Winter in Bath is a great time for a festive holiday where you can experience the city’s famous Roman baths, historic Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge amongst many other attractions. One of the highlights of Bath at this time of the year is the Christmas markets but this year, only a small number of Christmas stalls will line the streets with the full Bath Christmas Market returning next year.
Hotels near Bath Christmas Market
Bath is a city teeming with historic attractions, green spaces, museums and galleries and is one of the most desirable winter destinations in the UK. It is definitely worth visiting at any time and below you’ll find our guide to the best hotels near Bath Christmas Market and many of the city’s sights.
Address: 3 North Parade Passage, Bath, United Kingdom
Eight is one of Bath’s most stylish hotels and it opens up directly onto festive Bath and the Christmas markets. The spacious rooms have plenty of natural light, large beds and traditional English-style bathrooms. The location is perfect if you want to be at the centre of everything in Bath.Check Availability
The Christmas markets in Bath have been cancelled in 2021 not only due to the pandemic but also as a result of Brexit shortages, including a shortage of security staff. Bath in December 2021 will instead involve a number of local traders opening stalls along Kingston Parade and Abbey Green.
Hotels in Bath City Centre
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Address: Beau Street, Bath
Located in a beautiful Georgian era building, the hotel is wonderful not only for its location near the Christmas markets and Bath’s famous Roman Baths, but the hotel has its own thermal bath, the only of its type in the UK. The pool and spa is probably the best reason to stay here but the luxury facilities and services really do make it worthwhile if the hotel is within your budget.
Broad Street Townhouse
Address: 32-33 Broad Street, Bath
This wonderful, quirky small hotel is close to the Christmas markets being only a 5-minute walk away as well as being near the famous Pulteney Bridge. This hotel is renowned for its excellent breakfast and friendly service. The rooms are uniquely styled with plush furnishings and homely touches.
Address: Bilbury Lane, Bath, UK
If you would like to stay in an apartment in Bath, Hiding Space is one of the best options near Bath Christmas Market, Abbey Green and Bath Abbey. The apartment is located on Bilbury Lane, a small historic laneway in the centre of Bath and close to all of the city’s sights, museums, restaurants, bars, bakeries and thermal spas. Set in Bath behind the Thermae Spa and near The Roman Baths, Hiding Space – St Catherine’s Hospital Apartments features a garden, a well-fitted kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. An oven and coffee machine are also provided. This is a great option if you would like more space and privacy than what you would find in a hotel along with being great value for money.
The Z Hotel Bath
Address: 7 Saw Close, Bath
Surrounded by some of the best cafes, restaurants and bars in Bath, The Z Hotel is only 5 minutes from the Roman Baths and the festive decorations on Kingston Parade. The rooms are simple and clean but might be on the small side for some people. Some rooms don’t have windows so read the room description carefully before you book. These rooms are cheaper though so it depends on what your priorities are.
No.15 Great Pulteney Hotel and Spa
Address: 3-15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, UK
No.15 Great Pulteney Hotel might not be as close to the Christmas markets as you would like but it’s a wonderful, luxury hotel that is less than a 10-minute walk to Bath Abbey and the Christmas events. This is one of Bath’s most unique hotels, known for its excellent service, high standards and quiet location near Pulteney Bridge.
Please note that the Christmas markets have been cancelled in 2021 and are expectred to return in 2022. For travel inspiration and travel planning, read our guide to Bath Christmas Market.
If you’re looking to visit other destinations, read our list of the best Christmas markets UK.
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