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Top Kendal Historic Hotels

Two Acres
3 out of 5
Force lane, Levens, Kendal, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (80 reviews)
All good

"Safe, clean, tidy, GREAT breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2018

Two Acres
The Gateway Inn
3 out of 5
Crook Road, Kendal, England
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4.4/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"Lovely peace and homely place. Didnt like that they allowed dogs to stay there. Food was expensive and not much choice."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2020

The Gateway Inn
Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Castle Green Lane, Kendal, England
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The price is £110 per night from 14 Apr to 15 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (310 reviews)

"Had a lovely friendly check in , covid safe and secure , all straight forward , reassured from straight away hand sanitiser , screen etc , booked slots for meals , room comfortable, spotless and perfect little stay with a bit of normality"…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection
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County Hotel
2 out of 5
Station Road, Kendal, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
Clean and tidy place

"Clean and tidy place, but dinner not available if you arrive a bit later than others. However, they recommended a great Thai restaurant in town. Only one bath towel provided in a room booked for two people. We like that they provided a dark towel for the removal of make-up. Breakfast was reasonable; ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2020

County Hotel
Riverside Hotel
3 out of 5
Beezon Road, Kendal, England
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4.2/5Very Good! (775 reviews)
Safe hotel in great position to explore Kendal

"Comfortable spacious room with river view. COVID precautions well in place and implemented. Staff very attentive and helpful. Will definitely return to this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2020

Riverside Hotel
Damson Dene Hotel
3 out of 5
Crosthwaite, Near Bowness on Windermere, Kendal, England
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4/5Very Good! (417 reviews)

"Amazing stay over the Christmas period with my family. We ate in the restaurant for dinner and breakfast, food/service and facilities all brilliant we would definitely stay here again :)"…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Damson Dene Hotel
Gilpin Bridge Inn
4 out of 5
Bridge End, Levens, Kendal, England
The price is £75 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr
3.8/5Good! (119 reviews)
Great Stay

"Lovely quaint inn , great location for some walks. Food was exceptional. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Gilpin Bridge Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Kendal Killington Lake
2 out of 5
Roadchef Motorway Service Area, M6 South Cumbria, Kendal, England
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3.7/5Good! (554 reviews)

"Staff are friendly. However, the rooms do need a makeover. Rooms seemed to have been sanitised satisfactorily."…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Kendal Killington Lake
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About Kendal Historic Hotels

When you take a Kendal trip out of town, it is easy to pick a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You know that your accommodation will have all the necessary amenities. But sometimes opting to stay in a more distinctive location can enrich your stay. A stay in a Kendal historic hotel still gives you a fully-furnished room that is also bustling with personality. Moreover, it allows you to immerse yourself in Kendal's history.

Something Old, Something New

A stay in one of these Kendal traditional hotels can give you a feel for a bygone era as soon as you step into the lobby. With vintage charm and interesting narratives, you'll discover that these accommodations stand apart from other hotels. Luckily, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past occupants. While these hotels are vintage, they have many up-to-date amenities to help you relax or keep in touch during your trip. You will find rooms outfitted with a cosy bed, lots of character, and just about everything you'll need for a wonderful trip.

After you have explored the historic hotel's grounds, you can visit the museums and renowned landmarks to appreciate more of the region's culture. Kendal boasts the Kendal Museum which can help start your exploration into Kendal's past. If you want more recommendations, it's always worth asking your hotel's front desk. They may be able to lead you to the city's favourite places to enjoy a meal or some of Kendal's best kept secrets. You can also scan through Expedia's comment section. You'll find reviews which may offer ideas on where your fellow guests enjoyed a great dinner and some more sightseeing opportunities.

Your Kendal Accommodation Is Waiting

Kendal has 11 vintage hotels that possess the feel and look of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where influential musicians may have stayed. You're sure to book a place with all the in-room amenities as well as the charm you wish for. Make sure to book your vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on staying in one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Kendal?
Sights with historical relevance in Kendal are likely at the top of your sightseeing list. While you’re in town, you can check out the scenic lakeside and lively bars.
What's the best accommodation in Kendal to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Central Kendal Deluxe is a top 3-star B&B for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Levens Hall and Gardens is a short 14-minute drive away. Other choices near historic sites include Hillside Bed & Breakfast and Shakespeare Inn.
How many historical hotels are located in Kendal?
In Kendal, you’ll find 280 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 28 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical sites and other places in Kendal?
Kendal is notable for landmarks like Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and Gardens and The Quaker Tapestry Museum & Exhibition. Cultural venues include Brewery Arts Centre, Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry and Kendal Museum. Other popular sights include Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Kendal?
Historic hotels give guests the chance to stay in a building that has been recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world can be castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Kendal often retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
They are quite similar. “Historic hotel” is a term often used in the US, while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to emphasise the building and architecture itself. Heritage hotels draw their meaning mainly from the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Kendal have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but interiors include modern conveniences and safety features. Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d find in a hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, WiFi and more. In Kendal, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown or uncomfortable for guests.

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