Hotel Kings Arms Dorchester

30 High East StreetDorchesterDT1 1HFUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel Kings Arms Dorchester

Housed in a traditional Georgian coaching inn dating back to 1720, the three-star Best Western Hotel Kings Arms Dorchester offers free on-site parking and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Thomas Hardy’s House and the historic town centre are nearby.

The en-suite bedrooms offer amenities such as flat-screen TVs, room service and hospitality trays.

Facilities at the Best Western Hotel Kings Arms Dorchester include a guest lounge, a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box.

The on-site Bistro offers pub-style cuisine in a cosy environment. Other dining options in the area include the Walnut Grove and No. 6 Restaurant.

The hotel is a short stroll from Dorchester’s Teddy Bear and Dinosaur Museums and eight miles from the Dorset coast. The Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve is within ten miles and Monkey World is 15 miles away.


30 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(0203)0024740 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Positive Reviews

Blends historic charm and modern convenience

Over its 300-year history, this hotel has played host to guests such as Queen Victoria and the Rolling Stones Guests describe a blend of historical charm and modern conveniences that’s presumably fit for royalty, even of the rock and roll variety.

Helpful and accommodation staff

Reviews indicate that you’ll not only receive a warm welcome from the staff at this hotel, but also a friendly and attentive service throughout your stay Guests who were visiting patients at the nearby Dorchester Hospital are particularly complimentary about the service.

Excellent dining

Guests are overwhelmingly positive about the standard of food at this hotel, although extra points go to the fantastic afternoon tea Tuck into a delicious assortment of sandwiches, tea and Prosecco - all the while enjoying comfortable surroundings and great service.

Negative Reviews

Small rooms

While some guests describe the rooms as spacious, other reviews indicate that you may find some of the rooms a little too small for comfort It seems that the bed takes up much of the available space in these smaller rooms, so don’t expect too much elbow room.

Some noise

While not a particularly busy area at night, guests in street facing rooms were subjected to noise from occasional heavy goods vehicles passing by While it doesn't seem to be a regular problem, you might like to ask for a room at the rear of the hotel if you’re a light sleeper.

Disappointing showers

If you like to start your day with a refreshing shower, you may end up feeling disappointed Reviews indicate that the various problems in this area include poor water pressure and no happy medium between scalding hot and freezing cold water temperatures.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 172 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    7.9 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 172 reviews