The Francis Hotel Bath was first used as a series of townhouses and, thanks to local builder Solomon Francis, in 1858, 10 Queen Square became a boarding house. After expanding throughout the houses numbered 6-12, Solomon Francis’ widow, Emily, reopened the space, an initial incarnation of what you see today. In 1884, the Francis Private Hotel was born.
In 1942, during World War II, part of the property’s original frontage was destroyed by a 500kg bomb in the Bath Blitz. Despite the devastation, The Francis Hotel Bath rose from the ashes and was restored to its former 18th century glory.
You may notice touches of vibrant blue glassware around our impeccably designed hotel. No colour says Bath quite like aqua. After all, the blue tint of this Roman and Georgian glassware reflects the healing minerals used in many of the city’s spas.