The Best Hotels to Book Near the University of Warwick, England

The Oculus Building is the flagship facility for teaching and learning at the University of Warwick, UK
The Oculus Building is the flagship facility for teaching and learning at the University of Warwick, UK | © Will Kerry / Alamy Stock Photo / Expedia
Sadie Whitelocks

The University of Warwick is considered one of the top universities in the UK, excelling in both research and teaching. If you’re planning a visit to see friends or family or for a spot of nature-watching, here are some of the best hotels in the area, all bookable with Culture Trip.

The college, located on the outskirts of Coventry, accommodates more than 23,000 students. The south side of the campus is also home to the Tocil Wood Nature Reserve, which is an ancient woodland dating back more than 400 years, with 60 different species of bird and a magnificent carpet of bluebells, come spring. Make one of these top hotels your base while you explore the area.

1. The Globe

Hotel

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Park yourself at this 18th-century property, and prepare to be wowed by the chic interiors, which blend modern, retro and antique influences. The Grade II-listed building, which once served as a theatre, is now home to 18 boutique-style bedrooms and an 87-seat restaurant. The cosy dining room is a popular destination for Sunday lunch, with roast pork belly, cod al forno and vegetarian meatballs among the offerings. In terms of location, the inn is a 15-minute walk from Warwick train station and a 15-minute drive from the university.

2. Knight's Village at Warwick Castle

Cabin, Glamping, Hotel

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Play at being a princess or jousting knight for the evening, with a stay at Warwick Castle, which is a 15-minute drive from the university. There are Medieval-themed glamping tents and alpine-style wooden lodges set amid the leafy castle grounds, but, if you’re looking for something a little more regal, there’s the option of staying in the fortress itself. The Peacock and Rose suites occupy a private floor in the 14th-century Caesar’s Tower; both are fit for royalty, with plush furnishings and grand four-poster beds. Stays in these suites include concierge service, complimentary champagne and a private tour of the castle.

3. DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry Building Society Arena

Chain Hotel

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Bag yourself stadium views from your bedroom at this DoubleTree by Hilton property. The hotel is set inside the Coventry Building Society Arena, which is home to the Wasps Rugby Club and around 20 minutes by car from the University of Warwick. There are various room configurations available, but opt for one with “pitch views” if you want to catch sight of the action from the comfort of your bed. Fuel up for the day with a full English at the onsite restaurant; the sports-themed Anecdote bar and restaurant is a buzzing option, come evening.

4. Brandon Hall Hotel and Spa

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Unwind at this upscale spa hotel, which is set amid the countryside, around a 15-minute drive from the university. The property sits on a 17-acre (7ha) plot, with mature trees and manicured lawns making for a picturesque scene. On the accommodation front, there are 120 rooms and suites decked out with fresh, contemporary furnishings. Further your state of relaxation with a trip to the spa, which includes an indoor heated pool, a sauna, a steam room, five treatment rooms, two nail bars and a gym. Overnight spa packages include a 30-minute treatment, along with breakfast and dinner at the smart onsite restaurant.

5. Nailcote Hall Hotel

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Step back in time with a stay at this picture-perfect Tudor manor house. Today, the building offers 49 suites that look over the manicured gardens and surrounding woodland. Some of the grander room options include the Magnolia suite, complete with a four-poster bed, and the Mulberry room, which features dark-wood antique furnishings and regal red hues. Along with its characterful appearance and fascinating history, other perks of this property include a stunning spa, a golf course, tennis courts and a fine-dining restaurant, where certain dishes are flambéed at your table. It is also just a seven-minute drive from the university.

6. Chesford Grange

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Despite its historic guise, this Tudor-style property has a thoroughly modern feel, once you step inside, with contemporary furnishings complementing the original period features. The hotel is on the larger side, at 205 bedrooms, with some located in a newer wing and others in the original manor house. One of the most impressive spots is the bar area with dark-wood panelling and a grand fireplace. After a day of exploring – the hotel is close to Warwick Castle and eight minutes by car from the university – there is an onsite spa for a spot of relaxation, complete with an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a soothing treatment menu.

7. Village Hotel Coventry

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Pops of colour bounce around the bedrooms at this lifestyle-focused hotel, promising a bright start to your day. Well-placed close to dozens of attractions in the area – Coventry Airport is less than 13 minutes away, and the University of Warwick is just a five-minute ride – this property makes for a comfortable and convenient base. A trendy club vibe runs throughout, and there’s an appetising mix of facilities including a sleek gym, an indoor pool, a Starbucks outlet and a pub serving up everything from colossal burger stacks to photogenic cocktails and live sports games.

8. Old Hall House

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Feel right at home at this charming country house, which is around 15 minutes from the university by car. This property has nine rooms in the main house; some are decked out with pine furnishings, and some feature quirky four-poster beds. If you’re looking for something a little different, there are also five shepherd huts, three pods and a log cabin to pick from. If you’re a thrill-seeker, then you really will feel right at home here, as the property offers a range of adrenaline-pumping activities, from quad biking to archery. Replenish your energy with a pitstop at the restaurant where pulled-pork burgers, “dirty” nachos and fish and chips are among the popular picks.

Coventry is perhaps England’s unsung hero. That is, until 2021, when Coventry was awarded the title of UK City of Culture for its rich history, burgeoning creative scene and a host of things to do. For those preferring to stay in the buzz of a major city, Birmingham is just a train ride away from the university and has many family-friendly hotels and apartments, now bookable with Culture Trip.

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