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Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$64 per night
0.24 km from city centre
2.7/5 (972 reviews)

"Lots of very noisy seagulls nesting. Fire alarm goes off lots after midnight. Room was clean good price"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2020

Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
Ambassador Hotel
3 out of 5
36-38 Esplanade, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$126 per night
1.15 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (648 reviews)

"Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, bed really comfortable and had a eonderful nights sleep. Not all amenities available due to the pandemic, but hey, we were greatful to get away at all and found the rules and/or restrictions pretty well organised."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020

Ambassador Hotel
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$136 per night
0.62 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (655 reviews)

"An absolute first rate hotel. Excellent throughout from the minute you walk through the door."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality

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Green Gables Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
West Bank, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$73 per night
1.45 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (230 reviews)

"Staff very friendly. Breakfast great. Very clean."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

Green Gables Hotel Scarborough
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$82 per night
0.15 km from city centre
3.1/5 (668 reviews)

"Great stay no complaints , would almost definitely return"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

The Royal Hotel
The Esplanade Hotel
3 out of 5
Belmont Road, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$119 per night
0.6 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (344 reviews)

"Lovely spacious room with sea view. Hotel was organised to take Covid into account (sanitisers, distancing etc) and room was clean and comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2020

The Esplanade Hotel
The Clifton Hotel
3 out of 5
Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$67 per night
0.95 km from city centre
3.3/5 (436 reviews)

"one night stay, room fine but stair case and landings were in much need of a clean lots of staff in reception standing around ,shame as only point to say this is my second visit this year and the same applied to staircase but didn't review it as l thought that it was a busy period"…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2019

The Clifton Hotel
Red Lea Hotel
3 out of 5
Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$171 per night
0.9 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)

"Best holiday in Scarborough quiet and relaxing"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

Red Lea Hotel
Palm Court Hotel
3 out of 5
St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$199 per night
0.2 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (84 reviews)
Scarborough Night

"Very good hotel. Excellent staff with very helpful attitude. Good good quality."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Palm Court Hotel
Park Manor Hotel
2 out of 5
Northstead Manor Dr, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$200 per night
1.31 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (90 reviews)

"All staff were friendly and helpful food was excellent and service was quick all food was piping hot and the room was excellent I’ve just re-booked for April"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Park Manor Hotel
Raven Hall Country House Hotel
3 out of 5
Ravenscar, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$201 per night
14.53 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (288 reviews)

"Beautiful location property and grounds. Attentive staff"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Raven Hall Country House Hotel
The Helaina
5 out of 5
14 Blenheim Terrace, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$168 per night
0.58 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (296 reviews)

"A delightful stay. Very nice place of a really good standard with helpful and friendly staff. Lovely room with a fantastic view of the North Bay."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2020

The Helaina
The Meltham Guest House
4 out of 5
3 Victoria Park Avenue, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$142 per night
0.92 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)

"Brilliant place to stay. The owners are so nice and it is absolutely spotless. Will definitely stay again next time I'm in Scarborough. Mike"…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020

The Meltham Guest House
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
5 out of 5
Unit 6, Kepwick House, Peasholm Gap, Scarborough, England
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1.26 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (79 reviews)
Definitely not 5 star!

"Staff were lovely from welcoming us to checking out. Problem is the outdated apartments! Creaking floors loud enough to wake our baby, doors so noisy - a little DW40 would have fixed this little but annoying problem. Sofas dated, old and very uncomfortable. Carpets needs a good shampooing. Dated ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
Wrea Head Hall
4 out of 5
Barmoor Lane, Scalby, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$255 per night
4.53 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"A fantastic break. The hotel team are welcoming, friendly and doing a great job of being Covid secure while providing a relaxing and pleasant experience. Great foodAnd drinks. Rooms spacious and well maintained and bathroom was luxurious. Great place to get away from it all for a few days!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2020

Wrea Head Hall
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Visiting Scarborough

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Scarborough, and visitors give high marks for the seaside, relaxing spas, and entertainment choices. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its theaters. A top sight in the area is Whitby Abbey. In Scarborough, there are 125 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

Sightseeing and Staying in Scarborough

Well known for its theaters, the city's cultural venues include YMCA Theatre, Rotunda Museum, and Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre. Families come for attractions such as Stephen Joseph Theatre, Spa Cliff Lift, and South Cliff Italian Gardens. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and these places to visit: South Bay Beach, Peasholm Park, and North Bay Beach.

In Scarborough, you'll find 125 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Croft - This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and beach locale.
  • Toulson Court - Guest house - Our customers like the breakfast and clean rooms at this guesthouse. This 3-star guesthouse features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • St Michael's Guest House - This 3-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a terrace. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and breakfast.

A popular place to see outside the city is Whitby Abbey, located 16.5 mi (26.6 from the center of the city.

Getting Around Scarborough

With so many choices for transportation, exploring all of Scarborough is a breeze. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Scarborough Station or Scarborough Seamer Station. You can learn about water travel options at the port.

Dressing for Scarborough

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 53°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 68°F, while the average at night is 38°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 72°F with nighttime averages of 47°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 61°F and nighttime averages of 34°F
  • About 0.71 inches of rain falls on Scarborough each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 70°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 35°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Scarborough?
Dolphin Guesthouse is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 13-minute walk from Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Traveller reviews also recommend Orchard Lodge and Toulson Court - Guest house as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Scarborough, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get top deals in Scarborough.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Scarborough?
Based on reviews, Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge and Sea Dogs Guest House.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday to Scarborough?
The Clarence Gardens Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free rollaway beds. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge and Powys Lodge. Also, attractions such as alpamare and North Bay Railway are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple going to Scarborough?
Ambassador Hotel is a favourite 3-star hotel for couples, and features in-room coffee makers and an indoor pool. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality and The Royal Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Scarborough?
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Scarborough?
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough is a top 3-star beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Other good options for your beach trip include Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge and Ambassador Hotel. Head to South Bay Beach or North Bay Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury place to stay in Scarborough?
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments is a 5-star aparthotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. The Helaina and The Plough Scalby are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Scarborough?
17 West Street is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a coffee shop and free WiFi. If you’re searching for a boutique hotel, also consider The Helaina.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Scarborough?
The Clifton Hotel is a 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant and in-room coffee makers, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Raven Hall Country House Hotel and The Hillcrest. You can tee off at Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club, Ganton Golf Club or Lebberston Golf Club while you’re in town.
What are some accommodations with pools in Scarborough?
Ambassador Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Raven Hall Country House Hotel and Park Manor Hotel.

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