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The Francis Hotel Bath boasts a grand exterior in the heart of Bath, on the stunning Queen Square. We look forward to welcoming you to our historic hotel in the heart of this celebrated spa city – and we are excited make your stay a truly memorable experience.


A dramatic destination that is quintessentially English, The Francis Hotel Bath is a magnificent example of Georgian architecture in a timeless city. Bath itself is a World Heritage Site and home to a myriad of nostalgic attractions around every corner, from the Roman Baths and the Royal Crescent to the Jane Austen Centre.

The Francis Hotel Bath occupies a coveted position on Queen Square. On arrival, you will be met by Regency opulence, modern amenities, a friendly team, and impeccably designed areas for drinking and dining. Stop for a drink in our bar and lounge or enjoy French inspired cuisine in our stunning restaurant, Boho Marché. Whatever your reason for stepping through our doors, we look forward to welcoming you.

A History of Hospitality

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.

Georgian Glassware

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.


It was John Wood the Elder, creator of Bath’s many prestigious buildings, who designed Francis Hotel’s now Grade I listed building between 1728 to 1735. Wood had a passion for classical architecture, as showcased by the seamlessly interconnected townhouses that make up The Francis Hotel today.

In 2012, The Francis Hotel Bath enjoyed an extensive restoration that transformed the building into a unique Regency-inspired townhouse hotel, combining 21st century elegance with all the splendour of its historic past.

Our team

Exceptional hospitality is to be expected at The Francis Hotel, where you will be looked after by our dedicated team. After all, we are the stewards of your experience.

Our team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service, allowing for guests to enjoy a welcoming and relaxed stay where they can relive our history and create memorable moments of their very own. If you have any questions during your stay, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our team and they will be glad to help.