As the most distinguished festival in racing returns for another week of action-packed competition, you might be stuck on where to stay. Keep reading to find out the best luxury hotels near Royal Ascot that match the festival's elegance and sophistication.

Last Updated: 27/06/23 at 15:25

As well as being one of the premier events of the flat racing season, Royal Ascot is also the pinnacle of luxury and fashion in horse racing.

The festival is located at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. The course has a rich history of thoroughbred racing as well as ties with the British royal family, making it one of the most prestigious tracks on the calendar. For more information about the festival read our ultimate Royal Ascot guide.  

The event blends horse racing with royalty to create the perfect mix of sports and sophistication, giving guests some of the best luxury experiences that horse racing has to offer.

If you're looking to purchase VIP tickets for the event, check out our list of the best Royal Ascot hospitality packages, or head to our website.

We list the best hotels to elevate your festival experience to new levels of luxury, keep reading to find out what they are.

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Macdonald Berystede Hotel

Located just a three-minute drive away from Ascot Racecourse, the Macdonald Berystede Hotel gives its guests a quaint Victorian overnight experience, perfect for racegoers who want to have a relaxing and serene festival experience.

It's the closest luxury hotel to Royal Ascot, so guests don't have to worry about long journeys to and from the track. The rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite and movies, a workspace, a minibar, a full en-suite bathroom, daily housekeeping, and 24-hour room service.  

The room booking includes access to a multitude of added facilities, such as a roof terrace, a health club, an indoor pool, a full-service spa, a sauna, a steam room and a massage parlour. The Macdonald Berystede also offers guests access to an award-winning fine dining restaurant, serving a mix of freshly cooked premium meals.

A room at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel will cost £499+ per room and gives guests the perfect blend of vintage and luxury.

Fairmont Windsor Park

Located on 40 acres of parklands with a private lake, this majestic guest house is for Royal Ascot attendees who want to pair the event with the ultimate luxury hotel experience.

The grounds are located an 18-minute drive from the racecourse, so guests can sit back and enjoy the ride as they venture through the historic town of Windsor.

Rooms at the Fairmont Windsor Park come fitted with four poster beds, marble bathrooms, terraces/balconies, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas. Guests can swap out their room for a suite for an extra cost that features separate living rooms.  

The hotel has 7 deluxe restaurants and bars on site serving fresh locally grown products and allows guests access to an indoor swimming pool and spa facilities. Guests also have access to a butler, 24-hour room service and concierge services, for proper VIP treatment.

Rooms at the Fairmont Windsor Park Hotel start from £680 per room and offer guests the ultimate luxury Ascot experience.

The Elvetham Hotel

Located on 35 acres adjacent to the River Hart, this regal 19th-century stately mansion gives guests a luxury Victorian-inspired overnight experience. The hotel is situated in Hook, a 20-minute drive from Ascot Racecourse.

Rooms at this breathtaking residence feature a mix of traditional Victorian architecture and contemporary comforts and include Flat screen TVs, king beds, a small workspace, and daily housekeeping.

The hotel comes with a huge, beautiful garden and picnic area that guests are free to roam and enjoy, as well as access to restaurants and bars serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A night at the Elvetham Hotel starts from £188 and is perfect for guests that want a classy experience without breaking the bank.

The Boleyn Hotel

Situated along the River Thames, this renovated 16th-century inn offers guests a contemporary cut-price hotel experience. Located in Staines and just a 13-minute drive from the racecourse, the Boleyn Hotel is perfectly situated for racegoers.

The hotel offers individually decorated rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, private en-suites with rainfall showers, workspaces, free newspapers and daily housekeeping.

The facilities at the hotel include a garden and terrace for guests to roam and a bar and restaurant that are open daily serving a mix of different food including an inclusive full English breakfast.

Rooms at the Boleyn Hotel start from £189 per room and give guests a quaint and homey experience without spending big.

How can I get VIP tickets for Royal Ascot

Guests look out on to the Royal Ascot track
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If you're thinking about heading to Royal Ascot in 2024, why not maximize your race day experience with VIP hospitality?

Get unrivalled views of the action from private balconies, dine like a king with a delicious three-course meal, and indulge in a classic British afternoon tea.

Listen to a special guest celebrity speaker, and enjoy a range of drinks including beer and champagne from a private complimentary bar.

With multiple packages on offer, you'll be spoilt for choice when trying to find the experience that best suits your preferences.

Check out all of our luxury VIP hospitality packages at Royal Ascot for more information and to book your place at this must-see event.

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If you're a big fan of horse racing, Seat Unique also offers hospitality packages for Cheltenham Festival, Grand National week and Qatar Goodwood Festival.