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Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (659 reviews)
Restful night

"Love the new decor, nice to see such an old building being cared for. Will certainly go back."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Best Western Plus Burlington Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel
The price is £66 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"I stayed here on my repatriation journey due to COVID-19. The staff were understandably working under very difficult circumstances, having to implement many restrictions including the closure of the restaurant. They still managed to provide meals to those who wanted them and to ensure that we all ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Express Folkestone - Channel Tunnel
Best Western Clifton Hotel
3 out of 5
The Leas, Clifton Gardens, Folkestone, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night
4/5Very Good! (562 reviews)
Well situated hotel with a very good restaurant.

"Very conveniently situated for the seafront and the Leas Cliff Hall. My room was small but comfortable. Breakfast was very good and service was friendly."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Best Western Clifton Hotel
Chandos Premier Hotel Folkestone - Channel Tunnel
The price is £66 per night
3.7/5Good! (76 reviews)
Good hotel

"Literally slept here.... there was a lot of noise from next door but this wasn’t anything to do with the hotel just noisy Neighbours . Clean rooms, coffee and kettle in the room but no tea."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Chandos Premier Hotel Folkestone - Channel Tunnel
Portland Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2/4 Langhorne Gardens, Folkestone, ENG
The price is £36 per night
3.7/5Good! (119 reviews)

"I only stayed for one night but should I ever have to go back to Folkestone I will certainly try and get a room there.The bed was more comfortable than the one I have at home. Had a great sleep."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Portland Hotel
The Southcliff
2 out of 5
22-26 The Leas, Folkestone, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £39 per night
3.6/5Good! (740 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel with friendly staff. Very good seaview room. Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

The Southcliff
Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £34 per night
3.1/5 (1,001 reviews)

"Room needed cleaning + bathroom was dirty"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone
The Carlton Hotel
3 out of 5
16/19 The Leas, Folkestone, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £30 per night
2.7/5 (809 reviews)

"Is what it is, good base for work. Would be good for short break."…"

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2020

The Carlton Hotel
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Cheap Hotels in Folkestone

Folkestone offers cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Leas Lift, Leas Cliff Hall and Folkestone Harbour.

When it comes to discount lodging choices in Folkestone, you'll find some budget hotels in the area. These options offer competitive rates and have positive reviews from travellers searching for a bargain:

Best Western Clifton Hotel - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its comfortable rooms and good location. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar.

The Portland Hotel - At this 2.5-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi and a restaurant. Reviews mention the helpful staff.

Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, an indoor pool and 2 restaurants at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its good location and proximity to shops.

The Southcliff - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its good location and overall value. It offers free WiFi and 2 bars/lounges.

Planning Your Trip to Folkestone

Still picking travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • 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
  • Rainiest months: October, November, December and September, with an average rainfall of 3 inches
  • Driest months: May, April, February and July, with an average rainfall of 1.50 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Folkestone

Folkestone draws tourists with its bar scene and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Canterbury Cathedral and Dover Museum, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Explore and snap photos of landmarks like Dover Castle and St. Martin's Church, or get outdoors at Lower Leas Coastal Park.

Folkestone is also notable for its:
  • Entertainment
  • Beaches

Getting around Folkestone

The closest airport is 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city centre in Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.). If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Folkestone Harbour Station, Folkestone Central Station or Folkestone West Station. You can catch a ferry from the port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Folkestone like for travellers on a budget?
Folkestone has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great getaway spot for budget travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal, this destination is home to Lower Leas Coastal Park and East Cliff And Warren Country Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Folkestone?
Based on reviews, Grand Burstin Hotel Folkestone is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and an indoor pool. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include The Southcliff and Portland Hotel.
What's the seasonal weather in Folkestone?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Folkestone is 697 mm.
What is there to see and do in Folkestone?
Folkestone is known for its theatre scene and offers things to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal and Dover Castle, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. If you’re looking to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, you can get outdoors at Folkestone Beach, Sandgate Beach or Lower Leas Coastal Park.
What's the best way to get around Folkestone?
If you’d like to explore more of the area, hop on a train from Folkestone Harbour Station, Folkestone Central Station or Folkestone West Station. You can take a ferry from the local port.

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