Artist Residence Bristol

28 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA

Tel: +44 (0) 117 428 8440

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Located in the creative St Pauls community, just minutes from Bristol's city centre, this Georgian townhouse & old boot factory is an eccentric home from home in the heart of the city.

Bedrooms are individually designed around the original features of the building, with exposed brick, remnants of graffiti, pitched ceilings and Georgian cornicing lending each room its own unique character. The ‘Artist Suite’ is the best in the house, overlooking leafy Portland Square with floor-to ceiling windows throughout, original cornicing, carved wood bed and statement mint green 19th century style bathtub in the bedroom, as well as a comfy seating area & dining table. Upstairs, the ‘Club Suite’ features exposed brick and a rustic sliding blue door to the bathroom, with a French style cast iron bathtub. The Lookout is a unique room tucked away in the eaves on the 3rd floor, with a spiral staircase leading to a separate living room & roof terrace.

‘Workshop’ and ‘Loft’ rooms all have luxurious roll-top bathtubs, whilst smaller rooms include the ‘Shoebox’ rooms, featuring original floor-to-ceiling arched windows flooding the rooms with light and ‘Factory’ rooms, some with exposed brick, others with pitched ceilings - one Factory room features a remnant of its past with blue handprints left on the beams. In all bedrooms, you’ll find organic Bramley products, luxurious robes by Cleverly Laundry, and a mini bar stocked with artisan goodies - including local Lost & Grounded beers, wine from Averys Bristol and local 6 o’clock gin.

As with all Artist Residence properties, the building is peppered with an eclectic array of limited edition prints and originals, including commissioned works by Bristol artists Rose Vickers, Annie Clay, Jessie Woodward and Kedals.

Artist Residence has a selection of dog-friendly rooms, and every pooch that comes to stay will have its own dog bed, bowls and some Lily’s Kitchen organic treats ready and waiting for them.

Downstairs you’ll find the Boot Factory bar & kitchen, open all day, every day for guests to enjoy. This is a home from home for guests throughout their stay, breakfast ranges from fresh pastries and yoghurts to house-made granola and full English. In the bar you'll find local beers and signature cocktails served alongside a casual menu - from brunch through to small plates of vibrant veggies, hearty bowl food and sourdough pizzas.

In the evenings an ever-changing, fresh and vibrant dinner menu is served in our intimate dining room, showcasing the best produce of the season.

Rates start at £125 for a double room, suites from £365.
Breakfast is available for an additional charge of £16.50pp, all inclusive

Opening Times

Open: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open every day, from 8am until late.

Further Information


  • Bar
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • City Centre Location
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Lift
  • Pets accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Romantic



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      5 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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      5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Becky S
      We love Artist Residence & will definitely be returning!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th February 2024
      This was the best hotel stay for a long time! We loved the art. The room was gorgeous, the bed was super comfy and the Staff were absolutely lovely. I want to say a particular thank you to Callum... Read full review
    • Marie W
      Nairobi, Kenya
      Funky boutique hotel in quiet spot
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th March 2024
      Beautiful funky hotel. Lovely room, comfy bed, great staff, wonderful food and a great location. Very central to town and yet lovely and quiet. The best place to stay in Bristol, hands down. Thank... Read full review
    • Paul W
      A special place to stay
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd March 2024
      Loved this place. Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful room with lots of thoughtful touches. Felt like it's been created and managed by people who really care. Much more space than I thought... Read full review

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    Artist Residence Bristol The Boot Factory, Central BristolAn eccentric Georgian townhouse & old boot factory with 23 bedrooms in the heart of the city. Downstairs, you'll find a relaxed all-day hangout, serving breakfast and drinks all day.