If you’re making a weekend of it (or even longer!) there’s a huge selection of places to stay near the Weekender.
Where you stay is of course up to you; if you want a suggestion then we’ll be staying at the Premier Inn in Maidstone Centre. This is just under five miles away from the daytime venue (we’ll be investigating whether or not we can lay on transport).
Our Friday evening get together will either be at this hotel or somewhere very nearby, and the Saturday evening shindig will also be nearby (a ten minute walk, we’re again looking at whether we can also provide transport if needed).
Being near the town centre it’s ideal if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t want to go to the Weekender they’re just a short stroll away from the shops, museums and other attractions of Maidstone.
If they want to travel a little further there are many other things to see and do in the area, Leeds Castle is close by and highly recommended.
There’s also a Travelodge in Maidstone Town Centre, a couple of minutes walk from the Premier Inn and if you’re travelling with a pet they are welcome at the Travelodge.
(You don’t need to stay at either of the above hotels to attend the Friday or Saturday night events.)
There are also plenty of B&Bs, Guest Houses and other hotels in the area, a quick internet search will bring up many choices.
There are also a number of other Travelodges and Premier Inns in the area providing affordable accommodation. The earlier you book the better the prices will be.
If you prefer to be independent then there are other options available. Rather than list them all here you’ll probably find the following links more helpful:
If you want to camp, caravan or bring a motor home then there are several campsites nearby: