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Best Western Red Lion Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was an amazing evening. I can't remember when was the last time I laughed so much, in spite of resolving murder case. Most of the people turned up in incredible costumes and played their characters very well. The food was really, really good - the best Pumpkin soup I've ever had and staff very attentive. The actors interacted with us and at the end awarded the best played character and costume. Definitely recommend it.

Just stopped here one night , everything was fine for us apart from being woken very early by the beer barrels being moved around in the courtyard under our room ! We were on a Travelzoo offer which included bed and breakfast, dinner and glass of prosseco each, good value for under £100. The receptionist and all staff we met were friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 43 which is located in a separate part of the hotel accessed across the courtyard. The room was fine although dated but clean and comfortable.The bed and pillows were of a good quality. Dinner was in the Vine restaurant which is quirky with beams and interesting artefacts . The food was fine but light on veg .The service was slow but we weren't in a hurry so no problem . Breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day along with very good coffee. The location of this hotel is perfect to explore this interesting city . Thank you for a good stay .

I have been going to the Red Lion for many years and the recent management upgrade has had a terrific impact. Clean, professional and a joy to be at. The room was great and had a view of the cathedral. Knowing that the masons who built the cathedral stayed in the same place made me feel very connected to the history of Salisbury. It is a great place to stay and it a perfect locatioin.

We had the Seamstress Suite, a very big double bed (with a cool bath tub in front of it), comfortable sofa bed and great bathroom. Hotel with alot of history, small corridors and well maintained. Easy to walk to the town.

Lovely staff, all very helpful and cheerful. We had a very good room, number 90 on first floor, in terms of size and everything else. Excellant shower, tea, coffee, biscuits, water, decent sized TV. Only a couple of things stopped it being perfect - there was no power point for the hairdryer near to a mirror and our view from the window was of the Alzeimers Society Charity shop, perhaps they were trying to tell us something. Dinner was pretty good. Bit disappointed that the chicken stuffed with ham and cheese did not have ham or cheese. Waiter took it back and kitchen re cooked it as it should have been. As we both ordered this it was not a problem waiting for it to be re cooked and we were offered a complimentary drink to keep us occupied. Breakfast was excellant. We like to start with fruit and there was a large selection. Cooked breakfast included all the usual with eggs cooked to order. Lovely old building kept in pretty good order.

We stayed here for an overnight stay whilst on business in Salisbury. The hotel is very old but well maintained and in a great location inn the center of Salisbury. The room was a good size and well decorated, with a reasonable bathroom (always difficult for an older hotel). The staff were pleasant and helpful and there were good areas to relax or have a drink.

Well positioned hotel in center of town and Salisbury is an easy place to cover on foot - a favorite of ours for a few days away. If you want to visit the surrounding area, various bus stops are just along the road from the hotel (5 mins). Good lounge service. Excellent breakfast selection and cheerful smiling waiter giving good service. Hotel has mixture of newer modern or more 'character' bedrooms as they say - which are a little tired in places but fine - good comfortable beds which are important. We've stayed in a variety of rooms over the last couple of years and inner rooms (overlooking courtyard or at the back of hotel overlooking public car park) are quieter. Some rooms involve steps and twisting corridors and only part of the hotel has lift access so you would need to check with hotel before booking if you have mobility problems. Public parking available behind hotel in Brown Street - get a voucher (£10 per 24 hours) from Hotel Reception upon checking in and save yourself having to feed the parking meter.

Lovely quaint hotel with lots of charm and atmosphere. Food and service excellent and very reasonably priced meals and drinks. We had a superior room with a comfortable four poster bed and a lovely beamed ceiling. The wedding was beautiful and the hotel staff worked very hard to ensure all went well. Overall a lovely hotel which I would recommend.

Booked an executive suite for a night away with my husband. Our suite was directly over the function rpom where a very loud disco plaued all night. Why when the hotel was fully booked with wedfing guests was our room the closest to the noise???? Reception most unhelpful will never stay in a Best Western again.

We had the best weekend staying at the Red Lion. Our room was newly renovated, clean, comfortable and the noise from the street was blocked out by secondary glazing leading to a good nights sleep. We attended a function in the function suite in the evening which was excellent, we made good use of the beautiful courtyard and the lounge bar. We ate in the hotel for breakfast and dinner both nights, the food was lovely and the staff were very attentive. Overall a great stay with a comfy bed and brilliant staff, we will be revisiting 100% and would recommend the Red Lion for everything from a family trip to a business function.

Milford Street Salisbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Salisbury Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Salisbury Cathedral is a short stroll from Best Western Red Lion Hotel, and other popular attractions like Old Sarum are within a few miles (5 km). This 60-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Salisbury, the hotel is also a short walk from Market Square and Mompesson House.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a gastropub. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


The 60 rooms have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Red Lion Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a porter/bellhop. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Friendly staff can provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1016 reviews