- The Oxford House (City of Hamilton, Pembroke Parish; tel. 800/548-7758 or 441/295-0503; www.oxfordhouse.bm): This is one of the best guesthouses on the island, built in the City of Hamilton in 1938 by a local doctor whose French wife wanted architectural features of her native land. Bedrooms, each named for one of Bermuda's parishes, are handsomely furnished and comfortable. The price is moderate, and quite good for the comfort offered.
- Rosemont (City of Hamilton, Pembroke Parish; tel. 800/367-0040 in the U.S., 800/267-0040 in Canada, or 441/292-1055; www.rosemont.bm): A collection of housekeeping cottages near the Hamilton Princess, Rosemont has long been a family favorite, offering a central location at a good price. The site offers panoramic views of Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound. Guests often prepare their own meals.
- Salt Kettle House (Paget Parish; tel. 441/236-0407). The name is not the only thing charming about this informal and secluded 2-centuries-old cottage. It's a real discovery, and bargain hunters eagerly seek it out, preferring it to the glitz of the megaresort hotels. You can swim in the nearby cove, retiring to your waterside cottage at night.
- Granaway Guest House & Cottage (Warwick Parish; tel. 441/236-3747; www.granaway.com): This former private home from 1734 is a virtual picture-postcard cliché of Bermudian charm, with its pink walls and whitewashed roof. Opening onto views of Great Sound, it has been handsomely converted to receive guests -- even the former slave quarters are now comfortable.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.