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

"Staff were most kind and helpful in solving a problem for us."
Nov 25, 2019 - Llandudno, 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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(196 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
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Staff were most kind and helpful in solving a problem for us.
Other Comments
Its worth paying a little extra for a "Privilege" room
Ian Nov 25, 2019 Llandudno, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel in wonderful location
Other Comments
Perfect venue for a great break
Marylyn Nov 23, 2019 Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great Central location! The Staff were friendly and very helpful. Our room was small but full of period charm and character. Our breakfast was excellent and included good quality bacon and sausage. We think the value cannot be surpassed and would love to stay again sometime.
Other Comments
We loved the log fires on the first evening, but disappointed to discover they were not lit on the second night of our stay.
Tim Nov 10, 2019 TamworthTamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely hotel,staff very helpful.breakfast was plentyfull.
Michael Nov 06, 2019 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely fine
Sue Nov 05, 2019 Lancaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very nice
Other Comments
the only negative was that the towel/radiator in the bathroom wasnt working and it wasnt very pleasant being in there for too just needs sorting...otherwise everything else was lovely.
michael Nov 05, 2019 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, very helpful staff and good breakfast.
Valerie Nov 05, 2019 Lichfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent breakfast,comfortale and large bed,good bar and relaxing lounge, great location for Shakespeare properties and theatre,helpful staff
Dawn Nov 03, 2019 GravesendGravesend, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Staff were rude and made us feel inferior.
Nicola Nov 02, 2019 Llanelli, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff extremely welcoming and helpful, especially with the disabled parking. Location of hotel was great
Other Comments
The Marco Pierre White restaurant lacked customers and hence little atmosphere
Thomas Nov 02, 2019 Oldham, United Kingdom

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