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Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel

St. Helens Parade, Southsea PO4 0RN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (282 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf …

£59
Solent Hotel and Spa
Solent Hotel and Spa

Rookery Avenue, Fareham PO15 7AJ

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4.4 out of 5 (207 reviews)

Located in Whiteley, this spa hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Titchfield Abbey and within 6 mi (10 km) of Manor Farm Country …

£87
The Brookfield Hotel
The Brookfield Hotel

Havant Road, Hampshire, Emsworth PO10 7LF

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Located in Chichester Harbour, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Northney Marina and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Staunton Country …

£67
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Portsmouth

Pembroke Road, Portsmouth PO1 2TA

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3.8 out of 5 (245 reviews)

Situated in Portsmouth, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clarence Pier and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 1 mi …

£86
Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel
Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel

4 Malvern Road, Southsea PO5 2NA

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4.7 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf …

£65
Red Lion Hotel
Red Lion Hotel

East Street, Fareham PO16 0BP

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (226 reviews)

Situated in Fareham, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ashcroft Arts Centre and Fort Fareham. Fort Nelson and Portchester …

£65
Florence House Boutique Hotel
Florence House Boutique Hotel

2 Malvern Road, Southsea PO5 2NA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (43 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf …

£65
Queen's Hotel
Queen's Hotel

Clarence Parade, Southsea PO5 3LJ

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3.6 out of 5 (169 reviews)

Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southsea Hoverport and Gunwharf Quays. Spinnaker Tower is 1.3 mi (2. …

£85
Number Four Boutique Hotel
Number Four Boutique Hotel

69 Festing Road, Southsea PO4 0NQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Wedgewood Rooms and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays and …

£65
The Clarence Hotel
The Clarence Hotel

Clarence Road, Southsea PO5 2LQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (126 reviews)

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Portsmouth D-Day Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gunwharf Quays an …

£85

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Pocket Guide: Portsmouth Charles Dickens Birthplace Hotels

Visit the house where life began for one of the world's most esteemed authors, Charles Dickens, who played an instrumental role in raising awareness of poverty-stricken 19th century England. It's conveniently located close to a great selection of hotels ranging from luxury establishments to value-for-money bed and breakfasts.

About the Charles Dickens Birthplace

Near the heart of bustling Portsmouth, the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum comprises an attractive terraced Regency house where the author and social critic was born on February 7th 1812. Inside you can observe many interesting artefacts illustrating his incredible literary life and his role as a key social campaigner, and attend readings of the first Sunday of every month from April to September.

A Few Interesting Facts About Charles Dickens

Despite being widely referred to as a Victorian author, Dickens' first published novel, The Pickwick Papers, was actually published in 1836, just before Queen Victorian's coronation. He was renowned for his exceptional ability that enabled him to create and build characters, modelled on real-life people, with remarkable accuracy. He was also had a great interest in paranormal activity and hypnotism, and published A Christmas Carol (1843) in the same year that Victorians began to send Christmas cards.

Go On a Guided Tour

Under the expert eye of an experienced tour guide, you can learn more about the home of Dickens' family, discover where they worked, and see 'A Study in Sherlock' exhibition at the nearby Portsmouth Museum. This tour, which also gives you the opportunity to see the historic Victory Gate and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, takes place on several dates throughout the year and can easily be booked in advance.

Where to Stay near Charles Dickens' Birthplace

For stylish, affordable accommodation, you could try the Portsmouth City Centre Premier Inn, which is very close to Guildhall Square and its full-sized Charles Dickens statue that was unveiled in 2014. Also close by is the affordable Ibis Portsmouth Centre hotel near the University of Portsmouth campus, and the immaculate Portsmouth Marriott Hotel near Port Solent. Wherever you stay near the Charles Dickens' Birthplace museum, you will benefit from excellent hospitality and comfortable, spacious rooms.

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