Bristol Hotels and Accommodation
(Bristol, England, UK)
Accommodation in Bristol can be a little expensive, but there are certainly a large number of hotels to choose from, including many well-known chains and a selection of independent hotels. Bristol is a thriving financial city and therefore lodging rates are often high during the business week, being reduced for weekend breaks.
The Bristol Tourist Information Centre at the Harbourside is where you can pick up your copy of the useful 'Visitors Guide', which comes with a map of the city and an extensive current list of accommodation. Do bear in mind that city hotels are in great demand during the annual St. Paul's Carnival and Harbour Festival each July, as well as at the time of the Bristol International Balloon Festival in August, which takes place at Ashton Court.
For budget accommodation in the city, consider spending a night or two at the Bristol YHA Hostel on Narrow Quay, which boasts pleasant harbourfront views and is well-placed for nightlife. Sensibly priced accommodation is also available in the Clifton area of the city, along stretches such as Whiteladies Road, where hotels are within easy reach of Bristol Zoo and the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Those looking for chain hotels in Bristol will find plenty of familiar brands, with some of the most popular including the Novotel on Victoria Street, the Ramada North on Old Gloucester Road, the Jurys Inn on Prince Street, and the Mercure on Redcliffe Hill. Conveniently located just across from the Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the Express by Holiday Inn on Temple Gate, which is just a five-minute taxi drive away from the SS Great Britain and the Hippodrome.
For visitors wishing to stay close to the airport, the Holiday Inn Bristol Airport on Bridgwater Road, in the Redhill area, is understandably a popular choice and well connected to the city centre by regular 'Flyer' buses.