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About Padstow

Rick Stein has changed this seaside town from a peaceful fishing village into a cosmopolitan foodie destination and there’s no denying that his Seafood Restaurant is one of the best places to stay in Padstow. What hasn’t changed is the perfect seaside setting just across the Camel Estuary from Rock with the rows of pretty pastel cottages and fishermen bringing in their nets. The hotels in Padstow reflect everything the town stands for, at once both as chic as anything you might find in London yet filled with plenty of Cornish charm.

A lot of people aspire to having a second home in Padstow - and some lucky people do. The West-London-on-Sea effect has made an impact and there are some excellent boutiques (both stores and hotels). Padstow is still affordable however and one of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Padstow starts from under £100 a night.

Padstow still has some of Cornwall's famous pasty shops and pubs of yore which guarantee visitors a different sort of culinary experience in this food-famous town. And snacks such as these make a great accompaniment when visiting some of the dozens of beaches nearby.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Padstow has something for all visitors, from those on a tight-budget to foodies - ensuring everyone can enjoy the delights this quaint village has to offer.

The Best Places to Stay in Padstow

For foodies

  • Rick Stein’s famous Seafood Restaurant now has 39 rooms attached - scattered around six different buildings throughout Padstow. They are simple rooms, in Cornish blues and white, right on the dock where you can watch the fishermen bringing in the catch ready to serve up in your hotel’s restaurant.
  • The Old Custom House is perched on Padstow's charming quayside. This award-winning restaurant with rooms is the perfect spot for a Cornish getaway. Stylish, intimate and in the midst of the lively harbour, come for locally sourced food, and ensuite rooms with nautical furnishings and some with gorgeous roll top baths.

For great value

  • Treverbyn House has just three rooms, each individually decorated with antiques and offering beautiful views down into Padstow and out onto the harbour. You’re just a short walk from some amazing beaches and some amazing food.
  • A charming B&B set in the Cornish countryside near Padstow. Comprising of just of three delightful rooms and a wonderful garden, Churchtown Farmhouse is full of quaint character and comes at a great rate.

For a boutique stay

  • Centrally located for exploring the village, Padstow Townhouse is a chic converted townhouse. Six beautifully designed suites give a traditional feel with antique style furniture offset with state of the art mod-cons and luxurious modern bathrooms. There's no restaurant on site but the owner's excellent, Michelin starred Number 6 is just down the road. A charming option.
  • Coswarth House is a charming boutique B&B. The rooms are elegantly designed, featuring comfortable beds and tasteful furnishings. A great choice for those looking for a peaceful stay in Padstow.

Prefer an apartment or cottage?

  • If you'd prefer your own space, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a variety of apartments and cottages located both in Padstow and in the charming countryside beyond.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Cornwall Airport Newquay located only 21km (13 miles) from Padstow. Or you could catch a train to Bodmin Parkway located 38km (24 miles) from Padstow, and then catch a bus from there.
  • If you'd like to rent a car to explore the beautiful Cornish countryside beyond Padstow, for prices we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the summer months from June to September provide the warmest weather, although are also the busiest - so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Best Hotels in Padstow

  • Churchtown Farmhouse Padstow (North Cornwall) 3 rooms from £90

    Sailing  -  Padstow is the perfect launching place for sailors of all standards.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of wonderful walking trails.

    Charming B&B in the Cornish countryside near Padstow. Comprising three delightful rooms and a wonderful garden, Churchtown Farmhouse is full of quaint character. Interiors are bright and spacious with a classic yet contemporary feel. A great launchpad for exploring the Heritage Coast around Padstow. See More

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  • The Old Custom House Padstow (North Cornwall) 23 rooms from £110

    Local exploring  -  Close proximity to Padstow's medieval harbour famous for fishing and excellent craft shops and a small independent cinema
    Seaviews  -  Views from the rooms to the harbour are second to none with the bustle of local fishing boats
    Restaurant  -  Hearty pub classics and award winning ales. They also blend their own coffee on site.
    Sights nearby  -  There is a charming town centre, ferries to other parts of the Cornwall coast and Rick Stein's famous fish restaurant

    Perched on Padstow's charming quayside, this award-winning restaurant with rooms is the perfect spot for a Cornish getaway. Stylish, intimate and in the midst of the lively harbour, come for locally sourced food, and ensuite rooms with nautical furnishings and some with gorgeous roll top baths. See More

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  • Treverbyn House Padstow, Cornwall 3 rooms from £135

    Surfing  -  Cornwall has the best surf beaches in the country. Harlyn Surf School caters for beginners and improvers.
    Local markets  -  Padstow Harbour, a traditional fishing town, is worth a wander.
    Sailing  -  Daily boat trips run from Padstow to Rock.
    Full of character

    Under the same ownership for over 20 years, Treverbyn House is a well oiled machine. With just three rooms, each individually decorated with exposed wood floors, antique furnishings, fireplaces and impressive views. A famous Full English is served. The property is a short walk from Padstow Harbour. See More

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  • Coswarth House Padstow (North Cornwall) 4 rooms from £159

    Surfing  -  The surrounding coastline is full of great spots for catching some waves.
    Great walks  -  Go for lovely walks along the surrounding coastline.
    Sailing  -  Padstow bay is a great spot for sailing.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Coswarth House is a charming boutique B&B in the fishing town of Padstow. The rooms are elegantly designed, featuring comfortable beds and tasteful furnishings. A great choice for those looking for a peaceful stay in Padstow. See More

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  • Seafood Restaurant Padstow, Cornwall 32 rooms from £165

    Foodies  -  Renowned for his seafood prowess this restaurant has become a must visit for all foodies in Padstow.
    Back to Nature  -  Right on the sea, watch the fisherman at work, before head out on an exhilarating coastal ramble.
    Fishing  -  Leave from Padstow harbour for a morning fishing trip and hopefully catch some dinner!
    Sailing  -  Sail out of Padstow and explore the beautiful coastline, an idyllic day out.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    Beautifully simple rooms attached to Rick Stein's renowned restaurant. Splashes of blue's and white give a Cornish flourish. Friendly and well trained staff are a pleasure. The restaurant hardly needs an introduction. The perfect weekend escape. See More

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  • Padstow Townhouse Padstow (North Cornwall) 6 rooms from £280

    Foodies  -  With Paul Ainsworth as the co-owner his excellent Michelin starred restaurant Number 6 is not to be missed.
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Padstow and within striking distance of the coast and surrounding countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Prideaux Place and stroll through the formal gardens and deer park.
    Great walks  -  Take a long coastal walk along the rugged coastline.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide

    A chic converted townhouse. Six beautifully designed suites give a traditional feel with antique style furniture off set with state of the art mod-cons and luxurious modern bathrooms. There's no restaurant on site but the owner's excellent Number 6 is just down the road. A charming option. See More

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