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18 of the Best Yorkshire Dales Hotels

18 of the Best Yorkshire Dales Hotels

Whether you’re planning a short break or a week-long getaway, there’s an abundance of places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales. From welcoming boutique hotels to traditional pubs with stylish rooms, there really is something for everyone. In this guide, we’ve handpicked a list of the best Yorkshire Dales hotels for your next staycation in God’s Own County.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dramatic landscapes and stunning views in the Yorkshire Dales. Explore limestone valleys, hidden waterfalls and neverending rolling green hills. The region is also famed for its award-winning restaurants, from Michelin Star dining at Grantley Hall’s Shaun Rankin restaurant to gastopub classics with a twist at The Black Bull Inn in Richmond.

Grantley Hall Yorkshire Dales Hotel exterior image

Grantley Hall, Ripon

First on our list is 5-star hotel and spa, Grantley Hall. Steeped in luxury and charm, this is certainly one of the best hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. The hotel offers 47 exquisite bedrooms from deluxe rooms to superior suites and everything in between.

You can choose from 5 dining options at Grantley Hall, including Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin restaurant and pan-Asian-inspired Bar & Restaurant Eighty Eight. If you fancy a late-night cocktail, there are 3 bars including Valeria’s champagne and cocktail bar complete with an exclusive ambience and 1920s décor. Escape to tranquillity while exploring the Yorkshire Dales in Grantley Hall’s Three Graces Spa with plenty of treatments to choose from.

Grantley Hall, Ripon, HG4 3ET – 01765 620070

The Coniston Hotel, Skipton

Nestled in the heart of a 1,400-acre estate lies The Coniston Hotel. If you’re looking for Yorkshire Dales hotels with lots of activities, this one ticks all the boxes. You’ll find delicious Yorkshire-inspired dining, a luxury spa, Land Rover Experience, shooting ground, guided bike rides, fishing and plenty of stunning views of rolling hills and charming landscapes. The Coniston features over 70 bedrooms, with each one providing the perfect place to unwind following an afternoon of exploring. Expect fluffy bathrobes, 24-hour room service and luxury toiletries.

From delicate fine dining to hearty home-cooked favourites, there are three restaurants to choose from, offering something to suit every taste. Sample an indulgent afternoon tea at The View or try a fusion of Yorkshire ingredients with an Asian flair at Blossom Kitchen at one of the most luxurious hotels in the Yorkshire Dales.

Coniston Cold, Skipton, BD23 4EA – 01756 748080

Black Bull Sedbergh - Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales bedroom with bath tub

The Black Bull Inn, Sedbergh

On the border of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District lies The Black Bull Inn at Sedbergh. The characterful inn boasts 18 luxury rooms and suites (three dog-friendly rooms). Downstairs expect a traditional pub feel, with wooden floors, red-banquette seating and wood-burning stoves, but with a light, modern touch.

If the food is as important to you as the room, you’re in luck as co-owner and head chef Nina only uses local produce in her outstanding dishes, which are influenced by her Japanese and German backgrounds. This gorgeous 17th-century coaching house is the perfect spot in the Yorkshire Dales for walkers, cyclists and foodies alike. It’s a great base for exploring the nearby Howgill Fells or following the ancient trade routes through the book town of Sedbergh.

44 Main St, Sedbergh, LA10 5BL – 015396 20264

Blue Lion East Witton review - exterior

The Blue Lion Inn, East Witton

Originally built as a shooting lodge and then a coaching inn in 1840, The Blue Lion is another highly recommended addition to the beautiful hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II listed building is the perfect retreat if you’re looking for a traditional Dales Inn with plenty of modern comforts to help you relax and recharge.

Their 15 rooms are split between the main house and converted stables, with their most-booked being their Courtyard Superior, complete with a super king-size bed, private garden and roll-top bath. Warm up in their log fire-fueled real ale bar after a day exploring the Dales, sample refined gastropub dishes and an extensive wine list. Explore nearby Jervalux Abbey or Middleham Castle.

Main Rd, East Witton, Leyburn, DL8 4SN – 01969 624273

The Devonshire Arms Yorkshire Dales Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey aerial view

Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Bolton Abbey, Skipton

Situated towards the south of the Yorkshire Dales, lies this charming country house hotel and spa. Once a humble traveller’s inn, this hotel in the Yorkshire Dales is now a go-to spot for all things fine dining, luxurious décor and superior service.

Choose from a range of rooms and suites all with complimentary access to their spa. Dine in their cosy brasserie or award-winning fine dining Burlington restaurant. Alongside 30,000 acres to explore and plenty of rugged beauty, it’s the ideal location for an indulgent weekend or week-long staycation. What’s more, this Yorkshire Dales hotel is also dog friendly, making it the perfect retreat for some breathtaking walks along the River Wharfe.

Bolton Bridge, Skipton, BD23 6AJ – 01756 718100

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - The Golden Lion bar

The Golden Lion, Settle

Being a 17th-century coaching inn, this pub-come-hotel is the perfect respite after a long day of walking across the Dales. Blending historical character with proper Yorkshire hospitality, The Golden Lion provides a warm welcome to every guest that walks through its door.

This dog friendly hotel in Settle offers a range of rooms to suit every guest including characterful rooms oozing with modern charm, standard rooms with cosy features and even cosier beds and also twin rooms for guests staying with friends and family. If you’re feeling peckish, head down to The Golden Lion’s dining area for some delicious dishes made from quality local produce. The hotel’s location also gives you perfect access to the Dales and the Forest of Bowland.

Duke St, Settle, BD24 9DU – 01729 822203

Middleton Lodge Yorkshire Dales Hotel Hot tub Outside

Middleton Lodge Estate, Richmond

If you’re looking for a truly relaxing stay with luxurious rooms, Middleton Lodge should be first on your list of stunning hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. This 200-acre privately owned estate just outside of Richmond is the perfect place for a proper countryside retreat.

Middleton Lodge offers a plethora of rooms from botanical suites within garden walls to Coach House rooms with private terraces and outdoor tubs. Taste the seasons in their timeless tasting experiences at Forge restaurant or sample estate-to-plate-inspired dishes in their relaxed Coach House restaurant. You can also visit their Forest Spa, offering a range of packages and treatments including facials and bath hut experiences along with its own forest spa kitchen.

Middleton Lodge, Kneeton Ln, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6NJ – 01325 377 977

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - Simonstone Hall Hotel exterior

Simonstone Hall Hotel, Hawes

This manor house hotel offers a perfect place to stay as one of the best hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. Choose from 18 rooms to enjoy your countryside stay, from principal rooms and suites with feature copper tubs, newly renovated estate rooms and cosy rooms full of character.

Visit Simonstone’s Garden Brasserie for a contemporary twist on local Dale’s produce or private dining spaces in the Wine Cellar and Wine Vault. Formerly a shooting lodge, if you’re looking for a hotel in the Yorkshire Dales full of country house charm and splendour, this is the perfect option for you.

Simonstone Hall Hotel, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3LY – 01969 667255

Swinton Park Hotel, Yorkshire.

Swinton Park, Masham

Set in 200 acres of stunning gardens and parkland at the heart of the 20,000-acre Swinton Estate lies Swinton Park Hotel. This hotel offers a fabulous, yet informal stately home experience with rooms furnished with the perfect blend of antique furnishings, opulent fabrics and contemporary styling.

Experience an Epicurean menu in Samuel’s restaurant by executive chef Ruth Hansom or a quintessential afternoon tea in the Georgian Drawing Room. Afterwards, take in the surrounding scenery of an 18th-century listed landscape complete with a deer park, five lakes and walled gardens making it one of the best hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. You can also have a go at some wild swimming if you’re feeling brave enough!

Swinton Park Hotel, Ripon, HG4 4JH – 01765 680900

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - The Angel Inn at Hetton food

The Angel at Hetton

Another Skipton addition to our list, The Angel deserves a well-worthy mention on our best Yorkshire Dales hotels list. Regarded as the UK’s original gastropub, this ancient inn dates back to the 15th century with hundreds of years of delicious dining and drinking history.

Now, the hotel boasts 20 en-suite bedrooms, all individually designed and filled with creature comforts and an additional 7 luxury suites and 4 studio rooms with views over Rylstone Fell and beyond. If you’re wishing to dine at the hotel, expect attentive service and award-winning food, which includes a Michelin Star 12 months after opening, four AA Rosettes and placing number 2 in the National Restaurant Award’s Top 100 Restaurants.

Back Ln, Hetton, Skipton, BD23 6LT – 01756 730263

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Yorebridge House exterior Yorkshire Dales Hotel

Yorebridge House, Bainbridge

Flanked between two rivers and in the heart of Wensleydale lies Yorebridge House, in the picturesque village of Bainbridge. This beautiful boutique hotel in Yorkshire was restored with original features and contemporary interior designs aplenty. Each of Yorebridge’s 12 individually designed bedrooms offers many luxury features including chandeliers, private staircases and even hot tubs on a secluded private terrace.

For a bite to eat, indulge in head chef Dan Shotton’s award-winning a la carte or six-course tasting menus. There are many places to visit from this hotel including Aysgarth Falls and 600-year-old Bolton Castle, making this Yorkshire Dales hotel a great base for exploring.

Bainbridge, Leyburn, DL8 3EE – 01969 652060

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - The Burgoyne bathroom

The Burgoyne, Richmond

Escape the ordinary and step into the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from The Burgoyne. Situated in the stunning Swaledale Valley, this hotel is the perfect place to relax, recharge and unwind in your own private corner of the dales.

Each bedroom in this hotel provides a unique experience meaning no two stays are the same, with each room being named after one of the local surrounding villages. Expect spectacular views, super king-size beds and plenty of beautiful design and period character. Visit Burgoyne’s 1783 bar and restaurant for an award-winning fine dining experience to enjoy home-grown Yorkshire produce while you look out across magnificent views of Reeth Green at one of the best hotels in the Yorkshire Dales.

On, The Green, Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6SN – 01748 884292

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - Beck Hall dining area

Beck Hall, Malham

Built in 1705 as a quaint yeoman’s cottage and then a wayfarers hostel in the 1930s, Beck Hall has now been transformed into a charming hotel with over 21 characterful rooms. Each bedroom is a cosy and comfy, complete with Eden toiletries, Mattison Deluxe mattresses and of course, a full Yorkshire breakfast included. Your four legged friend is also very welcome at this Yorkshire Dales hotel.

Head chef Louise Kinsella prides herself on using only the best local produce for her menus which include Yorkshire tapas delights and a delightful afternoon tea which can be enjoyed in the streamside restaurant The Secret Garden or on their heated outdoor terrace.

Cove Rd, Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DJ – 01729 830729

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - Maison Parfaite Skeldale House bedroom

Maison Parfaite Skeldale House, Askrigg

A serviced apartment addition to our list of the best places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales, Maison Parfaite adds a touch of extra luxury to your stay in Askrigg. Skeldale House offers 7 unique apartments, all with their own unique features and styles. Each apartment has the perfect blend of mid-century styling and ornate detailing with features such as extra comfortable beds, roll-top baths and 4K Ultra HD TVs to enjoy after a full day out exploring nearby Wensleydale. Skeldale House is also situated in the original filming location of All Creatures Great and Small, with a fully operational Austin 10 installed just outside the front door!

Main St, Askrigg, Leyburn, DL8 3HG – 0800 193 2029

The Devonshire Fell offer Yorkshire Dales hotel Exterior overview landscape

The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall

Escape to the country with this beautiful hotel overlooking the Yorkshire dales. If you want to feel like you’ve just stepped out of a Bronte sisters novel, the Devonshire Fell is the place for you. This hotel perfectly blends classic countryside charm with contemporary comfort within its 16 rooms.

As part of the Devonshire group, you can expect the warmest of welcomes and a truly relaxing atmosphere in one of the most tranquil locations in Yorkshire. Pay a visit to The Fell Restaurant which has been awarded two AA Rosettes and a big reputation for innovative food in elegant surroundings.

Burnsall, Skipton, BD23 6BT – 01756 729000

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - Stow House bedroom

Stow House, Leyburn

Built in 1876 for the Reverend Stow, this magnificent Victorian property provides a fantastic choice of accommodation if you’re looking for boutique bed-and-breakfast hotels in the Yorkshire Dales. This smaller hotel only hosts 7 rooms, but it sure leaves a lasting impression on all of its guests with carefully selected artwork, indulgent bathrooms with underfloor heating and glorious views.

No B&B is truly complete without a good breakfast, with Stow House offering homemade bread and granola, freshly squeezed orange juice and strictly only homemade produce. You can also enjoy a refreshing cocktail from the Savoy Cocktail Book in their sitting room or library. From this hotel, venture out into nearby villages Askrigg and Leyburn.

Stow House, Leyburn, DL8 3SR – 01969 663635

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - Aysgarth Falls restaurant

Aysgarth Falls, Aysgarth

This quintessential coaching inn dating back to the 18th century is easily one of the best Yorkshire Dales hotels. Retaining many features of the original building, this hotel has been designed with the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary style. 11 luxury guest rooms are the focus of this hotel along with the Palmers Restaurant, serving the finest local produce.

Enjoy panoramic views of Wensleydale from the comfort of your bedroom. Sample dishes from their daily a la carte and weekend tasting menus, curated by executive chef Tristan Prudden who has worked in kitchens across the Yorkshire Dales.

Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3SR – 01969 663775

Hotels in the Yorkshire Dales - The Lister Arms bedroom

The Lister Arms, Malham

Last but by no means least on our list of the best Yorkshire Dales hotels, is The Lister Arms. Situated right in the heart of the picturesque Malham village. Combining heart-warming hospitality and lots of delicious food it’s the perfect choice for a home-away-from-home accommodation. Each room has its own unique features whether that be Character Rooms in a converted barn, Feature Rooms with a private patio or Cosy Rooms that feel like a warming hug after a long day of exploring. If you’re feeling hungry, The Lister Arms has a strict no-nonsense approach to their food offering only delicious seasonal flavours and ‘proper-sized’ portions.

The Lister Arms, Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DB – 01729 830444


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Nell Cuffley

05/09/2023

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