Places to Stay in Dartmouth
Dartmouth has a superb selection of properties from hotels, inns, B&Bs, guesthouses and holiday cottages offering a comfortable place to stay while you’re visiting. Whatever kind of accommodation you need, you’ll find something that best suits.
Many of Dartmouth’s properties can be found on the waterfront where you’ll get excellent views over the estuary and easy access to the host of activities on offer along the River Dart as well as a chance to explore the main town where there are a whole host of shops and restaurants.
Many of the hotels in the town have fantastic onsite eateries with menus made up exclusively from local produce, including fresh sea food that comes straight from the estuary and the surrounding coasts. Just picture it, you could be enjoying your fish supper from your hotel overlooking the River Dart and seeing the boats in the horizon as they head out to catch tomorrow’s fish.
Alternatively, take a look at one of the hotels near the town’s historic harbour. Dartmouth is still home to the Britannia Royal Navy College, so those with a love of maritime history will love staying in the very heart of this strategic part of Devon. Or for those travelling in a group or with children, why not book a holiday park or self catering cottage?
The town of Dartmouth is a tourist attraction in its own right, not only does it have a reputation for great food thanks to its proximity to the water and the wide expanse of agricultural land surrounding it, but the town’s medieval and Elizabethan style has been retained making it an interesting place to spend your time. The town’s oldest surviving buildings date back from 1380 and 1628 respectfully and along with the Dartmouth Museum, really help create this heritage atmosphere. Some of the hotels in the town are refurbished from these ancient buildings and have a fascinating architecture without having to sacrifice the mod cons. Staying somewhere with historic significance makes your trip feel like a real adventure, especially if you’re bringing the family with you. Why not try to book a room with views over-looking Dartmouth Castle or St Saviours Church for a real immersive feel.
Town centre or suburbs?
Basing yourself in Dartmouth is a great choice if you want the chance to see a beautiful and historic Devon port town but also want the peace and quiet of the countryside. The town itself is in the south of Devon where you’ll also have easy access to the nearby English Riviera and its popular tourist resorts and you’re not too far from Dartmoor, where you can really get lost and explore.
With the huge range of accommodation options ranging from 2-4 stars, your biggest worry will be the location. Do you want to be in the harbour where you can awaken every morning to the fresh scent or sea air? Or do you want to be in the centre of the town near all the action where you can easily get involved in the wide range of events or perhaps you want some rest and relaxation, in which case a more suburban hotel surrounded by the beautiful south Devon countryside would be a better option.
Whatever best suits your taste and budget, you’ll have a friendly and welcoming stay in Dartmouth.