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Top Lincoln Historic Hotels

Cosy terraced house within easy walking distance of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Perfect family stay!

"Really well stocked house with plenty of space for the dogs and the babies! Thank you for having us!"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Cosy terraced house within easy walking distance of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral
Stunning townhouse in cathedral quarter of Lincoln with secure private parking
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Perfect Location

"A very nice accommodation with very nice furnishings and well quality accessories. Location is very good with a local store on the corner. Two pubs and a couple of nice restaurants within just a few minutes walk. We would stay here again if coming to Lincoln. Thank you to the property manager for ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Stunning townhouse in cathedral quarter of Lincoln with secure private parking
Duke William Hotel
3.5 out of 5
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4.8/5Exceptional! (889 reviews)

"Very good covid protections, excellent food, very friendly staff, lovely bedrooms andexcellent for all attractions, great shopping. Would definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Duke William Hotel
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The Rest
5 out of 5
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4.6/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)

"Superb, great atmosphere and Natalia was very friendly and welcoming"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

The Rest
The Gables Guest House
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4.6/5Wonderful! (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
Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
3 out of 5
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The price is £45 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
4.4/5Wonderful! (843 reviews)

"This whole pandemic has certainly made life so different now.. Having to to buy a drink and only take food to your room i found difficult but understand that covid needs to be kept... So yes safety is paramount"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2020

Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre
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
Tennyson
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £65 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (360 reviews)
Great and unusual place

"Booked this place for a 1 night trip to Lincoln due to its high user ratings. I would certainly agree with them. The place has no onsite staff and access is via a key code. Not tried this style before. The room is clean and small double bed comfortable and room facilities are great with the usual ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2020

Tennyson
Queen In The West
The price is £65 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (315 reviews)

"I will definitely stay here again staff lovely and friendly and a great breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Queen In The West
White Hart Hotel
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4.3/5Excellent! (366 reviews)
Fab location and characterful hotel

"We had a lovely nights stay at the White Hart, the location is fabulous right in between the Cathedral and Castle and so convenient having private parking. Our room 104 was an Executive room; it was more of a mini suite which was beautiful and large. The staff were all very polite and helpful, especially ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

White Hart Hotel
The Poplars
2.5 out of 5
The price is £84 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)
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"Wonderful night at this lovely house. Breakfast was amazing and the tea tray was superb. Book with confidence of a classy, clean, attentive stay"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2020

The Poplars
Branston Hall Hotel
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4.3/5Excellent! (318 reviews)
Grand but tired

"Lovely grand old building. We had the room overlooking the drive. It was small and quaint; they made good use of an odd space in that there was even a bath. The swimming pool was tired and in need of a facelift but fine for a few lengths before popping in the steam room."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Branston Hall Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
4 out of 5
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The price is £56 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (977 reviews)
Stuffy room

"Air con needed cleaning and windows do not open so gets stuffy in the room."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln
Tennyson Court
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"An overnight stay, the description is accurate and the apartment was a great option at a very reasonable price. The courtyard is secure for parking with a short walk to the City centre. The only negatives as per others’ experience is the noise from other guests; the dividing walls are not solid."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Tennyson Court
Huckleberrys Bar & Grill
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (212 reviews)

"Beautiful building. Restaurant and bar really cosy. Amazing food and staff. Stayed in room 3, lovely and cosy. Best time booked again in 3 weeks⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Huckleberrys Bar & Grill
Holiday Inn Lincoln
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £47 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan
4.1/5Very Good! (580 reviews)

"The location was great (not the view) carpark. Lots of places to eat within 2min walking distance, lovely city.Room was comfortable and clean (except for the carpet this was very dirty) Breakfast was great and very well organised. Disappointed you had to pay extra for the carpark as it is owned by ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Lincoln
The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4.1/5Very Good! (422 reviews)
Lincoln

"Lovely little weekend away and would definitely stay here again ,great friendly reception even in these difficult times"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
The Crown Lodge and Restaurant
3 out of 5
16 Main Street, Chapel Hill, Coningsby, Lincoln, England
The price is £71 per night from 19 Feb to 20 Feb
4.1/5Very Good! (45 reviews)

"Quiet, clean, friendly village inn."…"

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2019

The Crown Lodge and Restaurant
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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.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Lincoln?
The historical relevance of Lincoln is well regarded so be sure to visit the cathedral, especially if you’re a history buff. While you’re here, why not check out the countryside and bars?
What's the best accommodation in Lincoln to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Duke William Hotel is a top 3.5-star guest house for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free breakfast and a restaurant. A couple of other options close to historic sites include The Lincoln Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western and The Old Palace.
How many historical hotels will I find in Lincoln?
Lincoln has 285 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 34 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Lincoln?
Lincoln is notable for its a cathedral and landmarks like Newport Arch and Tattershall Castle. Cultural venues include RAF Scampton Heritage Centre, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre and Bubblecar Museum. Other popular sights include Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.
What is a historic hotel like in Lincoln?
Guests who book a historic hotel can stay someplace that has an officially recognised historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel as long as it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the guestrooms or communal spaces of such hotels in Lincoln, bringing the history to life.
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 a term often used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels are generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Lincoln have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi and the normal amenities found in a hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Lincoln, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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