Where To Stay In Bournemouth, UK: 10 Best Hotels & Holiday Homes - Updated 2021

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. 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

2. 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

3. The Norfolk Hotel (from USD 76)

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

Address: Richmond Hill

Designated smoking area Access to health care professionals Bridal suite Breakfast in the room Heating Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Board games/puzzles Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas

4. 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

5. Bamboo Guesthouse (from USD 69)

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

Address: 7 Upper Terrace Road

Non-smoking rooms Smoke alarms Physical distancing in dining areas Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Adult only 24-hour security Physical distancing rules followed First aid kit available

6. Sea Road apartment (from USD 149)

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!

Sea Road Apartment
Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
39 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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7. Cozy centrally located apartment (from USD 111)

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.

Spacious yet cosy centrally located apartment
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
118 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
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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8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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