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Top Scarborough Historic Hotels

Toulson Court
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
The Leeway
3 out of 5
71 Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
The price is £50 per night from 2 Nov to 3 Nov
4.9/5Exceptional! (186 reviews)

"I was on the top floor, sea view was amazing. Breakfast was lovely and Covid precautions in place Owner/staff couldn’t do enough for you- very helpful & friendly"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

The Leeway
The Helaina
5 out of 5
14 Blenheim Terrace, Scarborough, England
The price is £76 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.7/5Exceptional! (299 reviews)

"Very clean hotel on the quieter (North) side of Scarborough, staff very helpful and polite, hotel is very nicely decorated and classy. Excellent choice at breakfast and perfectly cooked."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

The Helaina

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Wrea Head Hall
4 out of 5
Barmoor Lane, Scalby, Scarborough, England
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The price is £90 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
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
Tall Storeys
4 out of 5
131 Longwestgate, Old Town, Scarborough, England
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4.7/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Wish we had stayed more than one night.

"A warm welcome from the owners and with enthusiasm for the town and area. A superb breakfast with a wide variety of choices."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Tall Storeys
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
The Crescent Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1-2 Belvoir Terrace, Scarborough, England
The price is £120 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
4.6/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)

"In a good position central. Dog friendly. Staff pleasant. We booked 3 double rooms all 3 good size but all very different inside decorated and cleanliness varied hate shower curtains. And one room very basic but charged same"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

The Crescent Hotel
Kimberley Hotel
4 out of 5
131 Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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4.6/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)

"Everything was lovely,from the minute we got there we were made most welcome.We were in Scarborough for the Cricket Festival so the position was great,although whatever you are in Scarborough for it is in a good spot with beautiful views. The breakfasts were amazing,the choices were unbelievable ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

Kimberley Hotel
Miricia Guest House
3 out of 5
5 Rutland Terrace, Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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4.6/5Wonderful! (335 reviews)

"I liked everything, it was cosy, spotless and nicely decorated."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Miricia Guest House
Mansion House
5 out of 5
45 Esplanade, South Cliff, Scarborough, England
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The price is £85 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)

"The property, accomodation, owner, staff, and the breakfast can only be described as exellent, i would highly recommend....."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2020

Mansion House
Raven Hall Country House Hotel
3 out of 5
Ravenscar, Scarborough, England
The price is £75 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (293 reviews)

"We had a Sea view room which was lovely! The gardens and outdoors is beautiful and it's so peaceful. We stayed during covid and felt they had really thought about safety measures and we felt safe. The bedroom was fine and clean, it could do with a bit of modernising throughout the hotel but it's ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2020

Raven Hall Country House Hotel
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Scarborough, England
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The price is £77 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (671 reviews)

"Good location for exploring Scarborough. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room serviced regularly following Covid guidance."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
The Kenton
4 out of 5
139 Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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4.1/5Very Good! (61 reviews)

"Warm and inviting welcome from our host. Room very spacious, clean and with a sea view. Great location easy to walk into town centre and South Bay"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Kenton
Derwent House Hotel - Guest house
2.5 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
The Clifton Hotel
3 out of 5
Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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3.3/5 (449 reviews)

"Staff very friendly and helpful and coping very well in difficult and changing circumstances."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

The Clifton Hotel
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England
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The price is £34 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
3.1/5 (690 reviews)

"Old luxurious place. A bit tired. Bed creaked all might"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

The Royal Hotel
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England
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The price is £29 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
2.7/5 (912 reviews)

"Cheap and cheerful hotel. Reasonable for what you pay..would stay again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
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Guide to Scarborough Historic Hotels

Visiting new cities can be more than just going somewhere different on your stay out of town, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of a region. One of the best ways to get a feel for the area's culture is to drench yourself in its past. Exploring landmarks or museums is a great kick-off, but staying in a Scarborough historic hotel can whisk you back to the past. Get ready to pack your suitcases (no need for a time machine) as your Scarborough historic hotel awaits.

Something Old, Something New

As soon as you pass through the lobby of your Scarborough hotel, you'll be transported back in time. With their unique architectures and addresses in the happening parts of Scarborough, you'll love the look and feel of your one-of-a kind accommodation. While these accommodations may be older, they have of the up-to-date conveniences that help you take it easy during your trip. You'll find your room furnished with a comfortable bed, loads of character, and about everything else you'll want for a marvellous visit.

Once you've explored the historic hotel's grounds, you can tour the famous landmarks and art galleries to absorb more of the Scarborough's culture. Scarborough has of mesmerising places to spend a day. It's easy to spend an insightful afternoon at places like Rotunda Museum and the Wood End Museum. Be sure you have sufficient time to see Scarborough Castle to envision how the royals once lived. You can always check out some of the reviews to get advice on other places to see or a great spot to grab a bite to eat.

Book Your Scarborough Historic Hotel Today

If you desire to get the most out of your Scarborough visit, a stay in a vintage hotel will elevate your experience in this historic region. With Expedia's choice of 68 one-of-a-kind accommodations to select from, you are sure to find one that you'll love. However, just like the historical locations you're exploring, these deals won't last indefinitely. Book soon to get a place in one of these historic properties.

Frequently asked questions

What should a history buff expect from a stay in Scarborough?
You’re already probably planning a visit to historical sites during your holiday in Scarborough. And while you’re here, you can check out the entertainment choices and popular beaches. You can also take time at the relaxing spas in this family-friendly area.
Where's the best place to stay in Scarborough to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Mansion House is a top 5-star guest house for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and a bar. Scarborough Spa is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Toulson Court and The Crescent Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels will I find in Scarborough?
In Scarborough, there are 780 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 58 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the most important historical places and other sights in Scarborough?
Scarborough is notable for landmarks like Scarborough Spa, Scarborough Castle and North Bay Railway. Known for its theatres, cultural venues include Scarborough Open Air Theatre, YMCA Theatre and Stephen Joseph Theatre. Other popular sights include North York Moors National Park and Peasholm Park.
What is a historic hotel like in Scarborough?
Guests who book a historic hotel can sleep in a place that has an officially recognised national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Scarborough, giving a historical feel.
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. overall though the terms are similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels are generally the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, mainly, it’s cultural value along with how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Scarborough have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, though efforts have been made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found in most hotels will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Scarborough, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.

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