The 10 best Hotels in Scarborough for 2024
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Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Find the best luxury hotels here with Voyage Privé. We’ve hand-selected the best overnight choices for a memorable stay in and around coastal Scarborough.
Nestled in the heart of Scarborough, this bright and colourful coastal hotel offers excellent links to the beach and seafront. With premier sea room views, guests are afforded a spectacular seaside stay in relaxing bedrooms decorated with royal reds and charming wooden furnishings. The hotel also features a swimming pool for indoor pampering.
This gorgeous country hotel is spread over 100 acres of well-manicured land. Just moments from the beaches of Sandsend, it’s perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Yorkshire coast from Whitby to Scarborough. The hotel itself is bursting with indulgent facilities, including a spa, jacuzzi, sauna and stunning lounge/bar.
This award-winning 16th-century coaching inn in the heart of Pickering offers excellent connections to Scarborough and the North York Moors. The rooms are exquisitely furnished with country checks, tartan and tweed. At night, enjoy a locally-sourced Yorkshire pub meal highlighting the best of the region's produce.
Located just off the pretty Yorkshire coast north of Scarborough, this opulent country hotel is an ideal rural retreat. Enjoy 35 acres of pretty grounds and tranquil forests before returning for an elegant dining experience in the on-site restaurant. Rooms are equally attractive with gorgeous wooden furnishings and classic floral patterns.
Located west of Scarborough in the historic town of Helmsley, this boutique hotel offers excellent links to the coast and national parks. Enjoy local attractions like Helmsley Castle and the town’s ancient market square, or head off for a seaside adventure in Scarborough. The hotel’s rooms are furnished in charming country checks, giving a captivating elegant rural aesthetic.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Spa and gym
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Luxury toiletries
- Room service
- Flatscreen TV
- Rainfall showers
- Pretty walkable grounds
Scarborough is a summer holiday delight. If you don’t mind the crowds, the warmest months bring pleasurable walks on the beach, bustling seafront eateries and vibrant nightlife. Spring and autumn are also wonderful times to visit, with fewer tourists and more private coastal experiences. In winter, the coastal winds can be cold, so wrap up warm. If you can withstand the weather, you’ll find roaring fires in welcoming pubs and excellent walks in the nearby North York Moors. Although Scarborough sees dining and tourist attraction services open all year round, smaller surrounding coastal villages like Robin Hood’s Bay have reduced services off-season.
Scarborough is a delightful coastal retreat and a great base to explore the Yorkshire seaside. It’s popular with groups of friends who come for the nightlife in summer, but it’s also the perfect family escape with attractions like the castle and Sea Life Sanctuary. For couples, the Yorkshire coasts sunsets are as romantic as they get, with excellent links to sleepy coastal areas like Staithes and Robin Hood’s Bay.
- Seafront hotels
- Boutique hotels
- Spa hotels
- Country hotels
- Pubs and inns
- Waterproof coats
- Good walking boots/shoes
- Swimming costumes
Scarborough is serviced by a rail station with connections to Liverpool, York and Manchester. It also offers easy links to towns on the Yorkshire coast, like Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Filey. To explore the region in more detail, it’s best to use a car. This will allow you to navigate the gorgeous Yorkshire coast or escape to the North York Moors. The town itself is easy to traverse by foot, with handy public buses connecting each corner of Scarborough with the surrounding area.
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Scarborough is renowned for its Victorian-era heritage when the town was developed as a spa resort. Today, the coastal walkways and promenades are awash with impressive 19th-century hotels and inns which serviced English tourists searching for the town’s healing waters. You can still take a dip in these regenerative waters today before strolling around the charming town centre and picking up a portion of fresh fish and chips.
Although many visit Scarborough for its spas, beaches and typical sea resort-town attractions, it’s got a striking medieval history beneath the surface. Scarborough was once a major medieval fishing centre. This history can still be felt in the dramatic and romantic castle ruins. From the ruins of a Roman signal station to Henry II's tower, a visit to Scarborough Castle is a must. You can also potter over to the impressive 12th-century St Mary's Church, a moody and gothic highlight that's home to Anne Brontë's grave.