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If Shakespeare hadn’t been born here Warwickshire would certainly need to plan a different marketing campaign, because its link to the bard is everywhere. But even without his wit and wisdom, Warwickshire has plenty to offer. Our collection of the best places to stay in Warwickshire ranges from charming pubs with rooms and traditional country inns, via smart, Georgian townhouses, to a handful of country house hotels, all of which are ideal bases for exploring the county.  

Some visitors to Warwickshire are just here to see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Stratford-Upon-Avon really is historic and unmissable.  But our Gurus love Warwickshire’s green and rolling surrounds, and its ancient castles, Warwick Castle in Warwick being a highlight.  They like the Regency charm and Georgian architecture of Royal Leamington Spa is worth a visit too, and Rugby, the market town with a famous school, and a sport named after both the school and the town.  If you’re looking for Cotswolds charm, but without the maddening crowds, our Gurus recommend Shipston-on-Stour, it’s one of the best places to stay in Warwickshire for a romantic mini-break, and a caret base for exploring the area.  

If you’re looking for the best places to stay in Warwickshire for families it’s worth considering Coventry? or Kenilworth?  Kenilworth’s main draw are its wonderfully atmospheric ruins, of Kenilworth Castle and Abbey, but it has a sleepy charm and great independent shops and pubs.  That funny saying about being ‘sent to Coventry’ fails totally to take into account how pretty Coventry still is. Yes, it was famously heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe, but the part of the medieval city that remains is very pretty, and the some of the post-war rebuild was very exciting for its time.  Coventry was the UK City of Culture in 2021, which has meant an injection of capital for local arts organisations too, so there’s a lot going on.

The Best Places to Stay in Warwickshire

For a Country House Hotel

  • Coombe Abbey is a magnificent country house hotel, converted from a Cistercian abbey built in the 12th century. It might not sound grand, or large, but it is, with 119 rooms and suites, many acres of grounds in the surrounding country park, and an elegant courtyard, with a garden bar. The rooms offer traditional luxuries, like four-poster beds, rich brocades and heavy drapes.
  •  The Ettington Park Hotel is a gloriously grand Neo-Gothic mansion turned country house hotel, beautiful on the outside and comfortable on the inside. It’s set on 40 acres of parkland six miles outside of Stratford-upon-Avon - far enough to feel peaceful, and like a country house escape, but close enough for easy access to the theatre. Inside there are 48 rooms and suites, plus a lovey pool and spa, and 2 AA Rosette dinging in the stylish restaurant.
  • Mallory Court is a beautifully converted stately manor just outside Leamington Spa. This is the perfect spot for a spa break, or a relaxing mini-break. There are 43 rooms and suites, miles of country strolls to take, and there’s a 3AA Rosette restaurant and beautiful gardens to enjoy too.
  • Brownsover Hall is a beautiful, Grade II listed, Victorian Gothic mansion set on seven acres of its own private parkland close to the Swift Valley Nature Reserve near Rugby. Inside the house has been beautiful dressed, and it boasts dramatic interiors, like sweeping staircases, beamed ceilings, four-poster beds, tapestries, and open fireplace. There’s also an excellent restaurant and a cute little bar with a Highland theme.

For Romantics

  • Close to both the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon,The George Townhouse in Shipston on Stour is an historic townhouse recently revamped into a smart 16 room hotel. The decor is elegant and romantic, with a blue and grey colour scheme, and there’s a cosy lounge bar and an excellent menu. This is a great base for exploring ‘Shakespeare Country’, but off the tourist trail enough to get some peace.
  • The Bower House, also in Shiptson, is a chic restaurant with five rooms, decorated with Farrow and Ball colours and House of Hackney fabrics. The rooms all have Nespresso machines, Roberts radios and retro phones, as well as individually chic details. And the restaurant is fantastic.
  • In the timber-framed heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Church Street Townhouse is a 12 room hotel with a boutique feel, and recently renovated rooms with baths on pedestals and bold statement wallpaper. The hotel has a bar and bistro which are popular with locals too.

For Country Inn Charm

  • Set amidst a rolling Warwickshire landscape just outside Stratford-upon-Avon, The Bell at Alderminster is a charming country house hotel/gastro-pub with rooms. Its nine rooms are all decorated differently, but all with muted contemporary colours and plenty of simple style, and most importantly impressive views. Eat very well, outdoors if you can, or in the hotel’s atmospheric dining room.
  • The Fuzzy Duck is a high-end gastropub in Armscote, which is a charming little village well positioned between Stratford and the Cotswolds. The restaurant and pub are the main event, complete with an elegant outdoor space with a deck, a pleasant garden, and a fire-pit. There are just four rooms, all decorated differently, but all reflecting a contemporary country charm. This is a great place for a weekend away.

For Stratford-upon-Avon

  • The Arden Hotel is just across the road from the Royal Shakespeare Company, and you get a good view of everything from the bar and terrace. It has 45 rooms, decorated with classic hotel style and comfort. The restaurant is very good, and there’s a private dining option.
  •  The Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon is an historic choice, just behind Stratford’s row of theatres. It’s packed with historic details, and character, so it might surprise you to hear that it’s also got 93 rooms and suites - some of them occupy a new extension to the building, so as well as the rooms with their wood-panels and Tudor glass windows, there are also some more contemporary picks, with big windows, and flash contemporary bathrooms. Both styles of room are quite luxurious, and there’s a restaurant and bar to match. This is the sort of hotel with fancy afternoon teas and interconnecting family suites.
  • If you’re a fan of contemporary chic, the Hotel du Vin Stratford Upon Avon is probably a good choice. Converted from an Edwardian, red brick building, there are 46 rooms and suites, and the ubiquitous top-notch French bistro and impressive bar decorated with wine. The location is great and the rooms are stylish.

For Families

  • Ardencote is a countryside hotel with a fabulous spa, luxurious bedrooms, two award-winning restaurants, an indoor and outdoor pool, and an 18 hole golf course. We challenge your family not to find something fun to do in the hotel’s grounds, but the location makes a great base too. There are 110 spacious rooms and suites, which feature four-poster beds, separate lounge areas and lake views.

Historic Hotels

  • The White Swan Hotel is an historic hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully restored, including an impressive mural which dates from 1450, there are 41 rooms and suites, and an atmospheric, and well regarded, wood panelled restaurant known for its excellent Modern British fare.
  • 400 years old isn’t particularly historic in this part of the world, but The Howard Arms certainly has an historic feel about it. Positioned on a village green overlooking the Stour Valley, this old inn has just eight rooms, all individually decorated with a mix of traditional features and contemporary comforts. And downstairs the pub and restaurant are a village hub, as well as a welcoming hub for the hotel.

For Foodies

  • Baraset Barn is a popular restaurant-with-rooms just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. The restaurant takes centre stage in the barn, with the 16 rooms and suites radiating around it, decorated with contemporary chic, and a preference for fancy headboards. Our Gurus’ favourite rooms have private terraces. The restaurant has an Asian twist to its innovative menu.

For Great Value

  • The Red Lion Inn is a traditional Cotswold inn, in the picturesque village of Long Compton.  It has only five rooms, all of them cosily situated above the excellent pub and restaurant, and decorated with parquet floors, deep set windows and gingham fabrics. Downstairs there are open fires and a warm atmosphere too.
  • If you’re looking for great value in Warwick, and in the heart of Warwick too, check out The Globe, a stylish, 16 room hotel/pub. This is the sort of place that does a few things and does them well, from the atmospheric pub with a delicious menu, to the chicly, yet simply, styled rooms and suites.

Best B&Bs

  • The Old Kiln House is a delightful B&B, converted from a beautiful historic building in Shipston on Stour. The three rooms have been decorated to retain their original features, like beamed ceilings and bare-brick walls, and there’s a lovely courtyard too. Perfectly located between Stratford and the Cotswolds.

Prefer a Private Apartment or Cottage?

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Warwickshire is easy to reach from London by train, with direct services to Warwick, Coventry, Leamington Spa, among others. If you’re entering the UK the closest international airport is Birmingham. London’s airports aren’t far away either.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Warwickshire has the same variable weather as the rest of the UK, so if you’re looking for mild weather then you need to visit during the summer months. A lot of visitors have the same idea, though, so this is the busiest time too.

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Best Hotels in Warwickshire

  • The Globe Warwick, Warwickshire 16 rooms from £70

    Local exploring  -  Right in the heart of Warwick, it's perfect for exploring the town's historic charms.
    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely walk in St. Nicholas's Park.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Warwick Castle.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.

    Stylish hotel with pub in the heart of Warwick. The Globe makes good on its modus operandi to provide simple excellence across the board. Featuring great rooms, an atmospheric pub and delicious food in the restaurant, it's the perfect base for a weekend in Warwick. See More

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  • The George Townhouse Shipston-on-Stour 16 rooms from £90

    Value chic  -  The perfect place to stay while exploring Shakespeare country, slightly off the tourist trail it is much more reasonably priced!
    Romantic Break  -  A charming and romantic townhouse hotel with elegant furnishings, excellent food, welcoming atmosphere and a cosy bar.
    Sights nearby  -  Anne Hathaway's fascinating house (Shakespeare's wife) is ten miles away.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Fresh off a new renovation in 2016, the historic George Townhouse has been revamped into plush, luxurious hotel. The rooms are elegantly designed with comfortable furniture and warm blue and grey colour scheme. On a cold day, seek refuge in the lounge bar and warm yourself by the fire. See More

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  • The White Swan Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon 41 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  A historic hotel in a historic market-town. Find yourself within walking distance of many of the areas best sights.
    Theatre  -  Watch the famed Royal Shakespeare Company perform in their own theatre.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the house where the world’s most famous playwright - Shakespeare - was born and grew up.
    Restaurant  -  There's a wide range of food on offer from pre-theatre menus to a la carte dining
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    An historic hotel situated in the pretty market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully restored, the property has kept its original charm, including a mural dating back to 1450. An atmospheric wood panelled restaurant serves up superlative British fare. A charming stay. See More

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  • The Bell at Alderminster Stratford-upon-Avon (Alderminster) 9 rooms from £100

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring the countryside surrounding Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside has beautiful walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Set amidst rolling Warwickshire landscape, The Bell at Alderminster is a charming country hotel. The smart rooms are comfortable and feature crisp colour schemes. Enjoy delicious food from the restaurant out in the garden or in the hotel's atmospheric dining room. See More

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  • The Red Lion Inn, Warwickshire Warwickshire 5 rooms from £110

    Country Escape  -  Find cosy fireplaces, hearty pub food and snug rooms in a picturesque Cotswolds village.
    Restaurant  -  Serving delicious seasonal food which has been awarded one AA Rosette
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby prehistoric stone circle - the Roll Right Stones.
    Great walks  -  Miles of scenic walking trails start from the village itself.
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    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A charming Cotswold inn offering cosy rooms and an excellent restaurant, traditional throughout. Unwind by an open fire, sample local craft ales and feast on British pub fare. Rooms are equally appealing with parquet floors, deep set windows and gingham fabrics. An ideal rural escape. See More

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  • Howard Arms Ilmington, The Cotswolds 8 rooms from £110

    Value chic  -  With rooms from as little as £115 per night including breakfast, the Howard Arms is excellent value.
    Local exploring  -  Shakespeare’s Stratford is just 8 miles away, plus there's the whole of the Cotswolds to the South.
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of great walks in the surrounding area, many you can access right from the pub.
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant has been awarded one AA rosette and serves classic British cuisine.
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    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays

    Pretty and charming 400 year old stone-built inn overlooking the Stour Valley on the village green. Eight individually designed bedrooms offer a charming mix of contemporary comforts and traditional features. The bar and restaurant are convivial, laid back and not to be missed! See More

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  • Church Street Townhouse Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire) 12 rooms from £110

    Great walks  -  The Cotwswolds, a haven for ramblers are close by or why not embark on one of Stratford's walking tours.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the birthplace of the bard and many of his family homes including the popular Mary Arden's Farm.
    Sailing  -  Take a long boat down the River Avon.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    RestaurantParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide

    In the heart of the bustling, timber framed Stratford you will find this beautifully restored hotel. Rooms have a modern twist on classic boutique style with bold statement wallpapers and smart en suite bathrooms. Downstairs there's a good bar and gourmet bistro popular amongst locals. See More

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  • Mallory Court Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire 43 rooms from £114

    Spa breaks  -  A beautiful manor house with an extensive spa, perfect for an indulgent weekend away.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of beautiful walking trails.
    Sights nearby  -  Three miles from Warwick Castle.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.

    Set in a glorious stately manor house, Mallory Court is a luxury hotel just outside Leamington Spa. Along with beautiful, comfortable rooms highlights include a superb spa, excellent 3 AA Rosette restaurant and beautiful gardens. Great for spa breaks. See More

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  • Hotel du Vin Stratford upon Avon Stratford-upon-Avon 46 rooms from £115

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed a short walk from the shopping streets and 10 minutes’ to the riverside Royal Shakespeare Theatre
    Great walks  -  Anne Hathaway's Garden - 9 acres of gardens and grounds including a lavender maze, a woodland walk and the Shakespeare arboretum
    Sights nearby  -  Discover numerous sights nearby including Shakespeare's Schoolroom, Hall's Croft, Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Guild Chapel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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    An Edwardian red-brick townhouse featuring plush velveteen upholstery, contemporary art and a trendy palette of midnight blues and charcoal greys. Rooms are hip and cosy with statement wallpapers and sumptuous woollen throws. The top-notch French bistro cuisine is also not to be missed! See More

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  • The Fuzzy Duck Armscote, Warwickshire 4 rooms from £120

    Sights nearby  -  Catch a play at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or visit one of Shakespeare's family homes.
    Great walks  -  The miles and miles of scenic Cotswolds walking paths are worth exploring.
    Sailing  -  Take a canal boat ride down the River Avon.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A high-style gastro pub with rooms freshly refurbished by private owners. Very pleasant garden attached, with loafing sofas, outdoor games, deck and firepit. Great for a weekend away, for passing by, or as a base for a Cotswold holiday. See More

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  • Hotel Indigo Stratford upon Avon Stratford-upon-Avon 93 rooms from £125

    Theatre  -  The Royal Shakespeare Theatres are just two minutes away on foot making the hotel a great option for those travelling for a show
    Foodies  -  The restaurant is a real lure with carefully sourced produce including the likes of muntjac, roe and fallow deer on the menu
    Restaurant  -  Contemporary British cuisine is served in Woodsman restaurant. There's also the option of private dining and a high tea
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace, and Warwick Castle
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    A characterful historic hotel well positioned just steps from Stratford-upon-Avon's famed theatres. Rooms are split across the old building & a new extension. Both are luxurious but the older ones benefit from period features. With a particularly good restaurant, this is ideal for theatre goers. See More

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  • Brownsover Hall Rugby, Warwickshire from £129

    Country Escape  -  Set in 7 acres and close to Swift Valley Nature Reserve, this is a truly relaxing escape.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to Coventry and visit the modern Coventry Cathedral and see the ruins of the bombed former cathedral.
    Great walks  -  There are lovely walks within the grounds. Local nature reserve close by.
    Restaurant  -  Modern British cuisine.
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    Beautiful Grade II listed Victorian Gothic mansion set in 7 acres of parkland. Rooms are spacious, traditionally dressed and comfortable - some have beamed ceilings. The interior is dramatic with a sweeping staircase and open fires. Superb restaurant and an atmospheric bar. A great place to relax. See More

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  • Baraset Barn Stratford-upon-Avon 16 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  With a popular restaurant and Stratford-upon-Avon's RSC theatres nearby this is ideal for those visiting for a show
    Country Escape  -  Set in a scenic rural spot with pretty walks and cycling opportunities in the area
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves an innovative menu with Asian inspired dishes
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of Warwick Castle located just 15 miles from the hotel
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    A popular restaurant with rooms set in a pretty rural setting just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. Rooms are chic and contemporary with statement headboards, plenty of light, and the best have terraces. The atmospheric restaurant serves dishes with an Asian twist. A good base for local exploring. See More

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  • Ardencote Warwick, Warwickshire 110 rooms from £140

    Country Escape  -  In a beautiful and peaceful setting with landscaped gardens and lake views, 40 minute drive away from Birmingham
    Spa breaks  -  Offers an elegant spa with modern spaces for treatments and caters to special diet menus as well
    Local markets  -  The Hatton Shopping Village located close by has 20 shops and two restaurants
    Sights nearby  -  The Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Houses are a must visit
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    A countryside hotel with a fabulous spa, luxurious bedrooms, two award-winning restaurants, an indoor and outdoor pool and an 18 hole golf course. Spacious suites include capacious fourposter beds, a separate lounge area and lake views. A perfect getaway to rejuvenate yourself. See More

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  • The Old Kiln House Shipston-on-Stour 3 rooms from £145

    Local exploring  -  Perfect for exploring Shipston and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside.
    Theatre  -  Take in a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.
    Great walks  -  There are great walking routes in the nearby Cotswolds.

    Tucked between Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds, The Old Kiln House is a delightful B&B in Shipston. Set in a beautiful historic building, the guesthouse offers lovely rooms that have retained beautiful original features such as wooden beams and exposed brick walls. A Warwickshire gem. See More

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  • The Bower House Shipston-on-Stour (Shipston on Stour) 5 rooms from £149

    Foodies  -  Boasting a fabulous restaurant that uses excellent local produce to create beautifully simple dishes.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to Broadway Tower, a historic folly offering spectacular views from the top.
    Local markets  -  Stroll through the bustling Moreton in Marsh Outdoor Market.
    Full of character
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    A chic restaurant with rooms boasting a fantastic location between Stratford-on-Avon and the picturesque Cotswolds. Five beautifully designed rooms feature Nespresso machines, Roberts radios and retro phones. The restaurant is wonderfully simple and well worth a visit. See More

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  • Coombe Abbey Coventry, Warwickshire 119 rooms from £175

    Country Escape  -  Set in a former 12th century abbey surrounded by parkland it's perfect for a country getaway.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the beautiful walking routes in the surrounding country park.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby castles such Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle.
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    A magnificent country hotel, packed with history both inside and outside. A former 12th century Cistercian abbey, the hotel bears the hallmarks of bygone times with lavish rooms dominated by marvellous, ornate beds. Enjoy high tea in the garden bar or browse the stunning grounds. A rural gem. See More

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  • The Arden Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon 45 rooms from £187

    Great walks  -  With The Cotswolds in striking distance the quintessential british countryside is waiting to be explored
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the years of history in Warwick Castle
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Small Luxury Hotels

    Set in the centre of the historical town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Rooms are spacious yet cosy with crisp cotton sheets and luxurious throws. The Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre is just opposite so the bar and terrace are full of atmosphere. Don't forget the Cotswolds are on your doorstep..Perfect! See More

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