Beast of the East: Can't get home tonight? Here's what the hotels cost

Beast of the East: Great hotel deals to save you from travelling through the snow

You could stay in a hotel rather than brave the commute

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Beast of the East is continuing to wreak havoc on the UK and, for some people, getting home tonight might be a bridge too far.

The freak Siberian snowstorm has brought trains to a standstill and left motorists battling black ice and bottlenecks. For many commuters, particularly those facing long journeys back tonight.

So, perhaps you're now thinking the unthinkable: ripping up the rail ticket or leaving the motor in the parking lot, and taking a hotel instead.

But which hotel to take? Well, to help you, we've compared the online prices for Travelodge, Premier Inn and Holiday Inn across the biggest UK cities, and looked at some bespoke bargains. If you're in a spot of bother, we hope this is useful (although we can't guarantee the deals will be there by the time you go to search).


In central London Travelodge is charging from £89 at the London Kings Cross Royal Scot, other hotels seem to be priced between £139 to £179. Holiday Inn is also charging similar rates in Southwark, Oxford Circus, Regent's Park and Victoria. Premier Inn is charging around £181 to £206 for central London rooms tonight.

But there are some good deals to be had. You can get a room at the Britannia Hampstead from £49, the Best Western in in Highbury (near King's Cross) for £54, and the Park Grand London Kensington from £102.


The cheapest Travelodge room in central Birmingham for tonight is priced from £68 at either Birmingham Central, Birmingham Central Moor Street or Birmingham Central Broadway Plaza. 

You should also check out the Britannia Birmingham, which is offering last-minute deals from £54. And the Hampton by Hilton on Broad Street has rooms from £92.


Travelodge's cheapest rooms in central Manchester start from £49, including the key city-centre hotpots of Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Ancoats and Manchester Central Arena.

Holiday Inn rooms in the middle of Manchester are priced from around £75 and such as the Manchester City centre - Arena hotel, whilst Premier Inn is charging from £86.50 at Manchester City Centre (Deansgate Locks) and slightly more at other central Manchester hotels.

If you're looking for a real bargain, check out the Britannia Hotel in the city centre. Apparently it's available from £37.


Travelodge central hotels in Liverpool are charging from £33 for a room tonight whilst the Holiday Inn is charging from £67.20 at its Albert Dock Holiday Inn Express, with other branches priced slightly higher. Premier Inn is charging from £74 at Liverpool City Centre (Moorfields) and Liverpool City Centre (Liverpool One).


Two hotels run by Travelodge, Cardiff Central and Cardiff Central Queen Street have rooms from £39 in the centre of the city. City centre Holiday Inn rooms are priced from £76.63 and the Cardiff City Centre hotel run by Premier Inn is charging from £80.


Central Travelodge hotels, Holiday Inn hotels and Premier Inn hotels in Glasgow are fully booked for tonight, but you can stay slightly further out if you wish. Travelodge's Glasgow Cumbernauld, which is round 10 miles from the centre, is priced from £79, the Holiday Inn Express at Strathclyde Park is priced from £88.32 and is around 8.8 miles away from the centre, and the closest of the hotels is the Premier Inn Glasgow (Cambuslang) which is around 4.6 miles from the centre, but is priced from £102.

Even though it's a busy night, there are still plenty of deals to be head, such as the Hampton Court Guest House, which has rooms from just £26.


The cheapest Travelodge hotel in central Edinburgh is priced from £48 whilst the Holiday Inn's Crowne Plaza is priced from £77.42. The Hub by Premier Inn in the city centre is priced from £72 and Premier Inn's hotel Edinburgh Central (Lauriston Place) is priced from £81.

Again Britannia is offering good deals, with rooms from £35, and Ibis Styles has rooms from £54 for last-minute bookers.