Step Into The Heart Of Bath: 10 Hotels & Holiday Homes - Updated 2024

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Planning a trip to Bath, UK and you want to stay in the city centre but don’t know which accommodation would be best? Well we have waved our magic wand and shortlisted just a few of our favorite central accommodations. So, all you need to do now is pick one and be safe in the knowledge that after a long day exploring Bath you can put your feet up and relax.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 13, 2024.

1. Abbey Hotel (from USD 205)

Just a two minute walk from central Bath this quirky boutique hotel is a great place to spend a few days. The bedrooms are a good size, with a seating area and matching decoration throughout. In terms of the main hotel area it seems that there is a room specifically designed to meet everyone’s tastes.

You could choose to grab a beer in the underground dome bar, which feels like a hipster hangout, outside in the Italian styled street bar, the wooden cabin (which gets beautifully transformed for Christmas) which wouldn’t be out of place in a ski lodge, the bright ‘art bar’ with cutting edge design works, or even, what we have donned, the white sparkle room. This hotel has a nice 'buzz’ to it, so wherever you choose to have that beer you wont be disappointed.

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Abbey Hotel Bath, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1 North Parade
145 meters (476.7 ft) from The Roman Baths

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms

2. Toll Keeper's House (from 262 USD)

This unique vacation rental is built looking over the River Avon; originally a toll house the location has been lovingly restored over its three floors to provide comfort and relaxation whilst playing homage to its important history. There are two bathrooms and two bedrooms, and six people can stay here comfortably. There is a garden and terrace outside which is perfect for relaxing in the evening sun with a glass of wine. The two bedrooms are located on the second floor whilst the living room, equipped with TV and a spare double bed-pull down, is on the third floor.

Toll Kepper's House

Price: from 262 USD

Number of Guests: 6

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3. The Windsor Town House (from USD 218)

In a quiet street this architecturally beautiful 5-star Georgian townhouse is just a 2 minute walk to central Bath. Each room is individually decorated and rooms come equipped with free WiFi and a TV with Freeview digital channels. Plus, a free breakfast is included with the price so that you can make sure you are well fed before your day of sightseeing.

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The Windsor Town House

Wifi Available

Address: 69 Great Pulteney Street
457 meters (0.3 ft) from The Roman Baths

Parking Room service Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning

4. Melissa's Beautiful City Centre Flat (from USD 198)

This quiet flat near Pultney Bridge is perfect for a couple or two friends who want a nice comfortable stay on the second floor of a Grade 2 listed building. The views of the flat overlook the River Avon, the Abbey, Pultney Bridge, and Beezer Maze. It’s worth noting that there is a two night minimum stay at the property.

Stayed at this property?
Bath, England, United Kingdom
285 meters (0.2 ft) from The Roman Baths
13 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
melissa’s place is wonderful quite spacious for 2 people with a lovely view from the living room
melissa provided treats on our arrival and made our stay extremely comfortable
this apartment is gorgeous melissa left some beautiful touches in the property and we adored our stay
well equipped and extremely comfortable with a very welcoming and helpful host
the location is great
a wonderful find in central bath
gorgeous view and lovely sounds of the weir great place to spend a summer weekend
i would definitely recommend this flat for the location the views the privacy and the value
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5. Surinder's Luxury Ensuite Circus Room (from 114 USD)

The Circus Room at Belvoir Lodge can sleep up to 4 people; it has an Emporer sized bed and a pull out sofa bed. A full english breakfast is included in the price which you can then work off as you walk up the hill towards the city centre. In addition to the full breakfast, Surinder goes the extra mile and offers tea and coffee with biscuits and sweets. There is a shared lounge in the property which has an eclectic collection of treasures from around the world as well as a library to browse during your stay.

Surinder's Luxury Ensuite Circus Roomy

Price: from 114 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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6. Unique 1 Bed Grade II listed House (from USD 169)

This charming & unique grade II listed period house is just a ten minute walk from the heart of Bath. Well recommended for couples, the owner has lovingly decorated the property to a very high standard taking care to use all of the space well. The bed is large and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped and is kept immaculately clean. Add in a relaxing lounge and you have the perfect little hideaway for a weekend break. This Airbnb property scores 5 stars across the scoresheet. There is a 2 night minimum stay.

Stayed at this property?
Bath, England, United Kingdom
692 meters (0.5 ft) from The Roman Baths
345 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable sitting space and lots of natural light
a cozy place with a unique street view from the comfortable shop window
the kitchen is complete with a good stove and dishwasher
inside the small space is well utilised to give a warm cozy feel
the bed is super comfortable and the living space is very stylish and cosy
very clean and very georgian place
incredibly clean and comfortable and thoughtfully designed
it was really nice and clean too
i had a great accommodation the place was clean and smelled nice and everything was working perfectly fine
very quiet comfortable bed and extremely clean just perfect x
hosts were very responsive
great hosts with awesome recommendations and simple instructions
check-in and check-out went smoothly with the information the friendly hosts provided
great hosts everything was made very easy for us
dan & jenny were great hosts
perfect location
excellent location within a short walk of everything you’d need
great location to everything in town
location is perfect only a ten minute walk into town
a cute quirky place in a great location to explore bath
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7. Andrew's Traditional Working Boat

This large boat on the River Avon, just a short distance from the city centre, can sleep up to nine people. Now before you book, we think it’s best to remind you that boats are an incredible way to spend a few days but for some people they do take a bit of ‘getting used to.’ So, if you’re happy to deal with the restricted headroom, somewhat difficult access points and chemical toilets in return for being able to enjoy a morning cup of tea in the fresh air up deck, well then we recommend that you book today.

Stayed at this property?
Bath, England, United Kingdom
1.19 km (0.8 mi) from The Roman Baths
263 reviews  
Boat 5 Beds 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very quaint boat great breakfast spread and easy to get into bath
we used two electric heaters which were effective (except during the electrical problems)
its well managed and equipped with everything you will need to make your stay comfortable
picnic table was a great touch for breakfast off the boat
andrew provided all you needed for a lovely breakfast
we had a lovely time boat was clean and had everything we needed
andrew was an amazing host
andrew was a lovely host
andrew is an amazing host
the boat is one of a kind brilliant experience
the host is really nice and definetelly goes the extra mile
great location close to city center
this is a really interesting and unique stay location
well located and a fun experience
it’s beautifully situated and close to the town centre
superb location with lots of character
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8. Natalie's Large Double Room

This beautiful double room with exposed brickwork and fireplace is in a 4 bed house just 15-20 mins walk from the town centre. Through booking this accommodation you’ll have access to the shared kitchen and there is free parking directly outside the property. Facilities include 2 shared bathrooms, a kitchen where you can enjoy a free breakfast, a lounge & a sunny pebbled garden.

Stayed at this property?
Bath, United Kingdom
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from The Roman Baths
90 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some breakfast things available on a help yourself basis (toast muesli proper coffee )
she also prepared a delicious and complete english breakfast
there were lots of breakfast options the room was lovely as per the photos
the bathrooms were modern and the breakfast selection was good
the room is exactly as described and the breakfast is really good
everything was spotless; very clean and tidy
everything was clean and as described
the house is clean and tidy
her house was clean and spacious
the room was clean and comfortable
natalie is a great host
great place and friendly host :)
natalie is the perfect host
natalie was a really lovely host
natalie is a perfect host
the location was ok it's about 20 minutes by walk to the city
the location is convenient for easy access to town
the neighborhood is great as well walking distance to bath
the bus might be a better option here
the house is perfectly connected to the city center and located in a friendly neighbourhood
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9. SACO Bath

Locating near Chapel Arts Centre and Thermae Bath Spa, this is a great location in a 4-star apartment. There are 43 different guest rooms to choose from, each featuring kitchenettes with stovetops and microwaves and a seating area. This self contained apart-hotel is perfect for couples.

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Bath, GB
2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

10. The Rising Sun Inn (from USD 182)

You can’t get much more central than this with the Roman Baths a mere 400 meters (1,312 feet) away. All of the rooms are decorated with neutral colors, with a clean modern feel. This is a small inn so expect a warm friendly welcome upon arrival. Definitely one of the best value for money accommodations in terms of an included breakfast, comfort level and central location.

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The Rising Sun Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 3 - 4 Grove Street
347 meters (0.3 ft) from The Roman Baths

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

Bath at your doorstep

There is so much to see and do in Bath that it really is best to have a central location during your stay, meaning that you will be able to explore much further. The prices of these accommodations do vary but we’re sure that we’ve included somewhere to suit everyone’s budget. Which is your favorite from the above? Personally I think we’ll be booking Andrew’s Traditional Working Boat soon, that original aga is just beautiful and what a unique experience it would be on that boat with friends and a nice glass of wine. Right then, who wants to join us?

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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