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Top 10 Hotels in Dorchester

Bay Tree House - B&B
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£85
per night
3 Apr-4 Apr
4.6/5Exceptional! (224 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
The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
£99
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr
4.7/5Exceptional! (191 reviews)

"Lovely staff, she allowed me to check in at 11pm without extra payment. The hotel ring me as soon as i booked to found out at what time i was checking in ! Plenty of room ,the bed is very comfortable and the breakfast included on the deal is so beautifully made."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2020

The Brace of Pheasants - Inn
The Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
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4.7/5Exceptional! (157 reviews)

"Exceptional service, especially from the Romanian lady,"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The Greyhound Inn
The Brewers Arms
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£90
per night
4 Apr-5 Apr
4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Excellent choice!

"We loved this pub/inn. Rooms were VERY spacious, clean, and had a refrigerator in addition to all the normal things. They were on the first floor so very convenient for getting luggage in. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed talking with the owner who gave us great advice re our driving route! Highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

The Brewers Arms
The Red Lion
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£85
per night
3 Apr-4 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (120 reviews)
The Red Lion is a very good place to stay.

"Our room was well decorated and clean. Plenty of tea, coffee snd biscuits. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good and plentiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

The Red Lion
The Sydney Arms
3 out of 5
£85
per night
25 Apr-26 Apr
3.3/5 (80 reviews)

"We needed a last minute place to stay en route to a camping holiday. It was a lot cheaper than the well known motels/inns & is above a pub. The room was a little 'tired' (carpet grubby, lots of mould above the shower, stain on one of the towels) but the beds were spotless & plenty of tea & coffee ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

The Sydney Arms
Beggar's Knap
4 out of 5
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Beggar's Knap
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
4.3/5Excellent! (271 reviews)
Classic stay with wonderful staff.

"Lovely period building with classic features in a well centred location. Quiet despite its central location. Staff could not do enough to help and lots of vegan/ gluten free options at breakfast. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2019

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
Bramlies
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£70
per night
27 Apr-28 Apr
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Amazing host. So friendly and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

Bramlies
The Frampton Arms
3.5 out of 5
£100
per night
1 May-2 May
4.7/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"Good breakfast choices, easy check in, helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

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Visiting Dorchester

History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and countryside, this city attracts tourists with its museums and cafes. Top sights around the area include Weymouth Beach, Monkey World Ape Rescue Center and Durdle Door.

  • There are 77 hotels and other accommodation options in Dorchester
  • The closest major airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Dorchester

Well known for its museums, the city's cultural venues include Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and The Keep Military Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Cerne Abbas Giant, Maumbury Rings, and Maiden Castle. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Weymouth Bay, Borough Gardens and Sculpture by the Lakes.

Outside the city, popular places to see include Weymouth Beach, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre, and Monkey World Ape Rescue Center, which is 11.4 mi/18.4 km away.

Getting around Dorchester

If you want to journey outside 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.

Dressing for Dorchester

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 12°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 21°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • July to September averages 22°C during the day and 9°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 16°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735.20 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 2°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Dorchester?
Westwood Guest House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend The Brewers Arms and The Brace of Pheasants - Inn as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dorchester, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Dorchester.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Dorchester?
Based on reviews, The Sydney Arms is a popular 3-star inn for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is Westwood Guest House.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Dorchester?
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features bathrobes and LCD TVs. Another good option for your romantic getaway is Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Dorchester?
The New Inn is a top dog-friendly inn and offers a restaurant for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and The Greyhound Inn.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Dorchester?
The Brewers Arms is a top 3.5-star beach inn with free breakfast and free WiFi. Head to Ringstead Beach or West Bexington Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Dorchester?
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Westwood Guest House and Bay Tree House - B&B are two other upscale options for your stay.
Where's the best place to stay in Dorchester that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Brewers Arms is a top 3-star inn for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers free breakfast and flat-screen TVs. Other choices to soak up the local history include The Oak at Dewlish and Westwood Guest House. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Cerne Abbas Giant, Maiden Castle and Roman Town House.
How is it to stay in Dorchester?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Dorchester, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Welcoming and rural, this city attracts tourists with its museums and cafes. Around the area, top sights include Weymouth Beach, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach. In Dorchester, there are 219 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Dorchester?
Well known for its museums, the city’s cultural venues include Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun: The Exhibition and Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks such as Cerne Abbas Giant, Maiden Castle and Roman Town House. The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the countryside and these places to visit: Weymouth Bay, Borough Gardens and Sculpture by the Lakes.
How should I get around Dorchester?
If you want to travel outside the city, take a train from Dorchester West Station, Dorchester South Station or Maiden Newton Station. Dorchester might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.
What's the seasonal weather like in Dorchester?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 2°C. Average annual rainfall for Dorchester is 735.20 mm.

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