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
(303 Member Ratings)
"Location to sea"
Jan 14, 2019
Stowmarket, 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


  • 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-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(303 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Maritime Hotel Limited ( t/as Maritime Hotel) over the past 15 months.
3.6 Ambiance
4.0 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
4.4 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Location to sea
Other Comments
We arrived on a cold, wet and windy day and we found the room cold. We had a small electric radiator in the room and I was disappointed as we were not told the heating was broken. We would turn the radiator off when we’re not there but then when we returned it wasn’t warm . We went down for breakfast and had to wait for a table. Then had to wait for milk at the breakfast cereal bar and for our drinks as there wasn’t any. The waiter told us ‘I think we have probably run out altogether let me check’. Then had a long wait for our breakfast to arrive. We had our dinner in the restraunt one evening and our waitress (a young lady/slim/long hair) didn’t smell very nice, she had poor hygiene and it wasn’t nice to think she was bringing us our food.
Michelle Jan 14, 2019 Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
it's uniqueness
GRAHAM Dec 17, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Alan Dec 16, 2018 CREDITON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Christmas decorations were very good.
Other Comments
Hotel very dirty,restaurant cold,food was very disappointing and very limited choice.Bathroom tiles black with mould. Room very dated and the bed very uncomfortable. Over odour in the corridors like a nursing home. Building work going on with rubbish everywhere. We paid for two nights,but came home after spending the first night there.Ive never been so pleased to be going home.
Richard Dec 15, 2018 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Smart interior, large bedrooms, modern, friendly staff, lovely food.
Other Comments
The smell of cigarettes was coming into foyer from rear door being slightly open in reception. Written directions to the hotel would be useful, we went round the housing estate twice as we missed a small turning.
Carlina Dec 14, 2018 Honiton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spacious bedrooms, decorated nicely.
Other Comments
Numerous notices telling me what not to do. Don't press the lift button more than once. Don't put bread in the toaster more than once. Don't bring food into the bedrooms.
Wendy Dec 10, 2018 Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly helpful staff
Other Comments
Don’t be fooled by the outside appearance.
Clive Dec 09, 2018 Ilford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location & view
Sally Dec 08, 2018 Aylesford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
This is a hotel with a friendly can-do attitude.
Other Comments
We had a great stay with a lovely room and good food.
Keith Dec 03, 2018 Dunstable, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The ambience.
Other Comments
Location is excellent for walking to the Lighthouse and the interesting coastline.
Susan Dec 01, 2018 Fareham, United Kingdom

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