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Where to stay in Southampton

There are many places to stay in Southampton including the city centre, around the university area and near the port if you're heading off on a cruise.


Southampton is a lively port city on England's south coast, with a buzzing student population and plenty of cultural attractions. There are lots of museums and art galleries, excellent bars and restaurants, and if you can look past the modern architecture you might catch a glimpse of the city's impressive past. Henry V's fleet, the Mayflower, and the Titanic all set sail from here. Want to know more? Read our Southampton Travel Guide.


Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire. It may not be massive, but it's still good to know where to stay in Southampton. We've put together a guide to the best areas, and some of the best hotels.


Hotels in Southampton city centre

Central Southampton has lots of fantastic shops, restaurants and bars. There are plenty of places to stay, whether you're looking for luxury accommodation or cosy B&Bs. Below we've listed some of the most popular accommodation options in the city centre.

1. The White Star Tavern

This boutique hotel has a modern British restaurant downstairs and well-appointed rooms upstairs. Expect pedestal baths in the bathrooms and luxury linen on the beds.

2. Cargo

Another boutique hotel with a great restaurant (and cocktail bar), Cargo is in the cosmopolitan Oxford Street area.

3. Jury's Inn Southampton

This no-frills hotel overlooks the park and is just 15 minutes' walk from the main train station. The rooms have flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and (most importantly) big soft beds.

4. Abbey Lodge Guest House

This traditional B&B has free on-street parking and is within walking distance of the Mayflower Theatre, The Guildhall and Art Gallery.

5. Ibis Budget Southampton Centre

A great option if you're looking for cheap hotels in Southampton. The two star hotel is fairly no-frills, but does have free Wi-Fi. For an extra charge, you can indulge in the hotel's buffet style breakfast.


Hotels near Southampton port

Cruises from Southampton are very popular. Spending a night in the city before you travel will let you get your trip off to a stress-free start. Hotels near Southampton cruise terminal are very convenient, and mean you don't need to rush around before your cruise.

1. Ennios Boutique Hotel

Kick off your holiday in style with a stay at this luxurious boutique hotel in Southampton. Each room is decorated opulently, with high-end toiletries in the bathrooms. Wi-Fi and breakfast are both complimentary. There's an Italian restaurant on-site, and the beautiful red-brick Victorian building is well worth Instagramming.

2. Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel

This four star hotel is in a beautiful Grade II listed building. It's got plenty of history: Jane Austen celebrated her 18th birthday here. Rooms on Old Dolphin Lane are the originals, and are notable for their exposed beams.

3. Town or Country Apartments

This company operates two serviced apartments, Atlantic House and Atlantic House B, in Southampton's Ocean Village Marina.


Hotels near Southampton University

1. Highfield House

This is a simple, modern hotel just under 15 minutes' walk from Southampton University's Highfield Campus. Wi-Fi, on-street parking and a hot buffet breakfast are all complimentary.

2. Southampton Serviced Apartments

Located in a residential area to the north of the city, about 15 minutes’ walking distance from the Highfield Campus. On-site parking is free, and the apartments have fully equipped kitchens and balconies.


Southampton hotels with parking

Hotels with car parking facilities are essential if you're driving around the south coast, arriving by ferry, or have decided to hire a car at Southampton Airport. You can find more hotels in Southampton with car parking by clicking the 'car parking' filter on your search results page.

1. Novotel Southampton

A four-star hotel just five minutes' drive from the cruise terminals. As well as parking the hotel offers a hot breakfast buffet (with pancakes), a swimming pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

2. De Vere Venues New Place

This stunning red-brick manor house sits in 32 acres of parkland. Free parking is available, as are free shuttle transfers to and from Southampton Airport. It has an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a restaurant and bar.

3. Argyle Lodge

This popular B&B has modern rooms inside a traditional Victorian terrace. Wi-Fi, parking and a full English breakfast are all included in the room cost.


Spa hotels in Southampton

Spa breaks in Southampton are revitalising and relaxing. Finding hotels with spas in Southampton is as easy as finding hotels with car parking: just scroll down to 'facilities' and click 'spa'. Here are a few of our favourite Southampton spa hotels.

1. Grand Harbour Hotel

With its sloping glass facade, it's impossible not to miss this hyper-modern hotel. Upgrade your room if you want a whirlpool bath inside your suite, or just head downstairs to enjoy a range of spa treatments. Residential spa breaks are also offered by this hotel.

2. Meon Valley Marriott Hotel and Country Club

This hotel near Southampton has a golf course, a spa, two restaurants and luxurious rooms with plush bedding.

3. Holiday Inn Southampton

You can enjoy a sauna or a swim in their on-site Spirit Health Club. Rooms are colourful and contemporary. The hotel is a couple of minutes' walk away from WestQuay, one of Britain's largest shopping centres.


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