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A contemporary boutique guest house set in a Georgian townhouse, Number 38 Clifton offers stylish rooms with views of the Clifton Downs or Bristol city centre. With a garden, terrace and free Wi-Fi, this hotel is within 10 minutes’ walk of bars, restaurants and Clifton Down Train Station. Each room includes a flat-screen TV, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. All have an en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, some of which also have a bath. Full English breakfasts are made using locally sourced produce, with lighter options including granola, smoked salmon and fresh fruit. Early evening drinks can be enjoyed on the stylishly furnished terrace or by the fire in the lounge during the colder months. Number 38 Clifton is around 2 miles from the centre of Bristol, and around 1 mile from Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Bristol Zoo is less than 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and the Hippodrome Theatre is an 8-minute drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Number 38 Clifton has been welcoming guests since 6 Feb 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Room type
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Bristol
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  • Moira
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everyone was very friendly and the room was amazing.
  • Eleanor
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean and modern room with all the facilities needed. Spacious bathroom with great views. Friendly staff.
  • Leo
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Beautifully presented bedrooms and communal rooms. Lots of thoughtful finishing touches in the rooms, lovely comfy beds and quality furnishings. Excellent breakfast.
  • Christine
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Exceptional luxurious small boutique hotel, Number 38 Clifton is an absolute gem. Cosy, clean, comfortable and stylish, it oozes class. Lovely breakfast - so much choice - and the staff really are fabulous and go out of their way to make sure your...
  • Victoria
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nicely decorated. The terrace was great to sit and have a drink in the evening. The breakfast was fabulous. Staff all helpful.
  • Amarier85
    United StatesUnited States
    This property was amazing. The staff was great, the breakfast was good and there was a lot of variety. I was there for the hottest week of the year and having air conditioning was such a great surprise. Have already recommended the hotel to...
  • Alison
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing breakfast. Great location right by the downs. Lovely designed room and communal areas. Highly recommended.
  • Alexandra
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast was lovely, room was spacious and bath was a real luxury!
  • Anita
    fabulous location -great ambience , relaxed ans chilled .
  • Polly
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely decor, quiet atmosphere and relaxing. Communal space homely and good for reading a book or hiding away with a laptop. Good breakfast. Perfect for couples.

Property questions and answers
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  • Please send more information about the parking situation. How do you book parking? How far is it from the hotel?

    Limited parking permits are available on request prior to arrival, if we have no available permits for your stay then affordable pay and display is al..
    Answered on 3 August 2020
  • I am looking to book for Friday do you have a parking space available

    Hi Unfortunately, we do not have our own parking, but depending on what time you plan to arrive, we may have a parking permit for you to use outside..
    Answered on 30 March 2022
  • Do you have electric car chargers nearby

    We are not aware of any public charging points nearby as we are a largely residential area. Have you checked on the CoCharger or similar apps?
    Answered on 22 November 2022
  • Do you organise parking for your guests?

    Dear Sir/Madam, We don't have our own parking , parking is on the street and it's restricted by the meters from Monday to Friday from 9 am - 5pm, Sat..
    Answered on 30 June 2022
  • How far is hotel from city Center

    1.5 miles :-)
    Answered on 8 February 2022
  • Hi, how many rooms do you have available if we were interested in booking for a large group? It would be for a date late next year. Thanks

    Hello Thank you for your enquiry. We have 11 double bedrooms, I hope that helps! Thanks Polly
    Answered on 21 March 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of Number 38 Clifton
Great facilities! Review score, 9.4

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and charges may be applicable.
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese

House rules

Number 38 Clifton takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 20:00


From 06:00 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Solo American Express Cash Other Bankcard Number 38 Clifton accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note on street parking is available at the front of the building, restricted by meters or permits. The property has a limited amount of permits available. The property will send full parking instructions after booking.

When booking [3] rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply and the hotel will provide this after booking"

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Number 38 Clifton

  • The prices at Number 38 Clifton may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Number 38 Clifton include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Twin/Double

  • Check-in at Number 38 Clifton is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Number 38 Clifton offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Number 38 Clifton is 1.7 miles from the centre of Bristol. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Number 38 Clifton can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free