Will you stay centrally in Swansea or look further down the coast? Use our guide to make your decision... Read more
Rather than being concentrated in one central tourist area, Swansea hotels are dotted throughout the city. So where you choose to stay depends on why you want to visit, but car hire is available.
If you are interested only in the attractions of the city, consider a stay in the charming Maritime Quarter, Swansea's marina. But if windswept beaches and coastal walks tick your holiday boxes, consider looking for hotels to the west of the city on Swansea Bay and further along on the Gower Peninsula.
You can book budget hotels in Swansea in the form of charming guesthouses, B&Bs and chain hotels, while mid-range hotels will appeal to those looking for a bit more in the way of facilities and charisma.
Five-star hotels, on the other hand, are harder to find, although there are some luxury hotels in the city and peppered along the dramatic coastline, which extends towards The Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula.
Better-known names in the area include Village Hotels, Ibis, Mercure, Holiday Inn Express, Macdonald, Premier Inn, Marriott and Travelodge - but most properties are locally owned and managed.
Either way, your choice widens as you drift further along the Gower Peninsula thanks to the variety of hotels, B&Bs, pubs, holiday cottages and camping sites dotted around this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.