The Best Hotels in Bath
Bath, a city famous for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture, also includes some top accommodation choices such as The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa | © Enrico Della Pietra / Alamy Stock Photo
A World Heritage Site since the late 1980s, Bath is one of the top tourist destinations in the UK. With plenty of beautiful Georgian architecture, a fascinating history dating back to the Romans and a huge selection of boutique restaurants and shops, it’s easy to see why the city is a must-visit destination. We’ve put together some of the top picks for where to stay the next time you’re in the storied city.
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Located inside a collection of former Georgian town houses, the prestigious Francis Hotel is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a memorable experience. The building itself is Grade I listed, and each room features a king-size bed, Egyptian cotton linen and a Nespresso coffee machine as standard. History can be seen all around you in the classic architecture of the hotel, with period features and artworks illustrating the hotel’s impressive history.
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A charming hotel in the heart of Bath, the Abbey offers guests a stylish yet comfortable stay, and with its unique style and sleek presentation, it is a fashionable choice. The rooms are expertly furnished to reflect the work of the building’s architect, John Wood. The hotel’s in-house restaurant and Art Bar are also definitely worth a visit in their own right, with a curated cocktail menu and changing art exhibitions showing the best pieces by local artists.
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This boutique retreat is perfect for those looking to escape to the country whilst still being close to Bath. This gorgeous hotel has 31 uniquely styled rooms on offer and is a popular choice for weddings, parties and other events. Located a short drive outside of Bath in the Somerset countryside, the hotel has a relaxing atmosphere, with an in-house spa offering a variety of massages and treatments to help you rewind. One of the true highlights, are the hotel’s private outdoor hot tubs, offering a great way to end a busy day exploring the city.
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With an atmosphere reflecting the rich personality of the city, No15 Great Pulteney is a luxurious four-star hotel set amongst a collection of Georgian town houses in the heart of Bath. Each room is individually designed with a focus on creating a personal feel and showcasing some of the fantastic art the hotel owns. No15 has a host of excellent facilities, including an in-house spa and a gorgeous bar and restaurant serving a selection of next-level dishes and cocktails. With its historic frontage and stylish decor, the hotel oozes period charm and is sure to give guests a memorable experience.
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The award-winning Queensberry is a sophisticated option for your stay in the city. Exhibiting all the exuberance and wit Bath is known for, the interior is modern yet quirky, with thoughtfully spacious rooms and colourful individual designs in each. On top of this, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, the Olive Tree, is one of just a few Michelin-starred eateries in the city, with an exceptional menu put together by head chef Chris Cleghorn.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
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The elegant Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is a perfect melding of history with modern service. Built in 1775 by famed Bath architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent Hotel is one of the best-known buildings in the city. Formerly housing the rich and sometimes royal, the hotel now boasts lavish rooms with a regal touch of extravagance. Literally housed in one of the city’s main attractions, you’ll feel as if you’re living in a part of local history.
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A short distance outside of Bath’s city centre, the Radstock Hotel is a great family option. This former coaching inn has great transport links in and out of Bath and its cosy interiors offer a relaxing haven after busy sightseeing days. The in-house kitchen provides a tasty selection of home-cooked meals, as well as a complimentary breakfast served every morning. The friendly staff go above and beyond to accommodate you and are sure to make your stay an enjoyable one.
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Part of the exclusive Radisson group of hotels, Henrietta House is a sleek and modern offering. With carefully crafted rooms showcasing the heritage of the building as well as all the modern comforts, the hotel is an excellent option for those looking for a home away from home in Bath. Located just a short walk away from some of Bath’s best attractions – including the Roman Baths, the Thermae Bath Spa and the Jane Austen Centre – it’s a great choice for guests wanting to spend time exploring the city. The classically designed bar is a perfect place to grab a nightcap before bed.
These recommendations were updated on December 14, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.