Poole Hotels and Accommodation

(Poole, Dorset, England, UK)

There are a wide variety of hotels available in the town, many of which stand close to Poole Quay and come with enviable waterfront panoramas. Accommodation in central Poole is by no means cheap, but does have the advantage of being close to the harbourfront restaurants and pubs, and is often just a stroll away from the shops and the seasonal pleasure boats.

Lodging rates understandably rise during the summer months, when the tourism season peaks and accommodation is in great demand with holiday makers. However, if you are looking for nightlife close to your hotel, rather than stay in Poole, head next door to the seaside resort of Bournemouth, where the clubs, pubs and bars are much more plentiful.

Poole is a busy and lively harbour town throughout the year and the main tourist season falls between May and September. Particularly popular is the Thistle Hotel on Poole Quay, which boasts views stretching as far as the Purbeck Hills and Brownsea Island.

Other reliable accommodation options in Poole include the historic Antelope Inn on the Old High Street. This period coach house dates back to the 15th century and comes with its very own charming eatery named the Smugglers Bar and Restaurant.

Located part-way between Poole and Bournemouth, the Sandbanks Hotel on Banks Road offers inexpensive B&B accommodation and fronts no less than 11 km / 7 miles of beautiful golden sand. The onsite Sandbanks Brasserie specialises in freshly caught seafood and its unusual octagonal shape truly makes the most of its beachside setting.