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The Wellington Bar & Restaurant
4 out of 5
62 High St, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Old Portsmouth, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Garrison Church and Gunwharf Quays. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and University ...

3/5 (20 reviews)
Great room slightly below standard complimentaries

"Gorgeous room and lovely decor overall although a few things were broken opun arrival e.g. One of the blinds pull strings was snapped and one of the plant pots was crackes. The staff were very courteous and helpful. I would rate higher but the rooom did not come with any bath products or a hair dryer, ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

The Wellington Bar & Restaurant
Light, airy & spacious room. Centrally located
68 Cottage Grove, Southsea, ENG
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Kings Theatre and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Spitbank Fort are also ...

Light, airy & spacious room. Centrally located
The Pier
3.5 out of 5
2 Bellevue Terrace, Southsea, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Historic ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Definitely will return bed was so comfortable and in a brilliant location."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2019

The Pier
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Becketts Southsea
4 out of 5
11 Bellevue Terrace, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Historic ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)

"Great service, very friendly and amazing food"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Becketts Southsea
Bright, airy & spacious room. Centrally located
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Kings Theatre and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Spitbank Fort are also ...

Bright, airy & spacious room. Centrally located
Southcharm Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
4 Cavendish Road, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Kings Theatre, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ...

3.3/5 (4 reviews)

"This guest house has now closed. The owners were going to France the next day to live, luckily the lady was able to arrange different accommodation for us."…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2018

Southcharm Bed & Breakfast
Pembroke Park Hotel
1 Bellevue Terrace, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Southsea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport, Gunwharf Quays and University of Portsmouth. Portsmouth Historic ...

Pembroke Park Hotel
Ferry House Lodge
3.5 out of 5
472 Mile End Rd, Portsmouth, England
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Located in Buckland, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. John's Cathedral, Portsmouth International Port and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf ...

Ferry House Lodge
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ibis Portsmouth Centre

ibis Portsmouth Centre

3.5 out of 5
Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, England
The price is £37 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
3.8/5Good! (987 reviews)
In difficult times

"With the Covid it was very quiet and well supplied with the Hand cleaning Stations, very friendly and helpful staff. Well done keep it up"…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2020

ibis Portsmouth Centre
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays

3 out of 5
The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
The price is £59 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar
3.9/5Good! (993 reviews)
Unwelcoming

"I arrived in Portsmouth en-route to the Isle of Wight, but was quite upset by the reception I was given by Maria when I arrived at the Holiday Inn Express, Portsmouth. I am fully aware of the Covid situation and that I am required to self-isolate for 14 days but it was impossible for me to get home ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2020

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
No Man's Fort

No Man's Fort

3.5 out of 5
Canal Side, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
3.9/5Good! (14 reviews)

"Got transfwred to spitbank fort for no extra cost , it small with not much to do but a great pla e recommend one night stay rather than our two night as spitbabk is much smaller"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

No Man's Fort
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B&B in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has got some serious maritime heritage, with a historic dockyard housing some of the world's most important ships of the past, iconic ocean-themed modern architecture and an impressive number of nautical museums. Though many use the city as a gateway to the Isle of Wight, just a few miles away in the English Channel, those who stay in the Portsmouth bed and breakfasts find a pretty Old Town with cobbled streets flanked by cosy pubs, handsome Georgian townhouses and a sprinkling of half-timbered Tudor properties. Along its ocean-facing side is the suburb of Southsea, and a long single beach that has all the retro trappings of a British seaside resort, such as amusement arcades, a long wooden pier and ice cream parlours.

Traditional period properties or chic, modern boutique B&Bs, Portsmouth

Like many seaside resorts, Portsmouth bed and breakfasts have always been the accommodation of choice for holidaymakers, and they heavily outnumber the city's impersonal chain hotels. Here, the B&Bs are diverse. Some are family-run and found within terraced houses with just a handful of guestrooms, a stone's throw away from the sea. Others are sleeker affairs, occupying converted period properties with high ceilings and windows that overlook the beach and lapping ocean. If you're looking for pet-friendly B&Bs, or ones with family-sized guestrooms, you'll find there are plenty of award-winners around these parts. If you're planning to visit in summer, you'll want to book up quick to avoid disappointment. The best place to start looking is on Expedia, whose listings include photos and descriptions to help you find the perfect match.

While all the bed and breakfasts in Portsmouth are different, there are similarities in the guestrooms. You can expect to find everything you would in a hotel room, like facilities for making tea and coffee, TVs on the walls and large comfortable beds. There'll almost always be free WiFi and most rooms now have private ensuite bathrooms. You can guarantee there'll always be a slap-up English breakfast waiting for you downstairs each morning, the perfect thing to set you up for the day ahead. Looking for something different? Why not try trendy Brighton, just a little further up the coast.

Dive into the seafaring heritage near your B&B, Portsmouth

No one could complain that Portsmouth is short of things to do. Beyond the beaches there's a wealth of attractions, like the soaring Spinnaker Tower, whose iconic sail-shaped design rises up over Portsmouth and offers splendid views across the ocean. Down at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, there's centuries of seafaring history. Here, you can see the HMS Victory, which didn't end up so victorious for her captain, Nelson, who died aboard during the Battle of Trafalgar. Then there's the Mary Rose Museum, which houses what's left of the Tudor ship after she sank and lay at the bottom of the ocean for more than 400 years. For more maritime history you could try the National Museum of the Royal Navy, or the D-Day Museum, which chronicles the history of the WWII event.

There's more than just Portsmouth's seafaring past to enjoy. At Southsea Castle you can walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, or you could visit the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum to explore the first home of one of the world's most famed English writers. If you're bringing the little ones, they'll love spotting the exotic inhabitants at the Blue Reef Aquarium, which range from clownfish to sharks, or riding the colourful roller coasters along the seafront at Clarence Pier.

Frequently asked questions

Searching for B&Bs in Portsmouth?
If you want to find some accommodation with fewer rooms than the traditional hotel and an intimate environment, a bed and breakfast might be a great fit for your getaway to Portsmouth. When you want to explore the surroundings in Portsmouth, HMS Victory and The D-Day Story are a couple notable museums worth visiting.
How do you know if a B&B is the best choice for your stay?
With attentive service, opportunities to mingle with other guests and of course a scrumptious breakfast, B&Bs offer a truly one-of-a-kind environment.
What are the top B&Bs in Portsmouth?
Take a look at these B&Bs in Portsmouth: The Wellington Bar & Restaurant: 4 stars, 4 rooms. Enjoy the on-site dining and bar/lounge. Becketts Southsea: 4 stars, 6 rooms. Enjoy the free English breakfast and on-site dining. The Pier: 3.5 stars, 5 rooms.
How many bed & breakfasts are there in Portsmouth?
Expedia has 9 B&Bs for your time in Portsmouth.
What's the best time of year to stay at a B&B in Portsmouth?
When you’re dreaming of a trip to Portsmouth, year-round temperatures and rainfall may be important factors to consider. The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 17°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Portsmouth is 787 inches.
What is there to do in Portsmouth?
If you enjoy experiencing a new place through your taste buds, you’ll definitely enjoy Portsmouth for its bar scene and array of dining options. If you’re looking for some activities to entertain you on your trip, consider visiting Portsmouth International Port and Fratton Park. You should put Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on your list if you want to see more of the area.
How can I get to and around Portsmouth?
Mapping out your trip in and around Portsmouth is easy with these transportation options. Fly into Southampton (SOU), which is located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from the heart of the city. If you want to travel outside the area, hop on a train from Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Portsmouth Harbour Station or Portsmouth Fratton Station. You can cross the water on a ferry from the local port.