Accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon

Looking for accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon?

Many guests who take a Go Cotswolds tour come just for the day. They take the train from London or Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh, or from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon. Then, at the end of the day, they take the train back again. If you have only one day to spend in the Cotswolds, then this is a great way to take a day trip!

However, why not find accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon and spend a night or two here? There is so much more to discover in the Cotswolds!

Plus, with several different Go Cotswolds tours to choose from, stay a while and take more than one tour!

Choosing accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon

To take one or more of our small group tours, you’ll want to stay somewhere within walking distance of our pick up point in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. Our tours depart from, and return to, the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal on Windsor Street (Google Maps location:

Accommodation options in Stratford-upon-Avon

As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon receives millions of visitors every year. Therefore, there is a wide choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets. As locals, we have to confess we’ve never stayed in any of these places, but our guests recommend them! See below for some recommended hotels, guesthouses and short-term rental properties.

A word of warning: when searching online for accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon, don’t get confused with Stratford in East London! The Stratford area of London is around a 3-hour drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, which is in Warwickshire.


There are numerous chain-run hotels, and a couple of independents, in Stratford-upon-Avon, all within a short walk of our pick up point. We’ve listed them below in order of closest to furthest away from our pick up point (average walking times are shown below).

There are also some popular hotels further out of town. If you won’t have a car while you’re here, please check the location of your hotel before you book. Otherwise, you may need to rely on taxis – which can be quite pricey in this area.

The Arden Hotel is one of our favourites in Stratford-upon-Avon! Run by a small and friendly team, The Arden has an enviable position in town, right opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and a stone’s throw from the beautiful Waterside area on the banks of the River Avon. There are shops, restaurants and bars close by, and the hotel restaurant, No. 44 Brasserie, is excellent too. The Arden Hotel is just an 11-12 minute walk through the heart of town to the pick up point for our tours.

Bed & Breakfast guest houses

B&B’s are small, usually family-run accommodation providers, where bed and breakfast is included. B&Bs usually have private bathrooms, but you may share some communal areas with the property owner and/or other guests.

There are several B&Bs in Stratford-upon-Avon – here are some of our favourites (average walking times to the pick up point are shown).

Avonlea is one of our favourite B&Bs. Run by husband and wife Rob and Clare Iles, Avonlea is a cosy home from home while you’re in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Rental properties

Below is a selection of properties within easy walking distance of Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal (average walking times to the station are shown).

Some properties may request a minimum stay, and of course we can’t guarantee availability, so please check the individual listings below.

A further caution: when using property booking sites, be sure to check the precise location of your accommodation – especially if you don’t have a car! Sometimes, properties are listed under Stratford-upon-Avon, but are actually located in a neighbouring village, which could leave you stuck or relying on expensive taxis.

Have we missed any accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon?

New cottages and short-term rental properties pop up all the time. If there is any accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon we’ve missed, or which is no longer open, please let us know so we can keep this list up to date.