Are you or a friend planning to visit Lincoln this summer and stuck on where to stay? The Lincolnite has compiled the top accommodation in and around the city straight from the feedback of TripAdvisor users.
Summer 2017 features some extremely exciting events in the city. This month sees the launch of The Lincoln Knights’ Trail on May 20 and Lincoln Beer Festival on May 25.
This weekend alone, the city’s holiday accommodation is expected to have an occupancy of 90%.
The Lincoln Festival of Cycling, which commenced yesterday, will draw a lot of attention to the area. This includes the Lincoln Sportive on Saturday and the annual Grand Prix on the Sunday.
There are currently 678 accommodation options in the Lincolnshire area. The popularity of this weekend has meant only 115 of them are currently available.
For your next trip, we have complied the four best hotels, B&Bs and holiday rentals in and around Lincoln.
Let us know in the comments which summer events in Lincoln you’re planning to attend and where you would recommend for visitors to stay.
Top 4 Hotels
1. Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel
This country house hotel is only two miles outside of Lincoln. Surrounding the hotel are beautiful and picturesque grounds, perfect to walk around in the summer. Free wifi and parking is offered to guests.
One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “This was our third stay at Washingborough and once again it exceeded all expectations. We stayed in Room 14 on the lower ground floor and once again it was warm and comfy and gave us the cuddle we so needed.”
“It’s a truely amazing hotel.”
Another user wrote: “Superb find in Lincoln, we stayed for 1 night and had Sunday lunch which was excellent. Without doubt this hotel has great service, great value and great food.”
2. Premier Inn Lincoln
Location: Lincoln City Centre
If you want to be in the heart of everything that’s happening in Lincoln this summer, this perfectly located Premier Inn is the ideal hotel for you. Situated very close to the city centre, all of Lincoln’s main attractions are a quick stroll away. Complimentary wifi is available.
One TripAdvisor user wrote: “Great choice for anyone visiting Lincoln, close to city centre and everything Lincoln as to offer. £3 for the parking right behind the hotel.
“You know what to expect with Premier Inn and this hotel delivers it all.”
Another reviewer wrote: “We enjoyed our short stay and loved how close we were to the cathedral and city centre. There is a car park right next to the hotel which is quite cheap for a 24 hour stay.”
3. Best Western Plus Bentley Hotel & Spa
Location: South Hykeham
Located on the outskirts of Lincoln, this Best Western is great for those who like to gym, swim and relax in a spa. The hotel is a five minute journey away from Lincoln’s city centre. Complimentary wifi and parking is available to guests.
A TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “Went with my wife on a re-union (14 of us). Easy check in, lovely room with all amenities including excellent and powerful shower over bath.”
“Lovely place to stay.”
Another reviewer wrote: “This was a really nice place, couldn’t fault it at all. Rooms clean and beds comfortable, good showers, free wifi.”
4. The Castle Hotel
This luxurious home-from-home style hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of the city centre and all other major attractions. The hotel offers complimentary wifi to guests and parking is available.
One user wrote: “This hotel is in a fantastic location for access to Lincoln city and attractions, it’s beautifully decorated and is very comfortable , the breakfasts are great too.
“Excellent – You should try it.”
Another TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “Lovely hotel – we will visit again. Very good breakfast and good bar meals. Staff are very attentive and professional. Very good location.”
Top 4 B&Bs
1. Creston Villa Guest House
Location: St Catherine’s
This beautiful Victorian B&B is only a 15 minute walk away from the city centre and all the main attractions. The B&B, which over looks South Common, is described as a ‘luxurious and elegant place to stay’. There is private parking for guests and free wifi is available. The two owners Anna and Iain are praised by TripAdvisor reviewers.
One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “What a gem of a find! Anna and Iain were so friendly and welcoming and made our stay memorable and special.”
“Fabulous place to stay.”
Another wrote: “Absolutely amazing place to stay! From the moment I arrived to the moment I left it was like home from home! Anna & Iain have thought of everything & can’t do enough for you.”
2. The Rest
Location: Steep Hill
The Rest is a B&B located within the heart of Cathedral Quarter on Steep Hill, offering stunning views of the city. All of the main attractions are within walking distance including the cathedral, castle and city centre. The accommodation offers a sense of true luxury to its guests. Complimentary wifi is available to guests.
One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “Thoroughly enjoyable, comfortable luxurious rooms, everything you could need has been thought of. Staff friendly and helpful, breakfast excellent.
Another reviewer wrote: “Overall this was a great weekend. The accommodation is centrally located on ‘Steep Hill’, very convenient for the main attractions, pubs and restaurants. The staff were very helpful and friendly.”
3. Eagles Guest House
Location: North Hykeham
This warm and welcoming B&B is described as a ‘home-from-home’ for visitors coming to Lincoln in summer. TripAdvisor reviewers praise owners Erick and Heather for their hospitality. The B&B is within easy access of the city centre. Complimentary wifi and off road parking parking is available to guests.
One reviewer wrote: “I could not recommend the Eagle House highly enough.”
Another reviewer wrote: “The room was beautifully decorated and immaculate. It was warm and very comfortable. The welcome was pleasant and efficient and just what I wanted.”
4. Cathedral View Guest House
This beautiful, historic B&B is in the heart of Cathedral Quarter, offering upstairs views of the cathedral. All of the main attractions are within walking distance, including the top bars and restaurants in Lincoln. Free wifi is available to guests.
One user wrote: “The location, owners and staff, rooms, food etc. were all excellent. If we returned to Lincoln I would make a bee-line for this guest house.
“Excellent two night stay.”
Another user wrote: “Can not recommend this B&B highly enough. Brilliant location to explore Lincoln from. Gorgeous rooms (we had room 8). Fantastic breakfast… we went for the full fry up every day.”
Top 4 Holiday Rentals:
1. Marine Walk
Location: Burton Waters
This stunning rental overlooking Burton Waters is a beautiful retreat for a weekend getaway. Located just on the outskirts of Lincoln, the rental is within easy access of the city. The rental has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps six. Pets are allowed at this property.
One TripAdvisor wrote: “Lovely stay in well equipped house. Will certainly be back again. Easy access to Lincoln and a lovely city to visit.”
“Beautiful location and lovely house.”
Another wrote: “There were so many great facilities near by, lovely restaurants, pubs and walks, and Lincoln itself is so close by. The marina was great for eating out, but it was peaceful and relaxing.”
2. Well Cottage
Location: Well Lane, off Steep Hill
Well Cottage is a cosy holiday rental within walking distance of all the main attractions and the city centre. The property has two bedrooms, one bathroom and sleeps six. There is free secured parking and a private south facing patio for guests. Pets are allowed at this rental.
One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote: “This superb cottage is in the perfect location, on steep hill. We live in Lincolnshire and visit Lincoln a lot so we decided to spend most of our time at the cottage which was both homely and luxurious.
“Surpassed our expectations.”
Another reviewer wrote: “Great location off the middle of The Steep (with garage parking) so you are in the middle of the beautiful Cathedral Quarter and also close to the top of The High Street and shops.”
3. Lincoln Lodge
Location: Pig Lane, off Skellingthorpe Road
Lincoln Lodge is a converted farm house located within the grounds of Lincoln Retreat. The rental offers picturesque views and relaxing walks. With two bedrooms and one bathroom, the property sleeps four and even has a private hot tub. Pets are allowed at this property. The rental is within easy access to the city centre.
One TripAdvisor user wrote: “Wow what can I say, hidden gem! Felt like I was at a secret hideaway, so peaceful and relaxing, just what I needed.
Another user wrote: “What an idyllic place! Everything was just perfect. The trip down the track was exciting! The lodge was beautiful, it has the biggest bed I’ve ever seen! Clean, comfortable, welcoming. It felt like home. Hot tub? Perfect!”
4. Lincoln Cottage
Location: Pig Lane, off Skellingthorpe Road
This stunning cottage rental is also within the grounds of Lincoln Retreat. The cottage offers a sense of country luxury to guests. It has one bedroom and one bathroom.
One reviewer wrote: “We stayed here for one night as a ‘getaway’ break and it surpassed all of our expectations. The location is lovely and rural yet a stones throw from Lincoln.”
“Perfect romantic hideaway.”
Another reviewer wrote: “Lincoln cottage is decorated to a very high standard. Its is an isolated wonderland yet only a mile from Lincoln.”