Bed and Breakfast and Hotel Accommodation
BH1 3AQ, Bournemouth, East Overcliff Drive
Situated on the seafront, overlooking Bournemouth Bay, Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa has an outdoor pool. With a superb cliff-top location, it is just a short walk from Bournemouth's town centre and beaches. Paid parking... read more
£ 24.30View Rates
BH14 8JR, Poole, 38 Salterns way
This stylish 3-star hotel has panoramic sea views over Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, and family friendly accommodation. Pets are allowed. The award-winning beaches of Sandbanks are only... read more
£ 80.10View Rates
BH1 3QA, Bournemouth, 20 Gardens View, Derby Road
Ingledene Guest House overlooks Knyveton Gardens' bowling greens and the adjoining tennis courts. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking. Ingledene is a 2-minute walk from Bournemouth Central Station, and 500 metres from the nearest... read more
£ 1.00View Rates
DT4 7JU, Weymouth, 12-18 Dorchester Road
Just a 5-minute walk from Weymouth Beach, Best Western Hotel Rembrandt features a modern leisure club, traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Weymouth centre is just a mile away. The bright and airy bedrooms are individually... read more
£ 58.50View Rates
DT9 4LR, Sherborne, THe Queens Arms
Nestled amidst stunning countryside, this 2AA Rosette award-winning late 18th century British pub is beautifully set in the heart of the ancient village of Corton Denham, on the Somerset/Dorset border. Bedrooms have views of the... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
BH1 2NN, Bournemouth, Bath Road
Klikaway is situated close to Bournemouth town centre and a short walk from Bournemouth's beaches. It offers private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. In the ground floor lounge, guests can relax, socialise and work. Guests can... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
BH23 1HU, Christchurch, Wick Lane, Wick Ferry
Situated just 5 minutes' from the beach, Captain's Club Hotel & Spa offers luxury river-facing suites. It is located in Christchurch, a 15-minute drive from Bournemouth town centre and airport, just 35 minutes' drive from... read more
£ 139.00View Rates
DT11 8UQ, Blandford Forum, Salisbury Road, Pimperne,
This 16th-century thatched guest accommodation is located in the peaceful village of Pimperne. Free parking is provided and free Wi-Fi is accessible in all rooms. Fresh, local produce is served in the restaurant and there... read more
£ 65.60View Rates
BH2 5PQ, Bournemouth, 85-89 West Hill Road
In existence for over 100 years, the Glendevon Hotel located in Bournemouth. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas. The Glendevon Hotel offers rooms that include a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The en-suite... read more
£ 20.00View Rates
SP7 8DB, Shaftesbury, Royal Chase Roundabout
Situated on the outskirts of Shaftesbury, set within picturesque private grounds, this Georgian ex-monastery has been transformed into a hotel. Byzant, the hotel's award-winning restaurant, offers a variety of English and continental cuisine, serving creative... read more
£ 67.50View Rates
BH1 3DL, Bournemouth, Meyrick Road
Just a few hundred metres from Bournemouth's sandy beaches, The Queens Hotel has spacious, traditional rooms. There is a relaxing pool and spa, a gym and an award-winning restaurant. The vibrant town centre, Bournemouth International... read more
£ 30.60View Rates
DT2 8RW, Yellowham Wood, Yellowham Wood
Nestled in the very heart of Hardy country beside Yellowham Wood, amid 120 acres of farmland and 130 acres of woodland, Yellowham Farmhouse offers peace, tranquility and cooked breakfasts using locally-sourced ingredients. Containing an abundance... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
BH1 3EE, Bournemouth, 31 Gervis Road, East Cliff
The Tudor Grange is a Tudor manor house set in secluded gardens on the east cliff of Bournemouth, close to Bournemouth town centre, Bournemouth beach and Bournemouth travel interchange. There are 13 en-suite rooms, a... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
DT3 6PR, Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove
The Riviera is a grade II listed property located on the seafront overlooking Weymouth and Portland with direct access on to the beach. Free parking is available on-site. Designed in an Art Deco style, some... read more
£ 49.50View Rates
BH21 3BD, Wimborne Minster, Arrowsmith Road, Canford Magna,
Set in 5.5 acres of green belt land with 6 stunning rooms overlooking the grounds, here a nationally acclaimed restaurant is supported by art themed accommodation. Each room at Les Bouviers is tastefully decorated with... read more
£ 76.50View Rates
BH1 3QA, Bournemouth, 8 Gardens View, Derby Road
The Kantara is a family-run guest house overlooking the bowling green and beautiful gardens, where public transport connections are within a 10 minute walk. The airport is a 15 minute drive away, and there is... read more
£ 35.00View Rates
BH2 5HL, Bournemouth, 5 West Cliff Gardens
A very friendly family-run hotel, offering excellent cuisine and comfortable surroundings where quality and standards of service are key. The hotel is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, with direct access to the cliff tops and... read more
£ 34.60View Rates
BH2 5HW, Bournemouth, West Cliff Gardens
The Ullswater Hotel is situated in on the Westcliff of Bournemouth, just 2 minutes walk away from the picturesque cliff top, and a 3-minute walk to the beach. The hotel is 1 km from Bournemouth... read more
£ 32.90View Rates
BH1 3AT, Bournemouth, 57 Grove Road
Perched on Bournemouth’s popular East Cliff, the East Cliff Cottage Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from miles of golden beaches. It offers free WiFi and elegantly furnished rooms. Featuring a flat-screen TV and... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
BH19 1LU, Swanage, Burlington Road
Dating from 1898, this wonderful hotel commands a majestic location, nestled in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, providing a spectacular view across Swanage Bay and Pevril Point. Many of the rooms and public... read more
£ 55.00View Rates
Where to Stay in Dorset ?
For those who want to stay at a cheap location that is at the centre of the action, the two most popular places are Bournemouth and Weymouth. Both these locations are located along the coast of Dorset and many activities, attractions, and events are in or around these towns.
Bournemouth is a famous seaside resort that is best known for its pier and the seven miles of beaches. Visitors enjoy the combination of typical seaside resort attractions along with panoramic sea views from the spectacular cliffs.
Just to the east of Bournemouth lies Weymouth which is another popular seaside resort. It is consistently ranked as one of the top ten beach destinations in Europe and hots events throughout the year.
Travel a few miles inland and you will find yourself in a completely different setting. The rural landscapes and pretty Dorset villages are the ideal places to stay for those who want to get away from the stresses and strains of daily life. The countryside is also the perfect environment for enjoying a range of outdoor pursuits, so will suit those who like spending time in the open air.
The Different Accommodation Options
If you have decided that Dorset is the destination for you, then choosing the right accommodation is an important element of your stay. There is a wide choice of places to stay available, from a budget b&b to boutique spa hotels in rural locations.
For those who want cheap accommodation, the best option is to stay in a bed and breakfast in a town on the coast. A budget b&b along the seafront will usually offer sea views and they are ideally located for easy access to the amenities and attractions in the area.
There are also many cheap hotels in the coastal towns.
Like a bed and breakfast on the coast, these will also have rooms with sea views. The budget hotels will usually offer more amenities than a b&b, and some will offer lunch and evening meals at an extra cost.
It is possible to have a luxurious experience staying in Dorset if you opt to book a boutique hotel rather than a cheap bed and breakfast. This type of accommodation will usually have high-end rooms and superior facilities, such as luxury toiletries, access to a spa, or room service. Like a b&b and hotels, most will serve breakfast daily.
If you prefer the privacy and freedom of self-catering over a bed and breakfast or spa hotels, then another alternative is to stay in farm cottages. These self-catering cottages or country houses are in rural locations and are suited for those who want to enjoy the peace and quiet that a budget b&b may not offer.
Why You Should Visit
There are many reasons to visit Dorset as this amazing and diverse county has something to offer everyone, regardless of age or personal preferences. Spending time on the beach is one of the most popular activities amongst those who visit this county and there are miles of beaches to choose between. While some are aimed at tourists and are lined with attractions and places to eat, you can also find a beach that is quiet and perfect for taking a walk by the sea.
Dorset is also an excellent place to visit for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Hiking and cycling are particularly popular as the diverse landscape is the perfect setting for such activities. People also enjoy climbing, horse riding and water-based activities.
Dorset is also home to some amazing attractions that you should include in your holiday itinerary. Some of the most interesting places to visit are the museums, galleries, and ancient sites. There are also many cheap family attractions for days out with the children, including Monkey World, The Dinosaur Museum, and Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park.
Furthermore, you can spend your days enjoying a little retail therapy along the coast as this county has a great range of large shopping centres, budget stores, and boutique shops. It is also a great place for dining out and enjoying the vibrant nightlife, especially if you stay in a resort on the coast.