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Top Fort William Historic Hotels

Inverlochy Castle
5 out of 5
Torlundy, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £514 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
4.7/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)
Not to be missed!

"Wow! We booked this last minute while driving through the country. Staying the night in a castle? I mean wow! That alone is amazing. The service here was top notch, never had anything like it. The grounds were stunning. Would recommend in a heartbeat."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Inverlochy Castle
Factors Inn & Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Torlundy, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £117 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (140 reviews)

"Fantastic last minute break - room in cottage with shared kitchen on grounds of Inverlochy Castle - beautiful setting - convenient for outdoor activities. Staff were most helpful but also plenty of privacy. Would highly recommend for base in Fort William area."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020

Factors Inn & Cottage
Inn at Ardgour
3 out of 5
Ardgour, Fort William, Scotland
The price is £79 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (398 reviews)
Great stay!

"Great secluded location on the edge of the Loch with comfortable accommodation."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Inn at Ardgour

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Cruachan Hotel
3 out of 5
Achintore Road, Fort William, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (261 reviews)

"A very impressive looking building on the outside, and not let down by the décor inside. My room was a standard room and whilst quite small, it was fine for one nights sleep. Bathroom showers were very good. Breakfast quality if reviewed on its one was fine and adequate to get me going in the morning; ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Cruachan Hotel
Alexandra Hotel
3 out of 5
The Parade, Fort William, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
3.8/5Good! (435 reviews)

"Excellent Central location. Parking onsite. Good food"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2020

Alexandra Hotel
Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
3 out of 5
North Road, Fort William, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
3.5/5Good! (409 reviews)

"Friendly and welcoming. Good standards of hygiene re Covid 19 ."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club
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About Fort William Historic Hotels

Travelling to new places can be more than just breaking up your daily routine, it can also be about taking in the history and culture of a region. One of the best ways to experience the area's culture is to learn about its past. Exploring landmarks or museums is a good beginning, but a stay in a Fort William historic hotel can take you back to another time period. Pack your duffel (no need for a time machine) as your Fort William famous hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

A stay in one of these Fort William traditional hotels can give you a feel for a bygone period as soon as you step into the lobby. From unique architecture to some of the oldest hotels in Fort William steeped in the past, these surroundings will make you may begin to wonder whether you are a time traveller, or a tourist. Don't worry, you won't have to actually live in the past. Although these hotels are historic, they have many modern conveniences to help you take it easy on your trip. You'll notice your room furnished with a comfy bed, lots of character, and just about anything else you'll want for a wonderful trip.

Once you've explored the historic hotel's grounds, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by visiting the famed landmarks and art galleries. Fort William boasts two museums. Be sure to spend a day walking through the Treasures of Earth and West Highland Museum. Both will give you more insight aboutFort William's past. Read Expedia's guest reviews for tips from like-minded travellers to help make your Fort William trip that much better. You can also ask your hotels' concierge to point you to where some of the best spots to enjoy a pint or dinner in Fort William are.

Your Fort William Hotel Is Ready for You

Fort William has 8 vintage hotels that possess the feel and look of another era. Some of these famous hotels may have been where notable politicians stayed. You're certain to find a hotel with all the in-room amenities and the rate you want. Make sure to reserve your Fort William vintage hotel soon, or you may miss out on one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Fort William?
The historical sites in Fort William are probably a big part of your travel plans. You’ll likely want to savour the lively bars and top-notch restaurants during your visit. You can also take some time enjoying the mountain landscape during your holiday.
Where's the best place to stay in Fort William to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Inverlochy Castle is a top 5-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Inverlochy Castle is a short 5-minute drive away. A couple of other options close to historic sites include Factors Inn & Cottage and Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club.
How many historical hotels are there in Fort William?
In Fort William, you’ll find 189 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia, including 8 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical sites and other places to visit in Fort William?
Fort William is notable for landmarks like Inverlochy Castle. The hiking trails and mountain views highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Ben Nevis, Lochaber Geopark and Loch Linnhe. Additionally, in the area, you’ll find Commando Memorial and Glenfinnan Viaduct.
What is a historic hotel like in Fort William?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can sleep someplace that has a national historic designation. A palace, castle, grand home or even an old police station, pub, lodge or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel as long as it’s a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features can be admired in the guestrooms or communal spaces of such hotels in Fort William, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, wheareas the term “historic hotel” is more commonly used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels are generally what’s most significant. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value as well as how it inspired the community.
Do historic hotels in Fort William have modern facilities?
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, though efforts have been made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the amenities found in a hotel should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Fort William, you won’t find a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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