Days Inn Leicester – M1

Leicester Forest East, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 3GB


  • 24-hour reception
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pet friendly
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Located between Junctions 21 and 21a on the M1, our Leicester M1 hotel is the perfect base for those visiting Leicester, Nottingham and Birmingham. Top attractions including the National Space Centre, Bosworth Battlefield, and Leicester Racecourse are just a short drive away. East Midlands airport can also be reached in under 25 minutes.

How to get in touch with our Leicester M1 hotel

You can reach our friendly hotel staff directly either by email or over the phone:

Tel: 01162 390534

For business, group rates, or meeting room enquires please get in touch with our Sales team.

Hotel overview

We are excited to share that our Days Inn Leicester M1 hotel has been awarded TripAdvisor's prestigious Travellers’ Choice (previously Certificate of Excellence) award in 2022.

Our Leicester M1 hotel has twin, double, family, and executive rooms available, some of which are also accessible. Each room features tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and HD TV. Plus, you can make use of free parking and complimentary WiFi during your stay.

The hotel also has a modern meeting room which can accommodate up to 10 guests.

We're just a short walk from restaurants and shops including KFC, Pizza Express, Harry Ramsden, and WHSmith located within the Welcome Break Leicester (Forest East) M1 services.

Attractions & connections

Leicester Train Station
2 miles
Leicester De Montfort University
3 miles
National Space Centre
3 miles
Bosworth Battlefield
6 miles
East Midlands Airport
18 miles
Twycross Zoo
19 miles

Thinking of extending your stay?

Here are our visitors favourite days out near our Leicester M1 hotel

For an out of this world experience, be sure to pop in to the National Space Centre, which is only a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Featuring the UK’s largest planetarium, and not to mention the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, it is no surprise that it is an the award-winning day out and fun for visitors of all ages!

Looking for something a little less futuristic? Make your way out from Leicester and immerse yourself in the history rich surroundings, including Bosworth Battlefield and Kirby Muxloe Castle. Revisit the late middle ages with the impressive moated remains of the castle built for Lord Hastings, or discover the horrors of medieval warfare and how the Battle of Bosworth unfolded through fascinating and interactive exhibits.

A firm favourite day out is always the Twycross Zoo. From big cats to monkeys, apes and birds, with over 500 animals of 125 species, including some of the rarest species on the planet you are sure to be mesmerised by their splendour. It is also the only place in the UK home to the four great apes (chimpanzee, orangutan, gorilla and bonobo, if you didn't already know).

Fancy a bit of a different holiday? Try the Welcome Break Hotel tour. Explore the very best of what the UK has to offer on an epic staycation, with each of our locations uniquely and very conveniently situated. There's something for everyone, and with our Pet friendly policy no one has to stay behind!

Service area facilities

  • 01Starbucks
  • 02Burger King
  • 03KFC
  • 04WHSmith
  • 05Waitrose
  • 06Subway
  • 07Harry Ramsden
  • 09Chopstix

*Opening times will vary depending on service station