Located near a train station, The City Gate Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Exeter. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Rooms offer room service and free WiFi.
A gemPros: The staff at reception and in the adjoining pub were friendly. The room was comfortable and clean with some great little touches such as a complementary small decanter of port. The bathroom had excellent fixtures. The bed was comfortable.
The location is right downtown, just a short walk to the Cathedral, restaurants and shopping.
Cons: The hotel is on a charming narrow street, which can be a little challenging for a tourist driver to drive up to. By driving 100 yards through an intersection, however, you can solve this by going into one of two parking garages. I know that’s not much of a criticism, but I felt the need to put something in the criticism box.