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Family-Friendly Hotels in Dorchester, England

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Top Dorchester Family-Friendly Hotels

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel
The price is £280 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"We had a wonderful weekend getaway. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly without being overbearing. The setting was beautiful, the food was excellent, the village was lovely and the local pub was also great."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel
The Brewers Arms
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Perfect village local ideally located.

"Lovely clean rooms, great welcome and breakfast, nothing too much trouble. we were visiting friends nearby who already had a houseful but we all dined at the brewers, not the cheapest but well worth it. Would make an excellent base for someone exploring the lovely Dorset countryside making a wonderful ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020

The Brewers Arms
Westwood Guest House
The price is £109 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (142 reviews)

"A first rate property, run by a really helpful, friendly couple. Both my girlfriend and I were extremely impressed by Tom and Mel’s welcoming attitude, the size and layout of the bedroom and en suite bathroom, the facilities on offer, and the quality and range of food available at breakfast. And ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Westwood Guest House
The New Inn
3 out of 5
The price is £105 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Buisness stay

"It is always a pleasure when I have to stay here on work buisness, the people are fantastic and so helpfull, the food is amazing and the rooms also are of an amazing standard. I would recomend this place for anyone, its just an outstanding place."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

The New Inn
Bay Tree House - B&B
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (227 reviews)

"Friendly welcome ,clean, comfortable spacious rooms ,extensive breakfast & very central for all of Dorchesters local amenities"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Bay Tree House - B&B
George Albert Hotel and Spa
The price is £68 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (326 reviews)

"Hiccup on check in, but swiftly moved to the right room. Annoying beep after power cut which went on for a few hours, however was taken care of by 9pm. Hotel lovely, breakfast great and price fantastic. Would and will stay again, as great base for the holiday."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

George Albert Hotel and Spa
The Oak at Dewlish
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)
Great pub.

"A good comfortable pub which we have stayed before. It did not dissapoint, the food comfort and friendliness were as good as ever. Looking forward to our next visit."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

The Oak at Dewlish
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
4.3/5Excellent! (277 reviews)
Great hotel with convenient location

"My boyfriend and I had a great stay here. Rooms are nice looking, comfortable and exceptionally clean. Also stocked up with nice ammenities like a heater, a fan, an iron, drinks, water and biscuits which really made a difference. The staff were lovely as well which was a bonus. Will book again in ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
The Countryman Inn
3.5 out of 5
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4.1/5Very Good! (68 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and courteous - accommdation was very comfortable and the Breakfast was excellent being plentiful and prepared to a very high standard."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

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Where should we stay in Dorchester?

The welcoming destination of Dorchester is a great choice if you've been considering a holiday with the children. The archaeological sites and coffee shops are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre. Dorchester offers 11 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when choosing where you want to stay.

When should we visit Dorchester?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Dorchester.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: July, June, May and April, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
  • Rainiest months: October, February, December and January, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Dorchester?

While you are visiting Dorchester, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as The Keep Military Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Corfe Castle.

Dorchester is also well-known for the:
  • Countryside
  • Cultural attractions
  • Historical sites
  • Archaeological sites

Getting around Dorchester

If you want to journey outside of the area, ride aboard a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Dorchester like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children, the welcoming destination of Dorchester is a good choice. The museums, archaeological sites and coffee shops are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre.
What's the weather like in Dorchester?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 6°C. Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Dorchester?
While you are visiting Dorchester, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Dinosaur Museum and Tutankhamun: The Exhibition. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Weymouth Beach, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Dorchester?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, take a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have very many public transport options, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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