Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth's original character hotel, a treasure in the heart of Devon's city-by-the sea.
Tower and turret, ballroom, oak panels, elaborate ceiling roses, sea views and cityscape. We have 72 rooms and suites, each with a unique view.
Built during the Golden Age of steam, the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth's first luxury hotel and provides first class accommodation today.
With peerless conference facilities and licensed to celebrate weddings and civil partnerships in our stunning function rooms, the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall is minutes from national and international rail, air and sea connections.
It's the perfect embarkation point for a voyage into England's beautiful South West, not forgetting Plymouth's excellent Theatre Royal just around the corner and for dinner, we have a 2 RAC Blue Ribbons and AA Rosette award winning Restaurant.
Whatever the occasion for your visit, your booking guarantees our unreserved welcome.
In 2013 we will be celebrating our 150th birthday. Having opened in 1863 The Duke of Cornwall remains dear to many local people's hearts. Having seen them through World Wars and recessions, it's always welcomed it's guests in the same friendly and courteous manner. The traditions continue and we have planned some exciting and interesting events. All aimed at giving something back to Plymouth and especially to some very special charities particularly close to our hearts. We will be raising money for St Luke's Hospice, Jeremiah's Journey and Friends and Family of Special Children. Check back here soon to find out about our year of celebrations....
We will also be celebrating the life and adventures of Ernest Shackleton who stay here at the hotel before his polar voyage.
"Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate"
Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate
and passionate champion of 19th Century buildings described The Duke of Cornwall "as one of the nation's finest examples of Victorian architecture". In 1988 a restoration programme began, which exposed the building's original engravings and mouldings, carved from five different types of stone.