The Woodlands Hotel



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Boutique luxury on the Jurassic Coast

Consistently ranked one of the top hotels in Sidmouth on Trip Advisor, we are a family-run boutique hotel in the heart of this beautiful seaside town on the East Devon coast. 

We offer spacious rooms, a tranquil private garden and terrace, locally sourced food and a fully stocked bar – all just a light stroll from Sidmouth seafront.

The Woodlands Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in Sidmouth. Its central location makes it easy for you to discover the many things to do in Sidmouth and the local area – from dinosaur bones and vintage shops, to sandy beaches and the world-renowned Sidmouth Folk Festival.

Our Rooms

The Family Suite at the Woodlands Hotel inS

Family Suite

Our family suite consists of two bedrooms with super king beds that can also be configured as four singles, and a family bathroom with a large walk in shower. 

Spacious Superior Plus room at the Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth

Superior Plus Room

Our Superior Plus rooms feature a super king bed and all overlook the garden. Choose to be on the first floor or the pet-friendly ground floor.

Superior, King & Twin Rooms

All of our other rooms feature tea & coffee making facilities and beautifully comfortable beds. Ground floor rooms are pet-friendly.


We offer rates for both bed & breakfast and dinner inclusive packages. Our spacious restaurant can seat up to 60 people. 

Lounge & Bar

Our light and airy conservatory and adjoining bar are wonderful places to sip a drink or stop for a snack or coffee.


Enjoy an afternoon drink on the sunny terrace, a delicious Devon cream tea or just sit back and soak up the glorious setting.

Dog in the dog-friendly Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth

We are pet-friendly

We love welcoming your four-legged companions. However, some of our rooms are not pet-friendly. When you make your booking, please check whether we have a pet-friendly room available.

For enquiries, please call +44 (0)1395 513 120.

Reviews of woodlands hotel

Guest Reviews

The is the place to stay in Sidmouth. My son and daughter-in-law took me. We had a lovely time, the owners and staff are brilliant – so friendly, always got time to speak to us, not forgetting CoCo the Labrador. She greets all the guests and knows exactly where she can go. Breakfast is excellent and if you book an evening meal you will not be disappointed. Hotel is situated in a very convenient area for everything with parking. The interior is beautifully decorated, everywhere is spotless and the garden is a lovely place to sit out.

Valerie D, Trip Advisor

What an absolute delight to stay here. Very friendly attentive staff and owners, nothing is too much trouble. Coped admirably with my gluten and dairy free diet, not one eye roll and even suggested food I could eat! Beautifully clean, very tasty food, great power shower, I could go on. Highly recommend.

Sue H, Trip Advisor

We had two nights at the The Woodlands with our dogs. Very welcoming, gorgeous spacious room which was very clean indeed. Dan & Megan were fantastic hosts, wonderful breakfast, very friendly & nothing too much trouble, beach was 10 minutes walk down the road. Turning left from the hotel is a small park area great for walking the dogs, it’s in an excellent location. We will definitely visit again.

Ian M, Trip Advisor

Lovely fresh interior decor with comfortable beds. A unique design and calm, clean and comfortable with a relaxing atmosphere. A beautiful garden, great service from Dan, Megan and their team, and an excellent breakfast. We will definitely return.

Lawrence B, Trip Advisor

Our Facilities & What’s Nearby

Spacious bedrooms
Lounge & bar
Garden & terrace
Dog-friendly (pre-book)
Central location
Free wifi
Free parking
Electric vehicle charging
Places to eat in Sidmouth

You’ll find an array of wonderful places to eat in Sidmouth, from cosy pubs to buzzing cafés and terraces with sea views. Being on the abundant Devon coast, the local seafood is excellent, and there’s a real focus within the town’s eateries to serve the wonderful locally grown produce.

Pubs & bars in Sidmouth

Being in the heart of Devon means you’re never far from a cosy pub with roaring fires in winter and leafy beer gardens in summer. Sample some of the local award-winning ales, cider and gins – served in many Sidmouth pubs – or drop into one of the seafront bars for a glass of wine with a sea view.   

Sidmouth beach

You’re on the Jurassic Coast now, so it’s the perfect spot to take in the views from the foot of the pre-historic red cliffs. Sidmouth has a pebble beach, with red sands exposed when the tide goes out. Dogs are allowed on the beach from October to March and it is a great beach for swimming and family fun. If you’re keen to take to the water, Jurassic Paddle Sports on the seafront, can get you kitted up for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and more.

Shopping in Sidmouth

Sidmouth is a bustling town known for its selection of independent boutiques covering home interiors, fashion, childrenswear and more. You’ll find high street names here too as well as an array of craft stores, antique dealers, jewellers – in fact, everything you need for an indulgent weekend!

Sidmouth Folk Week

Sidmouth Folk Week is one of the UK’s most popular and longest-running folk festivals, dating back to 1955. See musicians from all around the world at venues throughout Sidmouth – including at Woodlands Hotel itself. Looking for Sidmouth Folk Week accommodation? Our central location makes it easy for you to make the most of the celebrations.

Exploring beyond Sidmouth

Entertain the kids at Crealy Adventure Park, just a 20-minute drive from Sidmouth and home to rollercoasters, pirate ships, petting zoos and dozens of other thrilling attractions.

Bicton Park is home to beautiful gardens, mini golf, miniature trains and playgrounds – fun for all the family and just a 15-minute drive from Sidmouth.

Lovely Lyme Regis is one of the gateways for the Jurassic Coast and a beautiful seaside town in its own right. Just a short drive from Sidmouth, you can sample fresh seafood and wander around the historic harbour.

The Donkey Sanctuary is just a 10-minute drive from Sidmouth and a great place to stroke, feed and fall in love with these rescued mules and donkeys.


The Woodlands Hotel is a wonderful place to base yourself when exploring all the gems this beautiful part of Devon has to offer.

View of a table with flowers and candles for a private function at the Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth

Looking for a venue in Sidmouth?

Our lounge area or restaurant are perfect spaces for big celebrations. From weddings and birthdays to anniversaries and more, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you celebrate your special occasion.

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