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The Steamer Inn

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Double Room, Ensuite, Sea View (Balcony (3+4))

Overview of The Steamer Inn

The Steamer Inn

2.5 star property
Shanklin inn with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

43 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
18 Esplanade, Shanklin, England, PO37 6BS

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Gunwharf Quays - 87 min drive

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 110 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 143 min drive
  • Sandown Station - 6 min drive
  • Shanklin Station - 13 min walk
  • Sandown Lake Station - 29 min walk


  • Fisherman's Cottage - 4 min walk
  • Grand View Tea Gardens - 8 min walk
  • Vernon Cottage - 9 min walk
  • Morgans Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Black Cat - 9 min walk

About this property

The Steamer Inn

Enjoy your visit to Shanklin with a stay at The Steamer Inn. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby


  • Terrace


  • English

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Self-parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

The Steamer Inn Inn
The Steamer Inn Shanklin
The Steamer Inn Inn Shanklin

Frequently asked questions

Does The Steamer Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Steamer Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Steamer Inn?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Steamer Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Steamer Inn?
Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply).
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Steamer Inn?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Steamer Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, fishing and hiking.
Are there restaurants at or near The Steamer Inn?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Fisherman's Cottage (4-min walk), Grand View Tea Gardens (8-min walk) and Vernon Cottage (9-min walk).
What's the area around The Steamer Inn like?
The Steamer Inn is a short 1-minute walk from Shanklin Beach and 8 minutes' walk from Shanklin Chine.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

A beautiful location, friendly helpful staff, adequate breakfast but could offer cereals as an alternative to cooked. More comfortable chairs needed in the guest rooms.
Pauline, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

P, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lynda, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Friendly service and people but poor facilities.
First of all I must make it clear that the staff were very friendly and helpful and most of what we witnessed whilst staying was beyond their remit . We arrived around lunchtime and decided ti order some bites to eat, before checking in. The onion rings and chunky chips were cooked in too lower heat, therfore were oily in both taste and texture, which was disappointing. After lunch we checked into room No. 3. Debs, who gave us our key and explained all the nessasary rules and procedures was very helpful and friendly and knew her stuff. Our room was cramped, had dated decor with hideous brown doors. The shower in our ensuite bathroom had great pressure, which was great. The carpets throughout the facillity were worn and dated and so was our mattress, which made sleeping very uncomfortable and difficult. Obviously due to not enjoying the food on our arrival, we decided not to eat at the Steamer for main meals. We had paid for breakfast, which was served from 8:30am, personally I would have preferred it an hour earlier. The chef couldn't do poached eggs but could do fried or scrambled which was odd! During our stay the corridor and staircase became dirty with sand and mud, unfortunately no effort was made to simply run a vacuum cleaner over it or the room we stayed in. I'd like to say we also ate at the Dairyman's Daughter (a sister pub , restaurant) where we found the food to be very good. This review has been written as we felt attention needs to be drawn to these facts.
JENNIFER, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dean, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A welcoming Shanklin hotel in a great location.
When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and all information was well explained. We found all the staff very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The food was excellent and very plentiful. There were a nice selection of real ales at the bar. Nice sea views from the room.
John, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely romantic break
Location perfect with stunning sea views. Staff really helpful and friendly. Food very good. Very good value for money. Only criticism would be that the rooms are a bit dated. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel and we will be staying here again in the future.
View from our balcony
Mark, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice few days away
Lovely location next to the sea, service good, breakfast lovely, room basic and small. Dinner ok but very large
Angela, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Had a lovely stay here, food was delicious but portions were huge. Lovely balcony with the room.
Emma, 3-night trip
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