The vibrant city of Bristol is filled with hotels, but if you’re looking for something a little special, a boutique hotel will be the right choice for you. From cute and quaint to cultural and luxe, here’s our guide to the best boutique hotels that the city has to offer.
Hotel du Vin
Filled with ornate décor, this restored Grade II listed building is a former sugar warehouse. Expect high ceilings and exposed brickwork mixed in with modern and chic furniture. Located right in the heart of the city, close to shopping, bars and restaurants, this is the perfect place to stay when visiting the city. Luxury is not scrimped on in this establishment; have a night cap in the luxe, and aptly named, Sugar Bar, followed by a soak in your tub and finish the night by sinking into the comfy beds, complete with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Number Thirty Eight Clifton
Offering ten stylish rooms to stay in, Number Thirty Eight is Bristol’s new cool boutique hotel to stay at. Hidden in the wonderful Clifton area of the city, this restored Georgian merchant’s house seeks to provide a home-away-from-home experience, with gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and a vast drinks menu all available. There’s even a terrace offering breathtaking views of the surrounding rooftops and the rest of the city.
38 Upper Belgrave Rd, Bristol +44 0117 946 6905
If you want a boutique hotel experience with a modern and contemporary feel, then you’ll want to stay at Brooks Guesthouse. Situated right in the heart of the city, directly next to the vibrant St Nick’s Market, there’s plenty to do and see just outside your hotel room. Breakfast is served in their open plan kitchen with a choice of eggs, full English, granola and more. There’s even the option to rent an airstream style caravan situated on their roof for a really unusual experience!
St Nicholas St, Bristol +44 0117 930 0066
Bristol Harbour Hotel
Having only recently opened, this is the most talked about hotel opening in the city. With an emphasis on luxury, the Bristol Harbour Hotel has fused two former bank buildings together to offer contemporary accommodation, but keeping the traditional interiors. With an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar attached, not to mention the in-house spa, this is an extremely grand boutique hotel with a difference.
53-55 Corn St, Bristol +44 0844 811 1103
As a restored and refurbished Victorian villa, Clifton House retains all of its original grandeur and character but with fresh and modern décor and facilities. The hotel offers a choice of single, double and family rooms, all decorated in their own unique way, but all equally luxurious as each other.
4 Tyndalls Park Rd, Bristol +44 0117 973 5407
The Berkeley Square Hotel
Not only does this boutique hotel cost under £100 for a stay, it’s also Bristol’s very first Art Hotel offering exhibitions every four months or so from contemporary artists. Each room comes with luxurious linen sheets, a complimentary decanter of Bristol Cream sherry, fresh fruit, teas, freshly ground coffee and hand made biscuits – now if that doesn’t tempt you, what will?
15 Berkeley Square, Bristol +44 0117 925 4000