A good day at the Wales national stadium requires an equally as good stay for the night. Whether you prioritise distance or luxury, find the best hotels near the Principality Stadium for all your needs here.

Last Updated: 07/02/23 at 10:00 am

Cardiff is a brilliant city to visit and explore, with a lot to see and do. It would be in your best interest to stay a day or two longer in the Welsh capital after your event at the Principality Stadium, so you can see all that the commercial centre of Wales has to offer.

If you have plans to visit for an event at the Principality, you may be looking for the best stays in the city. That’s where we can help, as here we are bringing you the best hotels near the Principality Stadium.

Whether you are looking more for a high-quality luxury stay, or simply for something close to the stadium and only need a bed for the night, we’ve got you covered with a hotel for all needs.

Best Value - The Coal Exchange Hotel Cardiff

The Coal Exchange Hotel Cardiff is the number one rated hotel in the city on Trip Advisor - and for good reason.

This luxury three-star hotel is situated 450 yards from Cardiff Bay, providing you with spectacular views and brilliant access to the city. It is also just 1.1 miles away from the Principality, which is an easy 25-30 minute walk through the heart of the city.

As for the hotel and rooms, the hotel is a Grade II listed heritage building and is renowned for helping to shape the city into the cosmopolitan Welsh capital. But that doesn’t mean what’s within the walls is old and decrypted.

The rooms are stylish and contemporary with a touch of elegance and tradition. There are a number of rooms and suites to choose from, each with luxury amenities that will give you a true first-class stay.

With the quality of stay offered, proximity to the stadium and the very fair pricing of the hotel, the Coal Exchange Hotel Cardiff is our best value pick for hotels near the Principality Stadium.

Closest & Stylish - The Parkgate Hotel

If you’re looking for the closest accommodation to the Principality, then they don’t come much closer than the Parkgate Hotel.

Like the previous entry, this is a hotel with a Grade II listing, this time as it was converted from the city’s former Post Office and the old County Courthouse. While both date back to around 1900, they have been renovated and revamped into this wonderful hotel.

The Parkgate Hotel is the official WRU hotel partner, so if it's good enough for the Wales rugby team, it's perfect for you!

It echoes the elegance and glamour of its historic setting while providing a luxury modern setting, with a gorgeous spa that looks out upon the stadium.

The rooms are spacious and take on a blend of classic-meets-contemporary luxury, with no two rooms quite the same. As for food options, The Sorting Room is a wonderful in-house restaurant providing delicious dining and drinks and offers fantastic entertainment, such as DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays.

Located exactly opposite the Principality Stadium, getting there is as simple as stepping out of the reception and walking 5 minutes. The longest part will probably be walking around to the right gate!

Ideal Central-City Stay - Clayton Hotel Cardiff

If you’re looking for a well-priced city centre stay then the Clayton Hotel Cardiff may be your best option.

Located right next to Cardiff Central station and only an under 10-minute walk to the Principality, what the Clayton offers is a central location while still providing a luxury stay during your visit.

The newly refurbished rooms within are described as elegant and spacious, with standard, deluxe, executive and family rooms on offer, each providing something different to the others.

The Clayton also offers fine dining within the hotel, if you don’t plan on heading out into the city. The Grill Bar & Restaurant offers panoramic views of the city, where you can enjoy your Vitality Breakfast or evening meal.

The hotel has been undergoing refurbishments in the last few months, starting from the top down, so you can rest assured that the utmost care has been taken to provide a luxury stay with the finest modern amenities.

Luxury Stay Outside the City - Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa

Say you’re not expressly looking for something inner-city, or want to splash out a bit more on something that is sure to provide a refreshing and invigorating experience. This is exactly what the Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa has to offer.

Located roughly 10 miles from the Principality, the Lanelay Hall Hotel & Spa is described as a beautifully restored 19th-century manor house, fusing Victorian architecture with modern luxe.

The boutique rooms ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay, with ample room and delightful amenities such as a large bathtub, spacious ensuite, spectacular lighting, and some even offer a balcony.

The serene setting of Talbot Green adds a sense of calm to your stay, especially if you indulge in fine dining in The Drawing Room Restaurant or Terry Edwards Bar.

But it does not come more serene than in the tRiBe Spa, which offers the utmost relaxed experience with peaceful spa facilities.

Getting into Cardiff city centre is no hassle, either. The 10-mile distance is only half an hour's drive, and the town of Talbot Green is well connected so you will have your options of making your way to your event at the stadium.

Premium on a Budget - Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street)

Finally, if you’re looking for something simple, often reliable, but still will give you a good night's rest, then the Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Queen Street).

The very reasonable price of Premier Inn hotels always makes them good options for any occasion, but there’s something about this one in Cardiff that makes it feel like an absolute steal.

Perfectly placed in the heart of the capital, you will have sweeping views of the city while being right next door to hot spots such as St David’s Shopping Centre and Cardiff Castle.

The reception is modern and trendy with a cosy feel, while the rooms are exactly what you’d expect from Premier Inn - decent space, ensuite bathroom, a TV, and a bed that’s always just about right. Reliable, the true Premier Inn way.

As for proximity from the Principality Stadium, you’re looking at a short 10-15 minute walk through the city centre.

The Principality Stadium lit up at night by fireworks
Image: The Principality Stadium lit up at night by fireworks

The Principality Stadium is one of the UK’s leading venues and plays host to many events. From rugby to music, the Principality is the perfect venue for you to enjoy whatever is on.

2023 will see a number of unmissable live events, with sporting fixtures that include Wales vs England in the Six Nations and the coveted Judgement Day event.

As for music, there will be a number of high-profile artists coming to perform at the Principality this year, including Coldplay and Harry Styles. But none bigger than the one show of Beyoncé.

The 'Beyhive' will descend upon Cardiff in their masses when Queen Bey comes to the Principality on 17th May. Her newest tour for her latest album ‘Renaissance’ is what’s bringing her back on tour for the first time in six years.

Of all the events at the stadium this year, this may just be the most unmissable one. So why not look to treat yourself to premium Beyoncé tickets and hospitality?

At Seat Unique, we are proud to be officially partnered with Principality Stadium Experiences to provide fans with VIP tickets and hospitality packages for all music events at the stadium.

As such, you can purchase your premium tickets with safety, knowing that you will be getting guaranteed entry to your chosen event.

With Beyoncé premium tickets, you will be treated to a host of luxurious benefits that will make your concert experience even greater than it will be, considering the fact that a Beyoncé concert is always an incredible occasion, you will be sure to have the most unforgettable night of your life.

Beyoncé VIP tickets and hospitality packages are available to purchase now.

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