The Best Hotels to Book Near Warwick Castle

Canoe along the River Avon with the stunning Warwick Castle as your backdrop
Canoe along the River Avon with the stunning Warwick Castle as your backdrop | © Eye35 / Alamy Stock Photo
Sadie Whitelocks

Warwick Castle is considered one of the world’s finest examples of medieval architecture. This sprawling fortress – which attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year – was originally built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. Today, the castle serves as an adventure playground for both adults and children, with falconry shows, a maze and a colossal catapult just some of the extra attractions. If you’re planning a visit to this magnificent structure which was fashioned out of wood, we’ve picked out some of the best places to stay in Warwick to use as a base – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Du Vin

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Room at Hotel Du Vin Stratford Upon Avon has modern design, plush furnishings and artistic decor
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Step inside this charming 18th-century townhouse and prepare to be seduced by the slick, contemporary interiors. This hotel – part of the playful Hotel Du Vin portfolio – has 46 rooms and suites, with some featuring in-room roll-top baths. The warm décor continues through to the hip restaurant, which features an all-day menu and hearty Sunday lunch options – from a roast sirloin of beef to a creamy vegan risotto. Located in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon, this hotel is one of the best places to stay in Warwick – and is less than 20 minutes drive from Warwick Castle.

2. The Welcombe Hotel

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Grand exterior of the the Welcombe Hotel has red brick design, along with beautifully manicured gardens and flowers
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Feel like lord or lady of the manor at this smart country house hotel in Warwick. The photogenic red-brick property is set amid sprawling grounds, making it the perfect place for a relaxing break. There are 85 rooms of various configurations, but if you want to feel some real old-world charm, book into one of the executive king suites – featuring magnificent four-poster beds and a range of other period features. There’s a wealth of things to do at the hotel with an 18-hole golf course, sybaritic spa and fine dining restaurant, but if you want to explore further afield, Stratford-upon-Avon is around 10 minutes away, while Warwick Castle is a 15-minute drive.

3. The Arden Hotel

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Grand exterior of the he Arden Hotel has red brick, white painted window frames and outdoor seating
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Follow in the footsteps of William Shakespeare at this quaint boutique Warwick hotel – opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the River Avon – around a 30-minute drive from Warwick Castle. It’s said that the playwright and poet wrote some of his works in the hotel garden and his family were associated with the property. Fun fact: the hotel takes the same name as Shakespeare’s mother’s maiden name. In terms of accommodation, there are 45 smart rooms and suites, which cater to the 21st-century traveller. The on-site brasserie also has a contemporary edge, with the dark chocolate tart known as one of the winning dishes.

5. Mallory Court Country House Hotel and Spa

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Grand exterior of the Mallory Court Country House Hotel has manicured lawns, a wraparound patio and lots of trees
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Get a taste of English country life at this refined manor house on the outskirts of Leamington Spa, less than a 10-minute drive from the centre of Warwick. The property – which is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux portfolio – is set amid ten acres (4ha) of lush grounds, where many ingredients used in the three-AA-rosette restaurant are grown. The main house has 43 bedrooms – the sumptuous master suite looks out over the herb garden. Further your state of relaxation with a trip to the on-site spa, where the facilities include an indoor pool, a sauna, an outdoor hot tub and several treatment rooms.

6. Knight's Village at Warwick Castle

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Inside a teepee at Warwick Castle Knights Village, with two single beds and a double bed, a central table and chairs with two fur rugs
Courtesy of Warwick Castle Knight's Village / Expedia

Roll out of bed and onto the battlements with a stay at Warwick Castle’s Knight’s Village. This whimsical glamping site is situated in secluded woodland and all of the tents have a medieval theme. One of the more luxurious options is the King’s Luxury Tent, which comes complete with a four-poster bed and a stained glass-style window – there are also themed wooden lodges if that’s more your style. All stays include VIP parking, a hearty breakfast and a one-day castle entry.

7. Hotel Indigo

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Room at Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon with modern steel-blue decor, plush bedding and work desk with a view onto the garden
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Take a trip down the rabbit hole at this quirky boutique hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, which features 93 slick bedrooms blending contemporary and traditional touches. The property is set across three buildings: a 16th-century abode, a Georgian townhouse and a modern wing. The Tudor rooms are located in the older section, complete with beamed ceilings and wonky lines here and there, while those who prefer perfect angles should opt for the Contemporary category. The Woodsman restaurant features the same design aesthetic – with the focal point being a large wood-fired oven and charcoal grill. Hotel Indigo is in the heart of Shakespeare’s hometown and Warwick is around a 20-minute drive away.

8. Chesford Grange

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Outdoor dining area at Chesford Grange has manicured lawns, umbrellas, pot plants and wooden furniture
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Park yourself at this fine, Tudor-style country house in Warwick for a spot of rest and recuperation. The property is set amid the countryside, just 5mi (8km) from the centre of Warwick. This place makes for an ideal base to unwind after a day of exploring, with 205 well-appointed contemporary bedrooms, a plush spa and a smart restaurant serving classic British dishes with a contemporary twist. There are spa break packages available with dinner, an overnight stay, breakfast and a relaxing treatment all included in the price.

Looking for more inspiration? Birmingham is close by and perfect for a city break. We’ve narrowed down the top accommodation options from the best apartments to the best boutique hotels in Birmingham, so you can confidently book your next stay on Culture Trip. These free things to do are sure to keep you busy and when you need a break, enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the best bars in Birmingham.

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