Peterborough Hotels and Accommodation
(Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK)
If you are planning a visit to Peterborough and looking for somewhere to stay, then most will want to choose hotels in the city centre, where accommodation is closest to the sights and sounds. Located on Wentworth Street and offering lodging with views of the nearby cathedral, the highly affordable Park Inn Peterborough Hotel is located as centrally as you could possibly wish for, standing alongside the Queensgate Shopping Centre.
Slightly more expensive and located within the Thorpe Wood area, just 3 km / 2 miles from the city centre, the Holiday Inn Peterborough West (formerly the Moat House Hotel) is a quiet spot, with good access to the ring road. Whilst the accommodation at this Holiday Inn is fairly small and basic, the facilities are good, with a large indoor pool and extensive buffet-style breakfasts.
Where to Stay
Conveniently situated alongside the East of England Showground, on the westerly outskirts of Peterborough, the Express by Holiday Inn is another firm favourite, especially with guests attending a show or festival at the showground, such as crowd-pulling Just Dogs Live
in July or the Equifest horse-riding event each August. Cheaper still is the waterfront Quality Hotel Peterborough at Thorpe Meadows, which has 70 guest rooms, parkland views, free parking, a modern restaurant and very inexpensive accommodation.
For a little in the way of pampering, the Marriott Peterborough Hotel at Lynch Wood is located around 5 km / 3 miles from the city centre, next to the business park. The Marriott has over 160 rooms and is set within spacious landscaped grounds, which cover roughly 4 hectares / 10 acres and provide a notable tranquility factor.
Budget accommodation in Peterborough is far from plentiful, although there are some good pubs / inns, and family run guest houses / B&Bs. Camping is available at the Ferry Meadows Caravan Club, which remains open year round.
More hotels lie on the outskirts of Peterborough, in the surrounding towns and villages of Crowland, Fotheringhay, Kings Cliffe, Nassington, Stamford, Stilton, Wansford, Whittlesey and Woodnewton. Many holiday makers choose to stay in the neighbouring village of Orton Longueville, where the 17th-century manor house now better known as the Best Western Orton Hall Hotel offers luxury accommodation, stunning grounds, wedding packages and even civil ceremonies.