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The Crown Inn
5 out of 5
The Square, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, England
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The price is £80 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (205 reviews)

"Food was very good value for money. Staff very helpful and friendly. Paintwork could do with a little bit updateing"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

The Crown Inn
The Pilgrim Inn
4.5 out of 5
Hythe Road, Marchwood, Southampton, England
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The price is £95 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (350 reviews)
Fantastic stay

"Amazingly friendly and efficient staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Lovely friendly atmosphere, will definitely go back and would recommend to anyone. Perfect to use as a base to visit all the New Forest has to offer"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

The Pilgrim Inn
The Blue Keys Hotel
3 out of 5
82 Northlands Rd, Southampton, England
The price is £98 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (586 reviews)
We have stayed at the blue keys on several occasio

"Short break away for retail therapy"…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2019

The Blue Keys Hotel
Fenland Guest House
4 out of 5
79 Hill Lane, Southampton, England
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The price is £65 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (496 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent stay and a great location for the city. Great hosts make it a home from home."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Fenland Guest House
New Place
4 out of 5
Shirrell Heath, Southampton, England
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The price is £64 per night
4/5Very Good! (987 reviews)

"The rooms are really good and friendly staff theres a swimming pool"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

New Place
Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
3 out of 5
Romsey Road, Chilworth Manor, Southampton, England
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The price is £67 per night
4/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Good considering the limitations put on them with covid. The staff were polite and did their best considering circumstances"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
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The price is £66 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Lots of reviews make you think shall I book or not but this hotel was in a fantastic location and well worth the money. Will definitely be booking again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Novotel Southampton
Holiday Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, England
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The price is £57 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (452 reviews)

"the Holiday Inni opposite the Docks has been refurbished in part but other bits eg lifts are certainly showing their age. excellent staff"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Southampton
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Free cancellation
The price is £59 per night
3.9/5Good! (985 reviews)

"The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and the bed was excellent, very comfortable. The spa needs updating and the air temperature in the pool was cold."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
ibis Southampton Centre
3 out of 5
9 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
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The price is £41 per night
3.9/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Only stayed 1 night, but very nice room, clean and very good standard."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

ibis Southampton Centre
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Winchester Road, Boorley Green, Southampton, England
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3.8/5Good! (992 reviews)
Stopover....

"Choice of hotel for a stay over for a funeral was decent, couldn't check out all the facilities as were only staying one night. Thought restaurant menu was a little standard, but the quality was fine. Would stay there again, if the price is right......."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
The Star Hotel
3 out of 5
26 High Street, Southampton, England
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The price is £45 per night
3.8/5Good! (228 reviews)

"Central, very helpful staff and great breakfast Rooms clean and spacious with WiFi and huge tv"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

The Star Hotel
Mayview Guest House
3 out of 5
30 The Polygon, Southampton, England
The price is £37 per night
3.7/5Good! (226 reviews)

"Really good breakfast, bed comfy enough,room a little hot shame on the students party across the road that all they could do was scream and shriek and annoy everyone else."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Mayview Guest House
Abbey Lodge - Guest house
2.5 out of 5
37 The Polygon, Southampton, England
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The price is £55 per night
3.6/5Good! (128 reviews)
No Complaints

"Clean and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2019

Abbey Lodge - Guest house
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
4 out of 5
34-35 High Street, Southampton, England
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The price is £47 per night
3.6/5Good! (994 reviews)
the best place to stay in Southampton.

"I couldn't of chosen a better placed hotel. very handy for so many places."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
Botleigh Grange Hotel
4 out of 5
Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton, England
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3.5/5Good! (926 reviews)
Lovely relaxing retreat

"Lovely relaxing retreat, surroundings are lovely, staff very friendly, eager to please, rooms very nice kept clean and tidy, only downside is the beds do need updating, have stayed on three occasions, had problems with beds on all three, despite this we would stop again."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Botleigh Grange Hotel
Southampton Park Hotel
Cumberland Place, Southampton, England
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3.5/5Good! (107 reviews)
Useful for overnight pre-cruise

"The hotel is a bit worn and shabby, but okay if all you want is an overnight stay before cruising from Southampton. Our double room was tiny and cramped. The bed was comfortable. The view from our room was bricks and concrete and office windows. You can't open the windows properly and there are net ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2014

Southampton Park Hotel
ibis budget Southampton Centre
2.5 out of 5
West Quay Road, Western Esplanade, Southampton, England
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The price is £33 per night
3.5/5Good! (970 reviews)

"Due to covid , they were shut. So was moved to Novotel hotel Room upgrade for free"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

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Your Guide to Historic Hotels in Southampton

When you go on a Southampton getaway, it's easy to choose a modern hotel, or a chain you are familiar with. You know that your rooms will have all the amenities. But sometimes choosing to stay in a more distinctive hotel can enrich your getaway. Staying in a Southampton historic hotel allows you to still have a well-appointed room that is also overflowing with character. Additionally, it provides you the opportunity to surround yourself in Southampton's history.

Grab Your Place in History

A visit to one of these Southampton traditional hotels can give you a feel for a historic era right from the start. With unique architectures and addresses in the heart of Southampton, it will become clear what makes Southampton a must for travellers. Fortunately, you won't have to actually live in the past. Although these hotels are historic, they have up-to-date comforts to help you relax or keep in touch during your trip. You will notice rooms furnished with a comfy bed, lots of character, and just about everything you may want for a marvellous stay.

Once you have explored your historic hotel, you can tour the art museums and well-known landmarks to absorb more of the area's culture. Southampton has three museums. With places such as the Southampton Maritime Museum, Southampton City Museums, and the Solent Sky you will have plenty to see and do during your visit. If you are still looking for more things to do in Southampton, you can read through our review section. You'll find suggestions about what to see and where to go in this place.

Your Southampton Hotel Is Waiting

Southampton has 53 vintage hotels that possess the feel and look of another era. Some of these lodgings are where influential musicians may have stayed. You're certain to land a room that has all the in-room amenities as well as the qualities you wish for. If you are wishing to stay in one of these Southampton vintage hotels, reserve soon, or you may miss your chance on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Southampton?
Tourists love the significant historical sites they can explore on holiday in Southampton. Be sure to check out the university campus and entertainment choices while you’re here. You also can spend time at the marina.
What's the best hotel in Southampton to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Old City Walls is a short walk away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Holiday Inn Southampton and Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa.
How many historical hotels are there in Southampton?
In Southampton, there are 344 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 42 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Southampton?
Southampton is notable for landmarks like Tudor House and Garden, Netley Abbey and Old City Walls. Known for its theatres, cultural venues include Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Maritime Museum and SeaCity Museum. Other popular sights include Southampton Cruise Terminal and WestQuay Shopping Centre.
What is a historic hotel like in Southampton?
By choosing a historic hotel, you can enjoy a holiday in a place that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge or skyscraper can be transformed into a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often preserved in the guestrooms or communal spaces of historic hotels in Southampton, 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. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels are generally what’s most important. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value along with how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Southampton have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, but every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the usual amenities found at a contemporary hotel will also be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Southampton, don’t worry that you’ll find yourself staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.

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