Isle of Wight Hotels and Accommodation
(Isle of Wight, England, UK)
Since the Isle of Wight is a relatively large island, where you choose to stay really does depend upon what you are looking to do during your holiday. Many of the most popular hotels on the island are based close to the main attractions and beaches, while other accommodation is more central, being found around Newport and Parkhurst.
Camping is a particularly affordable alternative to more mainstream lodging on the Isle of Wight and popular campsites are to be found at destinations such as Cowes, Ryde, Shanklin, Ventnor and Yarmouth. Many hotels and guest houses also reside within these areas and offer affordable rooms close to the coastline, with the best boasting enviable sea views.
The Isle of Wight remains busy throughout the year and booking hotels well ahead of your visit is strongly recommended, especially during the popular summer months of July and August. Out of season, self-catering accommodation is considerably more affordable and ideal for large families. October sees the arrival of the increasingly popular Autumn Walking Festival and consequently there is a noticeable rise in the demand for hotels on the island.
Late July and early August is another especially busy time on the Isle of Wight, when the island plays host to the yachting extravaganza better known as Cowes Week. During this sailing regatta, hotels around Cowes soon become fully booked, making advance reservations an absolute necessity.
For budget accommodation at anytime, consider the lodging available at the Totland Bay Youth Hostel on Hurst Hill, which was actually officially opened by Lord Mountbatten in 1975 and lies on the western side of the Isle of Wight, close to Alum Bay and the fun attractions at the Needles Park.