Exeter Hotels and Accommodation

(Exeter, Devon, England, UK)

Waterfront viewThe city centre is where most visitors to Exeter first look for accommodation, with hotels offering views of the cathedral being especially sought-after. Lodging rates are at there most expensive during the summer months and in December, when Exeter hotels are at their busiest and most in demand.

If you are a backpacker or traveller simply searching for budget accommodation, then hotels and guest houses may be a little out of your price bracket, although there are some good B&Bs on the outskirts of the city. The Exeter YHA youth hostel on Countless Wear Road may well suit your needs, as well as the university owned accommodation at both the Streatham Campus and St. Luke's Campus, which is available during the academic holidays and extremely cheap.

Quayside view

Where to Stay

Conveniently sited across from the Central railway station and just a ten-minute walk from Exeter Cathedral, the Thistle Rougemont Hotel on Queen Street is a favourite option for many a visit to the city and features just under 100 individual ensuite guest rooms.

Slightly more expensive and located on the Cathedral Yard itself, the highly recommended Abode Exeter dates back to the 14th century and has historically provided accommodation for some very noteworthy guests, which include the likes of Lord Horatio Nelson and even Tsar Nicholas I.

Further photo of the waterfrontIf you prefer brand-named lodging, then you may like to stay at the centrally located Mercure Southgate Hotel on Southernhay East. Popular hotels standing just a short distance outside of the city include the Express by Hotel Inn Exeter on Honiton Road, the Best Western Lord Haldon at Dunchideock, and the Comfort Inn in the village of Kennford.

For cheap hotels and highly affordable B&B accommodation in Exeter, look to the area on the eastern side of St. David's railway station, and directly to the north of the Central station. A number of reliable lodging options reside on St. David's Hill, such as the Victorian guest house named the Telstar. Quite different to the norm is the newly opened Chapter Hotel on Magdalen Street, which is housed within the city's old Eye Infirmary.