Bath is well known for its heritage, its style, and its spa experiences, but thanks to the abundance of produce that’s grown close by and a reputation for sophistication its boutique hotels are also a treat.

From romantic getaways to retreats complete with four-legged friends, here the Good Hotel Guide shares some of its favourite hotels in Bath.

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

Made up of two mansions behind golden-stone facades, The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is well known for its five-star hospitality. A luxurious hotel with beautiful gardens, a profound sense of heritage, an indulgent spa and exquisite food and drink, it’s the height of decadence. Rooms range from ‘master’ rooms in the main mansion to coach houses, each with a separate living area. Spa therapies are a treat, and the 12-metre pool is sublimely located looking out onto the grounds.

Food is also sublime, whether you're enjoying dinner in their resturant Montagu's Mews, or taking afternoon tea in the garden. You can even order a picnic before setting off to explore the city!

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'At the centre of a glorious Georgian crescent, two adjoining mansions are home to an elegant yet family-friendly hotel with oasis garden and beautiful spa.'

The John Wood Suite at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Image - The Royal Crescent Hotel

The Queensberry

At this eighteenth-century townhouse hotel with its high ceilings and central location, the historic city of Bath comes to life. Made up of a quartet of Georgian townhouses, each backing onto the garden, it’s stylish, quirky and is also home to the city's only Michelin-starred restaurant, Olive Tree. Original details include marble fireplaces, high ceilings and sash windows, while designer wallpapers, colourful furnishings and White Company toiletries all add to its credentials.

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'There’s a huge sense of fun at this stylish hotel... Laurence and Helen Beere’s ‘exceptional hotel’ in a ‘quirky combination of four townhouses’ has pugilism-themed jokes throughout; the decor is knockout too, and particularly so after a refurbishment.  In the Michelin-starred Olive Tree restaurant, Chris Cleghorn’s tasting menus pack a punch with dishes such as Cornish monkfish cooked over Binchotan charcoal, or Aged Woolley Park Farm duck with turnip and black winter truffle.'

Double bedroom with blue sofa at end of bed at The Queenberry Hotel
Image - The Queensberry

The Bird, Bath

The Bird features 31 thoughtfully designed rooms, many with views out over Bath Abbey and The Recreation Ground, home to Bath Rugby. Every room features beautiful pieces of art, Nespresso coffee machines and the comfiest beds. There's also the option to dine at their restaurant, which has its own colourful terrace, or enjoy a quirky afternoon tea.

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'Quirkiness abounds at this contemporary hotel in a remodelled Victorian mansion, decorated with witty eclecticism, featuring modish, well-equipped bedrooms and an all-day menu of modern British dishes served in the restaurant or on the terrace amid dining pavilions and fire pits.'

Bedroom at The Bird
Image - The Bird, Bath

No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath

From the keys that are kept in a dolls’ house, to the spa in a former coal cellar, No.15 by GuestHouse is nothing if not eccentric. This charming hotel is in a Grade I listed building with a Georgian facade and is brimming with curiosities.

You will find a lost-earring chandelier, a collection of artwork and a dining area furnished with contents of an antique chemist’s shop. Rooms range from a neo-Gothic coach house annexe to junior suites, and dogs are permitted to stay in most rooms too!

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'The three Guest brothers made their first bold foray into hospitality with this boutique hotel and spa occupying three Grade I listed town houses on a splendid Georgian terrace.'

Double bedroom at No.15 Great Pulteney
Image - No.15 by Guesthouse, Bath, credit Toby Mitchell

Harington’s Hotel

A unique hotel on a cobbled street in Bath, Harington’s Hotel provides lavish style and creative design. Each of its 13 bedrooms are individually designed, featuring bold colours, textured fabrics, and intriguing wallpaper.

Breakfast is a sumptuous feast of classic dishes, from buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup to veggie sausages and smashed avocado on toast. This city hotel welcomes pets as well as their owners, with select rooms catering to dogs for an additional £15 fee per night.

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'In the heart of the city, this genial small hotel spreads over three Georgian houses on a quiet cobbled street.'

Harington's Hotel
Image - Hot tub at Harington's Hotel


Just 15 minutes outside Bath, you’ll find luxury spa hotel Homewood, sitting in 20 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds with views across the Avon Valley. The hotel not only boasts spa facilities, a heated outdoor pool and plenty of modern indulgences, but also has Olio Restaurant, where you can enjoy a menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes or afternoon tea. Dogs are welcome too.

The Good Hotel Guide says: 'The yellow submarine in the 'beautiful grounds' and the hedge sculpture of a giraffe set the scene at this ‘playful, quirky hotel’, in a traditional honey-stone building.'

Image - Homewood

This selection is from the Good Hotel Guide’s Hotels in Bath.

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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel
Beckford Suite Room

Experience Georgian grace and elegance in the centre of the world-famous Royal Crescent.

The Queensberry Hotel
The Queensberry Hotel

A beautifully-designed haven, home to Michelin-starred restaurant, Olive Tree.

No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath
The exterior façade of No.15 Bath, GuestHouse Hotel

The first hotel for the independent hospitality group GuestHouse Hotels, No.15 Bath is a wonder-filled, happy hotel.

Harington's Hotel
Harington's Hotel

Enjoy warm hospitality in this historic hotel, set in a picturesque cobbled street.

The Bird, Bath
Aerial view of hotel and city of Bath

Discover rooms featuring a daring fusion of colour and comfort, dine at snazzy neighbourhood restaurant Plate, and hang out in an outdoor terrace, lodge or dashing Dining Domes, just a few minutes’ mosey from the buzzing epicentre of Bath.

Exterior of the Homewood Hotel in Somerset at sunset

Eclectic, luxurious and slightly eccentric; think grand Georgian country house and grounds filled with creative artworks and ultra-modern indulgences including a spa and heated outdoor swimming pool.



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