During your stay

On The Beach

Want to go for a swim? Or enjoy the day on the golden sand? Our establishment is just meters from one of the Isle of Wight's award-winning beaches

Free & Unlimited Wifi

We understand the modern world revolves around the internet, that's why we supply all our guests with unlimited free wifi allowing contact your loved ones during your stay

Bar Access

All our guests have access to our exclusive bar, enjoy our selection of local ales, craft beers and spirits. For additional convenience, you will be able to order food from our bar as well


Discover Our Rooms

Charles Darwin was once a guest at this classic seaside hotel on the Esplanade, directly across the street from Shanklin Beach and a 2-minute walk from the elevator to the upper town on the cliff.

Simple, airy rooms have traditional furnishings and come with en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; some have sea views.

Full English breakfast is included, and there’s also a pub and a sun terrace.



At Waterfront Inn, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with a dining experience that is nothing short of exceptional. We do this by focusing our energy on the needs of our customers so that new customers become repeat customers.

Much of our success is due in part to the warm ambience and delicious food but also our phenomenal staff. Much of our staff have been working with us for years, some since the recent change of ownership, and as a result, many of our customers have become friends and family.



Waterfront Inn has been a gathering place, a watering hole, the subject of art and literature and even the creativity of Charles Darwin.

Established in the 1800’s — Waterfront Inn, previously known as the Norfolk House Hotel, can boast as being one of Shanklin’s best-situated bars. Being located just a stone’s throw from the beach, luxurious sea views from our outside seating area, allowing you to enjoy a nice cold beverage and the sea breeze.

Why should the luxuries end when the sun goes down? They don’t! Our ‘Live Music’ events and entertainment themed nights make it a great family friendly experience whenever you visit us.