Decent for what I paid.
There are a number of large hotels in the vicinity of the Stuart. I have stayed at 3 of the others over the years as a frequent visitor to Derby.
Firstly their pricing is all over the place and DO NOT believe their website that the cheapest rates are available on their website, they are not. When I challenged them over this issue they were very dismissive and basically told me to book it via the third party seller if they were cheaper. So I did. I paid £124 for a single room for a 3 night stay, Thursday - Sunday for bed and breakfast. So hunt around for cheaper prices on the usual third party sites, don't book direct.
The room was tiny. Not a big deal for me, but it might be for others. It was tired looking and the bed certainly needed a new mattress, it was reasonably comfy though. The big negative with the venue was the noise from the hotel. The walls are paper thin and you can hear the people in the neighbouring rooms snore/use the toilet/watching the telly. Apparently someone in the next room had a concealed weapon and had to be strip searched and was told to bend over the bed when something was found! Not very professional behaviour from the police. The stairs which was close to my room were also very noisy. I ended up using ear plugs.
However it is really conveniently placed and was far cheaper than the other hotels nearby. Even when I contacted the Aston Court nearby directly to see if they wanted to match the price I got from the Stuart, they weren't interested. I'm glad they weren't as The Stuart was a better hotel as I had stayed at the Aston Court last year. The breakfast was really good, a self service buffet breakfast, with the exception of the cooked items which are done for you individually when your brekky order is taken. It was certainly enough to keep me going until the evening meal.
This place is not as good as the Hallmark hotels around the corner, but their prices for the same stay were just too much compared to the Stuart, £177 for the Hallmark Inn and over £200 for the Hotel. As the hotel was purely a place to rest my weary head after a hard days gaming nearby it was certainly the best value for money option. Just for an extra nice added touch they left a couple of packs of biscuits with my coffee and tea each morning when they made the room up, which was handy when I came back to my room late on. less