Hotels and B&Bs in Swanage

Looking for a hotel, B&B or guest house in Swanage? You’ve come to the right place! 

From family run, clifftop hotels with tremendous views, to seafront B&Bs giving your holiday that bespoke touch, you’ll be guaranteed to find your ideal place to stay here in Swanage.  

Spoil yourself at a Swanage hotel 

A hotel break by the sea can be a real tonic, whether it's for a special occasion or just an opportunity to relax and unwind away from day-to-day life. 

Swanage has three large, well-positioned hotels with restaurants and gardens, each adding a touch of luxury and comfort to your stay.  

The Pines Hotel boasts an unrivalled position with a magnificent view over Swanage Bay. Enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the Isle of Wight in the cliff top garden or take the private steps down to the beach front where you can stroll into town at your leisure. 

The Grand Hotel is a classic Victorian seaside hotel, offering its guests spectacular panoramic sea views plus a private sandy beach, gym and spa.  

Located in the centre of Swanage is the Purbeck House Hotel. Its a stunning Victorian building full of history, character and original charm, offering guests the atmosphere of a traditional country house with all the amenities of a modern hotel. 

Enjoy the personal touch of a B&B 

One of the main advantages of staying in a bed & breakfast, is that you receive a authentic, personalised and tailored experience, from hosts that go out of their way to make you feel as welcome as possible.  

Whether it's homemade cake on arrival; the insider tips of the best seafood restaurant in town, or suggestions of lesser-known hiking trails, your hosts will furnish you with all the local knowledge you need. 

Swanage has a fantastic range of individual and characterful properties, some in the heart of town close to the hubbub of shops, restaurants and bars, and others just a stone’s throw from the sea.  

If you prefer, you can opt for one of the many rural escapes just outside Swanage for great access to countryside walks and far-reaching farmland views. 

Whichever you decide upon, we can guarantee you’ll be well looked after here in Swanage.   

A great base for a walking or cycling holiday 

The Isle of Purbeck is a walker’s paradise and Swanage has plenty of guest houses that are specially equipped with facilities for people on a walking or cycling holiday, including baggage drops, drying rooms and secure cycle storage. 

As well as making your stay as comfortable as possible with their extra facilities, your hosts will make sure you’re set up ready for a day of action-packed exploration with a hearty, homecooked breakfast! Delicious! 

Just look out for accommodation showing Walkers Welcome and Cyclist Welcome logos. 

Get-togethers and special events 

Whether it's welcoming your wedding guests, a family get-together or friends meeting to take part in a sporting activity, you’ll find lots of the places to stay in and around Swanage offer group accommodation. 

We always recommend booking in advance for groups as Swanage can be particularly busy around peak times such as school holidays and annual festivals such as the Swanage Blues Festival, Swanage Carnival and Purbeck Art Weeks. 

Book your stay 

No matter where you choose to stay in Swanage, you'll be captivated by the stunning coastline, the charming town and the welcoming atmosphere.  

Whether you're seeking tranquillity, adventure, or a bit of both, Swanage has the perfect choice of hotels or bed & breakfasts for you. Book your stay today and create lasting memories to treasure forever. 


Grand Hotel

Located in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, The Grand Hotel has stunning views across the bay and has direct access from the gardens to the private beach. The Burlington Health Spa and...

The Pines Hotel

We are an independently run, 43 bedroom cliff top hotel, enjoying stunning, panoramic views of Swanage Bay with our own private access to the sandy beach below. Quietly situated close to the South...

Millbrook Guest House

Millbrook is a family run B&B that has been providing accommodation to holiday makers and visitors to the area for over one hundred years. We offer modern rooms, with free wi-fi and our own...

The Limes

A warm welcome awaits all, at The Limes. Choose form a selection of double, twin and family rooms, all ensuite and some with sea views. There are also three single rooms, which share...

Taunton House B&B

Welcome to our dog friendly bed and breakfast in the heart of lovely Swanage. Taunton House is a stunning Purbeck stone villa right in the heart of town. Maintaining its Victorian charm and...

Bella Vista

Relax in the delightful surroundings at Bella Vista bed and breakfast and coastal retreat. The attractive, 6 bedroom Victorian villa, built in 1900 has everything you need for a getaway by the sea,...

Purbeck House Hotel

The Purbeck House Hotel Swanage is an enchanting Victorian Manor House located just minutes away from Swanage Bay and Swanage Railway. Nestled in extensive gardens in the centre of Swanage, this...

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Things To Do

Heritage attractions, watersports, walking trails and beaches are all on offer in Swanage.