BOURNEMOUTH

10 BEST HOTELS IN BOURNEMOUTH

There’s no denying that Bournemouth is one of the most beautiful places in the UK. With its sandy beaches, stunning coastline and plenty of things to do, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway, full of a fun weekend with friends, a family getaway, or a staycation. But with so many different hotels to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to stay in Bournemouth. To help you make the most of your time in this beautiful seaside town, we’ve put together a guide to the best hotels in Bournemouth. So whether you’re looking for a family-friendly area with plenty of things to keep the kids entertained or a more laid-back neighborhood where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, we’ve got you covered.

To smoothly introduce you to a selection of the best Hotels in Bournemouth we’ve put together this little shortcut:

Best Hotel in Bournemouth Under £100: The Chocolate Box

Best Luxury Hotel in Bournemouth: Derby Manor

Best Hotel in Bournemouth for couples: The Pavilion Arms

Best Hotel in Bournemouth with a swimming Pool: The Savoy Hotel

Best Hotel in Bournemouth for the views: Park Central Hotel

Best Hotel in Bournemouth with a SPABest Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa

Best Hotel in Bournemouth for families: The Ravensbourne Hotel

Best Boutique Hotel in Bournemouth: The Green House

Best Hotel in Bournemouth by the beach: Park Central Hotel

(For more details on each hotel, please keep scrolling).

How to book hotels in Bournemouth:  You will find in this guide direct links to the biggest hotel booking portal in the world, Booking.com. Booking.com is one of the safest and easiest ways to book your stay.  

Few things to consider before booking a hotel in Bournemouth

Location:  Every are is unique so in order to help you better understand Bournemouth’s neighborhoods and choose one that suits you best, we’ve made a short guide through the best areas to stay in Bournemouth at the end of the article.  

Price: An average, a hotel in Bournemouth costs £167 per night (based on Booking.com prices). However, prices depend on the hotel’s star rating, amenities, and of course – the location. Hotels in the city tend to be more expensive than those outside the center. However, do take note that prices are higher during the holidays, weekends, and special events.

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THE HOTELS ARE ORDERED BY PRICE (LOW TO HIGH)

1. The Ravensbourne Hotel

3 STAR HOTEL

The Ravensbourne Hotel

A cosy hotel that makes you feel at home…

A clean and comfortable 3-star hotel, The Ravensbourne Hotel is a great place to relax and feel at home. The stylish hotel is just a few meters away from the happening beaches of Bournemouth, giving you easy access to the areas many attractions such as shops and department stores, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, parks, an aquarium and aviary, crazy golf, and fairground rides on the seafront.

Choose from the option of 11 brightly-lit cosy rooms and suites that fit your requirements and budget, ranging from singles, doubles, triples, or quad. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Serving a stellar continental breakfast spread, dig into a breakfast buffet of fruit, cereals, toast with premium jams and spreads, yogurt, fresh juices, and hot drinks. Opt for enjoying your meal in the breakfast room or in the garden. The Ravensbourne Hotel also offers the option of hosting stag and hen parties and other group events.

Hotel Rating: 8.7  (Fabulous)    Rooms: 11

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FROM £59/NIGHT

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FAMILY ROOMS

GREAT LOCATION

ON-SITE RESTAURANT

2. The Chocolate Box Hotel

4 STAR HOTEL

The Chocolate Box Hotel

A vacation in paradise coated in chocolate.

A 4-star hotel close to the coastline of Bournemouth, The Chocolate Box Hotel lives up to its name. Centered on the theme of chocolate, the hotel offers chocolate-themed décor in the rooms, chocolate for breakfast, and even a chocolate buffet. The quirky and contemporary design of this family-run Victorian-style B&B with relaxed guestrooms makes for a great place to stay if you are looking for something different. We can only assume they took inspiration from Willy Wonka thanks to the dashes of purple across the hotel. The Chocolate Box Hotel is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, corporates on a business trip, a family celebrating a birthday, or simply if you are looking for a place to relax.

Refurbished to suit the contemporary style, the king and super king beds topped with memory foam mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding in the rooms will have you comfortable sleeping away from your sugar rush. Enjoy a delicious in-house breakfast, serving a variety of chocolate-based breakfast favorites amongst many others.

Hotel Rating: 8.8 (Fabulous)    Rooms: 13

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FROM £62/NIGHT

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Excellent Service

UNIQUE DESIGN

QUIRKY RESTAURANT

3. Applewood Hotel

3 STAR HOTEL

Applewood Hotel

Stylish bed and breakfast in one of the best locations in Bournemouth

One of Bournemouth’s many beds and breakfast hotels, Applewood Hotel is a 3-star family-run hotel that offers a cosy and comfortable accommodation for Dorset’s guests. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere this hotel radiates makes for a perfect holiday near the coast and is ideal for families, couples, and business guests. The prime location gives it close access to the famous beaches, shops, bars, theatres, and nightlife.

The rooms breathe tranquillity and comfort with their charming décor and all-around cosiness. Spacious and airy, with high ceilings and bay windows, the rooms overlook the hotel’s manicured gardens. Applewood hotel provides an award-winning full English breakfast to make a perfect start for an exciting day. The chic lounge bar at the hotel serves a collection of cool or hot drinks, while you relax on the comfortable sofas and watch some good old TV entertainment. Or head outside with your cocktail to enjoy a bit of lazing around in the sunlight garden.

Hotel Rating: 8.7  (Fabulous)    

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FROM £71/NIGHT

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cosy design

great service

lounge bar

4. Park Central Hotel

4 STAR HOTEL

Park Central Hotel

Inspiring luxury accommodation by the coast.

Seafront Park Central Hotel is a 4-star property that provides stylish, modern, and perfectly vibrant beachfront accommodation for business and leisure travelers, looking to experience the best of Bournemouth. Located directly opposite the Bournemouth International Centre and just a short two minutes walk to the Pavilion Theatre.

The 48 unique rooms are complete with their own distinctive and contemporary design providing luxurious accommodation with a sense of style. Some rooms come with a complimentary view of the coastline and ocean. Complete with Egyptian white cotton linen, thick duvets, and plush pillows piled high on a king-size bed, will have you not want to get out of bed, but opt to laze around watching the ocean. The hotel’s a two Rosette fine dining Crab at Bournemouth seafood restaurant will have you enjoying fresh seafood prepared by Michelin star-trained chefs. The splendid menu changes regularly to compliment the season’s hero-ing the locally sourced produce.

Hotel Rating: 8.3  (Very Good)    Rooms: 48

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FROM £79/NIGHT

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GREAT DESIGN

BEACHFRONT LOCATION

Award-winning Restaurant

5. The Pavilion Arms

3 STAR HOTEL

The Pavilion Arms

A stylish boutique hotel.

The Pavilion Arms is ideal for a romantic vacation for two or a family holiday. The hotel opens up with traditional interiors complete with wood paneling and open fireplaces, and stunning, contemporary dining space.

The 10 bedrooms come with one personal touch and are pampered with comfortable beds and stunning bathrooms. The restaurant respects seasonality and locally sourced ingredients, serving an array of seasonal dishes, and fun twists on pub classics using quality local produce giving attention to fresh fish, seafood, and steaks. The bar serves its award-winning house beer Butcombe and local cider while offering an amazing wine list and a cocktail menu featuring staple classics. The outdoor but covered terrace area and beer garden are perfect spaces for al fresco drinking and dining in and out of season.

Hotel Rating: 8.7 (Fabulous)    Rooms: 10

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FROM £79/NIGHT

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Exceptional Design

fantastic bar

Gourmet Restaurant

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6. The Green House

4 STAR HOTEL

The Green House

Luxurious suites overlooking the Ionian Sea.

A luxury boutique hotel that takes sustainability very seriously, award-winning The Green House in Bournemouth has successfully managed to merge sustainability and luxury to create a stunning property. Beautifully restoring a 32-room Grade II Victorian villa, The Green House is nestled between Dorset’s finest blue-flag golden beaches and the mysterious New Forest. Recognised as one of the world’s best eco-hotels, the refurbished property features many eco-friendly elements that add to its elegance. The hotel uses natural and sustainable materials wherever possible, reducing its impact on the environment.

The 32 stunning boutique guest rooms offer organic bed linen and a sleek bathroom with a walk-in shower, decorated with bespoke, hand-crafted furniture. The bathrooms feature a natural stone basin and luxury toiletries.
Hotel’s The Arbor Restaurant serves an interesting menu packed with local favourites and delicious cuisines using locally sourced and organically produced ingredients. The wine list serves a stunning collection of fully organic and biodynamic wines.

Hotel Rating: 8.7 (Fabulous)    Rooms: 32

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FROM £98/NIGHT

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Exceptional Design

beachfront location

on-site restaurant

7. Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa

4 STAR HOTEL

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa

Luxury living at its finest.

This 4-star hotel is one of Bournemouth’s finest properties with its extensive range of facilities and beautiful surroundings. Located close to the West Cliff, and many of the Dorset region’s famed sandy shores,

The 81 luxury bedrooms at the Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa are bright and stylish with an elegant design. Some rooms even come with a private adjoined balcony or terrace to soak in the warm sun. The hotel’s spa is as indulgent as they come with a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool, sun loungers, a Jacuzzi, 4 deluxe beauty and massage therapy suites, a steam room, and a sauna, for guest to pamper themselves. On the culinary side of life, the restaurant serves traditional and contemporary favourites from grills and salads to tapas and mouth-watering desserts. Choose between indoor dining or the alfresco terrace. The hotel’s very own gin bar serves a stunning range of beverages with flair and perfection.

Hotel Rating: 8.1 (Very Good)    Rooms: 81

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FROM £101/NIGHT

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SPA AND WELLNESS

SWIMMING POOL

EXCELLENT GIN BAR

8. Amarillo Guesthouse 

4 STAR HOTEL

Amarillo Guesthouse

Luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of Bournemouth.

Another award-winning hotel in Bournemouth, Amarillo Guesthouse is a 4-star hotel located in the quiet area just outside the Bournemouth town. A few minutes’ walk from the hotel takes you to the sandy shores that Bournemouth is famous for. Amarillo Guesthouse is a restored Victorian building that overlooks the stunning Knyveton Gardens. The refined guesthouse is beautifully adorned with contemporary décor offering visitors charming stay. 

Operating as a traditional bed and breakfast, Amarillo Guesthouse also offers the option of renting out the whole house on a self-catering basis. Complete with 7 plush rooms and suites, with its own unique décor and furnishing, the hotel caters to a range of guests, with high-end luxury to budgeted accommodation. Rooms and suites are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and salon quality hairdryers. The neighbouring area offers entertainment and activities such as cycling, golf, trips to the beach and bay, cliff walks, town tours, bar hopping, escape rooms and zip wires. 

Hotel Rating: 9.6 (Exceptional)    Rooms: 7

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FROM £125/NIGHT

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Great Location

Exceptional Design

Excellent Service

9. Derby Manor

4 STAR HOTEL

Derby Manor

Award-winning luxury with a contemporary twist

Bordering the beaches of Bournemouth is Derby Manor, an award-winning luxury guesthouse. Recent renovations and refurbishments had the guesthouse turning a new leaf with a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. As one of the most desirable accommodation providers in Bournemouth, the Edwardian manor is a true delight, British-style. As a family-run 4-star hotel, it provides all the luxuries of any high-end luxury hotel. Exclusively for adults, the Derby Manor was used by Lord Derby when visiting Bournemouth.

The bedrooms at the guesthouse are furnished with the highest quality from deep pile carpets, to individually designed wallpaper and Versace-inspired furniture. Choose between 11 contemporarily designed rooms that still stay true to their Edwardian heritage. Some rooms are equipped with a comfortable seating area along with a kettle, complimentary biscuits, chocolates, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, to relish your tea time. Breakfast is a grand occasion with a full speaking of English and continental breakfast favorites.

Hotel Rating: 9.3  (Superb)    Rooms: 11

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FROM £125/NIGHT

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Exceptional Design

Excellent Service

Extraordinary Bar

10. The Savoy Hotel

3 STAR HOTEL

The Savoy Hotel

Five-start service with splendid open views

Recent refurbishments of various rooms and public spaces have The Savoy Hotel on the map, creating an exquisite holiday for guests. A stylish 3-star hotel in Bournemouth, this Edwardian hotel comes with an outdoor swimming pool and seafront location. The contemporary design and open spaces allow guests to immerse themselves in the five-star service the hotel has to offer.

The hotels spacious rooms feature an en suite bathroom while some suites a come with the added benefit of a sea view. The 54 beautifully refurbished rooms, range from family rooms and twin rooms with the added luxuries of comfy beds and Egyptian cotton linen, towels and bath robes, in-room minibar and Nespresso coffee machine and a selection of luxury toiletries. Tantalise your taste buds at the hotel’s Southbeach restaurant digging into fresh seafood and authentic local flavours. Opt for indoor dining or the terrace area to enjoy your meal and drinks as the restaurant and bar are open for all-day dining and drinking.

Hotel Rating: 9.0 (Superb)    Rooms: 54

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FROM £125/NIGHT

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Exceptional Design

SWIMMING POOL

BAR & RESTAUARANT

 BOURNEMOUTH HOTELS MAP

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A mini-guide through Bournemouth’s neighborhoods

ALUM CHINE

If you’re looking for a breathtaking beach to relax on during your staycation, then Alum Chine is the perfect neighbourhood for you. This picturesque spot is home to one of Bournemouth’s most beautiful beaches, as well as a variety of independent shops and cafes. There’s also plenty of green space to enjoy, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And with Bournemouth town centre just a short walk away, you’ll never be far from all the action.

Recommended hotels in Alum Chine: 

On a budget: Arcadion Hotel

Upperscale: Mayor on Repos Palace – Adults only

Luxury: Corfu Palace Hotel,

 

BOSCOMBE 

Boscombe is another great option for those looking for stunning beaches and plenty of things to do. This vibrant neighbourhood is home to a number of different attractions, including an indoor surfing centre, an aquarium and a variety of shops and restaurants. Boscombe beach is also a great spot for swimming, sunbathing or simply taking in the stunning views. And with Bournemouth town centre just a short walk away, you’ll never be far from all the action.

Recommended hotels in Boscombe:

On a budgetArcadion Hotel

Upperscale: Mayor on Repos Palace – Adults only

LuxuryCorfu Palace Hotel,

 

POKESDOWN

Pokesdown is a great neighbourhood for those looking for a more laid-back staycation. This charming area is home to a number of independent shops and cafes, as well as a variety of parks and green spaces. And with Bournemouth town centre just a short walk away, you’ll never be far from all the action. So whether you’re looking to relax or explore, Pokesdown is the perfect place to stay during your time in Bournemouth.

Recommended hotels in Pokesdown:

On a budgetArcadion Hotel

Upperscale: Mayor on Repos Palace – Adults only

LuxuryCorfu Palace Hotel,

 

SOUTHBOURNE

Southbourne is another fantastic option for those looking for a more relaxed staycation. This beautiful neighbourhood is home to a number of independent shops and cafes, as well as a stunning beach. So whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or explore the local area, Southbourne will be a good choice.

 

Recommended hotels in Southbourne: 

On a budgetArcadion Hotel

Upperscale: Mayor on Repos Palace – Adults only

LuxuryCorfu Palace Hotel,

 

 

FAQ

Which best hotels in Bournemouth have a restaurant on-site?

Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant at these hotels in Bournemouth: Park Central Hotel ; The Pavilion Arms ;

Which hotels in Bournemouth are good for couples?

Couples travelling in Bournemouth greatly rated: The Chocolate Box ; Park Central Hotel ; The Pavilion Arms ; Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa ; Derby Manor.

Which hotels in Bournemouth are good for families?

Many families visiting Bournemouth enjoyed their stay at: The Ravensbourne Hotel ; The Green House ; The Savoy Hotel
 

What are the best hotels by the beach in Bournemouth:

 The Ravensbourne Hotel ; Park Central Hotel ; The Green House received great reviews from travelers looking for the best hotels on the beach in Bournemouth.
 

Which hotels in Bournemouth offer good views?

Park Central HotelBest Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa ; The Savoy Hotel received great views-ratings from their guests.

 
Which hotels in Bournemouth serve excellent breakfasts?

From Bournemouth’s hotels serving excellent breakfast, you can try The Ravensbourne Hotel ; The Applewood Hotel ; Amarillo Guesthouse ; Derby Manor

 
Which are the hotels with a swimming pool in Bournemouth?

 Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa ; The Savoy Hotel are highly popular hotels among travelers looking for a hotel in Bournemouth with a swimming pool.

 
Which hotels in Bournemouth have SPA?

Best Western Plus The Connaught Hotel and Spa, were highly rated among travelers looking for hotels in Bournemouth with SPA 

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