Hotel Queen's (Ambleside, United Kingdom)


Hotel Queen's (Ambleside, United Kingdom)

About Queen's

Occupying a traditional building in the attractive heart of Ambleside, Queens Hotel offers no frills budget accommodation just 15 minutes’ walk from the northern shores of Lake Windermere in the center of the Lake District National Park. Rooms sleep up to four people; some contain bunk beds or four-poster beds. All rooms feature en suite bathroom and views of the Cumbrian fells or town plus a television and tea and coffee-making facilities. Queens Hotel provides free Wi-Fi in public areas and a beer garden. Public parking is possible nearby. Guests can enjoy a complimentary full English breakfast or continental options. There’s a restaurant serving pub favorites all day and the bar boasts a wide choice of real ales from local microbreweries plus a pool table and leather sofas. Ambleside Roman Fort is a short walk away. Dove Cottage, the former home of poet William Wordsworth, is about four miles away.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Market Place, LA22 9BU, Ambleside, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.0 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.1 / 10

Positive Reviews


Friendly staff.

Most reviewers were positive about the customer service at this sometimes busy establishment. Staff were generally described as helpful and friendly with a can do attitude.


Handy location for exploring the Lake District.

Set in the middle of charming Ambleside, many reviewers thought this hotel provided a conveniently central base for getting out and about in the beautiful national park. Guests also appreciated the proximity of amenities in the town center, which were all within easy walking distance.


Decent value for money.

Many visitors felt they got decent value for money at this straightforward hotel, which was said to offer competitive room rates for Ambleside. Most thought the rooms were warm, comfortable and cleaned to a good standard. Breakfast and other meals were popular with most diners, who felt portions were generous and liked the choice of real ales. However, some reviewers were unimpressed by the catering and thought service was occasionally prone to disorganization and sluggishness.

Negative Reviews


Rooms not to everyone’s liking.

Some reviews were critical of the rooms for having worn carpets, cobwebs, dust, small bathrooms, dated furniture and toilets that sometimes didn’t flush properly. Certain rooms were sometimes described as cramped, drab or tired-looking. Many visitors felt the rooms and hotel in general would benefit from further updating.


Parking frustrations.

The hotel sometimes had spare spaces in its own small on-site car park, but these were few and far between and provided on a first come first served basis. Most guests found public car parks nearby in Ambleside then had to bring their luggage to the hotel, which was an inconvenience.


Light sleepers faced obstacles.

Noise from vehicles delivering to nearby shops overnight or from the bar was occasionally audible in the rooms. Others thought the curtains were too thin to block out light.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Hotel bar
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Restaurant
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer


Market Place , LA22 9BU , Ambleside , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(15394)32206 | Fax: +44(15394)32721 | 

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