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Peaceful Modern House Within a Dorset Equestrian Estate
Blacksmith, West Down Road, Dorchester, ENG
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5.37 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
4 night family stay

"Clean large property. Plenty of room. Lots of parking. Well equipped. Minor quibbles would be little hanging space for wet clothes and no bath. We had a great time. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2020

Peaceful Modern House Within a Dorset Equestrian Estate
Barton Cottage Bed & Breakfast
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6.49 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Superb

"Louisa is an amazing host, fantastic food and extremely helpful and friendly, made our stay very special. Planning on heading back again in the new year"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Barton Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Bay Tree House
4 out of 5
4 Athelstan Road, Dorchester, England
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The price is £85 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
3.62 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (237 reviews)

"Very welcoming host Perfect location to get to where I needed to and walkable distance from the train station."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

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Detached annex sleeps up to 3, daily free breakfast, HOT TUB and 5 star reviews!
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7.03 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Wish I booked another day off...

"Fantastic place and Jason was the perfect host. We will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Detached annex sleeps up to 3, daily free breakfast, HOT TUB and 5 star reviews!
The New Inn
3 out of 5
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3.58 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)

"Lovely Hotel , one night business stay. food was really good as was the service. Only issue for Business travelers is that breakfast doesn't start till 08:30. but a continental was provided for me"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

The New Inn
Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
3 out of 5
32 High West Street, Dorchester, England
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3.11 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (291 reviews)

"A modern hotel with an old fashioned feel. Well worth staying here. Car park a little small, so worth getting the JustPark App for the public car park up the road (the hotel may refund this)."…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
The Brace of Pheasants
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4.85 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (203 reviews)
Very comfortable stah

"Excellent stay room very comfortable excellent meal"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

The Brace of Pheasants
Westwood Guest House
The price is £89 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
3.11 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (149 reviews)
Great Breakfasts

"Used as a base whilst we were house hunting. No restrictions or issues, good breakfasts. Hosts most pleasant and polite nothing too much trouble. Enjoyed our stay. Would throughly recommend and would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Westwood Guest House
My Darling Quirky Old Dorset Cottage
brakes hill, Dorchester, ENG
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9.8 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Authentic Dorset cottage

"My family, including spaniel, had a lovely time in this quirky little cottage. Nice big garden, sun room, all mod cons and plenty of equipment in the kitchen, decent wifi and TV. It was spotless when we arrived and we appreciated the local information in the blue folder. There is no shower but the ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

My Darling Quirky Old Dorset Cottage
The Countryman Inn
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
10.39 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (98 reviews)

"Lovely location. All staff very friendly and helpful can’t fault the the place looking forward to staying again"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

The Countryman Inn
The King's Arms
3.5 out of 5
30 High E St, Dorchester, England
The price is £95 per night from 14 Feb to 15 Feb
3.14 mi from city centre
The King's Arms
The Brewers Arms
The price is £90 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
4.42 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)

"Really enjoyed the stay at the Brewers Arms, Leanne and Ben were great hosts, can’t wait to go back again."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

The Brewers Arms
Greyhound Inn
3.5 out of 5
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The price is £89 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
3.69 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (176 reviews)
excellent

"excellent 3 night stay at this lovely pub with rooms. Our room was clean and comfortable,no housekeeping due to Covid. The only negative about the room was only had velux windows so no view at all but that can't be helped. The breakfasts were more than excellent ! We ate in the pub every evening ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Greyhound Inn
Bramlies
3 out of 5
107 Bridport Road, Dorchester, England
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3.12 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Ideal stay

"Perfect"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Bramlies
Linden Lea
3.5 out of 5
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10.36 mi from city centre
Linden Lea
Royal Yeoman B&B
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2.25 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Comfy B and B in Dorset

"Comfy beds, free wifi, good breakfast, helpful hostess."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2018

Royal Yeoman B&B
The Granary and Teals Den at Carters Barn Farm
The Manor House
3.5 out of 5
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10.28 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"Owners and staff in all areas friendly and very considerate. Food excellent and service brilliant. Hotel should be commended for making available five different dining areas for customers preference. Room was comfortable with a lovely view. Plan to revisit next year."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2019

The Manor House
The Frampton Arms
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
7.64 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)

"Very nice room and very clean. Staff were very friendly. Ate breakfast and dinner in the restaurant during the stay - both were delicious!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

The Frampton Arms
The Dorset Lodge
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4.98 mi from city centre
The Dorset Lodge
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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?
Bay Tree House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free WiFi and parking. Reviews from our site also recommend The Oak at Dewlish and George Albert Hotel and Spa 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 Frampton Arms is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Bramlies and Westwood Guest House.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Dorchester?
The Manor House is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include The Fox & Hounds Inn and George Albert Hotel and Spa. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Badger Watch Dorset.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Dorchester?
George Albert Hotel and Spa is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a full-service spa and a restaurant. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include The Brace of Pheasants and The Countryman Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Dorchester?
Greyhound Inn is a top dog-friendly inn, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Yalbury Cottage and The Old Ship Inn.
What's the best accommodation option to stay near the beach in Dorchester?
The Manor House is a top 3.5-star beach hotel offering free breakfast and free WiFi, located within a short 5-minute walk of West Bexington Beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include The Countryman Inn and Bay Tree House.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Dorchester?
The New Inn is a luxury inn with a restaurant, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Westwood Guest House 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, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers conference space and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include The Frampton Arms and Summer Lodge Country House Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Roman Town House, Max Gate and Maiden Castle.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Dorchester?
Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a full-service spa and a restaurant.

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