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The Queen’s Hotel is a single hotel establishment ideally located in Portsmouth, just two miles from the busy ferry terminal at the British Isle of Wight. Its tradition is as rich and colorful as its surroundings. The hotel was built in 1861 as a lodging house designed by renowned British architect Augustus Livesay, such that it was initially known as Southsea House. After the hotel was razed in a 1903 fire, it was rebuilt into the splendid structure it is today from a design by another famous architect, T.W. Cutler, who specified an Edwardian baroque style dominated by brown terra cotta. People come to Queen’s mostly for the many historic attractions in its vicinity, which include the Royal Naval Museum, Royal Naval Submarine Museum, D-Day Museum, Port Solent, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Naval Base, King’s Theatre, Osbourne House, Southsea Castle, Marwell Zoo, Portsmouth Cathedral, Staunton Country Park, Westbury Manor Museum, Clarence Pier Amusement Park, Gunwharf Quays, and the well preserved birthplace of Charles Dickens. All of these popular tourist sites are within walking distance of Queen’s Hotel.