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The Washington

St Pauls Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
+44 117 973 3980

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based on 2,537 reviews
The Washington - Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.5 km
Location rating 8.4
Nearest airport Bristol
Distance to airport 11.4 km



Double rooms


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Nightly base price
$156 per night




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bit dated in 109 reviews
breakfast was good in 687 reviews
car park in 161 reviews
clifton in 36 reviews
comfy bed in 42 reviews
fruit and biscuits in 59 reviews
good value in 108 reviews
great location in 266 reviews
needs updating in 33 reviews
nice touch in 40 reviews
room was small in 469 reviews
room was too hot in 24 reviews
shower in bath in 138 reviews
staff were very friendly in 790 reviews
tea and coffee in 97 reviews
  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Breakfast was superb

    Free parking

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    The location is great & the staff are very friendly,especially the young lady who served us at breakfast.

    Stairs very steep with worn out carpets so possible slip hazard. Lack of a lift is also a problem although the website did warn about this. Bathroom needs a re-Ferb,bedding was tattered & Torn in places, This really should be addressed as bedding should be updated on a regular basis. Mattress on both beds very uncomfortable

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019

    Loved everything breakfast amazing young boy at breakfast lovely very friendly and very helpful also check in very helpful young man would definitely stay again just 1 thing could have done with fluffier pillows a bit flat but nothing that spoilt stay x

    All good

  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. I was familiar with Bristol already and chose this particular area because the location is very good. It's close to the university, so the neighborhood seems very safe and friendly. We had a street view and, fortunately, didn't have much trouble with late-night sounds. It's also close to Clifton (which seems like a very posh/hipster residential, family neighborhood to me). The staff all seemed friendly. The breakfast staff (I want to say Paula & Bea because those are the names I remember from the chalkboard) were very efficient and friendly. They serve a continental buffet (yogurt, cereal, fresh fruit, some cold cuts & cheese) and allow you to order a fresh hot breakfast (a traditional English breakfast, the vegan/vegetarian version of the same, a croissant with ham & cheese, eggs and toast, a kids option, etc) from their kitchen. Overall the food was tasty and enjoyable. Unfortunately their dining room can only sit probably 1/4 of the hotel's guests. But, the waitresses have a fair method for making a queue and sitting people as tables become available. The room was VERY small and awkwardly laid-out, but it didn't matter so much because we were there for sightseeing and only needed the room for relaxing, bathing and sleeping.

    From the second we walked into our room there was a mild foul odor. I'm not sure where this was coming from? The hotel seems very worn-out: some stains on the carpet, a large and tricky double-hung window, creaky floors, a dated acrylic bathtub with a crack in the exterior panel. I feel like the run down amenities don't bother me, as long as cleanliness is impeccable. But, this is where I had an issue. On the first night, while taking a shower, I noticed a small human hairball in the provided shower gel. I was disgusted and told the receptionist the next morning. I SAW her make a note, but, lo and behold returned from a day out in Bristol to no solution. I told a new receptionist the following morning and saw her make a note as well. Came back again, SAME PROBLEM! That evening, exasperated, I told a THIRD receptionist "I'm frustrated! We reported a problem to two other receptionists and nothing was done." She followed me up to the room, looked into the shower gel, "Oh, you're right", tried to remove the gel (which was trapped in a bracket, bolted to the shower wall) and finally gave up and just brought me a fresh, unopened shower gel. To this day, I'm sure the hairball is still there... say "Hi", room 25! That said, I don't blame the receptionists or even the maid service for this problem... this is entirely a management issue. In our 6 days, 5 nights staying there we saw roughly 6 different receptionists (in this way it reminded me of a hostel-type environment... employing young, friendly, often foreign, university-aged students) and never a manager. Why didn't someone follow up on the notes that these receptionists were making? If you have so many different employees in so many shifts, how can you expect complaints to be solved? One night we were woken at 2:15am to the fire alarm with the poor receptionist trying to shut it off for 45min.

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Reasonable breakfast Helpful staff Clean towels and kettle in the room

    Very poor shower flow in 2nd floor bath, rooms noisy single glazed

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A stay at The Washington places you in the heart of Bristol, within a 10-minute walk of Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and University of Bristol. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.6 Good

based on 2,537 reviews









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Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Laundry service
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Laundry facilities
Long-term parking (surcharge)
Parking (surcharge)
Room service

FAQs when booking at The Washington

Where is The Washington located?

The Washington is located at St Pauls Road, 1.5 km from the centre of Bristol. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is the closest landmark to The Washington.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Washington?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Washington.

Does The Washington offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Washington offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Washington offer free parking?

No, The Washington does not offer free parking.

Does The Washington offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Washington does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Washington from the airport?

The Washington is 11.4 km from Bristol. The Washington is 51.3 km from Cardiff-Wales Arpt.

Can you bring pets to The Washington?

Yes, The Washington is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does The Washington have a pool?

No, The Washington does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 0.5 km
  • University of Bristol 0.5 km
  • Cabot Tower 0.6 km
  • Bristol Ice Rink 0.9 km
  • Clifton Downs and Observatory 1 km
  • Bristol Cathedral 1.1 km

Bristol travel guide

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Getting Around

Bristol 11.4 km
Cardiff-Wales Arpt 51.3 km
Bristol Clifton Down 0.6 km
Bristol Redland, Avon 1.3 km

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