May 29, 2023


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10 best hotels in Lincoln ahead of 2022 Lincolnshire Show, according to guests

With major events back in Lincoln and the surrounding area this summer, including this month’s Lincolnshire Show, demand for hotels in the city will likely be going up.

With it being estimated that The Lincolnshire Show brings in £13 million into the local economy, it is important that the area has a number of great places to stay. Thankfully, you can make an informed decision on the right hotel for you due to helpful reviewers online, particularly on Tripadvisor.

Whether you prefer to stay with a well-known national chain, or if you’d rather go for a quaint, independent B&B, there are plenty of great options available for you within Lincoln. We’ve taken a look at the ones that visitors are rating the highest across the city and surrounding areas, ahead on what promises to be a great summer.

READ MORE: Lincolnshire Show 2022: full event details – including jubilee theme and a return of old favourites

Here are the best places to stay in and around Lincoln, according to guests. As always, if you’ve got another great suggestion, you can put it in our comments section below.

10 best hotels in Lincoln

10. Holiday Inn Lincoln

Holiday Inn, Lincoln Brayford
Holiday Inn, Lincoln Brayford

Location: Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW

Rating: 4 stars from 1,187 reviews

Review: In May 2022, one reviewer said: “Spent many a great evening at this hotel and bar. Lovely staff always happy to help.

“Rooms are spacious and clean. Lovely setting near the Brayford wharf.”

9. DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton

Location: On Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW

Rating: 4 stars from 2,619 reviews

Review: In July 2021, one reviewer described the Hilton as “Perfectly placed hotel alongside the Marina, with the area very busy during the day and evening.” They added “all the staff without exception are polite, professional and seemed to want the stay to be really enjoyed.”

8. Best Western Plus Bentley Hotel & Spa

The Bentley Hotel
The Bentley Hotel

Location: Newark Road, South Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH

Rating: 4 stars from 1,158 reviews

Review: In May 2022, one reviewer said: “Lovely room very clean with everything you need. The use of the spa area is a bonus and was very enjoyable.

“Breakfast was one of the best I have had in a long time, hot, tasty and of good quality. The attention to clearing plates, providing drinks etc from the staff was very good.

7. Premier Inn, Canwick

Location: Canwick Road Canwick Hill, Canwick, Lincoln LN4 2RF

Rating: 4.5 stars from 1,455 reviews

Review: In June 2022, one Tripadvisor reviewer said: “Stayed here a few times and as usual lovely welcome from reception, easy to see an improvement since the last time we stayed. Entrance looks better.

“Breakfast on Sunday was great, Room was lovely, housekeeping looked busy but room was still spotless. Highly recommend this place, although not as close to city centre as suggested on the website but still a very short drive.”

6. Travelodge, Thorpe on the Hill

Location: A46 Newark / Lincoln Road, Thorpe On The Hill, Lincoln LN6 9AJ

Rating: 4 stars from 548 reviews

Review: In May 2022, one reviewer said: “Great place for price. Staff were all amazing, friendly & very pleasant.”

5. Premier Inn, Lincoln City Centre

The Premier Inn in Lincoln City Centre
The Premier Inn in Lincoln City Centre

Location: Broadgate, Lincoln LN2 5AQ

Rating: 4.5 stars from 2,460 reviews

Review: In March 2022, one reviewer said they were “Totally looked after for all of our stay. All the staff were polite, friendly & extremely helpful.

“Easy check-in, quality rooms, great breakfast. Close to everything and lots to do and see, will definitely stay there again”

4. Holiday Inn, Lincoln City Centre

Holiday Inn, Lincoln City Centre
Holiday Inn, Lincoln City Centre

Location: Ruston Way Ruston Way, Lincoln LN6 7DB

Rating: 4 stars from 1,184 reviews

Review: In May 2022, one reviewer said: “Pleasant stay. Room was really nice and staff were very pleasant – good location for visiting students at university and only 10 minute walk into city centre.”

3. The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel, Lincoln
The Castle Hotel, Lincoln

Location: Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3AS

Rating: 4.5 stars from 1,156 reviews

Review: In May 2022, one reviewer said The Castle Hotel was “Ideally situated by the Castle and a stone’s throw from the Cathedral, this hotel is delightful. The room was comfortable and clean.”

2. The Tower Hotel

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel

Location: 38 Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3BD

Rating: 4.5 stars from 579 reviews

Review: In June 2022, one reviewer said: “We just spent a delightful stopover at The Tower Hotel and would definitely visit again. It’s really a pub/restaurant with rooms but it works very well.

“It’s a very short walk to the cathedral and castle as well as the lovely shops in the old town. The room was clean and comfy with an excellent super king-size bed and good quality bedding.”

1. Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel

Washingborough Hall
Washingborough Hall

Location: Church Hill Lincoln, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1BE

Rating: 5 stars from 1,194 reviews

Review: “Washingborough Hall is a real gem in the Lincolnshire countryside. Heartfelt thanks to everyone involved for helping to give us such wonderful memories of a special day for all our family and friends.”