Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This classic hotel is in a grand Victorian building
- It's next to the city's lively Harbourside area
- There's a modern restaurant and an indoor pool
- The refined rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
A short walk up the street from trendy restaurants and cafés in Bristol's buzzing Harbourside area, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel offers an upscale city-centre stay in historic surroundings. This imposing 19th-century building features an ornate stone exterior with grand bay windows, fronted by a statue of Queen Victoria on a circular cobblestoned drive. The hotel is set next to Bristol's elaborate Gothic cathedral and within a 5-minute walk of two of the city's top entertainment venues, Bristol Hippodrome and Colston Hall. Iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge is around 10 minutes' drive away.
The hotel's pillared portico leads into stately interiors characterised by sleek mahogany, marble accents and gilt-edged mirrors. There's a polished restaurant serving classic English dishes, as well as an opulent bar and a wood-panelled, library-style lounge. Guests can work out in the fitness room, relax in the indoor pool with its Roman-inspired motifs and take time out in the hotel spa (surcharge).
The 242 guestrooms feature traditional, neutral-toned décor with polished wood furnishing, and come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas, and some suites include 4-poster beds and dining tables.