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Hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Dover, England

Premier Inn Dover Central Hotel Beneath Dover Castle

Premier Inn Dover central near Dover Castle

As you can see from the Dover hotels map below the town of Dover sits between the port areas. The ferry terminals on one side of Dover's beach, the cruise terminal on the other.

In Dover there are no large multinational 4 star chains, but the Best Western is the only hotel that approaches this type of hotel as a 4 star hotel with spa facilities.

Most tour groups with their own transport favour the Ramada Hotel on the outskirts of Dover, but for independent travellers without their own vehicle this can be a little isolated.

For independent travellers the 2 hotels in the heart of Dover fronting the beach, the Premier Inn Dover Central and the Best Western Dover Marina, have to be the benchmarks you compare anything else against if you do not have your own transport.


Apart from arguably being the best accommodation options in town, in terms of location convenient for cruise/ferry terminals, shops and public transport, these two probably score highest too.

If you are coming or departing from Dover by train and looking for a budget option there are several Bed and Breakfast options all next to each other facing the railway station. Just walk across to the station in the morning for a taxi to the cruise terminal or get the shuttle bus to the ferry terminal.

If you have your own transport there is another Premier Inn (normally slightly cheaper than the one in town) and a Ramada on the outskirts of Dover on the main road from Canterbury into Dover.

Hotels in centre of Dover

The Premier Inn Dover Central and the Best Western Dover Marina are on the pleasant wide promenade facing the beach. Behind both hotels is the town centre which has seen better days but has a wide variety of shops and mostly budget orientated restaurants. This is not a wealthy town. There is also an outlet centre behind the Best Western.


The Premier Inn is a purpose built new hotel that has only been open a few years. It has a solid mid-range pub/restaurant. The Best Western is housed in much older, elegant period buildings.

Premier Inn Dover Central

Premier Inn Dover Central
Premier Inn Dover Central

Premier Inn Dover Central

Conveniently located, Premier Inn Dover Central is in close proximity to the cruise and ferry terminals and just a short walk to Dover town centre.


Some of the comfortable rooms at Premier Inn can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years). These rooms are the same price as a normal double/twin room.


The 2 children are also served a free full breakfast, when accompanied by an adult. Breakfasts are buffet all you can eat affairs.

The hotel is a basically a good 3 star grade hotel but without services like room service, health clubs, spas etc. There is a pub restaurant that is acceptable and not overpriced or you have the town behind you for alternatives. There is free, though limited car parking.


The Premier Inn Dover Central is on the Dover Seafront Promenade with a beach directly in front. You can see your cruise ship from the front of the hotel.

Best Western plus Dover Marina Hotel

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel
Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel

Best Western plus Dover Marina Hotel

Four star hotel conveniently located on the seafront with the beach in the front and the town centre directly behind through an underpass.

You can view your cruise ship from the front of the hotel. Competitively priced standard double/twin rooms as well as family rooms available.

The hotel is set in a Georgian terrace, steeped in history. Enjoy a light bite or gourmet dinner, coffee or traditional English tea, or wine from The Waterfront Restaurant's sea-facing terrace.


Guests can also enjoy light snacks in the bar and terrace or the Waterfront Cafe, both overlooking the Dover coastline. Like all Best Western properties, wi-fi is free, unlike the neighbouring Premier Inn.

Travelodge Dover

Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel
Travelodge Dover

Travelodge Dover

Budget chain hotel opened in Dover in 2018. Very good central position close to shops, as good as any other hotel in Dover.

The Travelodge will probably will have the cheapest rooms in Dover for your dates, especially if you book well in advance and get access to saver rates.

On-site restaurant and bar serves breakfast and evening meals. Parking available and limited time free wi-fi, after which there is a fee.


Tea and coffee facilities in room. Family rooms use sofa beds to accommodate the kids.

Guest houses by Dover Railway Station

Dover Restover, St Alban's  & Norman Guest Houses Dover

Dover Restover, St Albans & Norman Guest Houses

Conveniently located directly opposite Dover Priory Railway Station this terrace of three guest houses offers affordable and flexible accommodation when overnighting in Dover.


All guest houses are housed within the same Victorian block pictured right. The Dover Restover is furthest left and the Norman Guest House furthest right.

It's a five-minute taxi ride from the cab rank in front of the station to or from the Dover cruise terminals and there is a shuttle bus several times an hour to the ferry terminal, also from in front of the station. A range of room sizes and formats are on offer. All three guest houses offer free wi-fi.


It's just a 5 minute stroll into the town centre with its shops and restaurants and beyond that the pleasant promenade and beach.

The Norman Guest House has triple and quad rooms, the Restover triple rooms in addition to the standard single and double rooms.

St Alban's Guest House Dover  -  St Albans Guest House

Norman Guest House Dover  -  Norman Guest House

Dover's Restover Bed & Breakfast  -  Dover's Restover Bed & Breakfast

Ramada Hotel Dover

Leaf Hotel Dover

Hotels on edge of Dover suitable for motorists

Leaf Hotel Dover (4 Star Hotel)

Ramada Hotel Dover

If you want a full service 4 star hotel the Leaf Hotel is really the only place in town and for all that its a very nice hotel too. The hotel is on the edge of Dover, fully 2 miles from the town centre and ferry/cruise terminals. It's a great place after a long flight to unwind in the peace of the gardens before a cruise.

The hotel has a mini gym, restaurant, free wi-fi and free car parking.

The Olive Tree Restaurant has warm decor and an exciting à la carte menu. The Mediterranean-style Octagon Bar serves a range of cocktails and fine wines, and features an adjoining terrace.


There is a McDonald's and neighbourhood shops including a fish & chip shop within 400 yards. There is a large Tesco supermarket within walking distance and a limited bus service into Dover town centre.

Rooms include family rooms for four.

Premier Inn Dover East

Premier Inn Dover East

Premier Inn Dover East

Premier Inn Dover East

Well situated at the top of the main road climbing out of Dover Ferry Port cut into the famous white cliffs towards Canterbury. There is nothing else in the vicinity except for a Brewers Fayre Restaurant and a petrol station next door. Dover Castle is less than a mile. The Brewer's Fayre offers solid pub grub meals, chicken, steaks, burgers ...

Some of the comfortable rooms at Premier Inn can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years). The 2 children are also served a free full breakfast, when accompanied by an adult eating a full breakfast.The full all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast includes cooked items, vegetarian options and a wide continental selection.

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