The BEST WESTERN Kings Arms Hotel in Dorchester is a renowned local landmark. And here is why! In the centre of Dorchester, the hotel was built in 1720, but retains many interesting and classical Georgian features to this day. It is also conveniently placed for both business and leisure pursuits, whether you are meeting colleagues nearby or taking in Thomas Hardy-related sites within three miles of this grand accommodation. We are only eight miles away from the seaside too, so there is more than enough to float your boat!