Cheap Hotels in Portsmouth
Take your time over a plate of something delicious at our restaurant, pull up a stool and enjoy a nightcap (or two) at our stylish, colourful bar, and experience an unbeatable night's sleep in one of our plush Sweet Beds. And when the sun rises, the combination of our unlimited, diverse breakfast spread and relaxed noon check-out policy will have you more than ready to greet the day ahead.
A modern hotel close to Portsmouth city centre, with a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Portsmouth North hotel is half a mile from the A27. Cosham station, with regular trains to London Waterloo, Brighton and Southampton, is only five minutes away by car, and you can drive to Southampton Airport (SOU) in 25 minutes. The Portsmouth Ferry Terminal is four miles away. 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, you can explore the quayside shops, bars and restaurants at Port Solent. The designer outlets at Gunwharf Quays are 20 minutes away by car. You can enjoy panoramic views from the summit of the Spinnaker Tower, 20 minutes away. It's easy to host a conference or a meeting in the hotel's three sleek meeting rooms, which all offer air-conditioning and AV equipment. And there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Local businesses Airbus and IBM are both within 10 minutes' drive. The hotel's stylish rooms feature modern amenities from flat-screen TVs to bedside USB ports to charge mobile devices. Wake up to an inclusive Express Start breakfast with scrambled eggs, baked beans, bacon and sausages, plus continental items. And if you are in a hurry, grab a breakfast to go. The hotel restaurant serves healthy and filling meals from an all-day dining menu. You can enjoy a drink at the bar or in the garden.
With a stay at ibis budget Portsmouth in Southsea, you'll be minutes from Fratton Park and close to Gunwharf Quays. This hotel is within close proximity of Wedgewood Rooms and Kings Theatre.
A modern Portsmouth hotel with a restaurant, close to city-centre shops, historic landmarks and a bustling port Holiday Inn® Portsmouth hotel is a five-minute drive from Portsmouth & Southsea station for trains to London Waterloo, and less than a half-hour drive from Southampton Airport (SOU). The M275 motorway, which connects to Southampton, is about five miles from the hotel, where there's on-site parking. You can explore the monumental HMS Warrior, Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship, with its soaring trio of sail masts, just one mile from the hotel. Indulge in some shopping at high-end retail outlets, then catch a movie and sip a coffee at Gunwharf Quays, less than a mile away. Kids delight at the sea urchins and stingrays at the Blue Reef Aquarium, a 14-minute stroll from the hotel. The hotel's 10 meeting and event rooms have space for up to a total of 200 attendees, and they offer free WiFi, plus printing and copying services. The banquet facilities for wedding events and celebrations hold up to 200 guests. Begin your day with breakfast at the on-site restaurant, or enjoy traditional British comfort food for dinner before relaxing with a nightcap in the bar. Have an invigorating workout in the hotel's fitness centre, which includes an indoor swimming pool. Kids stay and eat free.
A modern Portsmouth hotel in the waterfront Gunwharf Quays complex, with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included Holiday Inn® Express Portsmouth - Gunwharf Quays hotel is a seven-minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour station, served by direct trains to London. You can catch ferries from Portsmouth International Port, just eight minutes' drive away. The M27 motorway is less than 10 minutes from the hotel, and discounted Gunwharf Quays parking is available for guests. Southampton Airport (SOU) is a 25-minute drive away. Gunwharf Quays premium retail outlet has designer outlets, bars and restaurants, while the Spinnaker Tower, a five-minute walk away, offers panoramic harbour views. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, seven minutes' walk from the hotel, features Nelson's HMS Victory from the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. The Fort Nelson Royal Armouries Museum houses gun collections, a 15-minute drive away. The D-Day Museum, eight minutes away, is dedicated to its namesake WWII turning point. You can host meetings for up to 20 people in the hotel's two naturally lit conference rooms. There's free Wi-Fi and on-site parking is available. Set yourself up for the day with the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet, featuring scrambled eggs, baked beans, sausages and continental items. The casual lounge is the place to relax with friends over coffee or drinks from the bar.
When you stay at The Royal Maritime Club in Portsmouth, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays. This hotel is within close proximity of HMS Warrior and HMS Victory.
With a stay at Portsmouth Marriott Hotel in Portsmouth (Cosham), you'll be within the vicinity of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of Spinnaker Tower.
With a stay at No Man's Fort in Portsmouth, you'll be in the historical district and close to Seaview Wildlife Encounter and Spitbank Fort. This hotel is within close proximity of Ryde Beach and Southsea Castle.
Hotels in Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a busy city on the south coast, with a long history as an international port. It's known locally as 'Pompey', as is the Portsmouth football team. As the only 'island city' in the UK, Portsmouth is almost completely surrounded by water. It's a convenient place to stay before or after taking the ferry to France, Spain or Jersey.
Budget and luxury Portsmouth hotels
Big chain hotels such as Holiday Inn, Travelodge, Ibis and BEST WESTERN have at least one branch in Portsmouth. As a seaside resort, the city also has plenty of B&Bs and guesthouses. Boutique hotels are a stylish option for city breaks and weekends away, with many of them claiming 4 and 5-star amenities.
Many hotels are dotted around the harbour area, giving you beautiful sea views. You can also choose to stay near Portsmouth Harbour rail station or by the ferry terminal.
The Spinnaker Tower is Portsmouth's iconic landmark. It stands 170 metres tall, and has a Sky Walk on the viewing deck where you can look straight down to the ground.
Britain's maritime history is very strongly tied to the city - it has the oldest dry dock in the world. Portsmouth is home to HMS Warrior, the Mary Rose Museum, HMS Victory, the D-Day Museum and the Royal Marines Museum.
Clarence Pier is one of the biggest amusement parks in the local area. Kids can explore Pirate Pete's Indoor Adventure Playground, and taller kids and adults can try out rides including rollercoasters and a carousel.
The main venue for events is the Portsmouth Guildhall. There are regular comedy and music evenings and since 2014, the Guildhall has also been the home of the Portsmouth Beer Festival.
Shopping and souvenirs
Gunwharf Quays is the main shopping complex in the city. After wandering around the shops, take a break at one of the cafés and restaurants inside. Those in a more active mood can have some family fun at the Bowlplex or hop on a speedboat at the nearby Gunwharf Quays Marina.
The Cascades Shopping Centre is another destination for some retail therapy. It has more than 60 shops, so you can pick up everything you need for a cruise holiday or family adventure.
For souvenirs of Portsmouth, visit the gift shop at a museum or attraction on your way out. At the Spinnaker Tower, you can book a Portsmouth Sightseeing Treasure Hunt which will take you around the city's main sights.
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