Our guide to where to stay in Windsor. The pick of Windsor Hotels
Windsor and Eton have lots of hotels to suit every need and budget. Whether you are looking for the utmost luxury, a budget B&B or country retreat there are Windsor hotels to suit everyone.
The majority of Windsor hotels are based in or very close to the town centre, making them an ideal base for exploring. They are also good choices if you are looking for a hotel near legoland or a hotel near windsor racecource.
Some of our favourite Windsor Hotels
The Sir Christopher Wren is right next to Eton bridge and dates back to the 1600s. Named after Sir Christopher Wren, the famous architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London who lived in Windsor as a boy. The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa provides top Windsor hotels accommodation. The excellent Strok’s restaurant is attached to the hotel and features a lovely riverside terrace with bar. Free Wi-Fi in lounge.
The most central of Windsor hotels, The Harte and Garter enjoys an enviable location on the High Street, opposite the Castle with great views from the top floors over the castle itself. The hotel was recently refurbished and now includes luxury spa facilities. The Harte & Garter stands on the very same spot as the old inn mentioned in Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. When Windsor hosts great state occasions such as visits from Kings, Queens and foreign potentates, the rooms at the Heart and Garter are always sought after. Look up on the wall at he front and you can see the name “white heart hotel” on the wall, harking back to an earlier incarnation of an inn that has welcomed visitors to Windsor for many centuries.
The Christopher on Eton High Street, just a 5 minute walk from Windsor Castle is another very charming old building, with an excellent restaurant and reputation for first class service. We particularly like the atmosphere of their oak-paneled bar. It has become a favourite meeting place when friends are in town.
The Macdonald is a newer hotel on Windsor High Street offering high luxury to visitors staying in the Royal Borough. They have 120 luxury bedrooms, in a very nice mulberry and metallic colour scheme. The bar and lounge area is a great place for evening drinks, sophisticated yet welcoming. Have heard very good things about the food too.
The Mercure Castle Hotel sits on the High Street, opposite the Guildhall and close to the entrance to Windsor Castle. A reasonably priced luxury hotel, the Castle boasts more than 100 well equipped en-suite bedrooms. The prices to stay in the Castle Hotel can be surprisingly reasonable. If you are looking to book a Windsor hotel that is stylish and central, the Castle Hotel comes highly recommended.
Nine miles from Windsor, Cliveden is the stunning neoclassical former country home of Royalty and more recently the Astor dynasty. The infamous Profumo affair was played out here in the 1960s and staying here recreates the luxurious opulence of days gone by. Celebrity guests often stay at this excellent hotel which has a world class restaurant. Cliveden is positioned in 375 acres of beautifully managed National Trust land on a ridge high above the Thames, near Cookham with spectacular views from the terrace over the pareterre and valley beyond.
The Manor is in the neighbouring village of Datchet, just a mile downstream from Windsor and easily accessible. Located right on the village green and moments from the side of the River Thames this luxury hideaway now features new rooms designed with Phillippe Starck bathrooms, Farrow and Ball wallpapers and Porta Romana materials, creating a very chic look and feel.
The Royal Berkshire Hotel is a lovely 18th-century red brick Queen Anne mansion set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds. The Royal Berkshire is a lovely hotel for the more discerning visitor. This hotel is in Ascot, about five miles from Windsor. The drive between the two takes you through the beautiful landscape of Windsor Great Park.
Named after one of England’s favourite Queens, this hotel is on King’s Street, very close to the Great Park and only a few minutes walk from the town centre. It sits in a quiet and charming corner of Windsor’s famous ‘golden triangle’ where all the nicest houses are to be found. The hotel is noted for its fine Georgian frontage. Inside the furnishing is refined and genteel. Unlike some other hotels in older buildings, you will find the Royal Adelaide has decent sized rooms.
3 miles from Windsor town centre, Beaumont House near Old Windsor is a conference centre style hotel with 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. An excellent choice for conferences and a stunning setting for weddings with its elegant authentic Georgian frontage.
A truly spectacular mock-gothic victorian mansion, built by the Thames in the 1850s. Oakley Court was used in many ‘Hammer House of Horror’ films in the 1960s. This hotel is about three miles upstream from Windsor town centre. It boasts a pool, spa, well equipped gym, a small but enjoyable golf course and excellent restaurant. A real delight in summer taking in the afternoon tea in the riverside garden. Residents also have the chance to leisurely cruise the Thames with boats available for hire.
Built in 1727, Burnham Beeches Hotel has 10 acres of beautiful gardens and manicured lawns. The accommodation had more than £1.5 million pounds spent on refurbishments and now looks stunning. It is four and a half miles from Windsor and is a great location for exploring the delights of Burnham Beeches, the last remnants of a vast beech forest that once covered almost the entire county and one of the finest woodlands anywhere in the country.
Savill Court hotel is a Jacobean style mansion set in 22 acres of secluded parkland close to Windsor Great Park and about 10 minutes drive in to Windsor town. An excellent accommodation choice if you want to go walking in the Great Park. Savill Court really is one of the prettiest Windsor hotels. We strongly recommend it in Autumn when long walks in the royal deer park are a total delight for the senses.
About 9 minutes walk to the town centre. the Holiday Inn express adds additional rooms that balance comfort with price. A slightly more pocket friendly option than offered by most Windsor hotels, the Holiday Inn Express is a formula that has been refined and repeated the world over. There are no surprises, just the good standard you expect if you know this well respected chain hotel. (£10 extra per day for parking)
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So these are the Windsor hotels we like, but close to Windsor are the towns of Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough, Reading and of course the city of London, all of which provide a further selection of hotels to choose from.