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Directions - The Washington, Bristol

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11-15 St Paul's Road Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LX
From the moment you walk into the bright colourful reception of the Washington, you can tell that this is no ordinary budget accommodation and is the perfect destination for those feeling the pinch! Situated in the heart of Clifton, this Guest House is within what is regarded as the most historic and cultural area of Bristol close to major landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower. This City Guest House combines both comfort and convenience with the most competitive of prices. An absolute must for those on a budget, the Washington offers quality accommodation and the highest standards of service. With a full English breakfast, bowl of fresh fruit, biscuits and complimentary tea and coffee included in the price of every room, the Washington really is the best value budget accommodation in Bristol. Guests at the Washington also have a full range of restaurants, cafes and bars right on their doorstep with Racks Bar & Kitchen and Caffe Clifton merely a few steps away and the busy Whiteladies road just around the corner. Secure onsite parking is available for a small charge.
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DIRECTIONS TO THE WASHINGTON HOTEL

FROM M5 (Northbound)
Exit the M5 at junction 19 (Gordano Services) and follow heritage signs to the toll bridge (Clifton Suspension Bridge). Go over the suspension bridge (you will need 50p in silver – no 5 p) and carry straight on until reaching a mini Roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout on to Clifton Down road and the 2nd left on to Merchants road. Follow the road past Victoria Square and down Queen’s Road. At the double roundabout take the 2nd left into St. Paul’s Rd. You will find the Washington Hotel 200 yards to your right.

FROM M4
Leave the M4 at junction 19 and go directly on to the M32 in to Bristol. At the end of the M32 get in the right hand lane. Stay in the right hand lane until you reach a large roundabout called the St James Barton Roundabout; at this point make sure you are in the middle lane. Take the second exit and drive up the hill (Park Row) past the bus station on your left and the hospital on your right. Stay on Park Row until it joins Park St and becomes Queens’s Road. Stay in the Right hand lane up to the next set of traffic lights (by STA travel). Go straight on here towards the La Tasca restaurant. Make a sharp right here (the road naturally goes this way) and of the 3 lanes get in the middle. Follow the road around towards the Victoria Rooms with pillars and a fountain in front. Take the road that goes down the right hand side of this. At the traffic lights take a right on to St Paul’s Rd. the Washington Hotel is on your right.

FROM A37 (Well’s Road) and A4 (Bath Road)
Follow signs for Bristol City Centre and Bristol Temple Meads Train Station. Once you have past the train station on your right stay on the middle lane until you reach a large roundabout. Go straight over the round about and follow the road onto an underpass following signs to Clifton and the Bus Station. At the traffic lights get into the left hand lane. Just through the lights move into the left hand lane again and at the lights follow the road around to the left towards the hospital. Stay in the right hand lane until you reach a large roundabout called the St James Barton Roundabout; at this point make sure you are in the middle lane. Take the second exit and drive up the hill (Park Row) past the bus station on your left and the hospital on your right. Stay on Park Row until it joins Park St and becomes Queens’s Road. Stay in the Right hand lane up to the next set of traffic lights (by STA travel). Go straight on here towards the La Tasca restaurant. Make a sharp right here (the road naturally goes this way) and of the 3 lanes get in the middle. Follow the road around towards the Victoria Rooms with pillars and a fountain in front. Take the road that goes down the right hand side of this. At the traffic lights take a right on to St Paul’s Rd. the Washington Hotel is on your right.

FROM THE AIRPORT
Take the A38 north out of the Airport, towards the city centre. Turn left onto the B3130 Barrow Street, towards Barrow Gurney. Where the B3130 meets the A370 take a right turn towards Bristol City Centre. Stay on that road (it will become the A3029) all the way into the centre. Follow all signs for Bristol City Centre. The road will go sharply to your right. At this point follow signs for Clifton. (there is a speed camera along this road). At the small roundabout turn left up Jacobs Wells Road (up a hill). At the top by the NCP car-park you have to turn left. Get in the middle lane. Follow the road around towards the Victoria Rooms with pillars and a fountain in front. Take the road that goes down the right hand side of this. At the traffic lights take a right on to St Paul’s Rd. the Washington Hotel is on your right.

FROM M5 (Southbound)
Exit the M5 at junction 17 (Cribbs Causeway) and get on the A4018. Go straight over the first 2 roundabouts and bear left at the third. Follow signs to Westbury-on-Trym and the city centre. Go straight through several sets of traffic lights – stay on the A4018. You will eventually see a large park on your right hand side (the Downs). At the end of the park go straight over the junction and down Whiteladies road. Go straight through all traffic lights and look out for the BBC on your left. At the first set of traffic lights past the BBC take a right turning. The hotel is about 50 yards on your left.

BY TRAIN
Temple Meads Station is the closest. The best bus service from here to the hotel is the 8 & 9. Ask for the Victoria Rooms for the nearest stop.

FROM THE AIRPORT
The Airport Flyer stops very close to the hotel. Take the number 330 and get off at the Clifton Down Shopping Centre or the Triangle. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from either station.

Railway:

Clifton Down

Redland

Montpelier

Bedminster

Airport:

Bristol Airport

Attractions:

Royal West of England Academy

Clifton Cathedral

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

University of Bristol