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Novotel Southampton
7.9
76 GBP
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Holiday Inn Southampton
8.1
81 GBP
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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
8.0
80 GBP
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Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
8.6
49 GBP
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DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton
7.6
76 GBP
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Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
7.6
51 GBP
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Highfield House Hotel
7.8
51 GBP
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Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
7.7
49 GBP
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The Elizabeth House Hotel
8.7
61 GBP
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Travelodge Southampton
7.1
39 GBP
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Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
8.3
55 GBP
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Hunters Lodge
-1.0
56 GBP
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Bartley Lodge Hotel
7.8
67 GBP
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Jurys Inn Southampton
8.2
52 GBP
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The Star Hotel
8.0
39 GBP
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City Park Guest House
8.2
39 GBP
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Macdonald Botley Park Hotel & Spa
8.0
56 GBP
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The White Star Tavern
8.8
65 GBP
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The Blue Keys Hotel
8.9
61 GBP
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Potters Heron Hotel
8.1
67 GBP
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Woodlands Lodge Hotel
8.6
73 GBP
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Spot In The Woods
9.4
72 GBP
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Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
8.2
73 GBP
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Linden Guest House
8.2
31 GBP
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Premier Inn Southampton City Centre
8.1
39 GBP
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New Place
8.4
63 GBP
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Argyle Lodge - Guest House
8.4
36 GBP
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The Pilgrim Inn
8.8
92 GBP
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Alcantara Guest House
-1.0
38 GBP
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Fenland Guest House
9.1
65 GBP
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Ibis Southampton Centre
7.9
45 GBP
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Claremont Guest House
8.2
36 GBP
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Ennios Boutique Hotel
9.0
95 GBP
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Mayview Guest House
8.0
36 GBP
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Cargo
7.0
76 GBP
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Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams
7.7
35 GBP
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Premier Inn Southampton Airport
8.4
67 GBP
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Abbey Lodge - Guest house
7.2
55 GBP
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Boathouse Hotel
-1.0
88 GBP
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Forest Gate Lodge
9.1
75 GBP
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When to book a hotel in Southampton

Low season
November
High season
June

cheapest month to stay

29%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

26%

expected price increase

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Base
Price
62 - 111 GBP
Highest day of week
Saturday
Cheapest day of week
Sunday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

72 GBP

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Average price (weekend night)

89 GBP

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Southampton travel tips

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Best time to visit Southampton

Southampton experiences mild weather with no dry season. It rains almost all year round with the maximum rainfall in October, December and January. Average temperature in the summer months from June – August is approximately 20 degrees Celsius, and this is a good time to visit Southampton. To avoid the peak tourist season and get attractive deals on travel and accommodation, plan your visit in the shoulder months of April – May or September. The average temperature hovers around 17 degrees Celsius during these months and there is not much rain. The winters are cool and wet, and average temperatures stay around 6 – 8 degrees Celsius from November – February. You may also experience fog, rain, and thunderstorms during this time of the year.

Getting around Southampton

The Old Town area of Southampton is easily walkable, and is best explored on foot. The CityLink bus, now called Quayconnect bus service, operates every 30 minutes between the Southampton Central train station and the Red Funnel Ferries ferry terminal. The journey time is approximately 7 minutes costing £2.00 GBP for unlimited day travel. Southampton is relatively small, and for the most part, the terrain is flat, so it is possible to explore the entire city on a bike. UK’s dockless bike-share program YoBike is now available in Southampton. Using a mobile app, riders can unlock a bike from hundreds of parking spots in the city, and ride for £1.00 GBP per hour, capped at £5.00 GBP for a full 24 hours of cycling. Taxis are easily available all over the city, and you can hail one at any of the taxi ranks, or on the street side. Driving is also a convenient option in Southampton. Metered parking is available in most locations and you can usually park for 2 – 4 hours in the city centre. If you book early, you may find the best deals for car rentals with momondo.


How much does a hotel in Southampton cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Novotel Southampton
7.9
76 GBP
#2 most popular
Holiday Inn Southampton
8.1
81 GBP
Best value
Walcot House
8.6
47 GBP
3 stars
#1 most popular
Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
8.6
49 GBP
#2 most popular
Highfield House Hotel
7.8
51 GBP
Best value
Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams
7.7
35 GBP
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
The Elizabeth House Hotel
8.7
61 GBP
#2 most popular
Travelodge Southampton
7.1
39 GBP
Best value
Linden Guest House
8.2
31 GBP

Cheapest hotels in Southampton

Cheap hotels and hostels in Southampton
Glenmore Guesthouse
9.1
29 GBP
Circle Guest House
8.0
31 GBP
Linden Guest House
8.2
31 GBP
Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams
7.7
35 GBP
ibis budget Southampton Centre
7.3
31 GBP
Argyle Lodge - Guest House
8.4
36 GBP

Best value hotels in Southampton

Argyle Lodge - Guest House
8.4
36 GBP
Ennios Boutique Hotel
9.0
95 GBP
The Pilgrim Inn
8.8
92 GBP
The Crown Inn
8.8
88 GBP
Fenland Guest House
9.1
65 GBP
The Navigator
8.0
51 GBP

Where to stay in Southampton

Best places to stay in Southampton

Often called the ‘cruise capital of the UK’, the beautiful port city of Southampton is the busiest cruise port in Europe, and has an important maritime and aviation history. The city also offers some magnificent art galleries, museums, intimate music venues and award-winning parks.

Old Town

Inside UK’s best-preserved medieval Town Walls lies the Old Town of Southampton where you can step back in time and get a glimpse of Southampton’s 2000 year history. The entrance, called Bargate, along with several historic buildings, ancient vine vaults, churches, and fine Georgian houses and hotels is what you will find in the Old Town. Stay in The Pig in the Wall, a charming, boutique hotel offering individually-stylised rooms with Victorian fireplaces. It is only a 6-minute walk to Town Quay and the ferry port. You can also look at The Ennio’s Boutique Hotel Southampton, which offers well-appointed luxury rooms with designer interiors in a Victorian warehouse building at Town Quay. Another interesting accommodation housed in the building that was home to the famous author Jane Austen, is The Juniper Berry. This is a popular traditional English pub offering comfortable rooms, and located just a 2-minute walk from the High Street and the busy ferry terminal, Red Funnel Ferries.

The Polygon

Just north of the Cultural Quarter, you have The Polygon area that comprises a host of Victorian residential properties, hotels, and taverns. Stay at Polygon Villas Guest House which offers traditional bed and breakfast accommodation, or opt for the City Park Guest House, just a 3-minute walk from the Mayflower Theatre. You also have Glenmore Guest House set in a redbrick Victorian building, just a 5-minute walk from Southampton Central station. Or consider The Mayfair Guest House set in an Edwardian brick villa, offering individually-furnished rooms with traditional décor, a 10-minute walk from the Mayfair Theatre.

City Centre

The Southampton city centre is a transport and shopping hub with the Westquay Southampton shopping centre being the dominant landmark in this area. This neighbourhood boasts plenty of museums, galleries and historic buildings, plus a wide range of eating and dining options. In the heart of the city centre, on Oxford Street, you have the award-winning accommodation of The White Star Tavern, offering beautiful boutique bedrooms and an on-site gastropub serving delicious British fare. Enjoy a contemporary stay in the modern, stylish rooms of Cargo Southampton hotel, also located on the trendy Oxford Street. A short walk from the Mayflower Theatre and the West Quay Shopping Centre, you also have the Grand Harbour Hotel which offers stylish rooms and on-site restaurants.

Ocean Village

A mixed-use marina at the mouth of River Itchen, Ocean Village has several residential and business developments. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, and also a few cinemas. Enjoy a luxurious stay at the stunning Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa which features grand rooms with sea views, an award-winning restaurant and spa on site, and a spectacular rooftop bar with outdoor fire pits. Along the waterfront on Ocean Way, you also have several serviced apartments such as Ocean Village Marina Apartment, The Hawkins Tower by esa, The Moresby Tower by esa, and Sapphire Court by esa.

Cheap hotels in Southampton

In The Polygon, you have the Abbey Lodge guest house which is close to several popular attractions such as the SeaCity Museum, and the Mayflower Theatre. Around the corner, in a Victorian house , you have The Mayview Guesthouse, a simple bed and breakfast offering clean, comfortable rooms. Near Old Town, you can stay at the Ibis Budget Southampton Centre hotel, set in a colourful, white and yellow building on the Western Esplanade, within a 5-minute walk from the Southampton Central train station. In a modern building across the road from Southampton Solent University, you have the Premier Inn Southampton City Centre hotel, located on New Road in the heart of the city centre, surrounded by restaurants and shopping. In a former coaching inn dating back to the 1800s, you can stay in simple, comfortable rooms at the Star Hotel on High Street.


What to do in Southampton

The port town of Southampton is slowly growing into a popular leisure and culture destination in the south of England. Southampton boasts a 2000 year old history, various heritage attractions, a bustling waterfront, and a vibrant dining and entertainment scene. There is plenty to see and do during a short stay in Southampton.

  • Discover Southampton’s hidden charms as you follow the ‘Walk the Wall’ signs and go on a self-guided walking tour of the medieval town wall starting from the south side at Bargate, the historic entrance to the town.
  • Visit the SeaCity Museum which showcases Southampton’s maritime history. It is also home to the permanent Titanic Exhibition that showcases stories of the time when the Titanic was built as well as its actual journey when it set sail from the port of Southampton.
  • Learn about the aviation history of Southampton at the Solent Sky Museum.
  • Art enthusiasts can admire over 3800 works of art at the Southampton Art Gallery.
  • Go on a shopping spree at the magnificent Westquay Southampton shopping centre which boasts 800,000 square feet of retail space containing over 150 shops, including major international brands.
  • Have a leisurely picnic lunch at the beautiful Mayflower Park.
  • Watch chart-topping bands perform live at the O2 Guildhall, a multipurpose venue in the Civic Centre area.
  • Visit the beautiful Tudor House and Garden, one of the most important historic buildings in Southampton. With the free audio guides, you can get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of the rich, famous, and poor residents who once stayed in this house.
  • Football enthusiasts can make a trip to the Southampton Football Club, or watch ‘The Saints’ who compete in the Premier League play in the St. Mary’s Stadium near the city centre.
  • Spend time at the Itchen Valley Country Park, a 440-acre green patch in the West End. Go on one of the several walking trails or hire a cycle and explore the off-road cycling track. Enjoy a picnic by the banks of the River Itchen which runs through the park.
  • Have a drink or two at one of the many bars and pubs in Ocean Village with splendid views across the marina.

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Romantic hotels in Southampton
Best value
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
7.7
49 GBP
No. 1 most popular
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
8.0
80 GBP
No. 2 most popular
Highfield House Hotel
7.8
51 GBP
The Elizabeth House Hotel
8.7
61 GBP
Bartley Lodge Hotel
7.8
67 GBP
Potters Heron Hotel
8.1
67 GBP
Woodlands Lodge Hotel
8.6
73 GBP
Kid-friendly hotels in Southampton
Best value
Days Inn by Wyndham Southampton Rownhams
7.7
35 GBP
No. 1 most popular
Novotel Southampton
7.9
76 GBP
No. 2 most popular
Holiday Inn Southampton
8.1
81 GBP
Holiday Inn Express Southampton - West
8.6
49 GBP
DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton
7.6
76 GBP
Meon Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club
7.6
51 GBP
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Jct.7
8.3
55 GBP
Luxury hotels in Southampton
Best value
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton
8.8
68 GBP

Popular flight routes to Southampton

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Madrid to London
Fastest flight time
2h 29m
Cheapest price
24 GBP
Vienna to London
Fastest flight time
2h 05m
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35 GBP
Vienna to London
Fastest flight time
2h 10m
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50 GBP
Paris to London
Fastest flight time
1h 05m
Cheapest price
51 GBP
Madrid to London
Fastest flight time
2h 15m
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52 GBP
Munich to London
Fastest flight time
1h 50m
Cheapest price
56 GBP
Düsseldorf to London
Fastest flight time
1h 20m
Cheapest price
57 GBP
Madrid to London
Fastest flight time
2h 05m
Cheapest price
61 GBP
Hamburg to London
Fastest flight time
1h 40m
Cheapest price
76 GBP
Berlin to London
Fastest flight time
1h 55m
Cheapest price
79 GBP
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