The Best Hotels in Lake District

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

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Linthwaite House Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 819 reviews

Linthwaite House is situated on a hilltop overlooking Windermere, making it the perfect base from which to explore the… See more

Linthwaite House is situated on a hilltop overlooking Windermere, making it the perfect base from which to explore the scenic surroundings. Guests can enjoy activities such as boules, or play chess on the giant outdoor chessboard.

Linthwaite House offers luxurious accommodation, with stylish, individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms. Many overlook the lake and manicured gardens as well as the surrounding hills and mountains.

Wednesdays to Sundays, the on site fine dining restaurant, Henrock by Simon Rogan, serves dishes using local ingredients. The a la carte menu features small plates and sharing dishes.

On Mondays and Tuesdays there is an all day dining menu available in the Bar & Conservatory area.

There are two row boats available for guests to use. Inquire a Reception.

Rooms from $292

Lakes Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.0 in 5397 reviews

Our hotel is perfectly situated with views of Lake Windermere, just a short stroll from the bustling village centre of… See more

Our hotel is perfectly situated with views of Lake Windermere, just a short stroll from the bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and the boats that travel the length of Windermere, making it easy to visit Ambleside, Brockhole, Wray Castle and Lakeside without a car.

The Lakes Hotel & Spa was previously called the Burnside Hotel & Spa.

The hotel has some of the best on-site facilities in the area, half of the rooms with hot tubs on private balconies, an on-site spa with poolside seating and a bar, stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, bike hire, wakesurfing and paddleboading.

Our concierge has many planned walks that you can take straight from the hotel gates.

In the Lake District, The Lakes Hotel & Spa is 30 minutes’ drive from the M6. Shops, boutiques and restaurants in the centre of Bowness are a 2-minute walk away. Windermere train station is 10 minutes away and we can arrange for our Bentley to collect you from the station. With everything on our doorstep there’s no need for a car.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bowness-on-Windermere, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

We speak your language!

Rooms from $194

Lindeth Fell Country House

Rated 9.4 in 425 reviews

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lindeth Fell offers impressive views and free parking, just 5 minutes from Windermere Ferry… See more

Overlooking Lake Windermere, Lindeth Fell offers impressive views and free parking, just 5 minutes from Windermere Ferry Crossing. It offers colourful flower gardens, elegant rooms and tea and scones on arrival.

An award-winning, luxury bed and breakfast, Lindeth Fell Country House is set in an elegant Edwardian house with high ceilings and period features. It offers spacious, individually decorated rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, an airy en suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea and coffee facilities. Many offer lake views.

An extensive breakfast menu is served in the bright dining room overlooking 7 acres of beautiful gardens and the stunning Coniston mountain range.

There is a large range of cold platters and snacks available to order. You can also relax in a cosy lounge with log fires and a fully licensed residents bar.

Lindeth Fell Country House is just a mile south of Bowness-on-Windermere, which is home to shops, restaurants and cafés. Windermere Golf Club is just 20 minutes’ walk away, and Windermere Railway Station can be reached in 10 minutes.

Rooms from $184

The Belsfield Hotel

Rated 8.1 in 2051 reviews

Built in 1845, The Belsfield Hotel is an award-winning hotel that stands in 6 acres of gardens with unparalleled views… See more

Built in 1845, The Belsfield Hotel is an award-winning hotel that stands in 6 acres of gardens with unparalleled views over Lake Windermere.

The en suite rooms enjoy designer furnishings, and feature satellite TV. Many have views of the lake and the mountains, and ground-floor rooms are available.

Free Wi-Fi is available. Dining is available in the Belsfield Restaurant and Belsfield Brasserie, with drinks in the Lounge Bar and opportunities to relax and take tea or coffee in the Drawing Room and Library.

The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Bowness, the World of Beatrix Potter museum and from Lake Windermere itself. It is also just 5.5 miles from Tarn Hows. The property has state of the art conferencing facilities for hosting company events.

Rooms from $146

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Rated 7.7 in 2466 reviews

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and… See more

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away. Parking available at £20 per night.

The rooms at Old England Hotel each have a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities with mineral water. The bathrooms feature fluffy robes and free toiletries, and some rooms have lake views.

The restaurant serves a modern menu featuring quality local produce and organic ingredients. Terrace Bar and Lounge offer light meals and traditional afternoon teas.

The modern leisure centre features a fully equipped gym and 20-metre swimming pool. Guests can relax in the ice room, sauna or aroma steam room, and try indulgent treatments in the beauty salon.

In Bowness-on-Windermere, the Macdonald Old England Hotel is set in mature gardens, and has its own private boat moorings. Beatrix Potter Exhibition is 200 metres away.

Rooms from $134

The Samling Hotel

Rated 9.5 in 145 reviews

Located near Ambleside, The Samling Hotel has a garden and a terrace. The property features a bar, as well as a… See more

Located near Ambleside, The Samling Hotel has a garden and a terrace. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving British cuisine. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, and buying tickets for guests.

Most rooms have mountain or lake views.

A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

The property has a hot tub. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Windermere, like skiing and cycling.

Keswick is 28 km from The Samling Hotel.

Rooms from $311

Storrs Hall Hotel

Rated 9.3 in 320 reviews

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District, this 4-star hotel is set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of… See more

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District, this 4-star hotel is set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere. Its award-winning Terrace Restaurant boasts picturesque views.

Storrs Hall Hotel is a Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, and has sumptuous interiors. It is elegant but informal, and has a 24-hour front desk.

Overlooking the garden and Lake Windermere itself, the restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for its food. Breakfast is available each morning, and picnics can be enjoyed in the beautiful grounds.

Rooms from $186

The Daffodil Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.6 in 1543 reviews

The Daffodil Hotel and Spa offers contemporary luxury on the shores of Grasmere water, located in the heart of The Lake… See more

The Daffodil Hotel and Spa offers contemporary luxury on the shores of Grasmere water, located in the heart of The Lake District and just a short walk into Grasmere village. A full English breakfast is served each morning and free WiFi is available throughout.

Rooms at The Daffodil Hotel and Spa are stylish and spacious, each with a flat-screen TV and media panel, en suite bathroom with complimentary Molton Brown toiletries, luxury crisp cotton linen, ironing facilities and still bottled water.

Guests staying at The Daffodil can also indulge in the hotel’s luxury spa complete with Germaine De Capuccini therapies and products, a 10m thermal pool, steam room, sauna and tepidarium. Spa treatments are available by prior arrangement.

The restaurant at The Daffodil serves a traditional British menu with a modern twist. The dining room enjoys a lake view, as does the Sitting Room where afternoon tea is served. In addition the property has a beautiful terrace for enjoying the finer weather.

The hotel is situated on the A591 as you enter Grasmere which allows easy access to the popular Lake District towns of Keswick 13 miles to the north and Ambleside 4 miles to the south.

Rooms from $196

Rothay Manor Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 356 reviews

In the heart of the Lake District, this luxury country house hotel offers a 3 AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and… See more

In the heart of the Lake District, this luxury country house hotel offers a 3 AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away.

Each spacious, individually designed room at the privately-owned Hotel Rothay Manor has satellite TV, radio and tea/coffee facilities. Ambleside is a 5-minute walk away.

Built in 1825, Rothay Manor Hotel is a Grade II Listed house with landscaped gardens and period features. Rothay Manor has fresh flowers, antiques and lounges that are ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

Rothay Manor has a modern fine dining restaurant, offering delicious fresh food. Breakfast features homemade preserves, and 3-tier afternoon teas are also available.

Cycle hire, horse riding and golf can be arranged.

Rooms from $244

Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa

Rated 8.6 in 1325 reviews

Nestling in 2 acres of riverside gardens on the edge of picturesque Grasmere village, Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside… See more

Nestling in 2 acres of riverside gardens on the edge of picturesque Grasmere village, Rothay Garden Hotel & Riverside Spa is a 4-star hotel with a stylish Four AA Silver Stars and 2 AA-Rosette restaurant, stunning designer rooms and a riverside spa.

Each luxurious room features a flat-screen satellite TV and a sleek bathroom with a hairdryer and bathrobes. All rooms have views over the nearby fells.

Overlooking the hotel gardens, the stylish Garden Restaurant at Rothay Garden provides award-winning food, using local, seasonal produce. A generous Lakeland breakfast is served each morning.

Riverside Spa offers guests an exclusive facility including Hydrospa, a Herbal Pine Sauna, Aromatherapy Room and a Reflexology Walk.

In the English Lake District, Rothay Garden Hotel was built in 1856 and is a short walk from Grasmere’s lake. Rydal Water is just 1.5 miles away and Ambleside, Windermere and Kendal are within easy reach.

Rooms from $118

Langdale Chase Hotel

Rated 9.5 in 17 reviews

With stunning and exclusive panoramic views of Lake Windermere, this beautiful country house is set right on the lake’s… See more

With stunning and exclusive panoramic views of Lake Windermere, this beautiful country house is set right on the lake’s shore. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea on the stone terrace overlooking Windermere.

The elegant and individually furnished bedrooms at Langdale Chase Hotel all include garden views and a private bathroom, while most also enjoy fantastic lake views. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV and free tea and coffee.

The AA Rosette-winning restaurant at Langdale Chase serves a table d’hote dinner menu amongst panoramic lake views. Lunches are available on the lovely garden terraces and balconies.

With its very own jetty, Langdale Chase can provide sailing days and lessons on the lake. Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, is a 1.5-hour drive from the hotel. Windermere town and rail station are a 5-minute drive away.

Rooms from $362

Low Wood Bay

Rated 7.6 in 1749 reviews

In a most spectacular location on the shores of England’s longest lake, Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is the… See more

In a most spectacular location on the shores of England’s longest lake, Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa is the Lake District’s first resort offering a number of facilities.

Guests have a choice of dining options including, Blue Smoke on the Bay, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, cooked over a 3 metre long woodfired grill. Newly refurbished Windermere Restaurant - The W offers a setting serving a range of classic British and continental dishes in a setting overlooking the lake with a warm bright artwork and jazz vibe.

Offering stunning views across Windermere, the Spa and outdoor thermal experience offers a range of treatments and spa days that can be enjoyed for an additional charge. Pre-bookings are essential.

The Winander Club embraces the Club experience offering exclusivity with a sense of personal service, alongside all the amenities of the Resort on your door step. Winander Club rooms and facilities are exclusive to humans, we are sorry, pets are not permitted.

For the adventurous, the Watersports Centre offers activities such as wakesurfing, canoeing, paddle-boarding, motor boat hire, sailing and much more. A private jetty for resort guests where a waterbus trip is available to join Windermere Lake Cruises on the lake.

Low Wood Bay provides car parking onsite for all guests charged at £12. The resort is just 1.8 miles from Windermere Railway Station and the town centre. Ideally located for the top attractions right in the heart of the World Heritage Lake District National Park.

Rooms from $195

Langdale Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.6 in 494 reviews

In the heart of the Lake District, this 4-star woodland estate offers a luxury spa, award-winning dining and 35 acres of… See more

In the heart of the Lake District, this 4-star woodland estate offers a luxury spa, award-winning dining and 35 acres of scenic grounds. Langdale Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Ambleside.

Rooms at Langdale each have a modern bathroom with designer toiletries and luxury robes. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock, and the beds have Egyptian cotton sheets. All the rooms are located in the historic building around 50 metres from Stove restaurant and Langdale Fitness and Leisure facilities.

Wainwrights' Inn is a traditional pub with open fires and real ale, whilst on-site there is informal dining in Stove Bar and Restaurant overlooking a working water wheel.

Langdale Fitness and Leisure facilities have an indoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre. Guests can relax in the whirlpool bath, steam room or tropical showers. Brimstone spa is available for pre-booking at extra charge for residents only and offers beauty treatments and thermal experiences.

Surrounded by rolling hills and gentle streams, Langdale Hotel is situated in Chapel Stile. Free on-site parking is available, and the shores of Lake Windermere are within a 10-minute drive.

Rooms from $213

Macdonald Leeming House

Rated 7.8 in 1250 reviews

A Regency house overlooking Ullswater, the Macdonald Leeming House has an award-winning restaurant and views of the… See more

A Regency house overlooking Ullswater, the Macdonald Leeming House has an award-winning restaurant and views of the Cumbrian Fells. It is a 15-minute drive from the M6 motorway.

The en-suite bedrooms are decorated in a traditional style and all have flat-screen TVs and seating areas. Some rooms have balconies with lake views.

The Regency Restaurant serves modern British cuisine. The conservatory and terrace offer a more relaxed setting for informal lunches and dinners.

The hotel has 22 acres of grounds and offers croquet on the lawn and private fishing on the river. Indoors, there is a drawing room, library and sitting room with log fires in the winter.

Leeming House features a private helipad. Penrith is 7.5 miles away and Aira Force, the waterfall Wordsworth wrote about, is 3 miles away.

Rooms from $182

Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.1 in 1129 reviews

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is set in forty acres of tranquil land… See more

Overlooking picturesque Lake Derwentwater, the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is set in forty acres of tranquil land with a waterfall and a lakeshore.

Views across the lakes or mountains feature in many of the rooms at Lodore Falls. Free Wi-Fi is provided, and the elegant rooms also feature tea and coffee facilities.

Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant serves a selection of Japanese, Chinese and Thai-inspired dishes, freshly prepared from the finest ingredients with a Lake District twist.

The Falls Spa offers a thermal suite with twelve different heat experiences, five treatment rooms, an exclusive Champagne bar and an outdoor infinity-edge vitality pool, with neck jets, underwater loungers and stunning views.

Guests staying in a Lodore Suite or Deluxe Spa Suite receive two hours of complimentary access to the spa per day, bookable once your reservation is confirmed.

Guests staying in all other room types can book two hours of access to the spa, subject to availability at an additional cost.

The two AA Rosette award-winning Lake View Restaurant has a varied menu of local produce and fine cuisine, serving light meals and afternoon teas. The lounge bar offers cocktails, real ales and afternoon tea.

The hotel is next to a variety of woodland trails, just five miles from Keswick.

Rooms from $173

Just a mile from Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, this luxury boutique hotel offers home-cooked food… See more

Just a mile from Lake Windermere in the heart of the Lake District, this luxury boutique hotel offers home-cooked food and free Wi-Fi. Windermere Rail Station is only 15 minutes’ walk away, and there is free parking on site.

Originally the second home of a wealthy Edwardian gentleman, Windermere Boutique Hotel still retains many charming features like open fires and beamed ceilings.

Rooms all feature a large widescreen TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, and a king-size bed and luxury bathroom. Some luxury suites have outdoor hot tubs and seating areas.

The hotel is close to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and Bowness, which is just a short drive away. The surrounding National Parkland is great for walking and cycling, and Ambleside is just 5 miles away.

Rooms from $237

Cedar Manor

Rated 9.5 in 195 reviews

This 150-year-old country house guest accommodation is in quiet gardens, 700 metres from Windermere town centre. It has… See more

This 150-year-old country house guest accommodation is in quiet gardens, 700 metres from Windermere town centre. It has free Wi-Fi, free parking and a lounge/bar.

Cedar Manor is in the heart of the Lake District, a short walk from Windermere's shops, cafes and restaurants. It is 600 metres from Windermere Rail Station and a 10-minute walk from the lake.

The hotel mixes original features with modern comforts. The en suite rooms have flat-screen TV's, hairdryers, iPod docking stations and well-stocked tea and coffee making facilities.

A full English breakfast is available each morning.

The Cedar Manor's lounge, bar and restaurant look out over the hotel's beautiful gardens.

Rooms from $247

The Ro Hotel Windermere

Rated 7.9 in 3969 reviews

The Ro Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Bowness-on Windermere. As a dog friendly hotel, we would like to make you… See more

The Ro Hotel is a new hotel in the heart of Bowness-on Windermere.

As a dog friendly hotel, we would like to make you aware that there are only 10 pet friendly rooms in our property.

Mixture of Standard Double Rooms and Deluxe King Rooms only.

All of the pet friendly rooms are allocated on a ground floor.

Limited availability. Please contact hotel directly to check the availability.

More than just a hotel, we are an all-day destination for tourists and locals, a place that you can go with friends for a coffee or lunch with the family after a trip to Beatrix Potter World.

A place that is unexpected in its design but familiar in its northern service.

Somewhere connected to the town, people, a hub or local culture and a showcase for its arts from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

The Lake District is our place. We love it here. The way strangers say hello to each other on their morning walks. The incredible landscape that takes your breath away, no matter if you are seeing it for the first time or the millionth.

Rooms from $137

Lindeth Howe

Rated 8.8 in 1051 reviews

Once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe country house hotel is set in beautiful large gardens, just… See more

Once owned by children's author Beatrix Potter, Lindeth Howe country house hotel is set in beautiful large gardens, just a 5-minute walk from the banks of Lake Windermere. Locally sourced produce is served on the seasonal English menu in the 2 AA Rosette-awarded Lindeth Howe Restaurant.

Homemade cakes and scones are also served in the Lindeth Howe Restaurant with fresh tea or coffee. Overlooking the gardens is Lindeth Howe's lounge areas, which has garden doors that lead onto a terrace. Guests will find a log fire and a wood burner in the sitting rooms. There is also a butterfly trail carpet that leads to a bar! The room next to the bar is the Hilltop room, where guests can relax, dine and also hire out for private functions.

Each elegantly furnished room at Lindeth Howe has an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and 24-hour room service. Additional amenities include a desk and ironing facilities. Some rooms have garden views.

Lindeth Howe specialises in sightseeing tours, golf, fishing, walking and mountain bike hire. The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is within 1-mile of the hotel. Windermere Lake Cruises set off just 30 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms from $149

With free parking and leisure facilities, this award-winning hotel sits in 14 acres of wooded gardens. Castle Green… See more

With free parking and leisure facilities, this award-winning hotel sits in 14 acres of wooded gardens. Castle Green Hotel In Kendal, BW Premier Collection has free WiFi and traditional pub.

The Castle Green Hotel In Kendal boasts a spa and a swimming pool (please see Fine Print for children's swimming times), and is within walking distance to Kendal centre.

The Greenhouse offers contemporary, locally-sourced menus with views of Kendal Castle and Lakeland countryside. You can also see the chefs through the special 'theatre window' into the kitchen.

Rooms from $117

The Wordsworth Hotel

Rated 8.4 in 1432 reviews

In the heart of Grasmere and surrounded by the towering mountains of the Lake District, the historic 4-star Wordsworth… See more

In the heart of Grasmere and surrounded by the towering mountains of the Lake District, the historic 4-star Wordsworth Hotel is set in riverside gardens and has an award-winning restaurant.

Open all day, every day and featuring a fantastic range of local produce prepared to perfection, William’s Bar is the place to dine when staying in Grasmere. Start your day the right way with a hearty, Cumbrian breakfast, pop by for a delicious lunch, or end your day indulging in our main meals after a day of explorations.

Each individually styled room has a blend of traditional and contemporary design. Rooms offer a flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Most offer stunning mountain or village views and free WiFi for guests to use.

With wonderful views across Grasmere village and the surrounding fells, The Wordsworth Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Wordsworth Museum and St Oswald’s Church. There is free private parking on site.

Rooms from $124

Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Inn offers an onsite restaurant/bar and comfortable rooms, many of which… See more

Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Inn offers an onsite restaurant/bar and comfortable rooms, many of which have lake views. Ambleside is just a 10-minute walk away.

The spacious rooms each have a flat-screen TV, desk, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

With colourful art and mood lighting, the onsite restaurant serves a creative British menu and traditional cooked breakfasts. There is also a garden terrace for al fresco dining.

Waterhead Inn is surrounded by the Lake District's popular walking and cycling routes. On site parking is available and Wray Castle and Windermere are just a 10-minute drive away.

Rooms from $111

Cragwood Country House Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 1092 reviews

Cragwood Country House Hotel lies on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park.With acres of… See more

Cragwood Country House Hotel lies on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park.With acres of landscaped gardens, this hotel offers free on-site parking and Wi-Fi.

There is a flat-screen TV, telephone and tea and coffee facilities in all guest rooms at Cragwood Country House Hotel. Each room has en suite bathroom facilities with bath or shower and complementary toiletries.

In addition to breakfast, Cragwood Country House Hotel offers an extensive restaurant menu showcasing regional produce such as Cumberland sausage, locally caught trout and Cumbrian cheeses and chutneys.

The hotel is 5 minutes’ drive from the centre of Windermere. Among the area’s attractions are the Lakes Aquarium at Newby Bridge, Windermere Steamboat Museum and the World of Beatrix Potter.

Rooms from $116