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10 Best Hotels in Ipswich

Best Western Ipswich Hotel
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$75 per night
5.92 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (402 reviews)

"comfortably habitable The staff were good and the environment is good."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
The price is AU$111 per night
3.12 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (683 reviews)
Overnight break

"Our 4th time staying overnight, lovely to have a swim afternoon and relax by the pool. Absolutely delicious roast dinner. Receptionist recognised us from our last stay, always helpful, always smiling and friendly. We will be back very soon."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
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Hintlesham Hall Hotel
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7.81 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (122 reviews)

"We took our dog. Excellent for them as there is plenty of walks, a secured patio which allowed her to roam freely and was also able to eat in the lounge with her with us. Ideal place for your dog and very clean. Loved the break and surroundings."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
Retreat East
4.5 out of 5
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8.86 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)

"Quiet location, really able to get away from it all. Beautiful barns"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug. 2019

Retreat East
Hillbrow Farm B&B
The price is AU$150 per night
5.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"A Lovely setting with very friendly and helpful hosts Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2019

Hillbrow Farm B&B
Bridge Guest House
2 out of 5
4-6 Ancaster Road, Ipswich, England
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The price is AU$82 per night
1.05 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (427 reviews)

"The site is very near to the train station. Clean and easy car park"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020

Bridge Guest House
Limes Hotel
3 out of 5
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12.92 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (60 reviews)

"It was in the centre of town and had a large car park."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan. 2020

Limes Hotel
Novotel Ipswich
4 out of 5
Greyfriars Road, Ipswich, England
The price is AU$110 per night
0.42 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (884 reviews)

"Single bed broke. Modern nice room. Needed more pillows. Noisy residents woke us up at 2am. Toilet long way from sink."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Novotel Ipswich
pentahotel Ipswich
4 out of 5
Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, England
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1.04 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (883 reviews)
A meeting of old friends.

"We had a great stay with our friends, lovely room & comfortable bed, food was good and the hotel itself was in a good location just a five minute walk from the rail station for our friends who had travelled down from Lowestoft, all in all a great hotel & value for money."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

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Visiting Ipswich

History buffs will enjoy exploring Ipswich, and visitors give high marks for the lively bar scene. Culturally-rich and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theaters, entertainment choices, and sporting events. A top sight in the area is Colchester Zoo.

  • There are 46 hotels and other accommodations in Ipswich
  • The closest major airport is in London (STN-Stansted) 63.8 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Cambridge (CBG) 68.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Ipswich

Well known for its theaters, the city's cultural venues include Ipswich Film Theatre, Cornhill, and New Wolsey Theatre. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Ancient House, St Mary at the Elms, and St Mary-le-Tower. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Unitarian Meeting House and Pykenham's Gatehouse.

As you plan your vacation, you'll find 46 hotels and other lodging accommodations to pick from in Ipswich. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Innocence Rooms East - With a stay at this 3-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free parking and laundry facilities, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Riverside Cottage - With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and concierge services, along with an in-room coffeemaker.
  • Innocence Rooms West - With a stay at this 2.5-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

A popular place to see in the surrounding area is Colchester Zoo, located 19 mi (30.6 from the heart of the city.

Getting Around Ipswich

If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Ipswich Station, Derby Road Station, or Westerfield Station. Ipswich may not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Ipswich

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 51°F and the nighttime average to be 33°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 68°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September averages 71°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 61°F during the day and 36°F at night
  • About 0.83 inches of rain falls on Ipswich each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 69°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 35°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Ipswich?
The Railway is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star inn offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Hillbrow Farm B&B and Hintlesham Hall Hotel as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ipswich, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Ipswich.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Ipswich?
Based on reviews, Bridge Guest House is a popular 2-star guesthouse for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Novotel Ipswich and Innocence Rooms East.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Ipswich?
Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include Bentley Tower Hotel and Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel. Also, attractions such as Jimmy’s Farm and Suffolk Leisure Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Ipswich?
Novotel Ipswich is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features rainfall showerheads and 24-hour room service. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include pentahotel Ipswich and Holiday Inn Ipswich Orwell.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Ipswich?
Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Novotel Ipswich and Salthouse Harbour Hotel.
What's the best high-end hotel in Ipswich?
Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Holiday Inn Ipswich and pentahotel Ipswich are two other upscale options for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Ipswich?
Salthouse Harbour Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, also consider Hintlesham Hall Hotel.
What's the best golf hotel in Ipswich?
Lattice Lodge Guest House is a 4-star guesthouse featuring free WiFi and in-room washers/dryers, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Hintlesham Hall Hotel and The Station Hotel. Visit Fynn Valley Golf Club, Rushmere Golf Club or Bramford Golf Centre to perfect your golf swing.
Where's the best place to stay in Ipswich that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hintlesham Hall Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Carlton Hotel and Innocence Rooms East. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich Museum and Custom House.
What is the best spa hotel in Ipswich?
Holiday Inn Ipswich is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a bar. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the hot tub and sauna. Other popular spa hotels in Ipswich include Hintlesham Hall Hotel and Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel.
How is it to stay in Ipswich?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Ipswich, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Cultural and welcoming, this city will delight tourists with its theatres, entertainment and sporting events. Top sights in the city include Ipswich Waterfront and Chantry Park. In Ipswich, there are 154 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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