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Maritime Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Maritime Hotel has panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast and is set in a former centre for the testing of naval defence weapons
  • Chesil Beach is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and Weymouth is 20 minutes' drive away
  • It is a good base from which to walk the South West Coast Path or visit the famous Portland Bill lighthouse

Enjoyed This
(163 Member Ratings)
"Everything. It was all very nice lovely room and large comfy bed"
30. Sep 2017
Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is around 30 minutes' drive from Weymouth railway station, or you can catch the number 1 bus. The A354 is around 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Maritime Hotel is a clifftop hotel on the Isle of Portland, 20 minutes' drive from Weymouth. Lonely Planet recommends the island's "rich bird life", "starkly beautiful cliffs" and "jaw-dropping views".

You can explore Portland Bill lighthouse for great views of the English Channel or join the South West Coast Path from the hotel and walk to Chesil Beach, for a chance to see rugged clifftops and caves. Chesil Beach, an 18-mile stretch of shingle beach that connects Portland to the maindland, is around and hour's walk along the path, or 10 minutes by car.

The seaside town of Weymouth and its attractions -- including Jurassic Skyline, am observation tower that offers views up to 16 miles away from 174 feet above the ground -- are around 30 minutes' drive away. The town is hosting several events throughout the summer, including Gin Festival Weymouth (3 Jun), Wessex Folk Festival (3-5 Jun), The Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival (8-9 Jul). Durdle Door, a picturesque limestone arch on the Purbeck Heritage Coast, is less than an hour's drive from the hotel.

The Royal Navy were present on Portland until the 1990s, and the hotel is a former Admiralty Under Weapon Establishment -- a naval building where defence weapons were developed and tested. It has since been transformed into a modern hotel enjoying panoramic views of the 95-mile-long Jurassic Coast. The hotel has a restaurant with floor-to-ceilings windows, a bar and an outside terrace.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Sea View Rooms & Suites from 3pm
Basic, Standard Rooms & Deluxe Rooms from 4pm
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: There are no extra beds available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £15 per pet, per night. There is limited availability for rooms suitable for pets, please contact the hotel on 01305 826060 before booking to check availability.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The restaurant has a smart-casual dress code (no sportswear or shorts).

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(163 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Maritime Hotel Limited ( t/as Maritime Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
3.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Confusing to find, did not recognise as a hotel from the outside but on entering the building we were pleasantly surprised
Jon 12. Nov 2017 Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
2 large Mastiff dogs in the bar area which connects to the dining room. Bar smelt of dogs and they were sitting on the sofas in the bar. This meant we did not feel able to go to the bar and this reduced our experience. This also because the Manager and Receptionist made it clear that the dogs were there to stay as they were house dogs but this was not a house but a hotel.
Janice 23. Oct 2017 New Milton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good food, friendly helpful staff and nice clean rooms. All round good hotel in a lovely quiet location. The view from the dining room was beautiful.
Rose 26. Sep 2017 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was fabulous, great sea views, coastal walks excellent. Lovely stylish hotel with great views from restaurant and roof terrace above, and sea view rooms. Only had full english breakfast but this was very good also.
Other Comments
Welcome wasn't the warmest as young receptionist, had issue with our room (wet carpet) which after a bit of negotiating we were upgraded twice, to a deluxe room and then a sea view, as lots of rooms had same problem apparently (seemed odd). But all rooms were lovely, especially sea view so worth upgrading for £20 a night.
Wendy 28. Sep 2017 Horsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our bedroom was spacious with comfortable beds and a good view.
Other Comments
Minor niggle was that there was no hot chocolate available at breakfast. Also, the bowls and plates provided were ridiculously small. I.e you could not empty a small box of cereal completely into the bowl and the plate had room for one slice of toast, so forget eating ham and cheese etc. off the same plate!
Janet 25. Sep 2017 Ventnor, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. It was all very nice lovely room and large comfy bed
Marilyn 30. Sep 2017 Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peaceful tranquility
Dennis 23. Sep 2017 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace and tranquility
Dennis 22. Sep 2017 BristolBristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Views of Portland Bill from the restaurant and roof terrace were stunning. Internal decor very smart, had a comfortable room and enjoyed the lovely breakfasts.
Other Comments
Drinks in the bar were expensive
Robert 23. Sep 2017 Nailsea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Single level access to bar , not far to walk as I have walking issues
Other Comments
Lack of strong ales, no proper selection, dogs Goin in and out of kitchen and bar area, most staff are unfriendly , food too expensive , noise in bedroom , which was down to poor maintenance on AC unit, dirty towel on first night , check out time too early, marks on carpet and walls, sea view ruined by stupid football pitch..!! Bar closing times totally unacceptable for residents, breakfest menu very limited, I'm a vegetarian so need fresh fruit , not canned,... No discount offered on discomfort. On first night I had to complain three times for faulty AC unit . Not good.
20. Sep 2017 Poole, United Kingdom

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