The Best Hotels and B&Bs to Book in Skegness, England

Get your adrenaline pumping on the rides at Fantasy Island in Skegness, England
Get your adrenaline pumping on the rides at Fantasy Island in Skegness, England | © Intense Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Pierre de Villiers
2 November 2021

Spending some time in the Lincolnshire seaside town of Skegness, England, makes you wish you were a kid again. If ever a place was set up to cater to the youngins, this is it. Donkey rides, crazy golf, ten-pin bowling, aquarium visits, the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, the Fantasy Island amusement park – the experiences just keep on coming. With so much to do, managing accommodation costs is essential, so book your B&B or budget hotel in Skegness with Culture Trip now.

The Fountaindale, for a laid-back stay

Bedroom at the Fountaindale with turquoise and white furnishings
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An eight-bedroom guesthouse – five minutes away from Skegness Beach and the town centre – the Fountaindale is equally suitable for solo travellers, couples and groups. A nice lounge area is good for socialising with fellow guests in the winter – while, in the summer months, the conversations can move outdoors to a patio with tables and benches. Each room has a different colour scheme – from pastel green to deep purple – while the powder-blue dining room serves up a substantial breakfast.

Linroy Guest House, for central convenience

Cosy room at the Linroy Bed & Breakfast with modest decor in beige and brown tones
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Located a short stroll from the town centre and popular sights like Skegness Pier and the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, the Linroy Bed & Breakfast is a popular perch to explore everything Skegness has to offer. Rooms that cater for families, couples or singles all have tranquil white-and-brown tones – while the front patio allows you to kick back in the sun while you watch Skegness go about its business.

The Northdale, for aquarium lovers

Beige bedroom at the Northdale with two single beds next to each other
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You won’t soon run out of things to do when staying at the Northdale. The seafront Skegness Aquarium, with its amazing Aqua Theatre and Sea Caves, is just 2.4km (1.5mi) from the guesthouse, and the nearby Village Church Farm Museum – which has a remarkable collection of 19th- and 20th-century farm implements and machinery – is just 2.3km (1.4mi) away. Or, for a good night out, head down to the Embassy Theatre – which is a short walk away.

The Eastleigh, for periodic charm

Modern bedroom at the Eastleigh with black-and-white floral wallpaper and white and grey decor alongside pinewood furniture
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An elegant Victorian terraced townhouse dating back to 1899, the Eastleigh combines charming period features with contemporary, comfortable rooms. Management here prides itself on keeping everything in shipshape – with not a single lumpy mattress, soggy pillow, leaky tap or broken TV in sight. In the unlikely event that something is not right, the staff vows to fix it right away – leaving you to get on with sightseeing in Skegness.

Karema, for unique finishes

Bedroom at the Karema in an elegant colour palette of creams and dark browns
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Dramatic decor and a penchant for scooters make Karema one of the more interesting places to stay in Skegness. Monochrome floral wallpaper, vintage photos and scarlet seats in the dining area all go into the heady mix of styles at the guest house. The outside area, meanwhile, becomes like a scene out of Quadrophenia (1979) when riders of the Skegness Scooter and Soul Scene drop by for a visit.

The Woolpack, for local flair

The Woolpack Pub & Kitchen – a white building with orange roof tiles – from the outside
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You’ll find local history on tap at the Woolpack – the building dates back to 1700 and was once owned by a local dignitary before being bought by the local brewers Batemans in 1990. The modern version of the business has lost none of its charms, welcoming weary travellers for a meal, pint or overnight stay in a prime location overlooking the historic Wainfleet Market Place and the Wainfleet Medieval Buttercross.

Greystones, for stunning ocean views

Modest bedroom at the Greystones with two black leather armchairs next to a double bed with striped white bedlinen
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An unpretentious, well-run hotel that comes with sea views, Greystones puts you within reach of some of the best attractions in Skegness without you having to break the bank. The Skegness Clock Tower and Aquarium are your next-door neighbours, and the Fairy Dell paddling pool and the Boating Lake are only a short walk away – while Skegness Beach is literally around the corner.

The Sunningdale, for unique Tudor-inspired style

Bedroom at the Sunningdale with a crimson-red carpet, a double bed and beige wallpaper with large red florals
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You’ll find this handsome Tudor-style guest house in the northern part of Skegness – just a two-minute walk to all the best sandy beaches in town and a 10-minute walk from the town centre. You can sink into a comfortable red sofa in the sunny communal guest lounge after tucking into a proper English breakfast in the roomy scrambled-eggs-yellow dining room.

Clarence House Hotel, for some rest and relaxation

Bedroom at the Clarence House Hotel, decorated in beige and brown tones and with a wooden four-poster bed in the middle
© Clarence House Hotel / Expedia

A little oasis of calm in what can be a bustling holiday destination, the Clarence House Hotel is located on South Parade – the quieter area of Skegness – overlooking the Boating Lake, the amenities and bowling greens. Couples will love the king-size four-poster room that comes with a romantic sea view, while families can cuddle up in the Family Room that has some bunk beds to go with ocean vistas.

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