12 Best Budget Hotels In The Lake District, England - Updated 2024

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The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. Visitors from all over the world flock to this place to see the numerous beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains. There are an array of outdoor activities and a perfect location for travelers who want to do a lot of nature tripping and take beautiful pictures. It is home to the deepest and longest bodies of water in England, namely Wast Water and Windermere as well as the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike. There are also many cheap hotels that will suit your budget. The Lake District is a place that you should not think twice about ticking off on your bucket list. This list of the best budget-friendly accommodation will take away your worries. Check out this list of the best budget hotels in the Lake District, England.

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 29, 2024.

1. Rusland Pool Hotel (from USD 80)

Just a stone’s throw away from the best attractions, pubs, parks, and even ski centers, Rusland Pool Hotel has just the right amount of amenities in store for all sorts of travelers. It’s one of the few accommodations that lets you play mini golf on site, as well as a kids’ playground and a handful of water sports activities. Each well-appointed room has a work desk, ironing supplies, and tea-making items in the pantry. There’s free Wi-Fi en-suite as well.

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Rusland Pool Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Between Newby Bridge And Ulverston, Haverthwaite
17.37 km (10.8 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services

2. Holiday Inn Express - Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakes (from USD 168)

Planning to set foot in the port town of Barrow-in-Furness? Let this modern hotel be your guide, as it’s closer to some of the best tourist attractions around the area. Enjoy amazing hospitality, outstanding service, and elite facilities, from the delectable dining options at the restaurant and bar to the spacious greenery of the balcony lounge. The rooms don’t just offer a standard fare of en-suite amenities. They also have up-to-date features such as Netflix access and wheelchair-friendly accessibility.

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Holiday Inn Express - Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakes, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: Market Street
36.47 km (22.7 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Dry cleaning

3. Windermere Hydro Hotel (from USD 159)

A 4-star budget-friendly hotel? What a great catch! This pet-friendly hotel in the Lake District features a great view of Lake Windermere as well as the village of Bowness. If you want to visit the lake, it is accessible in just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel also has a swimming pool and a sauna perfect after a long day outside. Bedroom design varies from traditional, classic, and modern to lake view rooms. A bathroom, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities, are available in all rooms.

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The Ro Hotel Windermere

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Helm Road
5.05 km (3.2 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

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

4. Bailey Ground Hotel (from USD 120)

While obviously there are many lakes in the Lake District, let’s try a different view and be close to the beach. This family-friendly hotel is a 1-minute walk to the beach in the heart of Western Lake District. Try a new taste of budget accommodation in the Lake District with the newly renovated stylish rooms that are also Instagrammable. The hotel serves home-made food and breakfast is included in the rate. What a pocket-friendly place, right?

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Bailey Ground Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Drigg Road
33.65 km (21.0 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

5. Villa Bianca Hotel (from USD 131)

This hotel offers a relaxing vibe with its garden or you can enjoy the night at their bar. A delicious breakfast is served and if you still want more, they have an Italian restaurant within the property. Rooms at this accommodation feature a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Four-legged companions are also welcome.

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Villa Bianca B&B

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: corney square
32.49 km (20.2 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Internet services Heating

6. George Hotel (from USD 198)

Elegance at its finest is what I can say about this hotel accommodation. The traditional setting will make you feel nostalgic and go back to the good old days. If you are looking for a place to stay and have an intimate meal with your loved one, experience the candlelit restaurant which features a beautiful ornate ceiling and an open fire in this property. Free high-speed Fibreoptic Wi-Fi can also be accessed in every corner of the hotel.

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The George Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Devonshire St
32.36 km (20.2 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

7. Lisdoonie Hotel (from USD 76)

This Victorian-themed property run by a family is just a 20 minute’s walk from Barrow-in-Furness Railway Station. All rooms have a unique design and feature a flat-screen TV, a telephone as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Friendly and helpful staffs of the property serve delicious breakfast daily. The location is ideal and comfortable making you feel like you’re in a home away from home!

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8. The Royal Hotel (from USD 57)

At a very low cost, guests of this property will feel like aristocrats in an instant. The staffs are really friendly and helpful making your stay comfortable and hassle-free. Most of the rooms are newly renovated for added comfort and convenience. The breakfast included in the rate is also delicious making you want to eat more. The location is also near a cinema, a bowling alley and a variety of restaurants.

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9. The Cumberland Hotel (from USD 70)

The hotel’s location is just across the Workington Train Station that also offers a traditional setting. The property is in a convenient location if you want to explore the English Lakes or the Beautiful Solway Coast just 15 and 20 minute’s drive from Cockermouth and Whitehaven. Rumor has it that this hotel has an award-winning restaurant the guests should try. Breakfast served is awesome too. A perfect place to wake up from a very comfortable sleep.

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10. Abbot Hall Hotel (from USD 37)

Let us start with a budget hotel that includes a delightful breakfast in its rate. This 19th-century property has a scenic view of Morecambe Bay and is close to popular attractions in the Lake District. The hotel’s ambience is relaxing, most especially because of the beautifully landscaped gardens covering the area. Surely worth your stay!

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11. Hideaway at Thornleigh Hotel (from USD 95)

The first thing that will catch your attention when you book this place is the cleanliness of its surroundings. You can see that the property is well-kept. The location is within walking distance to the town centre but still pleasant and quiet. Have a good night sleep in their comfortable beds in each room including free toiletries and a hairdryer. A great value for money!

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Hideaway at Thornleigh Hotel

Address: 26 The Esplanade
23.6 km (14.7 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Smoke alarms Facilities for disabled guests Fire extinguishers Free WiFi Parking Free parking Chapel/shrine Non-smoking rooms

12. Station Hotel (from USD 76)

Located just a short walk from the Penrith North Lakes Train Station, the property serves home-made food at its restaurant. Aside from its perfect location, the amenities are also worth your payment. The hotel features a bar if you want to relax after a very long day exploring the whole Lake District. All rooms have their own coffee making facilities and basic toiletries available for guests. Family rooms are also available.

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Station Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Castlegate
32.08 km (20.0 mi) from National Trust - Wray Castle

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Looking for a place to stay?

From hearing about the country of England, one might say that visiting this country would cost you a lot of money. Well, if you know how to find a budget place to stay, you can save a lot. Not all hotels in England, specifically in the Lake District, are expensive. You just have to find the right one for you that features all the things that you are looking for and suits your budget. Go and visit the beautiful Lake District in England!

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