If you’re visiting the town without children and want to keep it that way, the quiet and friendly Rosscourt Hotel in nearby Boscombe will give you the warm welcome you’re looking for. This charming B&B guesthouse will only charge you for what you use, so you book the room and if you fancy breakfast you can add it on when you’re there. The Rosscourt offers 8 en-suite shower rooms as well as free car parking, safe storage of bikes and motorbikes and free wifi – ideal for business travellers or those who just like to stay connected. The hotel is just 500 yards from live music venue the O2 Academy and convenient for AFC Bournemouth’s football ground (away supporters welcome). The beach is 500 yards in the other direction and Bournemouth town centre just a 1.5-mile stroll along the prom.