Budget Friendly Bed and Breakfast and Guest Houses
CT20 2DY, Folkestone, 22-26 The Leas
Overlooking the English Channel, The Southcliff Hotel is situated on The Leas Promenade and only a 1-minute walk from the Leas Cliff Hall venue. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal... read more
£ 26.10View Rates
CT20 3AH, Folkestone, 65 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate
Just 5 minutes' drive from the Channel Tunnel, The Ship Inn offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and a traditional pub restaurant. Situated in Sandgate, the inn is a mile from Folkestone Harbour. Set in a... read more
CT18 8AN, Folkestone, Cheriton High Street
With free parking and air-conditioned rooms, this hotel is 1 mile from Folkestone Eurotunnel terminal and a 20-minute drive from Dover Port. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas. Holiday Inn Express Folkestone Channel Tunnel... read more
£ 40.70View Rates
CT20 2HB, Folkestone, 39 Earls Avenue
This spacious, family-run Edwardian hotel dates back to 1901 and offers free WiFi and free parking on site. It is situated in Folkestone, close to the M20 motorway. Rooms are individual in style and have... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
CT20 2EA, Folkestone, Langhorne Gardens, The Leas
Windsor Hotel is family run and family friendly, offering reasonably priced basic guest accommodation right by Folkestone’s famous Leas Promenade and The Leas Cliff Hall entertainment venue. Parking outside the hotel is free from 18:00... read more
CT20 2EA, Folkestone, 2-4 Langhorne Gardens
Opposite the Leas Cliff Hall, beside the sea and Folkestone town centre, The Portland Hotel has a popular bar and restaurant and free Wi-Fi access. It is close to Eurotunnel and the Dover Ferry Terminal.... read more
£ 37.50View Rates
CT20 2EF, Folkestone, 30-32 Clifton Gardens, The Leas
Only 5 minutes’ walk from Folkestone town centre, View Hotel Folkestone is a 4-star boutique hotel that features The Cliffe Restaurant & Bar and sea views. The hotel is situated on The Leas promenade, only... read more
£ 72.45View Rates
CT20 2RN, Folkestone, 63 Bouverie Road West
Only 5 minutes’ walk from Folkestone town centre and the Leas beaches, the Wycliffe offers cooked breakfasts and free off-road parking. The guesthouse has a bar, restaurant and garden. Rooms at the Wycliffe have views... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
CT20 2HR, Folkestone, Earls Avenue
Overlooking the Leas Promenade and English Channel, The Burlington Hotel is located a 10 minute walk from the centre of Folkestone. Set in leafy gardens, it features a traditional restaurant. Set in a grand Victorian... read more
£ 59.50View Rates
CT20 1DG, Folkestone, 76 Cheriton Rd
In Folkestone centre, the Kentmere is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Eurotunnel Terminal and a 10-minute walk from the beach. It offers family rooms, free internet and cooked breakfasts. Rooms in this Victorian townhouse... read more
CT20 2EB, Folkestone, The Leas, Clifton Gardens
Overlooking the English Channel, the Best Western Clifton Hotel offers en suite bedrooms, many with sea views. It is 10 minutes from Folkestone town centre, railway station and Channel Tunnel. Built in 1864, the Clifton... read more
£ 30.00View Rates
CT20 1TX, Folkestone, The Harbour
Overlooking Folkestone Harbour, The Grand Burstin Hotel offers limited parking, free Wi-Fi and wonderful sea views. Just 15 minutes from Dover, the hotel has a fitness centre and 3 restaurants. The cosy bedrooms at Grand... read more
£ 25.00View Rates
CT20 2RR, Folkestone, 4 Augusta Gardens
Located in the West End of Folkestone, The Relish is a 5-star guest house a short walk from the sea and various restaurants. It has luxurious rooms and free Wi-Fi. A full English breakfast is... read more
£ 67.50View Rates
CT20 1DG, Folkestone, 77 Cheriton Road
Just 15 minutes’ drive from Dover Ferry Terminals, Chandos Premier Folkestone (Channel Tunnel) Hotel offers cooked breakfasts and cosy rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Folkestone Beach. The individual bedrooms... read more
£ 23.62View Rates
CT20 2DU, Folkestone, 16-19 The leas
Situated just 10 minutes' drive from the Channel Tunnel Terminal, this traditional sea-facing hotel is situated on The Leas, Folkestone's cliff-top promenade. With a 24-hour reception, free parking and free WiFi throughout, it is a... read more
£ 26.00View Rates
CT20 3BD, Folkestone, 7 Sandgate High Street
Situated in the picturesque seaside village of Sandgate, The Royal Norfolk Hotel is a few minutes walk from the pebble beach. It is directly behind Sandgate Castle, which is a favourite spot for local fishermen... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
CT19 6NN, Folkestone, 1 Back Street
Offering boutique rooms situated in the upper floors of a newly renovated house, Rocksalt Rooms feature bare red-brick walls, wet rooms, and original antique beds. Incredible views across Folkestone Harbour feature from the floor-to-ceiling windows... read more
CT18 8AQ, Folkestone, Arpinge
Situated in the North Downs and only ten minutes from Folkestone, Pigeonwood House is the original farmhouse of the local area. Dating back to 1769, it offers free Wi-Fi throughout and free secure parking for... read more
CT18 7AE, Folkestone, Terlingham Manor Vineyard, Terlingham Lane
An 8-minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal and Folkestone, Rooms at the Winery provides luxurious accommodation in south-east Kent. At the award-winning Terlingham Vineyard, these en suite rooms have free parking and WiFi. Featuring oak... read more
Situated 5 km from Folkestone Harbour and 6 km from Folkestone Rugby Club in Folkestone, The Seahouse offers accommodation with a kitchen. Guests staying at this holiday home have access to free WiFi. The holiday... read more
CT20 2EA, Folkestone, 10-12 Langhorne Gardens
10to12 is a traditional Victorian property located in the port town of Folkestone, 6 minutes’ walk from spacious green parkland with a picnic area and sandy beach. Each 10to12 guest room has an en-suite bathroom,... read more
CT19 4AD, Folkestone, 28 Cherry Garden Lane
Located in Folkestone, 3.4 km from Folkestone Harbour and just a 10-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel, Cherry Garden features a restaurant and free WiFi. Free private parking is available on site and there is... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
CT20 2NT, Folkestone, 16 Bathurst Road
Located in Folkestone, Foy House offers accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV. Guests can relax in the garden at the property. Folkestone Harbour is 3.2 km from the bed and breakfast, while... read more
CT19 5AU, Folkestone, park inn hotel 2 radnor park road
Boasting a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Park Inn Hotel Folkestone is situated in Folkestone, less than 1 km from Folkstone Beach and 2.3 km from Folkestone Harbour. The hotel has family rooms. You... read more
CT20 2EL, Folkestone, 13 Clifton Crescent
Situated in Folkestone, Westward Ho Hotel features garden views and free WiFi, 200 metres from Folkstone Beach and 2.1 km from Folkestone Harbour. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom... read more
£ 34.00View Rates
CT19 5HE, Folkestone, Cheriton Road Flat 3 151 Cumberland House
Offering free WiFi and city views, Folkestone Escape provides accommodation set in Folkestone, just 1 km from Folkstone Beach. The apartment also features 1 bathroom. Folkestone Harbour is 2.6 km from the apartment, while Folkestone... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
CT20 2QL, Folkestone, 85 Cheriton Road 85
Set in Folkestone, within 800 metres of Folkstone Beach and 2.1 km of Folkestone Harbour, sunnylodge offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests... read more
£ 30.00View Rates
CT20 1RN, Folkestone, 62A The Old High Street
Set in Folkestone in the Kent region, Folkestone harbour view has a balcony and garden views. Featuring a patio, the apartment is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking and... read more
CT20 1PX, Folkestone, Marine Parade 4 to 7
Set 200 metres from Folkstone Beach, Hotel Gran Canaria offers accommodation with a shared lounge, a terrace and a 24-hour front desk for your convenience. The bed and breakfast features both WiFi and private parking... read more
CT18 8BW, Folkestone, Newington Nr Folkestone
Set a 5-minute drive from the Eurotunnel and around 20 km of the Port of Dover, Beachborough Park features accommodation with a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is offered. There is a fully equipped private bathroom... read more
A town very popular by tourists – Why Stay here ?
Located in Kent, right on the English Channel, Folkestone has evolved a great deal throughout the years, converting itself into a tourist hot spot. Due to its numerous natural beauties and centuries-old landmarks, Folkestone is very popular amount tourists looking for tranquil, pristine holiday destinations in UK.
Many properties, several with family rooms, are within walking distance of various restaurants and the sea and feature free car parking. Cooked breakfasts are served in the morning.
The Leas, those iconic cliffs situated above the clean beach, and the Harbour represent the main points of interest. The Folkestone White House is on the majestic Cheriton Hill and right above the Tunnel terminal. In this fabulous town, nature goes hand in hand with elements of great historical importance to attract a large number of travellers annually. The Battle of Britain Memorial, Westenhanger Castle, the Royal Military Canal, Tower Theatre, Leas Cliff Hall and the Folkestone Racecourse are key attractions that you shouldn’t miss during your trip.
Assuming that you’re not in the mood for an interactive history lesson, you can always enjoy fantastic harbour views while tasting super fresh fish specialities in a local restaurant.
Staying in Folkestone is ideal whether you are walking the North Downs Way, want to visit the ancient Cathedral City and chic shopping centre of Canterbury, or just want to rest your head before crossing the Channel. The Old Town is home to the thriving Creative Quarter, with art exhibitions, independent boutiques and coffee shops.
Where to Find a Cosy Room near the Channel Tunnel ?
The town has a wide range of accommodation options for overnight guests from 5-star properties, to guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments for those on a budget. A stay in a b&b can be as cheap as £35 a night, and accommodation can be found in all areas of the town. Reservations can be made online.
Finding the most suitable accommodation options won’t be a problem, mostly because Folkestone hides a generous selection of cheap B&Bs with free car parking and spacious, clean family rooms. There are at least 29 great places to stay (see also our cheap hotels in Folkestone) in this port town in Kent United Kingdom.
For instance, 10to12 Folkestone is a fabulous Victorian building situated only a few minutes away from the green parkland, the spacious sandy beach and the sough-after picnic area that will stimulate to spend even more quality time with your beloved ones. The Relish is a classy 5-star guesthouse offering you free parking and free WiFi internet, among various other notable advantages, like those inviting, ultra-modern family rooms with an exquisite décor. It is only a short walk away from some of the picturesque restaurants located near the sea.
Kentmere Guest House is only a short drive from the Eurotunnel and a 10-minute walk from the beach. Family rooms, cooked breakfast, free internet and free parking are a part of the deal. If you’d much rather discover Southern-Eastern Kent in style, you could take advantage of the premium accommodation options provided by Rooms at the Winery. From this spot you could get to the Eurotunnel by car in only 8 minutes, while enjoying fantastic views and a breath of fresh air.
Crete Down Guesthouse, the Ship Inn and the Old Palm House Bed & Breakfast are only 3 other options that may be right for you if you’re looking for cheap B&Bs near the Channel Tunnel that consider your comfort a top priority.
The Contrast of Old & New: the Creative Quarter & Bouverie Place Shopping Centre
Along the Old High Street and Tontine Street, this quaint area of cobbled streets has been transformed into a cultural, retail and gourmet centre with over 100 independent shops, restaurants, artistic enterprises and cafes. The Creative Quarter is the ideal place to wander, window shop, stop for a drink or bite to eat and for those visitors who wish to purchase something unique. At its heart is the cultural centre, the Quarterhouse, which is a showcase for performances of all kinds from drama to music as well as film screenings.
Folkestone also boasts a modern shopping centre. Located in the town centre at Alexandra Gardens, Bouverie Place is an up-to-date shopping centre. It contains well-known High Street stores and some independent retailers. Visitors can sit at its central piazza and enjoy a drink or a snack.
The Folkestone Harbour Arm
The former ferry terminal and its mid-19th century buildings are another part of the town which has been successfully rejuvenated. The Harbour Arm is now a public pier and a popular area for food, drinks and entertainment.
As well as being able to eat fresh fish and seafood overlooking the fishing harbour where they were caught, visitors can also choose between different types of ethnic cuisine. They might prefer to have a drink admiring the view along the coast where the White Cliffs are visible or looking across the English Channel to France.
Music events are regularly held at the Harbour Arm, especially in summer. There is also a Farmers’ Market selling local produce from Kent, which is aptly called ‘the Garden of England’.
Folkestone is the ideal destination for a visit of one or more days. Apart from being in close proximity to other towns in Kent such as Dover, Hythe and Romney, Calais is only a 35-minute journey away through the tunnel.
Main railway station ?
There is a direct high speed rail link running to and from London Victoria and London Charing Cross stations. The central railway station is just over a mile from the port.
The town has direct rail links to Eurostar services in London and Ashford, which is just 15 minutes away.
There is also a direct National Express coach service running from London Victoria Coach Station to the main bus station at Bouverie Square.
Eurotunnel Car Passenger terminal
The terminal is located close to Folkestone town center, at Junction 11A on the M20. From here freight vehicles and cars travel via the Channel Tunnel to Calais/Coquelles in Northern France.
The car trains are operated by Eurotunnel, and Channel Crossing takes just 35 minutes. Sometimes they are also called Euro Shuttle Trains, or just Le Shuttle.
Location – Where is
Where is Folkestone ?
Located on the south coast of Kent, Folkestone is only 75 miles from London. It is easily accessible via the M25 and M20 and visitors coming by car will easily find parking in the town. It is also well served by regular train and coach services.
- Ramsgate Ferry Port — 18 miles
- Maidstone — 27 miles
- Eastbourne — 44 miles
- Newhaven Port in East Sussex — 52 miles
- Brighton East Sussex — 60 miles
Must See Tourist Attractions and Sights
Lower Leas Coastal Park
(Lower Sandgate Road, CT20 2JP, Kent England)
Leas Cliff Gardens is great for adults and kids. They are picnic areas, plenty of quiet areas and gardens to explore. This coastal park is well worth a visit.
The Leas Lift
(Lower Sandgate Road, CT20 1PR United Kingdom)
Take a 2 minute trip from the beach at sea-level to the Leas promenade on an old hydraulically powered funicular. It’s a fantastic attraction run by volunteers.
(The Leas, Kent England UK)
Well maintained promenade offering fabulous views across the English Channel.
(The Stade, England)
The harbour is home to a range of photogenic fishing boats and surrounded by old fisherman’s cottages.