The Best Hotels in Cornwall

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best and most luxurious hotels in Cornwall. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 664 reviews

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to… See more

Set in tropical gardens, this elegant hotel offers wonderful sea views, an award-winning restaurant and direct access to Carbis Bay Beach, which is a member of The Most Beautiful Bays In The World organisation. Picturesque St Ives is just 1.5 miles away.

Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool, or on the spacious sea-view terrace. Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel also has a grand lounge, and live entertainment is often available in the traditional bar.

Sands Restaurants serves a creative menu, including freshly caught Cornish seafood and local produce. The conservatory offers cocktails and tapas, and indulgent afternoon teas are also available.

The bright and airy bedrooms each have a cosy seating area and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have free WiFi access and a private modern bathroom, and many rooms have views of the bay.

Just 300 metres from Carbis Bay Railway Station, Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel is surrounded by scenic coastal walks. West Cornwall Golf Club is within a 5-minute drive, and Tate St Ives is just 2 miles away.

The Garden Cabin is situated in Carbis Bay village, just a short distance from the facilities at Carbis Bay Estate and Carbis bay beach

Rooms from $314

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’

Rated 8.4 in 871 reviews

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ is a unique 17th-century inn, idyllic escape right on the water’s edge, in the fishing… See more

Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ is a unique 17th-century inn, idyllic escape right on the water’s edge, in the fishing village of Portloe on the Roseland Peninsula. Its 2 AA-Rosette awarded restaurant with sunny terrace overlooks the harbour and serves fresh seafood and local produce.

Set over 3 separate buildings around the harbour, each room is individually decorated and has a luxurious en suite bathroom with shower.

Portloe is in a conservation area at the foot of a valley and offers a picturesque cove and a tiny harbour to explore. Guests can drive 16 miles to the Eden Project, 8 miles to the Lost Gardens of Heligan or 23 miles to visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth.

Rooms from $97

Situated overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, this adults only hotel and spa boasts a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi… See more

Situated overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, this adults only hotel and spa boasts a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. The hotel features panoramic views of Fistral Bay, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

The hotel’s luxury Spa boasts a sauna, a hot tub, and a beauty salon. Spa treatments include massages, facials and body wraps form GAIA Skincare.

Fistral Beach Hotel features beautifully designed rooms and suites with a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms have luxury complimentary toiletries.

The Bay Bar and the 2 AA Rosette Dune Restaurant feature stunning coastal views. Dishes from the à la carte menu are prepared using local and seasonal produce.

Home to Newquay Railway Station, Newquay’s lively town centre is 1 mile away. Free private parking is available and Newquay Cornwall Airport is within a 15-minute drive.

Please inform us before arrival if you are travelling in a group of six of more. We reserve the right to refuse unauthorized groups. Large groups may be required to provide an additional deposit at check-in, returnable on departure if unaffected. Please note, it is now against the law to travel with people from outside your household or support bubble. You may be asked to prove you are from the same household on arrival at the hotel.

Rooms from $113

Atlantic Hotel Newquay

Rated 8.1 in 1739 reviews

With breathtaking coastal views, the 4-star Atlantic Hotel Newquay offers spacious rooms, a seafood bar and a swimming… See more

With breathtaking coastal views, the 4-star Atlantic Hotel Newquay offers spacious rooms, a seafood bar and a swimming pool. It also has free WiFi and free parking, and is only 5 minutes’ walk from Fistral Beach.

The Atlantic is less than 0.5 miles’ walk from the lively bars and restaurants in Newquay’s town centre. Beautiful countryside and quiet beaches can be found just 10 minutes’ drive along the coast.

All of the bedrooms at have sea views, a flat-screen TV and a luxurious bathroom with bathrobes. Some rooms also boast a private balcony and seating area.

Silk Bistro has a champagne bar and a menu of fresh, local produce. Breakfast is served in The Atlantic Dining Room and on the terrace, overlooking Watergate Bay.

The hotel staff can help arrange personal trainers and massage therapists.

Rooms from $101

The Lewinnick Lodge

Rated 9.3 in 637 reviews

A boutique hotel, perched above the Pentire Headland cliffs, offers breath-taking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean… See more

A boutique hotel, perched above the Pentire Headland cliffs, offers breath-taking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Ideally located within walking distance of two of Cornwall's most beautiful and iconic beaches - Fistral Beach, just a 15-minute walk away, and Crantock Beach, reached with a 25-minute stroll across the river Gannel.

At Lewinnick Lodge, you will find spacious, sleek, and bright designer rooms with fantastic sea vistas. Most rooms feature super king-sized beds with crisp white bed linen, a modern bathroom with a monsoon shower, and Bramley organic toiletries. Other luxuries include a DAB radio with Bluetooth, a flat-screen TV with the usual apps, and Nespresso coffee machines.

The restaurant serves modern British cuisine with plenty of seafood dishes, such as Monkfish katsu and Moules Frites. A home-cooked breakfast is available every day from 8am. Dine in the restaurant or relax with a drink on the terrace, both have panoramic views of the north Cornwall coastline.

Additionally, the lodge offers 24-hour reception for your convenience. The town centre of Newquay is less than a 10-minute drive and is home to 7 glorious beaches and a thriving town centre. Newquay has a zoo, cinema, golf club, gardens, and picturesque harbour.

For guests travelling with dogs, there is an additional charge of £25.00 per dog, per night. We welcome up to two dogs in certain room types, please contact us directly to confirm the availability of dog-friendly rooms.

Rooms from $183

Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 9.4 in 491 reviews

Boasting a terrace, Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms is situated in Newquay, 2.1 km from Fistral Beach.This… See more

Boasting a terrace, Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms is situated in Newquay, 2.1 km from Fistral Beach.This property is located on the beach , 400 metres from the centre of Newquay. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or a meal in the restaurant.

All rooms in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a kettle. With a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries, rooms at Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant also offer free WiFi, while selected rooms here will provide you with a terrace. The units feature a wardrobe.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a a la carte breakfast.

Newquay Zoo is 800 metres from Tolcarne Beach Colonial Restaurant and Rooms, while Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium is 900 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport, 6 km from the bed and breakfast.

Rooms from $205

The Idle Rocks

Rated 9.1 in 202 reviews

On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks boasts excellent sea views and fresh… See more

On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks boasts excellent sea views and fresh seafood. It offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All individually decorated rooms at Idle Rocks feature a flat-screen TV, vintage radio, Cornish tea, a Nespresso coffee maker and a bathroom with a bath or shower, and some with a rain-effect shower.

Some rooms have views of the harbour and St Anthony’s Head. Some TVs also double as mirrors.

Food is sourced locally and the head chef is also a keen forager. Breakfast includes unique twists, such as Birch Tree syrup, and there is also a range of brunch dishes on offer. You can enjoy a cocktail in the bar, or on the terrace which offers lovely sea views.

The village is home to St Mawes Castle, coastal and inland walks and watersports. Falmouth is a mile away by ferry, which operates year-round. Trelissick Gardens, St Austell and Truro town centres are 30 minutes’ drive away.

Rooms from $342

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Rated 8.3 in 1765 reviews

Opposite Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort, Falmouth is a 15-minute walk from Falmouth town and Harbour. The 4-star… See more

Opposite Gyllyngvase Beach, St Michaels Resort, Falmouth is a 15-minute walk from Falmouth town and Harbour. The 4-star hotel features an award-winning restaurant, luxury spa and a Health Club with a 20-yard swimming pool.

The bedrooms have a coastal theme, and each features a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and ELEMIS toiletries.

The spa (available at a supplement) boasts a hydrotherapy pool, 10 treatments rooms, Rhassoul, experience showers and saunas.

Overlooking the Falmouth Bay, the restaurant serves fresh, seasonal cuisine and locally caught seafood. The bar and lounge offers a relaxing area for an Afternoon Tea or cocktail.

Nestled in sub-tropical gardens, St Michaels’s is only a 2-minute walk from the South West Coastal Footpath. There is free WiFi, on-site parking and Falmouth Town Rail Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Rooms from $159

The Carlyon Bay Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.7 in 1024 reviews

Perched on the rugged cliffs of St Austell Bay, The Carlyon Bay Hotel features a luxury spa, award-winning restaurant… See more

Perched on the rugged cliffs of St Austell Bay, The Carlyon Bay Hotel features a luxury spa, award-winning restaurant and a golf course. The hotel has panoramic views and 4-star bedrooms.

With stylish décor and a flat-screen TV, the spacious rooms at Carlyon Bay each have tea/coffee facilities and private modern bathrooms. Some have wonderful views across the English Channel.

The spa features an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and heated loungers. There is also an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and beauty treatment rooms.

The Bay View restaurant serves fresh seafood and fine vintage wines in formal surroundings. Dress code is smart / smart casual, with no ripped denim or sportswear. For an informal dining option, Taste Brasserie offers fine locally sourced produce, and the Spa Bar serves light meals on the elegant terrace.

Just metres from Cornwall’s sandy beaches, The Carlyon Hotel is 2 miles from the Eden Project. The Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached in 10 minutes’ drive and St Austell centre is 2 miles away.

Rooms from $181

The Old Quay House Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 555 reviews

A luxury hotel in Cornwall overlooking the Fowey’s attractive waterfront, the award-winning Old Quay House has a… See more

A luxury hotel in Cornwall overlooking the Fowey’s attractive waterfront, the award-winning Old Quay House has a waterside terrace with estuary views. Wi-Fi is free to use.

The Hotel does not have a car park, however there are long stay car parks in the area. Closest is an 8 minute walk away.

The restaurant has stunning views of the estuary, and offers food made from local produce. River oysters and pan-fried Cornish scallops feature on the menu, along with a carefully selected wine list. A full cooked breakfast is provided each morning.

Rooms at The Old Quay House Hotel have elegant, modern décor, and come with a TV. Each also features its own bathroom with White Company toiletries, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

A variety of shops, restaurants and bars are just metres away. You can also enjoy boat trips along the river.

Rooms from $205

The Alverton

Rated 8.7 in 1863 reviews

The Alverton is perched on the outskirts of Truro city centre. A magnificent, grade II listed building steeped in… See more

The Alverton is perched on the outskirts of Truro city centre. A magnificent, grade II listed building steeped in history, boasting original architecture dating back to the nineteenth century. Tradition meets contemporary, as you walk through the oak door, past ivy-draped stone walls and mullioned windows, to be met with sparkling service, award-winning food, and charming bedrooms.

Enjoy two AA-rosette awarded food from the Alverton’s restaurant, overlooking pristine lawns, ancient beech and maple trees, and an outstanding array of bright flora. Much like the gardens, Head Chef Ollie Wyatt’s menus transform with the seasons, relying on the bounty of the county to deliver unforgettable flavours with every forkful. On warmer afternoons, nothing beats relaxing on The Alverton’s suntrap terrace with a signature cocktail, or a Cornish cream tea.

The Alverton’s rooms marry classic stately home touches with contemporary, quirky interiors. Look out for original features, left untouched from many moons ago. The Courtyard suites offer extra opulence with decadent roll-top bath tubs, designer furnishings, and stained-glass windows.

When you’re ready to explore the coast and countryside of Cornwall, you’ll find yourself in the optimum location. From Truro, hop on a bus, train, car, or boat and start venturing to our most famous landmarks. From the Eden Project’s indoor jungles, the old Cornish tin mines, and dramatic North coastline, to a mapful of National Trust treasures, fascinating museums, and exhilarating watersports, The Alverton is the perfect central base.

Rooms from $133

Harbour Hotel & Spa St Ives

Rated 8.3 in 1191 reviews

Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The Harbour Hotel & Spa… See more

Overlooking Porthminster Beach with impressive views across St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, The Harbour Hotel & Spa St Ives offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy local seafood in the traditional restaurant.

Individually decorated in natural colours, the rooms at the The St Ives Harbour Hotel each have a private bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a TV and radio, and many have wonderful balcony views of the sea.

The Terrace Bar and Restaurant serves a seasonal à la carte menu, using fresh local produce. You can try the specialty seafood dishes, with fish and shellfish caught just 15 minutes’ walk away.

Cornish cream teas and real ales are served in the spacious lounge bar, or al fresco on the terrace. Room service is also available.

The St Ives Harbour Spa includes an indoor pool and hot tub, a sauna, crystal steam room, state-of-the-art fitness suite, and 4 treatment rooms. Slippers, robes and towels are provided, along with free herbal teas and water.

With direct access to the award-winning Porthminster Beach, St Ives Harbour Hotel is a 5-minute walk from St Ives centre. Parking is available on site, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum is just a mile away.

Rooms from $177

Port Gaverne Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 939 reviews

In the idyllic secluded cove of Port Gaverne, this charming 17th-century inn has light, airy rooms with free WiFi… See more

In the idyllic secluded cove of Port Gaverne, this charming 17th-century inn has light, airy rooms with free WiFi throughout. The hotel restaurant uses seasonal produce including fresh fish caught locally.

With antique furniture and other traditional features, no 2 bedrooms at the Port Gaverne Hotel are the same. Features in each room include a satellite TV, radio, private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary Cornish biscuits.

Guests can enjoy freshly baked bread, home-made petit fours and daily changing specials in the restaurant. The bar is full of character, boasting slate floors, wooden beams and a wide range of real ales. A hearty Cornish breakfast is offered daily.

The beautiful, peaceful North Cornwall Heritage Coast is on the hotel’s doorstep, with the beach just moments away. Port Isaac is a 5-minute walk away, or the large sandy beach at Polzeath is a 15-minute drive.

Rooms from $178

Harbour Hotel Fowey

Rated 8.8 in 791 reviews

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right by the water's edge, the award-winning Harbour Hotel Fowey has a scenic and… See more

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right by the water's edge, the award-winning Harbour Hotel Fowey has a scenic and peaceful location. It offers free WiFi, an award-winning restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk.

Many of the individually decorated, en suite rooms offer panoramic views of the harbour, as do all of the public rooms. Each also has a TV and facilities for making tea and coffee.

The pretty town of Fowey is a joy to wander around, with its charming shops and galleries. The town centre can be reached in around 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel building.

The Fowey's restaurant has held an AA Rosette for the outstanding preparation of its food and the quality of its local, seasonal ingredients.

Rooms from $157

The Headland Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.8 in 359 reviews

Overlooking Fistral Beach, this stylish Victorian hotel features a Five Bubble rated spa, surf school, approach golf… See more

Overlooking Fistral Beach, this stylish Victorian hotel features a Five Bubble rated spa, surf school, approach golf course and a wonderful sea-view terrace. Awarded a 5-stay AA rating, the Headland Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Newquay centre.

The impressive leisure facilities include a brand new Aqua Club which includes 6 outdoor and indoor pools (open all year round). The spa includes a Cornish salt steam room, a Swedish sauna, a hot tub, and experience showers. Treatments by Elemis, Voya and OPI can be booked in the state-of-the-art ash wood panelled rooms or work out in the fully equipped Life Fitness gym.

There are three restaurants, and the hotel has been awarded an AA rosette. Guests can enjoy the best of Cornish coastal produce in the brand new restaurant RenMor or in the more relaxed Terrace which features an outdoor veranda with stunning beach views. The Deck as part of the Aqua Club offers poolside drinks, and Mediterranean dining. Afternoon teas and Cornish breakfasts are available, and the bar offers cocktails and fine wines.

The spacious 5-star bedrooms at The Headland have free Wi-Fi access and satellite TV. All rooms feature a cosy seating area, a work desk and a modern bathroom with fluffy robes.

The hotel has a communal laundry room, where guests can access a washing machine and a tumble dryer, as well as ironing facilities.

Perched on a rugged headland, this hotel is just a 20-minute walk from Newquay Railway Station. Free on-site parking is available, and Newquay Golf Club is a 5-minute walk away. The surf school also offers coasteering, stand-up paddleboarding and private surfing lessons.

The Headland is dog-friendly and up to two dogs can stay in each bedroom per nights. Regrettably, we are not able to accommodate any other pets.

Rooms from $281

Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.0 in 624 reviews

An elegant destination on the Lizard Peninsula, the Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa features an AA Rosette-winning restaurant… See more

An elegant destination on the Lizard Peninsula, the Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa features an AA Rosette-winning restaurant and offers spectacular sea views. On the south Cornwall coast, this cliff-top hotel is a 5-minute drive from idyllic Mullion village.

Each guest room features a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. En suite bathrooms have a shower or bath and complementary toiletries.

There is an extensive continental breakfast buffet, and cooked full English with Cornish sausages and free-range eggs. Decadent alternatives include smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, and poached eggs and spinach on toast.
In addition to the Atlantic View restaurant, the Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa features an Art Deco-inspired bar with a wide-ranging wine list. Cornish cream teas and afternoon tea are also served.

Mullion is less than 9 miles south of Helston, and around 45 minutes’ drive from Penzance. Truro and St Ives are both around 50 minutes away.

Rooms from $186

Driftwood

Rated 9.0 in 187 reviews

Our boutique accommodation in Cornwall is located on the Roseland Peninsula along the South-west coastal path, an area… See more

Our boutique accommodation in Cornwall is located on the Roseland Peninsula along the South-west coastal path, an area of outstanding natural beauty: a walker’s paradise and a must-visit for nature lovers.

Enjoy a walk along the famous coastal path or bask in simple pleasures relaxing in the gardens, on the beach or our cosy lounge.

Dive into seaside bliss with coastal rooms on Driftwood’s Roseland Peninsula, all stylishly decorated to reflect the beauty of our sea view location. Ocean-inspired and coastal chic, our 14 rooms offer the perfect retreat to relax and recharge.
Your room is your sanctuary, with plumped pillows, luxury mattresses and linen, perfect for total relaxation. Each room features an ensuite bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Most rooms feature a sea view.

On-site parking is available for our guests.

Rooms from $198

Bodmin Jail Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 3573 reviews

Situated in Bodmin, 31 km from Newquay Train Station, Bodmin Jail Hotel features accommodation with a fitness centre… See more

Situated in Bodmin, 31 km from Newquay Train Station, Bodmin Jail Hotel features accommodation with a fitness centre, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can make use of a bar.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Bodmin Jail Hotel the rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available each morning, and includes buffet, à la carte and continental options.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Bodmin, like hiking and cycling.

Restormel Castle is 12 km from Bodmin Jail Hotel, while Eden Project is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport, 26 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $287

Boskerris Hotel

Rated 9.3 in 168 reviews

Located in St Ives, 400 metres from Carbis Bay Beach, Boskerris Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free private… See more

Located in St Ives, 400 metres from Carbis Bay Beach, Boskerris Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. Featuring a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around less than 1 km from Porthkidney Beach and around 1.9 km from Porthminster Beach. The property is allergy-free and is set 12 km from St Michael's Mount.

All units in the hotel are equipped with a coffee machine. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Boskerris Hotel also provide guests with free WiFi, while some rooms will provide you with a sea view. At the accommodation every room is fitted with bed linen and towels.

The daily breakfast offers continental, Full English/Irish or vegetarian options.

The area is popular for hiking, and bike hire is available at this 4-star hotel.

Minack Theatre is 29 km from Boskerris Hotel, while Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre is 40 km away. The nearest airport is Land's End Airport, 27 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $250

Marazion Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 671 reviews

The Marazion Hotel offers a restaurant, bar and stylish rooms, some with views of the sea towards St Michael's Mount… See more

The Marazion Hotel offers a restaurant, bar and stylish rooms, some with views of the sea towards St Michael's Mount. This hotel is moments away from shops, a pub and a Cornish tea room.

Each room has a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have either an en suite bathroom with walk in shower or a shower over bath.

Full English breakfast is cooked to order each morning, served alongside cereals, tea and coffee. There is also a continental choice.

The hotel’s Cutty Sark Restaurant offering a menu filled with locally sourced meats, veg and local fish, as well as homemade desserts including creme brulee and cheesecake.

Marazion Hotel lies 4 miles east of Penzance, and around 20 miles from The Lizard. Porthcurno’s open-air Minack Theatre and the Tate St Ives gallery are among the region’s attractions within 20-30 minutes’ drive.

** Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ** We offer a “no frills” Christmas option with room and breakfast only.
Our Restaurant will be closed the Evening of the 24th December and the whole of Christmas Day.

Rooms from $176