We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Esplanade Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Shanklin
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Esplanade Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 26: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Just come back from yet another lovely stay here. We've been coming for at least 10 years . Kevin and Rosemary make you very welcome . Ideal for school trips .They've got it down to a fine art . Yes the rooms are a little dated but they serve a purpose . Some people want 5star well it's not ....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank sharon186225
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Reviewed 7 March 2015

No moaners please,, Our holiday to the Isle of White staying at the Esplanade Hotel has been Superb.,Our coach guide was Peter and he truly made our holiday a one to remember,he knew every inch of this lovely Island as well as his knowledge and the history of it, this is a very rare thing these days,Peters passion for the...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank ALAN R
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2014

The Esplanade Hotel is on the seafront at Shanklin, and we had a lovely room No. 4, huge, with sofa and 2 armchairs, coffee table etc in the front section leading to a big balcony where we could sit and watch the sunrise. Absolutely beautiful. Huge bathroom and shower as well. Kevin could not do enough for us. The personal...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Cheryl O
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Kevin is a most accomadating host.having stayed in this hotel on a school trip, the hotel is transformed from a normal family hotel into a base for approx.60, 10 year old school children and their teachers to enjoy a week of outings and fun.Kevin copes with feeding and attending to all needs arising during the week long stay, and even...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JuneJaundoo
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Visited here on a National Holidays coach tour. The IOW has a very particular character and feel about the place; the Esplanade is no exception and fits very well indeed. Decent place with friendly hardworking staff and great views and location. If you love Garlic and Wine this is the island for you as they are the largest growers around...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pchelper
Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I have just returned from taking 53 children on a residential trip here Monday-Friday. I have led this journey for many years and we always enjoy a warm welcome. Do not worry, if you are looking for a relaxing break, you will not find yourself surrounded by children as the two types of visitor never overlap. We are always greeted...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank TraceyLorna
Hampshire England
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed in the Alverstone room which was very spacious with a beautiful sea view and large balcony. Perfect for us and our 9 month old baby. A very family friendly room, I only had to move a few items to make it baby safe, the furniture is very sensible. We divided the room up in to a play area...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mattandkoo
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed with my young children for a 3 night break. The rooms were spacious, clean and the sea view and balcony were real highlights. The decor was pretty tired though and the beds were a bit uncomfortable. We were locked out on a couple of occasions which was annoying. Breakfast was a disappointment. No fruit, cooked breakfast was ok...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Clairec1377
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This hotel has a great position on the beach, we had a family suite with a very large balcony and super sea views. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, our suite had 2 rooms, with the children having their own TV in their room. We chose this hotel because we are a family of 5 and it is the only...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Peter G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2013

I stayed as a large group. It was comfortable and clean and the rooms were a nice size. Though some rooms are not en-suite. There is one room where there are three cubicles, two showers and one toilet. I found that a little strange. The food is not brilliant but they give you plenty. I found the decor not so...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Chicken165

8 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Shanklin
0.2 km away
Aqua Hotel
Aqua Hotel
#17 of 54 in Shanklin
182 reviews
0.3 km away
The Clifton
The Clifton
#2 of 54 in Shanklin
406 reviews
4.8 km away
The Wellington Hotel
The Wellington Hotel
#7 of 9 in Ventnor
287 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Luccombe Manor Country House Hotel
0.4 km away
Curraghmore Hotel
Curraghmore Hotel
#40 of 54 in Shanklin
54 reviews
0.3 km away
St Georges House
St Georges House
#31 of 54 in Shanklin
108 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Esplanade Hotel is a traditional beach front hotel catering for couples and families. The Hotel is a family owned and run, and we offer a friendly relaxed environment in a prime location, directly opposite the beach, and within a 10 minute walk to Shanklin old village. We are also very proud to be able to cater for many school group residential visits during the spring and autumn seasons, many of whom have been returning to us for many years. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: 33 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $130 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Esplanade Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Esplanade Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“room 21 has a fab view of the shipping as well as the hovercrafts coming and going across the Solent,,lovely to sit at the window and view this.”
 of 5 bubbles ALANR335, 7 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Only know Room 4 which is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles CherylO205, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Big hotel and soe walking is required so ask when booking if you have mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles pchelper, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“I would advise phoning to talk to the owner to discuss your requirements and then he will recommend the best room.”
  • Alverstone room set up for baby
 of 5 bubbles mattandkoo, 20 Aug 2013 | Read review
“To get WiFi, ask for 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyTraveller1012, 5 Jun 2012 | Read review
5 of 5