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Top Dorset Family-Friendly Hotels

The Brewers Arms
3 out of 5
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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
Petherton Cottage
4 out of 5
Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, England
The price is £85 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)
little oasis

"Excellent value for me . super breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

Petherton Cottage
St. Johns Guest House
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4.7/5Exceptional! (151 reviews)
Amazing stay

"Amazing welcome and lovely friendly family. Nothing was too much trouble, on arrival we had lovely cake and tea. Lovely comfy bed and fridge with cold water was a great idea. Breakfast was outstanding from fruit platter and fantastic English breakfast. Would highly recommend and stay again. Thank ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

St. Johns Guest House
Robertsbrook Guest House
4 out of 5
35 Kings Road West, Swanage, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (161 reviews)

"Great host and cozy house, and the host's pet was lovingly obedient and friendly. Train station was less than 5 mins walk and a supermarket conveniently across the road for your needs. We enjoyed our 2 nights stay with good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019

Robertsbrook Guest House
Grosvenor Lodge Guest House
The price is £95 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (217 reviews)
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"Nice comfortable stay"…"

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2019

Grosvenor Lodge Guest House
The Crown at Marnhull
The price is £89 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (271 reviews)
Great little hotel

"Great little hotel, really tasty freshly cooked food, reasonably priced, breakfast great, staff friendly. Would recommend and stay again,"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Crown at Marnhull
Vernon Lodge
3 out of 5
87 King's Rd West, Swanage, England
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4.6/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)

"Perfectly situated for our visit. Sarah kindly lent me trainers to do a country walk as I travelled in new town boots. it was very kind of her. I liked the carpeted stairs which would reduce noise from other visitors. The bed was very comfortable, and the shower brand new, and far better than ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Vernon Lodge
Langham Hotel
3 out of 5
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4.6/5Wonderful! (90 reviews)

"Lovely stay, fantastic owners. Great breakfast. Ps Leicester are best ;)"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Langham Hotel
George Albert Hotel and Spa
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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 Coppleridge Inn
3 out of 5
Elm Hill, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, England
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The price is £95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (82 reviews)

"We were very happy with our stay. The meal in the restaurant was excellent as were the breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

The Coppleridge Inn
The Avon Causeway Hotel- Inn
4 out of 5
Avon Causeway, Hurn, Christchurch, England
The price is £79 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (376 reviews)
Family gathering

"Great comfortable rooms with all you need also very clean. Evening meal was okay , breakfast was very good and made to order with plenty of choice , staff were very friendly and helpful , things were a little disorganised due people still learning on a new till system , but no major issues . Would ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

The Avon Causeway Hotel- Inn
Moonfleet Manor
4 out of 5
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4.3/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"The entertainment for the kids was brilliant, you couldn’t fault it and probably best out of all the hotels we’ve stayed in , However there could of been just little touches that could of made the whole experience a little better. Staying in the sister hotels there were some differences and something ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Moonfleet Manor
Kingston Country Courtyard
4 out of 5
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The price is £142 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"Beautiful boutique hotel. The staff are really friendly and it’s a peaceful place with a lovely courtyard and gardens. It’s very dog friendly too. Will definitely be paying another visit"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

Kingston Country Courtyard
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
3 out of 5
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The price is £105 per night
4/5Very Good! (661 reviews)

"The room was fine but pillows uncomfortable The toilets In the communal area were clean staff were helpful and friendly food was good The pool was organised overall a pleasant visit"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
St Leonard's Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
185 Ringwood Road, Ringwood, England
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The price is £70 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (300 reviews)

"Lovely friendly staff, tidy rooms great shower and a good breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

St Leonard's Hotel by Greene King Inns
The Wilton Guest House
The price is £70 per night
3.8/5Good! (140 reviews)
Superb place to stay

"Lovely host, excellent spacious rooms, very clean, fantastic location, super comfy beds, could not fault our stay here!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

The Wilton Guest House
The Old Castle Hotel
The price is £85 per night
3.5/5Good! (235 reviews)

"Staff very welcoming nice fresh rooms. Nice breakfast,highly recommend will be going back"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

The Old Castle Hotel
The Richmoor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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3.5/5Good! (78 reviews)

"The hotel was nice inside but the outside of it front & Back could do with painting was a bit worried when we arrived but inside was nice n clean and considering we had the double delux thought we may of had the nice jacuzzi bath should state on website wot room the bath is in"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019

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Pocket Guide: Family-Friendly Hotelss in Dorset

Spending time with your family is an important part of any time away from the stresses and strains of daily life. With acres of outstanding countryside, the rugged charms of the Jurassic Heritage Coast and a host of delightful attractions, Dorset has long been a popular destination for those with children. While many exclusive hotels won't cater for children, there's plenty of family-friendly accommodation in Dorset, ranging from warm and welcoming mid-range hotels to luxury establishments that promise to show your family a slice of the high-life.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside: Family-Friendly Hotels In Dorset

When it comes to attractions, Dorset's beaches must take centre-stage. The Jurassic Coast offers archaeologists of all ages the chance to uncover fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that once called the county home. For traditional seaside adventures, Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach are packed with old-school fun, such as donkey-rides, Punch and Judy shows and sandcastle competitions. Bournemouth Pier even has the world's first pier-to-shore zip wire, for families who like a little shot of adrenaline thrown into the mix.

Keeping An Eye On The Budget

Both Bournemouth and Weymouth are popular with families and there are plenty of hotels to choose from. If you're staying in Bournemouth and want to keep the costs down, then there are a good number of inexpensive hotels, such as the Chine Hotel and the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton. Weymouth is also well served by mid-price hotels, such as the Langham Hotel.

Towns To Explore

However, while Bournemouth and Weymouth are big hitters with families, there are plenty of other towns with equally exciting things to see and do. Tower Park, in Poole, is a massive leisure and entertainment complex that was the first of its kind, when it was built in the late 1980s. Poole also boasts Poole Harbour, on which families can get down to some serious water sports such as kayaking, kitesurfing and sailboarding. If you're looking to treat your family to a truly luxurious break, the Sandbanks Hotel is a fine example of some of the top-end hotels in the county.

Dorset is a fabulous county for family holidays and offers innumerable activities and attractions. Whether you want an unpretentious base from which to explore the region or want to live it up in the lap of luxury, there's accommodation to suit all tastes and all budgets.

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