Newark-on-Trent is a historic Nottinghamshire market town that I called home when I was growing up. It’s often overlooked as a place to visit, but I always love returning, whether it’s to see the walls of Newark Castle again, take a walk on the river or go shopping on a market day.

We have compiled a guide to the best hotels in Newark-on-Trent to help you make the most of your visit. Whether you’re here for a weekend break or just stopping by for an event at Newark Showground, there is quite a choice of places to stay, from red-brick town centre hotels to luxurious guest houses to quaint bed and breakfasts. So, let’s get into it.

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Where to stay in Newark on Trent: our top picks

In a hurry? These are our favourite hotels and guest houses in Newark-on-Trent:

🏨 Best hotel in Newark-on-Trent: Beaumond Cross Inn
🍳 Best bed and breakfast in Newark-on-Trent: The Lions
⭐ Best place to stay for a romantic getaway: Manor Court
🏇 Where to stay near Newark Showground: The White Dove

Read on for more choices and our full reviews.

Best hotels in Newark-on-Trent

Newark town centre is quite compact, and the hotels we’ve picked out are all within close walking distance of the market square, the castle and other sites of interest.

If you’re looking for activities while you’re in town, you can also check out our guide to the best things to do in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

1. Beaumond Cross Inn

Beaumond Cross Inn

Beaumond Cross Inn is a bit of a gem among our recommended hotels in Newark-on-Trent, almost hidden in plain sight on London Road right near the town centre. This cosy 3-star inn is a convenient base if you’re looking to explore the local attractions.

Beaumond Cross Inn has ten comfortable rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, a mini fridge bar, and tea and coffee-making facilities. You will appreciate the thoughtful touches like the lovely complementary biscuits and fresh milk in the fridge.

The inn also has a shared lounge, garden, and a terrace with views of the town. You can also book a tennis court for an extra charge.

So, if you’re looking for where to stay in Newark, Beaumond Cross Inn offers comfort, convenience and a homely touch, and is our personal favourite hotel in the town centre.

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2. No.31 Castle Gate

Where to stay in Newark: No.31 Castle Gate

Another lovely hotel in Newark, No.31 Castle Gate, blends some historic charm with modern convenience. The hotel is also within very close walking distance of some of the best cafés, pubs and restaurants in town.

Set in a beautifully restored Georgian building directly opposite Newark Castle, it features ten boutique rooms, combining period features with modern amenities. Each room has its own kitchenette, so you can self cater if you don’t fancy going out for food.

No.31 Castle Gate is unstaffed, but the check-in process is seamless. You’ll receive a unique access code 24 hours before your stay, and it’s easy to get in touch if you have any problems.

Although there’s no on-site parking, several convenient options are available nearby, including free overnight parking down Castle Gate and a secure car park on Lombard Street.

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3. Millgate House Hotel

Best hotels in Newark on Trent: Millgate House Hotel

At Millgate House Hotel you can expect traditional and welcoming stay in one of Newark’s characteristic redbrick properties, dating from the 1800s. It’s about a five-minute walk away from Newark Castle.

The no-frills, simple rooms at Millgate House Hotel are designed for comfort. You’ll have a TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities in your room, while the modern en suite rooms also include flat-screen TVs and telephones, with family rooms and disabled facilities available.

The restaurant at Millgate House Hotel is popular, so it’s best to reserve a table if you want dinner here. Rest assured you can start your day in the right way with the complimentary full English breakfast for guests. Later in the evening, the bar area is a nice spot to unwind with a drink or two.

Overall, Millgate House Hotel is a decent choice for where to stay in Newark if you’re looking for convenience with a touch of charm as well.

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Best guest houses in Newark-on-Trent

The friendliest places to stay in Newark-on-Trent are often the family-run B&Bs around the town and in neighbouring villages. In this section, we’ll take a look at the best guest houses in Newark if you want more of a home-away-from-home feel.

4. Newark Lodge Guest House

Newark Lodge Guest House

Newark Lodge Guest House is a lovely little bed and breakfast in Balderton, the village where I grew up, less than 10 minutes’ drive from Newark town centre.

There’s a really creative touch to the decor at Newark Lodge Guest House, with unique art deco items in each room and the communal space. Each room is individually designed for comfort and elegance, and comes with a TV, desk, and tea and coffee-making facilities. You’ll also have an en suite bathroom, with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Breakfast can be a make-or-break factor when choosing where to stay, and the emphasis on freshly prepared, cooked-to-order meals sets Newark Lodge Guest House apart from many other B&Bs in the area. The daily breakfast really is delicious. The menu includes fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals and porridge, alongside specialities like scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and grilled Scottish kippers. A full English breakfast is also available.

So, whether you are travelling for leisure or business, you can be sure of a relaxing and nourishing stay at Newark Lodge Guest House.

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5. The Lions

Best B&Bs in Newark: The Lions

The Lions is a delightful bed and breakfast right in the heart of Newark-on-Trent. This Grade II listed townhouse is one of the town’s finest late Georgian buildings, full of character, but also renovated to feature all the modern comforts you will need.

The Lions features tastefully decorated guest rooms in a traditional style, equipped with comfortable beds, high-quality bed linen and towels. Each room has a flat-screen smart TV with Freeview channels and Internet access, allowing you to unwind.

If outdoor spaces are important to you, then you’ll love the gardens at The Lions. Especially the rear garden, which is immaculately kept with a large lawn, flower beds, shrubs and trees. There’s also a sun terrace and outdoor fireplace (great if you’re visiting in winter), and the front garden space has free parking for guests.

This is the most centrally located of our recommended guest houses in Newark, just a 10-minute walk from the market square. Both Newark North Gate and Newark Castle railway stations are within a 15-minute walk or a short taxi ride.

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6. The White Dove

If you are visiting for an event at the Newark Showground, The White Dove is the most convenient choice, and it’s also a lovely place to stay. This cosy B&B offers a rare combination of traditional bed and breakfast accommodation along with glamping options.

The traditional B&B rooms at the White Dove feature a desk and flat-screen TV, as well as private bathrooms equipped with walk-in showers, bathrobes, and fresh linens and towels. There’s free private parking for guests too.

Set on the outskirts of town, there’s a peaceful nature about The White Dove, as you might expect from its name! You can escape here and relax with lovely garden views from the patio or unwind by the outdoor fireplace.

The property also boasts a spacious terrace and a picnic area, with barbecue facilities available. For families, there’s a children’s playground, making it an ideal choice among our featured guest houses in Newark if you are travelling with kids.

As well as being within close proximity of Newark Showground, the B&B is also a short walk away from Newark Air Museum, and it’s only a ten-minute drive into the town centre.

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7. Manor Court

Best hotels in Newark on Trent: Manor Court

If you don’t mind being based a little way outside Newark for your visit, then check out Manor Court, an exceptional guest house in the sleepy hamlet of Thorpe. A place with a real touch of luxury, Manor Court provides an opulent experience that’s perfect for a special occasion or romantic getaway.

The guest house features six fabulously original rooms and suites, each designed with unique quirks and indulgent comfort in mind. When you arrive, you’ll find bubbly with ice, truffles and mineral water in your room. Depending on the season, you can enjoy Pimms on the terrace in the summer or mulled wine in December.

Each room is designed for two guests and includes flat-screen TVs, private bathrooms with hairdryers, and luxurious linens and towels. Some rooms also feature a terrace for you to enjoy the serene surroundings.

Each morning you can enjoy an absolutely top-notch traditional English breakfast served in the candlelit splendour of Manor Court’s rich baroque dining room. With turn-down service and morning papers, every detail is crafted to create a lavish and personable experience.

During your stay you can also relax in the shared lounge or the beautifully kept garden, perfect for a peaceful retreat. Overall, Manor Court is our top choice among the hotels and guest houses in Newark if you’re looking for somewhere extra-special for a treat or occasion.

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Map of hotels in Newark on Trent

You can browse the locations of our featured hotels and other places to stay in Newark on Trent by clicking the map below:

Map of where to stay in Newark

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