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Top Scarborough Family-Friendly Hotels

Toulson Court - Guest house
3.5 out of 5
100 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England
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4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Perfect hosts

"Excellent in every aspect. A place we could imagine returning to again and again! Angela and James are perfect hosts."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

Toulson Court - Guest house
The Plough
4 out of 5
21–23 High Street, Scalby, Scarborough, England
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The price is £100 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)

"Lovely location, lovely food, great atmosphere. Rooms very stylishly decorated. Staff couldn't be more helpful."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

The Plough
St Michael's Guest House
3 out of 5
149 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Christmas spirit

"Unexpected Christmas card and present left on the bed when I got back in on Christmas Day"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2019

St Michael's Guest House
The Meltham Guest House
4 out of 5
3 Victoria Park Avenue, Scarborough, England
The price is £78 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (131 reviews)

"Great overall experience and ran by an absolutely lovely woman We would not hesitate to return"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

The Meltham Guest House
Villa Marina
3 out of 5
59 Northstead Manor Drive, Scarborough, England
The price is £90 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (116 reviews)
FAB!

"Lovely rooms set in beautiful area by the park in Scarborough. Short walk to North Beach. Smash g couple who run the guest house. Fab buffet breakfast top!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2019

Villa Marina
Powys Lodge
4 out of 5
2 Westbourne Rd, Scarborough, England
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4.8/5Exceptional! (447 reviews)
Scarborough

"Lovely b&b . Property was clean and warm and a fantastic choice for breakfast. Hosts were friendly and polite."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Powys Lodge
17 West Street
4 out of 5
17 West Street, Scarborough, England
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4.6/5Exceptional! (201 reviews)

"Very nice spacious room"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

17 West Street
Mansion House
5 out of 5
45 Esplanade, South Cliff, Scarborough, England
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The price is £105 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (114 reviews)

"A lovely place to stay. Highly recommended. Breakfast fantastic"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Mansion House
Miricia Guest House
3 out of 5
5 Rutland Terrace, Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
The price is £52 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (316 reviews)

"We just come back from a lovely 2 night stay in Miricia and we love it. Our room is just perfect for the 3 of us (family room with in suite) bed is very comfy and the room is very clean and has warm welcoming decor, very good shower with plenty of hot water. Every thing is so well thought of. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

Miricia Guest House
Amrock Guest house
4 out of 5
11 Victoria Park Avenue, Scarborough, England
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4.6/5Wonderful! (198 reviews)
Couldn’t be more helpful!

"John the owner was always on hand to answer questions or advise and when he wasn’t in the building he was available on his mobile number, which was left in the front hall every time he was out. The breakfast wasn’t actually provided on site, it was from a cafe at the bottom of the street, which initially ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Amrock Guest house
Esplanade Gardens B&B
3 out of 5
24 Esplanade Gardens, Scarborough, England
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4.4/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
My stay

"Fantastic hosts and amazing breakfast. Nothing is too much trouble."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2019

Esplanade Gardens B&B
Chomley Holiday Flats
3 out of 5
68 Colombus Ravine, Peasholm, Scarborough, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (90 reviews)
Weekend break

"We booked 2 nights here with our 2 boys aand it was fantastic for us. Sharon was a fantastic host and the apartment was exactly what we needed, cant wait to return."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Chomley Holiday Flats
Marine Residence
2.5 out of 5
6-7 Belmont Road, Scarborough, England
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4/5Very Good! (234 reviews)

"Property was clean, good value for money. Staff were helpful."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Marine Residence
Derwent House Hotel - Guest house
3.5 out of 5
6 Rutland Terrace, Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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4/5Very Good! (162 reviews)
Hotel shut down

"This hotel has shut down, we had a wasted journey and had to come home and it ruined our weekend, nobody cancelled our booking or informed us."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2019

Derwent House Hotel - Guest house
The Clarence Gardens Hotel
3 out of 5
Scarborough 4-5 Blenheim Terrace, Scarborough, England
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3.9/5Very Good! (183 reviews)
Lovely stay

"Breakfast was great fresh fruit as well as continental and cooked breakfast available. Room small but clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb 2020

The Clarence Gardens Hotel
Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge
3 out of 5
33, Valley Road, Scarborough, England
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3.7/5Good! (213 reviews)
February 2020 Two night stay

"We really enjoyed our stay. Staff were very friendly, approachable and couldn’t do enough for us. Acted on our requests swiftly and without issue. Breakfast was good but would like a bit more choice of continental items. We stopped in superior rooms and they were excellent. Would definitely stay ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £45 per night
3.1/5 (666 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

The Royal Hotel
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England
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The price is £35 per night
2.7/5 (982 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
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Where should we stay in Scarborough?

The welcoming destination of Scarborough is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The beaches, entertainment and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Scarborough, you might want to consider one of the 67 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Holidaying families have good things to say about these types of accommodation:

Amrock Guest house – Offers free WiFi, free cots and in-room DVD players. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 4-star guesthouse.

Miricia Guest House – Features free English breakfast and free WiFi. This 3-star bed & breakfast is popular with guests for its clean rooms.

Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge – Offers a restaurant, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the central location at this 3-star hotel.

Chomley Self Contained Holiday Flats – Features free WiFi. This 2.5-star residence is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

When should we visit Scarborough?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. Use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Scarborough.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 21°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and November, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: July, August, March and April, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, October, November and December, with an average rainfall of 2 inches

What should we see and do in Scarborough?

YMCA Theatre, Rotunda Museum and Stephen Joseph Theatre are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Scarborough. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre and Scarborough Cricket Club.

Scarborough is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Entertainment
  • Theatre

Getting around Scarborough

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Scarborough Station or Scarborough Seamer Station. Scarborough may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Scarborough like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Scarborough is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The beaches, entertainment and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive place for families.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children 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 good options to stay with the children include Scarborough Travel and Holiday Lodge and Powys Lodge.
What's the weather like in Scarborough?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are December and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Scarborough is 512 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Scarborough?
While you and your family are holidaying in Scarborough, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Scarborough Open Air Theatre and North York Moors National Park. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Scarborough Spa and Peasholm Park.
What's the best way for us to get around Scarborough?
To explore the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Scarborough Station or Scarborough Seamer Station. Scarborough might not have very many public transport choices, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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