England

Hotels in England

Depending on your desired city of exploration, there are several places that provide a place to sleep that has the feel of a home away from home. If you would prefer to be along the coast, the Boscastle Youth Hostel in Cornwall is a down-to-earth, relaxed place to stay that also won’t cost a fortune. Many other hotels in England and cottages have the same idea of affordability and tranquility, such as the Lengthsmans Cottage (outside of Birmingham) and the Dannah Farm Hotel (Derbyshire). England hotels may not be cheap, but offer outstanding service. This guide will help you to find the best hotels in England.

Pride of Britian is a chain of luxury hotels. These hotels are family run and offer personal service. They are some of the finest hotels in England. These hotels are well known around the world. Plus, they offer fine dining and luxury spas.

Opened in 1899, this Gothic Revival masterpiece was to be London’s gateway to the Continent via a railway link to the impending Channel tunnel. Alas, financiers overshot tunnel construction by a century, rail travel declined, and the hotel fell into disrepair.

Housed on a dramatic 55 acres, the hotel may look to be out of a Knoll showroom, and the spa may be frequented by boldface names, but there are rows of wellies for visitors who have chosen not to haul their own.

A classic that’s as popular now as it was in the 20’s, this spot in chichi Mayfair is the epitome of elegance. The Art Deco details are sublime, as is the pricey afternoon tea (though it’s as much a people-watching exercise as an indulgent experience).

The look is traditional English contemporary—bold patterns and plumped-up pillows meet granite-and-oak bathrooms and sandstone fireplaces—at this 44-room hotel on a quiet cul-de-sac in tony Knightsbridge, a stone’s throw from Harrods. Snug parlors and a well-stocked honor bar add to the appeal.

Waldorf Hilton’s West End theatre district location is close to Trafalgar Square, shopping at Covent Garden Market, and scores of events. Guest rooms include standard business amenities and spacious environs.

The 30-room hotel owned by Olga Polizzi overlooks the cove and has a boat for exploring Falmouth Bay.

Part of London’s most reliable motel chain, with 18 locations in all, Premier Inn Southwark offers standardized (if bland) comfort.

Across from Buckingham Palace, this family-owned establishment has a total of 164 accommodations, including standard rooms and townhouse apartments.

This hotel in the heart of the city is just a stone's throw from the Tower of London. A 12-storey mid-rise, it was built in 2002 and houses 307 rooms and 11 suites. Common areas have a relaxed, neutral design, as do guest rooms with cream-tan-gray palettes.

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.

If you’ve been looking for an English country weekend straight out of a Jane Austen novel (minus the heartache), look no further than Temple Guiting, a private estate in the Cotswolds, where Sophie Conran hosts custom and all-inclusive getaways.