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Malmaison Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$104 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
0.34 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (609 reviews)
Comfortable stay

"I stayed in the "Flying Scotsman" room and had a pleasant and comfortable stay. Super comfy and firm bed. Nice deep bath. Hotel was offering a reduced breskfast but was nice. The room sofa was OK, it needs some more cushions. Lighting in room could have been better, due to the dark paintwork, it ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Malmaison Reading
voco Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is AU$88 per night from 27 Nov. to 28 Nov.
3.74 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (716 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel. Staff very pleasant and general manager went out of his way to get us a newspaper. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2020

voco Reading
Hilton Reading Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$97 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.
2.77 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)

"We absolutely loved our recent stay at the Hilton reading. The location was brilliant just off of the motorway, as we used it as a stop off point on the way back from Cornwall. As always, the staff went out of their way to help as much as possible, the facilities were brilliant and the room was clean ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Hilton Reading Hotel
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The Roseate Reading
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$125 per night from 27 Nov. to 28 Nov.
0.21 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (354 reviews)

"We had a complementary room upgrade because it was our wedding anniversary"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

The Roseate Reading
Crowne Plaza Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is AU$102 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
1.25 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (560 reviews)

"Nice scenic location. Good eating places within walking distance. I enjoyed the hotel breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep. 2020

Crowne Plaza Reading
Holiday Inn Reading South M4 Jct11
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is AU$62 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.
3.84 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (504 reviews)

"Only issue was when checking in they were not aware that breakfast was including with the stay. We had to provide proof."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Holiday Inn Reading South M4 Jct11
The Great House at Sonning
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4.51 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (404 reviews)

"This is a fantastic hotel, in the river, with wooden pods you can eat overlooking the river or sit in open restaurant. The river view rooms are retro style with really nice beds and old fashioned bath tub where two people can sit. All new and modern but retro style. Very clean and very friendly staff. ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2020

The Great House at Sonning
Novotel Reading Centre
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$100 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.
0.29 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Shame the air conditioning didn’t work was so hot in the room"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

Novotel Reading Centre
pentahotel Reading
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$95 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
0.62 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)

"Great ambiance. Great vibe. Great customer experience."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

pentahotel Reading
Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10
4 out of 5
Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading, England
Free cancellation
The price is AU$104 per night from 10 Dec. to 11 Dec.
5.93 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (532 reviews)
Lovely stuff

"Fantastic stay. Staff brilliant. Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10
ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms)
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$64 per night from 26 Nov. to 27 Nov.
0.28 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable, would definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms)
Bull Inn
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$162 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.51 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (121 reviews)

"Liked the pub very old tons of character but the stairs to the rooms were a killer. Good food staff excellent,would return if next in the area."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Bull Inn
The Bull at Wargrave
3.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$236 per night from 25 Nov. to 26 Nov.
8.48 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"The Inn is very nice, a historic building with loads of character. The pub is comfortable and the garden is indeed a hidden gem, quiet and relaxing."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

The Bull at Wargrave
Rare Bird Hotels at Streatley Ltd
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14.23 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)

"Location of hotel is awesome. Handy for station. Walks along the Thames brilliant Friendly front of house staff. Cleanliness fabulous"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Rare Bird Hotels at Streatley Ltd
De Vere Wokefield Estate
The price is AU$180 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
8.74 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (109 reviews)

"Nice clean spacious rooms peaceful setting ,shame could use the pool due to Covid 19 rules ."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug. 2020

De Vere Wokefield Estate
ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$53 per night from 12 Dec. to 13 Dec.
2.64 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (453 reviews)
great value.

"Couldn’t fault it. Great price, great staff excellent parking. Would definitely recommend this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd
The Bird In Hand
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$164 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
11.64 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)
More staff needed at breakfast. Otherwise great.

"Great for business. But was let down by staff at customer service not taking down notes on what I asked for breakfast. Too little staff at breakfast is the issue, so then the only member of staff is rushing around. Real shame. As the rooms are perfect for a business trip, and not far from Marlow ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2019

The Bird In Hand
ibis Styles Reading Centre
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$69 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
0.06 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (334 reviews)

"Staff has good hygiene for coronavirus. They cleaned their hands with hand sanitizer before handling my check-in."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

ibis Styles Reading Centre
Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$62 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
1.34 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (897 reviews)

"This was a superb hotel with good reach to amenities loved it was superb"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
Holiday Inn Reading West
The price is AU$57 per night from 11 Dec. to 12 Dec.
12.55 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"A nice stay. No problems at all. Hotel was very quiet."…"

Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2020

Holiday Inn Reading West
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Visiting Reading

Visitors give high marks for the riverfront in Reading, which is also known for its festivals and breweries. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its churches. Top sights in the city include Oracle, Reading Abbey Ruins, and Madejski Stadium.

  • There are 135 hotels and other accommodations in Reading
  • The closest major airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow) 36.1 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Oxford (OXF) 48 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Reading

Well known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include Reading Museum and Town Hall, Hexagon, and Museum of English Rural Life. The city is notable for landmarks like Reading Abbey Ruins, Mapledurham House and Watermill, and Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin. The riverfront and countryside highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Forbury Gardens, Prospect Park, and Pincents Hill.

In Reading, there are 135 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for your holiday getaway. Below are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The Cricketers - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Stanford Dingley Bed and Breakfast - Our customers like the breakfast and comfortable rooms at this B&B. With a stay at this 3-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • 100 Kings Road by House of Fisher - This 4-star aparthotel features free WiFi, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.

Other top sights in Reading include Oracle and Madejski Stadium. Outside the city, top places to visit include Legoland, located 14 mi (22.5 from the city center, and Windsor Castle, which is 15.7 mi (25.3 away.

Getting Around Reading

If you want to journey outside of the city, hop aboard a train from Reading Station, Reading West Station, or Reading Earley Station. Reading might not have as many public transit choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Reading

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 53°F and the nighttime average to be 34°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 70°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • July through September averages 73°F during the day and 48°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 61°F during the day and 37°F at night
  • Reading gets about 1.22 inches of rain per year
  • Hottest months are usually July and August with an average temperature of 71°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Reading?
The Cricketers is ranked highly by Expedia customers. It’s a 3.5-star B&B. Traveller reviews also recommend Stanford Dingley Bed and Breakfast and Beech House Hotel as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Reading, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in Reading.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Reading?
Based on reviews, ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include ibis Styles Reading Oxford Rd and Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Reading?
Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading is a hotel with a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Berkshire Arms by Greene King Inns and voco Reading. Also, attractions such as Lagoona Park and Beale Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Reading?
De Vere Wokefield Estate is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features an indoor pool and a golf course. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Malmaison Reading and Flexistay Reading West Aparthotel.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Reading?
Pentahotel Reading is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a fitness centre for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include Novotel Reading Centre and The Bull Inn Streatley.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Reading?
The Roseate Reading is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. The Penthouse at Hewitt and Novotel Reading Centre are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Reading?
Malmaison Reading is a favourite 4-star hotel with our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 75 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar. The Cricketers and The Roseate Reading are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Reading?
De Vere Wokefield Estate is a top 3.5-star hotel that has a golf course and features free WiFi. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Novotel Reading Centre and The Roseate Reading. You can tee off at Caversham Golf Club during your trip.
What's the best hotel in Reading that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, SACO Reading - Castle Crescent is a top 4-star apartment for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free parking and in-room kitchens. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Mercure George Hotel Reading and Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Mapledurham House and Watermill, Basildon Park and Reading Abbey Ruins.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Reading?
Novotel Reading Centre is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool and a restaurant. A couple of other options that offer an on-site pool include Holiday Inn Reading South M4 Jct11 and Crowne Plaza Reading.

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