The Best Hotels in Cornwall

We’ve filtered out the noise and surfaced the best luxury, boutique and most charming hotels in Cornwall for you below. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Lugger Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’

Rated 8.5 in 807 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 $183

The Carlyon Bay Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.8 in 653 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 $184

The Lewinnick Lodge

Rated 9.2 in 354 reviews

Stunning Atlantic views are offered at this boutique hotel set above the Pentire Headland cliffs, along with designer… See more

Stunning Atlantic views are offered at this boutique hotel set above the Pentire Headland cliffs, along with designer rooms and a modern restaurant. Famous Fistral Beach is just 5 minutes’ drive away.

Sleek and bright with fantastic views, every room at Lewinnick Lodge comes with a luxury king-size bed, crisp white bed linen, and a modern bathroom with a power shower and organic toiletries. You can relax with a DAB radio with bluetooth speakers, as well as a flat-screen TV with the latest movies on demand.

Serving modern British cuisine and specialising in fresh fish dishes, The Lodge’s restaurant provides breakfast each morning and uses local Cornish produce. Guests can dine in the bright restaurant, or relax out in the beer garden or sun terrace in warm weather. The property also offers a 24-hour reception.

Stunning coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the lodge, while the esplanade is just 5 minutes’ walk away. Newquay’s town centre is less than 10 minutes away by car, and Newquay Golf Club is a 5-minute drive away. Attractions including the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo are located 2 miles away.

Rooms from $162

The Idle Rocks

Rated 9.2 in 151 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 $306

Marazion Hotel

Rated 9.2 in 579 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.

Rooms from $183

Boskerris Hotel

Rated 9.6 in 115 reviews

Located in St Ives, 200 metres from Carbis Bay, Boskerris Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private… See more

Located in St Ives, 200 metres from Carbis Bay, Boskerris Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a concierge service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is allergy-free and is set 2.4 km from Porthmeor Beach.

At the hotel, every room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Boskerris Hotel offers certain units with sea views, and all rooms come with a coffee machine. All units will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Boskerris Hotel offers a terrace.

Gwithian Beach is 2.8 km from the hotel, while Tate St Ives is 3.6 km away. The nearest airport is Land's End Airport, 28 km from Boskerris Hotel.

Rooms from $237

Bodmin Jail Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 1183 reviews

Situated in Bodmin, Bodmin Jail Hotel has a fitness centre, a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property… See more

Situated in Bodmin, Bodmin Jail Hotel has a fitness centre, a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The hotel features family rooms.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with 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.

A à la carte breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

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

Newquay is 25 km from the hotel, while Plymouth is 44 km from the property. The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport, 19 km from Bodmin Jail Hotel.

Rooms from $233

The Headland Hotel and Spa

Rated 8.9 in 475 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, Thalgo 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 fresh local seafood in the formal candlelit restaurant or in the more relaxed Terrace which features an outdoor veranda with stunning beach views. 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, work desk and a modern bathroom with waffle robes and free toiletries.

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.

Rooms from $269

The Old Quay House Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 455 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, and free parking permits are provided.

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 $172

Mullion Cove Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.8 in 415 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 $156

The Rosevine

Rated 8.8 in 208 reviews

Around 25 minutes’ drive from Truro, The Rosevine is an elegantly styled apartment hotel on the south Cornwall coast… See more

Around 25 minutes’ drive from Truro, The Rosevine is an elegantly styled apartment hotel on the south Cornwall coast. Featuring a family restaurant and an indoor swimming pool, this accommodation on the Roseland Peninsula has free parking and WiFi.

Each apartment or suite features a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster, as well as a dining area. All have a seating area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is also a bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Several apartments have French doors leading out to a terrace and garden.

The Rosevine boasts a restaurant, which serves dishes for both adults and children. The drawing room has cosy sofas and a wood burning stove, along with a playroom for children. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy drinks on the lawn, overlooking the sea. With a climbing frame and table tennis, there is a further play area in the garden.

The Rosevine is a short walk from Porthcurnick beach, and just 2 miles from the pretty coastal village of Portscatho via the coast path. Portscatho offers a pub, restaurants, shops and a post office. You can take a boat trip to Falmouth from St Mawes, just under 6 miles away, or drive to the Eden Project in around 40 minutes.

Rooms from $144

Fowey Harbour Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 510 reviews

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

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, right by the water's edge, the award-winning Fowey Harbour Hotel 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 $152

Artist Residence Cornwall

Rated 8.9 in 315 reviews

The unique and original rooms at the 17th-century Artist Residence are each uniquely designed in an eclectic, rustic… See more

The unique and original rooms at the 17th-century Artist Residence are each uniquely designed in an eclectic, rustic style, with a curated collection of limited edition artworks throughout. Guests have free WiFi.

The bespoke style of each bright and airy bedroom is complemented by amenities including a flat-screen satellite TV, a private bathroom and tea/coffee-making facilities. Some rooms feature statement bathtubs and log burners. Rooms are accessed by stairs only.

Downstairs guests can find the Clubhouse, an all-day restaurant, cafe and bar offering a hearty menu of smoked meats, Cornish fish and seafood and local produce in a lively atmosphere.

In the summer, guests are invited to relax in the property's festival garden, which serves cocktails and food straight from its BBQ smokehouse, and use the ping pong and Foosball tables available.

Just a 5-minute walk from Penzance’s historic seafront, there are a number of restaurants and other galleries within a few hundred metres. Penzance Rail Station is next to the Wharfside Shopping Centre, just 0.5 miles away.

Rooms from $130

The Old Success Inn

Rated 8.7 in 646 reviews

On one of Cornwall's most striking bays, The Old Success is a beautiful 17th-century inn with a restaurant and a bar… See more

On one of Cornwall's most striking bays, The Old Success is a beautiful 17th-century inn with a restaurant and a bar. Sennen Cove beach is within easy walking distance.

Full of charm, the 4-star Old Success Inn offers bright, modern rooms with TVs, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryers. There is also a guest lounge.

The Old Success Inn is close to Land’s End and the Minack Theatre.

Rooms from $106

The Llawnroc Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 807 reviews

On Cornwall’s beautiful south coast, this stylish new hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from Gorran Haven Beach. The… See more

On Cornwall’s beautiful south coast, this stylish new hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from Gorran Haven Beach. The Llawnroc Hotel features a restaurant, a sun terrace and luxury rooms with free WiFi.

The spacious rooms have bathrobes and tea and coffee. Some rooms have sea views, and all are decorated with bespoke artwork and handmade furniture.

A full English breakfast is included in the room rate. The Gwineas Pub offers Cornish ales, fine wines and classic cocktails in elegant surroundings.

The Llawnroc Hotel is situated in the peaceful village of Gorran Haven, the gateway to the stunning Roseland Peninsula. There is free on-site parking, and the Eden Project can be reached in a 30-minute drive.

Rooms from $158

China Fleet Country Club

Rated 8.9 in 463 reviews

This leading Country Club is set in 180 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside, just over the Tamar Bridge. Guests have… See more

This leading Country Club is set in 180 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside, just over the Tamar Bridge.

Guests have free use of the China Fleet County Club’s health club facilities; these include a 25-metre pool, fitness suite, racquet sports, and Aqua Spa which features sauna, steam room, salt room, laconium, ice feature, heated loungers and spa bath. The hotel also boasts a championship golf course and a 28-bay floodlit driving range. A new Woodland Adventure Golf Course is also featured.

The spacious apartments are equipped with free broadband, freeview TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. China Fleet also has a brasserie, bar, upper deck bistro, barn spa, day care, nature trail and conference facilities. The property now features a new dining option, The Cabin - Cafe & Bar, which offers alfresco and indoor dining, and guests can choose to eat in or takeaway.

Rooms from $133

The Alverton

Rated 8.6 in 1544 reviews

The Alverton is the only four-star hotel within the cathedral city of Truro. It is set within a 19th-century Grade II… See more

The Alverton is the only four-star hotel within the cathedral city of Truro. It is set within a 19th-century Grade II listed building with arched mullioned windows. Offering a bar and brasserie and free on-site parking, the hotel is just 25 minutes' drive from the coast of Cornwall.

An en suite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in each room at The Alverton.

Serving traditional Sunday lunch, the on-site brasserie uses ingredients from local suppliers whenever possible. Guests can relax with a drink in the lounge or out on the terrace in the warmer months.

The Eden Project is a 30-minute drive and features the world’s largest greenhouse. Truro Cathedral can be reached in 10 minutes' on foot.

Rooms from $154

Merchants Manor Spa

Rated 7.9 in 1054 reviews

With views across Falmouth Bay, Merchants Manor and award-winning restaurant Rastella also feature a modern leisure… See more

With views across Falmouth Bay, Merchants Manor and award-winning restaurant Rastella also feature a modern leisure club, indoor heating swimming pool and Linen Rooms Spa. Set in sub-tropical gardens, the spacious rooms have satellite TV and free WiFi.

The impressive period building has traditional bedrooms with private bathrooms and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities and Temple Spa amenities. Room service is also available.

The Leisure Club includes a sauna, hot tub and Techno gym.

The popular Rastella Restaurant serves a choice of menu options, using local produce. There is also an extensive wine list with a variety of fine world wines. The beautiful garden also features a terrace for al fresco dining.

Penmere Railway Station is just 10 minutes’ walk from Merchants Manor, and the seafront and Blue Flag Gyllyngvase Beach can be reached in 15 minutes. The Cornwall Maritime Museum is half a mile away, and Pendennis Castle is just 1.5 miles from Merchants Manor.

Rooms from $127

St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Rated 8.2 in 1436 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. Some rooms have sea views.

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 $164