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10 Best Hotels in Southampton

Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
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AU$133
per night
19 Apr. - 20 Apr.
1.1 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,671 reviews)

"Great location - easy to get to and a very short walk from the city center. The hotel has no parking, so the parking is a bit of a challenge from 8:30am until 2pm. From 2pm onwards (and until 8am) you can park at low cost at the Solent university parking which is less than 5 minutes' walk from the ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Jurys Inn Southampton
Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
4 out of 5
Sandy Lane, Shedfield, Southampton, England
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13.55 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (660 reviews)

"It was a very nice room and the facilities were good. It’s not a bad point but there was a lot of work going on in the area of the hotel I was staying in so plastic matting down every where some doors missing on rooms. On the up side there reinvesting in making it better so can only be a good this ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton
4 out of 5
The Ageas Bowl Stadium, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, England
AU$190
per night
3 May - 4 May
6.46 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (636 reviews)

"Excellent. I would like to come again after the coronavirus outbreak."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020

Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton
Moxy Southampton
3 out of 5
Harbour Parade, Southampton, England
AU$102
per night
3 May - 4 May
0.36 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"Staff were very slow to serve at the bar. However the room was spotless and the beds are super comfy!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Moxy Southampton
Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
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0.98 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (412 reviews)

"Great nights sleep with a great view over the water"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Southampton Harbour Hotel
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
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0.96 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,682 reviews)

"Great staff who were cheerful and professional during my stay"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Novotel Southampton
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Winchester Road, Boorley Green, Southampton, England
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9.14 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (1,049 reviews)

"My room was as far from reception as was possible and still be on the ground floor. It also overlooked the building site next door. I think the noise from the building site may have woken me early if the fire alarm had not already done that at 7.14 am. An apology from the receptionist would have ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
3 out of 5
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, England
AU$144
per night
4 May - 5 May
6.26 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,517 reviews)

"Loved the room. Breakfast and friendly staff. Unfortunately there were some really noisy people at 4.30in the morning running up and down corridors and banging on doors disturbing guests. When reported to reception, I felt that there was a lack of action by staff to rectify this behaviour quickly ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
room2 Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Queen's Terrace, Southampton, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$174
per night
19 Apr. - 20 Apr.
0.39 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (267 reviews)
Outstanding

"Outstanding hotel with great room with all amenities. Walking distance to ocean cruise terminal. Very friendly staff and close to excellent restaurants. Very good WiFi."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2019

room2 Southampton
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
AU$182
per night
26 Apr. - 27 Apr.
0.34 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (1,472 reviews)

"The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and the bed was excellent, very comfortable. The spa needs updating and the air temperature in the pool was cold."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
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Visiting Southampton

History buffs will enjoy exploring Southampton, and visitors give high marks for the popular theater scene, entertainment choices, and college vibe. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums. Top sights around the area include Southampton Maritime Museum, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, and Winchester Cathedral.

  • There are 140 hotels and other accommodations in Southampton
  • The closest major airport is in Southampton (SOU) 6.3 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) 33.1 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Southampton

The city is well known for its museums and theaters, and cultural venues include Southampton Maritime Museum, Tudor House and Garden, and Southampton Museum of Archaeology. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Old City Walls, Medieval Merchant's House, and Southampton Old Green. The university setting is a highlight of the city and University of Southampton is worth a campus tour.

In Southampton, you'll be able to select from 140 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. These are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • The White Lion - This 4-star inn features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and breakfast.
  • Southampton Harbour Hotel - Our customers like the dining options and bar at this hotel. This 5-star hotel features a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.
  • The Maples - With a stay at this 4-star guesthouse, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast.

Outside the city, popular places to visit include Beaulieu National Motor Museum, located 5.8 mi (9.3 from the heart of the city, and Winchester Cathedral, which is 11.7 mi (18.9 away.

Getting Around Southampton

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station, or Southampton Millbrook Station. Southampton may not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Southampton

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 54°F and the nighttime average to be 38°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 69°F during the day and 42°F at night
  • July through September averages 72°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 62°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • About 1.06 inches of rain falls on Southampton each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 70°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 39°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Southampton?
The White Lion is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star inn offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Hamble Retreat Boutique Bed and Breakfast and The Regents Guest House as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Southampton, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Southampton.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Southampton?
Based on reviews, ibis Southampton Centre is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Highfield House Hotel and The Blue Keys Hotel.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Southampton?
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other choices to stay with the children include Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West and Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour. Also, attractions such as Leisure World and New Forest Wildlife Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Southampton?
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Jurys Inn Southampton and Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Southampton?
Ibis Southampton Centre is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet include Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams and Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Southampton?
The White Lion is a top 4-star hotel for a beach holiday, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7 is another good option to stay near the beach. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Meon Shore Beach or Cowes Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Southampton?
The Crown Inn is a 5-star inn with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. New Place and Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Southampton?
The Pilgrim Inn is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Crown Inn and The Blue Keys Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Southampton?
Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa is a 4-star hotel featuring a full-service spa and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Another good choice is Fenland Guest House if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Stoneham Golf Club, Romsey Golf Club or Southampton City Golf Course while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Southampton to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a full-service spa and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel and The Pilgrim Inn. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Old City Walls, Netley Abbey and Medieval Merchant’s House.
How is it to stay in Southampton?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Southampton, and visitors give high marks for the popular theatre scene, entertainment choices and university vibe. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums and marina. Top sights in the city include Southampton Cruise Terminal, St. Mary’s Stadium and WestQuay Shopping Centre. In Southampton, there are 313 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.

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