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ibis Bristol Centre

ibis Bristol Centre

1.1 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (648 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps from Millennium Square, At-Bristol, and Bristol Cathedral. Bristol …

£60
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

1.2 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre …

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Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol

1.2 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (964 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from Watershed and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Bristo …

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The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel

1.3 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,191 reviews)

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

£86
Bristol Harbour Hotel

Bristol Harbour Hotel

1.3 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (48 reviews)

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

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Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

1.4 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,032 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps from St Nicholas Market and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church …

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Novotel Bristol Centre

Novotel Bristol Centre

1.7 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,044 reviews)

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

£69
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

2 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (771 reviews)

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

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Aztec Hotel & Spa

Aztec Hotel & Spa

6.3 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (364 reviews)

This family-friendly Bristol hotel is located near the airport, 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and within …

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The Old Ferry Inn

The Old Ferry Inn

11 mi from Clifton Downs and Observatory
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Beachley, this inn is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Chepstow Castle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Chepstow Racecourse and …

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Pocket Guide: Bristol 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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