Exciting History & Beautiful Outdoors: 8 Budget Hotels In Exeter, England - Updated 2024

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Come experience history in this city dating back to the Roman era. See ancient cathedrals and historic landmarks, stroll through rich natural beauty, and experience the adventure in the underground passages that snake beneath the city of Exeter, UK. Here are the best budget hotels in the area!

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 June 14, 2024.

1. Queen's Court Hotel (from USD 132)

The shining star of this hotel is its Olive Tree Restaurant, which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its fine food. There is also an outdoor patio where guests can relax during the warm summer months. The building dates back to 1840 and is beautifully decorated. Each room has a flat screen television, free toiletries, tea-making facilities, a work desk, and seating area.

The Queens Court is also conveniently located within a 10-minute walk to both the Exeter Cathedral and Robert Albert Memorial Museum. You can even find spectacular medieval passages winding underneath the city just a 12-minute walk from here, or take a Red Coat Guided Tour around the city.

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Queens Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 6-8 Bystock Terrace
685 meters (0.5 ft) from Exeter Cathedral

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Family rooms

2. Exeter Court Hotel (from USD 117)

The Exeter Court Hotel features bright and airy rooms with in-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee facilities, a television, hairdryer, and WiFi. Some rooms have comfortable and cozy seating areas. The bar area and lounge has an 80-inch widescreen television, a restaurant with fresh West Country produce, and a wide selection of beverages.

The hotel is located just a 15-minute drive from Exeter International Airport and the Teign Valley golf course, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Dartmoor National Park. The Exeter City Center is also just 6 miles (9.6 km) away, and the M5 can be reached in 5 minutes.

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Exeter Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Kennford
7.01 km (4.4 mi) from Exeter Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking

3. Saint Anne's Road Guest House (from USD 84)

St. Anne’s Road Guest House offers private parking, free WiFi, a flat screen television, and DVD player for every room. The property has a shared kitchen, and is located less than 5 miles (8 km) from Exeter International Airport and Sandy Park Rugby Stadium.

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St Anne's Road Guest House

8.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 1 Saint Anne's Road Guest House 1 Saint Anne's Road
1.51 km (1.0 mi) from Exeter Cathedral

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

4. White Hart Hotel (from USD 152)

The White Hart Hotel is just a 4-minute walk from the Exeter Cathedral and the historic Guildhall. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery is just 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. There are also a large number of shops within walking distance, and the Dartmoor National Park and coastal town of Exmouth are only a 20-minute drive away.

Each of the rooms has a television, telephone, tea making facilities, and an in-suite bathroom. Free parking and WiFi is included, as well as a full English breakfast each morning. A bar and restaurant are also available.

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White Hart, Exeter by Marston's Inns

Wifi Available

Address: 66 South Street
215 meters (0.2 ft) from Exeter Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Blue Ball Inn (from USD 125)

This Inn is just a 10-minute drive from Exeter City Center, and is conveniently located near the Exeter Chief’s rugby stadium, the beaches of Devon, and the Exeter Airport.

The rooms are newly renovated and offer comfort and relaxation. Each one includes a flat screen television, power shower, and WiFi.

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Blue Ball Inn, Sandygate, Exeter

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sandygate
4.96 km (3.1 mi) from Exeter Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

6. Innkeeper's Lodge (from USD 90)

Here at the Innkeeper’s Lodge, they keep the tradition of hospitality, good food, and location, while adding a modern twist. Refurbished in 2015, this lodge has free private parking and WiFi. Each room has a flat screen television and tea/coffee making facilities, and the bath and shower rooms are in-suite and have complimentary toiletries.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the morning, and a traditional English menu and ales are available throughout the day. The inn also has a carvery that offers a choice of meats and an all-you-can-eat vegetable buffet.

Central Exeter is just 3 miles (5 km) from the lodge, and you will be within a 15-minute walk of the Park and Ride bus service and the Digby and Sowton Railway Station.

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Toby Carvery Exeter M5 J30 by Innkeeper's Collection

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rydon Ln
3.6 km (2.3 mi) from Exeter Cathedral

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

7. Clarion Connection Buckerell Lodge (from USD 63)

A finalist in the 2008 South West Tourist Authority Business Tourism Excellence Awards, Clarion Connection Buckerell Lodge is the perfect combination of seclusion and city access. The hotel is located on beautifully landscaped grounds, but just one mile (1.6 km) from the center of Exeter.

Guests will also find themselves with easy access to the Exeter International Airport, Dartmoor, and the area’s beaches. In addition, the hotel is near many historic buildings and parks in the region, such as the famous Exeter Cathedral, Powderham Castle, Castle Drogo, Killerton House and Gardens, Crealy Park, Bicton Park, and Knightshayes Court.

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8. Bendene Townhouse (from USD 63)

This Grade II Gregorian building is unique and beautiful. All of the rooms at the Bendene are uniquely furnished and have a flat screen television and tea tray. Some have private bathrooms. A hot breakfast buffet is available each morning, and guests will also find an outdoor swimming pool nestled within a walled garden on the grounds.

You will also be conveniently located to all the area’s attractions during your stay here. With a 15-minute walk or less, you will be able to reach the Historic Center of Exeter, Exeter Rail Station, Exeter Cathedral, and Exeter University. The Paignton Zoo is just a 30-minute drive away.

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Bendene Townhouse

Address: 15-16 Richmond Road
650 meters (0.5 ft) from Exeter Cathedral

Designated smoking area Delivered food is securely covered Invoice provided Family rooms WiFi available in all areas First aid kit available Luggage storage Garden

Walk through the past, enjoy the future

Exeter is the place to go to experience history and explore the beauty of the natural landscape. Enjoy it on a budget today.

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