Hotels in Portsmouth

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About Portsmouth

About Portsmouth

Located on Hampshire's south-east coast and about 70mi south-west of London, Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city loaded with year-round delights for its visitors. With world-class museums, contemporary art galleries, rich literary heritage, and unique shopping destinations, Portsmouth has something for everyone. On a holiday in Portsmouth, go shopping at Gunwharf Quays, discover history at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and savour a delicious treat at one of the fine-dining restaurants. The city is also home to literary greats like Charles Dickens, Jonathan Meades, and Sir Walter Besant.

Whether you are on a weekend getaway with friends or a relaxing family holiday, you'll find some amazing hotel booking offers in Portsmouth with Opodo. Enter your journey dates in Opodo's smart search engine, and book your preferred accommodation in Portsmouth without hassle. The search filters for dates, numbers of guests and number of rooms to help you discover the best hotel for your trip. You'll find a wide range of accommodations in and around Portsmouth on the Opodo portal to suit your requirements and budget.

What to see in Portsmouth

Located on the summit of Portsdown Hill, Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries museum. The museum is one of the UK's oldest museums and displays a wide selection of arms and armour that include National firearms and artillery collection. Located in Museum Road, Portsmouth Museum features varied and interactive displays including Story of Portsmouth, Sherlock Holmes, Football in the City, and more. You can also check out a variety of paintings, sculpture, furniture, and ceramics. In addition to permanent exhibitions, the museum also hosts a range of events and workshops throughout the year.

Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum on Old Commercial Road features a dining room, bedroom, and a parlour. The collection includes furniture, household objects, and memorabilia. Delve deep into local history with a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where you can explore the ships, museums and other attractions. Don't miss the HMS Victory, the legendary warship, the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower. Get a dose of retail therapy with a visit to Gunwharf Quays, which is home to numerous retail outlets, bars, and restaurants. Take in the spectacular views from the magnificent 557ft Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

Where to stay in Portsmouth

You'll find a wealth of choices when it comes to booking a hotel in Portsmouth. Use Opodo's easy-to-use search engine to find anything from luxury to cheap hotels. If you are looking to soak up the hustle and bustle of the city, find accommodation near the commercial centre. Here, you can explore a myriad range of vibrant stores, boutiques, and markets. The Commercial Road is packed with all the big brand shops, coffee houses, and restaurants. If you stay close to the beautiful seaside resort of Southsea, you'll be able to enjoy a number of interesting sights and attractions including Clarence Pier and the Southsea Castle.

If you're looking to experience some surf and sand, choose a hotel near Hayling Island located in the east of Portsmouth. The island is home to picturesque countryside and unspoilt beaches. Here, you'll be able to partake in a variety of recreational opportunities such as water sports, walking, and cycling. Discover rich maritime heritage and fascinating history by booking a hotel near Gosport. Enjoy waterfront activities, visit the peaceful countryside, or stroll around the quiet shores during your time in Gosport.

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