Premier Inn Weymouth Seafront Hotel
About Premier Inn Weymouth Seafront Hotel
- high speed internet in room
- free internet
- free parking
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- air conditioning
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- flatscreen tv
- breakfast buffet
- paid wifi
- reduced mobility rooms
- paid internet
20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Nice but a darned long walk to the room!
"A very clean spacious room let down by the trek from reception to the room if you are unlucky enough to be on the second floor. The upside is that it is very quiet, so swings and roundabouts. This room also qualifies for the most electrical sockets I have ever seen in a hotel room so no need for the 4 way extension that I habitually carry around. Phone, laptop, DS, MP3 player, GPS - no problem.
This Premier Inn is next to the Weymouth Park & Ride so you can get free transport to the town. Preston beach is a short walk away as is the Sea Life centre and other attractions. The attached car park qualifying for free parking is too small, however.
Don't bother with the associated pub restaurant. It is too small for the trade and smells of stale food and is incredibly busy resulting in a long wait for a table let alone food. Quicker to walk in Weymouth along the sea front and dine at the far superior Moby Dick. Cheezy name but much better.
Overall it rates a 4 star as a good budget hotel, but forget the pub next door."
- Travel date: Mon 10th of August 2009
The stay is 50/50...
"We arrived on 3rd Aug 2009 at 11am knowing that we couldnt check in untill 2pm my mum went to see if we could anyway. And yes our room wasnt avalible but the staff were very kind to give us a parking ticket so we didnt have to pay for parking as we were residents of the holiday inn. Later when we came back to check inn at 2pm there was a massive que and we had to wait for 15 - 20 mins, although the que wasnt helped by the fact that their printer was crashing and not working. We then went up to see our room and it was a good size for 4 of us. Throughtout the week we had breakfast in the pub next door 'Brewers Fair' although if u have the premier breakfast you have to wait a long time we waited for 45 miutes and the contential breakfast runs out quickly and they take a while to re-stock items. Another downside to the room is they get really hot. You can ajust the heat but you CANNOT cool the room. So the room usually stays at a constant tempreture. Also the room keys can get really annoying especially if you are on the top floor. You go to open the door to find out your key doesnt work (This happen 5 times with TWO different keys) so you have to make your way all the way to reception to get them to re-code the key. Also be warned ther are NO LIFTS! So if you have a lot of heavy lugage be prepared to carry them up several flights of stairs! Other than that the staff are really friendly and helpful and the c;eaner do a great job! Would deffinatly stay there again!"
- Travel date: Fri 7th of August 2009
Air con air con air con!
"Good hotel of its type. Situated at Lodmoor Country Park just outside town centre next to Sea Life Centre. Within travelling distance of Bournemouth & Poole and Portland just down the road. The brewers Fayre next door is one of the better ones and I understand that the hotel & pub have recently been extended, with the hotel now having over 100 rooms. We paid Â£73 a night and it was about on its money. However, we went in July and it was hot. The thermostst measured it at 26 degrees inside thee room and you could only open the windows about 2 inches, so no air could get in. There was a small desk fan in the room which we had on the go all the time but it made little difference. Hotels in this country should wake up to the need for air con it really would make all the difference. We used to go outside every morning just to enjoy the fresh air. My car thermometer read 18 one day when it was 26 inside the room. We did enjoy a pub called the Smugglers Inn which is about 5 miles away in Osmington Mills - good food & picturesque location, I would defenitely recommend it."
- Travel date: Fri 17th of July 2009
Nice hotel shame about the noisy chavs outside
"Whilst the hotel guarantees a good nights sleep the local feral youth dont appear to be part of the deal. They started congregating about midnight and finally dispersed at 5am and this was a Thursday, it must be hell at the weekend. Screaming, shouting and smashing glass. We were told that the hotel can do nothing because its a council car park even thouigh one of the chavs was parked beside my car and my parking ticket was issued by the hotel. Fortunately we only stayed one night.
The hotel is good, clean and comfortable. The pub associated with the hotel was also good, the food is predictable but cokked well and cheap. The breakfast is brilliant. The location is also great almost on the beach."
- Travel date: Mon 6th of July 2009
Nice night away
"I visited Weymouth on business and decided to book a nights stay at the Premier Inn.
As with other premier inn hotels, the room was comfortable and I had a good nights sleep.
There was on-site parking and a nearby pub for breakfast and dinner.
The bathroom at the hotel hadn't been refurbished like other PI hotels I've stopped in, but this wasn't a problem."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of June 2009
"3 nights stay.
location is very good for a stroll into weymouth, everything else is the same as other prem inns.comfortable bed & clean room.
pub though is very average ,with the usual microwaved stuff on offer.
on all 3 occasions visiting this pub the drinks service was lousy-one serving whilst the other "youngsters" giggled as they went to and fro doing nothing.
would definately stay there again though, due to location."
- Travel date: Wed 6th of August 2008
Scruffy needing a little tlc
"Arrived to find the hotal car park backing on to rows of public toilets. There were two drunks sitting outside the pub on the benches. The pub looked tired and in need of updating, there was plates on the outdoor tables full of food with birds pecking at left overs and I noticed a rat in the bushes right outside the main door.
The rooms were ok but there were stains on the carpet.
Breakfast in the pub was good - plenty and free for under 16s"
- Travel date: Mon 21st of July 2008
Great Hotel in Weymouth
"First rate travel hotel, friendly staff, huge rooms, all clean and recently built, easy parking in quiet easily accessible part of town, walkable along sea front into town.
Dining in associated pub right next door, breakfast good, did n't have evening meal, but apparently popular spot , so worth booking if you want to when you check in."
- Travel date: Thu 10th of July 2008
Does the job
"Booked this as a last resort when trying to find accommodation in Dorset, despite not particularly wanting to stay in a Premier Inn for more than a night - nor wanting to stay in Weymouth!
Weymouth itself was a pleasant surprise as it is surprisingly picturesque and was actually quite quiet on the Sunday night we ventured into town. The hotel itself was pretty much what I expected but had the advantage of being a stone's throw from the beach, which offers the option of a very pleasant stroll into town. It is also right next door to a country park, which I would have spent more time exploring had we been staying for longer.
Check-in was straightforward, as was checking out a day early after a two-night stay. An advantage of Premier Inn is the straightforward cancellation policy, so no quibbling over refunds even though you pay upfront.
The rooms are relatively spacious and furnished with kingsize beds, and the facilities, while basic, are adequate. Overall, Premier Inn accommodation is much more clean and comfortable than many of the B&Bs I've stayed in where rooms can be tiny, beds lumpy, bathrooms damp and cramped and everything is a bit grubby or mouldy.
Our main gripe was that the room was far too hot during our stay (late June) and for some reason, Premier Inn insist on restricting how far the windows open, so it was impossible to get a decent breeze.
There was a fan but I wouldn't have slept very well with it whirring away all night. As it was, the first night was disturbed by some late arrivals slamming doors in the car park but the second night was fine, although we were disturbed in the morning (9:30) by a very noisy chambermaid talking to some guests in the corridor outside our room. I very pointedly stuck the "Shh! We're still asleep" sign out and she quietened down - and admittedly most people are up and about by 9:30, just not us!
TV reception was poor with only four channels on the first night and one on the second night, but this wasn't really a major problem as we didn't spend that long in the room. The vending machine in reception was running low of stock, and was totally out of bottled water, which was a bit of a pain but again, we didn't complain about this so don't know whether it would have been quickly resolved. Reception staff were helpful and my boyfriend was given an extra pillow straightaway when he asked for one.
Overall, I'd say this place is much better than some of the dodgy looking B&Bs we spotted up and down the seafront, and which seem to be prevalent across the south coast. It is probably also cheaper - when looking for a step "up" from this, I was looking at a minimum Â£20/night hike in price and I wasn't convinced I'd be getting any added value. The Premier Inn is convenient and cheap, and gave us the flexibility we needed to cut our trip short when we wanted to. As I said in the title, it does the job!"
- Travel date: Sat 5th of July 2008
Good budget hotel
"Basic but clean. All facilities in room worked. Hotel staff v helpful. Plenty of parking; easy to walk the 10 or so mins into town (or round the nearby Lodmoor Country Park). Had dinner in next door Brewer's Fayre and that was a good value. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment.
Our room faced the coach car park but coaches did not start moving, and therefore making a noise, until 9ish when we were up anyway."
- Travel date: Thu 5th of June 2008
"As a big group of 14 of us we stayed at this hotel, we were visiting weymouth as a hen party for the weekend and john and maud were very accomodating.
The price we paid was brilliant and the full english breakfast they made us was superb. the rooms were a nice size and very clean i was suprised by this as we paid so little.
me and a friend had a sea view which was great and 1 of the other rooms opened out to a roof terrace. all rooms were clean and of nice sizes.
i would definately stay at this b&b again and am planning to in november."
- Travel date: Tue 3rd of June 2008
"We stayed at this Premier Travel Inn a couple of years ago and found it very tired and in need of a a little love and attention.
It now has had this attention with fresh paint, new beds and a general face lift. There has also been a significant uplift in the quality and presentation of the next door pub - The Lodmoor.
All in all a good experiance"
- Travel date: Wed 26th of March 2008