The Best Hotels to Book in Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow boasts beautiful sand, blue sea, sky and stunning rural surroundings.
Padstow boasts beautiful sand, blue sea, sky and stunning rural surroundings. | © John Lunt / Alamy Stock Photo
Bianca Barratt

Travel Expert

Sitting on the west bank of the River Camel, close to Rock and Polzeath, Padstow has long been a holiday favourite for families and surfers alike. Close to the Eden Project and the famous South West Coast Path, it draws nature lovers as well as foodies, thanks to its thriving gastronomic scene. We’ve picked out the best hotels in Padstow to make finding that perfect holiday home away from home easier – they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

Coswarth House

Boutique Hotel

Double bed on wooden frame in room with deluxe armchair and sofa in room at Coswarth House
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The 19th-century Coswarth House has plenty of beautiful period features, including flagstone floors, intricately carved fireplaces and exposed beams; it’s like stepping back in time. The antique-style furniture enhances the building’s heritage without sacrificing modern comforts. It’s only five minutes from the centre of Padstow and a short ferry ride across to neighbouring Rock. You can also head out for a day to Port Isaac or Tintagel.

Old Custom House


Double bed in cream-toned room with radiator at Old Custom House
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Another historic hotel in Padstow, the Old Custom House enjoys views over the picture-perfect harbour. The beautiful bar has the atmosphere of an olde-worlde pub thanks to its exposed beams and open fires and serves up pub classics and fresh seafood. Each of the rooms features a calming, country style with light pastel tones and plenty of natural lighting.

Padstow Harbour Hotel


Double bed in room with three soft chairs, a table and large bay window at Padstow Harbour Hotel
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Harbour Hotels has made a name for itself with chic rooms, wonderful facilities and cute extras. The Padstow location is just behind Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant – perfectly placed if you’ve come to try the restaurant’s famous food. The hotel’s breakfast room has incredible views over the estuary and is a delightful spot to start the day.

The St Enodoc Hotel


Aerial view of exterior of the St Enodoc Hotel, with tall trees, sloping garden and outdoor pool area
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The St Enodoc Hotel, across the estuary in Rock, feels like a sprawling countryside house that has been plucked and placed by the sea. Rooms are airy and chic, and some have views of the Camel Estuary. There are two dining options: the casual St Enodoc Brasserie, where local ingredients take centre stage, or Karrek, a fine-dining establishment that serves a nine-course tasting menu on the weekends throughout summer. The hotel has a pool for the days when you don’t want to make the walk to the estuary, and Paul Ainsworth’s pub the Mariners is just down the hill for one of the best lunches you’ll ever have.

St Moritz Hotel

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in room with armchair, desk, chair and outdoor seating area at St Moritz Hotel
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Set just back from the beach, a little outside Rock and just across the estuary from Padstow, St Moritz is the ultimate beachside hotel. With an enormous pool that you could easily sit by all day and two incredible beaches a short jaunt down the path, there are plenty of options for a dip in the summer. The hotel is also home to the only Cowshed Spa outside Soho House properties, offering treatments using its incredible, natural products.

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