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The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is steps from Arnolfini and Queen Square. Bristol Theatre Royal an …

£78
per night
Clifton Hotel
Clifton Hotel

St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Rooms and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. …

£41
per night
The Washington
The Washington

St Pauls Road, Bristol BS8 1 LX

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Clifton, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. …

£42
per night
Victoria Square Hotel
Victoria Square Hotel

29 - 30 Victoria Square, Bristol BS8 4EW

2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal West of England Academy, Bristol City Museum and Art …

£59
per night
Cotham Lawn apartments
Cotham Lawn apartments

1 Cotham Lawn Road, Bristol BS6 6DU

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cotham, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol and University of Bristol. Bristol City Museum an …

£109
per night
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Exchange Ave, off St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this eco-friendly guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market and St. …

£67
per night
Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre
Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre

Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LQ

3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bristol, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Showcase Cinema De Lux, Cabot Circus Shopping Centr …

£58
per night
Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre

South End, Temple Gate House, Bristol BS1 6PL

2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Queen Square, and …

£50
per night
152-154 Bath Road
152-154 Bath Road

152/154 Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EF

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Bristol, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arnos Vale Cemetery, St. Mary Redcliffe Church, and Queen Squar …

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The Duke of York
The Duke of York

635 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 0BJ

2.0 out of 5.0
1.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in North Bristol, this inn is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tyntesfield, University of Bristol, and Cabot Circus Shopping …

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Pocket Guide: Clifton Clifton Downs and Observatory Hotels

Acclaimed for its panoramic views of Bristol, the Clifton Downs and Observatory is one of the city's premier family attractions. It's now a Grade II-Listed landmark, and is within walking distance of several hotels and numerous other visitor attractions.

About the Clifton Downs and Observatory

Head to the Camera Obscura, one of only two in England that can still be accessed by the public, and see the bustling city and its magnificent historic landmarks. The observatory dates back to the late-18th Century and was originally a corn windmill, benefiting from a tunnel link to St. Vincent's Cave.

It's part of a pleasant green space known as The Downs, which is adjacent to the dramatic Avon Gorge that extends for 1.5 miles and overlooks the River Avon. The downs is home to nearly 30 species of butterflies and is best visited during the warmer months, when you can see its meadows spring to life with beautiful wild flower displays.

Hotels near the Clifton Downs and Observatory

If you're looking for affordable accommodation close by, you could book a room at the Ibis Bristol Centre, which provides free WiFi and has an elegant lounge. The city also a good choice of high-end hotels such as the four star Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, which offers splendid rooms with luxury private bathrooms.

Whatever hotel or guesthouse you choose in Bristol, you'll receive excellent hospitality and benefit from good quality furnishings and comfortable bedding. Many of the city's deluxe hotels are geared towards business customers or people travelling for special occasions such as romantic weekend getaways or weddings. Some also provide in-room tea and coffee-making facilities to help you feel right at home, and a number of venues have safety deposit boxes and left luggage facilities for your convenience.

What to See near the Clifton Downs and Observatory

The Clifton Downs and Observatory is just moments from Bristol Zoo, where you can see thousands of animals represented by species from all over the world. A little further south is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a magnificent Victorian innovation that was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most influential figures of the British Industrial Revolution.

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