The Best Hotels in Cotswolds

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Cotswolds. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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The Slaughters Country Inn

Rated 8.5 in 1037 reviews

With a riverside location and set in a Cotswold stone building, this 5 gold star inn serves local, seasonal produce in… See more

With a riverside location and set in a Cotswold stone building, this 5 gold star inn serves local, seasonal produce in the restaurant. Surrounded by 4 acres of grounds, The Slaughters Country Inn has 31 individually designed bedrooms.

Beamed ceilings and log fires feature in The Slaughters' stylish bar, offering a cosy dining atmosphere. A modern British seasonal menu and full English breakfasts are available in the restaurant. During the summer months, guests can dine and drink on the terrace overlooking the River Eye.

A TV, free internet access, hairdryer and select toiletries are provided in each room. A modern private bathroom complete with fluffy white towels, a bath, and a shower. Bath robes are available on request.

Located in the centre of Lower Slaughter, just a 2-minute walk away from the Old Mill Museum, where local crafts and homemade ice cream can be purchased. Free private parking is possible at this hotel, which is just a 6-minute drive from the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Rooms from $139

Lords Of The Manor

Rated 9.3 in 447 reviews

Formerly a 17th-century rectory, Lords of the Manor is set in 8 acres of secluded gardens and parkland. With 4 AA Red… See more

Formerly a 17th-century rectory, Lords of the Manor is set in 8 acres of secluded gardens and parkland. With 4 AA Red Stars, it is one of the top 200 hotels in the country, and offers delicious award-winning food.

Each bedroom is individually designed, with elegant furnishings. Some rooms have views of the parkland and pond, or the walled gardens and Upper Slaughter Hill. Every room has a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.

Lords of the Manor has been awarded three AA Rosettes for its fine food and offers a choice of two dining styles. Atrium at Lords of the Manor is a fine dining restaurant. Here Head Chef, Charles Smith, showcases his culinary skills with a signature tasting menu. The second restaurant, The Dining Room, is for guests wishing to a choose from à la carte menu but in a less formal dining environment.

With a peaceful Cotswold location, the hotel is surrounded by pretty villages. Longborough, with its opera house, is a 15-minute drive away, while Oxford can be reached in an hour by car.

Rooms from $176

The Old Stocks Inn

Rated 9.2 in 509 reviews

Nestled in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Old Stocks Inn is a recently refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that… See more

Nestled in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Old Stocks Inn is a recently refurbished 17th-century coaching inn that overlooks the green where the original penal stocks still stand.

The family-run Old Stocks Inn has en suite bedrooms, a bar, and a terraced patio garden for al fresco dining in good weather. There are 2 restaurants, both with friendly staff.

Stow on the Wold is 2 miles (3.2 km) from The Slaughters and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Bourton on the Water.

Rooms from $187

The Lygon Arms - an Iconic Luxury Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 1163 reviews

Located in the quintessentially English village that is Broadway in the heart of The Cotswolds, The Lygon Arms is the… See more

Located in the quintessentially English village that is Broadway in the heart of The Cotswolds, The Lygon Arms is the perfect spot to switch off and relax (with or without your pampered pooch!) Steeped in over 600 years of fascinating history, our Cotswolds hotel has hosted royalty as well as notable rebellious figures throughout the centuries.
Staying true to its roots, the hotel's traditional honeyed walls promise a warm welcome. Expect roaring log fires in our cosy lounges where you can enjoy a light snack or partake in a traditional afternoon tea, complimented of course by locally produced drinks and delectable signature cocktails, a relaxing spa and glorious guestrooms and Master Suites to tuck up in, including the famous Charles I suite.

Dine in Grill by James Martin under the vaulted ceiling, which savouring a specially curated menu of exemplary dishes, inspired by local, artisanal and seasonal produce. In addition, Tavern by James Martin, a new eatery set on the Broadway High Street (open in March 2023), serving traditional fare and locally sourced drinks.
Relax and rejuvenate in the Lygon Spa where the indoor pool has a retractable roof that lets the sunshine in during warmer months; revive and reset in the hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as indulge in a range of blissful treatments.

Free parking is available along with 4 EV chargers, and the nearby Cotswolds provide numerous scenic walks in the glorious British countryside.

Rooms from $226

The Slaughters Manor House

Rated 8.1 in 319 reviews

Situated in the pretty Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, this 17th-century manor house offers free internet and free… See more

Situated in the pretty Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, this 17th-century manor house offers free internet and free parking on site. It retains original period features and has a sophisticated, award-winning restaurant.

The beautifully furnished and individually designed rooms at The Slaughters Manor House have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a four-poster bed or a luxurious freestanding bath.

Sixteen58 restaurant has elegant modern décor and serves creative dishes made from high-quality local produce. Breakfast is provided each morning, and special dietary requirements can be catered for.

You can relax in the chic surroundings of the Manor, with its fine antique decorations and roaring fires. Local leisure pursuits include golf and horse riding, and the centre of Cheltenham can be reached in 30 minutes’ drive.

Rooms from $297

Abbots Grange Manor House

Rated 9.3 in 310 reviews

Situated in the village of Broadway, Abbots Grange - Adults Only is a family run hotel set within over 8 acres of… See more

Situated in the village of Broadway, Abbots Grange - Adults Only is a family run hotel set within over 8 acres of parkland and gardens with unrestricted views over the Cotswolds. The grounds offer a croquet lawn, and a helicopter landing pad.

Dating back to 1320, Abbots Grange features rooms with a four-poster bed with fine Egyptian cotton sheets. The room also offers a flat-screen TV and a seating area. The en suite or private bathroom has thick fluffy towels, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries.

In the mornings, full English breakfast is served in the panelled dining room, along with a selection of fresh, seasonal fruit. Dishes are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible. Vegetarian and lighter breakfast options are also available.

This medieval manor house is 2 minutes’ stroll from Broadway’s High Street, which has a selection of boutique shops, inns, and restaurants. Birmingham International Airport and Oxford city centre are both each 40 miles away. Free private parking is available at Abbots Grange.

Rooms from $305

Cotswold House Hotel and Spa is set in the heart of Chipping Campden, with two acres of landscaped townhouse gardens… See more

Cotswold House Hotel and Spa is set in the heart of Chipping Campden, with two acres of landscaped townhouse gardens behind it. It has overlooked the Square for more than 200 years, and for the last ten has been one of the most prestigious hotels in the Cotswolds.

Its 28 bedrooms include garden cottages and suites, some with private gardens and hot tubs, limestone baths and mood lighting, and all designed to be comfortable and indulgent. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, excellent bathroom facilities, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

Beautifully executed dishes are served in the restaurant, created using the freshest ingredients. Morning coffee, teas and light lunches are served on the terrace in summer, surrounded by colourful borders, and traditional afternoon tea is a must by the roaring log fire in the winter months.

The property has 2 dining areas, The Bistro On The Square provides the perfect informal setting while Fig restaurant encapsulates fine dining. Open 7 days a week. Please reserve your table on reservations@cotswoldhouse.com.

Guests can also relax in the spa, set in the former coach house. Features include a hydrotherapy pool and hammam room, as well as six treatment rooms. Massages, maintenance treatments and full-day spas are also available. Please ensure bookings are made well in advance to avoid disappointment. 2 hrs slot must be pre-booked upon arrival. Space can not be guaranteed on arrival if not pre-booked. Please contact Spa directly on spareception@cotswoldhouse.com.

Rooms from $95

The Close Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 988 reviews

Set in the Cotswold market town of Tetbury, this charming town house dates back to 1535 and boasts a restaurant with… See more

Set in the Cotswold market town of Tetbury, this charming town house dates back to 1535 and boasts a restaurant with views of the walled garden and fountain. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.

Every room at The Close Hotel is individually decorated with a mix of antique and modern furniture, and most have views of the pretty garden. Features include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and en suite bathroom.

A full cooked breakfast is served each morning in the common dining room. Locally sourced ingredients are used in at the restaurant.

Tetbury’s shops and restaurants are within a 5-minute walk from The Close Hotel, and Cirencester is a 20-minute drive away. Bristol can be reached in around 35 minutes by car.

Rooms from $124

The Swan Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 850 reviews

The iconic ivy-clad Swan Hotel is located on the banks of the River Coln in the heart of Bibury Village. Inside, there… See more

The iconic ivy-clad Swan Hotel is located on the banks of the River Coln in the heart of Bibury Village. Inside, there are 22 beautifully designed rooms (including 4 stunning Cottage suites) and each one is unique in character and comfortable down to the finest detail with large bathrooms, full-size Molton Brown toiletries and soft, cosy bathrobes to enjoy.

The village of Bibury is well-known as the prettiest village in England and The Swan is just a minute’s walk from its most famous sights: Arlingon Row, Bibury Trout Farm and the footbridge. The village is also very well-situated for exploring the wider Cotswolds with Cirencester, Burford and other charming towns nearby.

The Swan Hotel offers a selection of dining and drinking options for all which are loved by staying guests and locals alike. Enjoy a casual bite to eat and drink in the stylish bar or courtyard, take Afternoon Tea in the charming and homely Library, or relax with your favourite tipple in the private riverside gardens where you’ll probably spot a few ducks, swans and fish! For a more sophisticated bite to eat, the Swan Brasserie is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving a seasonal menu including the very local Bibury trout!

Rooms from $162

Minster Mill Hotel

Rated 7.7 in 947 reviews

Set in 65 acres of gardens, wildflower meadows and woodland on the banks of the River Windrush, the newly refurbished… See more

Set in 65 acres of gardens, wildflower meadows and woodland on the banks of the River Windrush, the newly refurbished Minister Mill offers accommodation located in the Oxfordshire village of Minster Lovell in the heart of the Cotswolds. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal.

All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. The en-suite bathrooms are complete with L’Occitane products.

Guests can enjoy fly and coarse fishing as the hotel has a mile of private fishing banks with slow and fast water. Minster Mill also has bicycles available to hire, as well as croquet, boules, badminton and tennis facilities available.

The Garden Spa offers soothing ESPA treatments and spa facilities for an additional fee. There are three treatment rooms as well as an indoor heated plunge pool, poolside rock sauna aroma steam room, ice fountain and tropical rainforest showers.

The restaurant, located at the front of the property, serves seasonal, contemporary and traditional British food, using local produce. The stylish bar, overlooking the the restaurant, serves fine wines, champagne and cocktails.

Oxford is 28 km from the accommodation, while Blenheim Palace is 17 km away. The nearest airport is Gloucestershire Airport, 50 km from the property.

Rooms from $124

Whatley Manor

Rated 9.4 in 102 reviews

Nestled within 12 acres of picturesque Wiltshire countryside, this hotel is a stylish venue where you can relax and… See more

Nestled within 12 acres of picturesque Wiltshire countryside, this hotel is a stylish venue where you can relax and revive.

The Michelin stared restaurant 'The Dining Room' offers chefs experience menu Thursday to Sunday evenings. Grey's, the A la carte restaurant, serves lunch Thursday to Sunday and dinner Wednesday to Sunday.

After a meal, take a stroll through the beautiful landscaped gardens, where sculptures, fountains and lighting enhance the natural splendours on offer.

Aquarias, the spa at Whatley Manor, was voted in the top 10 of UK spa retreats by Condé Nast Traveller Readers, and offers Sothys signature treatments for the ultimate in well-being.

Rooms from $439

The Frogmill Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 1008 reviews

Located in Cheltenham, 22 km from Kingsholm Stadium, The Frogmill Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free… See more

Located in Cheltenham, 22 km from Kingsholm Stadium, The Frogmill Hotel provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and a bar. The property is non-smoking and is set 34 km from Cotswold Water Park.

At the hotel, each room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. All rooms are equipped with a coffee machine, while certain rooms include a balcony and others also offer garden views. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.

Sudeley Castle is 15 km from The Frogmill Hotel, while Gloucester Cathedral is 23 km away. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 90 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $118

Ellenborough Park

Rated 8.3 in 919 reviews

Steeped in history and boasting 5 stars with a 90-acre estate, Ellenborough Park is nestled between the Cotswolds’… See more

Steeped in history and boasting 5 stars with a 90-acre estate, Ellenborough Park is nestled between the Cotswolds’ highest point and the gallops of Cheltenham Racecourse.

A sumptuous Cotswold manor house with 61 unique rooms and suites, the main house of the estate dates back to the 15th Century. Ellenborough Park has been restored to contemporary glory in recent years, elevated to five-star appeal with casual & contemporary restaurants.

Feast in the historic surroundings of our intimate 15th century Restaurant, or tantalise your tastebuds in the Horse Box Brasserie. Our delicious dishes have been created with the finest locally sourced produce, featuring flavours for all palates.

During the summer months enjoy Alfresco on the South Lawn with atmospheric festoon lighting, quirky dining carriages and enchanting Cedar Pavilion. Take a moment with a crafted cocktail relaxing on the Taittinger Terrace, or watch the best sunset in the Cotswolds from the front of the house where panoramic views of Cheltenham Racecourse and Cleeve Hill can be observed.

Indulge with our exclusive Spa Garden Retreat, an outdoor garden spa area featuring a hot tub, sauna and lounging area - perfect for groups and romantic escapes. This is bookable at an additional charge during your stay.

The Spa is a capsule of serenity and wellbeing, complete with enticing treatments, a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, outdoor heated pool and gym. The finishing touch is a private track leading from Ellenborough Park to Cheltenham Racecourse, offering luxurious and convenient transfers during racing seasons.

Ellenborough Park is situated adjacent to Cheltenham Racecourse, and has free on-site parking. Historical Tewkesbury can be reached in a 20-minute drive and the M5 motorway is just 5 miles away.

Rooms from $260

Old Swan

Rated 7.8 in 416 reviews

Romantically set in 60 acres of woodland and orchards, The Old Swan is over 600 years old. With 5-star, elegant rooms… See more

Romantically set in 60 acres of woodland and orchards, The Old Swan is over 600 years old. With 5-star, elegant rooms and a croquet lawn.

Just 27 miles from Cheltenham, the refurbished rooms are stylishly decorated with luxurious fabrics. The inn has recently been awarded 5 stars from Visit England.

There is a cosy bar and dining room, which features exposed beams and an outside terrace.

The Old Swan is a late medieval inn bursting with traditional charm and period features. With a riverside location, the hotel is surrounded by weeping willows and calm waters.

Nearby Witney can be reached in 10 minutes, and picturesque Oxford city centre is just 30 minutes’ drive. The A40 is just a few minutes away.

Rooms from $156

No131 The Promenade

Rated 8.7 in 1780 reviews

Offering two restaurants, a gin bar and a cocktail bar, No131 The Promenade is located in Cheltenham, 6 minutes' walk… See more

Offering two restaurants, a gin bar and a cocktail bar, No131 The Promenade is located in Cheltenham, 6 minutes' walk from the Montpellier Gardens. Free WiFi access is available.

Rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities. They all come with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower and bathrobes.

At No131 The Promenade, the a-la-carte restaurant serves fresh and seasonal food based on organic and locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or on the terrace.

YOKU - This Tokyo-vogue Japanese Sushi and Asian dining experience with resplendent Bar Tokyo cocktail bar, looks forward to welcoming you to a world of aspirational dining experiences in a unique and exquisite setting.

Approach Golf Course is just 1 mile away and Cheltenham Spa Railway Station is 1.1 mile away, while Cheltenham Racecourse is just under 2 miles away. Birmingham Airport is 46 miles away

No.131 is all about a good night’s sleep but we love to party too. Our Gin & Juice Garden Terraces play music until 11pm on a Friday and Saturday night and inside is open until late with DJ’s bringing the good times.
Should you wish to have a quieter room, please do let us know upon booking and we will try our very best to accommodate you.

Rooms from $140

The Double Red Duke, Cotswolds

Rated 9.0 in 856 reviews

This picturesque, 16th-century hotel in the Cotswold village of Clanfield has cosy log fires, good food using local… See more

This picturesque, 16th-century hotel in the Cotswold village of Clanfield has cosy log fires, good food using local produce, and a garden with terrace for al fresco dining. This stylish yet informal hotel is conveniently located to explore landmark Cotswolds towns and the rolling countryside.

The Double Red Duke, Cotswolds has 19 elegant, comfortable and spacious en suite bedrooms, with free WiFi.

Kelmscott Manor, the home of William Morris, is about 4 miles away. The River Thames is easy to reach. Bampton, home to Downton Abbey, is right on the doorstep. Oxford is just over a 30-minute drive away.

Rooms from $197

Kings Head Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 1839 reviews

Located in the historic town of Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Kings Head Hotel offers elegant and… See more

Located in the historic town of Cirencester, in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Kings Head Hotel offers elegant and modern guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar. This boutique hotel also has treatment rooms and relaxation room (at an additional fee - booking is required).

All the air-conditioned rooms at Kings Head Hotel feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and a Tea and Coffee making facilities. The en suites bathrooms include free toiletries.

The onsite restaurant offers an exceptional wine list and all-day dining options, serving the very best of modern British cuisine. Guests can also unwind in the stylish bar and in the comfortable lounges.

A wide variety of local shops, pubs and cafes can be found just 2 minutes’ walk from the property. The picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are within a 30-minute drive.

Rooms from $180

The Bull Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 931 reviews

Situated the market squarein Fairford, The Bull Hotel is a Grade II listed coaching inn featuring an on-site restaurant… See more

Situated the market squarein Fairford, The Bull Hotel is a Grade II listed coaching inn featuring an on-site restaurant with private-dining and traditional pub bar serving local craft beers, spirits and wines. This 4-star hotel offers free WiFi.

All rooms in the hotel are fitted with tea/coffee making facilities with a private bathroom. Guest rooms in the accommodation are equipped with a flat-screen TV, fresh milk, homemade biscuits and free toiletries from The Wold Garden.

A Full English/Irish breakfast is served daily at the property.

Oxford is 36 km from The Bull Hotel. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 74 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $94

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Rated 8.0 in 5198 reviews

With a lakeside setting amid open countryside, the 4-star De Vere Cotswold Water Park boasts a luxury spa and stylish… See more

With a lakeside setting amid open countryside, the 4-star De Vere Cotswold Water Park boasts a luxury spa and stylish rooms. Overlooking the lake, the Brasserie serves local produce on both the breakfast and evening menu.

All of De Vere Cotswold Water Park’s bright, airy rooms are equipped with a TV, tea and coffee facilities and a private bathroom. Some rooms also feature a private balcony or views across the lake.

A British menu is served in the informal Old Boathouse pub, which has a decking area for dining by the lake. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

During your stay, relax and unwind at Spa 6, a tranquil haven at this Cotswold hotel. Spa 6 offers a wide variety of treatments and experiences which also gives you access to the pool, sauna and steam room.

Water sports are possible on the surrounding lakes. Wildlife spotting at the on-site nature reserve is popular, as is visiting the local farm.

Rooms from $111

The Porch House

Rated 8.8 in 726 reviews

Dating back to 10th century, The Porch House offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can enjoy a unique blend of… See more

Dating back to 10th century, The Porch House offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Guests can enjoy a unique blend of beautifully restored English Heritage and exquisite food in the Cotswolds, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Each room includes a TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. The bathrooms offer complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.

In the mornings, The Porch House offers full cooked breakfast and a morning newspaper. Tea, coffee and toast can be served in the rooms upon request.

The Porch House is a listed building that ranks amongst the top 4 percent of protected buildings in the country. It is certified as the Oldest Inn in England, dating from 947 AD and authenticated in the Guinness Book of Records.

Rooms from $106