Cheap Hotels in Cowes
In the seaside town of Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, this B&B offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. With a conservatory breakfast room and a terraced garden, it is a 10-minute drive from Newport. Guests at Onefifty can enjoy a full cooked breakfast with free-range eggs, lighter options like smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, and toasted muffins. Fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt and fruit juice are also served. Rooms are light and airy, and benefit from an en suite or private bathroom with Bath House toiletries, a TV, and sea views. Cowes town centre has a range of lively restaurants and bars, yacht clubs and marinas, as well as shops to visit and transport links to the mainland.
Watch House Barn Hotel
Mimosa Lodge B&B
When you stay at Mimosa Lodge in Cowes, you'll be by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Cowes Beach and Royal London Yacht Club. This 4-star bed & breakfast is 9.3 mi (15 km) from Osborne House and 16.8 mi (27 km) from Gunwharf Quays. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Make yourself at home in one of the 3 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
24 Ward Avenue Hotel
Hotels in Cowes
Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, is a pretty seaside town which enjoys lots of boating-related tourism. Rumour has it that the town first got its name from a nearby sandbank that resembled a cow. There are plenty of B&Bs and guesthouses amongst your Cowes hotel options. They get a lot busier in the summer, when most of the boating and music events take place.
Sightseeing in Cowes
The town is linked to East Cowes by a chain ferry – the Cowes Floating Bridge – across the River Medina. There isn't a physical bridge, but the ferry can take up to 20 cars over at a time. From there, a regular ferry service runs to Southampton on the English mainland.
The Isle of Wight Coastal Path passes through Cowes. As the 67-mile path is circular, you can cycle the whole route and arrive back where you started.
Cowes has been a UK venue for international yacht races since 1815. Cowes Week, held every August, is the oldest regularly-run regatta in the world. You can also see powerboat races from Cowes in the summer.
The Isle of Wight
The island is a county of England in its own right. It's been a popular holiday destination since the Victorian era, with Queen Victoria herself building a summer holiday home at East Cowes.
There's an Area of Outstanding National Beauty near to the centre of the island. The low levels of light pollution make the night sky starry and beautiful – stay out for a Dark Wight Skies event at the Isle of Wight Observatory.
In June, the Isle of Wight Festival brings live music and teepees to Seaclose Park. It offers festival-goers the chance to try glamping in a luxury tent, with added VIP access.
However active you feel, Cowes has something for everyone.
The award-winning beach at Cowes is a great place to start. Relax on the sand or have a go at sailing and windsurfing. Several companies run paddle boarding and diving excursions from the town.
Indoor activities include a trip to the Cowes Maritime Museum, which is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The collection is joined by a maritime collection at Cowes Library.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Cowes
What are the most booked hotels in Cowes?The Union Inn, The Woodvale and Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight by Greene King Inns are some of the popular hotels in Cowes.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Cowes?The cheapest price for a double room in Cowes is £99, offered by The Union Inn.
If I want to stay in the center of Cowes, which hotels shall I consider?If you want to stay near the center of Cowes, you can consider staying at Fountain Hotel Isle of Wight by Greene King Inns, The Union Inn and Onefifty.
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