8 Stays In Stratford-Upon-Avon, England: William Shakespeare's Hometown - Updated 2024

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Stratford-upon-Avon is where William Shakespeare was born. From the 17th-century to the modern day, Stratford-upon-Avon presents you stays with different flavors, tastes and characters, some of which bring back old charms from the Shakespearean era. Make yourself comfortable in these 8 recommended hotels and vacation rentals while blending into the place that once inhabited William Shakespeare.

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 13, 2024.

1. Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel (from USD 223)

The design, settings and decoration of Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel bring you back in time to the 17th-century. From the rooms, you will get a scenic view of the River Avon, the RSC Theatre or the hotel’s courtyard garden. For the fact that it is near to the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, all the attractions are near at hand including the RSC Theatre which is just opposite the hotel. Despite that, the place is quiet and peaceful. Enjoy French cuisine at Le Bistrot Pierre while admiring the beautiful River Avon. If you like English meals instead, dine at The Bear Bar and Kitchen. Unwind yourself through the facilities at the nearby Macdonald Alveston Manor including a pool, gym, sauna and steam room.

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Swan's Nest Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: Bridgefoot
677 meters (0.5 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms

2. The White Swan Hotel (from USD 273)

The medieval interior of The White Swan Hotel with wooden furnishings, oak panelling, open fires and period antiques dates back to olden times. This historical hotel is one of the Grade II listed buildings in England. Some of the rooms have charming views of the Stratford-upon-Avon town. Situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon centre, historical attractions, restaurants and shops are all within reach. Dig in at the old but lovely restaurant in the hotel serving British cuisine. In case you want to wander around, Stratford-upon-Avon Station is just a 10 minute’s walk away.

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The White Swan Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Rother Street
130 meters (427.4 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Breakfast in the room

3. Falcon Hotel (from USD 213)

The friendly receptionist will give you a good beginning of your stay at Falcon Hotel. What comes along is the location of the hotel, which is near to the historical Shakespearean sites, restaurants, pubs and shops, conserving time and money. And last but not least, the comfort the hotel provides with a calm and restful atmosphere and a beautiful view of the town from the room. You can enjoy your meal with lots of choices at the restaurant or perhaps an afternoon tea in the beautiful garden.

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Hotel Indigo - Stratford Upon Avon, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 4 Chapel Street
356 meters (0.3 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

4. Caroline's friendly family house (from USD 59)

Placed on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon, Carolines’s home is suitable for those who are walkers and enjoy some peace and serenity. To reach the town centre, simply take a 30 minute’s walk along the canal, take the bus that comes to the bus-stop every 10 minutes or take a cab of about 6 USD. You can get to the train station in a 10 minute walk. If you love to talk, enjoy the company of the host, Caroline, who will share with you about anything, from the history of her house to general topics. She is also obliging in recommending you places to visit and eat around the area. Making you feel at home, she always makes herself available to welcome you upon your arrival. The room on the ground floor is roomy, tidy, stylish and quiet, even the thunder is inaudible. Being attentive, lots of tourist information brochures are available for you. There is a sharing bathroom and a kitchen for you to use too.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Shakespeare's Birthplace
421 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi speed is very fast and stable
very comfy bed fast internet large room and great checking and communications
their were tea and coffee facilities and a beautiful shared bathroom
my ground floor room was very comfortable and spacious
whenever i book a room with caroline i relax
the room was clean and quiet
her house is beautiful and clean
the room was perfect- comfortable bed sparkling clean and cosy
caroline's house is very clean & well kept
very comfortable stylish and clean throughout
she was the most welcoming host one can hope for
caroline’s home is lovely and she is a wonderful host
her home was quite easy to find after she gave excellent directions and she was extremely communicative
nice place with a great host
caroline has a lovely home and she is a kind and generous host
the location was perfect close to town yet peaceful and away from the busy streets
great place to stay everything you could possibly need and great location for stratford centre
the location is quiet and yet easily accessible by car or public transport
fantastic location and caroline made me feel very welcome
a beautiful home set in a quiet location
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5. Fair Haven Cottage in heart of Stratford town (from USD 460)

Complete your journey in England with a genuine, old British stay in a cottage that brings you back to the 1837s. Notwithstanding being an old house, it is well appointed with modern facilities like a washing machine, kitchen, iron and ironing board and TV. A lovely garden is there for you to relax. To keep you entertained, there are puzzles, games and movies available.

The street outside is livened up in the day, so you will hear traffic noises, but there’s no need to worry about sleep as it is quiet at night. You can reach shops, cafes, restaurants and Shakespearean historical attractions in just minutes as it is centrally located in Stratford-upon-Avon. Take a 5 minute walk and you will reach the train station. There is also a cinema opposite the house. The host, Rachel, is communicative and quick to respond to any of your enquiries. Feel the hospitality of Rachel through the little biscuits and marmalade that are left for you.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
145 meters (475.1 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace
339 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a small very comfortable cottage for 4
lots of light and the beds were comfortable
the internet worked well lots of tv channels games and a beautiful backyard garden area
we were very comfortable there and would highly recommend the cottage
rachel's place was tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and nice furniture
spotlessly clean and well equipped
spotlessly clean and cute
house is clean and comfortable
rachel keeps it fabulously clean and it’s very comfortable
it was spotlessly clean and it's very well designed
rachel was an excellent host
rachel was an excellent host and made us feel very welcome
rachel was accessible and friendly
host is truly a genuine individual
rachel is truly a "super host"
a great location in a fascinating town
this is an ideal place for a short break in stratford
it is in a great location and easy walking distance to everything
a perfect spot in central stratford
location was perfect right in the centre and within walking distance of all the sites
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6. Modern living in old town (from USD 468)

In a historical old town, lies an outstanding, modern home with a minimalistic design that offers you a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. You will find friendly neighbors in this quiet residential neighborhood. The kitchen will be stocked with food. The town can be reached by foot within 10 minutes. Holy Trinity Church is 5 minute’s walk away. Shops, restaurants, as well as local attractions are also around the corner.

If you want to stay in, there are selections of DVDs for you to watch. Big Tesco is nearby where you can buy ingredients and cook in the house using the cookware in the kitchen. The host, Jessica, is very responsive to your questions and is willing to take time to recommend the places to eat and visit. Take your time and you don’t need to rush as the check-in and check-out times are flexible.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
880 meters (0.6 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace
395 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
highly recommended really stylish and comfortable interior fantastic amenities with thoughtful touches
the amenities are great - really powerful shower dishwasher tv and playstation etc
this house is wonderful and the kitchen and the courtyard are perfect
neat bedrooms and one upstairs bathroom and lots of space in the downstairs area
lovely house particularly the large open plan kitchen lounge diner
very clean and all new
everything was very clean modern and well maintained
great accommodation very clean and comfortable
we loved the cleanliness of the whole place
it is lovely specious house spotless clean and well equipped
jess was such an accommodating host to a beautiful home
excellent super host
we met the host's husband who was very helpful
jessica is a good host
jess was really helpful with all our questions and flexible with check in times
located within easy walking distance of the main downtown stratford upon avon area
situated in a quiet location with good parking
super location and within walking distance from the town centre
great location only a pleasant 10-15 minute walk into the town centre
fabulous location for walking into town
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7. Bright double bedroom (from USD 53)

This vacation rental is a well lit, spacious room with funky decor situated in a quiet neighborhood. There is cereal, snacks, milk, tea, coffee, a kettle and a mini fridge filled with chocolate and water for you to kick start your day. And also a TV, books and card games for you to fill up your spare time. From these little things, you can see the thoughtfulness of the host, Karen. Besides that, she is also generous, courteous and helpful in answering your questions on how to get around or where to visit. Karen is also flexible with your arrival time.

The bed in the room is comfortable with cotton sheets and a feather duvet, so be sure to tell Karen if you are allergic to feathers so that she can replace another one for you. Don’t worry about storage space, there is plenty for you in the closet and drawers. The place is 10 to 15 minute’s walking distance to the town centre and the river. In case you are tired of walking, a bus stop is right in front of the house. And Mini Tesco, a supermarket to fill your necessities, is just 5 a minute’s walk away.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1.61 km (1.1 mi) from Shakespeare's Birthplace
719 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room itself is really good with basic amenities within it (fridge kettle bowls plates
very comfortable bed and plenty of tea coffee etc
lovely bright room comfortable bed tea/coffee making and some breakfast provisions with a small fridge
spacious & bright room with more than sufficient amenities
it is a lovely room and wonderful amenities
bathroom great and clean
spotlessly clean good separate shower room
a bright colourful clean & comfy room
the room is spotless and very comfortable
the place was spotless unique and comfortable
karen is a wonderful host
karen is a delightful host who made us feel so welcome
karen and tim were amazing hosts
very welcoming and friendly hosts
the hosts are a lovely couple also nice and welcoming
the location is great
location is good only a short walk to town
a lovely place close to town
excellent location and walkable into town
a lovely room in a great location ideal accommodation if you're planning a trip to the theatre
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8. Arden Park Guest House (from USD 86)

Dating back to the 1860s, next on the list is a Victorian town house, Arden Park Guest House. You will definitely be fond of this hotel as from the moment you step into it, you will realize this small town house is ornamented with old charms, traditional beauty and historical flavor. Despite being old, the rooms are modern with an affable ambience. For all the non-smokers, you will be delighted as all the rooms are non-smoking rooms. Although some rooms are facing the main road, you will be isolated from noise by the sound-proof windows. The garden outside the hotel is lovely and you can see it from some of the rooms. There is a studio room that looks like a studio apartment, fully equipped with kitchenette and a washing machine. The hotel is in a great location which is just 2 minutes from the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon and 300 m (984 feet) from the railway station. Continental breakfast buffet is served in the hotel restaurant every morning.

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Arden Park Ensuite Rooms

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Arden Street
292 meters (0.2 ft) from Shakespeare's Birthplace

Parking Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

Different era of 'home'

These 8 recommendations either blend into the historical hometown of William Shakespeare or stand out as a modern accommodation. The former further enhances your experience in this historical place, with its traditional settings, and the latter gives you a feeling of crossing time from the olden days to current time. What remains the same is the relaxing feeling you will get while coming ‘home’ from a day’s tiring journey.

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