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Brathay Lodge
Brathay Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

ExcellentBased on 568 reviews
9.1

Located in the Lake District National Park, this charming guest house is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. It is also steps from Ambleside's well-known tourist spots.

Lonsdale House
Lonsdale House
8.7 Excellent

1.0 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,384 reviews
8.7

Situated a brief drive from Windermere Lake, Lonsdale House offers relaxed accommodation in Windermere. This cosy bed & breakfast also won the Visit Britain Silver Award.

The Swan Hotel And Spa
The Swan Hotel And Spa
8.4 Excellent

7.2 mi from city centre, Ulverston Show on map

ExcellentBased on 437 reviews
8.4

Situated in Newby Bridge, The Swan Hotel and Spa is a short drive from Haverthwaite and provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It is an excellent base for those looking to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

Queens Head Hotel
Queens Head Hotel
9.5 Excellent

3.1 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 398 reviews
9.5

Situated in Troutbeck, The Queen's Head Hotel Troutbeck is an easy drive from Windermere and offers a garden, room service and wireless internet. It is an excellent base for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Oakbank House
Oakbank House
8.7 Excellent

1.2 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 502 reviews
8.7

Oakbank House is a comfortable base while in Bowness-on-Windermere and is close to everything the area has to offer. This comfortable 5-star guest house is just a 10-minute drive from Windermere.

Denehurst Guest House
Denehurst Guest House
9.8 Excellent

0.6 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 271 reviews
9.8

Situated a brief drive from Windermere Lake, Denehurst Guest House offers award-winning accommodation in Windermere. It is an excellent base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

The Temperance Inn
The Temperance Inn
7.9 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

GoodBased on 686 reviews
7.9

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this modern guest house is the perfect choice for a scenic stay. It is also minutes from Ambleside's well-known tourist spots.

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
8.6 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Bowness-on-Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,033 reviews
8.6

Conveniently situated and featuring free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an indoor pool, this Victorian hotel is located a short drive from Windermere. It also boasts views of Windermere Lake and features a lake, a BBQ/picnic area and a terrace as extra highlights.

The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Inn
8.9 Excellent

1.3 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,196 reviews
8.9

The Royal Oak Inn Bowness-on-Windermere provides a comfortable base while in Bowness-on-Windermere and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is the perfect base for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Kendal Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,170 reviews
8.4

Situated just a short stroll from Kendal Railway Station, the hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Kendal. Those staying at the property have access to an indoor pool, a sun deck and a sauna.

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Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Windermere:$156/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$100 - $213
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$90 - $196
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Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Kendal Show on map

Situated just a short stroll from Kendal Railway Station, the hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Kendal. Those staying at the property have access to an indoor pool, a sun deck and a sauna.

2
Brathay Lodge
Brathay Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Located in the Lake District National Park, this charming guest house is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. It is also steps from Ambleside's well-known tourist spots.

3
The Temperance Inn
The Temperance Inn
7.9 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this modern guest house is the perfect choice for a scenic stay. It is also minutes from Ambleside's well-known tourist spots.

4
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
8.6 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Bowness-on-Windermere Show on map

Conveniently situated and featuring free Wi-Fi, a sauna and an indoor pool, this Victorian hotel is located a short drive from Windermere. It also boasts views of Windermere Lake and features a lake, a BBQ/picnic area and a terrace as extra highlights.

5
Cuckoo Brow Inn
Cuckoo Brow Inn
8.8 Excellent

5.6 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Situated in the Lake District National Park, this cosy inn is the perfect base for a scenic retreat. Located in Sawrey, it boasts views of Lakeland and provides a lake and a garden as additional highlights.

6
Tebay Services Hotel
Tebay Services Hotel
9.3 Excellent

16.1 mi from city centre, Penrith Show on map

Located in the countryside, Tebay Services Hotel is just a short trip from the Lake District National Park. It also provides 24-hour room service, a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms.

7
The Swan Hotel And Spa
The Swan Hotel And Spa
8.4 Excellent

7.2 mi from city centre, Ulverston Show on map

Situated in Newby Bridge, The Swan Hotel and Spa is a short drive from Haverthwaite and provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. It is an excellent base for those looking to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

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Stags Head Hotel
Stags Head Hotel
7.6 Good

1.3 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

Situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, Stags Head Hotel is located a short drive from Windermere and Ambleside. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$62
Avg. per night
The Unicorn Inn
The Unicorn Inn
8.5 Excellent

0.0 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

The Unicorn inn Ambleside provides a comfortable setting when visiting Ambleside and is close to everything the area has to offer. It is an excellent base for those wishing to immerse themselves in nature, with the Lake District National Park just steps away.

$77
Avg. per night
Green Gables Guest House
Green Gables Guest House
8.5 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

A 10-minute walk from Windermere Railway Station, Green Gables has a accessible location, making it an ideal place to stay while in Windermere. It is an excellent base for those looking to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$78
Avg. per night
Melrose Guesthouse
Melrose Guesthouse
9.7 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Ambleside Show on map

Located in Ambleside, Melrose Guesthouse is an easy drive from Grasmere Lake and Windermere Lake. It is the perfect base for those wanting to get back to nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$80
Avg. per night
Somerset House
Somerset House
9.1 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, Grange-over-Sands Show on map

Somerset House B&B offers a comfortable setting when in Grange-over-Sands. It is moments from the beach and provides comfortable 4-star accommodation.

$89
Avg. per night
Rebels Hide
Rebels Hide
8.4 Excellent

3.0 mi from city centre, Penrith Show on map

Rebels Hide offers a comfortable setting when in Penrith. It also provides a garden, a tour desk and wireless internet.

$95
Avg. per night
Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
Jerichos Boutique Accommodation
9.5 Excellent

0.2 mi from city centre, Windermere Show on map

This Victorian Windermere guest house is situated within a 10-minute walk of Windermere Railway Station. It is ideal for those wanting to be surrounded by nature, with the Lake District National Park just moments away.

$98
Avg. per night
Riverside Hotel
Riverside Hotel
8.4 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, Kendal Show on map

Situated just a short stroll from Kendal Railway Station, the hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Kendal. Those staying at the property have access to an indoor pool, a sun deck and a sauna.

$110
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Windermere

2 stars and under

$76 - $142

The Royal Oak Inn

#1 Most popular

The Royal Oak Inn
8.9 Excellent
$130
Avg. per night
The Unicorn Inn

#2 Most popular

The Unicorn Inn
8.5 Excellent
$77
Avg. per night
The Sun Inn

Best value

The Sun Inn
7.9 Good
$76
Avg. per night
3 stars

$62 - $274

The Windermere Hotel

#1 Most popular

$127
Avg. per night
Hillthwaite

#2 Most popular

Hillthwaite
8.6 Excellent
$159
Avg. per night
Stags Head Hotel

Best value

$62
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$117 - $562

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

#1 Most popular

$361
Avg. per night
Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

#2 Most popular

$347
Avg. per night
Ashleigh House

Best value

Ashleigh House
9.1 Excellent
$117
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Windermere

About Windermere

Windermere is nestled in England’s inviting Lake District, only one kilometre from the impressive expanse of Windermere lake, where you can enjoy a wealth of water sports and an atmosphere that’s inspired some of England’s greatest poets. The town itself is blessed with natural spoils, hiking trails, Beatrix Potter attractions and charming pubs and cafes.

Things to do

Hang out around the centre of Windermere to soak up the old-world British atmosphere of the town’s bed and breakfasts and family-run coffee shops. Classic British dishes can be enjoyed at Hyltons Restaurant, while Vinegar Jones is perfect for the customary fish and chips. Grab a fresh pastry at The Cornish Bakery or enjoy a late-night meal at The Magic Roundabout.

Keen for a drink? Check out some of the local pubs and bars, such as The Albert, which dishes up delicious pub food and also has a beer garden and live music. The Fizzy Tarté, however, is ideal for enjoying a leisurely cocktail. Don’t forget to indulge in a bit of shopping around town at Mountain Warehouse Bowness or MorsePoint Designer Clothing.

Delve into the region’s history with famed children’s author Beatrix Potter at the popular The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, where you can enjoy hands-on exhibits showcasing Potter’s writing, including “Peter Rabbit”. Afterwards, check out the 15th-century St Martin's Church and venture south to see the yellow daffodils of William Wordsworth fame at Wordsworth Country.

Those who enjoy the great outdoors can hike up Orrest Head, a prominent hill that rewards hikers with panoramic lake and countryside vistas. Alternatively, get out on Windermere lake for some boating, fishing or kayaking.

Getting around

Windermere is easily reached by catching the train from Manchester Airport to Windermere railway station. You can walk around town, but having a private car is best for exploring the surrounding region.

Windermere travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Windermere?

    Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa (8.3/10 from 2,644 reviews), Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield (8.6/10 from 1,033 reviews), and Langdale Chase Hotel (8.9/10 from 775 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Windermere.

  • What is a good hotel near Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole?

    Langdale Chase Hotel is a hotel near Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.9 across 775 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Windermere near World of Beatrix Potter?

    Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is the hotel close to World of Beatrix Potter that is most recommended by HotelsCombined users, with 2,644 reviews rating it at 8.3/10.