4.3 out of 5

"Great location within a short walk of city centre. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 13 Mar 2018

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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
£52 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 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 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 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Pros: Nice big rooms, very clean, comfortable beds.
Great location within a short walk of city centre.

Posted by , from Telford on 13 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Good location, easy walking to Cardiff Bay

Had a lovely stay. It would have been perfect if the mattress and pillows werent so awful resulting in a poor night sleep for myself and my husband. Other than that, it was great and would use again.

Posted by , from Portsmouth on 22 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5
Hotel is in fantastic location, great breakfast too

Posted by on 22 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5
Lovely stay, all staff friendly and rooms clean and welcoming.

Posted by on 23 Jul 2017

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4 out of 5

Graduation stay

Stayed for 1 night although Ia little pricey we had a wonderful stay.hotel was spotlessly clean,staff were very friendly and the breckfast was one of the best I've ever had .location to the bay was great only a 8 to 10 min stroll.all in all a great stay and would definitely recommend this hotel

Posted by , from llanelli on 17 Jul 2017

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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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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 metres) and includes conference rooms. The business-friendly Future Inns Cardiff Bay also features coffee/tea in common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and on-site 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 space
  • 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)
  • Lift
  • 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 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Cardiff's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • 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)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a 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

Special check-in instructions:

This property does not accept American Express for onsite payments. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • 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: GBP10.00 for adults and GBP5.00 for children (approximately)
  • On-site 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 Inns Cardiff Bay
  • Future Inns
  • Future Cardiff Bay
  • Future Inn Cardiff Bay Hotel Cardiff
  • Future Inn Cardiff Bay Wales
  • Future Hotel Cardiff Bay

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.