Duke of Buckingham

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Standard Double Room | Primary image
Beach nearby
Hypo-allergenic bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Family Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Duke of Buckingham

Duke of Buckingham

3-star property
3-star inn, convenient for Gunwharf Quays

8.0/10 Very good

671 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
119 The High Street, Portsmouth, England, PO1 2HW
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self-parking
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Gunwharf Quays - 1 min drive
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 29 min drive
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station - 12 min walk
  • Portsmouth & Southsea Station - 15 min walk
  • Portsmouth (PME-Portsmouth and Southsea Train Station) - 15 min walk

About this property

Duke of Buckingham

3-star inn by the sea
Near Gunwharf Quays, Duke of Buckingham provides everything you need. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews say great things about the overall value and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Duke of Buckingham have amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • TVs with digital channels
  • Electric kettles and daily housekeeping


English, German, Italian, Polish, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10 PM
  • 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 5.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 5.00 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Duke Buckingham Inn Portsmouth
Duke Buckingham Inn
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Duke Buckingham
The Duke Of Buckingham Hotel Portsmouth
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Duke of Buckingham Inn Portsmouth

Frequently asked questions

Does Duke of Buckingham offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Duke of Buckingham does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Duke of Buckingham?
As of 7 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Duke of Buckingham on 9 Oct 2022 start from $47, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Duke of Buckingham?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Duke of Buckingham?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Duke of Buckingham?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Duke of Buckingham?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. There's a charge of GBP 5.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 5.00 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Duke of Buckingham and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Gunwharf Quays (7-min walk) and Clarence Pier (11-min walk), along with Spinnaker Tower (13-min walk) and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (0.8 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Duke of Buckingham?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Dolphin (3-min walk), El Nico (4-min walk) and The Wellington (5-min walk).
What's the area around Duke of Buckingham like?
Duke of Buckingham is a short 2-minute walk from University of Portsmouth and 7 minutes' walk from Gunwharf Quays. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Nice but noisy!
We stayed in the cottage annex. The room smelt unpleasantly musty. Main issue was noise from other people staying in the annex. There was no sound proofing between the rooms so could hear other people talking in and outside their rooms, the stairs creaked noisily when used and could even hear someone downstairs snoring! That said it’s well positioned and the staff were helpful and friendly.
Gilly, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Ideal for an early morning departure to the station. No breakfast though.
Simon, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Find another place
This was the worst place of our stay in the UK. First of all, it was so small, you could hardly get in the door - the door actually brushes the bed sheets as you open it. It was also crazy hot - too hot to sleep, which is crazy since it was cold outside. That meant that we were forced to leave the windows open, which made it very noisy. Although the traffic noise drowned out the sound of our neighbor I suppose - the walls are so thin we heard his entire phone conversation, including the person on the other end! I can't say for sure there is mold here but my hubby and I both woke up with a sinus headache. There was visible chunks of some kind of sludge on the bathroom walls too. Pros: free parking and walking distance to attractions (which was my main draw)
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Iveta, 4-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

No thanks. Disastrous place.
Be aware. The pub has gone into liquidation so we stayed in a room down an alleyway - tiny, stuffy, with minimal facilities and when the room above had showers it rained water down our walls. No one told us when we booked months ago - would NOT recommend
Craig, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ben, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

All OK, thin walls between rooms. Photos somewhat optimistic
OWM, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Decent budget hotel
The Duke of Buckingham pub itself is closed, but the accommodation is still available. I checked in, and was given a resident's parking permit to use for the length of my stay. There is no lift; stairs only up to the rooms. My room was adequate, with a comfortable bed and a decent shower. Bonus was a view of the Spinnaker tower from my room, especially so at night when it is illuminated!
William, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jonny, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Myunghwan, 1-night trip
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