The charming Bristol can be found on the River Avon in southwest England. Known for its extensive maritime history and for its influence on several English classic novels, Bristol continues to capture the imagination with its reconditioned industrial buildings and vibrant culture.
Bristol offers visitors a range of luxurious boutique hotels to ensure an unforgettable stay.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Bristol
Price: From $99
The stylish Bedrock Lodge is a hidden gem located just outside Bristol, in quaint Winterbourne. The Bedrock Lodge provides a private retreat to guests wishing to fully unwind from the routine. The property is close to numerous hiking trails and the Winterbourne cricket green. It is only 5 miles from Cabot Circus in Bristol.
This private boutique experience includes a spacious garden with a playground for children, a business-ready conference room, 3 conservatories perfect for lounging, and free parking. The garden includes a sauna, a patio, a picnic area, and BBQ facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Common areas include a ping pong and pool table, a flat-screen TV with a video library, a log burner, and a gaming area with an Xbox console.
Accommodation options include stylish, ultra-comfortable rooms with inviting color palettes and comfortable beds. For private accommodations for a group, The Cabana and The Knapsack each offer 6 bedrooms and include a private hot tub.
Price: From $169
Berwick Lodge provides an opulent boutique experience. This hidden gem can be found just outside Bristol, on sprawlings grounds, in a building that dates back to the 19th century. The gothic architecture and the amazing hillside views make this option feel like a secluded private retreat full of luxurious amenities.
The hotel includes a fine dining restaurant and offers various in-room wellness treatments. In addition, there are state-of-the-art meeting rooms ready to help business travelers with their schedules.
Guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens, traditional afternoon teas, and the services of a beauty salon and cookery school. Guests can also use a type 2 electric car charging station at their convenience.
The opulent rooms at Berwick Lodge each feature a unique theme and design. In-room amenities include a super king-size bed, classic wood paneling, a Nespresso coffee machine, Bramley toiletries, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Price: From $132
The charming Brooks Guesthouse offers an alternative take on the traditional boutique experience. Located in Bristol’s old town, next to St Nicholas Market, this quaint location is only a short walk from Wapping Wharf, the University, the Old Vic, and the O2.
The hotel offers an elevator, an urban courtyard, a contemporary-style shared lounge (perfect for enjoying delicious home-cooked breakfast), and an honesty bar. In addition, the rooftop features various sizes of Retro Rocket caravans, perfect for a spot of glamping with amazing views.
Each beautiful room at the Brooks Guesthouse includes Cole & Son wallpaper and wooden panels. In addition, there are colonial-style wooden shutters, retro chairs, and a custom wood hospitality chest featuring a selection of tea, coffee, and biscuits. Each comfortable bed has a John Lewis pocket sprung mattress and soft blankets from Avoca. The rooms also feature a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a full-length mirror.
The Gothic Mansion
Price: From $238
The Gothic Mansion, a boutique hotel close to Bristol’s city center, has a storied past and is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Originally built in 1862, the mansion has since been a convent, an orphanage, a wartime refuge, a children’s shelter, and a commune.
Located on gated grounds high above the city, the Gothic Mansion is full of period details like original oil paintings and antiques. There is an on-site car park reserved for guests. The entire mansion can be booked by groups traveling together or for events.
Each opulent guest room features a unique design and garden views. Rooms feature elegant wallpaper, a canopy bed, and even a golden chandelier in some options. The marble bathrooms include brass fixtures and deep soaking tubs perfect for relaxing.
Hayward’s at the Grasmere
Price: From $100
Just 15 minutes away from Bristol’s city center, visitors can find the charming Hayward’s at the Grasmere. The nearest bus and train links to Bristol are only minutes away from the hotel. Free parking is available on the premises, depending on availability.
This quaint boutique experience in Keynsham includes a stellar fine dining à la carte restaurant, a bar, a function room, and a gourmet breakfast. Hayward’s at the Grasmere collaborates with local businesses and focuses on using local fresh produce for the restaurant.
Accommodation options at the Hayward’s include twin rooms, double rooms, 4-poster rooms, and spacious family rooms. Each of them features an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests traveling with children can request a cot for their room.
Number 38 Clifton
Price: From $166
Number 38 Clifton is a charming boutique hotel that can be found in a refurbished Georgian townhouse with excellent views. Once a merchant’s private home, Number 38 Clifton now offers a luxurious experience to all guests.
The contemporary design at the hotel focuses on providing a welcoming experience full of opulent amenities. Guests can enjoy a delightful cooked breakfast made from fresh local ingredients. Drinks can be enjoyed in the comfortable lounge.
Guests staying at the back of the building will be able to enjoy panoramic views over the city, while the front overlooks Clifton Downs. Each stylish room at Number 38 includes a fully stocked minibar with a selection of Champagne, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. In every room, guests will find a Roberts radio, a widescreen smart TV, tea and coffee making facilities, waffle bathrobes and slippers, and bath amenities from 100 Acres. In addition, each bed has a Hypnos pocket sprung mattress and premium linens.
Victoria Square Hotel
Price: From $60
Visitors will find the elegant Victoria Square Hotel just outside Bristol and right next to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo. The Victoria Square is a refined boutique experience sprawling across 2 historical buildings overlooking a Georgian square full of trendy cafés and upscale shops. The hotel also offers easy access to the Bristol Airport and the Bristol Temple Meads train station. In addition, the hotel provides convenient on-site parking at an additional cost.
The Victoria Square treats hotels to a gourmet full English breakfast daily, with alternative options available for those wishing to start the day with lighter bites.
Rooms at Victoria Square include period elements like high ceilings and sash windows. They also have beautiful views over the tree-lined surroundings. The rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a cozy bed.
Price: From $109
The Wellington is a traditional Victorian pub located on Gloucester Road. Known for its amazing food and excellent service, The Wellington also provides highly comfortable and elegant rooms for guests wishing to enjoy its boutique side. The property is conveniently located next to Bristol Hospital and the Memorial Stadium. It is also near some of the best shops and restaurants in the city, on one of its trendiest streets.
The hotel includes a beer garden and a patio, and it serves delicious food made from locally-sourced ingredients. Parking at the hotel is free, and each guest room is full of natural light.
Each of the cozy rooms at The Wellington includes a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a shower. They also provide complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a TV.
One of the main attractions in Bristol is the Harborside cultural hub, where the bustling port used to be. Warehouses dating back to the 19th century have been turned into restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Eclectic architecture can be enjoyed all around town, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge is always a sight to behold.