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Rural Cottage in Dorset With Hot Tub
3 out of 5
3 Hardys Row, Dorchester, England
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6.07 mi from city center
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Hübsches Ferienhaus mit viel Platz

"Toller Service. War noch schöner, als die Webseitenbeschreibung. Tolle Küche. Daumen hoch! Danke."…"

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

Rural Cottage in Dorset With Hot Tub
The Oak at Dewlish
3.5 out of 5
Dewlish, Dorchester, England
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The price is $74 per night
6.43 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)
Great pub.

"A good comfortable pub which we have stayed before. It did not dissapoint, the food comfort and friendliness were as good as ever. Looking forward to our next visit."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The Oak at Dewlish
The New Inn
3 out of 5
14 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, England
The price is $110 per night
3.58 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (67 reviews)
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"Was only a short trip, but the hotel was very nice. My room was small, but comfortable and warm. No need for a big room on a one nighter. Food was very good, enjoyed the breakfast immensely. I had the burger for dinner as I was on budget and could not run to the steak dinner, but they did look very ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

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The Countryman Inn
3.5 out of 5
East Knighton, Dorchester, England
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10.4 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and courteous - accommdation was very comfortable and the Breakfast was excellent being plentiful and prepared to a very high standard."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

The Countryman Inn
The Red Lion
3 out of 5
Winfrith, Dorchester, England
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10.24 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (122 reviews)

"Amazing, friendly staff. Booked last minute and everything was ready for us. The breakfast included was delicious and everything was clean and sanitised."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The Red Lion
The Brewers Arms
3 out of 5
Martinstown, Dorchester, England
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The price is $95 per night
4.42 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Perfect village local ideally located.

"Lovely clean rooms, great welcome and breakfast, nothing too much trouble. we were visiting friends nearby who already had a houseful but we all dined at the brewers, not the cheapest but well worth it. Would make an excellent base for someone exploring the lovely Dorset countryside making a wonderful ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The Brewers Arms
Westwood Guest House
4 out of 5
29 High West Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $104 per night
3.11 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)

"A first rate property, run by a really helpful, friendly couple. Both my girlfriend and I were extremely impressed by Tom and Mel’s welcoming attitude, the size and layout of the bedroom and en suite bathroom, the facilities on offer, and the quality and range of food available at breakfast. And ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Westwood Guest House
The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
4 out of 5
Plush, Dorchester, England
The price is $125 per night
4.85 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (194 reviews)

"Lovely staff, she allowed me to check in at 11pm without extra payment. The hotel ring me as soon as i booked to found out at what time i was checking in ! Plenty of room ,the bed is very comfortable and the breakfast included on the deal is so beautifully made."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
The Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
26 High St, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, England
The price is $93 per night
3.7 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"Exceptional service, especially from the Romanian lady,"…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

The Greyhound Inn
The Fox & Hounds Inn
3 out of 5
Duck Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $100 per night
5.68 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (10 reviews)
Perfect little place to stay.

"Very helpful and accomdating. Comfy beds and beautiful location."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

The Fox & Hounds Inn
Royal Yeoman B&B
3 out of 5
9 Dorchester Road, Grimstone, Dorchester, England
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2.25 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Comfy B and B in Dorset

"Comfy beds, free wifi, good breakfast, helpful hostess."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Royal Yeoman B&B
Bay Tree House
4 out of 5
4 Athelstan Road, Dorchester, England
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The price is $89 per night
3.62 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Friendly welcome ,clean, comfortable spacious rooms ,extensive breakfast & very central for all of Dorchesters local amenities"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Bay Tree House
Maiden Newton Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
64-66 Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton, Dorchester, England
The price is $63 per night
4.99 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great value

"Room was great, king size bed, lovely bathroom and big shower, very clean, milk and bottled milk in the fridge on arrival, tea, coffee and hot chocolate supplied and amazing chocolate caramel shortbread too. Would definitely book there again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Maiden Newton Bed and Breakfast
Best Western King's Arms
3 out of 5
30 HIGH STREET,, Dorchester, ENG
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3.13 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
Only one night, but it was very pleasant.

"We spent one night at the King's. We arrived several hours before check-in and were told that the cleaners hadn't even come in yet to clean the room. We went into town for a couple of hours, and when we came back at 11am (check in was supposed to be at 2pm) the room was ready for us! We went up and ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2015

Best Western King's Arms
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
3 out of 5
32 High West Street, Dorchester, England
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The price is $62 per night
3.11 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (277 reviews)
Great hotel with convenient location

"My boyfriend and I had a great stay here. Rooms are nice looking, comfortable and exceptionally clean. Also stocked up with nice ammenities like a heater, a fan, an iron, drinks, water and biscuits which really made a difference. The staff were lovely as well which was a bonus. Will book again in ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

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Visiting Dorchester

History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and rural, this city attracts tourists with its museums and coffeehouses. Top sights around the area include Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Corfe Castle.

  • There are 52 hotels and other accommodations in Dorchester
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Dorchester

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include The Keep Military Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition, and Dorset Teddy Bear Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Roman Town House, Maumbury Rings, and Hardy's Cottage. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Borough Gardens, Sculpture by the Lakes, and Weymouth Bay.

In Dorchester, you'll find 52 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa - With a stay at this 5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a full-service spa and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • The Brewers Arms - Our customers love the spacious and comfortable rooms at this inn. This 3-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and a bar.
  • Westwood Guest House - Amenities at this 4-star guesthouse include free breakfast and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its WiFi and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center, and Corfe Castle, which is 19.4 mi/31.3 km away.

Getting Around Dorchester

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station, or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Dorchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 53°F and the nighttime average to be 35°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 70°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September averages 72°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 62°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 1.02 inches
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 70°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Dorchester?
The Frampton Arms is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Bay Tree House and The Oak at Dewlish as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dorchester, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view top deals in Dorchester.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Dorchester?
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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Dorchester?
Based on reviews, The Sydney Arms is a popular 3-star B&B for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is Westwood Guest House.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Dorchester?
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features bathrobes and LCD TVs. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Dorchester?
The Countryman Inn is a top inn for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. The Greyhound Inn is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Athelhampton House and Gardens?
The Oak at Dewlish is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star B&B offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It’s located 2.5 mi (4 km) from Athelhampton House and Gardens. Other good choices within 5 miles include The Frampton Arms and Heathcote House.
What about the best place to stay close to Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Frampton Arms, located 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope, and this 3.5-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Barton Cottage Bed & Breakfast and The Red Lion are a couple of other good options within 5 miles.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Dorchester?
Bay Tree House is a top 3.5-star beach inn with free breakfast and free WiFi. Head to Ringstead Beach or West Bexington Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation in Dorchester?
The New Inn is a luxury inn with a restaurant, and a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Westwood Guest House are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best hotel in Dorchester to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers meeting rooms and free WiFi. Other choices close to historic sites include The Countryman Inn and Summer Lodge Country House Hotel. Also notable landmarks to visit include Roman Town House, Max Gate, and Maiden Castle.
What are some accommodations with pools in Dorchester?
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a full-service spa, and free breakfast.

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