The Best Cheap Hotels in St Ives

by Chris Newens  |  Published July 4, 2019

There’s a well-known riddle about a man going to Saint Ives. Well, he had good reason. This artists’ hub on sea has been drawing visitors for generations – with and without their wives. With beautiful sandy beaches, quaint local architecture and a vibrant cosmopolitan community of creative types, it’s easy to see why. There’s really something here for all-comers, from surfers to local history buffs.

The hotels are great too. Bursting with Cornish charm and hospitality, they’re still very much in the full flush of popularity (not something that can be said for the hotels of all British seaside resorts), and sparkle with the efficiency that comes from dealing with a constant stream of visitors year-round. They fill up fast, and high demand, alas, also leads to high prices – this may be our budget selection, but the hotels are far from cheap compared to those elsewhere in the UK. That said, few other parts of the UK are quite as nice!