Top 15 places to stay in Padstow

For a small fishing town, Padstow has a lot to offer, and is an ideal location from which to explore the North coast of Cornwall.

The town is known for being a foodie resort, thanks to the longstanding influence of Rick Stein. Overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary, it is surrounded by fabulous beaches and stunning landscape. Padstow has an eclectic mix of accommodation on offer, from boutique hotels to traditional inns, stylish apartments to cosy cottages. Camping is also a budget-friendly option in the warmer months and a great way to fully embrace the beautiful natural surroundings.


Here are our top 15 places to stay in Padstow.

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Coswarth House

This 1825 refurbished B&B boasts flagstone floors, exposed beams and stone walls. Luxurious antique furnishings and roll top baths complete the look of lavish comfort combined with country chic. It has a pretty garden with a delicate wrought iron veranda that enjoys views of the estuary. Breakfast is provided at Rick Stein’s café nearby.

Phone: +44 7907626084
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The Seafood Restaurant Rooms

The Seafood restaurant is Rick Stein’s original restaurant, enjoying international acclaim for fresh, quality fish and seafood.  The rooms above benefit from excellent views, with a large decked area looking out across the estuary. Packages can include a meal in the restaurant and it is only a 2 minute walk to the main Padstow Harbour with its shops and cafés.

Phone: +44 1841 532700
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The Olde House

A collection of 4 and 5 star rated self-catering cottages in converted barns and farm buildings. There are 32 cottages in total, each housing from 2-10 people. Located just outside Wadebridge, on a working farm the cottages are an easy distance to a variety of beaches. They are eco-friendly with biomass boiler and solar panels, and the exceptional facilities include a large indoor pool and sauna, as well as a games room.

Phone: +44 1208 813219
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St Edmunds House

St Edmunds House

Also owned by Rick Stein these renovated Georgian Townhouses have stunning views across the estuary. With private balconies and four-poster beds the ambiance is elegant and modern throughout. A peaceful, calm retreat set among beautifully maintained gardens.

Phone: +44 1841 532700
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Padstow Townhouse

Owned by local chef Paul Ainsworth and tucked away from in a quiet part of the town, this comfortable townhouse has 6 rooms available. Luxuriously styled rooms are accented with restored furniture and well-equipped with modern amenities. There is a kitchen pantry at guests’ disposal with a range of treats to help yourself to. Bikes and wellies also provided.

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St Mortiz Hotel

St Moritz Hotel

This top end spa and hotel complex is located on the other side of the Camel Estuary from Padstow, near the popular surf resort of Polzeath. With a choice of rooms, apartments or villas, St Moritz has something for everyone. Despite being very upmarket, there is lots on for families, including an indoor and outdoor pool and a school holidays calendar of kids entertainment.

Phone: +44 1208 862242
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The Old Custom House

The Old Custom House

With its prominent position on the waterfront, the Old Custom House is perfectly placed to experience this lively harbour town. There are 23 en-suite rooms, unpretentiously decorated, with several overlooking the quay. Breakfast is included in the room price, and you have only to step outside the door to be immersed in the life of the town.

Phone: +44 1841 532359
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This hotel has a grand presence, built into the hillside above Padstow and well positioned to profit from the beautiful views across the Camel Estuary. It is privately owned and has been in the same family for over 120 years. Enjoy excellent food and drink and relaxing spa facilities during your stay.

Phone: +44 1597 823 700
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Propect House

Prospect House

Despite its small size, with only four rooms, this boutique hotel deserves a mention in the top 15 places to stay in Padstow and has an excellent reputation in the town. Once again part of the Stein empire, the interior has recognisable features of Jill Stein, with a chic, contemporary feel throughout, and is a short walk from the town centre.

Phone: +44 1841 532700
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YHA Treyarnon Bay

YHA Treyarnon Bay

Four miles from Padstow, this is a fantastic budget option within spitting distance of the sea. Choose from family rooms, a bed in a dorm or camping options and get full use of the communal lounge and kitchen. There is a café-restaurant and lively bar to keep you entertained in the evenings.

Phone: +44 345 371 9664
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Lowarth Glamping

If waking up to the fresh Cornish air with views spanning from Bodmin Moor to the Atlantic Ocean sounds appealing, this high end glampsite might just be your thing. A 20 minute drive inland from Padstow, this peaceful paddock setting is well located for exploring more of the region. Spacious, airy Bell tents house comfortable furniture, a wooden kitchen and a wood burning stove for keeping things cosy at night. This is about as luxurious as it gets when staying under canvas.

Phone: +44 1208 812011
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St Petroc’s Hotel

One of the oldest buildings in Padstow, St Petroc’s is tucked away from the buzz of the main harbour and shopping streets nearby. The clean, contemporary décor complements the period features of the building, and each room has been tastefully renovated. Ruby’s bar next door is a great spot to enjoy a much deserved drink after a busy day.

Phone: +44 1841 532700
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Beach Retreats

Beach Retreats own a wide range of stylish, modern, self-catering cottages. What they all share in common is their sense of luxury and their proximity to the beach. They are all well-equipped and are close to places to eat and enjoy outdoor pursuits, to ensure an effortless stay. Several are also dog friendly.

Phone: +44 1637 861 005
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St Enodoc Hotel

This sleek, modern hotel has a fresh, coastal feel, enhanced by its glorious views over rolling hills towards the sea. It is located on the opposite side of the Camel Estuary from Padstow, which can be easily reached by a passenger ferry, and is moments from a sandy beach below. Beautifully kept gardens, spa facilities and a highly rated restaurant will make your stay a luxurious one.

Phone: +44 1208 863394
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Martha’s Orchard

The last of our top 15 places to stay in Padstow is a secluded, luxury getaway, just minutes from the beach. Martha’s Orchard features a selection of luxury lodges and cottages in Constantine Bay, with contemporary interiors and private hot tubs – the perfect place to unwind as a family or enjoy a romantic getaway.

Phone: +44 1841 520 550
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