Where To Stay In Shanklin, England: 10 Coastal Hotels & Holiday Homes - Updated 2023

where to stay in shanklin uk

Sunny Shanklin, as it is known, has become the go to place when folks in the UK want to feel some sun and enjoy some coastal hospitality. Great sandy beaches, awesome and historical attractions and resorts that are ever welcoming, it is no wonder that it is always buzzing with activities. And let us not start on the many mentionable restaurants that are typically English or high-end types of eating places, you will find them at Shanklin. But we are not here for the eating, we are here to sort out where you will stay when you visit Shanklin. The following are some options.

1. Westbury Lodge (from USD 86)

Oh so Victorian and welcoming, the Westbury Lodge is a dream and centrally positioned to some of the major attractions in Shanklin. A surprising 4 minute’s walk and you get to the beach or if you would rather, then opt for the 2 minute’s walk to the cliff-top path with its picturesque and breath-taking views. Its rooms are simply decorated and are characterized by Victorian fireplaces. For some fun interacting times, head over to the guest lounge area for some games or browse their book collections.

Westbury Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 25 Queens Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Free parking

2. Shoreside Inn (from USD 172)

A typical English Inn, you will love its authentically English décor and the amenities that come with booking, which include a kettle, flat screen television, and a private bathroom that is suited up with free toiletries. They are kind enough to add hairdryers to their rooms too. If you want to Instagram your stay, make use of the free Wi-Fi they offer in the Inn.

shoreside inn

Wifi Available

Address: 39 the esplanade shanklin
Accommodates: 2

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

3. The Clifton (from USD 96)

A mere 2 minute’s walk to the beach, it will have you looking down over Sandown Bay and enjoying great sunsets from the comfort of the conservatory lounge and garden area. Eat the hearty home cooked meals served at The Clifton’s dining room. The food is usually prepared with the best of seasonal produce. They will cater to you if you have special dietary needs too. Swig down a nice cold beer from one of the breweries in the Isle. Have full access to Shanklin Chine, Shanklin Old Village and the magnificent beach.

The Clifton

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Queens Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Free parking Internet services

4. Spacious apartment with large balcony with great sea views (from USD 188)

How about booking an apartment that will accord you the free will to prepare and eat whatever you want and also have a space that is homey and all yours? This 2 bedroom apartment is all that and more. It prides itself on its expansive balcony that gives one magnificent views of the sea. Create memorable times as you enjoy the best of Shanklin from this homey apartment.

Sunny Beach Apartment - with balcony and sea-views
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
57 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
can recommend having breakfast on the balcony overlooking the beach
fresh milk juice tea coffee biscuits in the kitchen upon arrival
had a lovely stay in the apartment
apartment was clean and spacious
we had a lovely stay in this clean and modern apartment
the apartment is very clean and everything in good working order
the apartment itself is modern bright spotlessly clean and very spacious
great position modern and clean
oliver and his mom were really helpful and provided us travel cot also
a lovely place and very helpful owner
quick friendly and easy communication with the host
a great location for a beach holiday in shanklin
easy walking distance to restaurants and town
great location overlooking the sea
amazing apartment in the perfect location
great location and lovely apartment
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5. Marine Villa (from USD 1226)

This is an artist’s dream place. The owner describes it as “a wonderful original Art-Deco House” and I could not agree more. With magnificent views of Sandown Bay, you will have the most Instagrammable moments while staying here thanks to the remarkable sunrises and sunsets you will have for the duration of your stay. Built in a way that it overlooks Sandown Bay, it is a 1929 villa built on the cliff and affords one the best of the best in self-catered accommodation in the Isle of Wight. Its décor screams extravagant and artsy, with tinted glass, oak wooding and so much more.

Probably the most spectacular luxury self-catering property in coastal England
Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
32 reviews  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the spacious rooms large garden and panoramic sea views afford a wonderful feeling of opulent relaxation
beds were very comfortable and the house has a great ambience
the huge dining room was great for family dinners and a hilarious murder mystery night
the property was absolutely amazing; cleaned and presented to a very high standard
easy walk to shops
the house is fantastic and in a stunning location
it was also easy to catch the bus to other parts of the island
the unique art deco style and ambience together with the wonderful location make marine villa an exceptional property
great location with wonderful views
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6. Townhouse on Shanklin Esplanade (from USD 157)

A few minutes away from Shanklin’s golden beaches, take your time and enjoy the tranquility offered at this self-catered place. Fully fitted out and kitted with all that you might need for your stay, take the time to enjoy the spectacular views of the English Channel from your room. Down at the living room area open up the French doors which will lead you to the Juliette balcony for more breathtaking views.

A beautiful three bed town house on Shanklin Esplanade with 15% off ferry travel
Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
77 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful sea views from every room
the location is absolutely perfect with beautiful sea views from the kitchen and all 3 bedrooms
house clean with good facilities
the beds are very comfy with clean fresh white bed linen
the house was clean and very comfortable especially the beds
the house was lovely & clean and very well equipped
the house was just as expected clean and comfortable throughout
communication with the owner was good and we were able to check in without any problems
lovely location right on the beach
beautiful views and perfect location for the beach & restaurants on the sea front
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7. Cliffhall (from USD 76)

If you are seeking great panoramic views of the sea, then this is the place for you. The Cliffhall is built in such a way that it is looking down at the Shanklin Coastline. Still maintaining its Victorian style features, you will get to enjoy its manicured garden and its dining and bar areas. Enjoy your en suite bathroom and all other amenities while taking in the magnificent views of the sea from your room. Soak in some sun at the outside sun terrace. They serve a scrumptious buffet breakfast and offer a lunch menu if you need one during the summer.

The Cliff Hall

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Crescent Road
Accommodates: 4

Parking Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services

8. The Aqua (from USD 147)

Taking from its name, The Aqua is literally a minute’s walk away from the beach. Its rooms are neatly furnished and they have all the amenities one could expect such as a television set, free toiletries, hairdryers, a kettle and so much more.

The Aqua

Wifi Available

Address: 17 The Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Accommodates: 4

Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Billiards Darts Cycling

9. Woodpeckers Bed & Breakfast (from USD 110)

Shanklin’s sandy beaches is what will be trending here, it is a coastal town after all. This bed and breakfast is just ten minutes away from the beaches. With guaranteed English hospitality, get to enjoy its lavish bedroom that comes with amenities for making tea or coffee, and it has an en suite bathroom and a patio. Other perks that come with staying at the Woodpeckers Bed and Breakfast is the free Wi-Fi, expansive sun verandah, free parking space, secure bike storage and so much more. For awesome activities, you can go cycling, sailing, take nature walks, or go golfing at the Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club.

10. Queensmead Hotel (from USD 104)

Picture this; it is during the Victorian times and many were bored and drenched in rain. They seek to come to the coastal area that is sunny and bright to get some color back to their skin. An enterprising individual thinks of opening a summer residence and voila! You have Queensmead Hotel.

The rooms in this hotel are stylishly decorated and have all the amenities one can expect from an English hotel. If you would like to take a dip in the pool, you can go right ahead and do so. Sniff the roses and soak in the sun at the rose garden. You do not have to go far away to replenish your stomach as the hotel has a restaurant onsite and the chef is always ready to whip up a delicious meal for you. Still, take a 5 minute stroll to Shanklin town from the hotel to access other restaurants and strapping bars in and along the beach.

Queensmead Hotel

Address: 12 Queens Road

Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Fax/photocopying Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Canoeing Evening entertainment Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Packed lunches Non-smoking throughout

Golden beaches and all things English

It amazes me that so many of these accommodations are a few minutes away from the beach. Shanklin has become such a destination for many country folks and also international visitors. Come and soak in the sun while enjoying the best of English hospitality.

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