When travelling to Weymouth for a family holiday, it is important to find a great hotel. Weymouth has a lot to offer and has been voted the best beach in the UK. Its wide sandy beach is a haven for sunbathers, sand castle makers and those who like the fresh ocean water.
In this article I have put together the best hotels in Weymouth. Scroll down to find an overview in the table for your convenience.
You might also be interested in my article about the best beaches in the United Kingdom and the best Camping spots in Dorset if you are into camping!
Don’t be fooled by its simple exterior, this family run hotel is a gem hidden in the rocks. It is located right on the Weymouth Esplanade leaving you with the town centre, the harbour and the beach right across the road. The rooms are kept simple but are equipped with flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee making facilities, they also boast scenic views of the ocean and the carnivals across the street. The bathrooms are neat and modern, also equipped with anything you could need. You’ll also be a short walk away from The Pavilion theater and Weymouth Rail Station, so travelling around or catching a play are made easy. This location also lets you explore the surrounding villages such as The town of Yeovil within an hour’s drive.
The Golden Lion Hotel Weymouth
This property offers great value for money. It is a rustic hotel offering spacious, interesting and minimally decorated rooms with equally interesting and modern attached bathrooms having free toiletries and hairdryers. The property also hosts a restaurant which offers continental buffet breakfast everyday and a bar at which you can find live band shows. The location is ideal, allowing you to explore the harbour which is just on the next road and surrounded by plenty of shops and restaurants. It is also reputed for having great staff that will help you with anything you may need and accommodate any request possible. Guests have even been able to book out part of the bar for an event of their own, which makes this property great for group travels.
The Rosefield offers ample parking at the front of the property and also a nice green lawn surrounding part of the property where guests can relax, bask in the sun or organize a good old barbeque. The rooms are all spacious, well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens, tea/coffee making facilities, WI-FI and flat screen TVs within the room. You will be a short walk away from the beach, the Esplanade, Weymouth Pier and the Sealife Center and also just 15mins away from Weymouth’s city centre, making this location great for exploring Weymouth. You’ll also have plenty of shops and restaurants in the area to explore on your stay.
The Royal Oak Weymouth hotel
Staying at The Royal Oak will be more like visiting a dear friend than staying at a hotel. The rooms are spacious and the property offers several types of rooms, from single to suits accommodating up to 6 people, making this a great place for families or groups of friends. Some rooms have shared bathroom facilities. They’re decorated in a very homie manner and many of them offer skylights, making them bright and interesting. Located just a short walk from the Esplanade, some rooms even offer you views of the Weymouth Bay. The property hosts a bar, games rooms, outdoor patio space and a garden to be enjoyed on warmer days. This location also allows you to easily explore the Weymouth Sealife Park, about a 20min walk away and any location connected by ferry and the rail, with the Weymouth Ferry Terminal a 26min walk away and the Weymouth Rail Station a mile away.
The Smugglers Inn will definitely make you feel like you’ve visited a pub from a different era, with its stone and timber interiors and timber structure supporting the roof. It even boasts award-winning ales and lagers from around the world. The rooms are kept simple but include TV, tea/coffee making facilities and attached bathrooms with free toiletries. The location is unlike any other, at the edge of the Jurassic Coast, with scenic walking trails right around the area and stunning views of the Isle of Portland. The restaurant also offers plates made from seasonal produce. Being just a 15min drive away, you will be able to explore Weymouth to your heart’s content as well as Dorchester which is just 20mins away.
No. 98 Boutique Hotel Weymouth
This property boasts spectacular views over the Weymouth bay unlike any other. You will be staying in a converted old Georgian town house, delightfully decorated in blues and whites to suit the ocean. Each room is impeccable, spacious and bright, comprising a TV, air conditioning and even an iPod docking station while the attached bathroom holds free toiletries. You will be just 3mins away from Sea Life Tower and Weymouth Ferry Terminal, a short walk away from Nothe Fort and have the Portland Bill Lighthouse at just a 20min walk away, so you will have plenty to explore and gain the most of the central location.
Located in the heart of the Weymouth countryside, this sophisticated Georgian country house has been converted to a hotel hosting beautiful rooms, an award-winning restaurant serving british and french cuisine and is a few to host a spa. You will be overlooking Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon with some of the rooms having amazing sea views. All rooms are unique and have attached bathrooms equally uniquely decorated, keeping to the classic styles with a modern twist. If you’re not strolling along one of UK’s best beaches, you can be exploring the city of Weymouth or relaxing in the pool. For those carrying toddlers, the hotel offers play and nursery facilities.
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western hotels have a standard to upkeep, and this property does this oh so very well. Apart from the comfortable, spacious and well decorated and equipped rooms with attached modern bathrooms, the hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness and wellness centre, so catching a cloudy day at the beach won’t be a complete bummer. The inhouse restaurant boasts an extensive international menu with a carvery for lunch and a full English breakfast while the bar hosts a range of real ales and special coffee. You will be just 5mins from Weymouth’s waterfront and a 20min walk from Weymouth Harbor.
The Leam Hotel
The Leam Hotel is perfectly located to cater to all your requirements when exploring Weymouth. It is a few footsteps away from the Weymouth Central Beach. About 0.6 miles from the Weymouth Marina.and 1.7 miles from the Weymouth Harbor and Sandsfoot Castle. The property also hosts a bar, a restaurant and common lounge. The rooms are dainty and simple, with ample space and comfortable beds. They also all comprise a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and amazing views over the bay which will make the former item redundant. You can indulge in a full English / Irish breakfast and homemade bakes before heading to the beach.
Hotel Mon Ami Weymouth
This property is well equipped in every aspect to give you a lovely stay. Located on the Jurassic Coast, this Georgian seaside building offers rooms over 5 floors equipped with 2 lifts. The rooms are dainty and comforting, with warm colours and minimal decorations with well equipped modern bathrooms. Some of the rooms also offer sea views and it welcomes pets. You will also find a great restaurant at the property which offers a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well a pool table, children’s play area and a bar.
The Spice Ship
Boasting a restaurant decked completely in a naval theme, this stay offers simple and comfortable rooms. You will be just about 6-8kms away from both the Weymouth Marina and Harbour, giving you the ideal location to begin the explorations of Weymouth. The property also hosts a children’s play area, perfect for those cloudy days that don’t allow for any beach time.
Riviera Hotel weymouth
Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway at the Riviera Hotel. It is located at Bowleaze Cove, close to Sealife Center, Brewers Quay and the Lodmoor nature reserve. You’ll be overlooking Weymouth and Portland and have direct access to the beach. The rooms are spacious, bright and comfortably designed, with minimal furniture and pastel coloured modern decorations. They all include free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities and a safe, with attached bathrooms that are equally well equipped with modern design and fittings. They also feature a walkway with straight access to the beach from which you can also enjoy the bay.
Russel Hotel weymouth
Located just 100 yards from Weymouth Central Beach, Russell Hotel offers sophisticated rooms, an inhouse restaurant, bar and common lounge. Within 3km you will be able to reach the Weymouth Harbor, the Weymouth Marina and Sandsfoot Castle, making it ideal to explore Weymouth. All the rooms are equipped with amenities to suit both leisure and business trips with a large wardrobe, TV and electric kettle. You will have views of the ocean and well designed attached bathrooms. The bar and dining rooms below are spacious and attractive, perfect to unwind after a business meeting or enjoy a good meal. The hotel also offers a variety of types of rooms to suit anyone from single travellers to groups or families.
The Golden Lion
The Royal Oak
The Smugglers Inn
No. 98 Boutique Hotel
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
The Leam Hotel
Hotel Mon Ami
The Spice Ship