Our unique and distinctive hotel occupies seven of the original 18th Century townhouses that make up the south side of the centrally located and sought-after address of Queen Square in Bath. Queen Square is the first element in the most important architectural sequence in Bath, which also includes the King’s Circus and the Royal Crescent.
Built between 1728 and 1736, Queen Square was designed by John Wood the Elder (1704-54) who set out to provide an architectural masterpiece for the chic members of society “to assemble together”. The hotel’s seven townhouses are now seamlessly interconnected to house 98 luxurious bedrooms, all individually styled, with many of the Feature Rooms offering four-poster beds and glorious views over the eternally fashionable city of Bath.
Of course, in time-honored British tradition, afternoon tea is served daily at Francis Hotel. Visitors may also partake in informal yet intimate dining in a choice of snug, bar and lounge areas.
A short stroll through the hotel takes guests into celebrated chef Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc, where the food served is reminiscent of high quality, informal French cooking.
The hotel itself is a destination of historical and architectural significance within a city that offers exceptional richness for travellers with its significant Roman, Georgian and contemporary attractions. At convenient proximity to Francis Hotel are the Roman Baths, Pump Room, Thermae Bath Spa, Jane Austen Centre, No.1 Royal Crescent, Theatre Royal, as well as the city’s elegant shopping, culinary and cultural heart.
Francis Hotel is part of the unique MGallery collection of individual hotels, none of which conforms to the norm and all of which promise a journey of discovery both within their charming and remarkable walls and beyond.