Where To Stay In Bournemouth, UK: 12 Best Hotels & Holiday Homes - Updated 2022

where to stay in bournemouth uk

With its miles of sandy beaches, panoramic sea views and tropical gardens, it’s no wonder that Bournemouth is known for being the jewel of Britain’s South Coast! There’s an abundance of outdoor festivals and events throughout the year but even if the British weather isn’t on your side, take refuge in one of the many galleries, museums and family amusement attractions on offer instead. This coastal town has it all! If your only problem is where to stay in Bournemouth, UK, then check out these fabulous hotels and vacation rentals available.

1. Simple yet elegant studio close to everything (from USD 79)

Make the most of your vacation in Bournemouth by booking a stay in this simple yet elegant studio apartment. The flat can sleep up to two, guests perfect for solo travelers or couples on a vacay. It comes with a kitchen equipped with an induction stove, a microwave, a fridge, and other cooking and dining essentials. There’s also a TV with Netflix and WiFi access for indoor entertainment.

The flat is also centrally located in town, which means you will have easy access to everything there is in Bournemouth—from restaurants, bars, cafes, and the beach.

Bijou Studio Apartment
96 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had lovely homely touches like a flower on the dining table coffee & tea shampoo & conditioner etc
very clean apartment recommended
so clean and tidy - shower was amazing too
room was very clean
cozy clean and well furnished flat
the flat itself was spotlessly clean and really beautifully furnished
hosts were very attentive and nice people
the host was super accommodating and pleasant and made us feel welcome
friendly and pleasant reception
host also had great local knowledge and suggestions
with extremely welcoming hosts
such an ideal base in central bournemouth
the location of this airbnb is so good
a nice studio apartment in central bournemouth
great cosy place in a great location
great stay place and location thank you
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2. Luxurious flat with hot tub in the heart of town (from USD 121)

For the most relaxing vacation in Bournemouth, choose this luxurious flat in the heart of town. The flat is impeccably designed and furnished to ensure that your stay is as comfy as possible. With great amenities like the fully equipped modern kitchen, wireless internet, smart TV, and hot tub, all the conveniences and comfort are guaranteed.

It’s also located close to restaurants, shops, bars, and more, and is about five minutes’ walk from the beach. So yes, you can enjoy pretty much everything there is to enjoy at Bournemouth!

Luxury Town Centre Flat, BEACH-5min walk +HOT TUB!
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
232 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
everything was clean and welcoming
it was okay - cleanliness in some areas needed improving
clean and had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay
the apartment was very clean and tidy upon arrival and everything was there that was needed
great location really nice place to stay nice and clean would stay here again
paul was a great host
amazing stay and host 10/10
paul is a great host giving lots of information before arrival
some nice extra touches from the host too but i won’t spoil the surprise :-)
paul is a superb host very professional attentive and welcoming
beautifully located and a 15 minute walk to the beach
so central and a lovely walk through the park to the beach
perfect location secure garden easy access to everything
great apartment in a great location
amazing place- great location near bournemouth definitely going again
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3. Cottage in a semi rural area (from 97 USD)

If you’re yearning for the quiet life on holiday then this self-contained cottage could be the perfect choice for you. It’s adjacent to an area of outstanding natural beauty but within level walking distance of Blandford Forum with many restaurants/bars and shops. It’s also ideal for exploring the Jurassic Coast and North and West Dorset. A super couple’s hideaway, it boasts all you desire from a private rental including a garden to relax in, little welcome extras, and, if you have a small dog, they’re welcome to join you on your vacation.

Cottage in a semi rural area

Price: from 97 USD

Number of Guests: 3

4. Town center flat situated just a short walk away from the seafront (from 81 USD)

Comfortably furnished, this flat is situated just a short walk away from the seafront in Bournemouth with its sandy beaches and is a pleasant walk away from Bournemouth town center for all the local amenities. Furthermore, with close transport links, you won’t even need a car to get around. An open plan lounge and dining area will provide you with all the home comforts you want, and the kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances. The owners also accept one small, fully house trained dog for holiday lets, so your hooch can go on your vacation too!

Town center flat situated just a short walk away from the seafront

Price: from 81 USD

Number of Guests: 2

5. The Norfolk Hotel (from USD 102)

With only a short walk to the promenade and Blue Flag beach, The Norfolk Hotel is in a perfect location for those of you who love to spend your days on the beach. Being centrally positioned to the town’s center, it’s a great opportunity to explore entertainment and shopping venues. When you want to simply relax in your room, everything is available for you to be in absolute comfort, and there’s even a glass-domed pool with a steam room and a sauna are available for guests to use if the British weather isn’t very favorable.

Norfolk Royale Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Richmond Hill
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. Bamboo Guesthouse (from USD 54)

Book a luxurious, chic bedroom with free WiFi at the 4-star Bamboo Guesthouse in one of the most popular areas in Bournemouth. Close to the town center and just a 5 minutes walk from the beach, this Grade II listed house is ideal for your vacation. Each room boasts vibrant colors and is individually decorated to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Guests have raved about the generous, continental breakfast available each day and your host, Lee will instantly make you feel welcome with his friendly approach to all his guests.

Bamboo Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 7 Upper Terrace Road
Accommodates: 2

Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

7. Sea Road apartment (from USD 71)

Jan’s flat is a welcoming retreat for when you want to kick your shoes off and need to find a place to call your home. Everything is provided for you including little extras like free parking and complimentary toiletries. Hang out at the breakfast bar for your morning coffee or enjoy the space of the large open plan living area. For exploring locally, you’ve only a short walk to the High Street with shops, cafes, restaurants, and other amenities, or even closer, from the Boscombe’s sandy beach. If you don’t fancy cooking, there’s a great pub for drinks or a meal just opposite so you won’t have far to get home!

1 Bedroom Oceanside Getaway, Bournemouth
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
43 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great broadband nice bathroom and shower and all the necessary kitchen to implements loved the ceramic pans
we were left to our own devices which was ideal and the apartment itself had everything we needed
jan’s apartment is clean comfortable & nicely decorated
great value and very clean and comfortable
apartment was really nice also very clean
great brand new clean flat cosy always warm with all you need for a break
the flat was clean and comfortable and lots of storage space
host was also very helpful and friendly
check in and out were very easy and jan was very helpful
great communication with host who was very helpful
jan was really helpful during booking process
in a good position 5 min walk to beach
really nice modern apartment close to the beach
the location is perfect – close to a very lovely beach area with nice bars and good coffee
the place is close to the beach shops and a fantastic pub and restaurant just across the road
apartment was clean and good location close to the beach would absolutely recommend to other
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8. Cozy centrally located apartment (from USD 72)

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary and want to be within walking distance to everything Bournemouth has to offer, then this stylishly decorated apartment is exactly what you’re after. John and Naomi’s home is just 10 minutes to the town center, 15 minutes to the beach and just two minutes from Bournemouth Railway Station so you’ve got all you need to make your vacation a perfect choice. Up to 3 people can be accommodated here and have all the mod cons you’d expect from such a great place.

Unique apartment packed with charm ..see reviews !
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
134 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was a perfect space to relax in during the evenings after our toddler was in bed
the apartment was comfortable and a great place to base yourself for day trips
the apartment itself is great and as described and seen on the pictures
the bedroom is incredibly comfortable and quiet
a very well-equipped and comfortable place to stay with a vast array of dvds to choose from
very clean well equipped and great communication with hosts
the apartment was clean and comfortable
it also very clean
the flat is spacious cosy and very clean throughout
spacious comfortable clean and full of artifacts artwork antiques and books
the hosts were so kind
john & naomi were great hosts
the host was lovely and very easy to contact
john and naomi are a great host extremely helpful and attentive
john and his daughter were very helpful and available
good location close to shops and 20 min walk to beach
excellent stay location is central to everything you need
location was great for beach days
cosy flat in a great location
it is in a great location very quiet yet within walking distance of shops station and the city
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9. Baggies Backpackers Bournemouth (from USD 27)

Guests love Baggies Backpackers for its great location, cleanliness and excellent facilities. Providing excellent value for money and only a 10-minute walk from the beach, it’s a popular choice for travelers. Dormitories are modern and with lots of natural light which have lockers to keep your valuables safe. With sleek, modern kitchen and communal areas, it makes for a perfect and convenient stay while you’re exploring Bournemouth town center and surrounding nature.

Prime Backpackers Bournemouth

Address: 10 Fir Vale Road

Library Cashless payment available Laundry Physical distancing rules followed Physical distancing in dining areas Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Luggage storage Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed

10. City center apartment near beach

It’s hardly surprising that Nick’s apartment is so popular with guests - everything you need is practically on your doorstep! Plus, it’s not just centrally located, it’s also situated in the trendy Soho area of the town, making it a perfect choice for a lively and vibrant social scene. Accommodating up to 6 people, bedrooms are stylish and are complete with fantastic storage areas. The modern lounge invites you to chill out and relax while watching Sky TV and if you feel like cooking, the spotless kitchen has everything you need. Alternatively, take an evening stroll and enjoy the sea view.

Sleeps 7, 5 min Walk To Xmas Market & Beach/BIC
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
338 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. A lovely self-catering cottage on East Cliff

Set in the picturesque grounds of the Tudor Grange is this lovely cottage decorated to the finest standards. The cottage is fully equipped for self-catering holidays, which makes it perfect for a family or romantic break away. After a day out on the beach or sightseeing in Bournemouth center, come back and relax in a haven of comfortableness which includes a beautiful, well-kept garden. It has an excellent kitchen, dining and lounge areas with everything you need to feel at home and with 2 bedrooms there’s plenty of room for everyone.

Tudor Cottage self catering
Bournemouth, England, GB
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

12. Beach retreat close to everything in Bournemouth

This fabulous one-bedroom apartment is in a perfect location for spending your days lounging on the beach while you’re visiting Bournemouth. Great for couples, visitors to the university, or families coming to stay, it has an optional extra of a large sofa bed. The apartment offers one comfortable double bedroom and a separate living area with a double sofa bed if needed. People love it for having the center just minutes away so anything you need or want to explore is right there.

Beach Retreat close to everything in Bournemouth
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
113 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

A home away from home

You’ll be spoiled for choice when deciding where to stay in Bournemouth so that’s why this list will help you narrow down your decision and give you a stress-free approach to organizing your vacation. Whether you choose a city or countryside accommodation, you’ll never be far from a beach where you can totally relax and get away from it all.

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