Hotels in Sidmouth

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About Sidmouth

About Sidmouth

Sidmouth is a pretty coastal town in Devon, South West England. It is popular for its beach resorts, and is known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. A large part of the region is designated as a conservation area. Originally a fishing village, Sidmouth today caters to guests who love nature and the sea. The surge in visitors has given way to the rise of different types of accommodation in the city, whilst outside of town, there are plenty of charming guest houses, farmhouses, and bed & breakfast inns.

If you are going on holiday in Sidmouth, book a hotel using Opodo’s powerful search engine. Reserving a hotel in Sidmouth with Opodo has several advantages. You can see different types of accommodation that are available in the area by simply typing your destination, dates of arrival and departure, and the number of guests and rooms required. It’s also possible to restrict your searches so that only those that fit your criteria will be displayed, such as hotel rooms on the beachfront or accommodation with parking.

What to see in Sidmouth

Sidmouth’s coastline is one of the main attractions of the town, with Sidmouth Beach the prime family getaway here. It's good for safe swimming, rock pool exploring during low tides, and leisurely strolls. If you want to take a break from the sea, go to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, showcasing 300 years of horticultural history. Savour the beautifully landscaped gardens, admire its historic glasshouses, or visit the museum. There’s also the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, lots of walking trails, a minigolf course, and various play areas for kids.

History buffs will enjoy Otterton Mill, a working mill which was originally given by King Henry V to the Syon Abbey nuns. At The Byes riverside park, you can explore Sidmouth's picturesque countryside by walking or cycling, whilst tours in the man-made caverns of Beer Quarry Caves offer insights into local history. Don’t miss the Norman Lockyer Observatory or Sidmouth Museum, featuring local exhibits of the town’s artefacts as well as an outstanding collection of rocks, fossils, and reptile footprints. Walking tours of the Jurassic Coast are also offered if you’re interested in learning about the area's geological history.

Where to stay in Sidmouth

If you wish to be near restaurants, shops, and pubs in Sidmouth, look for accommodation in the city centre, such as those on Temple Street and Sidford Road. Hotels at the centre also have easy access to the beach so you’ll have the sea and the town's amenities at your disposal. However, cheap hotel offers are gone quickly, especially in the peak summer months, so it’s best to book early to get the best availability and prices for your accommodation.

There's plenty of other lodgings around the Sidmouth area. You’ll find delightful hotels, inns, and studios in Salcombe, Branscombe, or Seaton. Seaton is a fishing harbour and coastal town facing Lyme Bay, so you’ll find accommodation near or with views of the water. It’s also a convenient location if you wish to see the Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve. Salcombe sits at the mouth of an estuary, and is an ideal location if you love water sports. For stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, consider reserving a hotel near Budleigh Salterton Beach. Budleigh Salterton is one of Devon’s most charming towns and remains largely unspoilt by development, making it an idyllic place to stay.