Like most premier inns I've stayed in, this one offered slightly better service, slightly better decorated rooms and slightly higher prices than its budget competitors. My one gripe is their insistence on trying to sell me breakfast / dinner, on the website during booking and then again at the front desk. I find their cancellation policies (usually up to the day of arrival) much better than their competitors.
This hotel is conveniently located for the city centre, but also close to the motorway. The area does feel slightly rundown - not helped by the locked stairwells on the neighbouring carpark, but the area's reasonably well-lit and we didn't experience any problems walking back to the hotel late at night.
The rooms were smallish and slightly worn, with a small TV. The bed was comfortable. Despite being next to a car park, train station and near a main road, we found our room quiet even with the window open. The only noise was a loud group of people in the corridors at 8am. We found some aspects of the room quirky - the air conditioning control hidden in a corner behind the door, individual bedside lights, but only one switch for both, only one bedside table.
No free parking - expect to pay £5 - £15 for overnight parking in the station's carpark.More