Portsmouth is a handsome port city with a proud naval history which is much in evidence to this day. It’s also home to a perhaps surprising number of boutique hotels offering memorable places to stay on the Hampshire coast. Things to see and do in Portsmouth include seeing Nelson’s HMS Victory, Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and the 170-metre-tall Spinnaker Tower for views across Portsmouth and beyond.
Here’s our guide to the best 5 boutique hotels in Portsmouth and nearby Southsea.
- The Ship Leonard Boutique Hotel – 15-16 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT
- G! Boutique Hotel – 71 Festing Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0NQ
- Stattons – 6 Florence Road, Portsmouth, PO5 2NE
- Florence House – 2 Malvern Road, Portsmouth, PO5 2NA
- No 4 Hotel – 69 Festing Road, Portsmouth, PO4 0NQ
Located just next to the historic dockyard in the heart of Portsmouth is the Ship Leonard Boutique Hotel. This Grade II listed Georgian property which dates back over 200 years has been restored as a fabulous four star boutique hotel. The thirteen rooms are all contemporary and stylish, with luxury bedding and towels provided. The Ship Leonard, which overlooks the Harbour from its enviable position on The Hard, serves a full a delicious full English breakfast as well as tasty snacks and treats throughout the day from its onsite cafe.
View of Portsmouth Harbour from the Ship Leonard Boutique Hotel
G! is a funky, colourful place to stay in Festing Road, PO4. Owned by seasoned world travellers who have used their experiences to create the hotel, G! has 14 bedrooms, all individually designed and playfully named – with each name beginning with “G”. The “Gloating You’re Not Here” Luxury Room has a round 8 bed and an ensuite with a double Jacuzzi. The “Glad to Be Here” Luxury Room has a traditional four poster bed and roll top bath.
One of the funky feature rooms at G! Boutique Hotel in Festing Road.
Also in Portsmouth’s Festing Road is Number Four – a design-led boutique hotel with superb, stylish accommodation. L’Occitane Aromachologie toiletries, and goose feather duvets & pillows come as standard in the ten individually-designed rooms. The Superior suite boasts a King sized bed, seating area and large free standing bath, a desk and gorgeous ensuite shower room.
Stattons, originally known as the Woodville Hotel, is able to boast a history that goes back a hundred years. The handsome Edwardian property by Southsea promenade has 9 guestrooms, each of which is elegantly and luxuriously furnished. The hotel exudes a quiet sophistication with relaxing hues and tasteful antique furniture. The rooms have Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury L’Occitane toiletries
Another Edwardian property is the Florence House Hotel and gastro pub. Carefully restored with an admirable attention to detail, Florence House Hotel is just a short walk from the seafront at Southsea and has seven individually designed and generously proportioned bedrooms.