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Using our unique scoring system developed by Straight Line Solutions, we have ranked all of the hotels in Ambleside by hundreds of criteria. We then combine these scores with guest satisfaction ratings and prices to provide a view on the best hotels for a number of different trip types.

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Rothay Manor Hotel
from £80

1. Rothay Manor Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.8 / 10

In the heart of the Lake District, this luxury country house hotel offers an AA rosette restaurant, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. Lake Windermere is only 400 metres away. Each spacious, individually designed room at the family-run Hotel Rothay Manor has satellite TV, radio and tea/coffee... read more

Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel
from £58

2. Best Western Ambleside Salutation Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.1 / 10

With a picturesque location in Ambleside, this hotel features a modern spa and a brasserie. There is free parking and spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and scenic views towards Wansfell. The traditional rooms are classically decorated, and each has a modern en suite bathroom with a power shower. All r... read more

Low Wood Hotel
from £124

3. Low Wood Hotel

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.7 / 10

On the shores of Lake Windermere, Low Wood Hotel and Leisure Club offers water sports, gym and spa facilities. The 4-star hotel has en suite rooms, many with lake views. The Windermere Restaurant serves classic European dishes and has a stunning view of the lake. Langdale Lounge & Bar and the Café ... read more

Regent Hotel By The Lake
from £64

4. Regent Hotel By The Lake

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10

This family-run hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and has free parking, free Wi-Fi and fine food. The shops of Ambleside are a 10-minute stroll away. Each room at Regent By The Lake has a TV, CD player and tea and coffee facilities. Some have a private terrace. Ground-floor rooms are available, some ... read more

Briery Wood Hotel
from £69

5. Briery Wood Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.8 / 10

Set close to Lake Windermere, just a 5-minute walk from Long Wood Bay Watersports Centre and a 2-minute drive from Ambleside, Briery Wood Hotel is surrounded by peaceful fields and woodland. The traditional property has its own restaurant looking out onto landscaped gardens. Each bedroom at Briery ... read more

Innkeeper's Lodge Ambleside, Lake District
from £64

6. Innkeeper's Lodge Ambleside, Lake District

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10

Set in an 18th-century coaching inn in the tranquil village of Ambleside, The White Lion offers easy access to the Lake District National Park and the popular destination of Grasmere, 4 miles away. Guests also benefit from free parking. Each room at The White Lion has free Wi-Fi and an en suite sho... read more

The Waterhead Hotel
from £141

7. The Waterhead Hotel

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9 / 10

Next to Lake Windermere, the stylish Waterhead Hotel offers free spa passes, an AA-Rosette restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Ambleside is just a 10-minute walk away. The spacious rooms each have a flat-screen TV/DVD player with satellite channels. The modern bathrooms feature free toile... read more

Skelwith Bridge Hotel
from £45

8. Skelwith Bridge Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.7 / 10

Located on the outskirts of Ambleside, Skelwith Bridge Hotel offers en-suite accommodation with free on-site private parking facilities. The property features a garden with a terrace, as well as an à-la-carte restaurant, a bar and a games room for guests to enjoy. Each room at Skelwith Bridge Hotel... read more

YHA Ambleside
from £10

9. YHA Ambleside

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.5 / 10

The YHA Ambleside sits on the shores of Lake Windermere in the Lake District. It offers a range of budget accommodation, a café serving local food, and self-catering facilities. After being refurbished, the property now boasts newly decorated rooms, a new restaurant and a decked terrace with lake vi... read more

The Fisherbeck
from £83

10. The Fisherbeck

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10

Just half a mile from the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere, The Fisherbeck offers scenic views across the Lake District. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and award-winning breakfasts. The individually designed rooms at The Fisherbeck have luxury Sealy beds and private modern bathrooms with free... read more

Glen Rothay
from £59

11. Glen Rothay

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.6 / 10

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Lake District National Park, Glen Rothay is opposite Rydal Water and a 20-minute bus ride from the scenic town of Windermere. Free private parking is available on site. The property is surrounded by woodland and guests can enjoy mountain and lake views. Each... read more

Wateredge Inn
from £44

12. Wateredge Inn

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.1 / 10

Wateredge Inn stands on the shores of Lake Windermere, a short walk from Ambleside centre. Set across two former 17th century fishermen's cottages, it offers a large bar and restaurant, cosy bedrooms and period features. The individual bedrooms each have an en-suite bathroom and tea and coffee faci... read more

The Lakes B&B
from £50

13. The Lakes B&B

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.9 / 10

Located in the charming town of Ambleside, in the heart of the beautiful Lake District. The Lakes B&B offers mountain views and is only a 5-minute drive from Windermere, England’s largest lake. Guests can enjoy mountain views from rooms which are decorated using natural colours and wood furnishings... read more

Stiles of Ambleside
from £56

14. Stiles of Ambleside

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.9 / 10

Located in the town of Ambleside, Stiles of Ambleside is situated at the head of Windermere. Situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the property is surrounded by popular walking and hiking routes. Inside, each room feature a TV with cable channels, a tea and coffee maker and a mo... read more

Foxghyll Country House B&B
from £67

15. Foxghyll Country House B&B

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.6 / 10

Located in the heart of the Lake District and just 5 minutes' drive from Ambleside, Foxghyll Country House B&B offers free WiFi access and free on-site parking. Set within 3 acres of private gardens, this large country house dates back to the 1600s and has direct access to Loughrigg Fell. With moun... read more

Lake House
from £68

16. Lake House

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.1 / 10

With wonderful views across Waterhead Bay and Windermere, the family-run Lake House offers cooked breakfasts and leafy gardens. The 4-star bedrooms have DVD players. The stylish rooms are individually decorated, and each has tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a work desk and a modern bathroom wi... read more

Haven Cottage
from £70

17. Haven Cottage

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.7 / 10

A 5-minute walk from Ambleside and a mile from Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, this charming guest house was originally 2 separate Victorian cottages. It specialises in home-cooked food and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Haven Cottage still retains traditional old... read more

Lacet House
from £70

18. Lacet House

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.5 / 10

Lacet House is situated in the heart of Ambleside, within the scenic Lake District National Park. The town is surrounded by mountains and rolling fells, with the head of Windermere Lake less than 1 mile away. The rooms at the property each feature a flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and tea and coffee mak... read more

Lyndale Guest House
from £30

19. Lyndale Guest House

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.3 / 10

Built from Lakeland stone and surrounded by beautiful countryside in the Lake District National Park, this B&B is just a 10-minute walk from the shores of Lake Windermere. Ambleside is only 5 minutes away on foot. Rooms at Lyndale Guest House are elegant and traditionally furnished. Each has a TV, ... read more

Rooms at the Apple Pie
from £53

20. Rooms at the Apple Pie

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10

Situated in the Lake District, the Apple Pie is surrounded by picturesque scenery. It is a bakery and café that offers 4-star guest accommodation, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a range of homemade pastries, pies and cakes, along with speciality coffees and teas. Full English, Americ... read more