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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.0/5 Very good
27 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Bar
Housekeeping

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationShanklin Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationShanklin Chine9 min walk
Popular LocationSandown Pier14 min drive
AirportBembridge (BBP)24 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room, Sea View (Room 10)

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Sea View (Room 10)
  • Economy Double Room (Room 14)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsEconomy Double Room (Room 14)
  • Standard Double Room, Partial Sea View (Room 15)

    Room amenities

    • Partial sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room, Partial Sea View (Room 15)
  • Standard Twin Room (Room 17)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Twin Room (Room 17)
  • Standard Double Room (Room 18)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room (Room 18)
  • Double Room (Room 8)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsDouble Room (Room 8)
  • Classic Double Room, Sea View (Room 9)

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, Sea View (Room 9)

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Shanklin

Located in Shanklin, The Waterfront Inn is on the beach. HMS Victory and Shanklin Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Sandown Pier and Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary. Isle of Wight Zoo and Brading Roman Villa are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shanklin Beach - 1 min walk
  • Shanklin Chine - 9 min walk
  • Sandown Beach - 13 min drive
  • Sandown Pier - 14 min drive
  • Isle of Wight Zoo - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Shanklin Station - 12 min walk
  • Southampton (SOU) - 130 min drive

Restaurants

  • Fisherman's Cottage - 4 min walk
  • Morgans - 9 min walk
  • The Crab - 9 min walk
  • Dragon Pearl - 9 min walk
  • Pavarotti's Italian Restaurant - 10 min walk

About this property

The Waterfront Inn

3.5-star guesthouse on the beach, near Shanklin Beach
Our homely Guest House, Brasserie and Bar is situated in a superb location right on the seafront on Shanklin's Esplanade, with panoramic sea views and just a stone's throw from the sandy, Blue Flag 2012 and Quality Coast Award 2012 beach. This is a perfect place for a family beach holiday with the children or a peaceful weekend break away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.Waterfront Inn is family-run Guest House with 7 bedrooms, all en-suite, 4 of which have sea views and all offer bed and breakfast. We appreciate that our guests' enjoyment is the key to our success and we endeavour to offer high standards in customer service together with a personal touch. We welcome dogs, and pets in general, throughout the hotel with the exception of the Darwin room.
The Waterfront Inn offers 8 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Shanklin guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per stay
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Waterfront Inn Shanklin
Waterfront Inn
The Waterfront Inn Shanklin
The Waterfront Inn Guesthouse
The Waterfront Inn Guesthouse Shanklin

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Waterfront Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Waterfront Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Waterfront Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waterfront Inn?
As of 7 Aug 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waterfront Inn on 6 Sep 2020 start from £83, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this guest house pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 10 per pet, per stay.
What time is check-in at this guest house?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Waterfront Inn located?
Nestled on the beach, this Shanklin guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Small Hope Beach and Shanklin Beach. Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Shanklin Station is 12 minutes by foot and Sandown Lake Station is 28 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Waterfront Inn

4.0
Very good
5 - Excellent
14
4 - Good
5
3 - Okay
5
2 - Mediocre
1
1 - Poor
2
4.1
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.0
Amenities
3.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect location

Fabulous staff and location and decent clean rooms. Would definitely go back

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Weekend gateway

Our experience with Waterfront Inn was excellent. Very welcoming staff from the beginning, willing to give you even further information and assistance. They have been there always when needed. The room itself was very warm and clean. The hotel is located very close to the beach, hence it was very convenient for us to take night beach walk. Overall we were extremely happy with the location, staff and service. Thank you so much :)

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Celebrating our 16th Wedding Anniversary

Very friendly staff and good food. Bed a little bit soft for us. But clean bedding and cosy.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic location and friendly staff

Amazing location, great bar and friendly staff. Had to leave early in the morning so owner made us a breakfast and coffee to go. Would definitely come again.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Weekend away

The staff were very friendly and very polite , the room was clean and comfortable. A lovely weekend away

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019