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Top Bristol Historic Hotels

Thornbury Castle
3 out of 5
Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, England
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4.6/5Exceptional! (338 reviews)

"Fantastic place and fantastic staff. BRILLIANT. Stay beautiful food and toomd."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Thornbury Castle
Berkeley Suites
5 out of 5
6 Berkeley Crescent, Bristol, England
Free cancellation
The price is £96 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (30 reviews)

"Bathroom a little shabby"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Berkeley Suites
Future Inn Bristol
4 out of 5
Bond Street South, Bristol, England
The price is £67 per night from 13 Nov to 14 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (1,749 reviews)

"Check-in/ check-out was smooth with the Covid scenario. Hotel is basic but clean, could do with a little updating. Wouldn’t bother with breakfast again as although it was clear the staff were trying their hardest, service was very slow. Don’t think the table service version of the buffet worked particularly ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Future Inn Bristol

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Best Western Henbury Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Station Rd, Henbury, Bristol, England
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The price is £80 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (170 reviews)

"Non- fussy hotel with friendly staff and quiet location"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Best Western Henbury Lodge Hotel
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
53-55 Corn St, Bristol, England
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The price is £96 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (482 reviews)

"We had a fantastic relaxing overnight stay....However the spa is small and we were told the sauna and steam room were open, they were in fact closed. The cold water tap on the sink in our room had only warm water no cold so we had to clean our teeth with warm water. All pretty minor things, overall ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
4 out of 5
College Green, Bristol, England
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The price is £83 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (1,036 reviews)

"Lovely hotel with very pleasant staff. Ideal location"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Bristol
4 out of 5
Redcliffe Way, Bristol, England
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The price is £53 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (966 reviews)

"Helpful staff, Nice location. Clean. Breakfast is fine."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Bristol
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
4 out of 5
2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, England
The price is £69 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Cleaning Services and breakfast .......,..........."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
4 out of 5
5-7 Welsh Back, Queen Quay, Bristol, England
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4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"we had some noisy neighbours just after midnight but staff staff did not respond via the whatsapp number provided (room phones removed due to COVID-19) which was disappointing. Otherwise - Excellent value and location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol
4 out of 5
Broad Quay, Bristol & West House, Bristol, England
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The price is £75 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Excellent Great staff Would definitely recommend Went above and beyond for my partners birthday 5* service"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol
Your Stay Bristol Marsh House
4 out of 5
Marsh Street 1, Bristol, England
The price is £112 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
4/5Very Good! (47 reviews)
Great location

"Family visit to Bristol"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019

Your Stay Bristol Marsh House
Mercure Bristol Holland House
4 out of 5
Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, England
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The price is £55 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
4/5Very Good! (972 reviews)

"Didn’t like the fact we couldn’t open a window and had to have the air con on full blast in a very hot room all night - overall. A nice hotel, would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Mercure Bristol Holland House
Rodney Hotel
3 out of 5
4 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, England
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The price is £50 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov
3.8/5Good! (332 reviews)

"Lovely hotel our second stay and we’ll be back! Many thanks"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Rodney Hotel
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Broad Street, Bristol, England
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The price is £45 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov
3.6/5Good! (952 reviews)

"Great property, lovely staff very good location near everything in the old city"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
The Washington
3 out of 5
St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, England
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The price is £47 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
3.6/5Good! (981 reviews)
Mid week stay

"Friendly staff, we were very well looked after, great breakfast, we will come again, thank you!"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

The Washington
Clifton Hotel
3 out of 5
St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol, England
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov
3.6/5Good! (790 reviews)
Okay for the price. Friendly staff. Could improve.

"The staff were very helpful and friendly, and it was a cheap hotel for us to stay the one night. With price into consideration, I didn't mind the following too much but they are areas the hotel can improve upon: The two mugs were wet and looked either dirty or badly stained. The combo was a bit gross ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Clifton Hotel
Arnos Manor Hotel
3 out of 5
470 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, England
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The price is £41 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov
3.5/5Good! (840 reviews)

"Lovely building and very professional staff. The beds were good and we had lots of space. Road access and egress are an issue with several lanes to cross on the Bath Road. The shower was very poor, stiff and hard to work. The rooms look tired and need some work doing"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Arnos Manor Hotel
Rock n Bowl Hostel
2 out of 5
22 Nelson Street, Bristol, England
The price is £35 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
3.4/5Good! (83 reviews)
Nice plsce to stay

"It was good."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Rock n Bowl Hostel
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About Bristol Historic Hotels

When you go on a Bristol trip out of town, it is easy to decide on a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your accommodation will have all the standard conveniences. However, staying in an in a more unique accommodation can elevate your getaway. Staying in a Bristol historic hotel still gives you a well-appointed room and one with tons of character. Furthermore, it affords you the opportunity to surround yourself in Bristol's past.

Grab Your Place in History

When you pass through your Bristol hotel's lobby, you'll be transported to the past. With their unique architectures and areas steeped in the past, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their contemporary counterparts. While these lodgings are historic, they have many of the modern conveniences that allow you to relax or keep in touch during your getaway. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfy bed, loads of character, and just about everything you might need for a wonderful stay.

Once you have spent time admiring the historic hotel's grounds, you can tour the art museums and famed landmarks to take in more of the Bristol's culture. Of course, all this exploring can work up an appetite. Go through our guest reviews for suggestions from like-minded travellers to help make your Bristol visit wonderful. You can also ask your hotels' front desk to recommend where the best places to grab a pint or dinner in Bristol are.

Your Bristol Hotel Is Waiting

If you are looking to get the most out of your Bristol visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your time spent in this historically-rich city. With Expedia's choice of 92 one-of-a-kind accommodations to select from, you're certain to discover one that is perfect for you. But, like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Book soon to get a place in one of these distinctive properties.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Bristol?
Sights with historical relevance in Bristol are probably a big part of your travel plans. Be sure to check out the major shopping area and entertainment choices while you’re here. And also relish a stop at the lively bars in this romantic area.
What's the best hotel in Bristol to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Thornbury Castle is a top 3-star historic castle bookable on Expedia and it offers a winery. Thornbury Castle is a short walk away. Other choices near historic sites include Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol and Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel.
How many historical hotels are there in Bristol?
Bristol has 585 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 86 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the top historical places and other sights to visit in Bristol?
Bristol is notable for landmarks like Clifton Suspension Bridge, St Nicholas Market and Clifton Downs and Observatory. Known for its theatres, cultural venues include Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, SS Great Britain and We The Curious. Other popular sights include Bristol Zoo and Ashton Gate Stadium.
What is a historic hotel like in Bristol?
Historic hotels give guests an opportunity to stay in a place that’s been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like castles, palaces or even pubs or old police stations — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Bristol often retain original qualities like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
These are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasise the architecture and building. Mainly heritage hotels draw meaning from the place’s cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Bristol have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the popular amenities found in a hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Bristol, you won’t find a place that is rundown or uncomfortable.

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