Staffordshire has a good selection of four star hotels located throughout the county in towns such as Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Burton-on-Trent, and also in some of the smaller rural villages dotted around the area. If you're looking for something a little more special but don't want to pay a five star premium, four star Staffordshire hotels such as the centrally located Hilton Burton St. Georges Park, or the Georgian elegance of Swinfen Hall Hotel, are definitely the way to go.
Four star accommodation usually includes all of the facilities typically associated with three star hotels, such as colour TVs, in-house bars and/or restaurants, gyms and conference rooms, plus added extras such as multiple room/suite options, business facilities, swimming pools, child care facilities and concierge services.
A great example of a four star hotel in the Staffordshire area is the Drayton Manor Hotel, which lies within 180 acres of beautiful grounds inside the Drayton Manor Theme Park complex. The Drayton Manor Hotel is a stunning, three-floor, 150 room hotel, and a stay here also includes a day ticket for the theme park. Facilities include a fully equipped business centre, concierge services, two bars, two restaurants, an arcade/games room, free WiFi, a garden, free parking and a range of rooms to suit families of all sizes, as well as lone travellers and couples.
A Great Holiday Destination
The county of Staffordshire is a great holiday destination with no shortage of things to see and do, such as theme parks, museums, activity days and beautiful English countryside. The county's midland location makes it ideal as a base for exploring much of the rest of the United Kingdom, such as the Cotswolds to the south, the Midlands, Cheshire and Lancashire to the north, and even North Wales.
Many visitors to Staffordshire also take the opportunity to travel to nearby Warwickshire, particularly the picturesque home of Shakespeare's original Globe theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Although Staffordshire is a popular destination, hotels have always been plentiful in the area so prices have remained relatively low, especially compared to other popular areas of the UK such as the Cotswolds and the Lake District. Even four star accommodation is available at very affordable rates, and many of the hotels will offer discounts for booking far enough in advance, as well as group discounts.
As with any destination, off-peak prices are much lower than they are at peak times, and there will be less attractions open during the winter months and during term time. However, if you don't have children that holiday with you, you can pick up some real off-peak four star hotel bargains. When you arrive at your hotel during the off season, it is also well worth enquiring about upgrades – that Presidential Suite may not be so out of your budget after all!
Whether you're looking for a relaxing break in the lap of luxury, or feel the need for some creature comforts following a long day of activities with the kids, a four star hotel will be just the ticket.