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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 two of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Padstow start 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
- 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 - the Full English served here is supposed to be very good.
- Woodlands Country House is an antique-filled, brightly coloured Victorian conversion with just eight rooms and a delightful terrace and gardens.
- 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 with rooms starting at £70.
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 Number 6 is just down the road. A charming option.
- 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.
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.
- Fly to Cornwall Airport Newquay located only 21km (13 miles) from Padstow with numerous connections to other locations, and then catch a bus from the airport? 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.
Still not sure?
Best Hotels in Padstow
Woodlands Country House Padstow, Cornwall 2 rooms from £126Surfing - Cornwall has the best surf beaches in the country and Waves Surf School provides lessons for all abilities.Sights nearby - The Eden Project is a must visit for the family and horticultural enthusiasts alike.Sailing - There are daily boats to the pretty seaside town of Rock.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Charismatic owners, Hugo and Pippa, ensure that guests have an unforgettable stay. Breakfast is a veritable feast and Hugo's granola is sold throughout Padstow. Antique filled, brightly coloured rooms and bathrooms are Victorian in decor and proportions. There is a delightful terrace and garden. See More
Churchtown Farmhouse Padstow (North Cornwall) 3 rooms from £70Sailing - Padstow is the perfect launching place for sailors of all standards.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of wonderful walking trails.
The Old Custom House Padstow (North Cornwall) 23 rooms from £110Local exploring - Close proximity to Padstow's medieval harbour famous for fishing and excellent craft shops and a small independent cinemaSeaviews - Views from the rooms to the harbour are second to none with the bustle of local fishing boatsRestaurant - 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
Treverbyn House Padstow, Cornwall 3 rooms from £135Surfing - 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
Coswarth House Padstow (North Cornwall) 4 rooms from £159Surfing - 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.
Seafood Restaurant Padstow, Cornwall 32 rooms from £165Foodies - 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
Padstow Townhouse Padstow (North Cornwall) 6 rooms from £280Local exploring - Situated in the heart of Padstow and within striking distance of the coast and surrounding countryside.Foodies - With Paul Ainsworth as the co-owner his excellent restaurant Number 6 is not to be missed.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