For those of you looking to visit Eureka, The National Children’s Museum in Halifax, you may wish to make a weekend of it and stay overnight in or around Halifax. For various reasons we’ve ended up not being able to have a family summer holiday this year. And for that reason we were looking for exactly that. However, we were scrabbling around for hotels and when googling, ended up with suggestions further away than our house. So if you want a quick and easy guide for hotels near Eureka, Halifax, be sure to read on for our in depth reviews.
This is based upon our criteria which was a room for two adults and two kids aged six and four. For consistency we have based all of our searches for an overnight stay on 14 October 2023. For context, we visited Eureka on 27 August 2023.
- The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Us
- The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Tripadvisor Ratings
- The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Price
- The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Distance
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The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Us
Distance From Eureka: 1 mile / 4 minute drive
Our pick has to be the Halifax Travelodge which is where we stayed. Situated just the other side of the town centre in this refurbished former carpet factory in Dean Clough is the Halifax Travelodge.
It’s a short drive from Halifax – perfect after a long day of exploring and playing when little (and big) feet are tired and just want to get home and not too expensive either. Using our weekend of 14 October 2023 as a test, if you booked it up today it would cost you £115 for two adults and two kids in one of their family rooms. However, we were able to book in at short notice for Sunday 27 August and paid £67, so you may find this price goes down if the rooms aren’t fully booked. The pros and cons of staying here are:
✅ Clean and comfortable beds with plenty of room
✅ Both kids had proper mattresses rather than sofa beds which meant they had a comfortable night’s sleep
✅ Easy check in, check out and booking processes
✅ Hot shower with complementary shower gel
❌ No restaurant or bar for food – just a check out breakfast available (cereal, croissant and fruit juice)
We loved that it was a former carpet factory dating from the 1840s. In fact it actually used to be one of the largest factories in the world and Travelodge have clearly chosen to reflect this in the interior design with plenty of exposed brickwork. And whilst you don’t get the luxuries available in some of our other reviewed hotels, realistically you won’t be in the hotel / room for very long if like us you’ll be at Eureka or other places in Halifax such as Piece Hall.
Unfortunately the hotel doesn’t have any food provisions which means you either need to eat out before you get there, or head back out. We had actually decided to have dinner at a local pub – Long Can Hall – where we had the most amazing meal before we headed to the hotel. In the morning we had decided to visit Hebden Bridge so had breakfast there. However if you’re after something closer to the hotel then this may not be such a great option.
🔖 Insider Tip:
Sam our youngest, still has a tendency of falling out of the bed. For that reason we’d brought his bed rail with us. The guard is one that locks in under the mattress, between the mattress and bed stand / slats. Unfortunately the mattresses on both kids’ beds were integrated with the stand. This meant we couldn’t use his bed rail. However, it was possible to raise and lower the legs of the bed so that he wasn’t too high off the ground.
The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Tripadvisor Ratings
Houldsworth House Hotel
📍Address: Holdsworth Road, Halifax HX2 9TG
Distance from Eureka – 4miles / 11 minute drive
Coming in as the highest rated hotel in Halifax with 1,283 reviews Holdsworth House Hall certainly is impressive. Holdsworth House, a majestic Jacobean manor constructed in 1633, has been under the proud stewardship of the Pearson family for over half a century. Boasting four stars, this historic hotel lies within enchanting, private gardens just a short three-mile journey from Halifax.
Here, one feels a serene disconnect from the everyday hustle. It’s an ideal venue for stays, weddings, and professional gatherings. Step inside to experience the warmth of crackling fireplaces, intimate lounges adorned with exquisite antiques, and tapestries that exude a rich history and warmth. Each of the 36 delightful ensuite bedrooms boasts unique furnishings. Dine under the soft glow of candlelight in the award-winning restaurant, a relic from the 17th century with elegant oak paneling. Alternatively, the Long Bar offers a more relaxed brasserie menu for guests.
This is certainly a luxurious option. However, be prepared to open your cheque book if you’re looking to stay here with a booking price of £215 for one night stay. This does include breakfast, but if you’re after dinner then you’ll need to add that on as an extra when booking (the tasting menu looks fantastic) or when at the hotel.
The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Price
📍Address: 8 Laisteridge Lane, Bradford, BD7 1RD
Distance from Eureka – 7.5 miles / 19 minute drive
Coming in at £62 for the night for two adults and two kids, this is certainly the cheapest option that we’ve found. However, it is in nearby Bradford so you will need a car to get there. On top of that, it doesn’t have quite the same number of user review, or score as highly as our other top pick – Holdsworth House Hotel. Coming in at a rating of 4.4 (out of 10) according to booking.com the feedback is variable. Considerable numbers of people remarked that:
- The facilities weren’t clean
- There weren’t showers available
- And one reviewer noted that it was “incredibly noisy and they could smell cannabis” – perhaps not the greatest option for people staying with kids
The Best Hotels Near Eureka According to Distance
The Imperial Crown Hotel
📍Address: 42-46 Horton Street, Halifax, HX1 1QE
Hotels Near Eureka: 0 miles / 2min walk
Almost overlooking Eureka, The Imperial Crown Hotel is arguably the closest you will get to Eureka, unless you’re actually able to stay at Eureka (you’re not). Reasonably well rated as well, with over 1,000 reviews on booking.com and an average rating of 6.9 this seems like a decent option if you’re after a middle range hotel that’s close and clean to the museum.
However, when we were looking for rooms for our selected date of 14 October 2023 check in, we were looking at forking out over £270 for one night stay with two double rooms allocated. As part of our test we looked out for a number of different dates (in case all family rooms were allocated) and in each search the default option was two double rooms. Obviously this is extremely expensive and puts you up at the top end of costs in comparison to Holdsworth Hall. It’s also not ideal as a family meaning that you’ll presumably want to sleep one adult with one child in each room.
Now that you know which are the best hotels near to Eureka, you have no excuse not to book in to Eureka, The National Childrens’ Museum. There’s also plenty of other sites to see and places to visit. We were able to also see:
- Piece Hall – the largest Georgian Cloth Trading Hall in existance
- Hebden Bridge – a creative hub, perhaps most famous for being where Sylvia Plath lived for many years