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7 of the best hotels in Scarborough

7 of the best hotels in Scarborough

The UK’s first seaside resort is known for its sandy beaches, family attractions and stunning views of the Yorkshire Coast. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yorkshire and for many good reasons. A trip to Scarborough will be one full of great food and things to do. Find out more about the best hotels in Scarborough, including everything from quaint cottages and airy apartments.

The Plough Scalby offer bedroom with 4 poster bed Best Hotels in Scarborough

The Plough Inn at Scalby

Situated in the beautiful village of Scalby, The Plough is a top spot for those looking to explore the sites along the North Yorkshire coastline. With close access to North York Moors National Park and the Cleveland Way, this friendly village gastropub is a great option for foodies looking for the best hotels in Scarborough with a real sense of luxury.

The Plough offers eight en-suite bedrooms, each tailored with the ultimate comfort of guests in mind. With hand-made four-poster beds and flat-screen TVs, luxury is guaranteed at The Plough. An in-house menu boasts an array of breakfast and dinner options served in the relaxed restaurant and bar. On the menu, you’ll find high-end British classics showcasing the finest local and seasonal ingredients. Comfort food at its finest.

21-23 High Street, Scalby, North Yorkshire, YO13 0PT – 01723 362622 

Five Star Stays Best Hotels in Scarborough

Five Star Stays

If self-catered options are more up your street, then the array of boutique apartments and cottages Five Star Stays offer could be an alternative to the best hotels in Scarborough. Located in the picturesque villages of Scalby and Seamer, these luxury hideouts are only a short journey away from the beauty of Scarborough’s bays.

Visitors can expect stylish décor with glamorous furnishings and rooms that have been designed with guests in mind. Rooms include large comfy beds, fluffy plump pillows and luxury duvets to ensure a great night sleep. Each cottage and apartment includes free wifi, plus six locations are pet friendly, which is great news if you’re planning a trip with your four-legged friends!

Main St, Seamer, Scarborough YO12 4PS – 01723 862029

The Bike and Boot Best Hotels in Scarborough

The Bike and Boot

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly hotel so all the family can come along, this is certainly one of the best hotels in Scarborough. The 65-room hotel is in a prime location, with the sea on your doorstep and the beach only a short walk away, this hotel truly captures the real sea-side style of Scarborough. The Bike and Boot is a quirky hotel, full of character and is sure to make an unforgettable stay.

Guests can enjoy free hot drinks, free movies and super-fast wifi. There is a range of luxury rooms in all different shapes and sizes including ones with a sea view. The on-site restaurant, Bareca is full of a range of delicious options for those who fancy a bite to eat and a cocktail or two!

1-6 Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HA – 01723 655555 

Ox Pasture Hall Boutique Best Hotels in Scarborough

Ox Pasture Hall

Ox Pasture Hall is a luxury boutique hotels that’s the perfect option for those looking for a romantic trip away. This former country house has been transformed into one of the finest and best hotels in Scarborough and Yorkshire. Situated in the North York National Park surrounded by seventeen acres, this country escape would make a perfect weekend away. The picturesque country grounds matched with the romantic and luxurious rooms ensures a great, relaxing stay.

There is a variety of rooms available and the choice to personalise your stay with a variety of special touches, including rose-petaled beds, a bottle of champagne on arrival or a candle-lit dinner for two. Enjoy a bite to eat in the award-winning courtyard restaurant and choose from a selection of À la carte menus.

Lady Edith’s Drive, Scarborough, YO12 5TD – 01723 365295 

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The Farrier Best Hotels in Scarborough

The Farrier

Situated in the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast in between Scarborough and Filey lies the village of Cayton. Packed with history, Cayton is the perfect spot for those looking for a real British seaside stay.

This hotel is one to mention for country lovers, with four equestrian-themed rooms that have all been individually designed to ensure a luxurious break. Each boutique-style room comes with en-suite facilities and luxurious Harrison Spinks comfy beds. Rooms are available with notable features, including an underfloor heated en-suite shower room, minibar and a TV with an inbuilt sound system and smart speaker. A strong contender for the best hotels in Scarborough, this is not one to miss if you are a lover of all things lavish.

89 Main Street, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3RP – 01723 861432

The Windmill Best Hotels in Scarborough

The Windmill

This peaceful bed and breakfast is quite a unique spot. The Windmill is over 230 years old and is the last remaining windmill in Scarborough, making this location tempting for all those who are fans of British culture and history. Located just a 5-minute walk from Scarborough Town Centre and the train station, this 18th-century landmark offers top quality self-catering, bed and breakfast accommodation.

There are two luxury apartments at The Windmill, each one set across two stories with its own lounge, kitchen, dining area and en-suite bedroom. The top apartment has a sea view from the balcony, which is well worth the 38-step incline. Additionally, the tranquil courtyard is home to two self-catering cottages which are perfect for families.

There is a breakfast menu including fresh fruit, pots of tea and coffee, oak-smoked kippers and of course a traditional full English breakfast. This unique stay is certainly one of the best hotels in Scarborough.

Mill Street, Scarborough, YO11 1SZ – 01723 372735

The Crown Spa Best Hotels in Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel

The four-star Crown Spa Hotel is one of the oldest, purpose-built Scarborough hotels. With rooms spread over four floors, this tastefully decorated hotel is certainly worth a visit. The array of on-site facilities only adds to the attraction of this hotel, with a luxury leisure centre with an array of various spa treatment – truly making this one of the best hotels in Scarborough.

Rooms are decorated perfectly and capture the real coastal feel of Scarborough. There is a large selection of rooms, including balconies and sea views. The Taste Restaurant on-site is a local favourite that serves a blend of European and traditional British dishes.  This is certainly one of the best hotels in Scarborough when it comes to comfort and luxury.

7-11 Esplanade, Scarborough YO11 2AG – 01723 357400 


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