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Best Western Red Lion Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had overnight stay using Travelzoo deal. What a delight. This is a lovely warm and welcoming very old English hotel. Very central to Salisbury. Staff wonderful food great couldn't fault it. The history was fascinating. A real gem.

The Red Lion was built for the draughtsmen of the cathedral in 1220. What a lovely place to stay. Rooms are very comfortable and modern in contrast to the old fashioned feel of the hotel. Staff were fantastic, Wi-Fi worked very well, breakfast was magic, best scrambled eggs I have had which I haven't cooked myself. Facilties in the room were great - ironing board, iron, tea & coffee, fan, shampoo, bottled water, tv, great beds and heating easily controllable. Brilliant, beautiful, friendly and right in the middle of the city.

Excellent hotel. The parking is a bit tricky but I found a car park just behind the hotel which worked for me. The TV was not working but I was so tired I didn’t really need it. Internet was good. Bed was a bit hard

Four of us stayed for 2 nights on a special deal and reserved a slot in the small car park. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful - they would have kept the bar open all night for us if we had wished. The en-suite rooms were clean, warm and comfortable. The breakfasts in the lovely restaurant were very good. Dinner was excellent: simply the best sirloin steaks that any of us had tasted in years. Overall the hotel is welcoming and full of character. We loved it!

This hotel balances reasonable price and good quality. I stayed here for one night as a base for attending a function going on nearby. Couldn't fault at all, the rooms was a good size and in perfect working order. Staff were friendly. Would be my choice of hotel if I was staying in Salisbury again.

Car park for 3 cars??? However City car park down the road. Reception very friendly and helpful. Decor and rooms dated authentic! Lighting in rooms set to dim! Water pressure poor, toilets that fail to flush. Breakfast rubber eggs?? At 0700 been under heat to long at the start of breakfast Could be much better !

Disappointing. Although booked and paid for well in advance we were greeted by "we expected you at 12.00pm" We arrived on the dot of 2.00pm as booked. Given it was Christmas Day it would have been nice if the staff had managed a greeting and a smile. The promised arrival drink didn't materialise but we were compensated by a discount off the wine. That said the food (all pre- ordered) was fine and the service okay if unfriendly.

This was my first visit to Salisbury and on a whole I enjoyed it.Upon checking in I enquire about the car park to be told it was £15 for the night.Bit over the top as there is a car park next to the hotel which cost me £2.50 until 9am the next morning.The hotel itself is nice,My room (70) was excellent.Nice and spacious and spotlessly clean.Didnt eat in the restaurant so can’t comment but stopped in the bar for a pint after eating in town and can quite honestly say it was one of the worst pints of lager I have had.It stank and had a bad taste to it. Upon bringing this to the bar mans attention I was told there had not been any other complaints and he felt it was ok. Maybe no other complaints as I was the only person in the bar.Shame as I enjoyed the hotel and it’s in a great location.

Great 2 night stay with friends to see in the New Year. Good rooms, good food, good entertainment, good location and great staff. All 6 of us enjoyed our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. From initial booking to leaving on 2nd January - we were all very well looked after. Well done and we will come back!

We enjoyed our visit to the Red Lion hotel. It is an interesting historic building with lots of character somewhat enhanced by the cold rooms which are in need of refurbishment. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. A great location in the centre of town.

Milford Street Salisbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Salisbury Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 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 has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Salisbury, the hotel is also a short walk from Market Square and Magna Carta Chapter 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. Self parking is available for GBP 15.00 per night. 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 1055 reviews