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In the market town of Penzance, The Longboat Inn is right opposite Penzance Train Station and a 5-minute walk from the beach. This family-run has a restaurant, a Mediterranean-style beer garden, a traditional bar with outdoor seating and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Longboat Inn have en suite bathrooms, LCD TVs with Sky channels, and tea/coffee facilities. Telephones, radios and hairdryers are provided, ironing facilities are available on request. The restaurant serves traditional homemade food using local ingredients where possible. A variety of breakfasts are served daily. The traditional bar stocks a wide range of award-winning beers and ales, along with speciality coffees and teas. Live sport is shown on the bar’s HD/3D screens. Luggage storage is available (Guest only) , and Penzance Harbour is within a 5-minute walk from the hotel and has regular boat trips to the Isles of Scilly. The town centre has a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. 'No pets allowed in rooms'.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Longboat Inn has been welcoming guests since 12 Nov 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

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

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Room type
1 double bed
1 single bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 double bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Mingya
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    - next to the train and bus station - close to High Street - pub is just downstairs - staff were friendly
  • Marcus
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Just at the bottom off the high street,across the road from the train station,the ferry port was about 15mins walk, everything was easy to access, and a very good breakfast.
  • Clair
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location. Nice sized room with view. Fab lounge view over harbour. Food served downstairs and breakfast good.
  • Mark
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Pleasant clean room, a comfortable bed and a good shower - perfect! Great location (especially if you're using the railway station and it was handy to have a good bar downstairs with food available too.
  • Louise
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean, comfortable rooms. Very convenient location for the station and a 10-minute walk to the ferry port.
  • Heather
    It looked as though it belonged in the past, which I loved. Its as I hoped it would be.
  • Ann
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    I had a packed breakfast because we had to leave early for the Heliport and the pain au chocolat I requested was good. Being so close to the railway station is brilliant!
  • Minnie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Close proximity to bus and train stations. Exceptional staff, always friendly, efficient and willing to help. No was never a response. Comfortable bed and there was also a fan available as the weather was very warm. I requested a lower floor room,...
  • Joanna
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Yes they gave me breakfast to take away was I had an early ferry
  • Yvonne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We stayed overnight for our ongoing trip to the Isles of Scilly. Very comfortable nights sleep. Thank you

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi would like to know how is it with parking? Do we have to pay for parking? Thanks

    With car parking, there is the main town centre car park across the road from us which is free to park between 4pm-9am and you pay for time in between
    Answered on 13 July 2020
  • Is it possible to contact the Longboat to book rooms?

    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • Are the rooms en suite?

    Answered on 12 October 2019
  • how far is the train station

    Roughly 100 yards
    Answered on 3 January 2020
  • Is the restaurant open Christmas Day and Boxing Day ? Thank you

    Yes, we do open for food on both days. However Christmas lunch is bookings only and bookings recommended for any time specially on these two days.
    Answered on 7 October 2020
  • Do you have secure storage for bicycles please?

    We allow guests to store bicycles in their rooms only.
    Answered on 24 March 2021
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Property surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of The Longboat Inn

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Movie nights
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Longboat Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 22:00


From 07:00 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 of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note that this is a second-floor listed building with no lift access.

There is paid private parking available a 2-minute walk from the property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travellers, during dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be cancelled on arrival.

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

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform The Longboat Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Longboat Inn

  • Guests staying at The Longboat Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

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

  • Check-in at The Longboat Inn is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

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

  • The Longboat Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Room options at The Longboat Inn include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Family

  • The Longboat Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Movie nights

  • The Longboat Inn is 100 yards from the centre of Penzance. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.