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Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$245 per night
0.98 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (431 reviews)

"Great stay with good Covid measures in place. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

Southampton Harbour Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton
4 out of 5
Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$130 per night
5.98 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (754 reviews)

"So much better than expected - friendly staff, great location and beautiful setting."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton
Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
3 out of 5
Adanac Park, Redbridge Lane, Southampton, England
Free cancellation
The price is AU$95 per night
6.05 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Fantastic staff - really exceptionally good customer service."…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
4 out of 5
Sandy Lane, Shedfield, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$90 per night
13.55 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (698 reviews)

"Very good hotel and very friendly. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2020

Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
Free cancellation
The price is AU$89 per night
1.1 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (994 reviews)

"Good stay , good location car parks near breakfast delivered at the room not sure !"…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2020

Jurys Inn Southampton
Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
3 out of 5
Romsey Road, Chilworth Manor, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$123 per night
7.13 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (356 reviews)

"Good considering the limitations put on them with covid. The staff were polite and did their best considering circumstances"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020

Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Free cancellation
The price is AU$103 per night
0.34 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (986 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
Hamble Retreat Boutique Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
86 Newtown Road, Southampton, England
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9.26 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Very welcoming staff. Excellent breakfast and super clean rooms. Very pleasant stay and would definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Hamble Retreat Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Spot In The Woods
3.5 out of 5
174 Woodlands Rd, Netley Marsh, Southampton, England
The price is AU$172 per night
9.98 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)

"Lovely cosy room. Large terrace. Friendly, interested staff, great rain shower, simple good food. Very dog friendly."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

Spot In The Woods
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$121 per night
0.96 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Lots of reviews make you think shall I book or not but this hotel was in a fantastic location and well worth the money. Will definitely be booking again."…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 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! (996 reviews)
Stopover....

"Choice of hotel for a stay over for a funeral was decent, couldn't check out all the facilities as were only staying one night. Thought restaurant menu was a little standard, but the quality was fine. Would stay there again, if the price is right......."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
3 out of 5
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, England
The price is AU$113 per night
6.26 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Excellent night's sleep and a good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7
The White Lion
4 out of 5
School Hill, Soberton, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$155 per night
19.75 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
Excellent

"Really good place to stay. Friendly service and very comfortable room. Good food and accommodates my gluten free requirement. Excellent breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2019

The White Lion
Polygon Villas Guest House - B&B
2 out of 5
8-10 The Polygon, Southampton, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$64 per night
1.08 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (242 reviews)
Best so far

"I only had one night, but everything had a shine, the staff where very helpful with smiles. The breakfast buffet was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct. 2019

Polygon Villas Guest House - B&B
Andromeda Premium
3 out of 5
Southampton Street, England, Southampton, England
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1.4 km from city centre
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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 Ennios Boutique Hotel Rooms 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 budget Southampton Centre is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free newspapers. Other choices to stay on the cheap include The Star Hotel and Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams.
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 Novotel Southampton and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton. Also, attractions such as Southampton Maritime Museum and Leisure World are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Southampton?
The Botleigh Grange Hotel is a favourite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and coffee makers. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club and Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa.
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 Woodlands Lodge Hotel.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Southampton?
Novotel Southampton 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. Head to Weston Hard Woolston Beach or Calshot Beach for some quality time by the water.
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. The Pilgrim Inn and The White Star Tavern are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Southampton?
The Crown Inn is a favourite 5-star inn with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. The Pilgrim Inn and The Blue Keys Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best golf hotel in Southampton?
Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club is a 4-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an indoor pool, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Southampton. You can tee off at Southampton City Golf Course, Stoneham Golf Club or Romsey Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Southampton to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices near historic sites include Holiday Inn Southampton and Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Tudor House and Garden, Netley Abbey and Old City Walls.
What are some accommodations with pools in Southampton?
Novotel Southampton is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour and Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club.

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