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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, hotel in Canterbury

In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic center is a 2-minute walk away.

Location couldn’t be better. Can go into the cathedral whenever you want since you are staying on site. Breakfast is great.
8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,746 reviews
Price from$132.59per night
Holiday Inn Express Canterbury, an IHG Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

With a 24-hour front desk, this hotel offers free breakfasts and a modern restaurant. Holiday Inn Express Canterbury is located in Upper Harbledown, just outside historic Canterbury.

Everything the hotel Was clean food excellent staff cleaners manager reception staff everyone was so helpful lovely stay
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
920 reviews
Price from$96.60per night
Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

In 2 acres of landscaped gardens, Abbots Barton Hotel has a traditional restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is just outside Canterbury center, half a mile from Canterbury...

Excellent location. Room was newly renovated. Friendly staff. Parking facilities.
7.9
Scored 7.9
Good
Rated good
455 reviews
Price from$76.32per night
Howfield Manor Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

This charming hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover and the Eurostar. Dating back to the 12th century, it is surrounded by picturesque hills and fruit trees.

Grand old British inn… but showing it’s age
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
1,598 reviews
Price from$113.65per night
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, hotel in Canterbury

Located in Canterbury and with Canterbury East Train Station reachable within a 6-minute walk, Hampton by Hilton Canterbury has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property...

We travelled as a group of 9 colleagues as part of a fund raising challenge. We visited 5 cathedral cities over 2 days running between 5k and 10k at each. Our overnight stay was in Canterbury and the hotel was perfect in terms of location for restaurants, bars and the cathedral. Parking the minibus was easy in a nearby car park. Staff answered all questions ahead of visit and were attentive throughout. Rooms were exceptional for the price paid.
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
5,596 reviews
Price from$94.19per night
The Falstaff in Canterbury, hotel in Canterbury

Just yards from Canterbury’s medieval West Gate, this charming building dates back to 1403.

Staff we’re very helpful and kind
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
2,578 reviews
Price from$115.77per night
Pilgrims Hotel, hotel in Canterbury

Located within the Roman city walls of historic Canterbury’s center, this family-run hotel dates back to the 16th century. It offers free WiFi, and a cozy, oak-beamed bar.

The location was perfect
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
2,288 reviews
Price from$138.90per night
Canterbury Hotel Cottages and Apartment's, hotel in Canterbury

A short walk from Canterbury city center and its world-famous Cathedral, this privately-owned hotel is set within a Victorian townhouse, amid 2 acres of well-maintained grounds.

Location in proximity to the city.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
2,998 reviews
Price from$157.84per night
The Old Gate Inn by Innkeeper's Collection, hotel in Canterbury

Coupled with The Old Gate pub, this historic Canterbury hotel offers its guests a hearty menu of freshly cooked food.

Breakfast was great!
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
1,084 reviews
Price from$112.51per night
Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon, hotel in Canterbury

Located in Canterbury, within a few steps of Canterbury Cathedral and 2.5 mi of University of Kent, Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon provides accommodations with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi...

Beautiful, charming place for good sleep, great beer, and greater fish and chips.
8.3
Scored 8.3
Very Good
Rated very good
1,695 reviews
Price from$95.97per night
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  • Number 8
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 914 reviews

    Number 8 is located in Canterbury, 2.6 miles from University of Kent and 15 miles from Sandwich Railway Station.

    Great location. Clean and tidy. Everything you need.

  • Hampton by Hilton Canterbury
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 5,596 reviews

    Located in Canterbury and with Canterbury East Train Station reachable within a 6-minute walk, Hampton by Hilton Canterbury has a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property...

    Brilliant location, fab breakfast and lovely room!

  • Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,695 reviews

    Located in Canterbury, within a few steps of Canterbury Cathedral and 2.5 mi of University of Kent, Thomas Ingoldsby Wetherspoon provides accommodations with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi...

    Room was comfy and warm. Central location was good.

  • The Old Gate Inn by Innkeeper's Collection
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,084 reviews

    Coupled with The Old Gate pub, this historic Canterbury hotel offers its guests a hearty menu of freshly cooked food.

    Lovely old character building, but well maintained.

  • Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,746 reviews

    In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic center is a 2-minute walk away.

    Modern, clean and very well run. Great breakfasts.

  • The Hugo - Hotel Concept Canterbury
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 993 reviews

    The Hugo - Hotel Concept Canterbury is offering room-only accommodations on Canterbury High Street.

    Spacious, stylish, great facilities, brilliant location.

  • Castle House Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,127 reviews

    In historic Canterbury, this charming 3-star metro hotel has free WiFi and free parking. The city center and 2 rail stations are within easy reach.

    Room was good Location excellent staff friendly and helpful

  • Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 455 reviews

    In 2 acres of landscaped gardens, Abbots Barton Hotel has a traditional restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    Location great for easy walk into central Canterbury

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Heavenly Heritage and Literary Legend

Canterbury’s religious and historic significance has inspired literary greatness. Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ were based on pilgrimages to the bygone shrine of Thomas A Becket, who was murdered here. The Marlowe Theatre is named after the 16th-century playwright born here, and the Canterbury Museum has an exhibit on Rupert Bear, whose author lived in this River Stour city.

River cruises and punting provide fantastic views of the striking weavers’ houses right on the water, and of Westgate - the UK’s largest city gate. Other sections of the city walls remain, and there are also ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey, named after the 6th-century saint who brought Christianity to England. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, but the modern-day seat is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral, dating to the 12th century.

From the same period are the Norman castle ruins, occupying the site of a wooden fort constructed by William the Conqueror. The mound they sit on in Dane John Gardens is thought to be a Roman cemetery, and an original mosaic is visible in the Roman Museum.

In the Buttermarket half-timbered houses and historic inns are interspersed with shops, and big name brands line the Whitefriars Shopping Centre. The Canterbury accommodation on Booking.com includes luxury hotels with swimming pools, cheap hostels and city centre B&Bs.

What Guests Said About Canterbury:

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    I spent a lot of time in the cathedral, it is very...

    I spent a lot of time in the cathedral, it is very interesting and the guided tour for five pounds was excellent. The city is charming with lots of interesting buildings. I ate at The Cosy Club which has good food, pleasant staff and an especially good miso based pudding. The Chapter Pizza restaurant was very good as well. Both restaurants are very reasonably priced.
    Madeleine
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Saw the Cathedral and although not religious was fantastic...

    Saw the Cathedral and although not religious was fantastic to see it and the history about it. Village near it was lovely and some very old houses. The Old butter market pub, excellent food and great prices!
    Peter
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    There is so much to see and do in Canterbury.

    There is so much to see and do in Canterbury. I would recommend a walking tour with a guide. Apart from the cathedral, there are plenty of fascinating old buildings to see and the history of the place. The shopping in Canterbury is very good, with lots of small and large shops. There is such a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, and pubs.
    French granny
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Lovely place with lots of unique shops also the main shops...

    Lovely place with lots of unique shops also the main shops and banks you would expect in a big city. Used Canterbury East station and South East Kent trains to travel to Dover Castle . Luke at the hotel told us how to get there only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Plenty of places to eat or buy food from.
    Judith
    United Kingdom
  • 6.0
    Scored 6.0

    A busy bustling place.

    A busy bustling place. The older part of the city is full of narrower streets with independent shops, and is by far the nicer area to stroll around. The cathedral is very interesting, but the charge of £17 to enter is a rip off.
    Phil Rowley
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Canterbury is an historic city, as such is easy to get...

    Canterbury is an historic city, as such is easy to get around ancient streets, very intimate centre. For me the Lovely Cathedral is the jewel in the crown, and from the Hampton by Hilton Hotel is a few minutes walk, I could see the Spires from room windows.. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant and the views from there are spectacular, I went for a look. As I travel alone I usually eat at M&S Cafes or similar, and if I need anything else take back sandwiches to hotel. I can recommend Canterbury for a visit, I got train from London St, Pancras to Canterbury West Station, hotel 10 mins walk or Taxi £7,00.
    Ian
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Canterbury

  • 8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,746 reviews
    The Lodge is positioned in the grounds of the Cathedral, which is perfect for looking around the centre of Canterbury. Plus, you have free access to the Cathedral itself, Staff are welcoming and helpful and the rooms are excellent with a view of the Cathedral from your bedroom bay window. I would reccomend not missing out on the breakfast, which is cooked to order and the serving staff look after you very well. Overall, its a bit more pricey than the usual well known hotels, but, the overall experience is well worth the price.
    Gary
    United Kingdom
  • 8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,746 reviews
    Really enjoyed our stay in Canterbury Cathedral lodge. Very nice clean hotel with views from your window of the cathedral. Really nice that even after the cathedral grounds are closed to the public, with your key card to your room, you can get access to the cathedral grounds through the main gate to walk as you will. Kind of fun at night after hours. Front desk staff girls were excellent. Very informative and helpful. Had to park off site, but it was a short, easy walk through the interesting city streets. Excellent breakfast.
    Carl
    United States of America
  • From $204.57 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 455 reviews
    Location is idyllic near the medieval centre of Canterbury and flanked by plenty greenery lawns and mature trees and generous parking. The main core of the hotel has fine gothic Abbey architectural characterful features.The classic traditional bedrooms are warm, comfortable fresh and bright, with opening windows in many, good for sleep quality. However the hotel is being refurbished and I fear the viridian, wood panel theme while attractive in the modern foyer parts of the hotel fails aesthetically in the bar areas.
    Bernadette
    Ireland
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,287 reviews
    This was my wife's favourite place to stay during our break. It was clean. It was also quiet, which impressed me given one evening there was live music in the pub below. By chance, they happened to serve my favourite beer from my student days, and I can assure you I did test it, although not in my student day style. The Inn is very well placed to explore both Canterbury and the surrounding area, being in walking distance of the town centre, well placed for driving, and very close to one of the railway stations.
    Dylan
    Luxembourg
  • From $201.41 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,578 reviews
    Everything about our stay was amazing. The Falstaff is perfectly located in Canterbury, it's a 3-min walk from the city centre and just a stone's throw away from a number of amazing pubs and restaurants. The staff are really friendly, they upgraded us for free and the overall atmosphere was great. The bar and the restaurant in the hotel itself are totally worth checking out. Fantastic cocktails and tasty pizza. We had an amazing stay
    Ibrahim
    United Kingdom
  • From $141.29 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 1,174 reviews
    Perfect location, bang in the middle of the town centre, in a beautiful cobbled street square overlooking cafes and specialist shops & beautifies, adjacent to the famous Canterbury Cathedral. Rooms were spacious, comfortable, luxury free toiletries & good quality hot drinks facilities. Plus complimentary chilled still and sparkling water on tap by reception 24/7. Loved the character of the hotel, quaint and historic.
    Sonali Natasha
    United Kingdom
  • From $150.27 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 920 reviews
    Breakfast was hearty to start the day, Dinner was very good with good prices, room was very clean and roomy, and plenty of parking with secure lighting. Great location to accomplish several short day trips in the area like seeing the Canterbury Cathedral, a restored Viking ship near Ramsgate. and a medieval castle like Dover Castle.
    B
    Barbara
    United States of America
  • From $126.27 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,127 reviews
    The room we had was large, and very comfortable. The property was on 15 minutes from the town centre and the Cathedral. Great place for exploring the area. The continental breakfast was good. We found the staff helpful and very friendly. When we have the opportunity to return to Canterbury, we will use the Castle House Hotel again.
    Robert
    Australia
  • From $171.73 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,598 reviews
    A very nice stylish hotel in a green and quiet environment, a bit out of city centre, but only 7 minutes away by car. I liked the old-style interiors of the manor house, even the squeaky floors, it all had a nice flair to it. Very polite staff and the best cooked breakfast I have ever had in a hotel of this category.
    Izabela
    United Kingdom
  • From $151.53 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 772 reviews
    The staff were very available and friendly. The breakfast was great. There was enough parking and the hotel was a short walk into the city centre. The pool was great! Our room was spacious and comfortable. The shower pressure was weak but it was nice to also have the option of a bath.
    Siobhan
    United Kingdom
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,398 reviews
    This was an excellent hotel with proximity to Canterbury Cathedral. Although a 20-minute walk, the walk was through public gardens along the river. It was very pleasant. The rooms were big, comfortable and breakfast good. Staff was friendly and accommodating.
    Richard
    United States of America
  • From $204.57 per night
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 455 reviews
    It was pet friendly hotel we could find in Canterbury close to the city center and all the attractions. The hotel has open grass area where we can take our pet out. They have 24 hr reception, and were very kind. The room was clean and cozy.
    Mickey
    South Korea
  • From $138.90 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,120 reviews
    Very friendly and accommodating staff. Looked after us and our dog. Pub food was great and breakfast marvellous. No noise from pub as hotel is across car park. Great value for money and we were in centre of Canterbury in 5 mins in car.
    John
    United Kingdom
  • From $151.53 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,998 reviews
    Loved the large room. The building is set back from the street and just down the road from the university area so it was quite and peaceful. Easy walk into the center of Canterbury. Lovely garden at the rear and friendly staff.
    Joanne
    United States of America
  • From $151.53 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 772 reviews
    Perfect location. Excellent hotel, staff, service, facilities, room and breakfast. Would definitely stay again on a visit to Canterbury with only approx 15min walk to city centre. Throughly recommend.
    Kelvin
    United Kingdom
  • From $126.27 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 276 reviews
    Excellent location. We stayed in the Sun room and it had double exposure so really sunny. Hotel dates back from 1480. 350 meters from the Canterbury Cathedral. Good Tapas restaurant below us.
    Eric Jeffrey Kaufman
    United States of America
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 5,596 reviews
    Excellent location in the centre of town. Brand new hotel. Comfortable beds, clean spacious rooms. Breakfast good, plenty choice. Staff friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.
    Nigel
    United Kingdom
  • From $352.31 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,615 reviews
    The hotel is located right in the centre of Canterbury and within walking distance to the cathedral and other places of interest and right in the middle of the best eating places.
    Adam
    Australia
  • 8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,398 reviews
    Breakfast very good and freshly cooked to order. Ample free parking was an excellent facility especially considering the hotels proximity to the centre of Canterbury.
    Bernadette
    United Kingdom
  • From $123.88 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,155 reviews
    Spacious comfortable room. Very clean. Lovely peaceful gardens and wooded area. Very handy for Canterbury. Good breakfast.
    Wendy
    United Kingdom

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