Ambleside Hotels


The rolling hills of Ambleside

Ambleside is a picturesque area of the Lake District National Park and is ideally situated at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, making it the perfect base for visitors. Including areas, such as Grasmere, Hawkshead, Rydal, Elterwater, and Grizedale, there is plenty to do in Ambleside with a good variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Accommodation in Ambleside ranges from quaint country hotels to picturesque lakeside resorts, offering reasonable pricing. It's the perfect place for those wanting a picturesque escape but also not wanting to be far from a decent town centre.

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Briery Wood Country House Hotel Outside Rooms at Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Briery Wood Country House Hotel - From £79

Ambleside Road, Ambleside, LA23 1ES

Just two-miles south of Ambleside and close to the shore of Lake Windermere, Briery Wood is a classic country house hotel that boasts of an AA rosette winning restaurant that serves delicious dishes inspired by the local landscape. There are 23 spacious and luxurious rooms – some with direct access to the hotel’s seven-acres of gardens and family rooms are also available.

Nanny Brow Outside Rooms at Nanny Brow

Nanny Brow - From £130

Clappersgate, Ambleside, LA22 9NF

Wet walking gear can be dried in the B&B’s cellar and laundry services are available if required. Additionally, the B&B has teamed up with a local walking guide and can arrange a guided walk for you, with additional charges applicable.

Rooms at the Apple Pie Outside Rooms at Rooms at the Apple Pie

Rooms at the Apple Pie - From £53

Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9AN

Rooms at the Apple Pie is a small guesthouse in the centre of Ambleside adjacent to a popular bakery and café operated by the same family. These chic rooms are packed with all the amenities you might expect from a luxury guesthouse, without the luxury prices. Guests receive a 10% discount at the Apple Pie café serving hearty breakfasts and delicious lunches.

Glen Rothay Outside Rooms at Glen Rothay

Glen Rothay - From £98

Rydal, Ambleside, LA22 9LR

Deep within Wordsworth county Glen Rothay is an exquisitely styled bed and breakfast with an attached 17th century inn. The bed and breakfast has 12 beautifully designed rooms with period features and newly refurbished bathrooms, as well as a separate cottage suite. The cosy and quirky pub serves lunch and evening meals. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Rydal Water.

The Gables Guest House Outside Rooms at The Gables Guest House

The Gables Guest House - From £52

Church Walk, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ

The Gables Guest House is a charming B&B housed in a 17th century building that brims with character. The 14 guest rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities you may require, and a delicious breakfast is served each morning. Guests receive a discount on meals in a local restaurant and complimentary day passes for a local health club are also available.

The Fisherbeck Outside Rooms at The Fisherbeck

The Fisherbeck - From £51

Old Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DH

The Fisherbeck is a family-run bed & breakfast in the centre of Ambleside that offers much more than other conventional B&Bs. The 18 rooms are fitted with luxurious extras, whilst breakfast is an extravagant four0course affair. During the day, light bites and cakes are available and there is a licensed bar. Complimentary access to a local spa is also included.

Crow How Country Guest House Outside Rooms at Crow How Country Guest House

Crow How Country Guest House - From £98

Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9PN

Crow How is a delightful guest house between Ambleside and Rydal Water that stands on the site of an ancient medieval fortress. Today the guest house has nine beautifully appointed and very spacious en-suite rooms, with breakfast included. The guest house does not accept young children, so is ideal for couples seeking a romantic and quiet break amongst the fells.

Innkeeper's Lodge - The White Lion Hotel Outside Rooms at Innkeeper's Lodge - The White Lion Hotel

Innkeeper's Lodge - The White Lion Hotel - From £79

The White Lion, Market Place, Ambleside, LA22 9DB

Part of the Innkeeper’s Lodge chain of hotels, the White Lion Hotel in the centre of Ambleside offers contemporary styled accommodation in spacious en-suite rooms. Choose from king, twin, or family rooms, all with a continental breakfast included in the room rate. On the ground floor, the restaurant and pub has an extensive menu with British and international options.

The Churchill Inn Outside Rooms at The Churchill Inn

The Churchill Inn - From £59

33 Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0BH

The Churchill Inn is located in the centre of Ambleside and offers 16 basic yet comfortable rooms spread over three floors above a lively bar and restaurant. This accommodation is perfect for guests who seek evening entertainment and don’t mind late night noise. The grill restaurant serves classic pub grub and the inn is a short walk from the shore of Lake Windermere.

Lake House, Ambleside Outside Rooms at Lake House, Ambleside

Lake House, Ambleside - From £99

Lake Road, Waterhead Bay, Ambleside, LA22 0HD

Lake House is a beautifully and elegantly styled guest house that lies just a few metres from the shore of Lake Windermere. This large bed and breakfast offers comfortable rooms, many with lake views, and it has a small bar and lounge. Guests can fuel up for the day each morning with a full Cumbrian breakfast and packed lunches can be provided if requested.

The Log House Outside Rooms at The Log House

The Log House - From £69

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DN

Imported directly from Norway over 100 years ago, the Log House in Ambleside is not your typical guesthouse. There are just three rooms here – all in the apex of this quirky building and offering views of the fells. A popular steak restaurant occupies the ground floor where steaks are cooked at the table. This guest house does not accept children.

Ambleside Townhouse Outside Rooms at Ambleside Townhouse

Ambleside Townhouse - From £58

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0DB

Lakes Lodge is a beautifully presented guesthouse with 12 stylish, elegant, and spacious rooms. This B&B is just a stone’s throw from Ambleside’s shops, whilst a walk to the shore of Windermere takes around 15 minutes. A full cooked breakfast is served each morning, and packed lunches can be provided. Secure cycle storage, free parking, and a drying room is also available.

Wateredge Inn Outside Rooms at Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn - From £88

Borrans Road, Ambleside, LA22 0EP

The Wateredge Inn just south of Ambleside brims with old-world charm whilst offering a contemporary guest experience. Located on the shore of Lake Windermere, this delightful guest house boasts of 22 rooms – some with their own private balconies. The inn serves food throughout the day and in the summer months the lakeside beer garden is the perfect place to unwind.

Brathay Hall Outside Rooms at Brathay Hall

Brathay Hall - From £45

Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP

Brathay Hall is primarily an outdoor education residential centre that provides support for schools and community youth programmes, however, when not in use for this purpose the hall offers a mixture of budget dormitory, standard B&B, and self-catered styles of accommodation. Less than two-miles from Ambleside, the hall is set within 360-acres of private woodland leading to Lake Windermere.

Skelwith Bridge Hotel Outside Rooms at Skelwith Bridge Hotel

Skelwith Bridge Hotel - From £47

Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside, LA22 9NJ

In a quiet corner of the lakes surrounded by endless walking opportunities you will find the delightful Skelwith Bridge Hotel. The hotel offers country style accommodation with fell views, and walkers are looked after with a drying room for wet boots and clothing. The restaurant focuses on seasonal produce, whilst in the lively bar you will find great food and local whisky.

Waterhead Hotel Ambleside Outside Rooms at Waterhead Hotel Ambleside

Waterhead Hotel Ambleside - From £142

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0ER

The Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside is a contemporary boutique style hotel that brims with sophistication. Overlooking lake Windermere, the hotel offers 41 rooms – many with lake views, and restaurant and bar with over 60 variants of gin. Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access of a nearby health club, and the hotel is directly across from the Waterhead landing stage for the lakes cruises.

Wordsworth Hotel and Spa Outside Rooms at Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

Wordsworth Hotel and Spa - From £120

Stock Lane, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9SW

Situated in a historic country house in the iconic Lakeland village of Grasmere, the Wordsworth Hotel and Spa is one of the most popular hotels in the Lake District. With 35 luxury rooms and four suites, it offers guests a high standard of accommodation.

With two restaurants and an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, it offers guests the perfect base to explore the wider Lake District thanks to its location close to Grasmere Lake, Thirlmere, Helvellyn, and Lake Windermere.

Sawrey House Hotel Outside Rooms at Sawrey House Hotel

Sawrey House Hotel - From £55

Stones Lane, Hawkshead, Ambleside, LA22 0LF

Located in Near Sawrey in the heart of the Lake District, the Sawrey House Hotel overlooks the stunning Esthwaite Water. A traditional converted country house retreat, the hotel offers 10 luxury bedrooms, as well as an AA Rosette award-winning restaurant.

Set in 3-acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the delights of the Lake District.

Rydal Lodge Outside Rooms at Rydal Lodge

Rydal Lodge - From £75

Rydal Water, Ambleside, LA22 9LR

Rydal Lodge is a charming country house hotel that is full of character. Situated in the small village of Rydal and close to Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the Lake District experience.

Family run and featuring one of the best breakfasts in Cumbria, guests are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome as well as free parking, free Wi-Fi, and luxuriously furnished rooms.

Queen's Head Inn & Restaurant (Hawkshead) Outside Rooms at Queen's Head Inn & Restaurant (Hawkshead)

Queen's Head Inn & Restaurant (Hawkshead) - From £98

Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside, LA22 0NS

The The Queen's Head Inn and Restaurant’s history stretches back to the 17th century, welcoming guests to the beautiful village of Hawkshead for over 400 years. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in this traditional hotel that also offers fine modern conveniences.

The 13 rooms on offer are all en suite have Wi-Fi, a TV, and are all elegantly designed. The hotel is perfectly situated to explore the wider Lake District including Windermere, Coniston, Langdale and Ambleside.

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel Outside Rooms at New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel - From £100

Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JX

The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is set in the picturesque Langdale Valley and is one of the Lake District’s most popular hotels. Set within six-acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel has a total of 22 rooms, all exquisitely furnished to a high standard and complete with modern facilities, such as flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s restaurant features a seasonally inspired menu that uses the finest of local ingredients and the Walker’s Bar is a fine place to relax with a drink after an enjoyable day on the fells.

Grizedale Lodge Outside Rooms at Grizedale Lodge

Grizedale Lodge - From £95

Grizedale, Ambleside, LA22 0QL

Grizedale Lodge is a former hunting lodge that is situated in the stunning Grizedale Forest. Within easy reach of Coniston, Hawkshead and Ambleside, it is just 500m away from the famous Go Ape outdoor adventure centre.

The hotel has eight bedrooms and is run by the delightful Charley family who strive to provide guests with a stay that they will remember forever. Offering simply amazing home cooked breakfasts and dinner, a cosy honesty bar and free Wi-Fi, Grizedale Lodge is highly recommended.

Ees Wyke Country House Outside Rooms at Ees Wyke Country House

Ees Wyke Country House - From £100

Near Sawrey, Ambleside, LA22 0JZ

The Ees Wyke Country House is situated in the charming village of Sawrey and overlooks the beautiful Esthwaite Water. This country house hotel offers guests a high standard of accommodation, its rooms being furnished to a high standard.

The food at the hotel is excellent, winning both an AA Rosette for dinner and an AA Breakfast Award. Thanks to its quiet location, it is the perfect place for a quiet getaway or as the base to explore the amazing sights of the Lake District National Park.

Rothay Manor Outside Rooms at Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - From £81

Rothay Bridge, Ambleside, LA22 0EH

The Rothay Manor Hotel is an elegant country house hotel situated just 15-minutes walk from Windermere and ten from Ambleside. Set in its own picturesque gardens, it offers a range of luxury accommodation, catering well to those with disabilities, and has a popular restaurant and bar.

Guests are also able to use the fitness and spa facilities of the nearby Ambleside Salutation Health Club.

The Regent Hotel Outside Rooms at The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel - From £87

Waterhead Bay, Ambleside, LA22 0ES

The Regent Hotel is a pleasant 30 room hotel that is situated next to the amazing Lake Windermere and a short walk from the popular Lakeland town of Ambleside.

Family owned and run, the hotel offers a range of luxurious rooms, as well as a popular restaurant and bar that serve fantastic food all cooked with the finest and freshest of locally sourced ingredients. Guests can also enjoy free Wi-Fi and a warm and friendly stay.

Macdonald Swan Hotel Outside Rooms at Macdonald Swan Hotel

Macdonald Swan Hotel - From £69

Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9RF

The Macdonald Swan Hotel is a historic 17th century former coaching inn that is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District.

With stunning views over the surrounding countryside, the luxury hotel sits on the outskirts of Grasmere and is the perfect location if you’re looking to explore the best of what the Lake District has to offer. With a fabulous bar, restaurant, and lounge it also has comprehensive conference and business facilities.

Langdale Hotel and Spa Outside Rooms at Langdale Hotel and Spa

Langdale Hotel and Spa - From £135

The Langdale Estate, Great Langdale, Ambleside, LA22 9JD

The Langdale Hotel and Spa is situated in the picturesque Langdale Valley close to Elterwater and Chapel Stile villages and is one of the most popular establishments in the Lake District.

With 56 luxury rooms, a fantastic fine dining restaurant and a traditional Lakeland pub, it is the perfect place to enjoy the Lake District. It also has a fabulous spa offering a range of treatments and therapies, as well as a swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna.

Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel Outside Rooms at Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel

Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel - From £131

Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BX

The delightful Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel offers guests fantastic modern hotel facilities in a stunning 17th Century building at the heart of the picture postcard village of Ambleside. With 56 luxury en suite rooms, the hotel also has a sumptuous modern spa and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.

Ambleside Central Outside Rooms at Ambleside Central

Ambleside Central - From £50

10 Lake Road, Ambleside, LA22 0AD

The Ambleside Central Guest House is centrally located in the beautiful village of Ambleside and makes a perfect base for exploring the wider Lake District.

A boutique guest house that offers its rooms on a room-only basis, guests enjoy luxury at a low cost. This makes it a popular choice for those on a budget, looking for quality and flexible accommodation.