Hotels in Windsor

Where to stay in Windsor including budget and luxury accommodation

Castle Hotel Windsor

Castle Hotel: opposite Windsor Castle

Windsor is quite an expensive place for hotel accommodation. At least that was true until the Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express opened their hotels in the last few years.

The Travelodge Windsor, bang in the centre of Windsor is right next to Windsor Central railway station and Windsor Castle is only 3 minutes' walk away.

Nearly all other accommodation options are in much grander accommodations.

The Mercure Castle Windsor and Harte and Garter hotels are in old coaching inn properties directly opposite the main Windsor Castle gates.


The Sir Christopher Wren hotel is down on the River Thames just five minutes' walk from the castle by Eton Bridge and its stable mate The Christopher over the river in Eton is a similar proposition.

Heathrow Airport - an alternative hotel base for Windsor

Very close to Windsor is Heathrow Airport. There are quite good public transport links between Heathrow and Windsor and especially at weekends hotel rates can be very attractive.

We have many pages covering in depth Heathrow hotels.


Budget Hotels in Windsor

Windsor Travelodge Central is in the centre of Windsor within the shopping centre called King Edward Court.

The entrance is in a pedestrian precinct of the shopping centre, there is no vehicle drop off point. The only car parking is in the multi storey for the shopping centre.

However for those coming by public transport things are much better. The hotel is just around the corner from the platform of Windsor Central Station a distance of around 100m through the shopping centre with frequent trains to London Paddington. In the other direction you can take local buses to Heathrow Airport.


Map Of Windsor & Eton

The hotel is in the heart of Windsor, three minutes' walk from the entrance of Windsor Castle and the choice of restaurants can be overwhelming.

There is a handy full size Waitrose supermarket next to the Travelodge.

Travelodge routinely offer Saver Rates that can offer outstanding value. These Saver Rates are only available on-line in advance and the further you book in advance the better your chance of picking up the best rates.

The Holiday Inn Express Windsor is just a 10-minute walk to Windsor Castle and the town centre, offering a solid mid-range option to the budget Travelodge well below the price of the luxury hotels that predominate.


Luxury Hotels in Windsor

Directly opposite the main entrance to Windsor Castle are two grand old coaching inns, now luxury hotels. The Harte & Garter and the Castle Hotel certainly have prime position.

Down by the River Thames by Eton Bridge is the Christopher Wren Hotel, another luxury hotel where you can dine with views of the river. Its stablemate, the Christopher Hotel is another historic coaching Inn on the other side of Eton Bridge on Eton High Street.


Hotels for Legoland

Windsor is the gateway for the Legoland theme park, located just on the outskirts of Windsor. Legoland have their own Legoland hotel accommodation offering within the Legoland site where you can stay in Lego themed hotels.

The Legoland hotel options offer the ultimate Legoland experience but you do pay a significant price premium. You may prefer to save significant cash on your hotel bill by staying at a hotel in the Windsor area.


We have a dedicated page of money saving flexible packages combining Legoland tickets and a wide choice of hotels in the vicinity.

If you do not have your own car then you need choose wisely the location of your hotel and Windsor is the most convenient place to look for accommodation as all public transport for Legoland starts at or runs through the town, with bus stops by Windsor Castle.


All the hotels are within walking distance of the Legoland shuttles. The map on this page shows the location of the hotels described and the bus stops for Legoland.

Legoland hotels


Travelodge Windsor
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Travelodge Windsor
Budget Grade $

Consistently the cheapest rooms in Windsor especially if you can get advance purchase saver rates. An A1 position every bit as good as the most expensive hotels in Windsor with Windsor Castle 2 minutes walk. The hotel is situated in a complex in which there is Windsor's main shopping area as well as Windsor Central Station.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Family Rooms
Position: Within 100 yds of Windsor Castle, next to Windsor Central Train Station

Holiday Inn Express Windsor
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Holiday Inn Express Windsor
Budget Grade $$$

Just a 10-minute walk to Windsor Castle and the town centre. Just 57 rooms, family rooms have sofa beds for the kids. Free Wi-Fi is featured in each air-conditioned room as well as a flat-screen LCD TV and an en suite bathroom. Breakfast included in the room rate. Plenty of pubs and restaurants in the locality.

Rooms: Double/Twin & Family Rooms
Position: Located about 10 minutes' walk from Castle and stations

Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa Windsor
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Sir Christopher Wren Hotel & Spa Windsor - 4 Star Hotel
Budget Grade $$$$

This 17th-century house is between the banks of the River Thames and Windsor Castle. It is now a 4-star hotel and has free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, an award-winning restaurant and a spa. The spa at Sir Christopher Wren Hotel has a sauna, an outdoor spa bath and a large 3-level gym with yoga and a relaxation room.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Position: Located next to Eton Bridge overlooking River Thames

The Christopher Hotel Windsor
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The Christopher Hotel - 4 Star Hotel
Budget Grade $$$$

Dating back to 1711, this newly refurbished former coaching inn is Eton's only hotel, offering style, comfort and sophistication on historic Eton High Street. Just 10 minutes walk across Eton Bridge and you are at Windsor Castle and railway stations. Christopher's Bar and Grill is open all day every day for informal dining and drinks.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Position: Located on Eton High Street

The Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa Windsor
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The Harte & Garter Hotel & Spa Windsor - 4 Star Hotel
Budget Grade $$$$

With views directly over Windsor Castle, the hotel enjoys one of the finest locations in town. Luxurious and individual bedrooms, retaining some of the original features free WiFi Internet Access. The original stables have been transformed into the luxury Stables Spa with four themed treatment rooms.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Position: Located directly opposite Windsor Castle

Mercure Windsor Castle Hotel Windsor
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Castle Hotel Windsor - 4 Star Hotel
Budget Grade $$$$

The Mercure Windsor Castle hotel is just a few minutes walk from the castle and grounds. The hotel has 108 modern and traditionally-decorated rooms, all with minibar and internet access. There's an award-winning menu at Eighteen Restaurant, and you can meet for coffee or cocktails at Bar@18.

Rooms: Single, Double/Twin Rooms
Position: Located directly opposite Windsor Castle

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