The Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham is an ideal place to stay for concerts in the Genting Arena. It’s about a 5-minute walk through the back of the hotel around the Lake to the Genting Entrance, even with my walking issues, which were even worse when we stayed there because I was on crutches I managed the walk with frequent sit downs on the many benches available.
When you arrive at Birmingham International Railway Station (as we travelled by train) there is a Freephone by the Subway Food Outlet straight to the Hilton to let them know you have arrived and a courtesy bus takes you from the station to the hotel.
You can download the Hilton app and check in on this before you get to the Hotel even down to picking your own room on the App and choice of beds whether you want 2 single or a double queen or king, you also get the option to upgrade when you check in.
We did Room only and this cost us £72 for the night a bargain I feel
We ate a meal there before the concert which was very enjoyable and on return from the concert to the hotel there were Chips in a basket and Bacon Rolls available to purchase
Check in was after 3 pm and Check out was 12 midday which meant we could have a nice lie in
I would probably suggest picking a room at the back of the hotel as there is rather a large car park at the front and people coming and going although this didn’t really disturb us but we thought it might have been better for us to have a view of the Pendigo Lake