Only six miles south of St Ives on the south coast of Cornwall is Penzance, a bustling coastal town known for fantastic attractions such as St Michael’s Mount, Jubilee Pool and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.
If you’re wondering where to stay in Penzance we’ve handpicked some of our favourite luxury hotels, to help narrow down your search. Don’t forget to check out our previous post about hotels in St Ives.
The Artist Residence Cornwall on Chapel Street is an eccentric, boutique hotel on one of the town’s most picturesque streets. The hotel, which has 22 bedrooms and a 3 bedroom cottage, exudes style and personality. The Georgian property has been beautifully renovated and the central location makes it the perfect base for exploring all of West Cornwall.
The hotel’s restaurant, The Cornish Barn, is a popular for guests and locals with it’s smokehouse dining, laid back lounge and secret terrace garden providing ample space for all. It’s known for it’s Beer Can Kitchen and Home Smoked BBQ Belly Pork Ribs as well as great coffee and cocktails.
Rooms start from £85 and include Wifi and a Mini fridge stocked with Cornish goodies. Book here.
The Mount Haven is boutique hotel situated on the outskirts of Marazion, overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount. The hotel has 20 rooms, with the majority offering sea views of Mount’s Bay from their balcony or courtyard. The hotel is fresh and modern, with comfortable and spacious rooms designed to accommodate 2-3 people.
The hotel was recently refurbished, starting with the rooms in 2017 and in 2019 the restaurant received a stunning makeover, with new glass railings on the terrace allowing uninterrupted views across the bay. Their restaurant serves modern British cuisine by Head Chef Ross Sloan, as well as a selection of small plates and cocktails on their terrace bar menu.
Rooms start from £72 per night and include breakfast, parking and wifi. Book here.
Chapel House is a historic boutique hotel in Penzance, blending Georgian style and architecture with contemporary comfort. They offer six spacious double rooms bathed in light and all benefitting from sea views.
All their bedrooms have hand made oak beds and state of the art en suite bathrooms. Choose from large, sink-down-deep baths or invigorating waterfall showers. Three of the six bedrooms have large sea-facing windows giving impressive views over Penzance harbour and Mount’s Bay as far as Lizard Point.
Rooms start from £150.
Travelling to Penzance
Penzance is easily accessibly by car, train or plane. Heading south on the A30 will take you straight into town. GWR trains travel to Penzance directly from Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington. Regular flights from London Heathrow arrive in Cornwall Airport in Newquay, which is only a 35 mile drive.
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