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The 10 Best Hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon for 2024

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The top 5 hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon

Travel back to the Tudor splendour of Shakespeare’s England with a luxury stay in Stratford-upon-Avon. These top 5 hotels run the gamut of resplendent manors to contemporary city hotels in the centre.

Our best hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon


Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon 4*

Idyllically located on the riverside, this town centre hotel is just moments from prized Shakespearean attractions. The hotel offers a wealth of interesting facilities, from an on-site swimming pool and spa to a delightful outside terrace. Rooms are cool and modern with pretty garden views.

Billesley Manor Hotel 4*

This evocative 16th-century hotel is located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon. You can indulge in the hotel’s highly prized spa or enjoy the ornate gardens. The hotel’s library was once used by Shakespeare, and the rooms are suitably designed in Tudor-inspired furnishings.

Hallmark Hotel Welcombe 4*

The Hallmark Hotel is a grand country estate on the northern edges of Stratford-upon-Avon. The hotel is as resplendent as it gets, with 150 acres of landscaped grounds and grand hallways littered with sophisticated antiques and gilded furnishings. Rooms are appropriately ornate with tranquil views across the hotel’s sprawling grounds.

Burnside Hotel

This boutique hotel is just moments from Anne Hathaway's Cottage, one of the region's true highlights. The hotel itself is wonderfully bright and airy, with an elegant dining room serving exquisite locally-sourced dishes. Rooms feature bespoke design with captivating artworks and floral patterns.

The Bell, Alderminster 4*

This picturesque rural retreat close to Stratford-upon-Avon is brimming with country character. From the rustic open beam rooms to the cosy on-site bar, you’ll find a wealth of unique features in every nook and cranny. The hotel’s terrace bar is a heavenly spot to unwind in with excellent links to the bucolic countryside.

Services will you find in our hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Rainfall showers
  • Delightful bar
  • On-site restaurant
  • Spa treatments

Going on holiday in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a delightful destination whatever the season. July and August tend to be the peak periods of travel, as school terms end and families descend on the town’s ancient attractions. To avoid these crowds, you can consider visiting during the shoulder season. In spring, this brings the added benefit of pretty gardens in full bloom, while autumn brings delightful changing colours in the town's parks. Winter is also a fantastic time to visit, with bustling Christmas markets and pretty town illuminations. For must-see events, consider visiting during a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (throughout the year) or during the famed Literary Festival in November.

Hotel offers at Stratford-upon-Avon convenient for all kind of travel

Stratford-upon-Avon is an ideal location for fans of literature, history and culture. Couples will find a wealth of romantic eateries and charming winding alleys to explore together. As for families, there are plenty of Shakespeare-inspired museums which are captivating for little ones, including the interactive Tudor World. You can check the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s programme for a full list of shows throughout the year for a special day out with friends or family.

The range of hotels we offer at Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Historic hotels
  • Country hotels
  • Riverside hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Village hotels
  • Spa retreats

Stratford-upon-Avon: What should we bring for a hotel stay?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • An umbrella
  • Evening clothes
  • Charging cables
  • Shakespeare guide

Your best hotel at Stratford-upon-Avon: how to get there and make your booking

How to get to Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is a centrally located Warwickshire market town with excellent links by car, bus and train. The rail station is served by two National Rail routes, with connections to Birmingham and Leamington (with transfers to London). For overseas travellers, the closest airport is Birmingham International Airport, which is easily reached by road or rail. Once you’ve arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll find the town centre very compact and easy to navigate on foot. If you’d like to explore more of the Shakespearean countryside of Warwickshire, a car is recommended.

How to book your hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon

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The opinion of the Voyage Privé travel expert on Stratford-upon-Avon

As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon lets you know precisely what the author means to the town. You'll find a quaint sprinkling of captivating Tudor-period buildings which were graced by Shakespeare in history, including his birthplace. You'll also find captivating tourist attractions dedicated to the Bard’s heritage. All of these exude a serene, English countryside charm, so make the most of the romantic gardens and riverfront eateries while you’re here.

Stratford-upon-Avon – home to peaceful canal walks

When you’ve finished your exploration of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Shakespearean centre, there’s plenty to explore in the area. Chief among these is the tranquil canal way which winds out from town. Follow the canal via foot or cycle and you’ll soon reach Mary Arden's Farm in peaceful Wilmcote, the birthplace of the Bard's mother. The route takes in romantic scenery through an unspoilt landscape of pastoral fields and farms.

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