The Golden Lion Hotel

The Green, Hunstanton, PE36 6BQ

Situated in the centre of this charming coastal town, The Golden Lion Hotel is the oldest property in Hunstanton and a magnificent historic building. The hotel boasts a prime location overlooking the beach, which guests can take advantage of and enjoy a morning paddle in the sea. The on-site pub, The Lion Inn, serves delicious food, and there is a large beer garden which boasts spectacular sea views – perfect for relaxing after a day out exploring the local sights. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the many coastal walks, and there are a number of fantastic heritage sights in the surrounding area.

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3 nights from £179pp

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Most popular facilites

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi

Meals Included

Half Board

Breakfast and evening meals are included in the price of your stay.

Hotel Location

Famed for its unique striped cliffs and magnificent sunsets, Hunstanton is a wonderful seaside resort. The town retains its Victorian character and charm from an age gone by, and boasts all the traditional delights of a delightful coastal town, including amusements, golden beaches and pretty gardens. Boston Square provides a view across the Wash to Boston in Lincolnshire, and on a clear day, you can see the Boston Stump, and at the top of the cliffs, visitors will find the ruins of St Edmunds Chapel, which date back to 1272. Hunstanton is also the perfect base for days out, with the impressive Sandringham Royal Estate, Houghton Hall and Gardens, and Holkham Hall all within driving distance, whilst those the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is brimming with walking trails, wonderful wildlife and beautiful beaches.

Local Transport

  • Hunstanton Bus Station
    0.1 miles
  • King's Lynn Train Station
    16.4 miles
  • Norwich Airport
    43.0 miles

Location: The Green, Hunstanton, PE36 6BQ

Things to do and local attractions

  • SEA LIFE Hunstanton : 1.0 miles
  • Hunstanton Cliffs: 0.6 miles
  • Hunstanton Heritage Centre: 0.1 miles
  • Norfolk Lavendar: 2.6 miles
  • Sandringham Royal Estate: 8.9 miles
  • RSPB Snettisham: 7.1 miles
  • Holkham Hall: 16.0 miles
  • King's Lynn: 16.7 miles
  • Muckleburgh Military Collection: 29.7 miles
  • Thursford: 24.9 miles

Hotel Facilities

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Hotel Check in Times

Check in from 3:00PM | Check out before 11:00AM

If you would like to request an early check in or a late check out, please contact us.

  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Laundry Service
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Additional Information

Selected rooms at the hotel are dog-friendly. There is a maximum of 2 dogs per room at a charge of £12 per night per dog, and this should be added to your booking before travel. The majority of hotels do not allow dogs to join you in the restaurant, bar or public areas of the hotel, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you have an allergy to dogs, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any rooms are completely dog-free.


3 Out of 5 ( 8 Reviews )




3 / 5

Value for Money

3 / 5

Irena Henderson, 1 day ago

Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent location.

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John Woodcock, 1 day ago

Meals served very slow. Problem in the kitchen? Sorry for waitress' not their fault.

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CFG Cockerill, 12 days ago

Hotel staff were very friendly. Food was first class. My bed mattress was tired but the room was well equipped. I will stay there again.

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Christine Henny Harris, 12 days ago

The hotel was adequate the staff made it amazing, the service from shearing was less helpful, we requested a downstairs room with shower due to mobility issues and on arrival was given a first floor room with bath, the polar opposite to what was required. The staff were more than happy to help us, but the embarrassment of it all should not have had to be endured if shearing had booked it properly in the first place.

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June Roberts, 19 days ago

The Golden Lion Hotel at Hunstanton was absolutely very well situated right by the sea with a Green in front of it. Ideal for walks around town or the costal path. Very dog friendly. An old tired place, but clean and the staff are very friendly. It’s in need of a refurb but apart from that is a little gem by the sea.

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Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.5 / 5

Based on 3460 reviews

1 hour ago

Booked on line after ringing for some more info. Call centre helpful and pleasant. Website booking form a bit awkward at accepting telephone numbers.

Denise Lawn

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1 hour ago

I really enjoyed myself, I was a bit nervous before hand first time I have been away without a family member, but I do make friends easily so settled in really good. My room had a sea view it was perfect, beautiful. The bed was so comfortable, I probably had one the best sleeps the first night, but the rest of the week was fine too. i only had one problem when I went to eat in the restaurant I had ordered soup with a bread roll, well it was rock hard, well I put that down as an error of judgement on their part.

Mrs Carla Atughwe

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1 hour ago

Very efficient with the pick up and transport on coaches .. Hotel was clean and food was good nice choices .

June Jones

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2 hours ago

Excellent customer service

Mrs Pauline Humphreys

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2 hours ago

My husband and I have had several holidays with Shearings and find them a first rate company, they are always wonderfully polite and helpful and do everything within their power to give you a fantastic holiday! We love travelling with them and have already booked a few more holidays in the near future!


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3 hours ago

I couldn't work it at all. The code wasn't accepted and it felt like I was going around in circles . The best feature was we'll call you back..

bob mcclenning

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