Shakespeare Hotel Stratford

Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6ER


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The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford is a wonderful Tudor building with low ceilings, open fire places and wooden beams. It is full of character and old world charm and unmistakable, with its bold white and black Tudor front immediately catching the eye.

Although this charming 16th-century Stratford hotel is steeped in rich history, there are plenty of  interesting modern twists as you wander through the Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon. Unusual touches like cow print covered stools echo the ever-present Tudor colours but from a different approach. As you alight outside in the courtyard gardens or meander the uneven floors upstairs, time rewinds again. It all adds character and authenticity while throwing the occasional high-five to modernism!


Each of the bedrooms and suites in the Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford takes its name from the world of the bard. 

All rooms feature:

  • Air Cooling
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Work desk

Classic Rooms

These rooms are available with double or twin beds and have plenty of character, as you would expect from a hotel of this age. No two rooms are quite the same but all offer high standards of comfort. The best value option at the hotel, these rooms are perfect for short stays or business trips.

Privilege Rooms

These rooms are larger than the classic rooms and are all located in the main building of the hotel. They are full of character and many have original features, such as exposed beams. Upgraded facilities (including Nespresso coffee machine, bathrobes and slippers and complimentary newspapers) mean guests are offered a more sophisticated stay.


The suites at the hotel are the largest rooms and some even offer 4 poster beds. These rooms are perfect for a special occasion and original features run throughout combining well with modern facilities to create a luxury experience with plenty of character. 


Marco's New York Italian is the recently opened restaurant owned by renowned chef Marco Pierre White, paying homage to both his Italian heritage and passion for American food. The restaurant has a modern and relaxed feel and offers a fantastically varied menu. The terrace in particular is a great place to meet with friends for drinks during the summer months. The restaurant is open Mon through to Sunday from 12pm till 10pm.

Quill's has been a fixture of the Shakespeare Hotel Stratford for many years and is well renowned for its brilliant afternoon tea. It's an informal and relaxed setting open all day. 


There are two elegant and typically traditional meeting rooms at Stratford's Shakespeare Hotel that can accommodate private dinners, board meetings, conferences and wedding celebrations. The Ballroom is the hotel's biggest function space, offering facilities for 85 in a banquet set-up and 90 when chairs are arranged in rows.

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The hotel is set right at the heart of beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon, and is perfect for visitors  exploring all the delights the town has to offer. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is just a five-minute walk away. The Shakespeare Hotel Stratford is situated along the road from Nash’s House, which is one of the five Shakespeare houses.

As well as Shakespeare’s houses and the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, Stratford-upon-Avon’s town centre is a great place to spend some time. Stratford Butterfly Farm is on the other side of the River Avon, and the river itself is perfect for summer boat trips.

By air: Birmingham International Airport is just 15 miles away from the hotel; around 30 mins by taxi.

By rail: Stratford-upon-Avon is the closest station and is just a mile away from the hotel.

By car: Parking at the hotel is £10 per day and is subject to limited availability. 

Hotel ID 575