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The Royal Hotel

3.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationScarborough Spa9 min walk
    Popular LocationScarborough Cricket Club11 min walk
    Popular LocationSouth Cliff Italian Gardens13 min walk

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About this area


The Royal Hotel is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Peasholm Park and North York Moors National Park, while Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Scarborough Spa are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Scarborough Cricket Club or Oliver's Mount Racing. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rotunda Museum - 4 min walk
  • Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre - 5 min walk
  • Scarborough Spa - 9 min walk
  • Scarborough Cricket Club - 11 min walk
  • South Cliff Italian Gardens - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Scarborough Station - 8 min walk


  • Sea View Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Tricolos - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Fish - 4 min walk
  • La Roca Tapas Bar - 4 min walk
  • Eastern Paradise - 4 min walk

About this property

The Royal Hotel

3.5-star Scarborough hotel in Scarborough City Centre, walk to Scarborough Spa
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, conference space and a 24-hour front desk. All 159 rooms provide conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee, plus WiFi and TVs. Guests will also find room service, hairdryers and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available on request.
The Royal Hotel offers 159 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (GBP 7.00 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Off-site parking within 0.25 mi (GBP 8.00 per day); discounts available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekends: GBP 10.50-10.50 for adults and GBP 5.25-5.25 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space (108 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms 4


  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 5 November 2020 to 16 May 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10, per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 25.00 per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10.50 and GBP 10.50 for adults, and GBP 5.25 and GBP 5.25 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 7.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Off site parking fee: GBP 8.00 per day (0.25 mi away)
  • Pet deposit: GBP 25.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Property is also known as

Royal Hotel Scarborough
Royal Scarborough
The Royal Hotel Hotel
The Royal Hotel Scarborough
The Royal Hotel Hotel Scarborough

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 104 out of 754 reviews
5 - Excellent 14%
Rating 4 - Good. 212 out of 754 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 182 out of 754 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 132 out of 754 reviews
2 - Poor 18%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 124 out of 754 reviews
1 - Terrible 16%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
My relaxing weekend
OMG this hotel was the best rooms to die for view was amazing out of the windows, staff was friendly, cant wait to go back
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The room was on a slope and bed against the wall. Appalling
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
£10 to book in 2 hours early!
On arrival we were pleased to see hand sanitising stations and social distancing reminders throughout the hotel. Check in staff were very pleasant, however some of the other staff were a bit rude and abrupt with both ourselves and other guests. There was also a pervading smell of a sewer by the lift near the kitchen/dining room. Our room did have a sea view along with a damp patch on the wall. Overall the presence of the well decorated Christmas trees in the lobby can't hide the fact that the hotel is in dire need of some work along with it's sister hotel The Grand Hotel. They are part of the Britannia hotel group - says it all.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A fan if this hotel
This hotel never fails to impress. Have had a huge suite which was amazing and small rooms which have always been comfortable and well equipped. The outsude views are magnificent. The facilities great. Theyre coping well with Covid and doing their upmost to keep us all safe. Staff friendly and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Comfortable and sea view
Long wait to check in and room smelled of smoke. The room had a lovely view of the sea and was perfectly comfortable. No soap was provided and we were told they weren't allowed to provide any (this wasn't the case in other hotels I've stayed in recently). I would have preferred to be able to wash my hands in the hotel room, especially during a pandemic. The hotel itself looks very nice but like many old hotels, it's a bit tired and could do with some renovation.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020