Old Dec 16, 17, 5:51 am
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BotB
 
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Hotels for the DO:

As this info is a bit longer, I thought I'd post in the thread rather than the wiki...it will also bring the DO back to the first page and I'll link to the post in the wiki for those looking for it later.

Bristol is quite good for hotels, whether on a budget or a loyalty member…Some that I think you should consider for the DO are below. Others are naturally available as well but these are the ones I would consider, if anyone has questions about these or ones not mentioned, just post or PM and I’ll happily try to comment/help.

Places to stay:

Near the Concorde (Bristol Aerospace) venue:

Personally, I’d stay in the city centre and get a taxi to the Bristol Aerospace venue as there is certainly more choice and much more to do over the day or two you stay in the centre than where the museum is located. If you are travelling on a tight budget or simply do want to be closer to the museum, there are a few Travelodges or Premier Inn’s located close (but not at) Bristol Aerospace, they are:

Travelodge Bristol Filton
link: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/...l-Filton-hotel

A check this weekend for a one night stay on the 24th Feb. shows prices from £ 52. This hotel is only around 500m from Bristol Aerospace and there are some fast food places nearby (Subway and Costa for example)…I believe it is the hotel used for business people visiting Rolls Royce across the road.

Another aviation proximity hotel fairly close to the venue is the Premier Inn Bristol Filton (used by guests to Airbus factory beside it). You are likely about a mile walk to Bristol Aerospace from this hotel but you do get to walk around the soon to be no more Filton runway area (its to become a housing development). There are again some fast food venues here and a small mall. This hotel is on Gloucester Road, apparently the road with the most independent stores on it in the UK (don’t hold me to that but in any case a lovely ‘independent vibe’ to the road as you head into the city centre, if somewhat ‘raw.’
link: https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hot...ol-filton.html
Prices for the 24th start from £ 40 (a steal for Bristol hotels to be sure!)

There are also Premier Inn and Travelodge hotels at the motorway junction for Cribbs Causeway (a large industrial estate with one of the two biggest shopping malls in Bristol located here) just off the M5 motorway. I’ll not post links but these two are also around 2 miles to Bristol Aerospace but will lack any ambience at all…

Moving to the city centre and to the hotels with loyalty schemes (one notable exception):

Map of Bristol City Centre with most hotels showing on it for judging where to stay: (copyright of Google of course!):



Map with most hotels on it for quick comparison. Prices are not for the date of the DO...


Accor chain:

Ibis Bristol Centre: (excellent location in city centre)
link: Cheap hotel BRISTOL - ibis Bristol Centre
One night stay from £99

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa (good location for city centre and decent reviews from FTers).
Link: Hotel BRISTOL - Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa
1 night stay from around £ 125

Novotel Bristol Centre: (a bit further out than the Ibis or Mercure above) but still easily walkable to downtown:
link: Hotel BRISTOL - Novotel Bristol Centre
One night stay from £ 115

Hilton chain:

Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre: (close to the second big shopping mall in Bristol and rather soulless but still…
link: Hotel Bristol City Centre - Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre
1 night stay from £111

Better are the following two hotels IMO,

Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre: still walkable to the city centre without issue):
link: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre - Hotels Near Temple Mead
1 night stay from £ 95

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol City Centre: similar distance as Garden Inn above...
link:Bristol Hotels City Centre - DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City
1 night stay from £ 135

IHG chain:

There is a Holiday Inn City Centre and a Holiday Inn Express City Centre. Both are rather noisy locations but very convenient, if somewhat soulless. The HI is beside the Hampton Inn and would be my choice if I was staying with IHG.
Link: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotel...cc/hoteldetail
1 night stay from £ 135

HI Express: this one is beside Temple Meads train station so convenient for train travellers but I’ve not heard any good reviews from those that have stayed:
Link:https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpres...ct/hoteldetail
1 night stay from £ 105

Marriott chain:

There are 2 hotels, both quite convenient but rather dated from what I hear. Still, if you are a Marriott fan, these are the two for you:

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre: closer to the North of the City Centre and the Cabot Circus shopping mall, this would be my first choice: link:https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/tr...l-city-centre/
1 night stay from: unavailable currently but that may change!

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel: as close as it gets for hotels in the city centre, a lovely grand building but usually more expensive than other choices and I have no idea of the room quality or hotel.
Link: https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/tr...t-royal-hotel/
1 night stay from £ 156

Radisson chain:

Radisson Blue Hotel Bristol, city centre outside the door! Very convenient.
link:https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-bristol
1 night stay from £ 125.

Independent:

Hotel du Vin Bristol: Considered one of the best hotels in Bristol and close to all the city centre sites by foot but quite pricey.
Link:https://www.hotelduvin.com/locations/bristol/
A quick search showed a one night stay in style on the 24th would set you back £ 214.

I’ll look at transport options to the city and post links to those as well for those not local that are looking to come down to the DO…

Anyone else wish to join in on the DO on Feb.24th for either the Concorde and Museum visit and/or the evening drinks/meal? Open to all…

Safe travels.

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