Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- It's a 10-minute drive from Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays & Portsmouth Harbour
- A 4-star hotel with a gym, an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna & a steam room
- On-site parking is available & there's free Wi-Fi in the lobby
The 4-star Portsmouth Marriott Hotel is near the city's ferry port, close to the motorway and is a 10-minute drive from some of the city's most popular attractions. These include the contemporary 170-metre-high Emirates Spinnaker Tower, the Mary Rose Museum, and the Gunwharf Quays Marina restaurant and shopping complex.
Rough Guides describes Portsmouth's harbour as being "clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs". If you're interested in the city's maritime history, be sure to visit the award-winning Mary Rose Museum, a fascinating museum displaying King Henry VIII's 16th-century warship and its artefacts; the historic Naval Dockyard, which features the HMS Warrior and the Royal Naval Museum; and Portsmouth Harbour, all of which are within a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
The on-site Sealevel Restaurant specialises in seafood, and guests can grab a cocktail in the bar. Wi-Fi is free here, but extra charges apply in the bedrooms. The hotel's facilities include a fully equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, complimentary fitness classes, and a health and beauty salon offering a wide range of spa treatments.
The AA describes the bedrooms as "comfortable and well laid-out". Each room has a trouser press, blackout curtains, a large desk and chair, designer duvets, tea- and coffee-making equipment with complimentary biscuits, and LCD televisions with pay-per-view movies. The hotel is pet-friendly, and offers 24-hour room service.