The Best Hotels to Book in Weymouth, Dorset

Stop by Greenhill Gardens on the Esplanade to see the beach hut-style chalets
Stop by Greenhill Gardens on the Esplanade to see the beach hut-style chalets | © Graham Hunt / Alamy Stock Photo
Kim Gregory

Deckchairs, colourful huts, fish and chips: there’s nothing quite like a seaside break in the United Kingdom. Combine all of this with Georgian architecture, long Blue Flag beaches and the rugged Jurassic Coast, and you get Weymouth in Dorset. Since we do like to be beside the seaside, we’ve rounded up the best hotels Weymouth can offer, all bookable on Culture Trip,

Channel View Guest House, for eco-conscious travellers


Exterior of the Channel View Guest House, one of three colourfully painted terraced buildings
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It’s heartening to find a hotel in Weymouth that puts as much effort into sustainability as it does into guest comfort. Channel View – a handsome three-storey Georgian residence offering bed and breakfast across seven prettily decorated rooms – makes a point of eschewing plastic and using local produce to reduce food miles. Breakfasts are bountiful enough to set you up for the morning, with homemade granola, locally made jams, Dorset apple cake and other treats augmenting the traditional full English spread.

The Heritage, for a luxurious stay

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed in neutral-toned room with two bedside tables, a cabinet and carpeted floor at the Channel View Guest House
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Sitting in tiny Chickerell, just west of Weymouth, this immaculately run bed and breakfast offers easy access to the delights of the west Dorset coast, including famous Chesil Beach. Inside the handsome guesthouse – built as a private dwelling in 1769 – you’ll find period features such as exposed stone walls and ornate fireplaces. Its four spacious rooms feature quality Egyptian cotton bedsheets and White Company toiletries in the ensuites.

Gloucester House, for cosy surroundings


Exterior of Gloucester House, with seats on the balcony outside three elevated rooms
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Occupying a handsome 1790s townhouse, Gloucester House has bags of character – from pretty wrought iron balconies to large sash windows. Each of the 11 rooms come with quality beds topped by crisp linen; those with sea frontage make the most of the English Channel views. Expect fresh juice, overnight oats and homemade muesli to order for breakfast, alongside the usual bacon and eggs.

Aaran House, for a warm Dorset welcome


Front door of Aaran House; signs tell you the name of the building
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This traditional seaside guesthouse stands out from many hotels in Weymouth for its location – directly opposite the beach. Inside the classic Georgian property, you’ll find an array of modern comforts and sea views through original bay windows. Fuel up for a day of sightseeing with the home-cooked full English. The Pleasure Pier is just a five-minute walk away.

Moonfleet Manor, for a family-friendly getaway

Hotel, Independent Hotel

Three antique sofas by a table and fireplace in a wooden-floored living space at Moonfleet Manor
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This charming Georgian manor, in the hills by Chesil Beach, has something for all the family. Let the kids entertain themselves with crazy golf or the indoor play area, while you relax in the spa and sip premium wine, hand-picked by the Moonfleet Manor sommelier. Kids or no kids, check out the cinema room, stroll around the hotel gardens and pay a visit to the indoor swimming pools. Afternoon tea, with posh scotch eggs and Swiss rolls, is also a must.

Higher Moor Farm, for a rural retreat


Two cars parked between four glamping lodges on a lawn at Higher Moor Farm
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Camping fan? Pitch up a tent – or book into a bunting-strewn bell tent with inflatable beds – at this award-winning, family- and pet-friendly campsite. The shared facilities are top-notch, including electric hook-ups and luxurious loos with individual power showers and washing facilities. If you don’t want to share, opt for a boutique pod or lodge with a lounge, kitchen and bathroom area, plus a balcony and TV. The site even has an indoor games barn, pizza oven van, farm shop and marquee bar hosting live music for a fun evening under the stars.

Alexandra Hotel, for a central stay with kids

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Hotel

Double bed facing wall-mounted TV and a desk in room with two chairs and two large windows at Alexandra Hotel
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Kids stay free at the award-winning, family-run Alexandra Hotel, ideally located on the Esplanade. Spend your days lounging on the beach – cooling off with vegan-friendly ice cream from Boho Gelato – but not before enjoying freshly baked pastries as part of the continental breakfast. Feeling adventurous? Get to historic sites such as Tudor House, near the old harbour, on bicycles that can be rented from the hotel.

St John’s Guest House, for a coastal bolthole

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed faces TV and chest of drawers in ensuite room with armchair at St John’s Guest House
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Looking for an active break? Weymouth Beach and the South West Coast Path are a stone’s throw from this award-winning four-star B&B. After an invigorating ramble, reward your efforts with cheese platters and afternoon tea featuring home-made scones with clotted cream, Dorset jam and champagne. The guesthouse is also just a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, where you’ll find numerous restaurants offering fine local seafood.

Hugh McNaughtan contributed additional reporting to this article.
For more hotel options, check out our pick of the best hotels in Dorset for every traveller, bookable on Culture Trip.

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