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Top Ipswich Historic Hotels

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, England
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The price is £124 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (419 reviews)

"Excellent position next to the Marina & staff very helpful and friendly. It’s great to see them re open after the closure due to Covid and they were reassuringly strict as to keeping to the imposed new measures."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Salthouse Harbour Hotel
Lattice Lodge Guest House
The price is £70 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (54 reviews)

"It was in a convenient location for our visit, it had good parking and a family room which we wanted."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019

Lattice Lodge Guest House
Hintlesham Hall Hotel
The price is £85 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (123 reviews)

"We took our dog. Excellent for them as there is plenty of walks, a secured patio which allowed her to roam freely and was also able to eat in the lounge with her with us. Ideal place for your dog and very clean. Loved the break and surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Cranmoor House - B&B
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4.4/5Wonderful! (41 reviews)
en route 1 night stayover

"friendly owner, two lovely cats, very basic breakfast dissapointed"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2018

Cranmoor House - B&B
Novotel Ipswich
4 out of 5
Greyfriars Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £47 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (891 reviews)

"Single bed broke. Modern nice room. Needed more pillows. Noisy residents woke us up at 2am. Toilet long way from sink."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Novotel Ipswich
Best Western Gatehouse Hotel
The price is £59 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
Staff have the winning way

"Outstanding staff, amazing service. Building a little tired, needs some love but the welcome and feeling we had on arrival and during the stay made it really great."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Best Western Gatehouse Hotel
Holiday Inn Ipswich
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night
4/5Very Good! (567 reviews)
great stay

"Nice place, breakfast was good, overall happy with everuthing👍"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Ipswich
pentahotel Ipswich
4 out of 5
Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £52 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (890 reviews)
Fantastic place to stay

"Had a brilliant overnight stay with breakfast and would highly recommend the hotel"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

pentahotel Ipswich
Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night
3.8/5Good! (214 reviews)

"It’s hard to rate as nothing is open. It says it gives you access to the david Lloyd leisure but it’s closed but this is a great bonus when open. Large room. Hot shower. Few hiccups. Easily sorted."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell
Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £53 per night
3.8/5Good! (693 reviews)
Perfect stay.

"Stayed here for one night the room was clean and looked newly decorated. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was to a very good standard."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
Best Western Claydon Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £51 per night
3.8/5Good! (116 reviews)
Great comfort

"A great place to stay in a lovely location. This was our third visit in 2 months and each one a joyful experience."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Best Western Claydon Hotel
Alpine Villa Guest House
3 out of 5
29 Constitution Hill, Ipswich, England
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3.8/5Good! (16 reviews)

"The room was quite spacious and the ladyland was very polite. The house is in immaculate condition"…"

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2020

Alpine Villa Guest House
Best Western Ipswich Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is £27 per night
3.7/5Good! (408 reviews)

"My stay was just out of the lock down period so difficult to give opinion on the 'normal' for this hotel. Everything was clean but lack of public area facility and guests distancing gave it a lack of atmosphere. No bodies fault. Grateful to hotel staff for their efforts and I'd like to thank them ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Bridge Guest House
2 out of 5
4-6 Ancaster Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is £44 per night
3.7/5Good! (429 reviews)

"The site is very near to the train station. Clean and easy car park"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Bridge Guest House
Carlton Hotel
2 out of 5
41-43 Berners Street, Ipswich, England
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The price is £60 per night
3.3/5 (83 reviews)
27/2/2020

"Upgraded to a refurbed room but a twin, the double was freezing so no choice really but it was free and a much nice room. The window had a gap and on a road so not the quietest or warmest, the shower was cold and they served turkey rashes instead of bacon for breakfast, beef sausages fine but come ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Carlton Hotel
The Station Hotel
3 out of 5
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The price is £50 per night
2.4/5 (189 reviews)

"Superbly convenient for train station and good sports pub, good value for money. This is a basic hotel but for the price that's OK. Room and en-suite were clean but corridors very tired and scruffy. Breakfast was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

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Guide to Ipswich Historic Hotels

When you take a Ipswich getaway, it is easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You may be used to your room having all the standard amenities. But sometimes choosing to stay in a more distinctive hotel can enhance your stay. A stay in a Ipswich historic hotel allows you to still have a fully-furnished room that is also teeming with personality. Furthermore, it affords you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Ipswich's history.

Old-World Charm, New World Amenities

When you walk through your Ipswich hotel's doors, you'll be whisked to a previous era. With their old-world charm and marvellous back stories, you'll love the look and feel of these truly unique accommodations. Although these accommodations may be older, they have many of the modern amenities that help you keep in touch or relax during your stay. You'll notice your room furnished with a comfortable bed, lots of character, and about everything you'll need for a wonderful stay.

After you've spent time admiring your historic hotel, you can explore the famous landmarks and art galleries to take in more of the Ipswich's culture. Ipswich is home to the Ipswich Museum which can help start your exploration into Ipswich's past. If you want more recommendations, it is always nice to ask your hotel's concierge. They might be able to direct you to the city's favourite places to have lunch or some of Ipswich's best kept secrets. You can also scan through our review section. You'll find recommendations which may provide ideas on some more things to do in Ipswich and where other travellers enjoyed an incredible breakfast.

Your Ipswich Hotel Is Ready for You

If you are wishing to get the most out of your Ipswich visit, staying in a vintage hotel will elevate your time spent in this historically-rich region. With Expedia's choice of 24 one-of-a-kind lodgings to decide from, you are bound to find at a great rate. However, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these deals won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get a place in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Ipswich?
A trip to the sights with historical relevance in Ipswich is probably number one on your sightseeing list. While you’re here, check out the theatre scene and restaurants.
What's the best accommodation in Ipswich to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Novotel Ipswich is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Custom House is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Hintlesham Hall Hotel and Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel.
How many historical hotels are there in Ipswich?
Ipswich has 157 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 21 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights to visit in Ipswich?
Ipswich is notable for landmarks like Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich Museum and Custom House. Cultural venues include Ipswich Regent Theatre, Ipswich Film Theatre and New Wolsey Theatre. In the area, you’ll also find Clacton Pier and Colchester Zoo.
What is a historic hotel like in Ipswich?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can enjoy a holiday in a place that has a national historic designation. A castle, a palace or even a pub or an old police station can be transformed into a historic hotel as long as it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the communal spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Ipswich, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
You’ll often hear the term “heritage hotel” in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Ipswich have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, though efforts have been made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the usual amenities found in any hotel should be available at a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Ipswich, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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