The Commodore Hotel Southbourne near Bournemouth is on the Dorset cliff tops at Southbourne adjacent to the cliff lifts and Fisherman's Walk with easy access from the A31 and A338. The spectacular views across Poole bay take in Swanage to the West and Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight to the East. The Commodores location, close to the New Forest, and Bournemouth town centre, makes it an ideal base from which to explore Hampshire and Dorset. The Commodore was built in 1928 and was originally called Crawford's Tea Rooms. In the war it was used to house serving American airmen. In the early 50's an extension was added and it became Crawford's Bar and Hotel. Not long after that, it became The Commodore Hotel. A very popular holiday location. There is limited car parking provided by the hotel but ample on-street car parking within a few minutes walk.
From J27 on the M3 take the A31 then the A338 to Bournemouth. After the signs for Bournemouth Airport, follow the signs to the hospital, beaches and Southbourne.
There are 12 comfortable en suite bedrooms, most with sea views. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. We also have a family suite that sleeps 4.
There is a small function room available for private hire, whatever the occasion, from business meetings to a birthday celebration - we can cater for up to 35 people.
In the cosy bar enjoy a pint of real cask ale or a glass of wine, or take it outside to the large patio and terrace and enjoy the magnificent panoramic views and fresh sea air!
The attractive bar restaurant, with panoramic sea views, serves a wide selection of freshly prepared traditional favourites to suit all tastes, at great value prices. Try some fine wines and speciality coffees, and enjoy good service and great hospitality.