The Best Hotels in Paignton

The Palace Hotel and Spa is a grand, regency-era monolith in Paignton
The Palace Hotel and Spa is a grand, regency-era monolith in Paignton | Courtesy of the Palace Hotel and Spa / Expedia
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11 December 2020

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.

The Queens Hotel

Hotel
4.3/5 (111 Reviews)
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 ensuites. 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.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

The Palace Hotel and Spa

Budget Hotel
4.3/5 (87 Reviews)
The Palace Hotel & Spa, Paignton
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A grand, regency-era monolith on the Riviera, this classy and elegant hotel 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.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Redcliffe Hotel

Independent Hotel
4.5/5 (73 Reviews)
The Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton
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If you want a sea view, you can’t get much better than this, 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.
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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Marine Hotel

Independent Hotel
4.4/5 (9 Reviews)
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.
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Free Wifi

Summerhill Hotel

Hotel
4.5/5 (35 Reviews)
Summerhill Hotel
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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 ensuite, 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.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

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  • Two Beaches

    Bed and Breakfast
    4.9/5 (21 Reviews)
    Two Beaches
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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.
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    Free Wifi
    Bar/Lounge

    Amber House

    Hotel
    Amber House
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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.
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    Free Wifi
    Laundry Facilities

    Channel View Paignton

    Boutique Hotel
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    Channel View Hotel, Paignton
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    For adults only, this newly refurbished hotel 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.
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