4.2 out of 5

"Stayed when going to a concert at the principality stadium. About 20 minutes walk into Cardiff, free car parking a bonus. Hotel was clean and comforta ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 24 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

At Future Inns Cardiff Bay you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Wales Millennium Centre and Techniquest. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 197 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches include slippers and free toiletries. Additionally, room service, free local calls, and free bottled water are available.

The restaurant, Thomas Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. English breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Cardiff hotel, you'll be 2.5 km (1.5 mi) from Principality Stadium and 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from Cardiff Castle.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£56 per night

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Future Inns Cardiff Bay ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Just a short walk to the town

Stayed when going to a concert at the principality stadium. About 20 minutes walk into Cardiff, free car parking a bonus. Hotel was clean and comfortable and the the room had air con. Breakfast the next morning was great and good value.

Posted by on 24 Jun 2017

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4 out of 5

Great hotel for the bay

Hotel is convenient for Cardiff Bay - only a short walk, maybe 5 to 10 minutes. Free parking, easy access from the motorway. Clean room, which came with a few nice extras that you don't get in your big chain hotels (small bottles of shampoo, body wash and moisturiser, a vanity kit and bath robes & slippers). We paid £95 for a Friday night, which was a little pricey, but for the same money we couldn't find better with free parking.

Posted by , from Swansea on 9 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

One night stop with daughter

Excellent sized room and great breakfast. Found nice restaurant 50 yards from the hotel door. Cinema and theatre across the road. Very well placed.

Posted by on 21 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5
It was great. The restaurant was amazing. Staff was great

Posted by on 3 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Great location, handy for travelling into city centre, plenty of places within easy walking distance. Great size family room
Cons: More wardrobe space
Location: Short taxi ride into Cardiff city. Red Dragon centre very close by. Mermaid Quay & Millenium Centre a short walk.
Great location, plenty of facilities within walking distance. Near to Red Dragon Centre, with a cinema, bowling & cafes. Plus short walk to Mermaid Quay. Only downside to hotel, its on a main road, so you do get traffic noise, very small wardrobe. We had a family room, size of room was amazing, with a door to separate the bedrooms,

Posted by , from UK Midlands on 27 Feb 2017

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4 out of 5

Perfect for our purpose

Pros: Location Staff Parking
Cons: The cleanliness of the bathrooms - where the wall meets the floor
Location: Lots of restaurants, bars, bay area
Easy to find, easy parking, close to the centre of Cardiff. The rooms were a good size. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and was nicely decorated. The breakfast couldn't be faulted. The only negative was that the bathroom could have been cleaned a bit better.

Posted by , from London on 6 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5
Reasonable hotel, although heating in room was not particularly effective and road traffic noise was very loud through the closed windows

Posted by on 9 Dec 2016

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4 out of 5

Good value hotel

Pros: Comfort of the room
Cons: Curtain clip broken so curtains wouldn't completely close leaving a small China of light to shine through. Pedal bin in bathroom was broken.
Location: Under 10 minutes walk to mermaid Quay.
4 star facilities at 3 star price. Comfortable rooms. Very clean. Bathroom could do with a little updating but it was still in good nick and clean. Bed was very comfortable and pillows were superb. Breakfast was a buffet style with good choice and the hot food was kept hot without going dry.

Posted by , from dunstable on 27 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Close to everything in Cardiff bay

Lovely clean hotel in excellent location really friendly nice helpful staff 10 out of 10

Posted by , from edenbridge on 18 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Most enjoyable stay

Pros: Location with easy access, plenty of parking spaces. Breakfasts were excellent.
Cons: We liked all things re this hotel. There was nothing we disliked.
Location: Location near the Millenium Centre and Bay restaurants
Room was very comfortable, food excellent, and other amenities very good.

Posted by , from Ceredigion on 10 Oct 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 4489 square feet (417 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly Future Inns Cardiff Bay also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This 4-star Cardiff hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 197 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 4489 sq ft of conference space
  • 417 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.) (19.5 km / 12.1 mi)
  • Train station: Cardiff Central Station (2.6 km / 1.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Future Inns Cardiff Bay offers 197 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary newspapers. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cardiff hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Thomas Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 10.00 for adults and GBP 5.00 for children (approximately)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Future Cardiff Bay
  • Future Inns
  • Future Inns Cardiff Bay
  • Future Hotel Cardiff Bay
  • Future Inn Cardiff Bay Hotel Cardiff
  • Future Inn Cardiff Bay Wales

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.