Chester City Centre Hotels For A Getaway
Located in the northeast of England is Chester, a city with roots dating back to the middle ages. Having had Romans, Vikings, Saxons, Scots, and Normans settled at various times, Chester has history seeping from the city’s pores. In the heart of the city centre, you’ll be spoiled for choice with visiting the Chester Rows, Chester Cathedral, and Chester Roman Amphitheatre, to name a few. There are also rows of shops, plenty of fine dining, and many ways to relax.
Whatever brings you to enjoy a city break in Chester, staying in the city centre is essential. Below, we’ve found you the top 13 Chester hotels in the city centre perfect for exploring and unwinding.
Whether you want to be close to the Roman walls or explore the shops, these 13 hotels are ideally located for a city break where you need to see and do as much as possible in a short amount of time.
A hidden gem within Chester is The Townhouse and Secret Garden Hotel. Nestled amongst Tudor and Victorian architecture and just moments away from the River Dee. Rooms are classically decorated, blending the original elements of the building with the new, providing deep mattresses and complimentary toiletries for all guests. After a long day, you can unwind in the Secret Garden, which is secluded at the back of the hotel, where you can enjoy a wide selection of beverages.
Overlooking the River Dee and next door to Grosvenor Park is The Boathouse and Riverside Rooms Chester. With beautifully designed rooms with decor nodding to the waters, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking and complimentary toiletries and bottled water. You can also dine and drink at The Boathouse, where they serve cask ales, spirits and premium gins. It’s the perfect place to cosy up in the colder months and sit outside in the warmer ones.
The Hotel Indigo is a contemporary boutique hotel in the city centre of Chester, close by to Grosvenor Park. Rooms at this hotel are neutral and modern, with amenities including free Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, and tea maker. Sharing a roof with The Forge Chester, a restaurant serving dry-aged beef where they grill the meat over roasted oak and beech logs.
Not a far walk from Chester City Walls and the shopping centre is The Pied Bull. The pub and hotel date back to 1155, and it’s the oldest coaching inn within Chester. Over their 31 rooms, guests can enjoy the charming decor, accentuating the building’s history with amenities such as free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. Unwind in either their pub or beer terrace, with traditional British food being served.
Found in the centre of Chester in the Georgian Oddfellows Hall, restoring it and accentuating the history while adding lots of charm. Rooms at the boutique Oddfellows Chester hotel are quirky and fun, merging period architecture such as exposed beams with bright colours and accents. Amenities in the rooms include roll-top baths, Nespresso machines, and free Wi-Fi, with dining and a bar downstairs to unwind in.
A short walk from the Chester Roman Amphitheatre is the renowned Chester Grosvenor. Rooms here are spacious and luxurious, with fine fabrics and amenities including Wi-Fi, toiletries and a stocked mini-bar. Across the hotel, guests can enjoy facilities such as a spa with a crystal steam room, champagne bar and Michelin-starred restaurant Simon Radley.
The modern and stylishly designed Abode Chester Hotel is close to Chester Racecourse. With a range of room designs, such as comfort and desirable, guests can enjoy amenities such as toiletries, tuck boxes, Wi-Fi, and a selection of premium tea, coffees and biscuits. Their restaurant Brasserie Abode serves breakfast and dinner with a specially curated menu.
With a renowned spa, gym and swimming pool, The Mill Hotel and Spa is perfect for anyone wishing for a relaxing break in Chester. A short walk from Grosvenor Park and the City Walls, the rooms at this hotel are neutrally decorated with wooden accents and cream linens. For a unique experience, book their restaurant cruisers for lunch or dinner on the water.
With 94 stylish and modern rooms, the Leonardo Hotel Chester isn’t far from the Chester Racecourse, shopping centre or Chester Roman Amphitheatre. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and enjoy their on-site gym, with access to a restaurant and bar if wishing to unwind. Other amenities include a mini-fridge, tea and coffee refreshment dock and complimentary toiletries.
The Commercial Hotel in Chester is a perfect stop for those who love to party on their city break. With Friday and Saturday nights hosting DJ’s, live music and other entertainment, it’s not for those wanting a quiet city break. Rooms are comfortable with bespoke furniture, with each of their five rooms being named after romantic poets. Downstairs, The Commercial Hotel has three bars for you to choose from, with one being a cocktail bar.
The Crowne Plaza Chester is close to the city centre, shops, restaurants and a short walk from the racecourse. With both a spa, fitness centre and pool to enjoy. Guests can relax and unwind in contemporary rooms, with colourful accents and room amenities such as free Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, bottled waters and tea and coffee making facilities. Downstairs, you can dine and drink in their restaurant and bar, which serve family favourites.
Mixing historical design and contemporary bohemian is The Golden Eagle. Close by to Chester Cathedral and racecourse, this affordable hotel and pub have something for all. For music lovers, their jukebox is known amongst the locals and houses several local ales in their traditional pub. All rooms are comfortable and spacious, where guests can enjoy continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.
The stylish and luxurious New Blossoms Hotel is close to the famous City Walls and Eastgate Clock Tower. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and complimentary toiletries in their spacious rooms with rich accents and colourful decor. Their on-site restaurant offers breakfast and British classics, with the hotel occasionally hosting special events during the holidays.
With canals, Roman City Walls, a famous cathedral and even a renowned zoo, Chester city has a little something for everyone. When it comes to the hotels above, their accessibility to the sights Chester offers will mean you can make the most of your city break. Where’s the first place you want to visit in Chester? Let us know on Insta or tweet us @justhooit, and don’t forget to check out how to make an offer on a hotel room with hoo.