Scarborough Hotels and Accommodation

(Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK)

View of beachfront hotelsWidely regarded as England's very first seaside resort, Scarborough comes with plenty of accommodation to choose from, with many hotels overlooking the seafront and being just a stroll from the actual beaches of the North Bay and South Bay. Although cheap foreign holiday packages have never been more easy to come by, Scarborough has managed to successfully maintain its popularity, and as a result, local guest houses and B&Bs are competitively priced.

Although many visitors to Scarborough come for a traditional week-long holiday, others prefer weekend breaks and short mid-week stays. Hotels soon begin to quieten down out of season and the demand for accommodation drops significantly. Lodging rates are therefore at their cheapest during the winter months, when the beaches are completely deserted and almost unrecognisable from their crowded summer appearance.

Photo showing the Grand Hotel overlooking the beachfront

Where to Stay

Scarborough is essentially a family resort, and most families want to stay close to the beaches. Located on St. Nicholas Cliff and somewhat dominating the South Bay, the Grand Hotel is one of the town's most famous. This Grade-II listed building is typically Victorian in character, being designed around the year, with four towers representing the seasons, 12 floors for each month, and 365 guest rooms for every day of the year. Currently owned and managed by Brittannia Hotels, the accommodation at the Grand Hotel is especially plush, following a recent £7 million renovation.

Close to the Rotunda Museum, St. Nicholas Cliff runs into the Cliff Bridge Terrace and is also home to a number of additional accommodation options, namely the Scarborough Swallow St. Nicholas, the Mount, the St. Nicholas Lodge and the extremely elegant Palm Court, which enjoys a stunning position and has its very own personal wedding co-coordinator.

Picture of the Grand HotelOther reliable lodging choices in Scarborough include the Argo Hotel on North Marine Road, and the Inverness House on Aberdeen Walk, as well as the Cliffside Hotel, the Clifton and Whiteley House, all of which reside on Queen's Parade. On St. Nicholas Street, the inexpensive Royal Hotel boasts a period Regency interior and a magnificent staircase, while the nearby Esplanade offers popular accommodation in the form of the Crown Spa and the Mansion House, both of which overlook the South Bay and the Castle headland.

If you are looking for budget accommodation in Scarborough, then the Youth Hostel on Burniston Road may well meet your requirements, being sited just over 3 km / 2 miles to the north of the town centre and reached by taking the A166 to Whitby. Alternatively, the Scalby Manor Caravan Park is also in this direction and welcomes campers with either tents or caravans.