17. January 17, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Hoping to be in Birmingham later this year, will definitely look up AC hotel 🙂

  18. January 17, 2017 / 10:10 am

    You definitely made the best decision to stay as you could spend hours wandering around the Christmas market. Looks like a lovely hotel, better than the basic Travelodge’s I usually go for x

  19. January 17, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Most years I spend a weekend or two in Birmingham and am always looking for nice hotels. I will add this one to the list of possibles and hope it has a room free when I need it.

  20. January 17, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    This looks like a lovely hotel! Have been to Birmingham a few times but didn’t know of this hotel.

  21. January 17, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I can honestly say that I must have walked past this hotel and not even noticed it!

  22. Dannii
    January 17, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    That looks like a comfy bed. The first thing I do when I get in to a hotel room is jump on the bed haha

  23. January 17, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    What a lovely looking hotel, I am headed to Birmingham next week and would have loved to stay here but booked somewhere else already.

  24. January 17, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I’ve never stayed in a Marriott hotel before, nor have I ever been to Birmingham! Looks like a nice hotel though xo

  25. January 18, 2017 / 10:31 am

    I have family in Birmingham so next time I go to stay I am going to see what the distance is from this hotel as it looks and sounds amazing

  26. January 18, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I love Birmingham and go a few times a year. I am always looking for new places to stay at so thank you for this review, I will have to give it a go! x

  27. January 18, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Sometimes it’s great to stay over in a city. We’ve heard the shopping is fab in Birmingham!

  28. Francesca
    January 18, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Any hotel that provides free coffee and a coffee maker is a winner in my eyes haha!! Sounds like it was a nice stay overall!

  29. January 18, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    The hotel looks lovely and modern and very clean just the sort of room I would love. O love Christmas markets, bet it was fun x

  30. Laura H
    January 19, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I live in London and have exactly the same problem when it comes to nights out! I’d never thought about staying in a hotel before but I’ll look into it 🙂

  31. Dani
    January 20, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    This hotel sounds great!
    I visited the Birmingham German Markets last year but unfortunately it rained the whole time 🙁

    Dani x

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