Planning your trip to No.1 Royal Crescent Museum and wondering where to stay in Bath? There are lots of beautiful guesthouses and hotels in Bath, from cosy pet-friendly lodgings to luxury options. Here are a few of our favourite accommodation options around the city:

  1. The Yard in Bath – “Welcoming, cosy and central”

The Yard is a boutique hotel situated in Central Bath. Its contemporary décor would appeal to both couples and young families alike. Once a coaching inn, the building has been lovingly and sympathetically restored.  Spread over four floors the hotel boasts fourteen character-filled bedrooms each enjoying a unique, fresh design, all set around the historic courtyard. Each room is equipped with a king-size bed, crisp linen sheets, a rainfall shower, fluffy towels, Bramley organic toiletries, Netflix, a Roberts Radio, a fully stocked mini-bar, complimentary fresh milk and a Nespresso coffee machine. A breakfast hamper is provided each morning directly to each room (excluding the Apartment, which is let on a room-only basis.) The Yard provides a welcoming space for coffee and a bar that extends out into the rear courtyard primarily enjoyed for alfresco drinks during warmer times of the year. Nestled in the heart of Bath, the hotel enjoys a central yet tucked away position. There are a limited number of car parking spaces directly opposite the hotel which are bookable in advance for a fee. Alternatively, there is parking available at Charlotte street car park close by.

  1. The Queensbury Hotel – “Opulent, with sumptuous dining”

The Queensberry Hotel is consistently rated as one of the best hotels in Bath. With its beautiful wrought iron and stained-glass canopy ready to warmly welcome guests into its opulent interior, it sits serenely on Russell Street in a quiet but central location within the World Heritage City of Bath. The hotel consists of four Georgian buildings now combined into one,  offering twenty-nine exquisitely appointed bedrooms all decorated and furnished in a luxurious contemporary style. Depending on individual requirements, guests can choose from either a four-poster suite, a junior suite, a master deluxe, a deluxe, a superior, a classic, or club room. Each offering is equipped with a Harrison Spinks bed, a flat screen TV and a DAB digital radio. Guest bathrooms enjoy complementary White Company toiletries and soft white dressing gowns. The hotel also boasts The Olive Tree, the only Michelin-starred Restaurant in Bath. Headed up by Executive Head Chef, Chris Cleghorn, you can be assured of a sumptuous dining experience in elegant surroundings. Drinks can be enjoyed in the Q-Bar, an intimate and bijou venue overlooking the outside terrace, perfect for that al fresco tipple, weather permitting! Valet parking is available from 12 pm on day of arrival until 12 pm the day of departure at a cost of £17.50 per day or £12.50 per day if the booking is made directly with the hotel. The Queensberry Hotel welcomes children and infants of all ages, but pets cannot be accommodated.

  1. The Bird, Bath – “Contemporary, fun, and dog friendly”

The Bird is a family-friendly, contemporary boutique style hotel in the centre of Bath. Situated on Pulteney Road, the hotel enjoys a lovely position with near reaching views from the rear bedrooms and terrace over to “The Rec”- home of Bath Rugby, Bath Abbey and the iconic Empire Building. The twenty-nine bedrooms on offer range from compact doubles to deluxe kings and all enjoy quirky and unique designs featuring hand-crafted wallpaper and standout artwork. Plate Restaurant & Bar offers pop up food events, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and of course liquid refreshments! A private dining option is also offered. Limited on-site parking is available for £20 per night. With additional parking available at Bath Cricket Club chargeable at £15 for twenty-four hours. Dogs are welcome at a charge of £25 per night, this includes a doggie-themed gift in the room. Please inform the hotel at the time of booking.

If you prefer a little privacy and independence, the hotel also offers an off-site stand-alone property suitable for couples or families looking for relaxing break in the World Heritage City of Bath. No. 7 Upper Lansdown is situated just behind Lansdown Crescent from where a leisurely stroll will take you through streets of stunning architecture then on to the beautiful Royal Crescent and all the delights of the City beyond. The property boosts two bedrooms and its own private terrace.  Beautifully decorated and comfortably appointed, this charming property provides tranquility and calm whilst still being within easy reach of all the highlights of Bath. No. 7 Lansdown has a dedicated parking space for one car and also welcomes dogs at a charge of £50 per pet per stay.

4.No.15 by Guesthouse, Bath – ” Quirky and stylish”

 Situated on the world famous Great Pulteney Street, No. 15 by Guesthouse is a beautiful, luxurious family-friendly hotel, housed in a series of townhouse buildings and a separate Coach House. A true feast for the senses, this stunning property offers a fresh delight at every turn. Beautifully presented, it showcases the very best in sophisticated design with a truly contemporary twist. There are thirty-six stunning bedrooms to choose from ranging in size from a Small Guest room right up to “The Hideout,” a 55sqm apartment style suite perfect for a private and relaxing break. For food and drinks “The Bar” is a comfortable and stylish area where guests can relax and enjoy a delicious cocktail or a wide range of beers, wines and soft beverages from the well-stocked bar. Also, on offer are a seasonal selection of delicious small plates, main courses and deserts prepared by the hotel chef. Open Monday – Sunday from 8am to 11pm, tables can be reserved in advance.

No. 15 houses a delightful spa within its walls. Relax in the Copper Room, with its large copper bath built for two, and enjoy organic, magnesium-rich salts waters before taking a treatment with one of the spa’s professional therapists. Children are welcome at No. 15 and are well provided for with thoughtful and entertaining touches in family booked rooms. There is also a babysitting and overnight sitting service available which can be booked through the hotel, allowing Mum and Dad to let their hair down too! And not forgetting our furry friends, dogs are also welcome, they can stay in any of the hotel rooms (excluding small guest rooms) for £25.00 per night per dog. Treats are plentiful for them too! The hotel has seven private parking spaces which are bookable in advance at £25 per car per night.

  1. The Priory – “A spa-lover’s delight! Peaceful yet conveniently located”

The Priory is a rare hotel combining four acres of green gardens with a superb location just a short walk away from Bath’s city center. The honey-hued Georgian architecture evokes times gone by, whilst modern conveniences ensure a luxurious stay. Each of the rooms is unique, making each stay feel extra special. The excellent on-site spa is the first and only spa by l’Occitane in the UK. While away a few hours relaxing by the pool, or treat yourself to a facial or massage from the excellent treatment menu.

The hotel has you covered for dining too, with a superb 3 AA Rosette restaurant with magnificent views across the hotel’s gardens. Their menu offers ” a memorable culinary journey with a focus on fresh local produce, flavour, and balance to create exciting, modern French dishes epitomising the best seasonal dining.”


Wherever you decide to lay your head, we hope you have a wonderful trip to Bath! We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum.

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