Bath Hotels and Accommodation
(Bath, North-East Somerset, England, UK)
Finding a place to stay in Bath can be a little difficult during the busy summer months, when hotels are often booked to capacity. A handy accommodation finding service is available at the Tourist Information Centre next to the Bath Abbey, where friendly staff will endeavour to find you suitable lodging for just a nominal booking fee.
B&Bs and Georgian townhouse hotels are especially plentiful in Bath and the demand for this type of accommodation certainly peaks at the weekend. Subsequently hotel rates often rise for both Friday and Saturday nights. A good selection of B&Bs can be found lining the Upper Bristol Road and Pulteney Road, as well as along the Wells Road, where traffic noise can be a problem for light sleepers.
Budget accommodation in Bath is available if you are prepared to consider youth hostels, such as the YMCA on Broad Street and the Bath YHA Hostel on Bathwick Hill. Alternatively, some tourists choose to stay on the outskirts of the city, in neighbouring towns such as Radstock or Melksham.
Some particularly popular Bath hotels line the elegant Great Pulteney Street, next to the Laura Place fountain, where the 2004 movie 'Vanity Fair' starring Reese Witherspoon was set. Georgian accommodation is at its best along Great Pulteney Street, while close by, Henrietta Street is also known for its period architecture. To the east, guest houses can also be found on Pulteney Road and next to Sydney Gardens.
Those wishing to stay in the heart of the city centre will find that the Hilton Bath Hotel on Walcot Street is hard to better and comes with rooms overlooking the River Avon. For luxury accommodation, consider staying at the magnificent Royal Crescent Hotel next to Victoria Park, the Bath Spa Hotel on Sydney Road, or the Queensbury on Russell Street.