The Isle of Wight is one of the best places to cycle in the whole of the UK. It’s even branded itself as “the cycling island”. But if you’re going, then you’ll also want to know about the best cycling hotels on the Isle of Wight – after all, it’s a long way to go for a day trip.

We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best Isle of Wight bike hotels we’ve come across during our travels. They’re a mix of the hotels and accommodation we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.

Top tip: before you book your Isle of Wight cycling accommodation, make sure you’ve checked out our ultimate guide to cycling the island and our resorts guide. Those will tell you everything you need to know about the best routes and may help you decide which area you want to stay in.

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Isle of Wight bike hotels: comparison table

Name Location Price Book

The Caledon Guest House

 

Cowes ££ Book here

The Pilot Boat Inn

 

Bembridge ££ Book here

The Garlic Farm

 

Sandown £££ Book here

The Royal Hotel

 

Ventnor ££ Book here

Hillside Ventnor

 

Ventnor £££ Book here

The Clifton

 

Shanklin £££ Book here
Three Gables Newbridge £ Book here

Weston Manor

 

Moonshill £ Book here

Sentry Mead Hotel

 

Totland £££ Book here

Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Map of the Isle of Wight towns

Where to stay on the Isle of Wight

Bike hotels on the Isle of Wight

We’ve broadly broken our selection down by the regions of the island: north, east, south and west.

Bike hotels in/near Cowes (north Isle of Wight)

Cowes is the main town to the north of the Isle of Wight, and it’s also where you’ll likely arrive if you’re taking the car ferry here from the mainland. It’s a little busier than some other locations around the island but for a cycling holiday, you have access to some of the traffic-free cycle paths that take you through Newport to Shanklin and Sandown in the south, and Ryde to the east.

You can read more about Cowes in our resorts guide, here.

The Caledon Guest House

The Caledon Guest House is a four-star bed and breakfast within a renovated Victorian house. The modern decor helps to make rooms feel fresh and cosy, bringing the feeling of the sea views inside. It’s well placed, being just a short walk to the town centre, five minutes from the Red Jet terminal and 10 minutes from the car ferry. The hosts have thought of lots of little details, including Nespresso coffee machines, Noble Isle toiletries and a selection of local goodies. Plus, of course, a very warm welcome.

There’s a bike store to the side of the house that can hold up to 12 bikes securely, and a separate bike rack too. You’ll also get a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day’s riding.

  • We love: The beautiful modern rooms and comfortable features.
  • Be aware: You’ll check yourself in and out, and order breakfast online, but staff are available if you need assistance.
  • Best for: A comfy modern break close to all local amenities and some great biking routes.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Bike hotels in/near Bembridge (east Isle of Wight)

Lots of  people like staying in the east of the Isle of Wight, either in Ryde or at the very eastern point in Bembridge. Here you’ll still have easy access to the rest of the island. Bembridge has a pretty harbour and the pebble beaches offer some nice, tranquil space. This part of the island does have a number of holiday and caravan parks, so it’s not super-quiet, and Ryde itself can be a little busier if you venture this way.

You can read more about Bembridge and Ryde in our resorts guide, here.

The Pilot Boat Inn

The three-star Pilot Boat Inn in Bembridge offers a cosy spot for you to unwind on your Isle of Wight cycling break. It’s a quirky restaurant with rooms serving great food, but the best thing is the welcome you’ll receive at the end of a day’s ride. During summer, you can soak up the rays on the sun terrace and in winter, a log burner provides the comfiest of respites while you refuel and recover.

Three of the five rooms have views of the harbour, which is a lovely sight to wake up to. In terms of bike storage, the owners have confirmed that they’re popular with cyclists and they’re able to store bikes overnight either in a locked shed or secure bike lockers.

  • We love: The cosy welcome you’ll receive at the end of every day.
  • Be aware: With only five rooms, groups may need to book this in conjunction with other properties.
  • Best for: Smaller groups who enjoy being social after a day’s ride.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

The Garlic Farm

The Garlic Farm is a collection of self-catering holiday cottages and yurts on an actual working garlic farm, consisting of a farm shop and restaurant. Many people visit the farm to learn more about the work and to pick up garlic-based products. It’s set in a charming location with easy access to the local cycle routes.

The yurts and cottages can sleep between 2 and 10 people in each, with a total maximum capacity of 50 guests. You’ll be allowed to store your bike inside the property and the cottages have laundry facilities so you can clean your worn gear ahead of your next day’s ride.

  • We love: The large open spaces and the beautiful yurt designs.
  • Be aware:  The farm operates as a tourist attraction and so can be busy.
  • Best for: Large cycling groups looking to tour the island together.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Bike hotels in/near Ventnor (south Isle of Wight)

Anyone looking for a more peaceful escape should head to the south of the Isle of Wight.

Ventnor has a lot of excellent facilities, but it’s one of the quieter parts of the island. If you’re seeking a relaxing Isle of Wight cycling break then this would be your best bet. Be aware that it’s also very hilly in this part of the island!

You can read more about Ventnor and Shanklin in our resorts guide, here.

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel in Ventnor is a four-star property overlooking the Esplanade. It’s considered to be the grand dame of the Ventnor hotel scene. It’s a historic building dating back to 1883, but the rooms are elegant and comfortable, with muted tones. The food in the hotel is also excellent, including the option for afternoon tea if you’re not out on a ride.

Because of its location, the hotel is in easy reach of some scenic bike routes, and while bikes aren’t permitted in rooms there is a locked area that only staff can access where they can be stored overnight to keep them safe.

  • We love: The grand feeling of the hotel and the elegant rooms.
  • Be aware: Because the bikes are stored in a staff-only area you can’t use it for maintenance or repairs.
  • Best for: A classic hotel experience with great views, great food and a warm welcome.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Hillside Ventnor

The Hillside Ventnor is a charming five-star country house hotel on the outskirts of Ventnor. Despite the history of the building – dating to the early 1800s – rooms are decorated in a more contemporary style with a Scandinavian influence, and modern art pieces decorate the public areas.

You can get dinner at the hotel but you need to pre-order. As for bike storage, there’s a locked garage where they can be kept overnight securely.

  • We love: The combination of a historic building and modern styling.
  • Be aware: As the hotel sits on the side of a hill, save some energy for the end of your ride.
  • Best for: A peaceful break with great views across the town.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

The Clifton

The Clifton is a four-star property in Shanklin, situated at the top of a stunning cliff. It has a picturesque conservatory and garden where guests can unwind, and the rooms are supremely comfortable, though some are a little more dated in style than others. The views from the hotel are amazing.

The hotel has a small bike storage area that’s nice and secure, or they can point you in the direction of local cycle hire companies, which can even deliver the bike to the hotel for you, and pick it up once your holiday is over. The owners are happy to provide maps and advice on local cycle routes too.

  • We love: The friendly owners who can advise on your cycling break.
  • Be aware: While dinner isn’t available, a snack cafe menu is served until 8pm.
  • Best for: Soaking up amazing views while you recover from a long day’s ride.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Bike hotels in/near Freshwater (west Isle of Wight)

One of the quietest areas of the Isle of Wight is out to the west. Here, smaller villages like Freshwater and Yarmouth offer a peaceful retreat for your cycling break, and while the main cycling paths only extend between the villages and not to the rest of the island, the roads are much less busy. The scenery around this area is great too, including the attractive views from The Needles.

You can read more about Freshwater and Yarmouth in our resorts guide, here.

 

Weston Manor

A four-star B&B, Weston Manor is a historic building dating back to 1871, with some great views from its hill-top location. While run as a bed and breakfast, there is the option to go self-catering if you prefer, although the breakfasts are very good. With six rooms the manor can accommodate up to 14 guests at once.

While you’ll need to save a burst of energy to get back to the B&B atop the hill, you can then relax in pleasant surroundings. There’s a stone outbuilding where you can keep your bike, which does get locked. But the owners have said you can keep your bike inside the manor hour if you’re more comfortable with that.

  • We love: The very friendly welcome and the wonderful country views.
  • Be aware: Dinner is only available for large groups by pre-order, as it is ordered from outside caterers.
  • Best for: A truly relaxing escape for small groups.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Sentry Mead Hotel

The Sentry Mead Hotel is a three-star guest house with nine en-suite bedrooms. It’s yards from Totland Bay beach, and has some lovely views. The accommodation is simple, but modern and cosy, and the breakfasts are hearty – the ideal start for your day.

Cycling guests are very welcome – indeed there’s a large “cyclists welcome” logo on their website! Guests can either store their bikes in their rooms or in a back corridor in the property that only staff can access, and there are drying facilities for your gear if you’re caught in the rain.

  • We love: The clean, modern style and the helpful owners.
  • Be aware: If you’re in an upstairs room and choose to store your bike in the staff corridor, you can’t access it overnight for repairs/maintenance.
  • Best for:  A refreshing, pleasant escape in a quiet coastal location with great routes nearby.

Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Final thoughts

Have you got any recommendations for Isle of Wight cycling accommodation? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Also be sure to check out the rest of our Isle of Wight content for more tips on routes and where to stay:

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Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up epicroadrides.com in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

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