These hotels in the famous port city have a few more perks and privacy than your typical budget-traveller base – but that’s not to say they don’t keep your bank balance afloat. Whether you visit Plymouth to discover its maritime history, or as a base for exploring Devon and Cornwall, rest your head at one of our specially selected crash pads.
The Mariners, an attractive Victorian townhouse, is close to Plymouth’s historic Hoe and Barbican, and is within easy walking distance of the city centre, the Pavilions and the Theatre Royal. Its bedrooms are light, clean and spacious, the breakfast menu is extensive and owners James and Marie are always on hand with local tips. You might even strike it lucky and have use of the sauna that is available to guests.
An affordable, friendly, family-run establishment on historic Plymouth Hoe, George Guest House is just minutes away from some spectacular coastal views and everything the seafront has to offer. The rooms are basic but cosy, clean and dog-friendly, and you are right next door to an indulgent breakfast at the Pub on the Hoe. It’s a great base for exploring everything Devon and Cornwall have to offer.
With the famous Plymouth Hoe only two minutes’ walk away, and the Barbican and the Theatre Royal not much further, this imposing, welcoming, 19th-century building houses rooms of all shapes and sizes with light, modern and spacious accommodation. They share facilities such as a pool and sauna with the nearby Crown Plaza for a small daily charge of £6. The breakfast is generous and comes with both veggie and gluten-free options.
With a pillow menu and in a fantastic position near to the Hoe and the pavilion, this friendly hotel offers bright, clean bedrooms. The Bowline restaurant downstairs offers you a beautiful dining experience in an intimate setting. You can start your day there with breakfast, or end it with a three-course dinner which draws on the best seasonal and local ingredients. Best get some sea air afterwards though.
The Grosvenor, a grand building that recognises it’s classical background but adds a modern twist, is situated close to Plymouth Hoe. It’s only a two-minute walk from spectacular views over Plymouth Sound, and less than a 10-minute walk to the modern and buzzy city centre. A continental or cooked breakfast is included in the price, and the rooms are spacious and modern. For a pre-theatre drink or a night cap, there’s also a fully stocked bar open until 11.30.