Budget Accommodation close to Horse Races

Holiday Inn Express Doncaster, an IHG Hotel

DN4 8SJ, Doncaster, Bullrush Grove, Balby

Close to Robin Hood Airport, 2 minutes’ drive from the M18 motorway and the A1(M), this modern hotel offers comfortable, temperature controlled rooms. The Holiday Inn Express Doncaster also offers free WiFi throughout and free... read more

1332 reviews 8.7

£ 28.38

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Doncaster International Hotel by Roomsbooked

DN4 5PD, Doncaster, Decoy Bank South, White rose Way

Doncaster International is a contemporary hotel set in a business park, conveniently positioned just off the M18, 1.5 miles from Doncaster Train Station and Doncaster City Centre. Doncaster International is just a 2 minute walk... read more

1762 reviews 7.9

£ 29.00

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Grand St Leger Hotel

DN2 6AX, Doncaster, Bennetthorpe

This 3-star hotel is next to Doncaster Racecourse, just outside Doncaster city centre, close to the A1 and M18. There is a fine-dining restaurant, a bar with racing memorabilia, and free parking. A mix of... read more

476 reviews 8.2

£ 49.00

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Earl Of Doncaster Hotel

DN2 6AD, Doncaster, Bennetthorpe,

This South Yorkshire Art Deco hotel is less than 500 metres from both Doncaster’s town centre and race course. There is free secure parking, and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The hotel offers individually designed... read more

1043 reviews 9.1

£ 62.00

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Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel

DN1 1DN, Doncaster, High Street

Located in the centre of Doncaster, in Doncaster’s shopping district, the Mercure Doncaster Centre Danum Hotel is a 5-minute walk to the Civic Quarter and 600 metres from Doncaster Railway Station. An Edwardian building, the... read more

990 reviews 7.9

£ 42.50

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Campanile Hotel Doncaster

DN4 7PD, Doncaster, Doncaster Leisure Park, Bawtry Road

Opposite Doncaster Racecourse, the Campanile Hotel Doncaster is 15 minutes drive from Robin Hood Airport and 5 minutes from the city centre. It has a bar, restaurant and Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Campanile Hotel have... read more

913 reviews 7.4

£ 45.00

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Primelodge Doncaster

DN4 5HX, Doncaster, Ten Pound Walk

Just a 15-minute walk from Doncaster centre, Primelodge Doncaster offers free parking and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Doncaster Railway Station is just a mile away. The cosy rooms at Restover each have a... read more

1024 reviews 7.3

£ 34.65

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Beverley Inn & Hotel

DN3 2JE, Edenthorpe, 117 Thorne Road, Edenthorpe

Just over 3 miles from Doncaster, The Beverley Inn & Hotel provides bed and breakfast accommodation as well as a restaurant and bar. A 20-minute drive from Robin Hood Airport, The Beverley Inn & Hotel... read more

210 reviews 7.5

£ 1.00

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Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse

DN2 6BB , Doncaster, Doncaster Racecourse Leger Way

Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse is located on Doncaster Racecourse, just 0.5 miles away from the town centre, 3.9 miles from Yorkshire Wildlife Park and 5 miles from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. This 4 star hotel... read more

1702 reviews 9

£ 59.00

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City Space

DN1 1NE, Doncaster, 36 Market Place

Situated within 3.1 km of Cusworth Hall and 2.4 km of Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster, City Space features accommodation with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. There is a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and... read more

32 reviews 9

£ 60.00

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Keep within your budget without compromising on quality

With the city attracting a great number of racegoers passionate about horse racing from all over Britain and abroad, and in particular for special events such as Ladies Day, owners of hotels as well as bed and breakfasts in the town understand how important it is for them to provide their guests with plenty of room to keep their belongings and to get ready for their day out, at a cheap price.

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At peak times, for instance around the time of the Ladbrokes St Leger Racing Festival or Racing Post Trophy, bed and breakfasts a bit further out from the racecourse are worth investigating as they are likely to offer the great deals and cheap prices, meaning you can keep within your budget without compromising on the quality of your accommodation.

With good public transport links and sufficient parking space, the Doncaster Racecourse is convenient to travel to, giving you more choice in terms of where to stay when you come to watch the racing, confident you will be able to get there easily from your b&b or other cheap accommodation.

There are plenty of exceptional hotels and b&bs in the area, and, by making reservations early, you can be sure to get good deals, whilst at the same time benefitting from top-class accommodation. With hotels offering great rooms at cheap prices, you can easily stay within your budget without compromising on comfort.

By choosing one of our recommended hotels or b&bs you can trust your hotel or b&b owner to be responsive to your needs, allowing you to concentrate fully on enjoying yourself at the horse races, without having to worry about anything else.

South Yorkshire is a great place to explore

And why not take advantage of your trip to South Yorkshire to explore the region? Especially if you are travelling from further afield, you may want to make the best of the available deals and stay a few extra nights in your bed and breakfast after going to watch the horse racing at the racecourse before returning home, and area surrounding Doncaster has plenty on offer to keep your entertained.

Set in beautiful countryside, with rolling hills and bright blue lakes, South Yorkshire is a great place to explore on foot, by bike, or even by horse, starting from your b&b. The flora is easily matched by the fauna, with wildlife abounding both in and out of Yorkshire’s parks and natural reserves. There are also many places of cultural and historical interest, such as Roche Abbey and Wentworth castle.

More leisure focused, the Magna Carta Science Adventure Centre and the Elsecar Steam Railway are sure to please kids and teenagers. With all this on offer, Doncaster is a great place to visit, be it exclusively for a weekend at the racecourse or for longer. With great deals on hotels and bed and breakfast rooms, you can make the best of your time in Doncaster, without paying too high a price.

Travel – How to get to St Leger Stakes Festival Races

Nearest Train Station ?

The closest rail station is Doncaster train station, approx. 2,5 miles away from the site. You can travel from central London Kings Cross in 1 hour and 40 minutes to the track, travel time from central Edinburgh Waverley is around 3 hours.

On race days a bus shuttle service is available from the interchange. There are frequent shuttles from the time of gate opening until just after the time of the first horse race.

By Car

The horse race track can easily be reach via various motorways including M1(jnc 32), M18 (jncs 3/4), A1M (jnc 36) and the M62.

Car Parking (annual St. Leger Stakes Festival)

Car Park A: Public Car Park – £5 per vehicle and O&T on Wednesday

Car Park B – Owners & Trainers Only (pass required) Thurs, Fri and Sat only

Car Park C: You can park for free (outside of the Leger Festival) in Car Park C (enter opposite junction at Wickes on Leger Way).

Park D – Club 1776 Hospitality Parking Only (pass required)

By Plane

The nearest airfield is Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, about seven miles from Doncaster Racecourse. DSA airport have flights to several UK and other European destinations. Other airports within easy reach are Manchester, Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airports.

Facts and Location of the Track

Name : Doncaster Racecourse

Other major racing tracks across Britain include Goodwood, Newmarket racecourse, Cheltenham at GL50 4SH and the famous course in Ascot.

Postcode district : DN2 6BB

Region : Yorkshire and the Humber

County : South Yorkshire

Phone: +44 1302 304200

Main Horse Races

  • St Leger Stakes Festival
  • Racing Post Trophy
  • Doncaster Stakes
  • Gillies Fillies’ Stakes
  • Wentworth Stakes
  • 2-Y-O Stakes
  • William Hill Handicap Chase


Nearest Hotels : in Doncaster city centre, Barnby Dun, Bawtry, Mexborough, Carcroft and Brodsworth.

Additional Information : horse races UKhorse racing news – The Guardian