Need help?

Customer information: travel alert
Coronavirus: for more information click here.
Flybe ceases operations click here.

Cheap Hotels in St Ives

2322 reviews by TrustYou
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.

Show more
per night from £104
Estimated price based on searches in the last month
St Ives Road, Carbis Bay
1.6 Miles from the centre
per night from £110
Estimated price based on searches in the last month
977 reviews by TrustYou
The Terrace
0.5 Miles from the centre
per night from £119
Estimated price based on searches in the last month

Thurlestone Guest House Hotel

St Ives Road
1.5 Miles from the centre
per night from £79
Estimated price based on searches in the last month

Beechwood House Hostal

11 reviews by TrustYou
St. Ives Road, Carbis Bay
1.7 Miles from the centre
per night from £99
Estimated price based on searches in the last month

Pedn Olva Hotel

1027 reviews by TrustYou
West Porthminster Beach
0.3 Miles from the centre
per night from £130
Estimated price based on searches in the last month

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.


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.


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.


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

What are the most booked hotels in St Ives?

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

What is the lowest price for a double room in St Ives?

The lowest price for a double room in St Ives is £103.

If I want to stay in the center of St Ives, which hotels shall I consider?

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

120,000 Hotels

We search from 120,000 hotels worldwide to find you the best deals.

Price Match Guarantee

Find the same hotel cheaper within 24hrs when booking with us and we'll give you the difference.

Learn more

Need help with your booking?

Call us on 0800 093 5555