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Dover Hotels Near Cruise & Ferry Terminals

Hotels & Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Dover, England


Premier Inn Dover Central Hotel Beneath Dover Castle

Premier Inn Dover Central Beneath 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 the town of Dover there are no large multinational 4 star chains, the Best Western in terms of facilities is the only hotel that approaches this type of hotel. Most tour groups with their own transport favour the Ramada Hotel on the outskirts of Dover, for independent travellers without their own vehicle this can be a little isolated.


Far preferable for independent travellers are 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 The 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 couple of 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 normally 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, spa's etc. There is a pub restaurant that is very 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 very close 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 right 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 our extensive wine selection from The Waterfront Restaurant's beautiful 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, WiFi is free, unlike the neighbouring Premier Inn.


Guest Houses by Dover Railway Station

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

Dover Restover, St Alban's & 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.


Its just a 5 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.

Its 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 Alban's Guest House

Norman Guest House Dover  -  Norman Guest House

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


Ramada Hotel Dover

Ramada Hotel Dover

Hotels On Edge Of Dover Suitable For Motorists

Ramada Hotel Dover (4 Star Hotel)    Ramada Hotel Dover

If you want a full service 4 star hotel the Ramada 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. Its 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 wiifi and free car parking.

The Olive Tree Restaurant has warm décor 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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