Stratford upon Avon

Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This traditional hotel sits in the historic centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, a short stroll away from Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • The sights and attractions of the medieval market town, such as The Guild Chapel, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and a wide variety of shops and bars are within walking distance
  • There's a Marco's New York Italian Restaurant on site, while afternoon tea and cocktails are on offer in The Quil Bar & Lounge
  • "Staff encountered were attentive, pleasantly dedicated and keen to ensure the stay was as comfortable as possible." -- The Daily Telegraph

"Excellent location ,the hotel had a good selection of leaflets for things to do. Car not required as every thing central, good quality hotel where I felt the staff held the quests enjoyment and satisfaction as high priority."
Oct 18, 2019 - Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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With its striking Tudor-style facade, the Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon, dating back to the early 17th century. The property has won praise from The Daily Telegraph, which highlights its "attentive, pleasantly dedicated" staff.

The hotel is just over 10 minutes' walk from the railway station and a 5-minute walk from Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the Guild Chapel, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the RSC Tower (the climb is worth it for the views). The River Avon is also a short stroll away. Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which was home to Shakespeare's future wife, and is a well-preserved example of 16th-century Tudor architecture and is surrounded by pretty gardens, is less than 25 minutes' walk.

Downstairs, Marco's New York Italian Restaurant (part of the Marco Pierre White empire) serves a mix of pasta, steak, ribs and handmade pizzas, and has an outdoor terrace. The Quil Bar & Lounge offers a relaxed environment for afternoon tea or a glass of drink.

The hotel has plenty of original features, including Tudor-style leaded windows, beams and antique furniture. The bedrooms are spread across four buildings -- including a separate contemporary wing -- and all have a modern finish with free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities and toiletries in the bathroom.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet per night.

Fees: Car park fee: £10 per night.
Limited space available, first come-first served basis.

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.

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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.

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(152 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for MREf Tradeco Ltd Hotels Mercure (Stratford - Upon - Avon) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.9 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent location ,the hotel had a good selection of leaflets for things to do. Car not required as every thing central, good quality hotel where I felt the staff held the quests enjoyment and satisfaction as high priority.
Other Comments
Good breakfast and nice food in the restaurant. Hotel full of Tudor character yet the rooms had all modern amenities including tea and coffee facilities.
Alison Oct 18, 2019 Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Perfect location. I scored the accommodation 3 because it is a very old building so clearly it doesn’t have the same frills a modern hotel has but we enjoyed our stay!!
Catherine Oct 16, 2019 Solihull, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was great, characterful, comfortable, brilliantly located. However, your booking info said double or twin bed, and I phoned the hotel who said the icelolly offer was only for double beds but said they'd switch us to a twin room. However, whe n we arrived we were told there was no record of this. Luckily, because the hotel wasn't full, they were able to give us a twin bed room, luckily. You need to sort out your deal with the hotel, and they need to do what they say they will do.
Lesley Oct 15, 2019 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful old hotel in a fantastic location. Amazing value for money.
Other Comments
Staff all very efficient and accommodating. Cannot fault the hotel at all
Linda Oct 15, 2019 Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very enjoyable. Excellent location for seeing alot in a short visit.
Anthony Oct 15, 2019 Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Beautiful hotel, staff very accommodating. Will definitely return
Graham Oct 15, 2019 GloucesterGloucestershire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Central hotel but rooms need updating
John Oct 15, 2019 Monmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff very friendly and helpful, especially Mario
Viv Oct 13, 2019 Stone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Situated near the theatres, cinemas, restaurants and the river, it is a building with lots of character, beams, fireplaces and flagstones. We only had a small room at the back but it was probably quieter than one at the front. Lots of sitting areas not only near the bar. We were also lucky enough to get a parking space in the car park.
Other Comments
We were pleasantly surprised that there was a lift as we expected that such an old building wouldn't have one. The breakfast was a buffet which is always our preference.
Vanessa Oct 12, 2019 Horsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were there on a bed breakfast deal. On arrival the reception staff was very efficient and helpful with advice about the Hotel and the town of Stratford upon Avon . The room was comfortable,warm and well looked after by the bedroom staff. A good choice of breakfast foods which were hot hot and well laid out.
Other Comments
I was very impressed by the bedroom staff who picked up it was my birthday and laid out a beautiful arrangement in towels of 2 swans. Just one thing which I should have mentioned at the time was that the hot tap in room 227 ran very slowly.
KEITH Oct 11, 2019 Bristol, United Kingdom

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