The Best Hotels to Book Near Thorpe Park

Great Fosters offers a sense of old-world luxury in Egham
Great Fosters offers a sense of old-world luxury in Egham | Courtesy of Great Fosters, Egham / Expedia
Tamsin Wressell

Ride the fastest rollercoaster in England at Thorpe Park before bedding down at one of these top hotels – complete with award-winning spas, outdoor pools and delectable pub grub.

Thousands of visitors flock to Thorpe Park each year to experience the thrills of its record-smashing rollercoasters and log flumes. Just because you’re here for the rides doesn’t mean you need to stay in a themed suite. Surrey is home to some of the best boutique accommodation in the country – from former royal palaces to quaint country inns. Read on for our rundown of the finest hotels near this legendary theme park, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Great Fosters

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Great Fosters
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For an upscale stay in a traditional country house, Great Fosters is just the ticket. It’s perched on the outskirts of Windsor, home to the world’s oldest and largest castle, inhabited by the Queen. Families will appreciate the VIP touches for kids – like welcome rucksacks and mini bathrobes in each room. Other highlights include a Michelin-starred restaurant from chef Tony Parkin and an art deco, outdoor heated pool, complete with butler service to your sunlounger. Thorpe Park is 10-minutes away by car.

2. The Flower Pot Hotel

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The Flower Pot Hotel
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Food is the real highlight at this Sunbury-on-Thames coaching inn, which boasts eight en-suite rooms. Ingredients are mostly local, with meat supplied by the butchers down the road, fruit and veg from a farm in nearby Orpington and seafood caught through the night, delivered fresh the following day. Bed down in one of the plush rooms – those with kids can book the family en-suite sleeping four – and wake up early for the short drive to Thorpe Park.

3. Brooklands Hotel & Spa

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Brooklands Hotel & Spa
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Combine a trip to Thorpe Park with a racing day at Mercedes-Benz World, just opposite this spa hotel. King-sized beds come as standard here, with some rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies overlooking the circuit. When you’ve had your thrills for the day, head to the B Spa with its unique Sunlight Therapy room that mimics natural sunshine, ideal for those cold winter days when a beach holiday is a distant dream.

4. The Foley Hotel

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The Foley Hotel
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Looking for a cosy, family-friendly pub? This 16th-century coaching inn in Claygate has grand fireplaces, a beer garden and a seasonal British menu. Each of the 17 rooms features uber-comfortably Hypnos mattresses and Nespresso coffee machines for your early morning brew; under-14s can sleep on a rollout bed for a small fee. Dogs are welcome too and Thorpe Park is just 15mi (24km) southeast from here.

5. Oatlands Park Hotel

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Oatlands Park Hotel
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Sleep on the site of a former palace built by Henry VIII. Today, Oatlands Park retains the glamour of its royal past in a chic Grade II listed manor house. The light, airy rooms feature walk-in showers as standard; some have views over the hotel gardens and 10 acres of Surrey parkland. Treat yourself to afternoon tea in Mulberry Restaurant with a glass of champagne on the side. The hotel is under 6mi (10km) from Thorpe Park and close to other attractions, like Denbies English Vineyard and Brooklands Museum.

6. The Hand & Spear Hotel

Boutique Hotel

The Hand & Spear Hotel
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Book this funky pub-hotel in Weybridge, just a 15-minute drive from Thorpe Park. With only 12 boutique rooms, you can expect personalised service alongside luxury perks like a complimentary glass of vintage port and handmade rocky road for every guest. Twin rooms are ideal for friends on a fun-filled staycation. A day on the rollercoasters will no doubt build your appetite – chow down on juicy patties at the onsite Burger Shack. Veggies, don’t despair – half of the menu is plant-based.

7. The Mitre Hotel

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The Mitre
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Whilst the main attraction in East Molesey is Hampton Court Palace, one of Henry VIII’s favourite palaces, this hotel is only a 30-minute drive from Thorpe Park. Expect chic country house vibes inside – from the sporting memorabilia to the vibrant floral wallpaper. Kids will love the wooden bunk beds in the family rooms, complete with red gingham curtains, plus the restaurant menu boasts homemade fish fingers and gooey chocolate brownies for fussy eaters. Book the Catherine Parr suite for a roll-top copper bath with River Thames views.

8. The Runnymede on Thames

Spa Hotel

The Runnymede on Thames
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This riverfront hotel offers plenty of green space for kids to burn off energy before visiting Thorpe Park, 10 minutes away. On top of this, there’s a heated outdoor pool, plus archery, paddle boarding and clay pigeon shooting on offer. Parents will appreciate the wide range of dining options – including a waterside terrace with an airstream bar – plus an award-winning Guinot spa. Soak your tired legs in the jacuzzi after a day queuing for rides.

9. The Stanwell Hotel

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The Stanwell Hotel
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A 17-minute drive north of Thorpe Park, through a series of reservoirs, you’ll find The Stanwell. The boutique hotel draws in a lot of travellers — given its location to the airport — and mostly focuses on value and convenience. Though there’s comfort in the restaurant, which serves up comfort food like fish and chips followed by sticky toffee pudding, you can work it off in the fitness studio afterward. Keep your eyes peeled for live events, including their popular jazz night.

Why not extend your trip and explore nearby London? We’ve got accommodation sorted for you, from the best pet-friendly hotels in London to the most affordable hotels the city has to offer. You can even book your next stay right here on Culture Trip. These quirky and unusual things to do in London will keep you busy during the day, or you can set off without an itinerary and just explore the coolest neighbourhoods in London. We know there’s a lot to take in so here are the best restaurants for a quick lunch while you are on the go.

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