Located on the opposite side of Tor Bay to Torquay, Paignton is often seen as a more serene and peaceful alternative for a seaside holiday. With a quaint little harbour and scenic coastline, Paignton is also within easy reach of a number of excellent beaches in the area. It also has its very own long stretch of sand and a pier; something without which no self-respecting Victorian seaside resort comes.
Of the many great seafront hotels in Paignton, we have filtered out the top five. Price, location and facilities in each hotel have been taken on board. Some other deciding factors include the ambience and whether breakfast is included in the price.
The Palace Hotel
Privates from £156/ night
Charming old hotel The Palace is located right in the heart of Paignton. Although the rooms may have lost a little of their original lustre, they still afford guests plenty of comfort and the ensuite bathrooms are in great condition. There are plenty of little extras in rooms, including hairdryers, kettles and flatscreen TVs. The hotel is also jam-packed with great facilities including a large pool and wellness centre, outdoor terrace and an onsite bar.
Privates from £128/ night
A swimming pool, steam room, sauna and decent sized fitness centre are just a few of the many facilities on offer at Redcliffe Hotel. This is a great choice for people who want to get involved in activities with pool, ping-pong and even mini golf available to guests. There are family rooms at this hotel, as well as a small children’s playground and the hotel also has good facilities for disabled guests. Rooms are equally well-equipped and many have a desk, seating area and hypoallergenic pillows in addition to many of the expected amenities.
The P&M Paignton Residence
Privates from £68/ night
Less than 200 metres from Paignton Beach, the P&M Residence is a popular spot with couples holidaying in this Devonshire seaside resort. Considering the high quality of furnishings at this hotel, the price is surprisingly competitive and the breakfasts included in the price have been consistently popular with previous guests. Mod-cons like an iPod docking station accompany classic facilities such as kettles and hairdryers in the rooms.
Trentham Guest House
Privates from £60/ night
Being a family-run guesthouse, Trentham offers good family rooms and serves up one of Paignton’s most popular breakfasts every morning as part of the room tariff. This is a cosy little place and great for those looking to get some peace and quiet without compromising on proximity to the seafront or on quality. The staff deserves a special mention here as they regularly receive rave feedback from previous guests. Free wifi is available throughout the property.
Privates from £56/ night
Located at the southern end of Paignton Beach, Seaways offers a great choice for anybody who likes to have access to the kinds of facilities of a larger hotel without the larger numbers of other guests around. With 11 well-furnished, clean rooms, this hotel has its own bar and lounge space. Breakfast is served up daily and there is free wifi throughout the property. There is also free parking at this location and good facilities for disabled guests.