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Top Reading Historic Hotels

100 Kings Road by House of Fisher
4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"My room was spacious and had a well-equipped kitchen. The friendly staff was available to answer my questions (and help order a taxi!) 24/7. There were plenty of good restaurants within walking distance."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

100 Kings Road by House of Fisher
The Roseate Reading
5 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £82 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (349 reviews)

"Great location and spacious rooms, beautiful décor, very classy. They do need to review the Sunday Breakfast arrangements though. Buffet style is fine provided the containers are well stocked. Providing 10 pieces of bacon at a time was ridiculous when there are 10 people waiting for it, especially ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

The Roseate Reading
The Great House at Sonning
The price is £68 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
The Bird In Hand
The price is £69 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (168 reviews)

"Rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Food was excellent. We were in Henley for a family wedding and they arranged a taxi to take us to the venue. Would recommend highly."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2019

The Bird In Hand
SACO Reading - Castle Crescent
The price is £84 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (41 reviews)

"We arrived earlier than check in time and staff was very kind to let us put down our stuff, get organized before we had to head out again. Room was very spacious and clean which was really nice. It is probably the age of the property but door hinges can do with some oil and wood flooring creaks quite ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

SACO Reading - Castle Crescent
Bull Inn
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (114 reviews)

"The Bull is a grade 2 listed building set in the picturesque village of Sonning. Upon arrival we we're told that we had been given a complimentary upgrade. The room we stayed in was called the (kingston) and wow what a room, beautifully laid out with the biggest bed we had ever seen. The only negative ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Bull Inn
Novotel Reading Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (1,000 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
City Wall House by House of Fisher
4.2/5Very Good! (31 reviews)
Perfect business base

"Great location, good basic supplies and offers from quality local restaurants. Great communication and surprisingly quiet. Slightly tricky entrance box on apartment door but super clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

City Wall House by House of Fisher
Malmaison Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (598 reviews)

"It was Mother’s Day and my birthday but also start Of COV19 lockdown. The staff were very welcoming and thorough regarding the virus. I have stayed here a few times but not in this room which was lovely"…"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

Malmaison Reading
The Hind's Head
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (89 reviews)
Business trip

"Business trip stayed here before the place is lovely"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2020

The Hind's Head
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
Reading Serviced Apartments
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3.8/5Good! (92 reviews)
convenient location

"Really nice big apartment, easy to find & 15 min walk to the station"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Reading Serviced Apartments
Relaxinnz Great Expectations
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £43 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
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
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
La Baguette
3 out of 5
The price is £50 per night
3.2/5 (158 reviews)
Excellent

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

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2019

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About Reading Historic Hotels

When you go on a Reading getaway, it is easy to decide on a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your accommodation will have all the conveniences. However, staying in an in a more unique hotel can enhance your trip. Staying in a Reading historic hotel allows you to still have a well-appointed room and one with tons of personality. Furthermore, it provides you the chance to surround yourself in Reading's history.

Grab Your Place in History

As soon as you walk through the lobby of your Reading hotel, you'll be transported back in time. With their unique architectures and locations in the happening parts of Reading, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. While these accommodations are older, they have of the up-to-date amenities that help you relax on your trip. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfortable bed, loads of character, and about everything else you may want for a marvellous stay.

After you've spent time appreciating your historic hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by visiting the well-known landmarks and art museums. Reading is home to several museums. With landmarks such as the Museum of Reading, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, and the REME Museum of Technology there will be enough to do during your visit. If you want more sights to check out Reading, scan our review section. You'll find advice about what to see and where to go in this region.

Your Reading Hotel Is Waiting

If you are looking to get the most out of your Reading visit, staying in one of these vintage hotels will elevate your experience in this historically-rich region. With Expedia's choice of 64 one-of-a-kind lodgings to decide from, you're certain to discover one that you'll love. However, like the past eras you're exploring, these deals won't last indefinitely. Reserve soon to get your room in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect on my historical trip to Reading?
Sights with historical relevance in Reading are likely at the top of your sightseeing list. During your visit, why not check out the festivals and riverfront?
What's the best accommodation in Reading that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, SACO Reading - Castle Crescent is a top 4-star apartment for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free parking and in-room kitchens. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Mercure George Hotel Reading and Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Reading?
Reading has 315 hotels bookable on Expedia, including 59 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Reading?
Reading is notable for landmarks like Mapledurham House and Watermill, Basildon Park and Reading Abbey Ruins. Cultural venues include Hexagon, Reading Museum and Town Hall and Mill at Sonning. Other popular sights include Oracle and Madejski Stadium.
What is a historic hotel like in Reading?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can enjoy a holiday 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 transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found in the public spaces and guestrooms of historic hotels in Reading, giving a real sense of character.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is more common in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of a historic hotel tends to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s often the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Reading have modern facilities?
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the normal amenities found in most hotels should be available at a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Reading, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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