Are you planning a visit to North Wales but not sure where to stay? In our location and accommodation guide discover the best places to stay in North Wales for every travel style and budget.

Are you planning a trip to North Wales? With so many places to choose from including historical towns, countryside towns and picturesque villages plus a multitude of accommodation options in each how do you choose the right location for your trip?

In this article, you will discover the best places to stay including accommodation for all travel styles and budgets. From luxury hotels (and even a Welsh castle or two) to budget-friendly bed & breakfasts, we have it covered! Whether you’re a family or couple our guide has something for everyone. We have also included information about local attractions such as castles and museums so that no matter where you choose to stay, there will always be plenty of things to do and see nearby.

Price guide

£ – Budget less than £75 a night

££ – Mid-range £75 – £125 a night

£££ – Luxury £125+ a night

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Best places to stay in North Wales

Caernarfon (Carnarvon)

Caernarfon (Carnarvon) in Wales.

Located on the River Seiont, Caernarfon is one of the best places to stay in North Wales. It is an ancient market town known for its steep-walled castle perched high above it.

Home to some of Wales’s most spectacular ruins and history, the castle was built in 1283 by Edward I after he invaded Wales through nearby Degannwy. It lies at the end of a narrow strip of land between the River Seiont and Afon Goch. The moated black-and-white castle remains the centre of Caernarfon and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a walk around the castle walls for some great views across Caernarfon and the coastline beyond.

Bron Menai Guest House

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Close to the castle, free wifi superb breakfast. Perfect for couples.

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The Celtic Royal Hotel

££

Great location. Free wifi and access to leisure club with pool

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Totters Hostel

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Shared kitchen and lounge, Free wifi, good location.

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Conwy

Conwy Castle.

Conwy is a walled town on the River Conwy in Conwy county borough. It has a population of approximately 5,000 people. It is a popular tourist destination with many people visiting for its famous walls.

For the best view of Conwy Castle, take an early morning stroll along the Town Walls and enjoy spectacular views over Conwy town and Snowdonia.

The Castle Hotel

£££

Luxurious 4-star hotel with spa facilities and several dining options.

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Gwynfryn

££

Bed & breakfast accommodation in a converted chapel.

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The Gallery at Bull Cottages

£££

18th-century property in a great location. Popular with couples.

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Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park.
There are many places to stay in North Wales near Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wales, bordered by England to its east and the Irish Sea to its west. It includes Snowdon (Welsh: Yr Wyddfa), the highest mountain in Wales, which stands over 1,085 metres above sea level. The park was established as one of three national parks in Wales in 1951 and is over 1085 square kilometres wide.

Enjoy mountain biking, horse riding and hiking trails in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park as well as peaceful walks through the beautiful scenery including lakes and rivers which are perfect for fishing.

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Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed in Wales.

Situated within the Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed has a wonderful array of things to see and do for everyone. The village has developed out of copper mining in the area with several mines still open today.

The visitor centre at Betws-y-Coed is the starting point of numerous walks, with opportunities for ramblers and mountain climbers alike, while those who prefer watersports can enjoy windsurfing, kayaking and sailing on Llyn Padarn.

Aberconwy House B&B

B&B has stunning views of the surrounding Gwydir Forest, with cycle and walking routes.

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Plasglasgwm

An historic Welsh farm nestling in the Glasgwm valley.

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Mary’s Court Guest House – Mairlys

Guest House situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and offers free Wi-Fi, off-road parking and views of the surrounding area.

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Beddgelert

Beddgelert in Wales.

Located in Snowdonia National Park, Beddgelert is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges and forested slopes. Popular places to visit in Beddgelert include nearby Aberglaslyn Pass Nature Reserve, Mount Snowdon or Rhyd Ddu Bridge (a perfect spot for spectacular photographs).

Bryn Eglwys Hotel

A former Georgian country farmhouse has stunning views.= with free WiFi throughout and free parking on site.

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Bryn Dinas Camping Pods Ltd.

Camping accommodation with a patio and terrace.

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Plas Tan y Graig B&B Guest House

Features a shared lounge, garden, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property.

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Llandudno & Colwyn Bay

View of Llandudno pier.

Situated on the coastline of the Irish Sea with a backdrop of mountains, Llandudno is the perfect destination for all travellers. The most affluent part of North Wales, Llandudno is home to the longest promenade in Wales which is perfect for a bracing seaside walk or taking an ice cream along the beaches and marina.

Situated on the coastline of the Irish Sea with a backdrop of mountains, Llandudno is a perfect destination with plenty of things to see and do including visiting Llandudno Pier, which is the longest pier in Wales.

The cable car trip to Great Orme offers panoramic views of the resort and coastline.

Château Rhianfa

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With a private beach and panoramic views over the Menai Straits, Château Rhianfa is set in a Grade II listed Victorian villa.

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Space Boutique B & B

Each luxurious room at Space Boutique B&B has an individual design, a large flat-screen TV, power shower, bottled water and L’Occitane toiletries.

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Coastal Gem Apartment

Beachfront accommodations with free WiFi. The property has city views and is 701 m from Llandudno Pier and 400 m from Leisure Parks.

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Porthmadog

Porthmadog harbour.

Porthmadog is situated on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and is a great place for walking and outdoor activities with breathtaking views of Snowdonia. There are plenty of things to see and do in Porthmadog including taking a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway which is one of the world’s oldest narrow-gauge railroads.

The town also has a lot of antique shops, galleries and cafes to visit as well as harbour tours for those who want to discover Porthmadog’s rich maritime history.

Aberdunant Hall Country Hotel

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17th-century property set within 200-acres of woodland.

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The Golden Fleece Inn

Bed and breakfast accommodations spread across 3 historic buildings.

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Aberdunant Hall Holiday Park

Accommodations with free private parking, units feature a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower.

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Llangollen

LLangollen

A popular tourist destination for families, Llangollen has a wonderful array of things to see and do for everyone. Llangollen is located at the edge of the Berwyn Mountains and Dee Valley.

The many attractions of Llangollen town include Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, the largest festival of its kind in Europe. The festival attracts over 160,000 visitors every year for 10 days from all around the world to hear international music and dance acts.

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa

££

The hotel is a peaceful and relaxing location with comfortable accommodation and superb, luxurious spa facilities

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Cambrian House

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Historically listed former coaching house with a large, secure free car park, and free Wi-Fi

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Riverbanc

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B&B with river views and free WiFi, flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. With à la carte or Full English/Irish breakfast.

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Beaumaris

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Located on an island close to Anglesey, Beaumaris is one of North Wales’ most picturesque towns.

There are plenty of things to see and do in Beaumaris including exploring Beaumaris Castle, a perfect example of a concentric castle (a castle with two walls enclosing another castle). 

The Bull and Townhouse – Beaumaris

££

Grade II listed, with a traditional bar and a stylish restaurant.

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The Liverpool Arms Hotel

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Boasting a bar and views of the city + located only 300 m from Beaumaris Castle.

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Castle Court

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Guest house with bar, terrace facing the castle and shared lounge with TV.

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Wrexham

Located in North Wales is the town of Wrexham. There are plenty of things to see and do in Wrexham including visiting Plas Coch, a mansion built in 1780 with fantastic views of the Berwyn Mountains.

Wrexham is also a popular shopping destination with plenty of retail outlets for all budgets.

The nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain. The aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford, a renowned civil engineer, and took eleven years to complete.

Merlin House

££

3 bedroomed holiday home with kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area.

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Ramada Plaza Wrexham

££

Air-conditioned bedrooms and a Health and Fitness Suite.Free wifi and parking – close to Vale of Llangollen in Wrexham.

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The Lemon Tree

££

Set in a gothic Victorian building with free wifi and parking. Spacious rooms with a private bathroom.

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Barmouth

Barmouth

Barmouth is a small seaside resort town situated on the mouth of the River Mawddach. Things to see and do in Barmouth include taking a ride on one of the North Wales narrow gauge railways, exploring Dolgellau gold mine or visiting Black Rock Sands, a perfect place for sunbathing.

The Tilman

£££

Air-conditioned rooms with free wifi. Parking on-site and restaurant with good food. Excellent location.

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The Royal

££

B&B with free wifi. Excellent breakfast. Rooms with private bathrooms. Terrace, bar and garden for guests.

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Tal Y Don Hotel

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 Hotel located 2 minutes’ walk from Barmouth Rail Station and from the beach. All bedrooms with ensuite.

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Prestatyn

Prestatyn lighthouse

Prestatyn is one of North Wales’ most picturesque seaside towns. Things to do in Prestatyn include enjoying the beautiful sandy beaches, walking the Offa’s Dike Path, taking in a performance at the Pavilion Theatre or taking a ride on the Rhyl Miniature railway.

The Beaches Hotel

££

Located on the sea front with free parking, steam room and gym.

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Lyons Nant Hall Hotel

££

19th-century listed building which features an on-site restaurant, free WiFi and free on-site parking.

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Pen-y-Patch

££

3 bedroomed holiday home with garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

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Rhyl

Rhyl

You can’t mention Prestatyn without Rhyl its coastal neighbour. Head to the beach for the day or on a rainy day why not visit the SeaQuarium. It is located on the eastern point of Rhyl beach and is worth a visit whatever your age. Rhyl Harbour is a great spot for a stroll. Pop in at the Harbour Hub Cafe for a spot of lunch or a coffee and cake.

Rhyl’s Miniature railway is the oldest in the UK and fun for all the family.

Sandy Pad’s Apartments 

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2 bedroom apartment with sea and city views. 3-minute walk from Rhyl Beach.

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Berwyn Guest House

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4 star rated bed and breakfast accommodation with free WiFi and free parking

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Paradise St Apartment Rhyl

£££

3 bedroom apartment with a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are provided.

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Portmeirion

Portmeirion.

Portmeirion is a picturesque village in Gwynedd built in the style of an Italian village. While open to visitors (for a charge) the best way to enjoy this enchanting village is to book into the hotel and enjoy the gardens, architecture and beauty over a few days.

Portmeirion Village & Castell Deudraeth

£££

The hotel offers a spa and wellness centre, an on-site mini-market, a bar and a restaurant.

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Harlech

Harlech Beach.

Harlech is a popular seaside resort, steeped in history and surrounded by mountains. Popular things to do in Harlech include exploring the town’s medieval castle, taking a boat trip along the coast or visiting Harlech Beach, a secluded cove perfect for sunbathing.

Dol aur Bed and Breakfast

££

B&B with outstanding sea views, free WiFi throughout and free onsite parking. It also has a large sun terrace with seating and barbeque facilities.

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Castle Cottage Inn

£££

Features a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. Choice of continental or an à la carte breakfast.

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Pwllheli

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Pwllheli is a seaside resort situated on the tip of the Llyn Peninsula. The town’s main attraction is its long sandy beach and pleasant coastal walks that provide fantastic views over Cardigan Bay and towards the Llŷn Peninsula.

The pier at Pwllheli has several fish and chip shops, cafes and pubs, while the town centre is home to a few shops and supermarkets.

Somerdale

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Located close to the beachfront in Pwllheli. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom.

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Rooms at Martha Jones

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Deluxe double bedrooms with a flat-screen smart TV and private en suite equipped with a shower. A continental breakfast basket for two is included in each room.

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Bala

Arenig Fawr Mountain

A popular destination for walkers and mountain bikers, Bala is a historic market town near Arenig Fawr Mountain. Popular things to do in Bala include a variety of watersports on Llyn Tegid (Wales biggest lake), walking or fishing.

Plas Yn Dre

££

Bar. Private bathroom. Tea & coffee making facilities. Free WiFi. Free private parking on site.

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Palé Hall 

£££

Victorian manor house hotel with Michelen green star restaurant.

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The Bryntirion Inn

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Restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property.

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Enjoy your visit to North Wales

You can find more information to help you plan your visit to Wales in these helpful posts:

If you wish to spend a night or two (or longer) in a castle you will find your perfect castle stay in these posts

You may be interested to know that there are 3 Unesco World Heritage sites located in North Wales.  The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the castles of Beaumaris and Harlech are seen as a group of three sites. If you enjoy history you will find that the castles in North Wales are well preserved and provide a fascinating glimpse into the history of the area. They also make for some great pictures as they look out over the Welsh countryside!