Discover what makes Bristol’s accommodation offering special and make the most of limited-time and year-round offers.

Whether your idea of the perfect hotel has a storied past, gives a warm welcome to pooches or has a spa you can escape to – Bristol has accommodation you’ll love. To give you an idea of what’s waiting for you here, we’ve narrowed down 22 types of hotels, highlighting some of the best in each category and reasons to book a stay at them now. 

Jump to: Romantic | Family-friendly | Best views | Spas & pools | Self-catering | Foodie | Sustainable | Quirky | Budget | Extended stays | New hotels | Designer | Transport hubs | Best bars | Accessibility | Groups | Street art | Historic | Dog-friendly | Parking | Bring the team 

Romantic hotels 

Making plans for a Valentine’s or anniversary break? Decked in sumptuous furnishings and a deep, dark colour palette, The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin in the romantic suburb of Clifton is perfect for a couple’s getaway. Certain rooms have a particularly spectacular view, which will cement your stay as a memorable one.

A luxury bedroom at Hotel Du Vin Avon Gorge with a large window and freestanding baths - Credit Amy Murrell
Image - Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, credit Amy Murrell

Spoil yourselves with a stay at Grade II* listed Victorian mansion turned elegant country hotel De Vere Tortworth Court. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, it’s full of tranquillity and grandeur in equal measure.

  • Special offer: Book their 6 O'clock Gin package for two, including dinner, bed, breakfast and a distillery tour package.  Find out more

Gothic exterior of De Vere Tortworth Court mansion house. credit De Vere Tortworth Court
Image - De Vere Tortworth Court

A cosy and chic option for couples back in the city centre is Brooks Guesthouse, a boutique guesthouse next door to St Nicholas Market. Bed down in one of the retro airstream-style caravans on the rooftop for an urban glamping experience.

  • Special offer: Enjoy a one-night stay in a King Double room with a bottle of Prosecco and Chocolates, plus breakfast for only £99 (Friday nights extra £30, Saturday extra £40). Find out more

Retro rocket caravans surrounded by plants
Image - Brooks Guesthouse

Family-friendly hotels

If you’re bringing your brood along, Novotel Bristol Centre is an ideal place to stay with plenty of family and interconnecting rooms, free breakfasts for up to two kids, entertainment areas and a free gift for them on arrival.

Designed by Soho House, Mollie’s Motel & Diner is a stylish option for families, offering interconnecting rooms and attractions such as Bristol Zoo Project and The Wave just a stone’s throw away. Almondsbury Inn & Lodge is also well placed for trips to these attractions and the entertainment at Cribbs Causeway.

The Lodge at Bristol is a modern three-star option also loved by families on this side of town, especially as kids stay free!

Exterior view of Mollie's Motel and Diner - Credit Mollie's Motel and Diner
Image - Mollie's Motel & Diner

Hotels with dreamy views

Love the idea of waking up to one of Bristol’s best views? Well, The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin is hard to beat in that case. Book one of the Avon Gorge-facing rooms and you’ll be treated to the sight of Brunel’s masterpiece and symbol of Bristol – Clifton Suspension Bridge.

For a waterfront view, check in at Harbourside hotel The Bristol. Spot ferries, paddleboarders and kayakers zip along the harbour when you book a waterside room at this luxurious urban hotel, with an abundance of restaurants, bars and top attractions on the doorstep.

  • Special offer: Start your day in style with complimentary full breakfast and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine from £94. Find out more

A bedroom at The Bristol Hotel - Credit Simon Brown
Image -  The Bristol

From the buzz of the harbour to the peace of a wetland nature reserve – Bewick’s Lodge is based in the former home of legendary conservationist Peter Scott at WWT Slimbridge. The apartment overlooks Rushy Lake and you can while away the hours birdwatching via the huge windows or Scott’s personal viewing tower.

Bewick's Lodge at WWT Slimbridge - Credit Rupert Marlow
Image - Bewick's Lodge, credit Rupert Marlow

Hotels with spas and pools

Enjoy a subterranean spa experience at Harbour Hotel Bristol. It’s home to seven luxurious treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, areas of rest and relaxation, as well as an atmospheric indoor swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool. Just outside the city, Aztec Hotel & Spa not only boasts an award-winning spa but also an AA Rosette-winning restaurant.

Head into the scenic countryside to the south of Bristol for a relaxing break at Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, where you can walk around their landscaped gardens, dine in one of their two restaurants or relax in their spa and indoor pool. Or dive into the inviting infinity swimming pool at Bowood Hotel, surrounded by picturesuqe grounds in Wiltshire. Their award-winning spa also features a gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room, aromatherapy shower and relaxation room.

Spa pool and seating
Image - HarSpa at Harbour Hotel Bristol

The Aztec Hotel in Almondsbury also has a pool where you can swim full lengths, plus there are award-winning spa facilities for when you're ready to unwind. 

Self-catering accommodation

Settle into a home-from-home at one of Bristol’s serviced apartments, such as those at Alison Court and Beech House, both of which are perfectly situated for exploring the leafy suburb of Clifton.

There’s a myriad of other serviced apartments across the city too – from Your Stay Hamilton Court in Kingsdown, to Premier Suites Bristol Redcliffe.

Sykes Cottages have a wide range of holiday homes across the countryside near Bristol, and you can find many more cottages here.

For more flexibility during your trip to Bristol, rent a campervan from roadsurfer or a motorhome from The Motorhome Holiday Company, giving you the freedom to explore more of the region while you're here.

  • Special offer: Stay at Premier Suites in Redcliffe or Cabot Circus from £89 per night (minimum two night stay). This rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi and all taxes included. You'll also receive a welcome gift of complimentary wine.

Dining room table and kitchen in Beech House - Credit Urban Apartments
Image - Beech House

Hotels for Foodies 

Based in historic Georgian houses, the Clifton Hotels group is known for their top-notch restaurants as well as gorgeous rooms. Dine at Berkeley Square Hotel’s award-winning Square Kitchen, The Clifton Hotel’s atmospheric bar Racks or The Rodney’s elegant No.4 restaurant.

  • Special offer: Enjoy a free breakfast at the Berkeley Square, Clifton and Rodney hotels when you stay for four nights or more during the week.

A plate of food featuring green vegetables and salmon - Credit The Square Kitchen
Image - The Square Kitchen

A highlight of any stay at Hotel du Vin & Bistro is a meal in the AA Rosette restaurant. They serve simple, classic fare with French and British influences, with a sommelier on hand to suggest the perfect wine from their famously extensive list.  

The restaurant at the 16th century Thornbury Castle has been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for its high level of cooking. Treat yourself to a night of indulgence with their special gourmet package, whch includes a stay in a Deluxe bedchamber, Sunday to Thursday, with a fabulous three-course a la carte dinner. Rates from £419 per couple per night.

Sustainable hotels

If you’re after a hotel that matches your planet-friendly values, look to Berwick Lodge. They’re continually looking for ways to make their luxury boutique experience a greener one, from sourcing local produce in their restaurant to using eco-friendly gardening and woodland management methods around the estate.

Fountain in garden at Berwick Lodge - credit Berwick Lodge
Image - Berwick Lodge

Quirky places to stay

Water babies will want to check out The Camp at The Wave, where you can wake up to the sound of waves and be catching them in minutes. The safari-style glamping tents are just a short walk from the shore of the surf lake and sleep up to eight people, ideal for a group adventure. 

History buffs might prefer experiencing Thornbury Castle, an actual Tudor castle complete with turrets, towers, dungeons, walled gardens and king-size bedchambers. Book the King Henry VIII suite to retire in the exact bedchamber he and Anne Boleyn once stayed in.

Thornbury Castle and gardens
Image - Thornbury Castle

Hotels for budget stays

Budget doesn't have to mean basic - boutique hostel The Bristol Wing is located in the heart of the city and have dorm beds available from just £25 per night, or private rooms from £70 per night. 

The Bristol Wing entrance
Image - The Bristol Wing

Bristol Backpackers is a hostel in the heart of the city on medieval St Stephen’s Street, with everything the city centre has to offer at your fingertips. There are private rooms as well as dorms, with prices starting from £16. Mollie's Motel in Cribbs Causeway offers affordable luxury in a convenient location if you want to be close to South Gloucestershire attractions or the M4 and M5 motorways.

For a boutique stay that’s kind on your bank balance, Clifton Hotels’ The Rodney or The Washington are top choices. Rooms in these characterful Georgian townhouses turned hotels start from £55.

An exterior shot of The Rodney Hotel - Credit Clifton Hotels
Image - The Rodney Hotel, credit Jack Hardy

Accommodation for extended stays 

Get the most out of your visit to Bristol by staying in accommodation that offers extended stays. Serviced apartments are great for this, with many offering flexible check in and out times for an additional fee and subject to availability. Check out Premier Suites at Cabot Circus and Redcliffe, Your Stay Bristol apartments at Hamilton Court and Orchard Gate, and Your Apartment.

A bedroom with a large white bed and a picture of a sunset - Credit Your Apartment
Image - Hamilton Court, Your Stay Bristol

New places to stay 

Newly-reopened The Bristol Wing is a stylish hostel in the heart of the city and has a range of rooms available to suit different budgets, starting from £25 per night for a bed in a dormitory.

The Clayton Hotel opened in Bristol's Old City in spring 2022 in the Grade ll listed Everards print works building. This 4 star hotel has 255 airconditioned bedrooms, designed with with luxurious King Koil beds, large flat-screen TVs. 

  • Special offer: Off to Bristol Hippodrome to see a show? Book the Clayton's Theatre Deal to enjoy a pre-theatre meal, overnight stay, breakfast and access to their on-site dry gym.

Front entrance of Clayton Hotel Bristol

Family campsite Basecamp is located in the heart of the beautiful Mendip Hills, just outside Bristol. Surrounded by ancient woodland and on the same site as Mendip Activity Centre, the spacious campsite is perfect for families, small groups and adventure seekers.

The Former Bank of England apartments are the latest range of luxury serviced apartments from Mint Stays, situated in the Grade I listed former Bank of England building on Broad Street in Bristol's Old City. The new collection offers seven uniquely decorated and opulent apartments and suites.

A family sat in camping chairs in a field - Credit Mendip Activity Centre
Image - Mendip Basecamp

Country Hotels

Hunker down at relaxed country hotel THE PIG-Near Bath, where a love of all things local, relaxing treatments in the unique Potting Shed treatment rooms and cosy bedrooms and lounges await.

Or how about a country retreat on the 500-acre Tyntesfield estate? The Chaplain's House is a Gothic Revival building from the 1890s with original features still in place, along with all your modern comforts too. Book the adjoining Chaplain's Lodge and up to 11 of you can enjoy a Victorian-style stay together.

Chaplain's House at Tyntesfield - Credit Mike Henton
Image - Chaplain's House at Tyntesfield, credit Mike Henton

Designer Hotels 

Feel inspired by the interiors at Artist Residence Bristol, a creatively designed hotel in a Georgian townhouse and former boot factory. Spot original features like exposed brick walls and graffiti remnants, as well as an eclectic array of limited-edition prints and original art, including commissioned works by Bristol artists.

There’s more local art at The Berkeley Square Hotel, which is part of the boutique Clifton Hotels group. Head to the lounge to see their rotating exhibition starring Bristol artists.  

Stylish bedroom in hotel
Image - Artist Residence Bristol

Hotels near transport hubs 

Hop off your train at Bristol Temple Meads and be at Novotel Bristol Centre in just a few minutes. Whether you’re travelling solo for business or on a fun family break, the hotel makes a great base for a stay in Bristol.

Travelling from overseas? The Hampton by Hilton is the only hotel within walking distance of the Bristol Airport terminal – ideal for late-night landings or early morning take-offs.  

  • The best places to stay near Bristol Airport

A double room at Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport - Credit Hilton
Image - Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport

Hotels with excellent bars

Based in the exquisite former Lloyds Bank building on Corn Street, enter The Gold Bar at Harbour Hotel Bristol. This lavish drinking den is known for shaking up excellent cocktails, which you can enjoy among opulent décor, banquette seating and cosy corners.

The Library bar and café at Artist Residence is another chic hangout for sipping cocktails, sampling local beers and tucking into cheese and charcuterie boards.

The Gold Bar at Bristol Harbour Hotel - credit Bristol Harbour Hotel
Image - The Gold Bar at Harbour Hotel Bristol 

Hotels for accessibility 

Guests with accessibility needs are guaranteed a comfortable stay at four-star hotel Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus. They scored an impressive 9 out of 10 on accessibility and customer service from Disabled Reviewers, plus there’s all the usual conveniences – from vegan-friendly toiletries to free parking at Cabot Circus.

For a glamping experience with a beachy feel, head for The Camp at The Wave, where all tents can be accessed by wheelchair. There are two DDA compliant tents, which are closest to The Camp Welcome Shack, The Lake and The Clubhouse. The Wave team encourages everyone to embrace the water – ask about adaptive surfing.

Inside a lodge safari tent at The Camp at The Wave - Credit Tom G Photo
Image - The Camp at The Wave

Accommodation for groups 

Bristol has some great group-friendly hotels, whether you're looking for a group of rooms for a big family get-together or there's a coach-load of you coming to explore the city.

DoubleTree by Hilton City Centre makes an excellent hub for group trips to Bristol. Based on Redcliffe Way, you’re in easy reach of Temple Meads, the lively Harbourside and Bristol Shopping Quarter.

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre bedroom - Credit Hilton
Image - DoubleTree by Hilton City Centre 

Places to stay for street art lovers

The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel is a celebration of old and new Bristol. The Grade II listed building was given a makeover in collaboration with local gallery and street art festival Upfest, with over 500 pieces by local artists on show around the hotel. Take a stroll to nearby street art hotspot Nelson Street to see more murals in the wild.

Artist Residence has urban art adorning the walls throughout its rooms, restaurant and bar. Many more renowned street artists have made their mark south of the river, where Upfest is also based.

Mercure Bristol Grand lobby with street art - Credit Jose Coello
Image - Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Historic Hotels 

The Marriott Royal Hotel is Bristol’s oldest hotel. Open since 1868, it’s a landmark Victorian building in the city, standing grandly alongside Bristol Cathedral and City Hall on College Green. Book a stay here and you’ll be following in the footsteps of many famous faces, from Cary Grant to Winston Churchill.

Thornbury Castle also hosted impressive figures from the past: Henry VIII, who owned the castle, and Anne Boleyn spent 10 nights there in 1535. Experience regal splendour and references to Tudor history and traditions throughout your stay.

Dating from the 18th Century, Arnos Manor Hotel is full of Georgian character throughout.

  • Special offer: Receive the full royal treatment with Thornbury Castle’s Henry VIII Experience package.  

Statue of Queen Victoria outside Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel - credit Marriott
Image - Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel

Dog - friendly hotels

Bring your pooch along for a boutique stay at Clifton Hotels. Take your pick from The Clifton, The Washington, The Rodney and The Berkeley Square Hotel, which are all dog-friendly.

Make it a real home-from-home stay by settling into a Your Apartment pad with your canine pal. They have dozens of dog-friendly apartments around the city, from Portland Square to Clifton Village.

A living room with a grey sofa and a navy blue shell chair - Credit Your Apartment
Image - Your Apartment

Hotels with parking 

Accommodation with parking in and around Bristol is plentiful. Arnos Manor Hotel close to Temple Meads Station has free parking on site, while central hotels like Future Inns, where parking is free in neighbouring Cabot Circus, to serviced apartments like Premier Suites Redcliffe – you’ll easily find a place you love with space for the car.

Exterior of Future Inns Bristol Cabot Circus Hotel at night - Credit Mark Ashbee
Image - Future Inns

Hotels where you can bring the team 

Swap the office for the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, where you can book meeting rooms or have a working lunch in the Keepers Kitchen and Bar. Likewise, Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre is a great place to take your team for a change of scenery, with meeting rooms ranging from six all the way up to 600 people in capacity.

Moxy Bristol offer corporate rates from £79 Bed & Breakfast with free Wifi.

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre - Credit Mike Caldwell
Image - Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre

Once you’ve decided where to stay, get planning the rest of your Bristol break: