Hotels in England

Images of the seafront, projected behind the reception desk, welcome guests to Hotel Seattle. In step with Brighton’s past as a seaside getaway from London, the hotel has with beach-holiday touches like wicker furniture and a large, marina-view restaurant.

On a mellow cobblestone street in the swank Belgravia neighborhood, this townhouse-turned-87-room-boutique hotel is an easy walk to the shops of Sloane Street (including Harrods and Harvey Nichols) and the Knightsbridge tube station.

The eco-aware hotel, which opened in mid 2007, is as sustainable as possible, with native woods and stone, organic toiletries, and fair-trade linens. The 11 rooms have chunky wooden beds, leather tub chairs, and flat-screen televisions.

A once-dreary waterfront city recently dubbed a European Capital of Culture, Liverpool has always prided itself on being out of the mainstream. The Hope Street Hotel is in the Georgian Quarter, near several repertory theaters.

The iron railings, brass doorknocker, and smart Georgian exterior set up the townhouse ambiance at Sydney House in Chelsea.

This affordable hotel has nine romantic rooms that feel like home, only better, with exposed beams, plum-hued walls, deep rolltop baths, and freshly baked cookies delivered to your room upon arrival.

Compton Castle, the family estate of Elizabethan explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert, contains a stone cottage built into the castle's curtain wall.

Two 18th-century row houses—set on an immaculate lawn made for picnics—at the center of Bath’s Royal Crescent, a series of Georgian-era residences.

Although Gordon Ramsay is best-known as a celebrity chef, he made his debut as an hotelier in 2008. York & Albany resides in a Nash-designed townhouse on the edge of Regent’s Park. Ten snug rooms match moody London weather, brushed in shades of blue, gray, and purple.

An eco-lodge and spa where all 37 rooms have cliff-edge hot tubs.

Check into this family-friendly inn, with modern touches, like simple American black walnut desks, in its 14 mocha-hued rooms.