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Top Lincoln Historic Hotels

The Duke William Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£56
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.8/5Exceptional! (762 reviews)

"Great old building with cosy feel staff were friendly and helpful.. great location for the cathedral."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

The Duke William Hotel
The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
£64
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.1/5Very Good! (366 reviews)

"Friendly staff and service although bedroom was tired and in need of a little work."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2019

The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
The Old Palace
3 out of 5
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4.4/5Excellent! (279 reviews)
Good location, but room too small

"Staff were good, we were in the chapel , I though we would be in a beamed, raked ceiling room, but it was a very small room on the lower level of the chapel. So make sure you know what room you have before."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2017

The Old Palace
White Hart Hotel
3 out of 5
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£77
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.3/5Excellent! (342 reviews)

"Was in a central location in the older part of the city. Loved it."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

White Hart Hotel
The Gables Guest House
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4.6/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Excelent - fabulous facilities & excellent breakfast. The only negative was they finish serving breakfast at 8:45 even on a Sunday!! No lie in on tis lazy weekend"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2017

The Gables Guest House
Cosy Terraced House Within Easy Walking Distance of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
An ideal cottage, situated very near to the Castle and the Cathedral in this beautiful City.

"Very good situation with a secure parking space."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Cosy Terraced House Within Easy Walking Distance of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral
Luxury 5 Gold Converted Barn IN A Traditional Village North OF City OF Lincoln
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5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
An excellent find

"The property was very nicely decorated and spacious. Every home comfort you could wish for, along with an extremely well equipped property. Lots of welcome extra touches from Jayne, the owner, who was very friendly. It was a good base for exploring the locality. We would definitely recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Luxury 5 Gold Converted Barn IN A Traditional Village North OF City OF Lincoln
Stunning Townhouse in Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln With Secure Private Parking
5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"The Beehive is situated in a fantastic area of Lincoln very close to the castle & the cathedral with in walking distance to, many shops, restaurants, pubs, it was ideal for our sons graduation at the cathedral. We had a wonderful 5 day break. The property was very clean, modern, beds were so comfortable, ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Stunning Townhouse in Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln With Secure Private Parking
The Poplars
2.5 out of 5
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£53
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12
4.3/5Excellent! (97 reviews)

"The property was warm, clean and homely, the owners were lovely and the young lady working there was polite, attentive and helpful. It is ideally placed being only a few minutes walk from the castle in one direction and the new theatre royal in the other. Best place we've stayed in for a long ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Dec 2019

The Poplars
Longdales House
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£60
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4/5Very Good! (364 reviews)

"No hassle at check-in, great breakfast"........"............"…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019

Longdales House
Holiday Inn Lincoln
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
£65
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.2/5Very Good! (511 reviews)

"This was a lovely hotel in a great area surrounded by so many places to eat and deink plus a cinena too. Only problem with the roon is the shower wasnt too powerful and when we got to the hotel room there was a dental floss stick at the side of the bed on the shelf and something sticking out from ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020

Holiday Inn Lincoln
The Rest
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£79
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.7/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)

"The room was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, also it was warm and comfortable just what was needed for a cold December stay."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

The Rest
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
4 out of 5
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£82
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.3/5Excellent! (875 reviews)

"Love the location of this hotel and it’s reasonably priced considering it’s a Hilton. Did have a dirty toilet when we arrived but that’s my only grouch!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Huckleberrys Bar & Grill
3.5 out of 5
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£60
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.2/5Excellent! (178 reviews)

"Lots of character, large room, comfy bed. Close for walking to major sites in Lincoln"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2019

Huckleberrys Bar & Grill
Queen In The West - Inn
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£65
per night
Jan 27 - Jan 28
4.4/5Excellent! (303 reviews)

"Nice old pub. A bit noisy in the evening, but to be expected. Great welcome by the staff."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Queen In The West - Inn
Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
£50
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.4/5Wonderful! (735 reviews)

"Enjoyed stay. Bed very comfty and rooms well cleaned. Wasn't keen on the bacon at breakfast as was over cooked. But staff helpful :) definitely be back :)"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
The Crown Lodge and Restaurant
3 out of 5
16 Main Street, Chapel Hill, Coningsby, Lincoln, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£66
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)

"Friendly people lovely service and couldn’t fault food ideal for what we needed it for lovely all round"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

The Crown Lodge and Restaurant
Branston Hall Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£60
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
4.3/5Excellent! (290 reviews)

"How the hotel was decorated and furnished, in keeping with the original building ."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Branston Hall Hotel
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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Lincoln

When you go on a Lincoln getaway, it is easy to pick a chain you are familiar with, or a modern hotel. You may be used to your room having all the necessary conveniences. However, staying in an in a more distinctive location can enhance your trip. A stay in a Lincoln historic hotel allows you to still have a fully-furnished room and one with tons of personality. Furthermore, it offers you the chance to immerse yourself in Lincoln's past.

If These Walls Could Talk

As soon as you pass through the doors of your Lincoln hotel, you'll be transported back in time. With their Victorian-style and addresses in the centre of Lincoln, you'll love how these historic hotels stand apart from their contemporary counterparts. While these lodgings may be historic, they have many of the up-to-date comforts that allow you to relax on your getaway. You'll notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, lots of character, and just about anything you'll want for a marvellous stay.

Once you have checked-in and had time to look around your historic hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by checking out the art museums and famed landmarks. Lincoln has lots of mesmerising places to spend an afternoon. You won't have to venture very far to discover activities to occupy your time. Lincoln has three museums. Get your phone out when you visit the exhibits at places like the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum, and the City & County Museum.

And if you want to see a residence far older than your hotel, then be sure to save some time to tour Lincoln Castle. If you haven't gotten enough of storming castles, make sure to also tour Tattershall Castle. You can also ask your hotel's front desk or flip through our reviews for more tips on the best things to do in Lincoln.

Your Lincoln Hotel Is Ready for You

If you are wishing to get the most out of your Lincoln visit, a stay in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this historically-rich city. With Expedia's choice of 20 one-of-a-kind lodgings to decide from, you're bound to discover at a great rate. However, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these rates won't last forever. Book soon to get a place in one of these landmark properties.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Lincoln have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Lincoln historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.