Places to Stay on the Isle of Man – The Best Hotels & Accommodation

Best Places to Stay Isle of Man

Despite its size, there is no shortage of great places to stay on the Isle of Man. With options ranging from luxury hotels and traditional b&bs to quirky lodges and eco-campsites, there’s something to suit all budgets and interests. In this article, I’ll be sharing the very best Isle of Man hotels and accommodation options to help you plan your trip.  

If you’re planning a trip to the Isle of Man, let me start by saying Failt ort. Or welcome as it means in English. I’ve been living here for almost two years now, and I can’t wait for you to experience everything that this small, unassuming island has to offer.

For future reference, I’ve got various other articles to help you plan your time here, such as the top things to do on the Isle of Man, my favourite places to eat, and the best Manx beaches. But for now, I shall stick to the topic at hand.

These fantastic places to stay in the Isle of Man have been carefully selected to ensure that your time here is comfortable and enjoyable. So, whether you’re going on a family holiday, taking a trip with your dog, or flying solo, you’re going to love what I have in store.

With all that out of the way, let’s get to it; here are 16 of the best Isle of Man hotels and accommodation options.

Places to Stay on the Isle of Man – The Best Hotels & Accommodation

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Come to the Isle of Man and enjoy our plentiful beaches.

The Best Places to Stay in Douglas, Isle of Man

Douglas is the capital and the biggest town in the Isle of Man. With its prime seaside location, easy access to transport routes, and plentiful bars and restaurants, it’s unsurprising that many visitors choose to stay here.  

With that, countless accommodation options concentrate the area. But I’m going to try and narrow it down to what I believe to be the best places to stay in Douglas.

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Best Luxury Hotel in Douglas: Halvard Hotel

For a touch of luxury in Douglas, it doesn’t get much better than the Halvard Hotel. Located on the seafront, it’s in a prime location to enjoy unrivalled sea views while walking distance to the best Douglas restaurants & bars, transport links, and the Steam Packet sea terminal.

In contrast to the Victorian building it’s set in, the Halvard is hip and modern. Rooms are contemporary with a touch of luxury, complete with all the amenities you’d expect from a 4-star hotel. Plus, the inclusive breakfast is incredible.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: Yes.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available nearby.
  • Good to know: On-site restaurant, free wifi, business centre, travel sustainable property.
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Best Budget Hotel in Douglas: Ellan Vannin Hotel

Located on the southern side of Douglas bay, Ellan Vannin Hotel is an excellent budget-friendly hotel in the Isle of Man. You can expect the same perks as many of the other more expensive options in the area, in fact, so it’s excellent value for money.

Located on the southern side of Douglas bay, Ellan Vannin Hotel is an excellent budget-friendly hotel in the Isle of Man. You can expect the same perks as many of the other more expensive options in the area, in fact, so it’s excellent value for money.

While the cheaper rooms are admittedly a little on the small side, they’re ideal if you don’t plan on spending too much time in there. The more expensive rooms, on the other hand, come with stunning sea views. Either way, the rooms are immaculate & modern.

  • Dog Friendly: Yes – £10 a night surcharge.
  • Lift: No, but ground floor rooms available.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available nearby.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, onsite bar, breakfast available at an additional charge.
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Best Self-Catering: Cunard Apartments

If you’d prefer a bit more space and flexibility during your trip, I can highly recommend Cunard Apartments. These deluxe self-catering apartments all have rooms overlooking Douglas Bay with plenty of space to accommodate an entire family.

Each apartment can sleep up to 7-people complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining area, and a spacious lounge. All come equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including cooking facilities, a TV, coffee maker, and a washing machine.

Located in the heart of Douglas, you’re just minutes away from the main restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. A supermarket where you can stock up your fridge is just a 5-minute walk away.  

Oh, and if you book directly with The Cunard and mention this blog, you’ll get a special discount!

To see what you can expect at Cunard Apartments, check out this short video:

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No – Apartments start on the first floor.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available nearby.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, onsite restaurant.
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Best Boutique Hotel in Douglas: Sea Cliff Hotel Douglas

Sea Cliff Hotel

For something a bit out of the ordinary in Douglas, I suggest checking out the luxurious Sea Cliff Hotel. It’s actually in Onchan but very close to Douglas, and I imagine it’s pretty nice to be away from the hustle and bustle.

This property looks more like a home than a hotel from the outside, and that’s half the charm. The hotel only caters for six people at a time, with three luxury suites spanning across three floors. Each suite has its own unique theme and decor, plus a private patio with a hot tub where you can relax and enjoy the view.

There’s so much I could say about this one of a kind hotel in the Isle of Man. However, in simple terms, it’s everything you would expect from a 5* hotel but in a miniature form.

  • Dog Friendly: Occasionally – Call the hotel in advance.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: 30-minute walk to Douglas town centre.
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Best Airbnb in Douglas: Loft 11

Places to Stay Isle of Man

Up there with the quirkier places to stay in the Isle of Man is this one of a kind loft apartment. When I came across this one, I had to double-check that it was actually on the Isle of Man. It looks as if it belongs in central Manhattan, certainly not in downtown Douglas.

The cool vintage decor and unique architectural design is the perfect blend of edgy and luxurious. Just looking at it is giving me so much inspiration for my future home.  

The apartment features two bedrooms, a cinema room, a spacious living area, and a private bar. In close proximity to Douglas town centre, it’s an ideal choice for both a rockstar weekend with your buddies or a romantic getaway with your other half.

  • Dog Friendly: No pets.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available nearby.
  • Good to know: No children/infants, self-check-in, free wifi.
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Milners Tower, Port Erin

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Places to Stay in Isle of Man (South)

While it’s great to be close to the town centre and all of the convenient facilities that it provides, there’s certainly something to be said for staying in our smaller towns.  

Beachside towns such as Port Erin & Peel are home to the best beaches on the island while boasting their own fair share of reputable restaurants and nightlife.  

With this in mind, here are some other places to stay in the South of the Isle of Man outside of Douglas.

Luxury Hotel: The Shore Hotel

Location: Port St Mary

Set in one of the most scenic and tranquil spots on the Isle of Man, The Shore Hotel offers luxury accommodation at competitive rates. Each of the rooms provides breathtaking sea views, while the hotel itself is both elegant and modern.

Among the accommodation options at the hotel are a variety of plush suites and a self-catering cottage called the Old Boathouse. An excellent breakfast comes included, which guests can enjoy in the onsite restaurant.

  • Dog Friendly: Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the hotel – not in the self-catering cottage.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking available onsite.
  • Good to know: Free wifi.
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Budget Hotel: Athol Park Guest House 

Location: Port Erin

Port Erin Beach Isle of Man

At Athol Park Guest House, you are just a stone’s throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Not only that, at less than £50 per night per person, it’s one of the most budget-friendly hotels in all of the Isle of Man.

Admittedly, the rooms are kinda basic and outdated; however, at this price, it’s not that much of a concern. What matters is that it’s clean and comfortable, and you’ll be made to feel at home by the super-friendly hosts.

Alongside the beach, there are a ton of fascinating things to do in this area of the island. Check out this article for a full breakdown.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, breakfast included, child-friendly rooms available.
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Self Catering Apartments: Seaside Cottages

Location: Port Erin

Seaside Cottages provide cosy self-catering holiday homes in the beautiful seaside town of Port Erin. Each cottage sleeps up to six guests and is equipped with all the facilities you need to create a home away from home.

There are two cottages available; the first, Seaview, provides spectacular panoramic views over Port Erin Bay, while the other, Palm Villa, overlooks an enchanting glen. Both are in an excellent location, just minutes away from all of the action.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available nearby.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, four floors.
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Bed & Breakfast: The George 

Location: Castletown

The George Hotel Isle of Man

You’ll find this next Isle of Man hotel directly opposite Castle Rushen in Castletown. It’s not often you get to wake up to views of a medieval castle, so it’s a pretty awesome option.

Rooms at The George are spacious, modern, and bright. And despite being located above a pub, they are also incredibly peaceful. You’ll wake in the morning to a fresh and plentiful breakfast prepared with local produce.

Nearby the hotel, you’ll find several bars and places to eat, including one of my favourite IOM restaurants, Secret Pizza. Finally, to get around, you can easily catch local bus links.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, breakfast included.
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Quirky Accommodation: Knockaloe Beg Farm

Location: Patrick

Quirky Places to Stay Isle of Man

Up there with the more unusual places to stay in the Isle of Man, is Knockaloe Beg Farm. As the name suggests, you will be staying on a farm, so this can be a fun and unique experience for all the family.

The accommodation options at the farm include hostel dorms, family rooms, cottages, and glamping pods. Each come with their own facilities, and there is an onsite sauna that all guests are welcome to use. A delicious breakfast is included prepared using fresh produce from the farm.  

While the farm is located in the countryside where you can enjoy peaceful and scenic surroundings, Peel is not too far away. You can get to Peel in 5-minutes with a car or 25-minutes on foot, where you’ll find a gorgeous beach and plenty of bars, shops and restaurants.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs allowed in self-catering and glamping accommodation
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: Free wifi, breakfast included.
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Airbnb: Manx Tholtan Farm Stay

Location: St Marks

If you like the idea of camping in the Isle of Man but prefer the comfort of shelter and warmth, these traditional Manx Tholtans make for a happy medium between the two.

All of the tholtans are entirely off-grid, so no wifi or electricity; however, all come equipped with a log burning stove, a two-ring gas burner, a sink with basic cold water supply and a gas fridge. There is a flushing toilet and shower cubicle outside.

Both kids and adults are going to love this back to basics experience. There is plenty of scenic walks around, a children’s play area, and a farm. Other than that, it’s just you and the countryside.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: No wifi or electricity.
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Related Read: 18 Fun and Interesting Facts about the Isle of Man

Other Places to Stay in the Isle of Man

Most people who visit the Isle of Man tend to stay in the South, so it makes sense that the majority of IOM hotels and places to stay concentrate in this area.  

There are, however, a handful of cool and unique accommodations dotted around other random locations of the island. So if you don’t mind being a little bit out of the way, here are some other options for you to consider.

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage – Douglas

Douglas-Lighthouse-Things-to-do-iom

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is one of the most extraordinary places to stay in the Isle of Man. Located next to one of the island’s oldest and most significant lighthouses, the cottage provides unrivalled coastal views. 

I walk past this property often; it’s one of my favourite walks in Douglas. It doesn’t feel like Douglas, though, as its remote location promises total peace and tranquillity. I love the rugged coastline that prevails here, and after dark, it becomes a hotspot for stargazing.

If you decide to stay at the cottage, you should know that it’s only accessible on foot and there are a lot of steps involved. However, all things considered, the extra effort is totally worth it.  

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Paid parking is available 2-3 minute walk away.
  • Good to know: Fully equipped kitchen and wifi.
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Comis Hotel & Golf Resort – Mount Murray

Comis Hotel Isle of Man

Arguably the plushest hotel in the Isle of Man is Comis Hotel & Golf Resort. Located in Mount Murray, approximately 6km outside of Douglas, guests can enjoy golf, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a spa.  

The rooms at this four-star hotel are spacious, bright, and modern. Guests are welcome to bring along their furry friends. The daily breakfast offers a continental, buffet or à la carte options, so there’s a perfect variety to suit all dietary requirements.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed.
  • Lift: Yes.
  • Parking: Free onsite parking is available.
  • Good to know: Free wifi.
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Glen Helen Glamping – Glen Helen

Glamping IOM

Set at the foot of one of the most beautiful national glens on the island, Glen Helen Glamping is the most luxurious glamping site on the Isle of Man. Here’s your chance to enjoy our natural world at its finest, without sacrificing on comfort.

Each of the 6 custom-made pods at the site features underfloor heating, ensuite shower and toilet, and a kitchenette. With the option to sleep up to six people, this is a family-friendly option that everybody will love.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: It’s a 15-minute drive to Douglas & Peel.
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Baie Mooar Guesthouse – Ramsey

Ramsey is the second largest town on the Isle of Man. Not only that, it’s statistically the sunniest and warmest spot on the island. So I do often wonder why people don’t stay here more often.  

Admittedly, if you’re only visiting the island for a few days, it’s not the most practical place to stay. The reason being, a lot of the main IOM attractions are in the South.  

Ramsey is up and coming though; it has a beautiful beach and lots of nice restaurants. Plus, I really love the North as there are some real hidden gems in these parts.

If you do consider staying in Ramsey, I can recommend Baie Mooar Guesthouse. A superb property with excellent rooms, complimentary breakfast, and everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: It’s a 30-minute drive to Douglas.
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Tholt Y Will B&B – Sulby

If you fancy swapping the coast for the wilderness, you’re going to love this next place to stay on the Isle of Man. Nestled in the heart of sweeping pine forests and the enchanting Tholt-y-Will Glen, Tholt-y-Will B&B is an idyllic retreat that nature enthusiasts will love.

With mountains, forests, reservoirs and glens galore, this area is home to some of the most scenic walks on the Isle of Man. It’s also just a 15-minute drive to both Ramsey in the North & Douglas. However it’s quite a fair walk to the nearest bus stop, so having your own transport is recommended.

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  • Dog Friendly: Dogs are not allowed.
  • Lift: No.
  • Parking: Free parking is available.
  • Good to know: It’s a 15-minute drive to Douglas.

Thank you For Reading

Well, that concludes our list of places to stay on the Isle of Man. I hope this has given you some inspiration for your upcoming trip. Do you have any other questions or feedback?

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Stay adventurous and happy travels.

Charlotte & Natalie x

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Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Our Taste For Life

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