Top 10 Hotels in Dorset

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Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff
Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff

7 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth BH2 5JS

4.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (368 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Square and Bournemouth International Centre …

$83
Ramada Encore Bournemouth
Ramada Encore Bournemouth

22 Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2NS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (699 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

$74
Holiday Inn Express Poole
Holiday Inn Express Poole

Walking Field Lane, Poole BH15 1RZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (363 reviews)

Located in the heart of Poole, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lighthouse Poole and Poole Harbour. Brownsea Island …

$80
Marsham Court Hotel
Marsham Court Hotel

3 Russell Cotes Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AB

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (233 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth …

$67
Royal Exeter Hotel
Royal Exeter Hotel

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5AG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (611 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach …

$105
The Norfolk Royale Hotel
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6EN

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (317 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Genting Casino Bournemouth and Bournemouth International …

$56
Wessex Hotel
Wessex Hotel

11-13 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth BH2 5EZ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (624 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth International Centre and …

$65
Ocean Beach Hotel and SPA Bournemouth
Ocean Beach Hotel and SPA Bournemouth

East Overcliff Drive, Dorset, Bournemouth BH1 3AN

3.0 out of 5.0
3.2 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bournemouth Natural Science Society, Bournemouth Beach …

$51
The Green House
The Green House

4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (383 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bournemouth, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum …

$129
Village Hotel Bournemouth
Village Hotel Bournemouth

Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (574 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Littledown Sports Center and Altitude High …

$92

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Dorset Hotel Guide

The lovely county of Thomas Hardy is sometimes overlooked in favor of its higher profile neighbors, but opting for hotels in Dorset when you plan your next break could be a smart decision. So, before you dash off to Cornwall or make a beeline for Sussex, check out some Dorset hotels and indulge yourself in the luxury of 4-star hotels in a destination that’s truly 5-star.

First stop has to be beautiful Bournemouth, which grew to prominence with the popularity of sea bathing in the Edwardian era, bringing visitors from far and wide to take the waters and breathe the pungent air of the pine trees that line Bournemouth beach. Some of the charm of that era can still be recaptured in buildings such as the Winter Gardens, the art deco theatres and cinemas and the impressive spa hotels that sprang up to service the growing stream of rich and famous visitors.

Bournemouth has never been content to rest on its historic laurels however, and today it’s a vibrant and modern town with plenty to keep culture vultures more than happy. Bournemouth International Centre is one of the major venues on the south coast, hosting performances by international stars as well as influential political conferences and trade exhibitions. This has encouraged a number of well-known chains of business hotels to locate in the town, helping to swell visitor numbers at the budget end of the scale.

Nature-lovers won’t be able to resist a trip to Brownsea Island, the largest of eight islands in Poole Harbor and owned by the National Trust. Thanks to its isolation from the mainland it is one of the few remaining places in England where indigenous red squirrels can still be found, while the lagoon is a popular feeding ground for wading birds such as terns and avocets.

To the west of the county lies Lyme Regis, known as the "Pearl of Dorset" and favorite holiday haunt of J. R. R. Tolkien. Check into one of the romantic hotels in the pretty town centre before following in the footsteps of John Fowles’ enigmatic French Lieutenant’s Woman with a bracing walk along the Cobb. Then visit the museum built on the site of the family shop of famous paleontologist Mary Anning to learn more about the fascinating fossils found on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site..

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