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The Grand Scarborough
3 stars

The Grand Scarborough

St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2ET, United Kingdom
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13,219 reviews
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About The Grand Scarborough

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Featuring impressive views of Scarborough, this 3-star hotel is a brief stroll from Scarborough Railway Station. It is steps from the Rotunda Museum, eateries and nightlife options.

There are a variety of facilities at The Grand Scarborough, such as a 24-hour reception, a ballroom and a day spa. Those staying at the property can curl up with a book in the on-site library.

The Grand Scarborough features cosy rooms equipped with a hair dryer, plus all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay.

Relax with a coffee or enjoy an appetising lunch or afternoon tea at the hotel's very own café. Those looking to unwind can relax in the hotel's on-site bar, Cabaret Ballroom.

The Grand Scarborough is situated amongst the area's well-known tourist attractions, including The Spa Scarborough, North Marine Road Ground and Scarborough Castle, which are a short walk away. It is 10 minutes away from North York Moors National Park by car.

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Amenities at The Grand Scarborough

  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Packed lunches
  • Coffee machine
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating
  • Dustbins


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Casino
  • Evening entertainment

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift


  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Media and entertainment

  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Desk


  • Spa

Reviews of The Grand Scarborough

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8Very Good
Anonymous, Jan 2024

I am fed up with the negative reviews that the whingers put on line about this hotel. My stay in January was warm, comfortable and good value. Staff were kind and friendly. New carpets! Britannia Hotels may be a bit ‘faded glory’ - but who cares?? The architecture is great, the history interesting - and the location perfect.

8Very Good
Michelle, Feb 2022


Anonymous, Jan 2019

Pros. Did not have breakfast at the hotel so can't comment on that. Would not stay in a room with no windows again, too claustrophobic. Finding your way around the hotel was difficult and the signs were difficult. One of the lifts was out of order when we stayed.

Anonymous, Jul 2018

Pros. The location

Cons. The hotel, the general standard, the extreme shortage of staff leading to unbelievable queues. We were due to stay two nights but left after one preferring to loose our money than stay any longer.

ann, Jan 2017

Pros. clean and comfy very central overlooks the beach great history

Anonymous, Nov 2015

Pros. Fantastic building but rather down at heel. Loved the room and the views but needed a bit of tlc!

Cons. It's the only way to keep a building like that paying for itself but it's definitely faded grandure. Love it - it's crazy but in parts a bit itchy!

Robert, Aug 2014

Pros. Excellent location, decent rooms, vastly improved from ten years previous when I tried it. Reasonable entertainment, great happy hour.

Cons. The fact I was charged twice for my room. Once by the booking agent Kayak/, and then again at the reception even though I said it had already been paid.

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St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2ET

What's nearby

  • Rotunda Museum139 yd
  • South Bay Beach143 yd
  • Opera House Casino0.3 mi
  • Scarborough Railway Station0.3 mi
  • Stephen Joseph Theatre0.3 mi
  • Scarborough Spa0.3 mi
  • Castle0.6 mi
  • Peasholm Park0.9 mi
  • North Bay Beach0.9 mi
  • North Bay Railway1 mi
  • Open Air Theatre1.1 mi
  • McCain Stadium1.3 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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Top tips for your stay at The Grand Scarborough

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Grand Scarborough, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Grand Scarborough, plan to stay on a Saturday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Grand Scarborough was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £40, while the most expensive was £141.
  • How long should you stay at The Grand Scarborough? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Grand Scarborough

  • How do I get from Scarborough Station to the hotel?

    Getting to the hotel from Scarborough Station is extremely easy. You can expect the journey via car or taxi to only take around 4min for the 0.4-mile journey, if you take the fastest route via Somerset Terrace. Alternatively, you can take Bus 7 from the station or walk the same distance, which will take you about 8min if you go via Westborough.

  • What rooms are available at Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough?

    Those wanting to stay at the hotel are lucky to find a large variety of rooms that are available to them. You can enjoy room choices like Standard Double Room, Twin Room Sea View, Standard Twin Room, Standard Single Room, Double Room Sea View, Basic Twin Room, Basic Double Room, Double Standard, Double Inner, Single Standard, Family Room Standard, Twin Standard, Double Or Twin Inner, Room Premium Sea View, and Room Premium. Each room is unique in its own way and offers great amenities to those that stay in them.

  • What can I expect from the hotel if I’m travelling with pets?

    Those travelling with pets are lucky to find that the hotel is pet friendly and well accommodating to furry friends. You will find that pets are accepted at an additional rate per night, plus an additional non-refundable deposit, in case of any accidents.

  • What entertainment offers are available at Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough?

    Guests who stay at the hotel can find themselves enjoying entertainment every night of the week. You will find that there is bingo every night, starting at 20:15. Alternatively, Cabaret starts at 21:45. All entertainment can be found in the Cabaret Ballroom.

  • What is the quickest way to get from Humberside Airport (HUY) to Grand Hotel Scarborough?

    The quickest and easiest way to reach the hotel from the closest airport (Humberside Airport) is via car or taxi. By taking a car or taxi, you should expect the journey to take around 1h 30min. The journey is approximately 58.5 miles via the B1249.

  • What parking is available at the hotel?

    Guests who find themselves staying at the hotel will have access to parking. If you’re a resident of the hotel, the rate of parking will come at a small additional charge. The parking consists of on-street parking pay-and-displays, where tickets can be purchased directly from the hotel.

  • What dining options are available at Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough?

    You will find yourself with a number of dining options if you choose to dine within the hotel. Hot and cold beverages are available in their great menu selection. Enjoy dining options like The Harbour Lights Restaurant, Premier Restaurant, Java Lounge Cafe Bar and Cabaret Ballroom Bar. All restaurants are unique in their own way and offer great services and meals. The Harbour Light Restaurant stands as their most popular restaurant with an offering of great views. Alternatively, if the Cabaret Ballroom Bar sounds of interest to you then you can enjoy Gin Night every Wednesday, with great deals on gin and mixers.

  • Where is The Grand Scarborough located?

    The Grand Scarborough is located at St Nicholas Cliff, 0.2 miles from the centre of Scarborough. Rotunda Museum is the closest landmark to The Grand Scarborough.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Grand Scarborough?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at The Grand Scarborough.

  • Does The Grand Scarborough offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Grand Scarborough offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Grand Scarborough from the airport?

    The Grand Scarborough is 44.5 miles from Darlington Teesside Intl. The Grand Scarborough is 48.8 miles from Grimsby Humberside.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Grand Scarborough hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Grand Scarborough in Scarborough and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Grand Scarborough and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Grand Scarborough.

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Distance to city centre

0.2 mi