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
£ 27.24View 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
£ 47.20View 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
BH1 2NN, Bournemouth, Bath Road
Piccadilly Hotel 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. On... read more
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
£ 239.20View 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
£ 75.00View 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
£ 52.00View Rates
BH1 3DL, Bournemouth, Meyrick Road
Just a few hundred metres from Bournemouth's sandy beaches, Mercure Bournemouth has spacious, traditional rooms. There is a relaxing pool and spa, a gym and an award-winning restaurant Green Room Brasserie. The vibrant town centre,... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
DT2 8RW, Yellowham Wood, Yellowham Wood, Dorchester
Nestled in the very heart of Hardy country beside Yellowham Wood, amid 120 acres of farmland and 130 acres of woodland, Yellowham Farm offers peace, tranquility and cooked breakfasts using locally-sourced ingredients. Containing an abundance... read more
DT4 7NR, Weymouth, 139 The Esplanade
This Georgian hotel has glorious views across the bay to the craggy Dorset coastline. Weymouth Rail Station is a 5-minute walk away, and a variety of shops, restaurants and coastal attractions are available nearby. Rooms... read more
DT3 6PR, Weymouth, Bowleaze Cove
The Riviera is a beachfront, 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,... read more
£ 57.60View 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
£ 29.00View 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
£ 65.00View Rates
BH2 5JL, Bournemouth, 8 Durley Road, West Cliff
This recently refurbished, non-smoking hotel offers budget accommodation 365 days a year for students, backpackers, contractors, business travellers and stag and hen parties. With very competitive prices, Lynden Court Hotel is ideally located in the... read more
£ 19.85View Rates
BH2 5NS, Bournemouth, 26 Tregonwell Road
The Blue Palms is only 0.5 miles from Bournemouth’s beaches and 5 minutes' walk from the Bournemouth International centre. The town centre, with its variety of restaurants, shops and cafés, is less than 2 minutes'... read more
BH2 6AZ, Bournemouth, 6 Suffolk Road South
Set in its own spacious grounds on the West side of Bournemouth centre, the family-run Laguna Hotel features a sun terrace. The town centre is a 10-minute walk and the beautiful Bournemouth beach is less... read more
DT2 7PN, Ansty, Ansty
A 25-minute drive from Dorchester and Blandford Forum, The Fox Inn is a pretty inn in the Dorset countryside. This dog-friendly property has free parking and WiFi, and a full English breakfast is served in... read more
£ 105.00View Rates
DT1 2NG, Dorchester, 11 Bridport Road
Set in the lovely market town of Dorchester in Dorset, the heart of Hardy County, this traditional English pub provides 5 letting rooms finished to a high standard. The Sydney Arms boasts fine food, great... read more
£ 65.00View Rates
DT4 7PT, Weymouth, 18, Kirtleton Ave
This family-run boutique guest house in central Weymouth offers high-quality en suite bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet, leafy avenue.The beach can be reached in a 5-minute walk, and guests also benefit from free... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
BH2 5JS, Bournemouth, Durley Chine Road
Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel and spa is located 10 minutes from the town centre and Alum Chine beach. The property offers 83 3-star bedrooms with free WiFi. Parking on site is possible at a surcharge.... read more
£ 39.20View Rates
BH2 5DF, Bournemouth, 11 Priory Road
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Bournemouth Pier and Seafront and 350 metres from Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Hotel Collingwood BW Signature Collection features a traditional restaurant, modern leisure centre and spacious bedrooms. Free WiFi is... read more
BH23 1DT, Christchurch, 18 Castle Street
This stylish hotel is in Christchurch town centre. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and luxury rooms with flat-screen TVs, DVD/CD players and iPod docks. The Kings Christchurch looks out over the town's Victorian bowling... read more
£ 105.00View Rates
BH2 5DU, Bournemouth, St. Michaels Road, West Cliff
With a dramatic seafront location, Highcliff Marriott Hotel has gymnasium. Bournemouth town centre is a 10-minute walk away. Guests get free WiFi in all public areas. The bright and elegant rooms at Highcliff Marriott feature... read more
£ 111.00View Rates
BH2 5NT, Bournemouth, 35 Tregonwell Road
This bed and breakfast hotel was originally built in the late 19th century. The Charlesworth is situated in the very centre of Bournemouth, only 3 minutes from the award-winning beaches and the town’s shops, bars... read more
BH1 3AP, Bournemouth, East Overcliff Drive
With magnificent panoramic views across the bay, the chic Cottonwood Boutique has a superb cliff-top location. Free Wi-Fi is provided in some rooms and public areas. Many rooms overlook the bay, and all have a... read more
BH2 6LH, Bournemouth, Central Drive
In 120 acres of parkland and with its own 18-hole championship golf course, The Lodge offers free wireless internet access, free parking and superb leisure facilities, including an indoor pool. With a beautiful, tranquil location... read more
£ 74.33View Rates
BA22 9RX, Halstock, Yeovil Road
Situated in a rural village, surrounded by countryside, Quiet Woman House offers family-run bed and breakfast accommodation in the village of Halstock. The property is just 7 miles south of Yeovil on the Dorset/Somerset border... read more
£ 70.00View Rates
BH1 3RH, Bournemouth, St Swithuns Road
A welcoming family-run hotel, Chelsea Hotel is 3 minutes from Bournemouth Train Station and 10 minutes from the vibrant town centre, with its bars, clubs and restaurants. Bournemouth boasts a wealth of attractions, including the... read more
£ 45.00View Rates
DT4 7NP, Weymouth, 146 The Esplanade
Situated on Weymouth's seafront, on the Jurassic coastline, family-run The Richmoor Hotel offers scenic sea views, a welcoming and homely atmosphere, 24-hour front desk, and an on-site bar restaurant serving home-cooked food. Richmoor Hotel is... read more
£ 40.00View 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.