The Best Hotels With Views to Book in Cornwall, England

Discover hotels that take in every crag, cove and corner of Cornwall's curving coastline
Discover hotels that take in every crag, cove and corner of Cornwall's curving coastline | Courtesy of Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate / Expedia
Photo of Ellie Ross
4 December 2020

With hundreds of miles of coastline and swathes of untouched natural beauty, Cornwall is packed with views that encourage serious daydreaming. Seeking a restaurant that rests on a cliff edge? Or perhaps a king-size bed where you can watch the world go by? All that – and more – is on offer in our spectacular selection of hotels with sea views in Cornwall, bookable on Culture Trip.

Mount Haven

Double bed in grey-toned room with desk, stool and large mirror at Mount Haven
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With dazzling views of St Michael’s Mount, this 20-room boutique hotel feels tranquil and secluded with an elevated position above Marazion. The contemporary rooms are spread over two floors, and the best have magnetic views of Mount’s Bay with its passing ships and puttering boats. There’s also a pretty rock garden and sun-soaked Terrace Bar where you can soak up the view with a cocktail in hand, before heading downstairs to the restaurant for dishes that are fresh, seasonal and elegant.


Rooftop terrace at Boskerris, with cushioned seats by tables offering direct sea views
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The decked terrace of this clifftop bolthole is the perfect vantage point from which to take in views across St Ives Bay. Kick back in a rattan chair while watching the sea stretching out to the horizon. Many of the individually styled, contemporary rooms also look out across the ocean – the suitably named Celebration is the largest, with a sunken bath for two. In the restaurant and bar, the menu reflects the coastal location, from the seafood soup to the Cornish sparkling wine.

Greenbank Hotel

A room at Greenbank Hotel with a bath in the window bay, and a double bed with a blue-velvet headboard
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Set on the water’s edge, Greenbank has panoramic vistas of Falmouth with its boats bobbing in the harbour and gulls wheeling overhead. Take stock of it all from the sun-soaked terrace for an al fresco drink, or from the cosy restaurant with its large windows and smart parquet flooring. The Lookout Suite is the best room for view-finders, where you can spend hours watching the world idle by from the comfort of your bed or private balcony.

Talland Bay

Windowside bench seat with five cushions and direct garden and sea views at Talland Bay
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Wake up and open your windows to a manicured lawn that tumbles down the big blue sea. Talland Bay has an enviable position on the dramatic south coast between Portlooe and Lantic Bay – with views to match. Guest rooms have views towards either the sea or the gardens for those preferring more of a country feel. Whichever you choose, you’ll feel blissfully removed from all things urban.

Lewinnick Lodge

Garden outside Lewinnick Lodge, with several wooden tables and affixed chairs on lawn, plus direct sea views
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Couched in a cliff on Cornwall’s windswept north coast, Lewinnick Lodge is the ultimate storm-watching spot. Marvel at the huge Atlantic rollers crashing in from the large glass windows in the restaurant, where the menu has a seafood slant. The hotel has six sea-view rooms, sunken into the cliff, where you can watch the waves from the comfort of your bed or bath.

Seavista B&B

Single bed in green-check-wallpapered room with bedside lamp and table, plus blinds on the window at Seavista B&B
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This luxury B&B has a small and homely feel with big views. With just one bedroom, it’s positioned above Mawgan Porth beach on the north coast. Take in the gold sand and rugged cliffs from your private terrace, which has a hot tub waiting in one corner. Guests can pamper themselves by booking a massage to their room and feast on breakfasts of honey-roast halloumi and superfood porridge while watching those views. Hotels with a sea view in Cornwall are rarely so indulgent.

The Godolphin

White-painted exterior of the Godolphin, with direct views of Mount's Bay and St Michael’s Mount
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Hotels with sea views in Cornwall are one thing, but this former coaching inn also offers an up-close sight of Mount’s Bay and the famous St Michael’s Mount. It’s been converted into a contemporary restaurant with 10 rooms, and has pride of place in Marazion with its galleries, cafes and beach. Book a sea-view suite for the best panoramas and a balcony. Or simply head to the two-storey restaurant, where staff in striped tops serve hearty, locally sourced food.

Driftwood Hotel

Double bed in a bedroom looking out onto own private deck with wooden chair and sea views at Driftwood Hotel
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Pure escapism is on tap at this coastal retreat on the postcard-pretty Roseland Peninsula. It looks out over the sparkling waters of Gerrans Bay, and is set within seven acres (3ha) of lush grounds, with a private beach at the end of a woodland path. The rooms are classic and chic, with a nod to the nautical – think driftwood mirrors, striped headboards and a maritime blue-and-white colour scheme to reflect the views outside.

For more options, read our guides to the top pet-friendly places to stay in Cornwall and the best hotels in Fowey, then book on Culture Trip. Want something extra-special? See our guide to the best spa retreats in Cornwall. For a relaxing stay, check out our pick of the best hotels with hot tubs to book in Cornwall, as well as the most romantic hotels in the region, bookable on Culture Trip.

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