Every year, on the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death (April 23rd), people all over the world gather to celebrate the life, legacy and works of the famous British playwright. This is especially true in the bard’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, which plays hosts to a wide range of events and festivities. So, if you’re in town on Shakespeare Day, and looking for somewhere to stay, consider one of these top hotels, as picked by our bloggers.

Our panel:


Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel 

Chosen by: Laura from Laura Patricia Rose

“With Shakespeare Day just around the corner, if you’re a fan of the bard, you will want the perfect hotel for that all-in Shakespeare experience — and the Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel gives you just that. Not only does this hotel look the part, it is within a five-minute walk to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Nash’s House and more.”


YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon 

Chosen by: Ed Rex from Rexy Edventures

“Looking to stay in budget-friendly accommodation? Check out YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon hostel. This quintessentially English Georgian mansion-style hostel, immersed within the English countryside, gives you a charming experience. With comfy beds, close transport links, yummy breakfasts, and friendly and knowledgeable staff, this is truly a Midsummer Night’s Dream.”


The Arden Hotel 

Clearly a popular choice!

Chosen by: Annemarie from Travel on the brain

“Whenever I am in Stratford-upon-Avon, I love staying at The Arden. This elegant boutique hotel is located right in front of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where I naturally have to visit a play at least once. Strolling to the main Shakespeare sights can be done within 20 minutes, and tea time is delicious, too.”

Chosen by: Portia Jones from Pip and the City

The Arden Hotel has 45 rooms decorated in an elegant and contemporary style, and is part of the luxurious Eden Hotel Collection. Make sure you have a pre-theatre drink in their swanky ‘champagne bar’ and a delectable dinner at their Waterside Brasserie.”

If you want to see more hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon, visit our Stratford-upon-Avon a hotels page.

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