Full of idyllic scenery and rich history, Falmouth is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway.
With four stunning beaches waiting for you, don’t waste time browsing for the perfect hotel. We’ve got the best of the best when it comes to accommodation, food, and entertainment, all in one place!
There are countless luxury hotels in Falmouth dotted along the seaside — you’ll be spoiled for choice with all of the options for your stay.
We’ve taken a deep dive into these hotels and have the inside scoop on the greatest rooms, dining, and luxury services, and this article we’ll be looking at:
- Our top 10 best hotels in Falmouth
- What to expect at these Falmouth seafront hotels
- Nearby attractions or locations of note.
Let’s dive in!
St Michael’s Resort
With a variety of beautiful beachside bedrooms inspired by the Cornish coast, St Michael’s Resort is a perfect choice for anybody looking for a break from the rest of the world.
They have a strong focus on wellness, and the resort’s health club ensures that you’ll never get bored. They host over 100 fitness classes per week, with a tennis court and personal training, all taking place in state-of-the-art facilities.
Or perhaps a trip to the Falmouth hotel spa would be more your speed? Here you can take advantage of the largest hydrothermal pool in the South West, along with a wide array of treatment rooms and relaxation areas.
St Michael’s Resort is just a short walk from Falmouth town centre, ensuring that you can explore and experience the bustling little seaside town and still be home in time for dinner.
Speaking of which: St Michael’s offers a wide range of dining experiences, from a dinner at the brasserie on the bay to a lunchtime snack at their garden kitchen!
The Greenbank Hotel
The Greenbank Hotel is an establishment that is ripe with history, with the residence dating all the way back to 1640. It is now a hub of entertainment, dining, and fine contemporary living.
Located on Falmouth harbour, the hotel is just a short walk from the waterside.
Return from a day sailing, swimming, or paddleboarding to a stylish and cosy room on the coast. Choose from classic rooms, deluxe rooms, a range of suites — even a dog-friendly room!
You can grab a bite to eat in one of the three unique dining areas, all while enjoying a view of the harbour.
Dinner at the restaurant, a drink or two at the Working Boat pub, or even a bottomless brunch at the Water’s Edge bar — The Greenbank Hotel has you covered.
To top it all off, The Greenbank Hotel is also involved in a wide range of charity work and is passionate about giving back to the community.
The Royal Duchy Hotel
When it comes to rest and relaxation, The Royal Duchy Hotel goes above and beyond.
A highlight of this hotel is its wide array of leisure facilities. Unwind in their indoor swimming pool, cedar sauna, or on one of their heated ceramic beds!
Feeling restless? Hit their fully equipped gym with a range of weights, exercise machines, and a wide choice of workouts.
Feeling in need of a little R&R? Head to the pool, grab a seat in one of their comfortable loungers, and flip through one of the many available magazines.
You can also find an award-winning restaurant, a sun terrace, and a snooker room.
On top of all of that — free parking for guests! Park up and take a stroll to see the sights. The hotel’s location is ideal, with only a short walk to both the beach and Falmouth town centre.
You can browse the views, deals, and facilities that The Royal Duchy Hotel has to offer in their latest brochure.
Merchants Manor Spa
A wide range of luxurious rooms, a dining experience cultivated by a local chef, and a spa hosting trained spa therapists — Merchants Manor Spa has it all!
Described in a review as “a gloriously chic option for those looking to explore the myriad delights of Falmouth and South Cornwall”, this hotel is ideal for a vacation of exploration and relaxation.
The rooms are modern yet comfortable, and the food is locally sourced and claims the title of Falmouth’s highest-rated dining experience.
Merchants Manor Spa is located right in the heart of Falmouth, so you are never too far from a great little café, museum, or even a spontaneous shopping trip – if you get the time!
The hotel itself has a wide array of facilities for you to utilise. You can break a sweat at the hotels onsite gym, or cool off in their 12-metre indoor swimming pool!
A relaxing trip to the spa is a must — Merchants Manor spa therapists are globally trained to provide the best quality treatment.
Not only that — book online and receive a complimentary bottle of prosecco and best available rate on your room!
Membly Hall Hotel
Family-run for over 65 years, Membly Hall Hotel has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. You may even bump into some of the family members during your visit, with three generations of the family currently employed at the hotel!
Their seafront location makes for stunning views, which you can check out in their gallery.
With a sun lounge, a garden terrace, and a lounge bar, there is always a new homey spot to relax in at the Membly Hall Hotel. The garden terrace also hosts a delicious traditional Cornish Cream Tea, serving fresh-baked scones with jam and cream.
The beautiful Cornish coastline is just out the door, with several of Falmouth’s beaches just a short walk from the hotel, so be sure to explore the stunning landscape.
Afterward, you can pay a visit to Membly Hall Hotel’s hot tub or sauna to unwind and end your day in a state of complete relaxation.
If you’re wanting a homely, welcoming hotel in a great seafront location, Membly Hall Hotel has just what you’re looking for.
If you are looking for a cosy, vintage hotel experience, then the Chainlocker is perfect for you!
This historic 16th-century pub is believed to be one of Falmouth’s oldest buildings. It makes up part of the historic quayside and overlooks the beautiful waters of the harbour.
This location is perfect for those interested in the culture and history that surrounds this extraordinary building, or perhaps those who want to spend time exploring the quay.
The Chainlocker hosts a range of unique bedrooms, stylishly decorated with fresh, bold colours and vintage furnishings. You can expect premium comfort with their en-suite showers, luxury toiletries, and spring mattresses.
You can dine indoors or out on their spacious terrace, and enjoy delicious food cooked fresh with local produce.
With a dreamy coastal view and award-winning beer, the Chainlocker is a go-to spot to get away from it all.
Be sure to check out their room offers for the latest deals on this relaxing getaway!
If you’re on the hunt for a more independent, AirBnB-style stay, The Grove is the place to go.
The Grove runs on your schedule, with each guest receiving a unique entry code so that they may “come and go as they please”.
Each tasteful room is decked out with a private bathroom and mini kitchenette — everything you need to make it your home away from home! You can check out their selection of beautiful rooms in their gallery.
Convenient and stress-free, one reviewer remarked that they loved the “no fuss” element of The Grove.
Located on the South West Way, you can explore the various walking tracks, watersports and diving centres, and boat trips nearby.
Just a minute’s walk from the shops, cafes, and Falmouth’s best restaurants — not to mention the striking harbour view! — The Grove is a fantastic and homely retreat.
Dating all the way back to the 1800s, the Seaview Inn has all the feel of a traditional pub, while still sporting stunning new refurbishments and upgrades.
The inn is very much a family affair, run by brothers Michael Oliver and Chef Tony.
Michael keeps logs crackling on the open fire during the winter season and ensures guests are comfortable in the stunning harbour view rooms.
Meanwhile, Chef Tony cooks up a storm upstairs, preparing traditional home cooking with a wide range of locally-sourced ingredients.
The Seaview Inn has a warm and friendly atmosphere — and is also dog friendly, for any pooch owners looking for a place to stay!
One guest remarked in a review that it was as if they had “won the lottery” after stumbling across the Seaview Inn.
The inn has a great range of activities, such as pool, darts, and snooker onsite, as well as nearby opportunities for hiking or shopping, plus art galleries and museums.
Traditional home cooking, a harbour view, and an extensive beer, larger and spirits selection — the Seaview Inn is a snug and cheerful little slice of paradise.
Jacobs Ladder Inn
A charming pub with a stylish interior, Jacobs Ladder Inn is a great little spot near the sea.
They have a range of comfortable bedrooms and suites, all centrally heated with provided hair dryers, tea and coffee facilities, Wi-Fi, and TV.
Don’t stress about food in the morning either — they also provide a cooked or continental breakfast for all guests.
The star of the show at Jacobs Ladder Inn, however, is the bar.
With entertainment, local ales, and delicious fine dining, the bar is a go-to spot for fun and relaxation. Their live music is always a hit, with one Reddit user praising them for being the best pub in Cornwall for music.
Jacobs Ladder Inn has a great central location, just a short walk to both the town and beaches. Perfect for a day of exploring the town or doing some sunbathing before retiring to the bar for some evening fun and entertainment.
Whether you’re stopping in for the view, the music, or even their famed Sunday roast, Jacobs Ladder Inn won’t disappoint.
Located just across from the Maritime Museum, The Mariners boasts a historic location — perfect for any history buffs out there!
Defining itself as a “modern pub with rooms”, The Mariners provides comfortable accommodation in newly refurbished bedrooms.
You can wake up to a stunning view of the harbour in one of the front rooms, beautifully decorated with a fresh contemporary look.
When it’s time to eat, you can look forward to starting your day browsing one of “the most varied breakfast menus in Falmouth”.
For lunch, enjoy a mouth-watering menu including tapas-style bites, perfect for dining with a group. For dinner, think locally-sourced ingredients, such as dry-aged Cornish steaks, and fresh fish and shellfish. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!
The Mariners also has a charming bar area where visitors and locals alike flock to enjoy a drink and a warm atmosphere.
The beer garden, front patio, and large bay windows provide a stunning view of Falmouth as you drink and dine. Not only that — you can also catch some live music and weekly game nights!
The Mariners is a hub of food, drinks, and entertainment, all while being rich with vivid cultural history.
The Bottom Line
There we go! Those are our top 10 picks for the best hotels in Falmouth.
Full of history and brimming with endless entertainment, Falmouth has things to do for everyone.
Whether you’re aiming to relax, explore, or learn something new, there will be something for you in this cheerful town on the sea.
Pick any one of these hotels for your Falmouth getaway and rest assured that you are getting one of the greatest vacation experiences that money can buy.
So pack your bags, grab your sunglasses, and pick one of the many charming hotels that Falmouth has to offer. The beach is waiting!
Introducing Eliot, the Editor here and Cornwall local with a wanderlust spirit and an insatiable appetite for adventure. With a passion for the great outdoors, he can often be found catching waves on his surfboard, scaling peaks on a hiking trail, or discovering hidden gems in his exploration of Cornwall.