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Norfolk Royale Hotel, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, England
The price is $64 per night
0.13 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (895 reviews)

"Really nice shabby chic hotel, but our room cards kept stopped working multiple times even though we kept them away from our phones and cards etc"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Norfolk Royale Hotel, BW Signature Collection
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
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0.1 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"We only stayed one night instead of three here due to the current issues with Coronavirus and self isolation, however we were still made go feel welcome in a time of uncertainty. The hotel was very central and in a great location, rooms were exceptional and we slept well. The cooked breakfast was ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
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0.32 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,057 reviews)

"Check in service excellent, bar and restaurant facilities excellent."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Elstead Hotel
3 out of 5
12-14 Knyveton Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, England
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The price is $69 per night
0.96 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (563 reviews)

"I stay here before and it lovely and clean , friendly staff and will definitely recommended friends and family"…"

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Elstead Hotel
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
3 out of 5
East Overcliff, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
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0.64 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (671 reviews)

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Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton
The Orchid Hotel
4 out of 5
34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
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0.55 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (454 reviews)

"The staff were very hard working and pleasant. Very nice with politeness being superb. Very helpful, nothing was a problem"…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

The Orchid Hotel
Hotel Celebrity
3 out of 5
47 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
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0.58 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (644 reviews)

"Good position for all local ammenities, (Seafront, Town) and great value for money."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hotel Celebrity
The Durley Dean Hotel
3 out of 5
28 West Cliff Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, England
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0.43 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (902 reviews)
for the price can’t be beat

"For the price we paid we were amazed at the quality of the room. Clean warm modern with excellent WiFi what’s not to like would definitely stay again. Convenient for the bic and everything else."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

The Durley Dean Hotel
The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
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0.81 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Went to this hotel due to our cruise being cancel, very nice hotel with wonderful staff but some areas do need updating"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel
3 out of 5
7 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, England
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0.47 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (777 reviews)

"The staff were welcoming, 2x swimming pools and spa were very nice. Superior Room was adequate but would’ve liked a mini-fridge in it. Breakfast was lovely that would cater for all tastes. Overall a very nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

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Visiting Bournemouth

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Bournemouth, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, entertainment choices, and beautiful gardens. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its bars. Top sights in the city include Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth Lower Gardens, and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre.

  • There are 259 hotels and other accommodations in Bournemouth
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Southampton (SOU), 27.7 mi (44.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Bournemouth

Cultural venues in the city include Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre, O2 Academy Bournemouth, and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Families come for attractions such as Oceanarium, Bournemouth Pier, and The Square. Notable city landmarks like Boscombe Pier and St. Peter's Church might be worth a visit.

In Bournemouth, there are 259 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • HOTEL 50 - With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and WiFi.
  • Crossroads Hotel - Our customers like the beach locale and overall value at this B&B. With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • The Artists' Studio BnB - With a stay at this 3.5-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Other top sights in Bournemouth include Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Lower Gardens. Top places to visit around the area include Poole Harbour, located 4.5 mi (7.2 km) from the city center, and Brownsea Island, which is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) away.

Getting Around Bournemouth

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Bournemouth Station or Pokesdown for Boscombe Station. Bournemouth might not have very many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Bournemouth

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 52°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 65°F, while the average at night is 42°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 67°F with nighttime averages of 51°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 61°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • Bournemouth gets about 1.06 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 66°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 39°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Bournemouth?
The Westby Guest House is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free parking. It’s located steps from O2 Academy Bournemouth. Other favorite options based on reviews include The Chocolate Box Hotel and Bamboo Guesthouse.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Bournemouth, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get top deals in Bournemouth.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Bournemouth?
To access more information about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Bournemouth, click here.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Bournemouth?
Based on reviews, Elstead Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Heathlands Hotel Bournemouth and Suncliff Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION.
What's the best place to stay in Bournemouth City Centre?
With 107 lodging options to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, The Green House is the highest ranked property in Bournemouth City Centre. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 7-minute walk from Bournemouth Beach. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Bamboo Guesthouse and The Chocolate Box Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Bournemouth?
Norfolk Royale Hotel, BW Signature Collection is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options for your stay with the kids include The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION and Carrington House Hotel. Attractions like Oceanarium and Bournemouth Pier are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a couple visiting Bournemouth?
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features digital TV and coffee makers. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Wessex and Elstead Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Bournemouth?
Hotel Collingwood, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Roundhouse Hotel Bournemouth and Heathlands Hotel Bournemouth.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Bournemouth Beach?
Adjacent to Bournemouth Beach, Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Other good choices within a short distance include Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel and Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth.
What about the best place to stay close to Bournemouth International Centre?
One of the top choices for your stay is Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, located next to Bournemouth International Centre, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth and Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Bournemouth?
The Westby Guest House is a top 4-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and an indoor pool. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel and The Durley Dean Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Bournemouth Beach or Alum Chine Beach.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Bournemouth?
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel is a luxury hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Another upscale option for your stay is Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth.

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