Hotels and B&Bs in Dorchester

Thinking of visiting Dorchester and looking for somewhere to stay? Well you’ve come to the right place.

Dorchester and the surrounding area provides some wonderful hotel and B&B options. If you prefer to be based in the town centre or enjoy the delights of a picturesque village just out of town we’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

Hotels in Dorchester for every budget

There are hotels in Dorchester to suit tastes and requirements; from affordable, budget-friendly hotels to more opulent and luxurious surroundings offering the very best in customer care.

Having the option to enjoy delicious evening meals and a drink or two from the hotel bar provide the perfect ambiance to relax and unwind.

If you feel that the purpose of a hotel break requires the need to be pampered, then the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa should certainly be on your radar. This multi award-winning hotel offers the very best in fine dining and luxury accommodation, set within a stunning countryside location just a few moments’ drive from Dorchester town centre. 

Looking for a hotel in the town centre? The Kings Arms Hotel has 27 stylish bedrooms and along with a restaurant and bar offers a relaxed stay with a touch of luxury. The hotel is dog-friendly, so no member of the family has to stay at home.

Dorchester's welcoming B&Bs

With the friendliest of welcomes, wonderful food and plenty of local knowledge, Bed and Breakfasts provide a great place to stay.

Many of the towns B&B owners are extremely experienced and knowledgeable, and will help you make the most of your time away. Ask them about the best attractions to visit, that gem of a restaurant or a walking route off the beaten track; it’s all waiting to be discovered.

B&Bs offer a wonderful home-from-home with that touch of personality and warmth. Coupled with wonderfully furnished rooms and hearty locally-sourced breakfasts, there really couldn’t be a better place to rest your head.

Pubs and Inns

From traditional country pubs to historic Inns with connections to the famous author Thomas Hardy, there are some great places to choose from in Dorchester.

Located between Dorchester and Sherborne in the quaintly named village of Plush, the Brace of Pheasants is a gorgeous thatched pub. Their 8 en-suite bedrooms offer a wonderful place to stay amid rolling hills and miles of walking trails. You don't have to go far for something to eat or drink, as they have their own restaurant and bar, complete with log fire for the colder months.

Time to book your break

It’s clear to see that there will be a B&B, guesthouse or hotel to suit you in Dorchester - it’s now time to think about booking your trip. Browse all of our accommodation options and explore all Dorchester has to offer.

Booking online via our website is easy! Select your preferred accommodation and with a couple of clicks or a tap you’re booking is confirmed.

Alternatively if you prefer to discuss your requirement over the phone, no problem - just remember to mention the Visit Dorset website when booking!

We’re sure you’ll love your time in Dorchester and we look forward to welcoming you very soon.

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Brace of Pheasants

Nestled in the Plush Valley just off the Wessex Ridgeway, The Brace is the quintessential Old English thatched country pub. The perfect location to enjoy a break away from it all.  The village is...

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa is tucked away in the picturesque village of Evershot in the heart of the Dorset Downs. An 18th Georgian Manor House, made famous by its links with the...

The King's Arms

The King’s Arms is a gorgeous newly refurbished hotel and foodie pub on Dorchester’s high street. With a history entwined with Thomas Hardy and a roll call of glamourous guests from former...