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YHA Hawkshead, hotel in Hawkshead

Set in a stunning Regency mansion overlooking Esthwaite Water, YHA Hawkshead stands within beautiful grounds just a mile from Hawkshead village.

8.4
Scored 8.4
Very good
Rated very good
1,026 reviews
Price from£50per night
Queens Head Inn & Restaurant, hotel in Hawkshead

Situated in the rolling hills surrounding Esthwaite Water, the village of Hawkshead is home to The Queen’s Head Inn.

8.8
Scored 8.8
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
436 reviews
Price from£161per night
Red Lion Inn, hotel in Hawkshead

Situated in Hawkshead and with Lake Windermere reachable within 8.4 km, Red Lion Inn features a restaurant, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a bar.

7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
704 reviews
Price from£140per night
Old School House, hotel in Hawkshead

Featuring a garden and free WiFi in shared areas, Garden Old School House offers spacious garden-view rooms in Hawkshead, just metres from the Hawkshead Grammar School.

9.3
Scored 9.3
Superb
Rated superb
102 reviews
Price from£119per night
School House Cottage B&B and tea garden, hotel in Hawkshead

Located in Ambleside, School House Cottage B&B and tea garden offers en-suite accommodation with free WiFi access throughout and on-site private parking facilities free of charge.

8.7
Scored 8.7
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
114 reviews
Price from£100per night
Hawkshead Suites, hotel in Hawkshead

Boasting a spa bath, Hawkshead Suites is situated in Hawkshead. There is a private entrance at the apartment for the convenience of those who stay.

10
Scored 10
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
20 reviews
Price from£294per night
The Hive at Poppi-Red, hotel in Hawkshead

The Hive at Poppi-Red, a property with a bar, is located in Hawkshead, 8.2 km from Lake Windermere, 36 km from Derwentwater, as well as 42 km from Askham Hall.

8.8
Scored 8.8
Fabulous
Rated fabulous
1,532 reviews
Price from£144per night
Lakes Hotel & Spa, hotel in Hawkshead

Our hotel is perfectly situated with views of Lake Windermere, just a short stroll from the bustling village centre of Bowness-on-Windermere and the boats that travel the length of Windermere, making...

9.0
Scored 9.0
Superb
Rated superb
5,670 reviews
Price from£175.50per night
Windermere Hotel, hotel in Hawkshead

Perched on a hill overlooking Windermere town centre is the Windermere Hotel. Built in 1847 the hotel offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, and a restaurant.

6.6
Scored 6.6
Pleasant
Rated pleasant
2,933 reviews
Price from£64.35per night
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, hotel in Hawkshead

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa has an award-winning restaurant, a beauty spa and scenic views. Windermere centre is a 20-minute walk away.

7.6
Scored 7.6
Good
Rated good
2,548 reviews
Price from£218per night
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What guests said about Hawkshead:

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Hawkshead is beautiful and the people who live there are...

    Hawkshead is beautiful and the people who live there are very friendly. Lovely shops and cafe's etc walking is brilliant and views unbelievable have stayed in different accommodation in the village and this was the worst. I suggest the Red Lion if you're looking to visit
    Dawn
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Our "go to" place in the village has always been the Kings...

    Our "go to" place in the village has always been the Kings Arms Pub. Sadly the pub is currently closed for renovations and will not be open again until 2025. Without this pub, the village feels like it has list its heart. Other pubs are available of course, but none have the feel of The Kings Arms. The village is otherwise a great centre for surrounding activities. It is very serene in the evenings when the bulk of visitors have gone home. It's a shame that the village economy does not seem able to support a good quality walking shop. The current outlets in the village really cater for the low to mid-range mass market. For dining, the breakfasts at PoppiRed are exceptional. For our evening meals we used PoppiRed and The Red Lion. Both were very good.
    T
    Tony
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Love Hawkshead.

    Love Hawkshead. A super little village, with some sweet shops and various places to eat & drink. Great location to get to just about anywhere in the Lake District within reasonable travel time, and plenty of nearby walking.
    296364
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    The one downside was the parking.

    The one downside was the parking. Many of the properties don’t have onsight parking which means parking on the main car park when you are in the village. The charges have recently been changed so that you have to pay overnight as well as during the day. There are no discounts for parking for a few days/ week so the £8.50 charge a day can add up if you are staying a few days. Nice restaurant in the village - Poppi Red would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food. Good base for visiting Windermere, Bowness, Ambleside, Coniston.
    Wendy
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    A good place for lunch and an evening meal.

    A good place for lunch and an evening meal. Interesting walks around the village and located v close to Tarn Howes and other really interesting places including those linked to Beatrix Potter. Good food shops although the Co op is an essential and when it was unexpected closed caused some challenges for those at the camp site and cyclists passing through.
    Viv
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Hawkshead is a great place to stay in the Lakes although...

    Hawkshead is a great place to stay in the Lakes although this visit only one of the four pubs had enough staff to offer evening meals. There are plenty of low level circular walks from the village and numerous places to stay to suit most pockets. Special mention for food Is Poppi red which was excellent. The queens arms had nice food and friendly staff. The Sun in had live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night
    David
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Hawkshead

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 86 reviews
    The Kings Arms is a very well located traditional pub/hotel. It is presently going through a transitional phase with a new manager recently appointed. Like many properties in the area it is struggling to recruit staff and this is having an impact on its ability to provide a food service and also on opening hours. Breakfast was served to order and was excellent. Its a hotel that has been in Hawkshead for many, many years and the present management are determined to restore it to its former glory
    Peter
    United Kingdom
  • From £144 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,532 reviews
    Me and my partner come to Hawkshead every year and we’d never stay anywhere different than The Hive at Poppi Red ❤️ it’s perfect and so beautiful, all the rooms we’ve stayed in were brilliant and so comfortable and beautifully decorated, made to feel so homey! The breakfast downstairs in the Poppi Red was so delicious and the products you can tell are local, so good! They allow dogs, even our pug recognises where she is and is so happy 😊 5 out of 5 stars from us! Millie, Josh & Connie x
    Paula
    United Kingdom
  • From £140 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 704 reviews
    Cozy, charming inn with friendly staff and a great pub for dinner. They make sure to reserve a table for guests as the restaurant can fill up quickly. Very grateful that they have parking right outside as there is little to no street parking in Hawkshead. A wonderful Peter Rabbit gift shop full of all things Beatrix Potter is right around the corner, as is a lovely shop and cafe called HoneyPot. We all enjoyed exploring the town very much.
    Jessica
    United States
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 394 reviews
    Chris, Gillie, Murphey, Geoffrey, and Carla are wonderful friendly hosts. The breakfast was excellent. The poached eggs were perfect. We stayed in Braithwaite. Our room was cleaned to the highest standard and so very comfortable. The views from our room were magnificent. We had views of the garden, sheep, Lake Windermere, and the mountains. If you're looking for a 5 star plus stay in the Lake District, Belmount Hall is your best bet.
    Colleen
    United Kingdom
  • From £119 per night
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 102 reviews
    Everything! The room was amazing, lovely and spacious! Hawkshead is an amazing dog friendly town with everything you need. Emma was kind enough to offer us breakfast when we hadn’t booked a breakfast with our room - this was unreal!! Amazing produce, with a lovely breakfast area to sit at. This cottage style accommodation is beautiful with views from every window. We will definitely be back!
    Demi
    United Kingdom
  • From £153 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 436 reviews
    Cosy Inn above a pub/restaurant and perfectly centered in Hawkshead. The reservations for dinner that come with the room actually worked out well since several of the restaurants in the village were either closed or remodeling. The Queens Head is a perfect staging point for hikes through the hills and lakes in the area.
    Benson
    United States
  • From £140 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 704 reviews
    Great location in Hawkshead with On site parking. We took Mr Bob our Border Collie. We had a friendly welcome . We had a lovely evening meal and drinks. We missed the time for breakfast but owner insisted on cooking us a full English ( which we were really grateful for) We would definitely stay there again- recomended.
    Mary
    United Kingdom
  • From £140 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 704 reviews
    the welcome from the staff was exceptional, even extending to our dog, the room including the bathroom was very clean and tidy with good facilities for the price point, well stocked bar with a nice cosy feel, excellent hot cooked breakfast to order, very dog friendly, we look forward to visiting again next year.
    g
    glen
    United Kingdom
  • From £153 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 436 reviews
    Excellent service by very busy staff, who were possibly short of ideal numbers. It was early in the season, so there were not many residents. The restaurant was very busy though, possibly because the week was very rainy, and there is not a lot to do in the Lake District in wet weather.
    Rod
    United Kingdom
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 7 reviews
    Fabulous cottage with everything we needed for a stay in the Lake District. Great location for exploring the Windermere area and a fab local pub for evening meals. We had one very wet day but there were lots of board games and DVDs available to keep us entertained in the cosy cottage.
    Sara
    United Kingdom
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 819 reviews
    The staff were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious and the dining room was inviting. The location in Hawkshead is very central. The family room was a good size and it was a lovely touch to find the books and Peter Rabbit soft toys decorating the kids bunk area.
    Rosalind
    United Kingdom
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 394 reviews
    this is a beautiful property set in a wonderful location for touring the southern Lake District with many good walks within a few miles and some great restaurants and pubs close by. Chris is a fond of knowledge and was a great host at each delicious breakfast.
    Roger
    United States
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 819 reviews
    Location is excellent in Hawkshead, comfortable bed, staff were very helpful and friendly, nice outside seating area, and the breakfast (included) was great.
    Chris
    United Kingdom
  • From £144 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,532 reviews
    - Wonderful shower! And beautiful bathroom! - Comfy bed - Local Lake District toiletries - Good Full English Breakfast
    Federica
    Italy
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 819 reviews
    Nice cosy pub with a comfortable accommodation. The bar is downstairs and a lot of places to eat near the hotel.
    Aleksandr
    United Kingdom
  • 8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 114 reviews
    Lovely B&B good food, very friendly host, nice and clean with a good location to explore the lake district.
    Alison
    United Kingdom
  • From £40 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,026 reviews
    Location /staff / value 15 min walk on road to Hawkshead ( no pavement but country road not too busy)
    quentin
    Isle of Man
  • From £40 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,026 reviews
    clean and the price is low in the lake district. Staff are helpful and the yard is lovely
    yanting
    China
  • From £144 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Fabulous
    Rated fabulous
     · 1,532 reviews
    Location was ideal right in the center of Hawkshead. Restaurant had great food.
    Jennifer
    United States
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 394 reviews
    best place to stay at Lake District.
    Aashish
    India