Hotels Near First Direct Arena Leeds

The vibrant city of Leeds is the perfect place for a weekend getaway, whether that’s for a girl’s weekend of shopping and partying, or to explore this diverse and exciting city with your family, Leeds has something which will appeal to everyone. Leeds has a long standing reputation as being an ever-growing cosmopolitan city which is exciting, diverse and currently one of the UK’s night life hot spots, mainly due to its fantastic music scene, which has only improved over the past few years.

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If you’re looking for a weekend away with a group of friends then Leeds has a vast variety of pubs, clubs and live music venues to explore. One of these music venues which since its opening in September 2013, has grown rapidly in popularity and become arguably the best live music and entertainment venue not only in West Yorkshire, but the entire UK.

This is of course, the fantastic state of the art First Direct arena, situated in the centre of Leeds; it has an impressive unique ‘super theatre’ designed stadium, with a staggering capacity of up to 13,500! Due to its unique design and state of the art sound system and effects, it is quickly becoming the city’s number one venue for music, indoor sporting and many other live entertainment events to choose from. 

If you’re visiting this wonderful city of Leeds to attend one of the many incredible events and shows on offer, then your number one choice for accommodation has to be Crowne Plaza Leeds, our hotel near First Direct arena is the perfect place for you to stay on your weekend away.

With a great choice of comfortable rooms and suites at the best prices guaranteed no matter how late you book, not to mention the great on-site facilities which you will have unlimited access to during your stay. We have lots of brilliant offers for you when you book with us also, ensuring that your visit to Leeds is hassle free and so much fun!

What makes First Direct arena your number one choice?

First Direct arena has become one of the most popular live entertainment venues in Leeds and really is an experience that you won’t want to miss out on! It was recently voted best new venue in the world in 2014, and with acts like Fleetwood Mac, Paloma Faith and hosting the MOBO awards in such an incredible stadium you can see why.

The First Direct arena boasts a completely unique ‘super theatre’ style which is designed to enhance the arena experience like never before. One of the things that makes it so innovative is the super high quality sound system and effects, plus every single seat and stall faces the stage, giving you the best view no matter where you’re seated.

Despite the size of this huge stadium, it does in fact manage to create a more intimate atmosphere due to the reduced viewing distances and individual layout, all designed for the optimum viewing experience, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Another thing that makes the First Direct arena so popular is how diverse the entertainment on offer really is! There aren’t just incredible performances from bands such as Kaiser Chiefs and some of the most popular artists to date, they offer so much more, to hosting exciting sporting games and events and stand-up comedians. There really is something for everyone and importantly the whole family, as the First Direct arena is proud to be child friendly, with majority of the acts being suitable for you to bring the kids along too, the First Direct arena is a great evening out, why not enjoy an evening of WWE Live, something the whole family can enjoy.

If comedy is more your cup of tea, then be prepared to laugh your head off with some of the best known and loved comedians to date, why not see everybody’s favourite ‘The Catherine Tate show live’ or enjoy a fun filled night of stand-up comedy with Jack Whitehall or Russell Howard, just to mention a few from a long list. You really can’t miss out on this great opportunity to see some of the best quality performances in one of the most popular arenas in the UK.

How about you treat your little ones to some of the family orientated entertainment available at the First Direct arena, from ‘Cirque de soleil’ to ‘Disney on Ice’, both perfect for the whole family and a great way to spend time together. If you want to be thrilled and astounded then a live showing of ‘Dynamo’ would be right up your street for a magically fuelled experience. The popular variety of acts and events on offer means that there is such a diverse group of people coming to Leeds, it has boosted tourism and therefore made the city more culturally rich and a place you must visit, in order to capture its unique atmosphere.

Once you have chosen a performance you would love to see at First Direct arena (if you can only pick one!) then your next step is to ensure you pick the perfect accommodation for you and your family or friends to be able to relax in before and after your show! If you want a relaxing and inviting hotel, with an abundance of fantastic food and short weekend package offers at the best possible prices guaranteed, then Crowne Plaza Leeds is the perfect place for you to stay.

What makes Crowne Plaza Leeds the best accommodation for your weekend of entertainment?

The reasons to stay here with us at the Crowne Plaza Leeds really are endless; the first is how convenient and easily accessible we are from not only the First Direct arena but to Leeds city centre and Trinity Leeds. We are one of the nearest top quality hotels at a competitive price to the First Direct arena; being a mere 15 minute walk directly there, which is so convenient and ideal for those concerts which typically finish late in the evening.

Staying here at the Crowne Plaza Leeds in some of our great rooms and suites enables you to enjoy your evening hassle free in the knowledge that upon leaving the First Direct arena after a great night of entertainment, you know that you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep just around the corner, which is a much better way to end the evening then having to worry about the hassle and cost of a long journey home. We are situated in the perfect location for your ease of transportation to all of the fantastic places Leeds has to offer whilst you’re here.

Here at Crowne Plaza Leeds, we have a fantastic range of rooms and suites at competitive prices ensuring that you can find the perfect accommodation for your weekend away. We have a variety of sized rooms and suites for you to choose from, all fully equipped with television, Wi-Fi and even 24 hour room service if you get hungry after your big night out.

If you’re booking a last minute getaway or have a concert at the First Direct arena coming up very soon then we have the perfect offer for you with the best possible bed and breakfast rates and our room only rates, perfect for those last minute getaway plans, whilst being ideal for those staying with us for a short time, we promise you the best room rate.

Room for all the Kids!

We also have family sized and executive suites available, perfect for a family weekend away just let us know whether you need a cot or anything in particular and we would be happy to accommodate you and your little ones. We pride ourselves in offering top quality accommodation for all sizes of families at a great price so you can relax and enjoy the weekend.

We’ve got everything covered here for families at the Crowne Plaza Leeds, that’s why when you book a stay with us with your little ones, you can enjoy our ‘kids stay and eat free’ fantastic offer which you won’t be able to turn down.

When you book with us we automatically give you a later check out time of 12pm, perfect for those who don’t want to wake up to early after their big night out, giving you extra time to fuel up on one of our delicious hearty breakfasts served until 10am!

You certainly won’t go hungry here at Crowne Plaza Leeds, with our delicious selection of meals and light snacks from our Grill restaurant, with something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. When you dine in our grill restaurant in Leeds, you can choose from a range of sumptuous Mediterranean plates to smaller starters such as soups and scallops, you can then tuck into one of our locally sourced cooked to perfection British steaks or seafood straight from the grill! All available with a variety of classic sauces and rubs, to ensure you enjoy that authentic grill taste every time.

What’s more, we have lots of house specials ranging from Angus burgers to curries and filling salads, for the more health conscious, you won’t ever go hungry here! If you’re staying overnight with us after your trip to First Direct arena then why not fuel up for a day of exploring or before the journey home on one of our top quality freshly cooked breakfasts, with everything you have come to expect from our brilliant breakfast buffets, with a choice of cereals and pastries, even pancakes for the little ones, whilst you sit back and enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Don’t forget that ‘kids stay and eat free’, our specially tailored kids menu offers all of the favourites with hidden fruit and vegetables and less salt so you don’t worry about the kids going hungry or eating badly on holiday, this fantastic offer will also leave you with some extra spending money!

Why don’t you join us in the Roundhay Bar before your night of entertainment and enjoy a refreshing beer of glass of wine or how about you let our bar staff impress you with one of our tasty classic cocktails to get your evening started.

With soft drinks available you can bring the kids along to, as we pride ourselves in ensuring that all families feel welcome and both you and your little ones can enjoy your exciting weekend of exploring and entertainment.

Make a weekend of it!

Why don’t you make your visit to the First Direct arena into a weekend of exploring everything on offer in Leeds. Here at Crowne Plaza Leeds, we have great weekend packages on offer for you, so whilst you’re with us don’t forget to check out our what’s on guide for all the latest news about events and things to see whilst you’re here.

Leeds has so much to offer for a great weekend away, you could visit Leeds city museum or Kirkstall Abbey if you fancy soaking up some of the cultural history or take your little ones to the Royal armouries. There are a range of cycling and walking routes around the rural skirts of the city if you want to explore some of the beautiful West Yorkshire countryside.

With the Crowne Plaza Leeds only being a 15 minute walk or short drive away from Trinity Leeds shopping centre, it’s ideal for a day of shopping in lots of shops and restaurants. Why don’t you relax after your busy day of shopping and exploring Leeds using some of our great on-site facilities such as our Grill restaurant and Bar and our health club and spa which you have unlimited access to throughout your stay. Why not make your weekend that extra bit special by treating yourself to a range of beauty and pampering treatments, the perfect way to end your weekend.

You’re weekend with us doesn’t have to stop there, if you can’t wait to come back to Leeds then here at Crowne Plaza Leeds we have a wide range of venue rooms available for any occasion, from weddings to conferences and Christmas parties! All available to book and hire at great rates giving you the perfect space for your wedding or family party in the incredible location of Leeds.

Contact us today

So don’t spoil a night of fantastic entertainment with a bad accommodation experience, book online with us today at or call us on our direct hotel line 08719429170 to speak to a member of our reception team who will be more than happy to help you choose the very best room for your weekend away.

Don’t forget about our great room only rates, perfect for those last minute bookings, ensuring you a comfortable and hassle free stay with us here at Crowne Plaza Leeds at the best possible price, even 24 hours before! So book with us today and make the whole weekend one to remember!

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Crowne Plaza Leeds, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1-4DL (for Sat Nav use LS1-4AP), United Kingdom
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0871 942 9170
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0800 028 5880
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