We had stayed at this hotel a couple of years ago and this visit was just as good as the first. It is easy to find and is well located for Stevenage town centre, mainline railway station - with direct services to London - and a nearby retail park, the latter with a good selection of restaurants.
Although by no means old, this isn't the most modern Premier Inn and as such doesn't have all of the latest fixtures and fittings - the old CRT television in the room being an obvious link to the past - but the whole building was clean, well presented and everything seemed to be working just fine. The bedroom was neat and tidy, the bed very comfortable and noise levels acceptable - if you like peace and quiet maybe ask for a room at the opposite end of the building to the A1M motorway which passes just the other side of the tree-line.
The staff are worthy of special mention - everyone we came into contact with was really very friendly and welcoming and tried their hardest to ensure that our short stay was a happy one.
Having left the car in the large car park we chose to walk into the centre via a network of traffic-free walkways and underpasses - it takes about 15 minutes or so. However there is no real need to venture outside of the hotel if you don't want to since there is a bar and restaurant on-site. We didn't have dinner but we chose to have the continental breakfast. At under £6 for all you can eat we thought it was good value and good quality - and you can have a full english version for less than £9. Worth considering is what effectively amounts to half-board - this consists of a three-course dinner with a drink and then a full breakfast for around £23.
Overall we enjoyed our brief overnight visit and would have no hesitation in using the hotel in the future or in recommending it to others - we have also stayed at the nearby Holiday Inn Express but reckon the Premier Inn comes out on top.