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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.6/5 Good
89 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationLower Leas Coastal Park3 min walk
Popular LocationLeas Cliff Hall4 min walk
Popular LocationLeas Lift12 min walk
AirportLydd (LYX)43 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Economy Double Room, Private Bathroom

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsEconomy Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Economy Double Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsEconomy Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 139 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Family Room, Ensuite, Sea View

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Family Room, Ensuite

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, Ensuite
  • Premium Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 139 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsPremium Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Family Room, Ensuite, Sea View (Small)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room, Ensuite, Sea View (Small)

About this area


Located in Folkestone, Westward Ho Hotel is near the beach. Dover Western Docks Cruise Terminal and Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore White Cliffs of Dover and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Folkestone Racecourse or Lydden Hill Race Circuit.

Visit our Folkestone travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lower Leas Coastal Park - 3 min walk
  • Leas Cliff Hall - 4 min walk
  • Sandgate Beach - 7 min walk
  • Leas Lift - 12 min walk
  • Folkestone Harbour - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Folkestone Central Station - 16 min walk


  • La Tavernetta - 5 min walk
  • Harveys - 5 min walk
  • Hop Kweng - 6 min walk
  • Kalala - 8 min walk
  • Mermaids Cafe - 8 min walk

About this property

Westward Ho Hotel

Beach hotel in Folkestone
This smoke-free hotel features self parking, express check-out and a garden. WiFi in public areas is free. All 13 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find free bottled water and free toiletries.
Westward Ho Hotel offers 13 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Folkestone hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking
Self parking: GBP 10 per night

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 6 for adults and GBP 6 for children

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Luggage storage

Languages spoken





Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)


Digital channels
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle
Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per accommodation, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 10.0 per night

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 6 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 10 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

Westward Ho Hotel Hotel
Westward Ho Hotel Folkestone
Westward Ho Hotel Hotel Folkestone

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Westward Ho Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Westward Ho Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Westward Ho Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Westward Ho Hotel?
As of 2 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Westward Ho Hotel on 5 Jul 2020 start from £59, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 10 per accommodation, per night.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is available for GBP 10 per night. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Folkestone, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lower Leas Coastal Park and Leas Cliff Hall. Sandgate Beach and Leas Lift are also within 15 minutes. Folkestone Central Station is 16 minutes by foot and Folkestone West Station is 21 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Westward Ho Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
stay well away, they have filthy rooms & bedbugs

After travelling 6 hours after work. I had a phone call to ask if I could ring them because no one was there so I did so. I was met then had to pay for a garage I parked my quite small car into the tightest space if I had a larger car I wouldn’t have fitted it in. I got in to the room to be greeted by the strong stench of paint. I advised them my nephews & sister in law hadn’t been well but that was just in passing. I walked into the bathroom to freshen up to be greeted by filth. I have photo graphs. I cleaned the bathroom for an hour then went out to inform him I didn’t mean to cause any trouble but the room is stinking he came in saw it. Said he would report it then left me continuing cleaning the filth. There was red bacteria all over the grout & pubic hairs left in the bath to name just some. After I felt it was fit enough for my children to wash I continued to wipe everything in the room which was filthy. After using a whole large packet of wipes, half a roll of blue roll with a large bottle of anti bacterial spray I felt it was clean. I washed & settled down waiting for a response. The response came by someone very confrontational & very unprofessional advising me as I’m visiting someone with Coronavirus I will have to leave.They had been tested but the test came back negitive. They completely disregarded anything about what was wrong with the room. So much more happened but we haven’t been refunded the room after being told we would be refunded the 2 nights left

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

My parents stayed for 1 night and said the staff were Lovely and very friendly. Its within easy walking distance to the leas cliff hall and restaurants and bars. They Received 10 % discount at local bar too as hotel guests at the western. Their room was comfy and amenities good.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Definitely not a "hotel" because there's no reception and no common areas, it's not a B&B as there's no breakfast, so I guess it's just a Guest House. Room decor all extremely tired and dated, the threadbare carpet didn't meet the walls, showing damaged stonework at the edge. It also had balls of brown fluff on it and made my socks dirty when I walked on it with no shoes on. The mattress was uncomfortable, with every spring making itself known The mastic around the shower was black with mould, but never got the water hot enough shower anyway, it was rarely hotter than lukewarm the whole week I was there. The only way to contact any staff while you're there is by phone and customer service is very poor. They gave me a front door key which didn't work and after about 15 min in the cold and dark of jiggling the key around, it finally opened the door but broke off in the lock at the same time. When I finally retrieved my phone and called the staff, they shouted ''oh my god!" down the phone. Finally, it is very inaccessible to anyone with mobility issues as the lowest rooms are up 3 flights of stairs and what 'self-parking' means is that you have to drive around the surrounding streets hoping for a space, and then pay the hotel for a parking permit. They do have one parking space off road, but that (if it's available) costs £5 per night and consists of dinner concrete, mud and broken bricks.

Stayed 8 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic value for money!

A lovely modern, clean and comfortable room! Fantastic tea and coffee station. Staff very helpful when we asked for help where to get a quick dinner. Very impressed for the price!

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
All good 👌

3rd time I've stayed, always nice, welcoming and affordable

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020