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10 Best Hotels in Windermere

Low Wood Bay
4 out of 5
Low Wood Bay, Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$375 per night
3.84 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (258 reviews)

"Very nice hotel in beautiful surroundings staff nice and friendly was a bit surprised you had to pay to park your car per day"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Low Wood Bay
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
23 Church Street, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$392 per night
2.46 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (763 reviews)
Misleading Lack of hotel car Parking

"The hotel was in an excellent position near the Lake Windermere but the Hotels.Com website said there was parking available. However this was at a cost of £20 per night for off site parking. I would not have booked the stay if I had known this"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa
Cragwood Country House Hotel
4 out of 5
Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
The price is AU$273 per night
2.55 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)

"We had a wonderful stay at the Cragwood Country House Hotel - the rooms were lovely and very comfortable. The staff were simply amazing and super helpful...a big thank you to Helen, Tracy, Nick and Yannis for making our stay super-fantastic."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2020

Cragwood Country House Hotel
Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$312 per night
2.66 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (683 reviews)
Gorgeous views and lovely staff

"We had a lovely stay in a beautiful hotel!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

Laura Ashley - The Belsfield
The Burnside Hotel
4 out of 5
Kendal Road, Bowness, Windermere, England
The price is AU$274 per night
2.85 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (125 reviews)
Pre-Lockdown

"I was there early March and at this point a few people had deferred their stay to later in the year. I went and was upgraded, staff were friendly, cleanliness levels were amazing, breakfast amazing. The room with a hot tub is something else. 10/10 for everything"…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020

The Burnside Hotel
Langdale Chase Hotel
4 out of 5
Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
The price is AU$390 per night
3.51 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"Great location, breathtaking views and very tasty food"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Langdale Chase Hotel
Windermere Manor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rayrigg Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$165 per night
0.54 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (171 reviews)

"Nice hotel although a little tired-looking inside. Excellent and friendly staff. No internet in the room and limited connectivity in public areas, although they did say this was due to ongoing upgrade."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2020

Windermere Manor Hotel
Merewood Country House
4 out of 5
Ambleside Road, Windermere, England
The price is AU$236 per night
2.78 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (112 reviews)

"The room was smaller than we expected with a very small bed, poor lighting with mirrors in the most awkward positions for hair drying and applying makeup etc. The view from the window was excellent. TV was small and although we had a Nespresso machine Nespresso capsules were not used. Dinner was ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2020

Merewood Country House
Kotel Windermere
4.5 out of 5
Lake road, Windermere, England
The price is AU$361 per night
1.23 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)

"Lovely property offering comfortable and luxurious accommodation which is ideally situated for walking to both Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere. Room was very appealing, nicely decorated, spacious and modern bathroom and a small kitchenette area. TV, bathrobes, hairdryer and straighteners were ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

Kotel Windermere
The Wild Boar
5 out of 5
Crook Road, Windermere, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$185 per night
4.48 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (109 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel, excellent staff, fabulous service and great location. Hotel restaurants provide brilliant dining options with outstanding menu options and you won’t be disappointed when the food arrives! We took our 2 dogs & had a pet friendly room with dog beds provided and plenty of biscuits! ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Wild Boar
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Visiting Windermere

Travelers to Windermere give high marks for the lakeside setting and relaxing spas. Tourists can also enjoy the city's aquarium and cocktail bars. A top sight in the area is Hill Top. In Windermere, there are 130 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Windermere

The lakeside and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Lake District National Park, Lyth Valley, and Winster Valley. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are World of Beatrix Potter and Old Laundry Theatre.

In Windermere, you'll find 130 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Below are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • Storrs Gate House - This 5-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast.
  • Wheatlands Lodge - Bed & Breakfast - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this B&B. This 5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

A top sight outside the city is Hill Top, located 3.3 mi (5.4 from the center of the city.

Getting Around Windermere

With so many ways to get around, seeing all of Windermere is a breeze. To see more of the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Windermere Station. You can catch a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

Dressing for Windermere

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 52°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 33°F
  • From April to June, the average is 66°F during the day and 38°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 67°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 59°F as the daytime average and 35°F as the nighttime average
  • Windermere gets about 0.83 inches of rain per year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 67°F, while February and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 34°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Windermere?
Hawksmoor Guest House is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 11-minute walk from World of Beatrix Potter. Traveller reviews also recommend Langdale View Guest House and Rosemount Guest House as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Windermere, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before check in. 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. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Windermere.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Windermere?
Based on reviews, The Burnside Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and an indoor pool. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Windermere Hydro Hotel and Windermere Park.
What's the best accommodation option when travelling with children to Windermere?
Log Cabin On Shores Of Lake Windermere, Surrounded By Breathtaking Scenery is a lodge with an indoor pool and in-room kitchens, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices for your child-friendly holiday include Lonsdale House and Holly Lodge Guest House. Also, attractions in the area such as South Lakes Safari Zoo and Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic getaway to Windermere?
The Ryebeck Country House & Restaurant is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features a garden-view restaurant and a bar. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Linthwaite House and Howbeck Guest House.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Windermere?
Windermere Hydro Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Lonsdale House and The Mortal Man Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Windermere?
Cragwood Country House Hotel is a top 4-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Other good options for your beach trip include Lonsdale House and Windermere Hydro Hotel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Blast Rubble or Stockpile.
What's the best luxury hotel in Windermere?
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel and Wheatlands Lodge - Bed & Breakfast are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Windermere?
Cranleigh Boutique is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free WiFi and a fireplace in the lobby. Windermere Boutique Hotel and Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Windermere?
Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a 5-star hotel featuring 2 restaurants and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Craig Manor Hotel and Fair Rigg. You can tee off at Windermere Golf Club during your trip.
What are some accommodations with pools in Windermere?
Beech Hill Hotel & Spa is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Windermere Hydro Hotel and Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa.

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