Get an overview of this hotelInn with free breakfast, walk to Arundel Castle and Gardens


Situated in Arundel, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Arundel Cathedral and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this inn has a bar/lounge and a garden. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include free breakfast.

Room Amenities

All 6 rooms offer coffee makers and TVs.

St Marys Gate Inn ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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Excellent hotel 5 minutes walk to the town centre

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: See above
Cons: Just one small issue, they took a payment before we arrived when it was agreed that we would pay on arrival but the owner soon solved the problem.
Location: A really picturesque wildfowl reserve nearby with several different breeds
Warm & welcoming staff, great old character, lovely menu with specials always available. Breakfast amazing. Just across the road from the cathedral which is a beautiful building.
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Cosy room & pub. Decent shower too!

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 23, 2017
It was a very convenient walk from the wedding we attended. Very cosy room & pub. Only thing letting it down was the dog poo all over the car park!
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Great Hotel

5 out of 5
by from West Sussex
Posted Jan 16, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. 16th Century hotel so loads of character and ambience. All the staff were lovely and extremely helpful.
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Lovely weekend 😀

5 out of 5
by from Kent
Posted Oct 31, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, great breakfast, good sized modern room.
Cons: Wifi connection
Location: Cathedral is next door, the town a 5-10 minute walk downhill, and the Castle approx 10 minutes along Mill Road. Wetland Centre is about 25 minutes
I booked the St Mary's Gate Inn for 3 nights to celebrate my husband's birthday by spending the weekend in Arundel. The inn is situated at the top of a hill next to the Cathedral. We arrived early, Nevin the landlady was there to greet us and show us to our room in the annexe at the rear. There was ample free parking. It was a nice size, with good quality matching furniture , a TV and a comfortable bed. It was spotlessly clean, with a full complement of tea, coffee and biscuits. The shower room was modern and had lovely white fluffy towels and toiletries. We slept well, although it would have been nice to have been able to open a window. There was free Wifi, easily obtainable in the bar, but a little intermittent in the room.( Just open the door and it reconnects!!) We spent the 3 days roaming round Arundel, visiting the Cathedral, the Castle and the Wetland Centre. The breakfast was ample, with juice, cereal, yogurts, and a Full English of your choice. The sausages were particularly delicious. Toast and tea/coffee refills came quickly by a pleasant and helpful server. We ate in the bar/ restaurant on 2 evenings, the food looked and tasted nice, standard Pub Grub with a Specials Board and was a good portion size, especially the starters. The whitebait and mini Camembert were tasty and filling. The beer and wine was well chilled. The room was cleaned daily. All in all we had a great time here, and would thoroughly recommend to others.
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Good location, comfortable room.

3 out of 5
Posted Sep 10, 2016
Pros: Online search
Cons: Room needs a few alterations, eg new carpet, curtain pole hanging off and a lick of paint.
Location: Great location, next door to Cathedral, close to town centre with Castle, restaurants and shops to explore.
Room a good size, comfortable bed. Looking tired in places, a new carpet would improve. Breakfast tasty.
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Superb Inn.

5 out of 5
by from Lancashire
Posted Aug 20, 2016
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Too far from Lancashire to visit regularly
Location: Within walking distance of town centre. Nearby Arundel Castle well worth a visit. Plenty of eateries to visit. Especially the India gate.
Enjoyable stay. Staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. Food great. Room was comfortable, clean, and had everything you need, including decent biscuits with the tea making facilities.
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Wonderful location, and fantastic staff

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 12, 2016
Pros: Staff and location
Cons: Shower needs more water pressure.
Lovely staff. We arrived very early from the ferry, and they let us store our luggage, and gave us a pot of tea to warm us up. You are next to many restaurants and ten minutes from the castle.
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comfortable friendly great value for money

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 11, 2016
Pros: everything !
returning for our 5th stay at st marys gate, lovely clean comfortable room, staff very welcoming great food in the pub, breakfast included which is lovely, close enough to walk to Arundel main street, but very peaceful being next to the cathedral, and parking provided which is a plus in Arundel, we will def be back soon
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Place to stay in Arundel

3 out of 5
by from Kitchener, Ontario
Posted Aug 6, 2016
Pros: Cute pub with colourful blooms in their window boxes. Food was good and the staff were very friendly.
Cons: The carpet in the room ( main hotel building) was very ' tired' / appeared less than clean; suggest change to wood floor or replace carpet.
Location: The town of Arundel and the castle are close by and walkable from the hotel ( there is an uphill climb to get back to the hotel).
A good choice if you are visiting Arundel Castle and looking for a quaint place to stay. The back courtyard looked very pretty with lots of tables/ umbrellas to enjoy a drink outside with a friend.
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st mary gate inn

5 out of 5
Posted Aug 6, 2016
Pros: Friendly atmosphere
Cons: Shower was a bit dodgy
Location: Arundel castle, cathedral, museum and quaint shops.
Lovely setting and friendly staff, excellent food. Happily to recommend to everybody and would stay again.
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Property Amenities

Property Amenities

The inn offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1525 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served between 8 AM and 9 AM.

St Marys Gate - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


Start your morning with a free breakfast, available from 8 AM to 9 AM.

Property Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

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Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.