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The Great House at Sonning
The price is £76 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (397 reviews)

"Great Stay at the Great House Sonning. Second time we have stayed here. Staff very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

The Great House at Sonning
Crowne Plaza Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £64 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (546 reviews)

"Everything was prefect. Great location, great hotel and great staff"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

Crowne Plaza Reading
Novotel Reading Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,001 reviews)

"Brilliant location. Near the train station and shops. Lovely pool and facilities. Definitely would recommend a stay."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Novotel Reading Centre
pentahotel Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Lovely stay over the weekend with family. Had many tbings to do locally"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

pentahotel Reading
Holiday Inn Reading South M4 Jct11
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £50 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (497 reviews)
Probably better nearby for around the same price

"This hotel has convenience and facilities on it's side, with a good location for the m4 and the pool and gym - though not close to central Reading. The whole place could do with a refurb, and perhaps a re-think on layout, I was kept awake all night by a service door and noise coming from behind it. ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb 2020

Holiday Inn Reading South M4 Jct11
ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (999 reviews)

"Very close to Reading station and town centre and reasonably priced."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel
De Vere Wokefield Estate
The price is £79 per night
4/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
Valentines night

"The hotel was fantastic, the staff really friendly and attentive, upgraded us as I’d booked the wrong type of room, only let down was the self service dinner. A hotel of this caliber should have a five star restaurant. But overall a pleasant stay"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

De Vere Wokefield Estate
Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel
The price is £35 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Staff on duty polite and courteous andvwre greeted at breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel
Relaxinnz Great Expectations
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £57 per night
3.7/5Good! (276 reviews)

"Great interior in the bar area. Excellent location for City Centre and Station."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

Relaxinnz Great Expectations
ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £43 per night
3.7/5Good! (451 reviews)

"All good, beds a bit hard and tv connection faulty but overall good. Nice breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd
Mercure George Hotel Reading
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3.7/5Good! (332 reviews)
Excellent central location

"Lovely room with an excellent location. The only downside is the noise throughout the night and what sounded like beer barrels being rolled out at 4am. But its not a bad compromise for the location. Would highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Mercure George Hotel Reading
The Wee Waif Reading by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night
3.7/5Good! (171 reviews)
Bright modern hotel

"Bright modern hotel with a decent bar and restaurant attached next door. Quite some way out of Reading town centre if you need to go shopping for enjoy the nightlife there"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2019

The Wee Waif Reading by Greene King Inns
Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £27 per night
3.5/5Good! (886 reviews)

"The property was very roomy and perfect for what I needed."…"

Reviewed on 3 May 2020

Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
ibis Styles Reading Centre
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night
3.5/5Good! (330 reviews)

"Clean and comfortable, breakfast was nice, A little difficult to find"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

ibis Styles Reading Centre
Parkside International Hotel
The price is £40 per night
3.5/5Good! (205 reviews)
Worth a stay!

"Good value for money."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Parkside International Hotel
Flexistay Reading West Aparthotel
3.2/5 (197 reviews)
Basic but clean and pleasant

"Apart from the restaurant and bar being closed it’s a good hotel. t needs the bar and restaurant though as there is nothing around within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Flexistay Reading West Aparthotel
La Baguette
3 out of 5
The price is £60 per night
3.2/5 (158 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent, and very close to the station."…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2019

La Baguette
Elmhurst Hotel
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
3/5 (113 reviews)
A hotel for a short one-person stay near the Uni.

"The building felt a bit old but the bed was comfortable, the breakfast was very nice and the staff were extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Elmhurst Hotel
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Cheap Hotels in Reading

Reading has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins, this destination is home to Forbury Gardens and Prospect Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.

If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Reading, you can book your choice of the 25 budget accommodation options in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from travellers searching for a bargain:

Ibis Styles Reading Centre - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and proximity to public transport.

The Great House at Sonning - Customers like this hotel for its comfortable beds and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant.

Ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar. Reviews mention the central location and overall value.

Flexistay Reading West Aparthotel - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and helpful staff.

Relaxinnz Great Expectations - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its overall value and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar.

Planning Your Trip to Reading

Still choosing trip dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 22°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Rainiest months: January, October, November and April, with an average rainfall of 3 inches
  • Driest months: June, May, March and August, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Reading

Reading is known for its festivals and breweries, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Oracle and Legoland, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area's cultural spots like Reading Museum and Town Hall and Hexagon, or get outdoors at Forbury Gardens.

Travellers also like Reading for its:
  • Rivers
  • Churches
  • Countryside

Getting around Reading

The most convenient airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow), 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away from the city centre. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 29.8 mi (48 km) away in Oxford (OXF). If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Reading Station, Reading West Station or Reading Earley Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Reading like for travellers on a budget?
Reading has a variety of cheap accommodation options and things to do, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions such as Oracle and Madejski Stadium, this destination is home to Wellington Country Park and Chiltern Hills, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Reading?
Based on reviews, ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices to stay on the cheap include ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd and Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading.
What's the weather like in Reading?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Reading is 853 mm.
What is there to see and do in Reading?
Reading is known for its festivals and historic sites, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Ascot Racecourse and Legoland, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Head to Oracle and Broad Street Mall for some bargain shopping, or hunt for deals at John Lewis Reading.
What's the best way to get around Reading?
The nearest airport is London (LHR-Heathrow), 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away. However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, the next closest is 29.8 mi (48 km) away: Oxford (OXF). If you want to travel outside the area, take a train from Reading Station, Reading West Station or Reading Earley Station.

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What's the best place to stay on a budget in Reading?

Based on reviews, Mercure George Hotel Reading is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Parkside International Hotel and Rainbows Lodge Hotel and Serviced Apartments.

What's it like to stay in Reading?

History buffs will enjoy exploring Reading, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront. Quaint and welcoming, this city also attracts tourists with its festivals. Top sights in the city include Reading Abbey Ruins, Madejski Stadium, and Mapledurham House and Watermill. In Reading, there are 193 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.

Where is the best place for a stay in Reading?

The Cricketers is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Red Kite House Hotel and Beech House Hotel as top options for your visit.

Reading City Centre is a top neighbourhood that people enjoy for its lively bars.

Where is the best hotel for a stay in Reading City Centre?

With 56 lodging options to choose from in this neighbourhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Malmaison Reading is the highest ranked property in Reading City Centre. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 7-minute walk from Reading Abbey Ruins. Other favourite options in the area include Bel & The Dragon Reading and pentahotel Reading.

What should I see while I'm in Reading?

Well-known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include Hexagon, Reading Museum and Town Hall, and Museum of English Rural Life. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Reading Abbey Ruins, Mapledurham House and Watermill, and Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and these places to visit: Forbury Gardens, Prospect Park, and Wellington Country Park.

Where is the best hotel to stay with easy access to University of Reading?

Adjacent to University of Reading, University of Reading, Cedars Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveller data, and this 3-star hotel offers free parking and in-room coffee makers. Other good choices close by include Hillingdon Prince and The Cedars Hotel.