Hotels Near Cheltenham Racecourse

Horse RaceLocated just North of the Cheltenham city centre, the Cheltenham Racecourse is located in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. If you plan on attending a horseracing event at the Racecourse, there are plenty of great places to stay in and around the racecourse with locations in Cheltenham Town Centre, Charlton Kings, Cleve Hill and further afield. Below is a list of accommodation options in Cheltenham sorted by hotels, bed & breakfasts and apartments and their distances to the Cheltenham Racecourse. We also provide approximate walking times and driving times from each guest house to the racing venue.

We strongly recommend booking your accommodation well in advance of your visit to the Cheltenham Racecourse, as the more popular race days, such as the Cheltenham Festival (which attracts over 200,000 visitors a year) will book up rather quickly!

Getting to the Racecourse

Getting to the racecourse from where you’re staying in Cheltenham is easy whether you’re an avid walker, prefer driving, getting a cab, taking the train or jumping on a bus. Some hotels, such as the 5-star Ellenborough Park Hotel even provide a complimentary shuttle for their guests to and from the Cheltenham Racecourse on race days. For those staying in the city centre, there are regular buses. Stagecoach service D, for example, runs every 10 minutes during the day and at least once an hour during the evenings. Service 527 also has a regular bus schedule. For local and up-to-date Stagecoach information, you can call 08706 082 608.

During the Cheltenham Festival and the Open, there is an additional shuttle bus service that operates between the Cheltenham Spa Railway Station and outside of the WH Smith’s in the centre of Cheltenham to the Racecourse. A single fare starts at £2.50 and a return fair costs £5.

Hotels

With 4 and 5 star luxury hotels, cheaper budget hotels, leisurely spa hotels and chic boutique hotels, visitors to Cheltenham are sure to find a hotel that suits their individual needs. With close proximity to the Racecourse, most Cheltenham hotels are only a short bus or cab ride away if not walking distance.

Cheltenham Lawn & Pittville Gallery ★ ★ ★ ★

5 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, GL52 2BE

Distance: 1.4 miles (27 min walk / 6 min drive)

Price Range

From £100

Clarence Court Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★

45 Clarence Square, Cheltenham, GL50 4JR

Distance: 1.4 miles (27 min walk / 7 min drive)

Price Range

From £129

Central Hotel ★ ★ ★

7-9 Portland St, Cheltenham, GL52 2NZ

Distance: 1.7 miles (31 min walk / 9 min drive)

Price Range

From £66

Cotswold Grange Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★

Pittville Circus Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2QH

Distance: 1.7 miles (33 min walk / 7 min drive)

Price Range

From £95

Holiday Inn Express ★ ★ ★

33 Dunalley Street, Cheltenham, GL50 4AP

Distance: 1.7 miles (31 min walk / 8 min drive)

Price Range

From £85

Strozzi Palace ★ ★ ★ ★

55 Saint George’s Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3LA

Distance: 2.1 miles (37 min walk / 9 min drive)

Price Range

From £80

Malmaison Cheltenham ★ ★ ★ ★

Bayshill Rd, Montpellier, Cheltenham, GL50 3AS

Distance: 2.3 miles (46 min walk / 11 min drive)

Price Range

From £114

81 The Prom Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★

81 Promenade , Cheltenham, GL50 1PJ

Distance: 2.4 miles (40 min walk / 11 min drive)

Price Range

From £155

Hotel du Vin Cheltenham ★ ★ ★ ★

Parabola Rd, Cheltenham, GL50 3AQ

Distance: 2.4 miles (44 min walk / 11 min drive)

Price Range

From £134

Citrus Hotel Cheltenham ★ ★ ★

Wellington St, Cheltenham, GL50 1XZ

Distance: 2.7 miles (38 min walk / 11 min drive)

Price Range

From £62

The London Inn ★ ★ ★

195 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6HU

Distance: 2.9 miles (14 min drive)

Price Range

From £75

Queen’s Hotel Cheltenham ★ ★ ★ ★

Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1NN

Distance: 2.9 miles (42 min walk / 13 min drive)

Price Range

From £136

Ellenborough Park Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Southam Ln, Cheltenham, GL52 3NJ

Distance: 3 miles (11 min drive / Private Shuttle)

Price Range

From £274

Rising Sun Hotel ★ ★ ★

Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, GL52 3PX

Distance: 3 miles (13 min drive)

Price Range

From £70

DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham ★ ★ ★ ★

Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL53 8EA

Distance: 3.9 miles (16 min drive)

Price Range

From £60

The Greenway Hotel & Spa ★ ★ ★ ★

Off Shurdington Road, Cheltenham, GL51 4UG

Distance: 5.9 miles (25 min drive)

Price Range

From £194

Cowley Manor Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★

Cowley, Cheltenham, GL53 9NL

Distance: 7.2 miles (22 min drive)

Price Range

From £175

The Colesbourne Inn ★ ★ ★

Colesbourne, Cheltenham, GL53 9NP

Distance: 9.4 miles (24 min drive)

Price Range

From £100

NB: For hotels at other racecourses, see RacecourseHotels.com.

Bed & Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfasts are a lovely alternative to hotels and Cheltenham has plenty of great options most of which are family run. Including all of the usual amenities that a hotel or an apartment would have, B&Bs also provide hot cooked-to-order breakfasts and some may even include packed lunches. With locations all around Cheltenham, a B&B is a lovely option for your trip to the Racecourse. You may even meet some friends to accompany you to the races!

Badger Towers B&B

133 Hales Rd, Cheltenham, GL52 6ST

Distance: 2.2 miles (44 min walk / 9 min drive)

Price Range

From £110

Beaumont House

56 Shurdington Rd, Cheltenham, GL53 0JE

Distance: 3.3 miles (17 min drive)

Price Range

From £100

Cleve Hill House Hotel B&B

Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham, GL52 3PR

Distance: 3.4 miles (13 min drive)

Price Range

From £125

Homelands Apartment

Butt’s Ln, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, GL52 9QH

Distance: 3.4 miles (13 min drive)

Price Range

From £254

Court House Manor

Hale Ln, Painswick, Stroud, GL6 6QE

Distance: 12.5 miles (39 min drive)

Price Range

From £195

Apartments

Apartments are a great option if you’re visiting Cheltenham in a family group and would like the option to cook meals and feel more at home. Cheltenham have plenty of great apartments for both short and long term stays. With fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and even washing machines, your trip to the Cheltenham Festival can have all the comforts of home.

Cheltenham Townhouse Hotel

12-14 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, GL52 2BD

Distance: 1.4 miles (27 min walk / 6 min drive)

Price Range

From £475

The Coliseum

20 Albion St, Cheltenham, GL52 2LP

Distance: 1.7 miles (32 min walk / 9 min drive)

Price Range

From £180

Central Serviced Apartments

Trinity Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 2NT

Distance: 1.7 miles (31 min walk / 9 min drive)

Price Range

From £76

Douglas House

Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AH

Distance: 2.3 miles (47 min walk / 11 min drive)

Price Range

From £344