If you’re looking for somewhere to stay right in the heart of Bournemouth, the popular West Cliff Inn in the West Cliff part of town is just minutes away from the beach, the shops and the centre of town.
Getting to the West Cliff Inn is really easy. It’s just a mile and a half mile from the town’s main train and bus stations, seven miles from Bournemouth airport and just off the main A338 “Wessex Way” which passes right through the town if you’re travelling by car. The beach is just half a mile away (or a 12-minute walk), as are Bournemouth Square and Bournemouth International Centre.
If you’re coming here for the university, the main BU and Arts University Talbot campus is less than three miles away and the town centre buildings and Bournemouth and Poole College a mere hop at 1.3 miles door-to-door. If you’re driving to the West Cliff Inn, CCTV parking here is free but limited to 35 spaces (a fair ratio for 42 bedrooms). If you have no luck in the car park, you’ll find there is ample on-road parking on neighbouring streets.
The West Cliff Inn has 42 contemporary-styled bedrooms, all en-suite, with a hairdryer, iron, ironing board, 32-inch Sony flatscreen television and tea and coffee-making facilities. There is free WiFi in all the bedrooms and throughout the hotel, ideal if you’re here on business or you just like to stay connected. Check-in is any time between 3pm and 11pm and check-out any time until 11am on the final day of your stay here.
If you’re here on an extended stay, perhaps on contract work or business, sometimes you might just want to grab a quick and convenient bite to eat. The West Cliff Inn’s suite with kitchenette provides a separate bedroom and lounge area and all the standard room amenities plus a desk and table, separate seating area, fridge and microwave, giving you the ideal town centre ‘apartment’ to call a temporary base.
If you’re happy eating out and enjoying the hotel’s bed and breakfast, the West Cliff Inn’s standard suites (without kitchenette) provide a separate seating area, desk and table, ideal if you need to feel at home as part of an extended working stay or you want a touch of luxury on your trip.
The standard doubles are roomy with king-size bed, desk area and additional toilet while the economy double has the same great set of amenities but in a less spacious setting. The twin rooms offer all the same facilities but swaps the bed for two singles.
Unfortunately, the hotel cannot accommodate children, stag or hen parties or pets, which makes for a quiet and relaxing retreat. The hotel bedrooms are not accessible to wheelchairs and although there is a lift to all three floors these also cannot accommodate a wheelchair due to uneven flooring.
Bed and breakfast
Every morning of your stay you can head down to a hearty breakfast in the hotel restaurant, which is served between 8am and 10am on weekdays and from 9am to 10:30am at the weekend and on bank holidays. You can opt for a full English with the works or a lighter continental breakfast, muesli or fruit while indulging in a leisurely start to your day. If you have friends in the area they’re welcome to come and join you at any time in the hotel restaurant or bar. If you’re enjoying the cosy comfort of your room and you’re not in a rush to leave why don’t you treat yourself by ordering up room service while gearing up for the long day ahead?
Relax in the lounge, bar and terrace
When you’re back from a day baking on the beach or you’re just stopping by for a quick outfit change before hitting the town, The West Cliff Inn’s bar and lounge with large-screen TV area, open all day, provides a relaxing space for a quiet coffee, pint or glass of wine. The bar also screens live sports including the football, rugby and tennis grand slams, so you don’t have to miss the cup final just because you happen to be away from home!
If you’re not a big sports fan and the weather is on your side, why not head out to the West Cliff Inn’s inviting south-facing terrace, which is a real suntrap for most of the day.
There is a 24-hour concierge service, ideal if you need anything any time of the day or night. If you’re staying at the West Cliff Inn on business, the hotel can provide copying, fax and printing services.
Whether you’re looking for a convenient base close to Bournemouth’s town centre or a peaceful retreat for working or just enjoying the town on your terms, the West Cliff Inn will more than accommodate. Move in to a room with kitchenette if you need to self-cater on occasion or enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, content in the knowledge there’s a golden beach and a town brimming with possibilities just a short stroll out the door. Why not book your next seaside break at Bournemouth’s West Cliff Inn today?