The Fountain Inn

High StreetCowesPO31 7AWUnited Kingdom
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About The Fountain Inn

A regency-era hotel with a history of distinguished guests, The Fountain Inn is located right next to the ferry terminal in Cowes, overlooking the water.

While the rooms have a traditional atmosphere, with plush furnishings and pastoral paintings, they're also fitted out with contemporary features, like flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi.

A popular haunt for evening entertainment, The Fountain Inn hosts regular live music events. There's also a terrace area with views of the marina.

The Fountain Inn has its own restaurant and bar, where an a la carte menu is supplemented by seasonal specials. A full breakfast is included in the room rate.

Located in West Cowes, The Fountain Inn is just steps away from the pedestrianised High Street. Osborne House is 3 miles away, across the River Medina.


High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1983)292397 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Well connected location with great transport links.

It's a stress-free start to any holiday when you can step off the ferry and walk straight into the hotel, and guests love the ease of access at The Fountain Inn. There are also island-wide buses which stop right outside.

Helpful and accommodating staff.

Guests comment on the friendly, helpful manner of the staff, who go out of their way to be flexible. Whether you need to negotiate the check-in time, or you need some advice on the local area, staff will be happy to help.

From breakfast to dinner, the food is a hit.

Generally, food at The Fountain Inn receives rave reviews. Guests love the value for money they get with the free, cooked breakfast, while the dinner options are varied and good deals are on offer.

Negative Reviews

Service is sometimes slow owing to overworked staff.

While the staff do the best they can, some guests have noted that the same staff seem to be doing several roles, such as working on reception and simultaneously serving breakfast, so service can be slow.

Rooms over the bar can be noisy until late.

If you don't fancy a late night of live music and would rather be tucked up early, then it's best to opt for a room away from the bar area. Guests report that the noisy revelry can last until the early hours of the morning.

The Wi-Fi can be hit and miss.

The Wi-Fi signal doesn't always reach all of the guest rooms, so it can be a bit of a hassle, with the connection coming and going. You're likely to get the best connectivity in the public areas.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 465 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 465 reviews