Centrally located in the heart of Dorchester, Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel offers Georgian gorgeousness aplenty close to the Jurassic Coast - standing proudly as an old coaching inn that was built in 1756 and effortlessly transformed into modern-day accommodation. Our classically designed rooms and excellent central location make the hotel ideal for a relaxing break or business trip, with our bedrooms oozing unique charm and traditional character with modern, recently refurbished en-suite bathrooms.  We have recently been awarded Visit England 3 Star Silver Award and Breakfast Award.                                        

Hotel Rooms

See our selection of premium and comfortable rooms in the heart of the Dorchester town.

Bar and Lounge

Capture a taste of Dorset and enjoy a light snack in our Lounge Bar.  We aim to provide an extensive range of tipples with some local ales and spirits.


Looking for the perfect town centre location for your family celebration, business meeting or function?

Start your day with our freshly cooked, locally-sourced breakfast using free-range eggs.  Continental, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available and we can cater for other dietary requirements if you let us know before your arrival.

Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 10.00am daily.


As we are a historic building in an old county market town, our free onsite parking is very limited and not suitable for larger vehicles.

It is on a first come, first served basis and, regrettably, we cannot reserve a space in advance.

There is plenty of local pay and display parking at the Top 'o Town car park which is a two minute walk away.

This is chargeable at £6 for a daily ticket - 8:00 until 18:00 - and free during the evenings and overnight. 

Please click the link below for more information.

Wessex Royale Hotel Dorchester
32 High West Street