Eccentric Seaside Charm...

Artist Residence Penzance is a boutique hotel bringing a slice of eccentric charm to the dreamy lanes of the historic seaside town. With 16 eclectically decorated bedrooms, 3 fabulous suites and a cosy 3-bedroom cottage, the revitalized Georgian pile is a unique seaside inn. Tucked away on historic Chapel Street, we're perfectly situated for daily forays to local beaches, trips to the Isles of Scilly and just a short stroll to the pubs, restaurants and bars of Penzance town centre, the unique art deco lido and a view of the fairytale that is St Michael's Mount.

Downstairs, you'll find the Clubhouse, a buzzing community hub, serving up glorious feasts of locally sourced meat and fish, while the laid-back, intimate bar and terrace garden are the perfect after-dinner hideaways.

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Select Room Type

  • Snug Double
  • Comfy Double
  • Comfy Double or Twin
  • Comfy Luxe
  • Loft
  • Super Comfy Luxe
  • The Chapel Suite
  • Sail Loft
  • The Lookout
  • The Cottage
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Select Room Type
  • Snug Double
  • Comfy Double
  • Comfy Double or Twin
  • Comfy Luxe
  • Loft
  • Super Comfy Luxe
  • The Chapel Suite
  • Sail Loft
  • The Lookout
  • The Cottage
  • See Dog & Family Friendly Rooms

Our bedrooms are set across three floors of a Georgian coach house, with stair access. Whilst Snug and Comfy rooms make perfect bases for a trip spent exploring, Super Comfy Luxe and Loft bedrooms offer a little extra space and the Lookouts and Cottage are ideal for groups and families.

Each room is individually designed, peppered with limited edition art prints and vintage & reclaimed furniture. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and include:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Roberts radio
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Fully stocked mini bars
  • Organic Bramley bath products

A cosy nook of a bedroom on the ground floor, with king bed, rainfall shower and comfy armchair. If you’re looking for a little extra space or to stay a little longer, perhaps check out our Comfy rooms, but the Snug is perfect for shorter trips.

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Slightly larger than the Snug, these rooms feature comfy king beds, armchairs and bathrooms with rainfall showers. A ground floor room also features a shower over bath. With everything you need for a restful stay, our Comfy Doubles make perfect bases for exploring West Cornwall with all the comforts of home.

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Tucked away on the second floor this wood-clad bedroom is as cosy as they come, with a king or twin single beds, comfy armchair, small writing desk and rainfall shower over bath. 

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Light, bright and airy bedrooms featuring king beds, statement roll-top bathtubs in the bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, our Comfy Luxe bedrooms are perfect for adding a little luxury to your Cornish escape.

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Brand new for Spring 2021! Our Loft bedrooms offer a little more space than our Comfy bedrooms, with original pitched ceilings and exposed beams. All rooms have rainfall showers and roll-top bathtubs, either within the bathroom or in the bedroom, as well as super king beds, comfy seating and writing desk.

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Our Super Comfy Luxe bedrooms are exactly that – spacious and homely, with everything you need for a comfortable stay at the seaside. Featuring comfy super king beds, armchairs, large writing desks and large, luxurious bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers and roll-top bathtubs.

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The Chapel Suite is a luxurious bolthole with extra space for lounging. Featuring a super king-size bed, a comfy lounge with seating area, statement free-standing brass bathtub and floor to ceiling windows with views over Chapel Street, and an en-suite bathroom with powerful rainfall shower.

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Brand new for Spring 2021! Perfect for families, the Sail Loft is tucked away in the eaves on the third floor, with fabulous views East towards Marazion and St Micheal’s Mount and West towards Newlyn. The main bedroom has a king bed, comfy armchair and pitched ceiling with exposed beams, whilst the snug single bedroom is ideal for little ones. With the addition of a comfy living room and open plan bathroom with roll-top copper bathtub and rainfall shower, this is a luxurious bolthole for your trip to the Cornish seaside.

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The best room in the house, The Lookout is a luxe retreat with exposed beams perched above the rooftops of Penzance, with sea views towards Newlyn and Mousehole. Featuring a super king-size bed, separate cosy living space with log burner and sofa bed, a small dining area, statement bathroom with copper free-standing bathtub and rainfall shower, and a rustic kitchenette fitted with all the essentials, plus a balcony terrace to make the most of those beautiful sea views.

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A seaside retreat for families and groups of friends, the Cottage sleeps 2-6 people in three bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with a king or twin beds, and a snug bunk bed room with two full size single beds. Featuring an open plan living room and kitchenette with statement log burner, comfy seating area and a dining table for 6, as well as a luxurious bathroom with copper roll-top bath and walk-in rainfall shower. Private parking space available on request.

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A number of our rooms are able to cater for cots and your furry friends too!

Cots available:

  • The Cottage
  • The Lookout
  • Sail Loft
  • Chapel Suite
  • Super Comfy Luxe
  • Comfy Double

See our dog friendly rooms here.

To book a cot, or to bring along your pup, please request whilst booking. If you’d like assistance with your booking just give us a call on:

+44(0)1736 365664

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Eat & Drink

A stay at Artist Residence wouldn't be complete without soaking up the fun and friendly atmosphere in the Clubhouse, a buzzing neighbourhood hangout from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to bedtime.

With a relaxed atmosphere and easy-going menu, the Clubhouse is a warren of unique spaces to discover, from a cosy bar and lounge complete with roaring fire, a light, airy cafe space and intimate dining room.

Outside, you'll find our garden Seafood Shack & bar, serving a fun menu of lobster rolls, frozen margaritas and more throughout the Spring & Summer months.

Features

  • 10 minute’s walk from the seafront and iconic Jubilee Pool
  • Located on historic Chapel Street
  • Ideally located for direct trains from London and travel to Isles of Scilly
  • Buzzing all-day neighbourhood hangout with smokehouse & bar
  • Garden Seafood Shack & Bar
  • Cosy lounge with fireplace
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the building
  • Curated art collection
  • Organic Bramley bath & body products
  • Check in 3pm, check out 11am

Things to know

Checking In and Checking Out

Check-in is from 3pm, but you are very welcome to arrive early and leave your bags with us whilst you head out to explore or relax in our clubhouse.

Check-out is 11am, but if you would prefer a little more snoozing time just let us know on arrival and we can arrange a late check-out for £20 per hour.

Parking

We do not have on site car parking, however, there is a council run car park situated less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. There is also limited unrestricted street parking around the hotel and seafront – although this can get very busy during the Summer peak season.

If you’d like to drop your bags at the hotel first we’d be happy to point you in the direction of parking, and will have your luggage ready for you in your room.

Minimum Stay

We may occasionally operate a minimum 2 night stay on busy weekends and during holidays.

Travel

We are well located for the London – Penzance sleeper train, as the hotel is situated approximately a ten minute walk from Penzance train station  (though please note that the quickest route is a very steep cobbled hill.)

There are not always taxis at the station so if you’d like to book a taxi to the hotel please call us on +44(0)1736 365664 and we will arrange this for you.

We are also just a 10 minute walk from the harbour for the Scillonian boat to the Isles of Scilly, and can arrange for an early breakfast for you before your journey.

 

Restaurant & Bar Opening Times

The Clubhouse is open daily from 7:30am

Breakfast is served daily from 7:30am – 11am

Lunch is served from: 12pm – 2:30pm Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm Saturday & Sunday

Dinner is served from: 5:30pm – 9pm (ish) daily

Our garden Seafood Shack will also be open from April 12th until the end of September, with drinks served all day from 12pm, and a casual menu of seafood and BBQ dishes served from 12-2pm(ish) and from 5-8pm (ish). Whilst there is some cover in the garden we may need to close in bad weather.

Cornwall gets extremely busy during the Summer months and we would strongly advise pre-booking a table if you think you might like to eat with us. Unfortunately we’re not able to hold back tables for hotel guests without a booking. If you would like help booking a table please get in touch at [email protected]

Dog friendly

We welcome well-behaved dogs in the Clubhouse, garden and in a selection of our bedrooms – you can see our dog friendly rooms here.

We can accommodate a maximum of one dog per room in the hotel, and up to two dogs in the Cottage.

Please note, there is a surcharge of £15 per dog, per night, to include Lily’s Kitchen organic dog treats, bed & bowls.

If you’d like assistance with your booking please email us at [email protected]

Families

The Cottage sleeps up to 6, the Sail Loft sleeps up to 3, and the Chapel Suite & Lookout have sofas that can be made up as an extra bed for a child.

Cots are available in The Cottage, Lookout, Sail Loft, Chapel Suite, Super Comfy Luxe and Comfy Double rooms.

We also have some interconnecting rooms – the Chapel Suite and Comfy Luxe rooms on the first floor, and the Comfy Double/Twin and Comfy Luxe rooms on the 2nd floor. To request interconnecting rooms please contact us at [email protected]

Lost property

Unfortunately we cannot accept responsibility for items left on our property upon departure however every care will be taken to ensure these are returned to you in a timely manner.

Please note, for recorded delivery or return of large items there may be a small charge.

Accessibility

The hotel is situated over three floors, with 3 separate staircases that do not connect, and unfortunately we do not have a lift. The main entrance is accessed via three steps. Two of our ground floor rooms have an additional separate entrance and access to Vandevour Lane at the side of the building.

Our Cottage also has its own private entrance from the ground floor, with the living/kitchen area and one bedroom all on the ground floor but with the bathroom located on the first floor.

Please note that this is an old building, and there are small steps and narrow corridors throughout.

Front Desk

A member of the team will be on site and available 24 hours a day.

Visit Us

20 Chapel Street

Penzance
West Cornwall
TR18 4AW

Phone
+44(0)1736 365664

Email
[email protected]