Lifeboat Inn

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Electric kettle
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Lifeboat Inn

Lifeboat Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star inn in St Ives with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.8/10 Exceptional

13 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is $182
Price available on 8/30/2022
Wharf Rd, St Ives, England, TR26 1LF
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Limited hour front desk

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Carbis Bay Beach - 31 min drive
  • St. Michael's Mount - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall) - 78 min drive
  • St Ives Station - 9 min walk
  • Lelant Station - 9 min drive
  • Lelant Saltings Station - 11 min drive

About this property

Lifeboat Inn

When visiting St Ives, Lifeboat Inn is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from December 25 to December 25:
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining venue


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Lifeboat Inn Inn
Lifeboat Inn St Ives
Lifeboat Inn Inn St Ives

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

We were in an apartment. It was well equipped. The location was very good, and there were sea views. The only issue was the stairs both from the street and inside the apartment. However, this is clearly pointed out when booking in reviews, and there is obviously nothing that can be done about it.
Patricia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Clean & tidy room, great location with brilliant view of the harbour, good food with friendly helpful staff.
Barry, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

martina, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic gem!
Fantastic location Very friendly & kind staff Breakfast was one of the best I have ever tasted! Thanks
M, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location was a winner
Cameron, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Birthday get a way
Our stay was excellent really large room sea view comfort bed Good size tv in room Lovely bathroom with shower over Great breakfast cooked from fresh to order Staff were lovely and extremely helpful Thankyou we will be back
Suzanne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay, nice friendly staff, had a lovely evening meal and breakfast was also lovely, room was very nice, bed very comfy, just a couple of niggles, room was very warm so had to turn the radiator off and would of loved a couple of coat hooks to hang our coats when wet. Other than that would definitely stay again. See you soon. 😊
Ian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay was amazing. Full facilities in a gorgeously decorated room. Quiet, clean and everything we need. Friendly staff who went out of there way to meet any of our needs and a full English breakfast to die for. Will definitely stay again and highly recommend anyone else staying. Thank you for a great stay
Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Short stay
Amazing staff, stunning view and just an overall great experience
Ross, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great location steep stairs however
Lovely spot and good facilities in the pub for food drinks and watching sports. The accommodation was good but the stairs very narrow and steep but part of the charm I guess. Bathroom not great ceiling height and for anyone 6’plus and dodgy knees hips etc the stairs can take its toll. Staff very friendly and location convenient for everything. Great view and access to harbour.
Gary, 3-night trip
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