Frequently Asked Questions


We love dogs here and will happily allow them to stay at the hotel and if they are well behaved they might be lucky enough to get an extra sausage for breakfast!

There is a private, gated courtyard behind the hotel which can accommodate up to 6 cars comfortably. We operate on a first come, first serve basis and are unable to reserve spaces. We also require that guests leave their keys at reception and to inform a member of staff if they wish to leave early the following morning.

Proximity To Penzance Town Centre

We're located in the very heart of Penzance, overlooking the historic Penzance harbour. You'll be hard pushed to find a hotel in Penzance with a better location than The Abbey Hotel Penzance.

Isles of Scilly Parking

For those staying on the Isles of Scilly we recommend that you park your cars with the exceptional IOS Parking who will not only pick up your but also offer a range of services including valet, servicing bodywork repair and MOT. To find out more contact Richard directly on 07724 879 482

Jean Shrimpton
Jean Shrimpton still owns the hotel and has done since 1978. Although Jean still regularly visits the hotel, her son Thaddeus (Thad) is now the Hotel Manager and has been running the hotel for the last 5 years since moving back from London with wife and 2 young children. As Thad grew up at the hotel and lived in what is now The Suite for over 10 years , he is very familiar with the history of the hotel, it’s curious stories and more.

Disabled & mobility access
We are a 16th Century listed building and have been unable to install aids such as lifts, rails or ramps.  We do have one ground floor room and do warn those with mobility issues that our rooms on the top floor can be a little tricky to get to as they are up a narrow flight of stairs.