As an important port, Southampton receives visitors by the ferry-load, which means plenty of accommodation on offer across the city.
The hotels below have been grouped into four different pricing categories:
Luxury (over £120)
Moderate (£70 to £120)
Cheap (up to £70)
These rates are based on the cost of a double room per night with breakfast and include all taxes.
Best Western Chilworth Manor Hotel
A manor house set in 12 acres of lush landscaped gardens, this luxury hotel has 95 traditionally decorated rooms and an exclusive health club featuring a spa and indoor swimming pool. It's just outside Southampton, four miles from the airport.Address: , Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7PT
Telephone: +44 23 8076 7333.
Careys Manor Hotel
It's a 16km (10-mile) drive from central Southampton, but if you're keen to completely indulge then Careys Manor is worth the journey. With a multi-award-winning spa, three fine dining restaurants and luxurious rooms as well as manicured gardens and famous breakfasts, this is a fabulously decadent option.Address: , Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Telephone: +44 1590 624 467.
Grand Harbour Hotel
Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the Louvre, this iconic hotel stands out both for its architectural style and for its facilities. Many of the 173 rooms have sea views, there are suites with Jacuzzi baths and double balconies for luxury lovers, and the in-house fitness centre has a state-of-the-art gym and a pool as well as several therapy rooms.Address: , West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG
Telephone: +44 23 8063 3033.
Alcantara Guest House
This family-run guesthouse is a smart, bright place, with comfortable, serenely decorated rooms. Located a short distance from the city centre, it makes a good base to explore the city.Address: , 20 Howard Road, Southampton, SO15 5BN
Telephone: +44 23 8033 2966.
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
This large chain hotel has clearly spent a lot of time agonising over the finer details, including individually designed headboards created by artists in each of the 65 rooms. The buildings date from 1790 and 1890, and Jane Austen attended a ball in the hotel's Assembly rooms on her 18th birthday. A hotel with genuine character.Address: , 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN
Telephone: +44 23 8038 6460.
This hotel has a central location near the main railway station and West Quay shopping centre. It has 121 rooms, including four for disabled guests, and there is a swimming pool with exercise area and a sauna. Wi-Fi access is available. The hotel has a bar and restaurant.Address: , 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, S015 1RA
Telephone: +44 23 8107 2800.
Book early to get the best prices at this city centre hotel, which overlooks East Park and is within walking distance of the main rail station. With 270 rooms, Jury Inn is the largest hotel in the city. Plus points include flatscreen TVs and supremely comfortable beds in all rooms, as well as free Wi-Fi.Address: , Charlotte Place, Southampton, SO14 0TB
Telephone: +44 23 8037 1111.
Premier Inn Southampton City Centre
A neat, clean and comfortable budget option well placed for exploring the city. It might not be the most exciting place to stay in Southampton, but if your priorities are location and price then this central Premier Inn can't be beaten.Address: , 6 New Road, Southampton, SO14 0AB
Telephone: +44 871 527 9000.
The Mayfair Guest House
Most of Southampton's best budget options are chain hotels, but this neat little guesthouse is a nice exception. Set in an elegant Edwardian building, it owes its excellent reputation to warm service, a cosy lounge area with free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts based on locally sourced ingredients.Address: , 11 Landguard Road, Southampton, SO15 5DL
Telephone: +44 23 8022 9861.