Best Hotels Near Drayton Manor (2023)

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With over 100 rides and an entire land dedicated entirely to Thomas and Friends, Drayton Manor is an awesome family day out. It has a fantastic mix of the thrilling to the family-friendly and there is something for everyone. We love Drayton Manor and our kids are huge fans of Thomas Land: as a result, we’ve stayed in some fantastic hotels near Drayton Manor and wanted to share our recommendations for those of you planning your own visit.

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Our kids love Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

Best Hotels near Drayton Manor

Given lots of our readers travel with children, all the hotels we recommend are family-friendly and have rooms which can accommodate adults and children together. Our kids are also huge fans of swimming pools in hotels so, if your children are keen on some pool time, we’ve included our favourite hotels with swimming pools near Drayton Manor as well.

If you want to cut straight to our recommendations then I’ve listed our favourite hotels near Drayton Manor below or continue reading for a detailed overview of hotel options:

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Why stay in a hotel near Drayton Manor/Thomas Land

Drayton Manor is a big, adrenaline-filled day out! We always find that it’s best to visit when both us and our kids are fresh after a good night’s sleep. Staying nearby also helps to avoid a long drive before arriving at the park. Drayton Manor also tends to be quieter in the morning so being able to arrive early helps with queue times.

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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

How long to spend at Drayton Manor/Thomas Land

One full day should allow you to enjoy most of what Drayton Manor has to offer. You could stretch it to two days if you wish to ride

If you have younger kids, a full morning or afternoon should cover most of Thomas Land. On our last visit, we spent a full day at the park with a little over a half day in Thomas Land and the rest of the time trying out some of the toddler-friendly rides in Drayton Manor. Check out our guide to visiting Thomas Land, Drayton Manor for more tips.

1 | Stay onsite at Drayton Manor Theme Park

For the ultimate convenience and a 20-metre walk to the entrance, Drayton Manor has a hotel on site.

Drayton Manor Hotel

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: on site, 20 metres from entrance to Drayton Manor
  • Family Rooms: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: No

Drayton Manor has a 4-star hotel on-site – in fact, the hotel is only 20 metres from the park entrance making it impossible to beat in terms of convenience. We’ve stayed here for 2 nights and loved the ease of leaving for and returning from the park by foot! For families, there are triple rooms (3 single beds) and family rooms (double + sofa bed), and a children’s outdoor play area. If your kids are huge Thomas fans, there are even some Thomas-themed bedrooms up for grabs – check prices now!

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Drayton Manor Hotel is steps from the park itself

2 | Best Hotels with swimming pools near Drayton Manor

Our kids love having a swimming pool in the hotel and it’s the perfect way to wind down after a day at Drayton Manor.

Belfry Hotel and Resort

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: 5.5 miles
  • Family Rooms: Yes (double bed + sofa bed)
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Set in 550 acres of countryside, the 319 room Belfry hotel has 2 restaurants, 3 golf courses and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. Children are in for a real treat: there is mini-golf, a woodland walk with bug hotels and den building, an adventure playground, and a kids pool attached to the main swimming pool. The family rooms are suitable for 2 adults and 2 children in a double bed and a sofa bed. – check prices now!

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Marriott Forest of Arden

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: 17.3 miles
  • Family Rooms: Yes (2 x double bed beds)
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

The Marriott Forest of Arden is a little further away from Drayton Manor than most of our usual choices (it takes around 30 minutes to get to Drayton Manor from the hotel) but we have always enjoyed our stays at this family-friendly resort. We’ve stayed at this hotel a number of times in the past and it’s been a really nice experience every time – plus its great for kids. The hotel has beautiful grounds and an excellent swimming pool. Families can be accommodated in double rooms which have two double beds. – check prices now!

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One of the forest walks near Forest of Arden resort

3 | Best Budget Hotels near Drayton Manor

There are some great budget hotels near Drayton Manor.

Holiday Inn Express Litchfield

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: 8.3 miles
  • Family Rooms: Yes (double with sofa bed)
  • Swimming Pool: No

Our budget hotel go to near Drayton Manor, the Holiday Inn Litchfield is perfect for a one or two-night stay – we’ve stayed on weeknights for £50 to £60 a night which is very reasonable for the location. The hotel’s double rooms with a sofa bed accommodate 2 adults and 2 children and rates include a limited breakfast, wi-fi and parking. There’s a Costa Coffee and McDonald’s next to the hotel and an Aldi and Tesco close by – check prices now!

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The Dino Trail at Drayton Manor

4 | Best Luxury Hotels near Drayton Manor

Combining a luxury break with a visit to Drayton Manor:

Grand Hotel Birmingham

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: 15.4 miles
  • Family Rooms: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: No

If you want to combine a luxury city break with a visit to Drayton Manor then the Grand Hotel Birmingham is a great option. The landmark Birmingham hotel has family rooms with a double and single bed (and capacity for an added cot or extra bed). Overlooking Cathedral Square and beside the beautiful Cathedral Gardens this is one of our favourite hotels in Birmingham – check prices now!

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The Grand Hotel is located beside Cathedral Square

New Hall Hotel and Spa

  • Distance from Drayton Manor: 8.3 miles
  • Family Rooms: No
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

The New Hall Hotel & Spa is a historic country house and boasts beautiful rooms, a spa and a swimming pool. The grounds are lavish and the 800-year-old hotel is surrounded by a moat making for a spectacular setting. Some of the larger rooms include sofa beds or have space for an extra bed for families. – check prices now!

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Thomas Land, Drayton Manor

5 | Best Self Catering (with a swimming pool!) near Drayton Manor

Self-catering is always a great option when travelling with children and there is an excellent self-catering resort near Drayton Manor.

Wychnor Park Country Club

  • Distance from Drayton Manor:17.9 miles
  • Family Rooms: Yes (1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments)
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Our favorite self-catering option close to Drayton Manor, the Wynchor Park Country Club is set on a 55-acre estate with child-friendly facilities including a swimming pool, mini-golf and lovely grounds for walks. There are a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located across the main house, the coach house, courtyard buildings and log cabins. – check prices now!

Book your stay at Wyncnor Park Country Club

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