Planning a visit to Cornwall? You’ve made a good choice as Cornwall has it all, including great hotels.
Brace yourself for beach life, beguiling landscapes, gastronomic delights and world-famous cultural hotspots. Cornwall has shaken off its chintzy, bucket-and-spade reputation and replaced it with stylish coastal living.
Beyond Caribbean-white sands await Michelin-starred eateries, World Heritage landscapes, beautiful biking trails and a smorgasbord of water sports. So, don a wetsuit and hit the surf, lace up your walking boots to trace the rise and fall of the coast path, or soak up gob-smacking scenery from a swanky seaside bar. No longer reliant on the weather to flaunt its charm, Cornwall boasts an array of attractions for all seasons.
We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.
Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?
Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.
Cornwall has hundreds of places to stay and across the region, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including and The Old Quay House, Fowey, Cornwall and St Edmunds House in Padstow, Cornwall.
The Old Quay House
The Old Quay House, Fowey, Cornwall is a converted Victorian seamen’s mission, located in one of Cornwall’s liveliest harbour towns. There is a subtle nautical theme to the gorgeous décor.
Head for the Q restaurant for Fowey River oysters, local scallops, West Country meat and Cornish cheese and to the terrace for drinks, a casual lunch or an elaborate afternoon tea.
St Edmunds House
Designed by Jill Stein, St Edmunds House in Padstow, Cornwallis one of the best places to stay in the Padstow area. There are six luxurious rooms converted from Georgian Houses, they haveoak floors, French windows, plantation-house shutters and bespoke oak furniture – including exquisitely minimalist four-poster beds.
They’re a couple of minutes’ walk from all the Rick Stein restaurants. Guests can also enjoy complimentary bike hire so you’ve got no excuse not to work up an appetite freewheeling along The Camel Trail.
As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses. And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a camping pod!
Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.
Everything you need to know about Cornwall
Where to eat in Cornwall
The best things to do in Cornwall
The best shopping in Cornwall
The best nightlife in Cornwall
Your guide to arts and culture in Cornwall