The Best Places to Stay in Clifton, Bristol
Before you visit Clifton, you need to prepare yourself for the sheer volume of stunning Georgian architecture (nearly every hotel listed is in a Grade II listed building) historic squares as well as an array of excellent bars and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to stay to enjoy both high-class elegance and a central location, being that it’s close to the city centre and all the attractions that Bristol has to offer.
Number 38 Clifton
This hotel is housed in a former Georgian merchant’s house in the high-class area of Bristol, Clifton. The rooms here are designed in a contemporary style whilst still being warm and inviting. The amenities here are superb with all rooms including a Roberts radio, TV with Freeview, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and waffle dressing gowns. They also have high quality linens and a comfortable Hypnos mattress so you can get a great night’s sleep.
In the wintertime, enjoy the warmth of the log burner at breakfast and in the summertime, you can enjoy a drink or two on the terrace with views over the rooftops of Clifton. It even offers a library if you’re wanting to enjoy a good read after a busy day exploring the city. It’s only a 10-minute walk to various bars and restaurants and Clifton Down Train Station making this a lovely choice for any visit to Clifton.
Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
This is another excellent hotel in Clifton, this time set above Avon Gorge allowing for panoramic views of the suspension bridge and Avon Gorge. This hotel is just 2 miles from the centre of Bristol and within a few minutes’ walk of various restaurants.
It’s doesn’t stop at the view, however, as the rooms here are superb. Designed in a contemporary style with pops of colours and offering excellent amenities such as a powerful drench shower, luxury toiletries, a HD TV and air conditioning. Whichever room you choose to stay in you’ll either be able to soak up the amazing views of the Gorge or of the beautiful rooftops of Clifton. After enjoying all that Clifton has to offer, relax and enjoy a drink or two in the hotel’s White Lion Bar.
Victoria Square Hotel Clifton Village
If you’re looking for a hotel with tons of history but is still warm and inviting for your trip to Clifton, this one may be the perfect choice for you. Housed in a Grade II listed Georgian building and located on a Georgian square, this hotel’s history can be seen at every corner. The rooms are designed in a contemporary style but don’t lose any of the period features with high ceilings and sash windows.
The hotel has a home-away-from-home feel with views of the garden and all the amenities you would expect at home such as free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities so you can have a truly restful stay. The hotel is in an excellent position in Clifton, being close to many shops and cafes and only half a mile from Clifton Suspension Bridge and just a few minutes’ drive from the centre.
The Clifton Hotel Bristol
If you’re looking to stay in the sought-after area of Clifton but are on a budget, this is the perfect hotel. The hotel is situated in a beautiful Grade II listed building and within close proximity to the city’s top attractions. The hotel has its own restaurant, Racks Bar and Kitchen that has its own heated terrace. Otherwise, the bars and restaurants of Clifton are only a 10-minute walk away.
The wide range of bars and eateries of the harbourside are only 1 mile away as well. For things to do, Bristol Zoo is only a 20-minute walk and the suspension bridge only a 15 minute walk. The rooms here are cosy and comfortable and offer free WiFi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a digital radio. There is also overnight parking available in the hotel’s garage too as an added bonus.
OYO The Regency
This is another hotel housed in a Grade II listed building. The rooms here are comfortable and cosy and offers a TV, hair dryer and free WiFi. This hotel is in an excellent location for exploring Clifton and beyond. It’s only a 10-minute drive to the harbourside area of Bristol, known for its wide array of bars and restaurants, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and the theatre district.
. It’s also a great choice if you’re visiting Bristol University as it’s only 650 yards away from it. The hotel is also in close proximity to restaurants and bars in the area and for transport links, it’s only 0.4 miles away from Clifton Down Station.
This hotel is the best of both worlds, located just a 15-minute walk to Clifton Village and a 10-minute walk to the centre of Bristol. Staying here means you can enjoy the beauty and history of Clifton within close distance to the top attractions of the city centre. The hotel itself is housed in a Grade II listed Georgian building, as is common in Clifton.
A bonus of staying here is that all guests have access to private member’s club, the Square. Here you can enjoy The Square Kitchen, so called one of Bristol’s best restaurants and cocktail bars. Guests can also take advantage of the well-equipped gym and spa of the Nuffield Health nearby. Each suite here is on their own floor and comes with a smart TV, digital radio, free WiFi, projector, kitchenette with De’Longhi coffee machine and even a projector.
The Berkeley Square Hotel Bristol
This hotel was rated one of the best boutique hotels if you’re on a budget by the Independent. It’s excellently located in Clifton just a few minutes from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Bristol is in close proximity as well as the other top attractions that Bristol has to offer. It’s also very close to Cabot Tower from which you can enjoy views of the whole city.
The rooms here are cosy and comfortable and offer WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities as well as complimentary homemade biscuits and fresh fruit. Perhaps the biggest draw of staying here is that it’s home to the Square Club, a private member’s club. Here you can enjoy one of the best restaurants in Bristol as well as a speakeasy inspired bar and a terrace garden. It’s also one of the only restaurants in Bristol to offer a city centre outdoor space.
Clayton Hotel Bristol City
This hotel is located in the city centre, just a short distance to Clifton. The rooms here are designed in a contemporary style with all the amenities you would expect such as free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. You also get complimentary use of the well-equipped fitness suite when you stay here too. You won’t have to go far to enjoy a delicious meal either as the on-site Everards Bar and Restaurant tasty food using fresh seasonal produce.
It’s got great transport links as Bristol Temple Meads station is only a 15-minute walk away or if you’re driving, the hotel offers discounted rates at the nearby car park. The famous harbourside is a short walk away and from here you can enjoy a wide range of bars and restaurants whilst taking in the stunning view of the harbour. Further afield, the Bristol Science Museum, We The Curious is only a 9 minute walk away. Shopaholics will love Cabot Circus Shopping Centre being only a 10-minute walk away.
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
This is another hotel located in the city centre, conveniently located close to the city’s top attractions but only a short walk to the beautiful Clifton village. This hotel is housed in a restored Grade II listed Victorian property. The rooms are designed in a contemporary but no means uninviting style. It offers excellent amenities from a flat-screen TV to tea and coffee making facilities and air conditioning.
This hotel is a level up from most hotels as it offers a Miller & Carter steakhouse in the actual hotel. So you don’t need to even leave the hotel to enjoy a deliciously indulgent meal. When you do decide to venture out, you’ll be pleased to know it’s only a 10-minute walk from a number of museums and galleries and it’s right next to Bristol Cathedral and the waterfront.
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
This hotel is yet another one housed in a Grade II listed building. This is a common theme due to the immense history of Clifton. This one has been recently refurbished to provide 21st century comfort and amenities whilst still keeping with the history of the building. The rooms here are designed in a contemporary style with pops of colour. It offers excellent amenities such as a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities.
It also has its own on-site restaurant, Keepers Kitchen & Bar so you won’t have to go far to enjoy a delicious meal or relax with a drink. The hotel is in a great location, close to the top attractions such as Bristol Zoo and Clifton Suspension Bridge. If you’re arriving by train, you’ll be pleased to know that Bristol Temple Meads Station is also only a mile away.
Hopefully this has helped narrow down your search for the perfect place to stay in Clifton. It really is a beautiful place to visit and we’re sure you’ll have the best trip.