Top 5 Hotels to Stay for Royal Ascot

Macdonald Berystede

The Macdonald Berystede is the perfect way to kick off your week at Royal Ascot! With it being located just 7 minutes from Ascot Racecourse, it is the ideal location to get to the racecourse hassle-free. You can also take advantage of the hotels free parking, rather than having to pay for various car parks closer to the racecourse.

The Hotel has also recently undergone a £1 million transformation which has led to a rejuvenation of its facilities. This has led to improvements in their award-winning Acanthus Restaurant which caters for a range of preferences with its special dietary meals as well as offering a kids menu.

The Manor also offers the opportunity for guests to relax before and after the races with its world-class spa facilities. This includes an outside hydrotherapy pool, an indoor 18 metre swimming pool, a technogym and 6 treatment rooms.

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Good to know

Check-in time for Macdonald Berystede is 3pm and you will have to check-out by 11am, however this may be dependent on flight time arrivals whereby the hotel may accommodate to this circumstance.

Frimley Hall

Frimley Hall Hotel is ideal for racegoers who are after something a little more peaceful as the hotel set in secluded private gardens.

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Frimley Hall provides guests with endless facilities which makes it a good option for racegoers who prefer not to venture too far. An example of this are the spa facilities, in particular, the new Vital, Health and Wellbeing Club which was part of a recent £2.5 million investment. The hotel has also been recognised for its award winning Linden Restaurant which sources local and organic ingredients from suppliers.

Good to know

The check in time for the hotel is 3pm and the check out time is 11am. Frimley Halls also provides the option to bring your dog, however there is a charge of £15 per night.

Berkshire

This historical hotel was built in 1705 and provides guests with a diverse range of rooms from traditional to contemporary. It is also one of the closest hotels to the racecourse located only a 5 minute drive, but also providing racegoers with the option to walk if not pressed for time.

Berkshire Hotel takes advantage of its 15 acre gardens by providing numerous outdoor activities and facilities such as it’s 2 tennis courts and croquet lawn. There is also the opportunity of guests to eat outside in their picnic areas and sun terraces. When the sun is shining, it is hard to beat the Berkshire Hotel!

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The hotel also has not just one restaurant, but two! The FORK Restaurant offers incredible views of the landscaped gardens and is capable of hosting any occasion, whether your going to Ascot for ones birthday, an anniversary or a family get-together.

Good to know

Check in-time in 3pm and you are expected to have checked-out by 11am. The hotel doesn't allow pets to stay at the hotel.

Grange Bracknell

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The Grange Bracknell Hotel is a 4 star hotel which is located in Bracknell's newly developed town centre which underwent a £240 million development in 2017. The hotel is very well linked to the racecourse, being only 700 yards to Bracknell’s train and bus stations. These direct links to Ascot mean you can be at the racecourse in less than 15 minutes!

If racegoers are at Ascot for the week and want something to do before and after the races, the hotel is in an ideal location for this. Attractions surrounding the hotel include Windsor Castle and Woburn Abbey, as well as attractions for kids including LEGOLAND and the Coral Reef Water Park. Also If you are into your golf then the hotel is also located very closely to both Royal Berkshire Golf Club which is home to two 18-hole courses in a stunning setting - I would definitely recommend!

The 120 rooms in the Grange Bracknell are finished to an extremely high standard, all of which have flat screen TV’s, en-suite marble bathrooms and various amenities to ensure you settle in quickly.

Good to know

The hotel requires guest to check-in from 2pm during the week and on weekends it is 3pm. The hotel’s standard check-out time is 11am, however this check-out period can be extended by an hourly rate of £10. If you are visiting the races with younger children, professional babysitting services are available and children under the age of 2 are free to stay.

Macdonald Compleat

When it comes to location, its hard to beat the Macdonald Compleat Hotel. The hotel itself not only overlooks the picturesque setting of the Marlow Weir and The River Thames, but more importantly, its only 30 minutes away from the Ascot Racecourse. This means racegoers can benefit from both convenience, but also the hotels impressive surroundings.

The Hotel takes full advantage of the river with its two AA-rosette Riverside Restaurant awarded for its high quality British dishes. If your more adventourous you may want to try the Indian cuisine at the Sindhu restaurant which was recently opened by the Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar.

This beautiful setting also allows guests to take up the opportunity to fish along the river or spectate the rowers of Marlow Rowing Club (and future olympians) row along the river. During certain periods of the year, guests are allowed to hire boats if they wish to explore more of Marlow from a different perspective.

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Good to know

Check in time is at 3pm and check out time is at 11am. The hotel accommodates guests who wish to bring their pets, however there is a charge of £15 per night. The hotel is also fully accessible for wheelchair users as well as having 100 free car parking spaces for those who travel by car.