Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England Hotels



The Lion Hotel

At a Glance


  • historic appeal
  • good breakfasts


  • prone to wedding parties on weekends
  • unlike the public rooms, many guest rooms have tired decor in need of an upgrade

The Lion Hotel Review

The myriad corridors of this famous coaching inn in the heart of town creak with more than 600 years of history; rooms are small and traditionally furnished, but the glorious lounge, with its high ceiling, oil paintings, and carved-stone fireplace, sets the Lion apart. Former guests include Charles Dickens, whose suite served as inspiration for The Pickwick Papers.

    Hotel Details

  • 59 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 06-12-2013

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