With the town awash with daffodils and the weather warming up, it’s never a better time to head to Sidmouth for a short break, so we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite hotels, allowing you a truly memorable stay.

Wherever you look you’ll find incredible Georgian architecture and stunning views and one hotel that offers both is the Belmont, which is one of the hotels that sits along the Esplanade looking out to sea. Part of the luxury Brend Collection, the Belmont gives luxury while also being relaxed and friendly – it is set within a former holiday home and retains a lot of its family atmosphere – just remember to pack your Sunday best if you’re planning to die in their restaurant – it’s traditional Silver Service and has a dress code, making it the perfect destination for a special occasion.

Another reason why the Belmont is on our list for great hotels to stay in while visiting Sidmouth is that guests have free use of the leisure facilities at its sister hotel, the Victoria, which is just a little further along the Esplanade.

Belmont hotel
Image: Belmont Hotel 

As a flagship of the Brend brand, the Victoria Hotel is also great for special occasions, but it is also a good place to stay for weekends away, short breaks and even family holidays. It is opulent and refined, without losing its warm ambience. It features many of the building’s original features, which gives it a special charm you won’t find anywhere else. The hotel has a host of leisure facilities, including spa treatments, pools, a tennis court and access to an 18 hole putting green.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite with the onsite facilities, you have a choice of dining options, including the lavish Jubilee Restaurant, the informal White Room and Bertie’s Bar, where you can enjoy snacks while perusing the extensive drinks menu. Whichever you choose, you’ll be greeted with mouthwatering menus inspired by the hotel’s head chef.

If you like the sound of having a spa at your fingertips, look no further than the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel and Spa. Also in a stunning location with incredible views, the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel takes your comfort seriously, with Egyptian cotton sheets and complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Their onsite spa features top of the range products and guests also have use of the hotel’s gym and pool.

If you’d rather be close to the beach, the Hotel Riviera is another of the town’s premier Regency hotels and, like the Belmont and Victoria, is located along the Esplanade. From the front door, it is just a short walk down to the seafront –, you’ll even be able to enjoy a sea view and witness the incredible sunsets and rises, right from your bedroom window. Whatever room you go for, you’ll find that they are all fully equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, hair dryers and all the essentials, including WiFi and data ports, so if you’re heading away for the weekend but you can’t get out of work, you can easily keep up with your emails.

The Royal York and Faulkner is another of the town’s Regency hotels and has uninterrupted views of the Jurassic Coast. Many of the rooms enjoy sea views and are created with comfort in mind, each one differs in style and décor. Guests have use of the hotel’s Aspara Spa, as well as a selection of dining options, including the contemporary Blinis Café Bar and their silver service restaurant.

Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
Image: Sidmouth Harbour Hotel 

Or why not live like royalty by staying at Queen Victoria’s former home? Prior to becoming in line for the throne, Queen Victoria and her parents stayed at what is now the Royal Glen Hotel. You can even book to stay in her infant bedroom! The rooms come with tea and coffee-making facilities and freeview and each is individually furnished, sensitively blending the building's heritage with modern day facilities. You’ll also find a pool and gym for guest’s use. Staying at Royal Glen gives you easy access to the town centre, as well Jacob’s Ladder and the seafront.

Feeling inspired?

Here are some other options of great places to stay in Sidmouth.

Where to stay in Sidmouth