Where to Stay: Porthmadog

Stay in Porthmadog to get the full experience

If you’re pushed for time you can get a whistle-stop tour of Porthmadog in half a day, but if you’ve got a few days to spare it really is best to stay for a couple of nights.

There’s so much to see and do here in the surrounding area that you’ll be kicking yourself if you choose to simply pass through – so why not book a couple of nights and use Porthmadog as a base for your North Wales adventure?

Now, we understand that all different kinds of people come to visit us here in Porthmadog, so we thought we’d put together a list of accommodation options that reflects that. Regardless of the budget that you have or the type of holiday you’re looking for, we reckon we’ve covered all of the bases.

Take a look at the list below and do let us know how your trip to Porthmadog goes…

For the Highflyer

Every town has its high-end establishment and Porthmadog’s is the Royal Sportsman Hotel, the only 3-star hotel in the area. Despite the awards and acclaim that this hotel has been given you’ll find that the service is wonderfully unstuffy. Dogs are welcome in certain rooms of the hotel and the on-site restaurant also happens to be one of the best in the area having been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. You can choose to eat in either the restaurant, bar, lounge or patio garden and take advantage of a changing menu of Modern Welsh classics.

How much? Double rooms start at £82 per night (including breakfast)

For the Budget Conscious

For those that would rather save their money for activities, the Queens Hotel offers unfussy bed and board at a good price. This pub has been refurbished recently, making it a great option for bargain hunters looking to save a few quid.

Reviews for this hotel are generally good across the board with many guests mentioning the polite, friendly staff as well as the relaxing bar. Breakfast is not included with the price here, but when it’s as cheap as this you can probably forgive them for this.

How much? Double rooms start at £60 per night

For the Happy Camper

Fancy spending the night under canvas with the sound of waves breaking against the beach? Well you can do just that at Black Rock Sands Touring and Camping Park. Although there are no static caravans for sale on site there are plenty of pitches to choose from starting at £10 per night per person during low season.

There are all the facilities that you’d expect from a quality camp site and you have the added bonus of being a stone’s throw away from the beach.

How much? £12.50 per night per adult during high season

For the Minimalist

To get the true locals experience there’s perhaps no better option than Tai Shan, a tidy little bungalow tucked away in a residential cul-de-sac on the edge of town. With just two bedrooms and one bathroom this property is hardly brimming with facilities but it has all you really need to get by for a weekend’s visit to Porthmadog.

Five can sleep comfortably here making it perfect for families or a group of close friends, and with shops and a pub within a few minutes walk this is a practical option for those who aren’t too fussy.

How much? Stay for 3 nights and only pay £408 (just over £80 per person for the weekend – if you fill the beds)