Best Family Hotels in Stratford Upon Avon

Looking for family hotels in Stratford Upon Avon– in a central location that won’t blow the budget?   Then read on – this guide on the best hotels Stratford Upon Avon has is for you! 

The good news when looking for the best places to stay in Stratford Upon Avon is the town is not overly big, so most hotels are reasonably central and you can easily walk to most tourist attractions.

However, the bad news is that most of the super central hotels are pricey – although the further out you go, you can find more affordable options.  

There are quite a few privately owned apartments that you can rent out – which is great because you get plenty of space for the kids and can prepare your own meals – generally a much cheaper alternative than Stratford Upon Avon family hotels.  

Recently staying in town ourselves, we spent a fair bit of time researching the area and comparing the best hotels in Stratford Upon Avon for families.  To make finding accommodation for your trip super simple, we’ve shortlisted 10 apartments and family hotels Stratford Upon Avon has and included all the information you need to decide which one is best for you.

So, let’s get started and find the best hotel in Stratford Upon Avon for your family.

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Best Family Hotels Stratford Upon Avon Map

From the map below, you can see the location of all the apartments and family friendly hotels Stratford Upon Avon offers covered in this guide.  

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Best Family Hotels in Stratford Upon Avon Overview

Below is a super quick overview of the family accommodation Stratford Upon Avon has covered in this guide.  You can use this overview to quickly determine the best place to stay in Stratford Upon Avon.   

For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

NameDistance to City CentreRoom FacilitiesHotel FacilitiesCheck Price
The Hathaways

 

500mRoom with 4 single beds
Tea/Coffee
Breakfast included
Parking (paid)
Check Price
Victoriana Apartment

 

500m2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Double Beds
Kitchen
ParkingCheck Price
Luna Cottage

 

400m2 Bedroom House
2 Double Beds
Kitchen
Laundry
ParkingCheck Price
Old Town Apartment

 

400m2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Double Beds
Kitchen
Laundry
ParkingCheck Price
Cooks Alley Apartment

 

Centre of Town2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Double Beds
Kitchen
Laundry
N/ACheck Price
Guild Street Townhouse

 

200m2 Bedroom Apartment
1 Double / 1 Single Bed
Kitchen
N/ACheck Price
Avonbank Apartment

 

500m2 Bedroom Apartment
2 Double Beds
Kitchen
Laundry
Parking
Garden
Check Price
The Queens Head

 

Centre of TownRoom with double and sofa bedParking
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
Bodhi Tree Cottage

 

400m3 Bedroom House
3 Double Beds
Kitchen
Laundry
N/ACheck Price
Shipston Road Cottage

 

1km2 Bedroom House
Double Bed and bunk bed
Kitchen
ParkingCheck Price

Where to stay in Stratford Upon Avon?

Given all the main tourist attractions are in the city centre – this is where it’s recommended you stay.  The closer you can stay to the town centre, the less walking you and the kids will need to do.

However, when it comes to hotels in the city centre – they tend not to be the best child friendly hotels as they often can’t accommodate a family in a single room and they can be rather expensive.

Although you will find some reasonably affordable apartments in the city centre and the surrounding area – which in many cases are better than hotels with family rooms in Stratford Upon Avon anyway.  These apartments come with kitchens, usually 1 or 2 bedrooms and often a washing machine too – so you can catch up on washing.

The downside of staying in an apartment is you don’t tend to get any additional facilities you’d expect from a hotel – such as a bar or a restaurant.

Another bonus with staying in an apartment over hotels with family rooms in Stratford Upon Avon is they often (although not always) come with free parking.  This is perfect if you’ve driven into town.

At the end of the day, provided your accommodation is within walking distance of the city centre, any accommodation you choose will be fine.

You can easily see the accommodation location covered in this guide on the map above.  But to make it even easier for you, we’ve listed the hotel’s distance from the City Centre in the table above.

Best Stratford Upon Avon Family Hotels Review

After hours of research and exploring Stratford Upon Avon city centre, I’ve shortlisted 10 of the best family accommodations Stratford Upon Avon has.  

These are among the best Stratford Upon Avon budget accommodation options for families and are all in a good location so you can easily reach all the popular tourist attractions. 

The Hathaways

The Hathaways is a boutique bed and breakfast located around 500 metres from the centre of town. Whilst paid parking is on site, you can reach loads of great attractions and restaurants within a 5-minute walk.

If you’re looking for a family room Stratford-upon-Avon has, the Hathaways can accommodate families of 4 all in one room. All 4 beds are singles, which is great for kids who don’t like to share, but not so great if the adults want to share. The rooms are compact yet contemporary, with a crisp navy blue and white colour palette. 

Rooms have tea/coffee facilities, and you are provided with a daily full English breakfast – so you can grab your cuppa from the hotel in the morning. The Hathaways also have a communal kitchen for guests, which is great for preparing meals for the family and saving money.

What’s to love?

Stratford-upon-Avon hotels family rooms don’t get much better than a modern room for everyone to share. The included full English breakfast and the communal kitchen will help stretch the budget.

What’s not to love?

If you like your space, the Hathaways may not be the best hotel Stratford-upon-Avon has for your family, as everyone has single beds in the same room. This hotel is also a little further out from the city centre than other places in this guide.

Summary

This could very well be the best B&B in Stratford-upon-Avon; it is modern, well priced and has a great breakfast to start your day off right. The compact rooms with single beds will need to be considered for families who like additional space, however if you’re out sightseeing most of the day, this shouldn’t deter you.

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Victoriana Apartment

Victoriana Apartment is a beautiful modern 2-bedroom apartment located just over 5-minutes from the centre of town and a block over from the Stratford-upon-Avon train station. 

The 2-bed apartment has a double bed in each room, a living/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen comes with everything you would have at home, including a stove, cooktop, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle – however, for coffee lovers, there is a coffee machine in the apartment as well.

You can enjoy your cuppa on the small terrace off the apartment; whilst nothing huge, it provides a lovely little outdoor nook for the adults to get some fresh air. 

And to round off the inclusions at the Victoriana Apartment, free parking is available for guests.

What’s to love?

Loads of space for the whole family to spread out in the bedrooms, living area or outside terrace.

What’s not to love?

A little pricier than other places in this guide and a touch further out from town than some; however at only 500 metres, it is definitely still walkable.

Summary

For beautiful, modern, spacious accommodation – the Victoriana Apartment is worth checking out. It provides great accommodation to base yourselves in while exploring Stratford-upon-Avon; you just need to weigh up the price.

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Luna Cottage

For larger families who want a whole heap of space, Luna Cottage is a 2-bedroom house around 400 metres from the centre of town. Less than a minute up the road, you’ll find a few casual Indian restaurants and a pizza joint or two if you feel like eating out.

The cottage can accommodate families of up to 5 in a large double in one room and another double bed in the second room.   There is also a sofa bed in the living room.

The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare family meals and there is a dining table to sit down and eat together. The cosy living room has a fireplace to snuggle up to in the colder months and a flat screen TV.

Additional family-friendly amenities include a washing machine, free parking and a great outdoor patio, perfect for letting little ones run around to burn off some energy or for the adults to get some fresh air without going anywhere.

What’s to love?

There is plenty of space for the entire family to spread out indoors and outdoors. The free parking is a bonus and being close to all the attractions is convenient.

What’s not to love?

The cottage is a little pricey compared to other properties in this guide, so you would need to weigh how important an entire cottage is for your family.

Summary

Luna Cottage is perfect for families who need space when travelling; it could be you have younger children who need space to run about or teens who need their own room for privacy – whatever it is, if you’re after an entire cottage for your family, check out the Luna Cottage.

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Old Town Apartment

Four hundred metres from the centre of town you’ll find Old Town Apartment, a 2-bedroom apartment located on the outskirts of town.  Despite being in a more isolated part of town – you’re just a 5 minute walk into town, and Shakespeare Schoolroom (and must visit attractions with the kids) is less them 200 metres away.  

The apartment’s two bedrooms each contain a double bed, so the kids will need to be ok with bunking in together. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The apartment has a washing machine which is super convenient, and also free parking – perfect for those that have driven in from out of town. Then for those who like to spend a little time relaxing outside, there is a communal sun terrace for all guests to enjoy.

What’s to love?

Great location and the apartment has all the conveniences of home with the kitchen and laundry.

What’s not to love?

Sharing beds may not be suitable for all kids, plus this apartment is getting up there price wise.

Summary

The Old Town Apartment is in a great location, especially for those families wanting to visit all the Shakesprear attractions – you’re also an easy walk to all the town’s cafes and shops. 

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Cooks Alley Apartment

If you like to be where the action is, have a look at Cooks Alley Apartment. This 2-bedroom apartment is smack-bang in the centre of town, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and various retailers.  You won’t need your car here, which is just as well, as parking isn’t included at this property.

Each bedroom contains 2 double beds, sleeping a family of 4. This apartment also features 2 bathrooms, which is handy when travelling with kids, especially when getting younger ones showered or teens who spend forever getting ready. 

The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils you would have at home, so you can save some money catering for the kids.  There is also a dishwasher for a quick and easy cleanup.  In the kitchen, you’ll also find a washing machine and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

What’s to love?

Being in the centre of town has so many benefits – you can step out your front door and get straight into sightseeing without having to trek there first. Also, having 2 bathrooms is super convenient when travelling with kids.

What’s not to love?

This is the most expensive property in this guide, and whilst being centrally located means you won’t need your car, if you’ve driven to Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll need to pay even more for parking.

Summary

For families who don’t want to muck around with walking and public transport, the Cooks Alley Apartment is a great option due to its location – you just have to weigh up the premium price.

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Guild Street Townhouse

Guild Street Townhouse is a 2-bedroom townhouse almost in the city centre – just a couple of hundred metres away. It is also directly across the road from Shakespeare’s Birthplace museum; you can actually see it from the windows – so you can be first in line when it opens.

The 2 bedrooms are on the top floor of this 2-storey townhouse. One bedroom has a double bed for the adults and the other has 2 single beds, so the kids don’t need to share. 

The fully equipped kitchen comes with all the essential appliances to prepare meals for the entire family and there is a small dining table to eat simple meals. 

There is free Wi-Fi provided at the townhouse, although there is no parking provided.

What’s to love?

This property is super centrally located, without the usual high price tag – it is one of the cheapest properties in this guide.

What’s not to love?

Having a set of stairs to climb to bed may not be suitable for younger children or those with mobility issues.

Summary

Being centrally located without having to fork out a hefty price is rare; however the Guild Street Townhouse does just this. There are a few drawbacks, including not having any parking and the staircase – however, if you can make this work for your family, this is a great option.

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Avonbank Apartment

The Avonbank Apartment is in a residential area, around a 500 metre walk into town. Being a residential area – there’s not much on your doorstep – but a short walk and you’re in the centre of town with all the attractions, cafes and shops.

The 2-bedroom apartment is comfortable and spacious, sleeping families of 4 with a double bed in each room. 

The apartment has a kitchen featuring an oven, stovetop, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. There is a lovely large dining area with a good-sized table to share family meals and the lounge area is of a decent size too.  Also included is a washing machine.

One of the major drawcards of Avonbank Apartment is the large outdoor communal garden. You can enjoy the grassed area with seating on a sunny day – let the littlies run around and burn off some energy whilst adults enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

On the downside – the apartment is located up a couple of flights of stairs – like many places throughout the Cotswold – so keep this in mind if stairs are an issue for your family.

What’s to love?

This is a great sized apartment with large bedrooms, dining and living areas. If you’re after even more space, the communal garden areas are a lovely outdoor area to enjoy.

What’s not to love?

Being located up a few flights of stairs means you’ll need to go up and down the stairs every time you go out.  This could be slightly inconvenient for those with littlies or mobility problems, as well as those travelling with lots of luggage.

Summary

A spacious apartment just outside the city centre is perfect for those who like decent sized indoor and outdoor spaces – and don’t mind stairs.

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The Queens Head

There’s nothing like staying in the UK above a pub – and that’s what The Queens Head has on offer. A family room in the centre of town above a pub – but don’t worry, it closes by 9 pm most days (if not earlier), so it won’t get too noisy late into the night.

The rooms are simple and come with a double bed and a sofa bed to accommodate families of up to 4. Whilst the room has no kitchen facilities, you are above the restaurant, which serves sandwiches at lunch and a Mexican feast for dinner – at reasonable prices. Alternatively, the Queen’s Head is in the centre of town – so you have loads of eateries at your doorstep.

This affordable accommodation also includes free parking and free Wi-Fi.

What’s to love?

The Queens Head is the cheapest property in this guide and is centrally located.

What’s not to love?

The whole family will be in one room which could be a deterrent for some.

Summary

Being centrally located with everything at your doorstep – and at such a great price makes the Queen’s Head perfect for families who are happy to share a single room.

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Bodhi Tree Cottage

Bodhi Tree Cottage is a period Victorian cottage around 400 metres from the town centre. The cottage was built in the 1890s – but don’t worry; it has since been renovated, preserving many original features.

The 3 bedrooms can accommodate a family of six in 3 double beds. The living room has a couple of couches to lounge on and a dining table to enjoy meals which you can prepare in the fully equipped kitchen. Appliances in the kitchen include an oven, stovetop, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. The kitchen also comes with a washing machine.

There is also a private enclosed patio area with a dining table and chairs, so perfect for dining outdoors when the weather is fine. 

What’s to love?

Larger families will rejoice at being able to stay all together yet have privacy with the 3 bedrooms.

What’s not to love?

The cottage is over 2 levels with a steep staircase to access the upper level, which is not ideal for those with littlies or mobility issues.

Summary

A great cottage for larger families with enough rooms and beds to fit a family of 6, whilst there is a staircase to navigate; if this isn’t a problem for your family, the Bodhi Tree Cottage is worth a look.

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Shipston Road Cottage

Shipston Road Cottage is around a kilometre from the city centre, which is the furthest in this guide – yet still walkable. The biggest drawcard when staying at Shipston Road Cottage is the Recreation Ground behind the cottage. This huge expanse of grassed area has some great facilities for families, including a large playground with heaps of equipment, a paddling pool, mini golf, football pitches, an outdoor gym and public toilets and changing rooms.

When you can drag yourselves away from the grounds, you’ll find this 2-bedroom, 2-storey cottage a charming place for families of 4. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has a set of bunk beds.

There is a compact living room and a dining table seating 4 guests to enjoy meals made in the kitchen. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals, including an oven, stovetop, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. 

Whilst having the grounds located just behind the cottage is fantastic, if you do want some private greenspace, the cottage has a great backyard for the guests.

What’s to love?

Families who love to get outdoors will enjoy being so close to the grounds and having a private garden.

What’s not to love?

This is the furthest property from the centre of town. Whilst a kilometre is certainly walkable, if you have littlies, they may get tired. There is free parking onsite though, so you can always jump in the car.

Summary

The Shipston Road Cottage is a great property for families after separate bedrooms and within close proximity to outdoor green space. Whilst it is further afield from the town centre, free parking means you can drive if necessary.

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