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Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA

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4.4 out of 5 (935 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is steps from College Green, Bristol Cathedral, and Bristol Hippodrome …

£87
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

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4.3 out of 5 (1,103 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, an …

£78
Clifton Hotel
Clifton Hotel

St Pauls Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX

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3.4 out of 5 (417 reviews)

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

£41
The Channings Hotel
The Channings Hotel

20 Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3BB

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (18 reviews)

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

£45
Victoria Square Hotel
Victoria Square Hotel

29 - 30 Victoria Square, Bristol BS8 4EW

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3.7 out of 5 (137 reviews)

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

£59
Berkeley Suites
Berkeley Suites

6 Berkeley Crescent, Bristol BS8 1HA

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4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this aparthotel is steps from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Cabot Tower. Universit …

£115
Bristol Harbour Hotel
Bristol Harbour Hotel

53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

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3.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market, St. Peters Church, and …

£86
YHA Bristol - Hostel
YHA Bristol - Hostel

14 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

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4 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hostel is steps from Bristol Aquarium and Queen Square. At-Bristol and Bristol …

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Hamilton Apartments
Hamilton Apartments

Dighton Street 1, Bristol BS2 8NY

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4.4 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of St James Priory, St. Peters Church, and Cabot …

£108
Westfield House - Guest house
Westfield House - Guest house

37 Stoke Hill, Sneyd Park, Bristol BS9 1LQ

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4.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Located in North Bristol, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Tyntesfield and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bristol Zoo an …

£98
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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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