Places To Stay in Poole

Poole is one of the largest resorts in Dorset, which means there are lots of options when seeking somewhere to stay during your holiday or short break.

You may want to choose a cosy B&B with all the comforts of home, a luxury apartment with harbour views or a classic campsite on the edge of town.

Whether you are looking for a low cost holiday by the seaside or a short break in a swanky hotel, you’ll find your perfect place to stay in Poole.


There are lots of well-known branded hotels as well as smaller, independently run hotels in Poole.

Choose from views across Poole Harbour, the glorious award-winning beach at Sandbanks or the marina at Poole Quay.

You’ll be guaranteed a professional welcome, the latest mod-cons and on-site facilities including bars, restaurants and spas. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get direct access onto the beach!


If you’re looking for some home comforts and a warm welcome, then a Bed and Breakfast is the answer.

What better way to start the day with a homecooked breakfast from your friendly host and some ideas of where to go and what to see during your stay.

Staying at a Dorset B&B is a great way to get to know the local people and get the insiders view of life in Poole.

Self Catering

Want to somewhere to stay where you can come and go as you please? Perhaps a self-catering apartment or townhouse is what you seek.

You won’t be restricted on what time to have breakfast or dinner and if you want a leisurely lie-in, it’s not a problem – you’re the king of your castle and you don’t have to worry about disturbing other guests if you decide to stay out late to sample some local culture.

Dine in or dine out. You can make your holiday as low cost or budget busting as you want – that’s the beauty of choosing to go self-catering.

Caravan and Camping Sites

As you travel out of Poole town to the north or west, you’ll journey into green countryside, leafy lanes and rural villages.

Touring caravan sites and camping parks are great for low cost holidays and feeling at one with nature. Being out in the open air is great for health and wellbeing and there’s nothing better than cooking dinner over a campfire.

Located near a small village, award winning South Lytchett Manor is a touring caravan, motorhome and camping park. Set in over 20 acres of tranquil parkland, this top quality site offers every modern facility in an idyllic location - just a 10 minute walk to the local pub and 3 miles from Poole. It’s been a firm favourite with caravanners and campers alike, many of who return year after year to enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of this family-run campsite.

Holiday Parks

For self-catering holidays with something extra, book your stay at a Holiday Park. Choose from luxury lodges and static caravans or bring your own caravan or tent with you.

You’ll find a fantastic range of entertainment and activities on site, as well as bars and restaurants too. If you’re lucky, there might be indoor and outdoor swimming pools – perfect for all seasons.

At Sandford Holiday Park there are heated indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor play area with ball pool, crazy golf, cycle and go-kart hire, mini ten-pin bowling, multi-sports court, tennis courts and table tennis, a bar and restaurants as well as live entertainment in the Limelight Club and Skylite Bar. Fun for all ages.

Book your holiday to Poole today

With the fantastic variety of places to stay in Poole on offer, we hope you’ll find the perfect destination for your short break or holiday to Dorset.

For more accommodation ideas, visit the Poole Tourism website.