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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and indoor pool


Located in the heart of Ambleside, this hotel is steps from Grasmere Garden Village, Helm Crag, and St Oswald's Church. Wordsworth Museum and Dove Cottage are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 49 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, hair dryers, and phones.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Best Western Grasmere Red Lion Hotel provides a spa tub, a steam room, and a fitness center. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Ambleside hotel also offers a library, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A total renovation of this property was completed in January 2016.

Best Western Grasmere Red Lion Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 49 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 1769 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Phone 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 10 AM.

1769 Bar & Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Grasmere Red Lion Hotel Ambleside
  • Best Western Grasmere Red Lion Hotel
  • Best Western Grasmere Red Lion Ambleside
  • Best Western Grasmere Red Lion

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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