19 Best Hotels with Sea View and Balcony [UK, 2024]

by | Last modified on Feb 29, 2024 | Travel

In this hotels with sea view and balcony UK guide, I’ve hunted down the best hotels available. All with good reviews, comfortable facilities and views that will guarantee a memorable getaway

Being an island, the UK boasts a vast array of water-facing hotels. The only thing that’s better than uninterrupted sea views is your own balcony where you can sit out with a glass of wine, watching the boats pass by and the sun set in the distance.

England hotels with sea view and balcony

England is full of quintessential seaside towns. Think rows of colourful beach huts, chips on the beach (fighting off seagulls) and boat tours. Below, I’ve listed the best England hotels with sea views and balconies so you can plan your perfect seaside escape.

1. Watersmeet Hotel & RestauranT

Location: Devon, England
Price from: £260

Choose to stay in one of the Watersmeet’s first-floor ‘classic sea view balcony room’ for spectacular views over the bay and your own private sun lounger and seating area. Each room has a luxury super king bed (or twin set up), a writing desk, a Nespresso machine and luxury toiletries from L’Occitane.

2. Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

Location: Cornwall, England
Price from: £155

This sophisticated hotel has prime location at one of Englands most famous beaches – Fistral Beach in Cornwall. Choose one of their comfortable double rooms with a balcony, where you can sit out and watch the surfers catching waves. All guests receive complimentary membership to the spa including indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

3. The Midland Hotel

Location: Lancashire, England
Price from: £280

The Midland is a large hotel that couldn’t be any closer to the beach. With an array of rooms on offer, including balcony rooms with beds facing wall-to-ceiling windows and uninterrupted beach views. You can expect a hearty breakfast and excellent customer service at this art deco-decorated hotel.

4. Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

Location: Brighton, England
Price from: £180

Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, a bustling city with lots to see and do. The Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel is simple but comfortable. Upgrade to their executive room for sea views, a private balcony and other luxuries such as a Nespresso coffee machine and fluffy bathrobes.

5. Carbis Bay Hotel

Location: Cornwall, England
Price from: £495

Cabris Bay Estate is one of the best hotels with a sea view and balcony UK. This is a luxury hotel with a spa and a gorgeous 25-acre Blue Flag beach. The service, spa and fine food on sight are all top-notch. Their suites and sea view rooms come with a private balcony.

6. The Royal Hotel Deal

Location: Kent, England
Price from: £145

A quaint seaside pub with rooms that come with sea views and private terrace. Enjoy the Kent seaside from your room, which includes a standalone bath with panoramic views! Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly stay by the beach.

7. Luccombe Hall

Location: Isle of Wight, England
Price from: £125

Treat yourself to a sea-facing with Balcony room at Luccombe Hall, with sweeping views over Sandown Bay. This hotel is simple and affordable but doesn’t disappoint when it comes to amenities and good views. Wake up to the sound of the waves, watch the sunrise and enjoy coffee and breakfast on your private balcony. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a delicious restaurant on site.

8. Sandy Cove

Location: Devon, England
Price from: £300

One of the best rooms at Sandy Cove Hotel is their sea view and balcony suites. This dog-friendly hotel in Devon offers rich fabrics, a cosy bed and a roll-top bath. The view you get from your balcony, equipped with nest egg chairs, blankets and binoculars, is one of the best you’ll find in England.

9. The Bamburgh Castle Inn

Location: Northumberland, England
Price from: £166

The The Bamburgh Castle Inn is located in the seaside village of Seahouses. Watch the boats coming and going from Farne Island from your premium sea view bedroom, complete with its own private balcony. You might spot dolphins, whales or seals from your room if you’re lucky!

10. Harbour Hotel Sidmouth

Location: Devon, England
Price from: £199

The Harbour Hotel Sidmouth overlooks Red Cliffs and Lyme Bay and is just a stone’s throw away from Sidmouth Beach. In good weather, enjoy the outdoor pool or over winter, you can cosy up in the hotel’s restaurant and bar. For your very own balcony, book the Superior Seaview Room with Balcony.

11. The Grand Hotel Lytham

Location: Lancashire, England
Price from: £200

Although the balconies in the rooms are small, the large French windows and luxurious feel to the room mean The Grand Hotel Lytham makes this list. It is positioned on the seafront close to 2 lively town centres, St Annes and Lytham. Enjoy a luxury king-size bed and outdoor pool.

12. Mode Hotel

Location: Lancashire, England
Price From: £110

A simple and affordable bed and breakfast with 8 rooms with full sea views and balconies. Overlook the views of St Annes beach and take time out to explore this seaside town before heading back to the hotel to cosy up in their bar and restaurant. It might be one of the more basic hotels on this list, but the reviews for Mode Hotel are excellent!

Wales hotels with sea view and balcony

Wales might be small, but they offer some of the best seaside getaways in the UK. There’s something quite irresistible about their rugged coastlines which is why visitors love to return year after year. Wales also boasts two incredible National Parks, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. Meaning you can combine a perfect holiday featuring both beaches and mountains.

13. The Cliff Hotel and Spa

Location: Cardigan, Wales
Price from: £155

As the name would suggest, this hotel sits on top of a cliff, meaning you get some awe-inspiring sea views and sunsets from your room balcony. The Cliff Hotel is furnished to a high spec, coming with double, king or twin beds. Guests can access the spa during their stay and opt for either a bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast option.

14. St Brides Spa Hotel

Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Price from: £280

Overlooking the gorgeous Pembrokeshire coast, the sea sights from St Brides Spa Hotel are hard to beat. The hotel is perched on a cliff and promises a calm oasis. As well as a top restaurant on site, the hotel has an award-winning spa that even comes with an infinity pool overlooking the beach. Pure bliss!

15. St George’s Hotel

Location: Conwy, Wales
Price from: £230

St George’s Hotel’s ‘Rooftop rooms’ offer the highest and best views in the hotel, with panoramic balconies overlooking the Llandudno Seascape. This 4-star North Wales hotel oozes luxury, and you can look forward to Elemis toiletries, a king-size bed, DAB Hi-Fi radio and his and her sinks.

16. The Quay Hotel & Spa

Location: Conwy, Wales
Price from: £135

The Quay Hotel has been recently refurbished. It has idyllic views across the water to Conwy Castle and several balcony room options at an affordable price. The hotel has a number of amenities, including a sea-facing restaurant and spa.

Scotland hotels with sea view and balcony

My hotels with sea view and balcony UK list has finally reached Scotland. Home to remote wild coastlines and calming, serene lochs. Accommodation options with sea views and balconies are limited in Scotland. The below hotels, though, are the best available, offering water-facing private terraces.

17. No 26 By The Sea

Location: Oban, Scotland
Price From: £260

This intimate and charming hotel is decorated to a high standard. They offer one room with a private balcony and sea views where you overlook the Island of Kerrera. The room itself has a super king four-poster bed, antique furniture and hand-crafted wallpaper.

18. The Hollytree Hotel

Location: Argyllshire, Scotland
Price from: £150

This dog-friendly hotel really has an incredible location. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the Scottish Mountains and calm waters surrounding your room. Although the inside of the rooms are basic, they are comfortable and clean. Reviews talk fondly of this hotel, which also comes with a pool.

19. Portavadie Hotel and Spa

Location: Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Price from: £154

Nestled on the shores of Loch Fyne, just a two-hour drive from Glasgow, is Portavadie Hotel and Spa. There are several accommodation options available. As well as an award-winning restaurant and bar and a contemporary spa with great views.

I hope you’ve found this hotels with sea view and balcony UK guide helpful and will soon be heading off on your very own water-side getaway. If you know somewhere that should be on the list, please let me know in the comments box below!

You might also be interested in reading: London Breaks by Train, Or the best hotels in the UK with a balcony and sea view.

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