• Find your break:

  • Great for:
  • 46x44-icon-history History
  • 46x44-icon-seaside Seaside
  • 46x44-icon-walking Walking
  • 46x44-icon-activities Activities

Hotel Overview

At a glance


  • 97 bedrooms
  • Convenient central location
  • Close to seafront
  • Comfortable bar and lounge areas
  • Superior & Standard Plus upgrades available
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wifi in public lounges
  • 24-hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am


Located in the heart of Great Yarmouth, the Bay Carlton Hotel offers attractive accommodation a stone’s throw from the beach. This impressive Victorian building has high ceilings, huge windows and a bright, airy feel, making it the perfect venue for a relaxing break by the sea.

Each of the hotel’s 97 rooms has been carefully designed with the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. Choose from Standard, Standard Plus or our lovely Superior rooms, which have luxury features that are sure to make your break extra special.

The hotel has its own restaurant and bar where the friendly and attentive staff will go out of their way to make you welcome.  A programme of entertainment is included in the price of your stay and typically includes dancing, musicians, cabaret, vocalists, quizzes, comedy and competitions.

There’s plenty to do nearby with Sea Life just over the road, the Merrivale Model Village and Tearooms only 3 minutes’ walk away, and the much-loved Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach around half a mile from the hotel. The area incorporates everything you’d expect from a quintessentially British seaside resort: beautiful clean beaches and cheerful beach huts, expertly maintained floral displays, delicious fish and chips and a great choice of traditional pubs and local produce restaurants. There’s also the option of venturing further afield to enjoy the Norfolk Broads, with its 125 miles of picturesque waterways, or the regal Sandringham estate, which incorporates a gift shop, restaurant, and plant centre. If you fancy a flutter in the evening, the Grosvenor Casino offers a night of fun entertainment in elegant surroundings. Based in a charming building just a few doors down, it offers the usual gaming tables and slot machines with delicious food served at the grill restaurant and a late bar.


Great offers available at this hotel

Room Types

The hotel has 97 rooms split across three room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information.


Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay Carlton Hotel

Marine Parade

Great Yarmouth

NR30 3JE


01493 855 234

Important Information

Directions: From the A47: Travelling across the Norfolk Broads along the A47 you will reach the village of Runham, follow the road into Great Yarmouth and through the town centre, turning left at the fork in the road onto Trafalgar Road. Take the next right onto Nelson Road Central, at the roundabout turn left onto St Peter’s road and then take the next right onto Wellington Road. Take the first left after the first set of arches, follow the road around and the hotel will be on your left.

Please note that car parking is only available at this hotel from June to September and spaces can be reserved at £6.00 per day. Advanced booking is highly recommended. On street parking is usually available nearby

Local Attractions

Pleasure Beach

Attracting more than a million visitors a year, the Pleasure Beach offers a typical British seaside experience, with both thrill rides and traditional attractions. It has been one of Great Yarmouth’s star attractions since 1909 and will open its doors this year on 24th March

The Time and Tide Museum

The museum's galleries tell the story of Great Yarmouth from its humble beginnings to a thriving port and popular seaside resort. You’ll learn about the town’s herring industry through interactive displays and fascinating special events

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Keep an eye out for race days during your stay. These offer a great day out and the opportunity for a little flutter if you are feeling lucky. There are also frequent auctions and exhibitions throughout the year

Sea Life Centre

Located just seconds from the hotel, you’ll find crocodiles, penguins and a whole host of fascinating marine creatures to entertain all ages. There are displays held throughout the day with the opportunity to meet some of the inhabitants up close and personal. 

Caister Castle Car Collection

This exciting venue is home to more than 120 cars and 100 bikes with many fine and rare models set out over 35,000 square feet. The collections include vintage, classic and sports cars that will keep you entertained for hours, together with horse-drawn vehicles, bicycles, baby carriages and other interesting items. There are light refreshments available and a picnic area on the site.

Merrivale Model Village

Close to the Bay Carlton you’ll find this award-winning attraction which has so much more to offer than its miniature wonders. Landscaped gardens, waterfalls and streams offer beautiful surroundings, and there’s also a model railway with 350 metres of track and 28 different types of vehicles, which will be appreciated by visitors of all ages. The attraction also boasts an Old Penny Arcade where you can step back in time with vintage slot machines and real old pennies

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