The city is a charming place to spend a weekend, and Gloucester hotels do a fine line in British hospitality...
It's worth booking hotels in Gloucester that are as close to the city centre as possible. There are some wonderful manor-house hotels on the outskirts of town, where luxury is on tap, plus a number of good-value chain hotels close to out-of-town business and leisure parks. But, if you plan to see the sights and don't want to trek into the centre, choosing a central hotel will be your best option. Look out for hotels from some of the well-known chains such as Holiday Inn, Ibis, Thistle, Mercure, Holiday Inn Express, Best Western, Premier Inn and Travelodge.
The city centre is roughly mapped out by a ring road, and staying within this loop will enable you to check out Gloucester's attractions without getting in the car or hopping on public transport. The railway station can be found on the ring road, which makes a city break without wheels even more convenient.
The docks are found within this central area too, and water-side hotels are a pleasant alternative to road-side hotels in the city. The number of hotels in Gloucester is far from infinite, but you'll find a charming bunch to choose from, including converted inns, independent boutique hotels, plus the big, reliable city-centre chain hotels, that offer everything you need for a good night's sleep.