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Cheap Hotels in St Ives

Burthallan Lane
0.7 Miles from the centre

In a secluded location with panoramic views of St Ives Bay, this hotel features a restaurant with locally sourced food and free on-site parking. It offers a heated indoor pool and free WiFi in all areas. Rooms at The Garrack have private bathrooms with baths and showers. They also include flat-screen TVs. The Garrack restaurant has sea views and serves modern British cuisine and fresh local seafood. The indoor pool also has a sauna and a coffee shop serving food during the day and evening. The hotel has gardens for guests to explore. The Garrack is in a secluded location, yet only a 15-minute walk from the beach and St Ives town centre. The stunning coastal footpath runs nearby.

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per night from £80
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Trelyon Avenue
0.8 Miles from the centre

Tregenna Castle Resort overlooks St Ives and the Cornish coast and is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. All of our comfortable bedrooms are ensuite and also feature tea/coffee making facilities and Freeview TV. Featured among 72 acres of grounds at Tregenna Castle Resort there is a choice of heated indoor swimming pools, a fitness suite for guests to enjoy, hair and beauty salon offering a range of treatments, an 18-hole golf course and 2 onsite restaurants. Wireless internet is free throughout the resort and guests can enjoy free onsite car parking.

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per night from £104
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St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
1.6 Miles from the centre

Near Porthminster Beach

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per night from £200
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The Terrace
0.5 Miles from the centre

Near Porthminster Beach

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per night from £225
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St Ives Road
1.6 Miles from the centre

With views over St Ives Bay, The Atlantic is just 5 minutes' drive from St Ives and has free parking. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Bedrooms at The Atlantic are decorated in fresh, natural colours, and each has an en suite bathroom. All rooms also offer a TV with DVD player and tea and coffee making facilities. The Atlantic boasts an on-site Italian styled lounge and wine bar, and a separate sports bar, both with decking and garden areas, and sea views. The property's bars serve a versatile menu with true Italian pizza, pasta and risotto dishes, classic steaks, fresh fish and seafood. Just a short stroll from The Cornish Coastal Path, The Atlantic is only 15 minutes’ walk from Tregenna Castle and Golf Club. Tate St Ives is just 2 miles away, and West Cornwall Golf Club can be reached in 5 minutes’ drive.

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per night from £315
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The Queens Hotel

High Street

Near St Ives Harbour

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per night from £75
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Thurlestone Guest House Hotel

St Ives Road
1.5 Miles from the centre

Near Porthminster Beach

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per night from £79
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Beechwood House Hostal

St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay
1.7 Miles from the centre

Near Porthminster Beach

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per night from £120
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The Mustard Tree Hotel

St Ives Rd, Carbis Bay

Near Porthminster Beach

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per night from £173
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Pedn Olva Hotel

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West Porthminster Beach
0.3 Miles from the centre

Near St Ives Harbour

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per night from £250
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Hotels in St Ives

Situated in the lovely St Ives Bay with its harbour sheltered by the famous Smeaton's Pier, St Ives is one of Cornwall's best loved seaside towns, with a rich and interesting heritage that stretches back, long before the first leisure visitors arrived.

History

In legend, St Ives originates from the arrival of the Irish saint Ia in the 5th century. The town was a hard working fishing port for many centuries and the gorgeous old Sloop Inn, a fishing pub, is dated ‘circa 1312', making it one of the county's oldest. The fine stone pier was built by John Smeaton between 1767 – 70 and its octagonal lookout is part of his original design. St Ives was one of the main centres of the hugely successful pilchard fishing industry, which reached its height during the 18th and 19th centuries when hundreds of millions of fish were caught annually. The vast majority of this mighty catch was exported to Mediterranean countries such as Italy. The industry went into sharp decline during the 1920s, at a time when St Ives was already developing fast as a tourist attraction and centre for artists. Today it is a vibrant centre filled with internationally known galleries, smart shops and a diverse selection of restaurants.

Art

Although a number of artists were well established here by the late 19th century, it was figures such as the great potter Bernard Leach, and the discovery of the Cornish artist Alfred Wallis by Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood in 1928 that laid the foundations of the famous art colony. When Ben Nicholson and his sculptress wife Barbara Hepworth settled in St Ives, attracted by its special light and the wild surroundings of Penwith, many others followed. For a number of years, abstract artists such as Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, and Roger Hilton shaped a community to rival the great cosmopolitan art centres of Paris and New York.

The tradition is still very much alive through numerous high-end galleries and working artists, and the presence of Tate St Ives overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden nearby provides the opportunity to view her works in the lush Cornish surroundings where they were created.

Countryside

From St Ives hotels you can join the wonderful South West Coast Path, which meanders straight out of the town. Head west and the scenery quickly becomes breathtaking, with the Atlantic Ocean always at your side and the cliffs and coves offering endlessly varying views. Just a few miles west of St Ives is the ancient village of Zennor with its famous little church featuring a carved mermaid and the welcoming Tinners Arms. Cross the rugged moors of the peninsula or drive right around the coast road past Land's End and you will be able to explore the stunning beach at Porthcurno, overlooked by the unique open air Minack Theatre. A little further on you will find Newlyn and Penzance, where fishing boats and art galleries mingle and St Michaels Mount rises out of the bay.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in St Ives

Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in St Ives?

According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in St Ives are St. Ives Harbour Hotel, The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant and Tregenna Castle Resort.

What is the cheapest price for a hotel in St Ives?

The lowest price for a double room in St Ives is £79.

What are the best hotels in St Ives near the center?

If you want to stay near the center of St Ives, you can consider staying at St. Ives Harbour Hotel, The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant and Tregenna Castle Resort.

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