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Top Portsmouth Historic Hotels

Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
4 Malvern Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)
Lovely location. Perfect room.

"Another lovely stay. Friendly staff. Nice room set up."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Florence Gardens Boutique Hotel
The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
6 Malvern Road, Portsmouth, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)

"Nice rooms, little smaller than anticipated but nice nonetheless. Short walk away from shops and restaurants and the seafront. On street parking available with a permit from the hotel. Breakfast was nice with a choice of cereals and cooked breakfast. Nice comfy bed."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

The Florence Suite Boutique Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North
3.5 out of 5
Eastern Road, Farlington, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £43 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (945 reviews)

"Very comfortable room, good housekeeping, breakfast plentiful. Had there been more bar staff on in the evenings, the rating would have been excellent."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - North

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Somerset House Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Florence Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, England
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4.5/5Wonderful! (73 reviews)
Good choice hotel.

"It was difficult finding the reception to check in but once we found it everything was plain sailing. The receptionist was very nice and very helpful. Our room was in the attic which was fine for a one night stay. It was spotlessly clean and comfortably warm and cosy. The breakfast was delicious. ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

Somerset House Boutique Hotel
Seacrest Hotel
3 out of 5
12 South Parade, Southsea, England
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The price is £65 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4.4/5Wonderful! (448 reviews)

"the premises are well laid out and very clean staff very friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Seacrest Hotel
Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
15 - 16 The Hard, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £79 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (195 reviews)

"Lovely spacious room overlooking the harbour (& bus station but the hotel can’t help where that is!). Clean and with a sizeable breakfast. Perfect location for the docks, both museum and ferries"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel
Number Four Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
69 Festing Road, Portsmouth, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (148 reviews)
Great stay

"It was a wonderful hotel. So clean, tidy and in fantastic condition. The bathroom was amazing and the bed was very comfy."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Number Four Boutique Hotel
Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
St. Helens Parade, Southsea, England
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The price is £68 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (825 reviews)

"The location and the standard of the rooms were excellent at a great price."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Best Western Royal Beach Hotel
Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Southampton Road, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £84 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (975 reviews)

"Excellent COVID-19 awareness. Very clean and all appropriate measures in place."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
Duke of Buckingham
3 out of 5
119 The High Street, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £42 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
4/5Very Good! (531 reviews)

"The women on reception was really helpful. Rooms are clean and comfy, for the price I don't think you will find better."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2020

Duke of Buckingham
Holiday Inn Portsmouth
4 out of 5
Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £60 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (589 reviews)

"Staff were so lovely and I felt it was great value for money. Would definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
3 out of 5
The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £63 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
3.9/5Good! (948 reviews)

"Room location was excellent. Staff and facilities were great. Only downfall was the hairs on the bed."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays
The Royal Maritime Club
3 out of 5
Queens Street, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £70 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct
3.9/5Good! (521 reviews)

"Quirky little hotel on a main road but in a quiet area. Very close to Royal Dockyard - 5 mins, Gunwharf Quays shopping centre - 10 mins. Excellent location with very friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

The Royal Maritime Club
No Man's Fort
3.5 out of 5
Canal Side, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
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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
ibis Portsmouth Centre
3.5 out of 5
Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £42 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
3.8/5Good! (978 reviews)

"Everything was great but unfortunately our tv did not have an internet connection so we could not use the streaming feature which is advertised on the TV."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

ibis Portsmouth Centre
ibis budget Portsmouth
3 out of 5
Fratton Way, Southsea, England
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The price is £33 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
3.8/5Good! (781 reviews)

"It did what it says on the tin.Simple,clean,good location and very polite and good manners staff,with all you need tesco or fast food nearby.Always stays here or ibis in the centre."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

ibis budget Portsmouth
Queen's Hotel, Portsmouth Ltd.
3 out of 5
Clarence Parade, Southsea, England
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The price is £66 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
3.7/5Good! (445 reviews)

"Very pleasant stay ideally situated near all attraction an beach Lovely staff"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Queen's Hotel, Portsmouth Ltd.
Farmhouse Innlodge by Greene King Inns
2 out of 5
M27 Junction 12 A1 Junction 5, Portsmouth, England
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The price is £45 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
3.6/5Good! (573 reviews)

"Very friendly, most comfortable bed we’ve slept in years, breakfast superb, reception staff lovely."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Farmhouse Innlodge by Greene King Inns
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Frequently asked questions

What can a history buff expect from a stay in Portsmouth?
Tourists love the rich history they discover on a trip to Portsmouth. You’ll likely want to savour the top-notch restaurants and lively bars during your visit. You can also take time at the bustling port.
What's the best accommodation in Portsmouth to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Royal Maritime Club is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Duke of Buckingham and Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Portsmouth?
In Portsmouth, you’ll find 234 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 37 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Portsmouth?
Portsmouth is notable for landmarks like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Royal Garrison Church and Charles Dickens Birthplace. Cultural venues include HMS Victory, Portsmouth Guildhall and Kings Theatre. Other popular sights include Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth International Port.
What is a historic hotel like in Portsmouth?
Historic hotels give guests a chance to stay in a place officially recognised with a historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world have had many former lives and uses, such as castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — as long as it’s of special interest. These types of hotels in Portsmouth typically preserve 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?
These terms are similar. “Historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to focus on the physical building and architecture. Mainly a heritage hotel draws meaning from the place’s cultural value and how it inspired the surrounding community.
Do historic hotels in Portsmouth have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades, but interiors include modern conveniences and safety features. Tourists who book a stay should expect the popular amenities you’d find in a hotel such as private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, WiFi and more. Booking a historic hotel in Portsmouth doesn’t mean you will stay in a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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