The Best Hotels to Book in Paignton

The Palace Hotel and Spa is a grand, regency-era hotel in Paignton
The Palace Hotel and Spa is a grand, regency-era hotel in Paignton | Courtesy of the Palace Hotel and Spa / Expedia
Matt Charlton

The pretty little town of Paignton is on the coast of Torbay in the English Riviera, and has hotel options to accommodate every mood from romantic to adventurous. Escape to a simpler life on a trip to Devon, and indulge yourself with sea views, cream teas and cuisine that is bound to satisfy at one of these top hotels in Paignton – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Queens Hotel


Guest room with two large beds, wood furnishings, red carpet and striped red and purple curtains at the Queens Hotel, Paignton
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Just steps from Paignton town centre and seafront, this cosy and welcoming hotel has a classic British seaside feel. The rooms are well-appointed, clean and bright, with modern en-suites. Downstairs you’ll find a restaurant famed for its home-made desserts and cream teas – compulsory if you’re holidaying in Devon. And if the sea down the road is a bit too cold for your tastes, then the Queens Hotel has you covered with a heated pool.

2. The Palace Hotel and Spa

Budget Hotel

King room with crown moulding, decorative plaster ceiling, blue carpet and light wood furniture at the Palace Hotel and Spa, Paignton
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A grand, regency-era monolith on the Riviera, this classy and elegant hotel in Paignton offers grand bedrooms with uninterrupted sea views amongst its many accommodation options. With private parking, an extensive food and wine menu (including cream teas of course) and a health suite and beauty rooms, you may well forget to leave the comfort of the hotel. But make sure to get out and explore everything that Paignton has to offer – the famous pier is right across the road.

3. Redcliffe Hotel

Independent Hotel

Room with two twin beds with blue headboards, striped curtains and arched window with sea views at the Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton
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If you want a sea view, you can’t get much better than this hotel in Paignton, as the Redcliffe is situated on a promontory dividing the two sandy beaches of Paignton and Preston. The hotel has more than its fair share of watery vistas, from elegant Torquay on one side to the quaint fishing port of Brixham on the other. The rooms are classically and elegantly appointed, and the hotel features a restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

4. Marine Hotel

Independent Hotel

Cosy bedroom with mauve velvet headboards, floral wallpaper, baby blue curtains and plush carpet at Marine Hotel Paignton
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Nautical but nice – they’ve leaned right into the marine theme here. Bright and clean bedrooms are festooned with old-school British seaside cosiness and charm. Serving traditional home-cooked food, and boasting a huge sunroom with ocean views, this welcoming and traditional regency-era hotel offers a free cooked breakfast. The friendly staff are always on hand with local tips, from local cafes to day trips to nearby Torquay.

5. Summerhill Hotel


King room with high ceilings, yellow walls, salmon carpet and curtains and antique vanity and chairs at Summerhill Hotel, Paignton
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Offering simple rooms in a Victorian naval mansion, Summerhill is a short walk away from the picturesque Roundham Head park, and just over the road from Goodrington Park and its boating lake. All the clean and well-appointed bedrooms are en-suite, and have flat-screen LCD TVs, hairdryers, complimentary toiletry welcome packs, hospitality trays and free wifi. Downstairs, the restaurant offers one of the best breakfasts in town – and in the evening, freshly prepared dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

6. Two Beaches

Bed and Breakfast

Cosy bedroom in rose, taupe and cream hues with white dressers, soft pink carpet and flower wall art at Two Beaches, Paignton
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Two Beaches is a friendly, award-winning four-star B&B, ideally situated just a 10-minute stroll from Paignton Beach and Goodrington Sands. The bedrooms are light and spacious with a cosy, homely twist, some offering gorgeous sea views. Owners Maria and Alex have a wealth of knowledge about the local area, and will be sure to point you in the right direction, whatever you need. A generous breakfast is included, and you can take a stroll in the beautiful garden with your morning coffee.

7. Amber House


Cosy bedroom with peach walls, white headboard, light blue curtains and wood furnishings at Amber House, Paignton
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A Riviera dream rendered in various shades of pastel, all of the luxurious themed rooms at Amber House are ensuite with sea views. It’s a great location for exploring the fantastic coast and beautiful Devon countryside, plus it’s just a short walk to the Dartmouth Steam Railway. The bright dining room catches the morning sun, and breakfast can be either cooked-to-order or continental. There’s ample parking and a well-stocked bar, and it’s even dog-friendly.

8. Channel View Paignton

Boutique Hotel

Chic bedroom with wood accent wall, blue velvet chair, plush beige carpet and grey furnishings at Channel View Hotel, Paignton
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For adults only, this newly refurbished hotel in Paignton is great for romantic breaks. The South West Coast Path is right on the doorstep, and the hotel has views of Torbay as far as the eye can see. The rooms are cosy and modern, as there was a major refurb in 2017. Deluxe rooms all have LED TVs, high-pressure rainfall showers and heated mist-free mirrors.

Visiting Devon on a budget? Check out our guide to the most budget-friendly hotels in Torquay, England, bookable on Culture Trip.

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