Located just a short drive from the M4 and with the Crossrail Link soon to provide quick and convenient access to London, Maidenhead is undergoing something of a renaissance. What used to be considered a stopover town is now becoming a place where couples and families are choosing to spend some time and explore what it and Berkshire have to offer. Accommodation in Maidenhead is plentiful and comes in a range of shapes and sizes, from boutique B&Bs and guest houses, to high-end hotels and country manors.
Get to Grips with The Area: Hotels in Maidenhead
While Maidenhead might be a small town, there's plenty to see and do nearby, making it an excellent base from which to get to grips with the area. Its location close to the Thames means there's ample opportunity for riverboat cruises, and the summer sees the river teeming with skiffs as regatta season kicks in. You'll also find some superb open spaces close by, such as the historic forest of Burnham Beeches and the Site of Special Scientific Interest that is Bracknell Forest. For families, there is a good number of budget hotels, such as the Thames Hotel and the Holiday Inn Maidenhead Windsor, offering comfortable accommodation at great rates.
Romantic and Luxury Hotels
With Windsor, Ascot and Henley-on-Thames nearby, there's plenty for romantically-minded couples looking to spend some quality time together. If you're looking to turn your time away from home into a special occasion, you'll find some truly luxurious hotels slightly off the beaten track. The Cliveden hotel, tucked away in rural Taplow, is a stunning building, originally built for King Henry VIII and positioned close to some beautiful National Trust walks and the lazy meanders of the Thames. If you'd prefer something more intimate, the Crazy Fox Boutique Bed and Breakfast is situated close to Maidenhead's town-centre and offers sumptuous surroundings and all those little extras that remind you you're being treated as a guest, rather than just as a room number.
Village Hotels Nearby
Beyond Maidenhead there are small, idyllic villages, such as Cookham, to investigate. Cookham has become something of a hotspot for foodies, who come to sample the excellent restaurants on the high street. Bel and the Dragon Cookham not only has its own restaurant, but puts you within walking distance of some of the best eateries in the region.
Maidenhead is a small town, but worth visiting. To make the most of your extended stay in the area, booking a Maidenhead hotel puts everything on your doorstep.