Hotel Prince Regent
The Prince Regent is perfect for short & weekend leisure breaks in Weymouth – ideal for adult-only, half-board breaks.
The grade II listed building is ideal for short and weekend leisure breaks or group breaks by the coast.
Recent restoration work to bring the hotel back to its original glory revealed a stunning Victorian Ballroom hidden beneath years of modernisation. It now provides a splendid place for our guests to enjoy the wonderful inclusive entertainment, as well as dinners and dances.
Apart from our Festive Breaks, the Crown Ballroom is not generally used as part of our short break packages with the exception of a number of our privately organised group bookings – but anyone interested in using the facility can contact our dedicated team, who will try and accommodate your needs. Please check availability when you book.
A brief history
Early 1855-1857 – Work begins on Weymouth’s railway, an exciting new project signalling an era of change. Along with it, a magnificent custom-built hotel was being built as the jewel at the centre of a Victorian Terrace.
August 1858 – The Burdon Hotel opens its doors for the first time. The name, in dedication to the builder’s business partner Wharton Burdon, replaced the mooted Railway Hotel. It would play host to many eminent guests, including Great Western Railway chairman Sir Daniel Gooch.
1914-1918 – The Burdon Hotel is used as a military hospital.
1939-1945 – Weymouth plays an important role in the Normandy Landings and troops embark from the seaside town. Between June 6, 1944 and May 7, 1945, 517,816 troops and 144,093 vehicles embarked from Weymouth.
1971 – The hotel changes its name to The Hotel Prince Regent to reflect Weymouth’s historic royal connections. King George III and Queen Charlotte spent 14 extended holidays in Weymouth between 1789 and 1805, and their patronage benefited the town enormously. Their son George became Prince Regent, and was famed for his hospitality. The hotel continues that tradition today.