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By a verified traveller on Mon 05 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Rowton Hotel get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Hurst Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). Built in 1903, this 3-star hotel has 241 rooms over 5 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a flat-screen TV in each room.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free toiletries and showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to the airport and the restaurant
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Bullring Shopping Centre and The Arcadian

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Rowton Hotel ratings based on 99 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.5 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rowton Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (38) Business (12) Family (12) Friends (15) Other (11)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Jul 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Jun 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jun 2019

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3 out of 5
It is a budget hotel, so don't expect the Queen's palace. The building is a listed one, so there is no double glazing, which can be a problem if you're a light sleeper and have been given a room which is above the entrance. I have had issued with the kettle, mattress and shower. Usually the staff are quite helpful and resolve any problems.

Posted by on 25 May 2019

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1 out of 5
This was the most horrible stay I have ever. Had the bed was damp cleanliness was very poor and the night man was very rude and in professional he jumped over the reception desk I asked him for tea bags Sugar and milk and he didn't do this very rude very unprofessional I will not be staying here again

Posted by on 24 Feb 2019

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3 out of 5

Fine reasonably priced hotel.

Pros: The room was small, clean and recently re- furbished. Pleasant outlook over park. Large Victorian building. Had grander days.
Cons: Very disappointing breakfast. Only white sliced bread and coffee from machine, Packet cereals and standard croissant.
Location: Area very run- down, though doubtless due for re-development. Fairly central, though bus connections to city centre poor.
We were in Birmingham for one night to attend a city centre wedding.

Posted by on 5 Jun 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jun 2017 by Reception team

Thank you for your kind comments, We look forward to welcoming you back.

1 out of 5

False Information

There was no mention on the site that guests had to provide proof of ID to stay. Lost my money as did not have proof on me, waste of my time and money. Avoid

Posted by on 2 Apr 2017

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1 out of 5

Cheap & Nasty Hotel

Rude, miserable staff, room was dirty and freezing cold. Advertised as double room but in fact get two single matresses joint together. Did not feel welcome at all. I think the staff need a lesson in customer service. Would not go there again or recomend it to anyone else. As the title says cheap and nasty.

Posted by on 10 Feb 2017

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4 out of 5

Not bad at all!

Pros: Friendly and easy going staff.
Cons: It seems like a lot the Paragon's rooms need refurbishment - this should be done asap to avoid further bad ratings and reviews!
Location: The Paragon is located in BHX-Digbeth, the city centre with the Bullring and the Rag Market is in walking distance (ca. 15 min).
Although the Paragon has a lot of bad ratings and bad reviews, I can't relate to these. The room I got, was refurbished and clean. Though very small (2.5 x 3 meters) everything, from TV to bathroom, worked properly. Cleaning was done daily and staff was friendly and very helpful. The Paragon may not be situated in the best of Birmingham's areas, but the very good rate made up for this.

Posted by , from BERLIN, GERMANY on 14 Dec 2016

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1 out of 5

horrible hotel. rude staff.

I don't know what type of people stay there but me and my husband won't be staying again. very noisy guests, having very loud sex at all hours, we had to ring the security guard but they didn't come. shower was scorching and then went freezing. very rude staff, mainly the cleaners. never again,

Posted by on 11 Dec 2016

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Property Features

There are 4 meeting rooms available. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This Victorian Birmingham hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 241 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1903
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Birmingham (BHX) (14.4 km / 9 mi)
  • Train station: Birmingham Bordesley Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Rowton Hotel offers 241 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Birmingham hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 11 AM.

The Naylor Bar – This bar serves dinner and light fare.

Princess Helena Suite – This restaurant only serves breakfast. Open daily.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 7.95 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Paragon Birmingham
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.