There's no doubting that the location of this hotel, just off J40 of the M1, is very convenient for business travellers. It is, however, a very ugly, dated building and my experience suggests that your satisfaction level is very dependent on the room which you are allocated.
The bar/lounge area is very relaxed with TVs, most people seemed to be comfortably alone (probably business travellers) and food options were reasonable.
Breakfast is a good & comprehensive buffet, with an excellent selection of hot & cold choices.
My room was awful - smally, dingy, scuffed furniture, tatty bathroom with tarnished fittings and discoloured grout/sealant - basically it was desperately in need of refurbishment. The Playstation controller had gathered at least a years worth of dust! However, the bed was extremely comfortable, with high quality linen and a choice of pillow types available.
My colleague, who is a Holiday Inn Platinum member, said that their room was excellent so I guess that it's the luck of the draw.
Overall, the Holiday Inn at J40 has accommodation standards which are proably worse than a Travelodge or equivalent, but the bar/restaurant may make it a more appealing choice. However, if you don't need an on-site restaurant then I would recommend the Days Inn over the road as a much better choice (it has a bar)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Leeds-Wakefield M1, Jct. 40 enjoys an excellent location 9 miles south of Leeds City Centre. It is situated off Junction 40, M1 and only 2 Junctions away from M62 Motorway. It is a fantastic base for visiting locations such as Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford or York. The hotel combines an excellent range of facilities for both business and leisure travellers including Kids Stay and Eat Free*. Facilities include 104 fully air-conditioned bedrooms, High Speed Internet Access in all the bedrooms and public areas, and also conference and banqueting facilities for up to 160 people. Our Hotel restaurant, lounge and bar offer tempting dishes from around the world including the famous Holiday Inn breakfast. Both accessible and family rooms are available at the hotel. Holiday Inn Leeds-Wakefield has a range of purpose built meeting rooms that cater for all requirements from training courses, boardroom meetings and conferences to Weddings and Dinner Dances . The hotel provides an ideal base for visiting local attractions including the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, Xscape Snow Centre in Castleford, the Royal Armouries in Leeds, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in Bradford, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park or even the Yorkshire Dales. Alternatively, the hotel is just 15 minutes drive from the city of Leeds. *Terms and Conditions Apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Wakefield m1, Jct. 40 Hotel Wakefield
- Wakefield Holiday Inn