Located just 20 minutes south of the city centre, Bristol Airport is a gateway to the world. There are daily flights to destinations all over Europe as well as the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay for one night before an early flight or somewhere to call your home base as you explore Bristol and Somerset, there’s no shortage of options. Here’s our list of the best hotels near Bristol Airport.
Built in 2017, the Hampton by Hilton Bristol Airport is the most convenient option if you need to catch an early flight. The Hampton is the only hotel on airport grounds and is within walking distance from the terminal. You can also feel good staying at the Hampton knowing that you’ll receive reliable and reputable service. Hilton Worldwide was founded more than 100 years ago and has over 500 hotels all over the world. It’s the second-largest hotel chain in the world, and it holds it’s employees at incredibly high standards.
The amenities at the Hampton are consistent with those available across Hampton hotels around the world. There is a fitness centre available for guests as well as free hot breakfast every morning. Breakfast starts at 4 am every day and goes until 10 am on weekdays, and 11 am on weekends, so even if you need to catch an early flight, you can grab a bite to eat before your quick walk to the terminal. Additionally, there is a bar and lounge in the hotel lobby serving food from 10 am to 10 pm daily and a 24/7 menu available as well.
Another option if you’re looking for a chain hotel near the Bristol Airport is the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn is part of the Intercontinental Hotel Group, which is another one of the top ten biggest hotel chains in the world, and they’re recognised worldwide as an industry leader in guest services. This hotel is about 3 miles from the airport, but there is an airport shuttle available to all guests to get you to your flight on time. One benefit of being slightly further from the airport is less noise from planes landing. Similar to the Hampton, the Holiday Inn offers guests a fitness centre and free breakfast. There is also a restaurant at the hotel, serving breakfast and dinner daily.
The Acorns Guest House is conveniently located half a mile from the airport. This is another excellent option for a one night stay before an early morning flight or after a late-night arrival. It’s a quick 8-to-10-minute walk to the terminal, and the staff can also help arrange transport to or from the airport. While Acorns doesn’t offer the same amenities that the chain hotels do, for a one night stay before or after a trip, it offers everything you need.
Acorns Guest House also offers on-site parking for the duration of your trip at an affordable price.
Fox Holes is a quaint family-run bed and breakfast located less than one-tenth of a mile from Bristol Airport. There are two double rooms and one larger room which is perfect for a family. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen and lounge as well as a garden overlooking the countryside. Fox Holes also offers guests parking for a small fee while they are out of town, although this must be pre-booked to ensure they have the space available.
Just a two-minute drive from Bristol Airport, the Redhill House Boutique Hotel is another convenient option for accommodation. The hotel has nine beautiful rooms ranging from single rooms to a large suite that can be used as a family room, so there is guaranteed to be the perfect room for every group. Every room has its own modern and luxurious bathroom as well as high-quality Egyptian cotton linens on each bed. The hotel also has an indoor pool and hot tub to make your stay even more relaxing. Outside the hotel, you can take in the stunning views of the North Somerset countryside and the Mendip Hills. The Redhill House offers airport transfers using a private car hire company and has on-site parking in a gated and secure car park. They offer a number of Park and Fly deals and right now are offering one-week free parking when you book directly on their website.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stay for more than one night or to experience a quintessentially English stay in a two-hundred-year-old Georgian home, look no further than Backwell House. Located just three miles from the airport, you still have the convenience of being at the terminal in under 10 minutes while also experiencing the stunning Backwell House. Backwell House is also only 15 minutes from the city centre and a similar distance from countless other things to do in Bristol and Somerset. The house was originally built on an estate of about 120 acres just over two hundred years ago in 1817 by Thomas Keedwell, a prominent lawyer. It has since been home to many well-known families and individuals who the guest rooms are now named after including the Sparrows and the Robinsons, a famous family in the cricket world. It’s rumoured that while living at Backwell House, the Robinsons and their eldest son Alfred Robinson held countless cricket games on the front lawn. Recently, Backwell House has undergone extensive updates and restorations to be transformed into a chic boutique hotel. The hotel provides a tranquil escape from the bustling world around us. It features nine bedrooms, each with a unique yet classic style and décor. Breakfast is included for all guests, and there is also an award-winning restaurant and bar. The hotel also frequently hosts weddings, private parties, and events as well as luncheons and afternoon teas.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House is one of the nicest boutique hotels and spas in south-west England. Set within the rolling English countryside, the hotel provides a relaxing getaway only 15 minutes from Bristol Airport and 25 minutes from the city centre. The original Cadbury House, which is still part of the hotel, was built in the late 1700s as a private residence. It remained a private residence until 1939 when it became a boy’s preparatory school. The school expanded and became co-ed in the 1950s and then in the 1970s, Cadbury house was transformed into a country club. It became a well-known destination for leisure facilities, weddings, functions, and events with many celebrities and professional athletes spending time on the grounds. Finally, in 2003, Cadbury House was purchased by businessman Nick Taplin who invested £26 million to renovate the space into the 132-room boutique hotel that it is today. While Cadbury House is part of Hilton Worldwide, it is run independently which allows it to provide guests with a more personalised experience. There are a number of amenities available to guests including a full-size fitness centre, pool, hot tub, sauna, and solarium. The hotel is also home to a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Bardolino Italian restaurant, and Marconi Coffee and Juice Bar. A stunning combination of old and new, Cadbury House regularly hosts many special occasions, including weddings, private parties, business events, and dining experiences.
Located in Backwell, a historic village about 3 miles from Bristol Airport, the Rising Sun is a quaint bed and breakfast perfectly situated for exploring Bristol, Weston-Super-Mare and the surrounding areas. All of the guest rooms have been recently refurbished, offering a conveniently located luxury 5-star accommodation. On the ground floor of the stunning Tudor style building is a traditional gastropub. Without even leaving you’re the hotel, you can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner made with fresh and local ingredients. The pub is a favourite among both locals and visitors and is known for its ability to cater to various dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. If you’re travelling through the area with children, the Rising Sun is a great option as they have an extensive play area and garden space including a Secret Garden behind the pub accommodation.
The Dormy House at Mendip Spring offers 19 guest rooms perfect for golfers or anyone looking to explore the area located right on the stunning grounds of the Mendip Spring Golf Club. The hotel is a quick 15-minute drive from Bristol Airport and only 25 minutes from both Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. In addition to the hotel, the grounds are home to a driving range, putting area, 9-Hole Lakeside Course, and 18-Hole Championship Course. The Mendip Spring golf courses were designed in the early 1990s by famous golf architect, Terry Murray. Murray has designed golf courses all over south-west England and Europe, and Mendip Spring is known as one of his finest designs. The golf club was named after the nearby Mendip Hills and the natural springs that feed the water hazards throughout the course. Over the last 30 years, Mendip Spring’s 9-Hole course has become an incredibly popular spot for people around the south-west learning to play golf. The club offers golf clubs for anyone looking to borrow as well as a 14-bay driving range, one of the best professional shops in the area and daily lessons from PGA qualified professionals. The golf course has had multiple owners over the years, but all have had the same commitment to creating a relaxing countryside escape with state of the art golf facilities. One area that has had particular attention paid to it is the flora and fauna throughout the grounds. All the owners understood the importance that the different plants would play in creating a tranquil and relaxing environment for your next getaway. As you make your way around the hotel and golf courses, you’ll notice unique plants and trees as well as a wide variety of birdlife. As the courses grew and gained popularity, a 16th-century farmhouse on the property was restored and is now home to the bar, restaurant, function suite, and Dormy House at Mendip Spring. The farmhouse regularly hosts weddings, wakes, new years celebrations, and other special events. Another benefit of staying at Mendip Spring is the close proximity to the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There are more than 50 miles of walking trails through the hills from Weston-Super-Mare to Frome and a number of shorter circular walks ranging from 2 to 10 miles. Whether you’re travelling alone or with the whole family, everyone will enjoy the stunning beauty of the Mendip Hills and the surrounding landscapes.
While many of these hotels are unfortunately closed right now due to the pandemic, they are all looking forward to reopening in the near future. The next time you fly out of Bristol Airport or are just looking for a relaxing weekend away in the countryside, make sure to check out one of the fantastic hotels on our list.