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Lonsdale House
3.5 out of 5
Lake Road, Windermere, England
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$108
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
4.2/5Very Good! (212 reviews)

"Old style and quaint place and rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2019

Lonsdale House
Windermere Hydro Hotel
3 out of 5
Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
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$90
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16
3.4/5 (404 reviews)
Lake District stopover

"Good service enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

Windermere Hydro Hotel
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
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$127
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
4.3/5Excellent! (585 reviews)

"Beautiful location overlooking the lakeside and in 5ne middle of town. Parking is easy, great breakfast. No need to head into town with an amazing restaurant and bar."…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
23 Church Street, Windermere, England
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$125
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
4.2/5Very Good! (700 reviews)

"The property is lovely,it’s in a good location close to shops & the lake.. However when checking out we got our bill & we found a list of things on it that we had not had. When we went through it we had been overcharged by a £100. We were very disappointed as it left a very sour taste,if we had not ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Melbourne Cottage Guest House
4 out of 5
2/3 Biskey Howe Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
$93
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
4.2/5Very Good! (169 reviews)
Melbourne guesthouse

"great 3 night stay lovely guesthouse clean comfortable hosts were very welcoming made you feel at home told you about local area and how to get around would recommend and will be returning again in future"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Melbourne Cottage Guest House
Lingwood Lodge
4 out of 5
Birkett Hill, Windermere, England
$99
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"Good location, acess to shops and restaurants. Parking spaces. Beautiful room with all facilities, clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Lingwood Lodge
Perfectly Located Apartment Near the Lake Shore, in the Heart of Bowness Village
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Lovely, central location. Great outdoor space to eat, relax.

"Quaint village with all amenities...lovely cafes, bars and shops. Close to lake and ferries."…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Perfectly Located Apartment Near the Lake Shore, in the Heart of Bowness Village
The Burnside Hotel
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness, Windermere, England
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$87
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
4/5Very Good! (83 reviews)

"The property was amazing and the staff were brilliant the only thing is that when we used the hot tub the water feature sprayed over the hot tub and if you turned it off the bubbles went off it was quite hard to have a conversation but overall it was good and i would stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2019

The Burnside Hotel
The Burn How Garden House Hotel
3 out of 5
Back Belsfield Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
$104
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
4.5/5Wonderful! (266 reviews)

"Beautiful large room with good lighting and mirrors .comfy bed and lovely view from balcony of garden"…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

The Burn How Garden House Hotel
Eastbourne Guest House - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Eastbourne, Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"Located right in the heart of the town making everything walkable, whilst providing off street parking. Check-in was very inventively and efficiently managed, and the room was excellent, spacious and very well appointed. I would wgole heartedly recommend it!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2017

Eastbourne Guest House - Adults Only
White Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Lake Road, Windermere, England
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4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Really spacious family room with full access from the hotel as well as a private external door. Immaculately clean, really comfy beds and large shower room, (just needs a more controllable electric power shower). Really good breakfast with lots of choices and well thought out fruit juice/ milk bottles. ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

White Lodge Hotel
Claremont
3 out of 5
66 Craig Walk, Windermere, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)

"Well positioned in a quite part of bowness good breakfast, very nice owners 😀"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Claremont
Dene House
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Windermere, England
$108
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
4.8/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)

"We ha r stayed at Dene House on numerous occasions , and each time we have bern made to feel very welcome. Staff are very friendly, cleanliness and comfort are excellent, as id the breakfast. I would highly recommend Dene House to anyine visisting Bowness/Windermere ."…"

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

Dene House
Craigholme
4 out of 5
70 Craig Walk, Windermere, England
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$82
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
4.8/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)

"Lovely stay at this very comforting property. Within easy reach of the shops and bars and fantastic service, especially the breakfast!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Craigholme
The Westbourne
4 out of 5
Biskey Howe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
$54
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
4.6/5Exceptional! (366 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable. Could not fault anything. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely hot breakfast with lots of choice. Bed very comfortable. Good location. Will certainly return in the future."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

The Westbourne
Oakfold House
4 out of 5
Beresford Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
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4.4/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)
Great location & a friendly welcome

"Very friendly welcome in a very nice B&B in a great location. Happy 3 day stay in the lakes, good parking and in easy walking distance of both Bowness and Windermere. Perfect location to explore the South Lakes."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Oakfold House
Fairfield House
4 out of 5
Brantfell Road, Bowness Bay, Windermere, England
$88
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"The garden was lovely. The staff was so kind. It was very quiet."…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

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Where Should We Stay in Bowness-on-Windermere?

The welcoming destination of Bowness-on-Windermere is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The popular aquarium, boating, and lake views are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. When you're thinking about where you might want to stay with the kids, you can use Expedia to find a hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere that has what you need, whether that's a kitchen in your room or air conditioning.

When Should We Visit Bowness-on-Windermere?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Bowness-on-Windermere.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 67°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average temperature of 34°F
  • Driest months: July, June, May, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.04 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, August, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches

What Should We See and Do in Bowness-on-Windermere?

While you are visiting Bowness-on-Windermere, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as World of Beatrix Potter and Old Laundry Theatre. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Lake District and Hill Top.

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Travelers Loved These Family Hotels

What is a family-friendly hotel?

 

Bowness-on-Windermere family-friendly hotels welcome children and provide essentials for family travellers such as additional bedding for higher occupancy per room; in-room conveniences; and facilities for kids and family activities.

In-room: Connecting/adjoining rooms, family suites, babysitting services and refrigerators are some other room facilities to look out for. Family travellers find these helpful.

On premises: Family-friendly hotels may also have some additional recreational facilities such as outdoor pools, kiddy pools, playgrounds, kids clubs and game rooms.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

What is the definition of a family room?

 

While each Bowness-on-Windermere hotel defines its family room its own way, it usually refers to rooms available in the hotel that comfortably sleep at least 4 people. A family room is usually a larger room with 2 double/queen beds, or 1 double/queen bed and 2 twin beds. At some hotels, you might find 1 double bed for the parents and a sofa bed or bunk beds for the children.

The family room may also include other family-friendly conveniences such as infant beds, rollaway beds, a ground-floor location for convenience, treats for the kids, microwaves or refrigerators for meal preps.

 

How many people does a Bowness-on-Windermere hotel family room sleep?

 

Most of the time, family rooms provide bedding that sleeps at least 2 adults and 2 children, allowing a family of 4 to comfortably share one room.

Family-friendly hotels often also have additional rollaway beds and infant beds available (at a surcharge). If young children share existing bedding, there’s usually no extra charge So, depending if these are available at the hotel of your choice, it could be possible for more than 4 people to share a family room.

On Expedia, you will find room details listed for each room, such as number of beds and types of beds, so you can make the right choice to book for your family.

 

Can a family of 4 stay in one Bowness-on-Windermere hotel room?

 

Yes. Look for Bowness-on-Windermere hotels with rooms which have 2 double beds or 2 queen beds. On Expedia, you can use the family-friendly filter to narrow your search. These hotels are more likely to have such rooms suitable for a family of 4 to stay comfortably in one room.

Alternatively, you could hire an infant crib or additional rollaway beds to fit more people in a regular 2-person room. Check if your hotel of choice provides these facilities.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities may vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

Can a family of 5 stay in one Bowness-on-Windermere hotel room?

 

Yes, depending on the hotel’s policies, it could be possible. Many family-friendly hotels have higher occupancy rooms that come with beds for 4 people, sometimes more. Of those hotels, look out for one which provides the following options to accommodate a fifth person:

✓ Infant cribs available (free or surcharge)

✓ Kids-stay-free policies (younger children can share existing bedding at no extra charge)

✓ Rollaway beds available (free or surcharge)

✓ Extra guests allowed

Alternatively, look for hotels with family suites or 2 connecting rooms.

On Expedia, you can find these details listed on each property page. Note, age restrictions and hotel rules around qualifying as a family apply for all of the above. Not all hotels allow extra staying guests.

 

Do Bowness-on-Windermere hotels charge more for extra guests?

 

It depends on the hotel. Most of the time, yes a surcharge applies for any additional staying guest beyond the original capacity of the room -- for instance, having a third guest in a two-person room.

It’s not as clear in cases where the room already comes with enough beds to accommodate your guest(s).There may be no fees as many hotels charge per-room, not per-guest (unless breakfast is included). However, some hotels may still charge for any extra staying guest beyond the original number of guests mentioned in the booking. Many hotels require all staying guests to register their details.

Note that not all hotels allow extra overnight guests, so it’s best to check beforehand.

 

Can kids have their own hotel room in Bowness-on-Windermere?

 

Generally speaking, young children under a certain age are not allowed their own room, unless it's a connecting room with their parents next door. Older children may be able to have their own room. It’s best to check the individual policy of the hotel you’re interested in, as this varies from one hotel to the next.

 

What is the difference between adjoining rooms and connecting rooms in a Bowness-on-Windermere hotel?

 

The terms ‘adjoining’ and ‘connecting’ are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing. That is, two hotel rooms that have a connecting door, where guests can move freely between both rooms without using the front door. For family travellers, this allows parents to have more comfort and privacy, yet remain within visible reach of their children comfortably in their own beds next door.

The more accurate term for this is connecting rooms. ‘Adjoining rooms’ are in fact simply two hotel rooms located next to each other.

 

How do you get an adjoining room at a Bowness-on-Windermere hotel?

 

On Expedia, you can check if a hotel has adjoining rooms in the room details or property details.

Adjoining/connecting rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

 

How do I choose a good family-friendly hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere?

 

Family travellers love hotels with good swimming pools, kids clubs, good service, larger rooms (to accommodate families of 4 or 5), and have a convenient location for sightseeing.

 

Consider location and transport options carefully, ensuring it's convenient to get around Bowness-on-Windermere together as a family:

  • Hotel-airport shuttles (free or surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttles to family attractions (free or surcharge).
  • Well-connected public transportation nearby
  • Within walking distance to main attractions

 

You have the option of hotel alternatives too:

  • Spacious vacation rentals with multiple rooms
  • Aparthotels with in-room kitchenettes and laundry facilities
  • Unique local style of accommodation, for an authentic experience

 

How do I find a good family-friendly hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere on Expedia?

 

You can start your search by entering your destination and dates, to see a list of hotels. Then check the filter box that says ‘family-friendly’, and sort the hotels to see the top recommended hotels, best deals or hotels with the best guest rating. Depending on the age of your children and the size of your family travelling together, different amenities will be more suitable. Look out for the features above.

You can also read genuine guest reviews from other family travellers. To do this, once you’ve found a hotel you’re interested in, click on the number of reviews, then select the ‘traveler type’ button. Here you can view only the most relevant reviews by selecting ‘families’ or ‘families with small children’.

 

How do I choose a good Bowness-on-Windermere for a family with kids?

 

If you have young children, look for Bowness-on-Windermere hotels which have the following available:

✓ Infant cribs

✓ Kids-stay-free policy

✓ Children’s pool

✓ Babysitting/childcare (free or surcharge)

✓ Supervised kids club

✓ Snacks available on-site

✓ Kids menu

 

Availability of these in-room facilities comes in handy for storing formula and preparing food:

✓ Microwave

✓ Refrigerator

✓ Kitchenette

 

How do I find a good Bowness-on-Windermere for a family with teenage children?

 

If you have teenagers, look out for adjoining rooms, on-site arcade or gaming rooms, multiple pools, nearby activities and theme-park shuttles in your Bowness-on-Windermere hotel.

 

How do I choose a Bowness-on-Windermere hotel that’s good for a family with elderly parents?

 

If you’re travelling with older folks, use the filters to search for family-friendly hotels with accessibility features. Consider booking ground-floor rooms for easy access.

 

How do I find hotels in Bowness-on-Windermere that are good for large families?

 

For large families, check if hotels have

✓ Kids-stay-free policy ✓ Additional/rollaway beds available for hire ✓ Connecting rooms ✓ Family suites ✓ Recreational activities for various ages.

 

How do I choose a good hotel for a Bowness-on-Windermere family holiday on a budget?

 

On Expedia, you can use filters to search for family-friendly hotels, sort the hotels to view the cheapest first or the best deals available. When you’ve found a hotel you like, look at the guest rating or click on the number of guest reviews to see what past guests had to say.

Some other considerations to save costs are:

  • Room Facilities: Rooms that sleeps four to six people, rollaway beds available, kids-stay-free policy. Kitchenette for preparing and reheating group meals. Aparthotels with laundry facilities. Free airport transfers, free parking.
  • Hotel Location: Cheaper hotels outside the city-centre or popular tourist areas, with public transportation nearby so it's convenient to get around. Or hotels in the best location where you can walk to attractions.
  • Vacation Rentals: These tend to be more spacious and do not have 24-hour front desks, toiletries or other frills, so you save on those costs.