Editor’s Choice Best Hotels in Cities and Towns

Bright lights, culture and retail opportunities can hold greater appeal than a rural idyll. Here is the editor’s choice of ten of the best town and city hotels , from Scottish metropolis to Welsh seaside and the English South Coast.

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2023 Editor's Choice Hotels in Cities and Towns

Editor’s Choice Best Hotels in Cities and Towns

1
Hazlitt’s

Hazlitt’s

London

You can imagine nodding off in an armchair over the latest issue of Samuel Johnson’s Idler, or William Hazlitt’s polemics in the Tatler, when you step into this time-warp hotel and close the door on trendy Soho.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
2
Cnapan

Cnapan

Newport

With a home-from-home ambience, this Georgian B&B on Newport’s main street is an ideal base from which to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast national park.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • good_value
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
3
Hart’s Hotel

Hart’s Hotel

Nottingham

A sleek, modern hotel on the ramparts of what remains of medieval Nottingham Castle, Hart’s is where your home is when you want to escape the bustling city.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
4
Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

‘Our favourite stop-over when travelling to Cornwall’, this twin-bayed Georgian merchant’s house B&B sits atop one of Bristol’s highest hills, with panoramic views.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • boutique
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
5
Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

It feels a bit like finding platform 9¾ but trust us: buzz an intercom to enter a grand, buff-stone railway office block by Glasgow Central, ride the lift to the penthouse and step into a cool city hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • good_value
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • rooms_with_a_view
6
The Pig in the Wall

The Pig in the Wall

Southampton

This little piggy, the babe in the litter of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, is set in a crenellated Georgian house and former pub built into the city’s medieval wall.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
7
The Old Vine

The Old Vine

Winchester

A vine does indeed scramble up the wall of this Georgian house by the cathedral, in the historic heart of the city.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • pub_with_rooms
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
8
Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle upon Tyne

With its flamboyant architecture, gardens and views over a wooded valley, this Arts and Crafts mansion has the trappings of a country house hotel, yet is only a ten-minute drive from Newcastle centre.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • for_winelovers
  • historic
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • romantic
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
9
2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

Everything is on song at this boutique B&B on a cobbled drive behind a row of lime trees, in the city’s Georgian quarter, minutes from the Royal Philharmonic.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
10
The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory

Hastings

Designer Lionel Copley did not compromise on comfort when he transformed Georgian All Saints Rectory on the edge of the Old Town into a beautiful B&B.
From £90 per night
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • parking
  • seaside
  • good_value
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
Last updated: December 09, 2022