Penzance Hotels and Accommodation
(Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK)
One of the most famous of Cornwall's holiday resorts, Penzance features more than its fair share of accommodation and there are plenty of hotels to go round here.
However, during the summer season, hotels and guesthouses in Penzance soon fill up, particularly towards the end of August, when the popular Newlyn Fish Festival attracts more than 20,000 visitors to the area.
Where to Stay
Accommodation on the outskirts of Penzance and away from the coastline tends to offer the best value for money, although its location is less convenient for those looking to walk to the beach. A range of guesthouses and small B&Bs lie around the suburbs of Castle Horneck, Hamoor, Chyandour and Gulval, and further afield in neighbouring towns, villages and hamlets, such as Marazion, Long Rock, Tradavoe and Mousehole.
Those looking for accommodation closer to the sandy beaches at Penzance will find a number of family run B&Bs around Abbey Street, Morrab Road and Chapel Street. Of particular interest are both Kimberley House and Woodstock House along Morrab House.
Nearby, the Georgian House Hotel on Chapel Street is a rather elegant bed and breakfast with large and rather spacious guest rooms. Also worth noting is the Abbey Hotel along Abbey Street, an imposing 17th-century building offering a colourful walled garden and good views of the famous St. Michael's Mount. Further accommodation in Penzance includes a number of coastal hotels along the Western Promenade Road and the Cornwall Terrace, such as the Grade II-listed Summer House.
Self catering accommodation in Penzance is always popular and includes town houses and local flats. In general, these only offer short-breaks and weekend stays out of season, and must be booked for at least one week between May and August. It is even possible to rent a floor of the town's famous Egyptian House, one of the most unusual and striking buildings along Chapel Street, close to the Penzance seafront. The Egyptian House is known for its colourful and rather dramatic exterior, dating back to the 1830s.