We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Bear Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Professional photos
The Bear Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 109: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great rooms, great service, very friendly, super breakfast. Right on top of the high street, and Sandown park, highly recommended. Small car park, although I didn't eat there the menu looked really good

Thank Thehux1
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here en route to Essex. We know Esther well having lived in the area so chose this as our stop over from Cornwall. Our room was comfortable and we were pleasantly surprised to find real coffee in our room instead of the usual hotel instant coffee - nice touch! All the staff were welcoming and friendly. We didn't... More 

Thank Cathy D
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel come pub. Clean rooms good size and modern bathroom. We arrived before the room was ready but were well looked after. Cases were taken up for us while we had a beer. Pleasant staff Only criticism is location is a little awkward if you don't know it as its all one way system. The car park is not... More 

1 Thank Henry5th
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Met in Reception by the young manager, who was very efficient & explained the arrangements very clearly. Excellent room, but as adjacent to the High Street was noisy during the Saturday evening. Bar service average - lady serving explained she didn't know how to make a dry martini & lemonade. Youngs bitter on good form. Very good English breakfast after... More 

1 Thank SteveMFC
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed over for the night as we were travelling to France the next day. What a beautiful pub to stay at for bed and breakfast. The room was lovely, quaint and spotless. The staff were very polite and breakfast was excellent!

Thank catherine s
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stayed here for one night, the room was tastefully decorated and extremely clean as was the rest of the hotel, lovely attention to detail in room, we had air con which was fab in this heat :) asked for a quiet room and that is what we got very quiet had good nights sleep :) Lovely location near restaurants and... More 

Thank leeroy1987
Central South Coast U.K.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you absolutely have to be near to Sandown race course, or you need to stay in Eshers high street, then The Bear Inn will likely be a consideration. I recently attended a motoring event at Sandown Race Course, where my vehicle was on display. The Auto Club I belong to suggested The Bear as a possible stay-over, due to... More 

1 Thank TayntonBoy
Bear H, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for leaving feedback on your stay. Apologies regarding people smoking in the court yard. I have addressed this issue and have made this a no go area. Regarding the noise I have to say that yes the weekend can be busy, especially if there is an event at Sandown. But I would point out that this is subjective... More 

Travellers are raving about these Esher hotels

Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Really happy with our one night stay at The Bear. Arrived Saturday afternoon on a busy race day - lots of people eating/drinking inside and out before heading off to the race course. Check in was swift and our room was ready early! The room was a good size with a huge bed, cleaned to a high standard, fresh towels,... More 

Thank Mrsscase
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Really lovely pub. Friendly staff upon arrival and they happily took our bags as we were well ahead of check in time as we were going to the races. Great selection of ales and all the staff were extremely polite. Friday evening we sat outside and they had a bbq and live band on. The band were good and my... More 

Thank Lewis W
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Lovely hotel ,very friendly , lovely rooms , just a bit loud from the bar and traffic . All staff so friendly , had a lovely time stay there ..

Thank Paul J
Bear H, General Manager at The Bear Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Glad you had a good time and staff were friendly. Hope to see you back next year. Regards, Paul. More 

23 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (21)
Room/Suite (6)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (1)
Dining (10)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (2)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Esher
3.9 km away
Holiday Inn London-Kingston South
5.4 km away
Oatlands Park Hotel
Oatlands Park Hotel
#2 of 4 in Weybridge
823 reviews
4.0 km away
Chessington Safari Hotel
Chessington Safari Hotel
#2 of 3 in Chessington
1,639 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.4 km away
Premier Inn Cobham Hotel
7.6 km away
Brooklands Hotel
Brooklands Hotel
#1 of 4 in Weybridge
2,325 reviews
4.3 km away
Premier Inn Chessington Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Bear Hotel

Address: 71 High Street, Esher KT10 9RQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Esher
Price Range: $164 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bear Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your The Bear Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Bear Hotel Esher, UK - Surrey
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Bear Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Request room away from High Street”
 of 5 bubbles SteveMFC, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One that is not directly over the bar, or shares a corridor with the office”
 of 5 bubbles TayntonBoy, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It's a good 20 minute walk from Esher Station. There is a taxi rank at the station if you don't fancy the schlep!”
 of 5 bubbles ShoppingGoddess, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has a "lighthouse" effect due to lots of gaps between the edge of the curtains and windows.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeH776, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“room 3 was probably one of the quieter rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DebMcCracken, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay