Access Statement


The Commodore is situated in the Devon town of Paignton and offers Eight En-suite guest rooms – Four rooms on the first floor and Four rooms on the second floor. Five of the en-suites have showers and three have baths with shower over.

The property was originally a Victorian gentleman’s residence and has recently been refurbished. We aim to meet the needs of all guests but due to some of the period features, it could make access for people with limited mobility difficult.



We are situated on Paignton sea front just a two-minute level walk away from the town centre. Both the coach station and train station are less than a ten-minute level walk from our guest house. There is a taxi rank situated just outside the train station and opposite the bus station.

You can plan your journey by car or public transport using Simply enter your postcode and ours, which is TQ4 6EB to get directions.

Please see our website for more detailed directions.

We welcome well behaved dogs in our accommodation.



We appreciate you advising us of your estimated time of arrival. On arrival there is a private car park for the sole use of our guests which can accommodate 8 cars. The car park has a tarmac surface and a slight incline approaching the hotel.

There are 7 steps up to the front door with a handrail on each side. The key safes are situated to the right of the main front door, you will be sent a keysafe letter and 4 digit number to open the relevant keysafe and take out your electronic fob. You will need the fob to gain access to the main front door, by presenting it to the blue circle sensor to the right of the door. To gain access to the inner front door you present the fob to the little white square under the door handle. It will bleep and flash green you can now push the handle down and push the door to enter the main hall. The fob is also used to open your room door, just present the fob to the top of the door handle and wait for it to bleep and flash green before entering the room.


There is an inner front door (no step) which leads into the hallway of the guest house. This is always kept locked with guests having their own ‘electronic fob’ to gain access.

Arrival is allowed anytime after 16:00 hrs (4:00 PM) if arriving late please respect other guests by keeping the noise down.
You will l have been asked to complete our registration form prior to your arrival online, please do this and ensure you enter your personal address and email address as OTA's do not forward you actual email address to us.



The floor covering to the hallways, stairs and landings are all short-pile carpet. The Public toilet is situated on the ground floor with flat access and has a laminate floor.

There are 19 steps up to the first floor, with a turn half way up. There is a hand rail on the right-hand side. Four of our eight rooms are found on this floor.

There are a further 17 steps narrowing and turning to the second floor. There is a hand rail on the right-hand side although at the midpoint the rail is quite low due to the design of the staircase.

On each floor there is a fire alarm and fire extinguishers and smoke alarms are fitted in every room. There is also emergency lighting in the hallway and on the stairs.



There are normally six tables seating 1-4 people. The Dining Room doubles up as a lounge seating area, to make the most of the spectacular sea views. This room is open all day for guests to use.



There is central heating throughout the house. The temperature of each guest bedroom is controlled by thermostatic controls on the radiators within the room. Extra portable heaters can be supplied if required. Beds have white sheets and duvets. Extra blankets and pillows are provided in the room. Each room has a hospitality tray with tea and coffee. Hairdryers are provided in each room. There are lcd freeview television in each room.

First Floor

  • Sea View Double en-suite (with shower)
  • Sea View King Size en-suite (with shower)
  • Inland King Size en-suite en-suite (bath/shower over)
  • Inland Twin Room en-suite (with shower)

Second Floor

  • Sea View Double en-suite (with shower)
  • Sea View King Size en-suite (bath/shower over)
  • Inland King Size en-suite (bath/shower over)
  • Inland View King Size en-suite (with shower)

Please note that all of our showers have a slight step to enter them.

Ironing facilities and a vacuum cleaner are available on the first floor landing.

We do allow guests to purchase takeaways and have them delivered to the Property. In the interests of hygiene and cleanliness however we do not allow them to be eaten in the bedrooms. They must be eaten in the Dining room using the plates, cutlery, condiments and sauces that are available in the communal kitchen. Guests are expected to clean up after themselves, wash anything they have used and put it away back where they got the items from in the kitchen.



We have a non-smoking policy anywhere on the premises of the Guest House.

Should the fire alarm ring, evacuation is through the front door and the waiting area is in the car park at the front of the building. Evacuation procedures are in the folder in each guest room.


Address: The Commodore
14 Esplanade Road,

Telephone: 01803 553107