Ideas & Inspiration for Accommodation in Bristol

The best breaks start with finding the perfect accommodation for you and your needs. And on that note, you're bound to find your ideal home from home among Bristol's wide range of places to stay, whether you're after somewhere for a family holiday, a romantic break with your loved one, or even a week away with a furry friend.

To help get you started, we've put together some suggestions based on the type of stay or specific facilities you're searching for, so read on for some Bristol accommodation inspiration... 


Bristol and the surrounding area are full of fantastic places to stay that everyone in your family will love, whether you're thinking of a city break or countryside adventure. 

In the city centre, you'll find comfortable modern hotels with large interconnecting rooms offering great value for money thanks to special kids-stay-free deals, such as Mercure Bristol Grand HotelFuture Inns, Holiday Inn, and Novotel. Plus, if you're holidaying with picky eaters, there are child-friendly menus aplenty alongside tempting food and drink offers. 

Looking to keep the kids occupied without travelling far from your accommodation? Head outside the city to Wookey Hole, where you can take your pick from traditional hotel accommodation in the Wookey Hole Hotel to luxury lodges with hot tubs at Bucklegrove Holiday Park. Best of all, you'll be right next door to endless entertainment inside the attraction itself, from underground caves to vintage penny arcades, museums, adventure golf and much more.

Or, make some memories at the nearby Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre. Pitch your tent or camper van anywhere you like, then fill your days with a wide range of activities spanning everything from axe-throwing to kayaking, followed by dinners around the firepit and free live music at the Lodge. 


Sweep your loved one off their feet to Bristol, where you'll find the perfect setting for a romantic break in the city, no matter what theme you're after! 

Fall in love with luxurious hotels set against the backdrop of the city's most beautiful areas and landmarks, such as the The Avon Gorge Hotel, where you can take a dip in his and hers bathtubs overlooking the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge. Or, enjoy a quirky stay inside American Airstream caravans parked four storeys above St Nicholas Market in the Old City on the roof of Brooks Guesthouse. There's also The Bristol, nestled alongside the city's vibrant Floating Harbour, perfect for romantic riverside walks, boat trips, and date night meals next to the water. 

Prefer to escape to the countryside together? There are plenty of lavish rural retreats waiting for you on Bristol's doorstep, whether its the royal splendour of Thornbury Castle and elegance of the stately De Vere Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire to the north, or the stunningly appointed Newt in Somerset to the south, set within a 17th-century country house surrounded by greenery as far as the eye can see. 


Sometimes, even dogs need a break, so pamper yours with a sumptuous stay at one of Bristol's fabulous dog-friendly accommodation providers. 

Your pooch will want for nothing at the trendy Artist Residence in St Pauls, where they can unwind on their own bed and tuck in to bowls of delicious treats. Down in the Library bar and cafe, there's a self-service breakfast every morning where your best friend is welcome to join you too - there may well be a couple of leftover morsels too share with them too! 

In Clifton, choose from five dog-friendly hotels: Berkeley Suites, The Berkeley Square Hotel, The Clifton Hotel, The Rodney Hotel and The Washington. For a small supplement each night, your dog will enjoy its own blankets and treats, with all hotels based conveniently close to Clifton's trademark green spaces for walks, as well as the area's upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants. 

Spa Breaks 

Experience a blissful stay at one of Bristol's spa hotels, where you're never too far from a range of fabulous facilities and treatments. 

We're sure you haven't gone swimming inside a bank vault before, so why not try it at Harbour Hotel in the Old City? Set in a former bank building, this exquisite hotel features a sensational subterranean spa fully loaded with a pool, seven treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and gym. 

North of the city, you'll find the award-winning Aztec Hotel & Spa, based on the edge of the South Gloucestershire countryside in the village of Almondsbury. Pamper yourself with a treatment, take a dip in the heated pool, lounge in the sauna and steam room, then cool off out on the Lakeside Terrace. 

South of the city is THE PIG, a peaceful oasis based in gorgeous Somerset countryside. Here, you're not only able to boost your wellbeing with luxurious body and facial treatments in the old potting sheds, but also enjoy mouth-watering food crafted from local produce in the Kitchen Garden Restaurant. As for accommodation, there's a choice of cosy and characterful rooms in the main house, coach house, or garden. 

Enjoy a soothing break at DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House in nearby Congresbury, home to a multi-award winning spa offering a wide range of treatments from hand and nail care to facials, body wraps, and massages. As if that weren't enough, there's also a dedicated relaxation room, outdoor hot tub, and sundeck!


The more the merrier! Bristol has a wide range of hotels, apartments, guest houses and hostels to suit a variety of budgets and group sizes. Many offer special rates for groups, on-site coach parking facilities or safe drop-off points, exclusive hire, meeting spaces, options for group dinners, and much more.  

Booking a group stay in Bristol doesn't mean you need to compromise your plans due to budget or provision. You'll find comfortable low-cost accommodation in the city centre, as well as group-friendly accommodation options outside the city, allowing your group to experience some of the excellent attractions on the rural outskirts of Bristol, such as The Camp at The Wave and Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre




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