Mollie’s Motel Bristol review and overview: Mollie’s Motel is a luxurious, stylish and affordable motel just off the M5. Perfect for an overnight break after a drive and much better than your standard motorway hotel!
My stay at Molly’s was a free press stay in exchange for an honest review.
Mollie’s Motel is a motel with a difference. Here you’ll find the classic all-American motel feel that we all know from our favorite movies.
For us Brits, there’s something oddly nostalgic about the idea of a motel. There aren’t actually any “motels” in the UK, but those of us who grew up watching American movies are familiar with them. The UK equivalent of a motel is a Travelodge. This is not as interesting as a motel!
I was so excited to stay at Molly’s Motel in Bristol (which also has one in Oxfordshire and soon to open in Manchester) on Instagram after discovering it and instantly falling in love with its gorgeous decor, vintage furniture and modern vibe was doing. The interiors were designed by Soho House and are all made from warm natural oak, with comfortable places to sit, crisp white bedding and large fluffy pillows.
I was visiting Bristol for one night with my husband and daughter and thought Mollie’s would be perfect for an easygoing yet stylish stay.
Not only is this motel luxurious, but it’s also surprisingly affordable, with rooms starting from just £70 per night.
We had connecting family rooms, one room had a double bed and the other room had twin beds. Mollie’s also offers her bunk rooms, suitable for families and groups of four.
The diner is equally stylish, serving modern fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate lunch and breakfast once at the diner, and it was surprisingly busy with young families, couples, and people having work lunches or hosting meetings, giving it a lively, energetic atmosphere were well integrated.
The rooms are cleverly compact but still feel spacious
This was Alba’s twin bedroom
With connecting door to double
All rooms have Dyson hair dryers and GHDs
The front desk also functions as a bar
Lots of nice seating areas at the bar/reception
Our daughter, Alba (3 years old) felt very welcome
There is a grassy courtyard in the center of the motel
There’s also plenty of outdoor seating during the warmer months (this was in February!)
Lots of books on the coffee table so it was great to order a glass of wine and relax in these comfy chairs
You are also welcome to work in the reception/bar area. There is one large table for collaboration and meetings.
Mollie’s Diner is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Located just off the M5, it’s the perfect place to charge (both you and your car!)
The diner was fairly quiet at breakfast time (8:30am
Lunchtime was crowded with families, couples, travelers as well as many meetings and collaborations
The children’s menu was great. Alba had pancakes for breakfast and a cheeseburger for lunch
There is an outdoor area but it is very close to a busy roundabout
How far is Mollie’s Motel from Bristol City Centre?
It takes about 20 minutes by car from Molly’s to the city. You can use public transportation, but it will take at least an hour.
For this reason, we do not recommend Molly’s for your holiday in Bristol city, as there are many accommodation options within the city.
We recommend Mollie’s as a great place to stop on your long journey from north to south. I live in the North West so Molly’s is a great place to stop if you’re driving to Devon or Cornwall. So I will bookmark this as a great place to break up a huge 5-6 hour drive!
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