A beautiful hotel situated in the centre of historical Salisbury

The Merchant’s House Hotel is a family run hotel offering 37 newly and beautifully refurbished en suite rooms with all the comforts including air conditioning, flat screen TV with free view, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. Amongst our 37 rooms we have 6 superior rooms and 3 feature rooms including The Nelson Room where Nelson himself  stayed. Its fabulous location right in the city centre makes it the perfect location for visiting Salisbury one of the most historical and culturally significant towns in the UK.

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A must visit is The Merchant’s Bar offering comfortable stylish surroundings with our open fire and wonderful choice of wines, beers and spirits. We also offer a home cooked and continental unlimited breakfast at an additional cost.

The Merchant’s Bar is dog friendly (Bar only, not Bedrooms) and we also have limited car parking spaces for our hotel guests on a first come first served basis.

Please bear in mind we no longer accept cash but we do take all major cards.


Our History

The Merchant’s House Hotel in Salisbury, formerly New Sarum, occupies a 15th Century Merchant’s House with a wealth of history. 

Salisbury, such a wonderful place to visit is probably most famous for its Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is the site of Britain’s tallest spire, as well as the world’s oldest working clock. An entire day could be easily spent exploring it.

The Merchant’s House Hotel was once known as The Catherine Wheel which was a regular drinking haunt for Cavaliers. One of our rooms, The Nelson Room, is where on the 20th December 1800 Nelson himself stayed after being wined and dined and given the freedom of the city. This historic city has amazing heritage and there is so much to see whilst staying with us at The Merchant’s House Hotel.

Unlike many cathedral cities it’s also mostly flat and easy to explore on foot and as The Merchant’s House Hotel is located in the heart of town centre this is the perfect place to stay.

The great advantage of a Hotel is that it is a refuge from home.
George Bernard Shaw
Local Hotspots

There are so many places of interest to visit while you are here in Salisbury. Our staff will be very happy to advise and help you but here are a few to start you off

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  • Salisbury Cathedral – 0.6 miles
  • Arundells House – 0.5 miles
  • Salisbury Museum – 0.8 miles
  • Stonehenge – 10 miles
  • Boscombe Down Aviation Collection – 8.3 miles
  • Old Sarum Castle/Fort – 2.6 miles
  • Wilton House – 4.3 miles
  • Mompesson House – 0.6 miles
  • Poultry Cross – 0.2 miles