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Clifton Hotel

YO12 7HX, Scarborough, Queens Parade

The Clifton Hotel has uninterrupted views over Scarborough’s North Bay and is within 1 mile of the lively town centre. The restaurant uses quality Yorkshire produce, and guests have free Wi-Fi in the lounge. Rooms... read more

2503 reviews 7.4

£ 30.00

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Green Gables Hotel

YO12 4DX, Scarborough, West Bank

In the popular North Yorkshire town of Scarborough, just a pleasant 20-minute walk from the town’s South Bay beach, this long-established hotel welcomes families and children of all ages. The hotel offers bed and breakfast... read more

1279 reviews 8

£ 42.50

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Ambassador Hotel

YO11 2AY, Scarborough, Centre Of The Esplanade

The Ambassador Hotel offers stunning sea views and free parking permits, and is just 15 minutes’ walk from Scarborough rail station, town centre and beach. The boutique rooms all feature a TV, free WiFi, a... read more

3249 reviews 7.7

£ 50.00

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Rivelyn Hotel

YO11 2BJ, Scarborough, 1 - 4 Crown Crescent

Situated 15 minutes' walk from the beach, Rivelyn Hotel features free Wi-Fi and an on-site bar offering real ales, ciders, foreign beers and wines. An en suite bathroom, digital TV and tea/coffee making facilities are... read more

1210 reviews 8

£ 27.32

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Palm Court Hotel

YO11 2ES, Scarborough, St Nicholas Cliff

The Palm Court Hotel is in a central location with 40 en-suite bedrooms in the heart of Scarborough. Independently owned, this property offers free parking, free WiFi, and award winning food. All rooms include flat... read more

938 reviews 8.5

£ 64.00

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Royal Hotel

YO11 2HE, Scarborough, St Nicholas St

Overlooking the beautiful South Bay, The Royal Hotel offers a traditional restaurant and leisure facilities. The hotel is set in a grand period building, just 500 metres from Scarborough Beach. With an indoor swimming pool,... read more

3241 reviews 6.8

£ 28.00

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Marine Residence

YO11 2AA, Scarborough, 6-7 Belmont Rd

On Scarborough's South Cliff, this charming hotel is within easy reach of the spa, conference centres, beach, town centre, railway station and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Close to the very heart of Scarborough, Marine Residence... read more

1522 reviews 8.3

£ 32.00

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The Grand Scarborough

YO11 2ET, Scarborough, St Nicholas Cliff

Overlooking Scarborough's Harbour and South Bay, The Grand is a Victorian hotel with sea views. The Grand has evening entertainment 365 days of the year in its stunning Cabaret Ballroom. Close to the promenade, the... read more

8929 reviews 6.3

£ 32.00

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East Ayton Country House Hotel

YO13 9EW, Scarborough, Moor Lane, East Ayton

Situated on the edge of the North Riding Forest Park, East Ayton Lodge is a family-run hotel set amongst 3 acres of land. It is less than 5 miles from Scarborough and has a restaurant,... read more

210 reviews 7.9

£ 50.00

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Park Manor Hotel

YO12 6BB, Scarborough, Northstead Manor Drive

Overlooking Scarborough’s scenic Peasholm Park, the 2-star AA rated Park Manor Hotel is less than 0.5 miles from the North Bay’s beach. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, and the restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients. Offering a... read more

754 reviews 8.7

£ 36.80

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The Red Lea Hotel

YO11 2AJ, Scarborough, Prince of Wales Terrace

The Red Lea Hotel is situated on Scarborough’s picturesque South Cliff, which offers striking views over South Bay. Guests can benefit from the indoor heated swimming pool and free Wi-Fi on offer. Rooms at Red... read more

451 reviews 8.5

£ 80.00

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The Esplanade Hotel

YO11 2AA, Scarborough, Belmont Road

Located above the cliffs overlooking Scarborough and the south bay, The Esplanade Hotel offers limited free on-site parking, a garden and a restaurant with views over the harbour and Scarborough Castle. An en suite bathroom... read more

1122 reviews 8.1

£ 40.00

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Cumberland Hotel

YO11 2AB, Scarborough, Belmont Road

Cumberland Hotel is ideally situated in Scarborough South Cliff, only 10 minutes' walk from The Spa complex and the beach. It offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout, a restaurant and a bar. All rooms... read more

243 reviews 8.4

£ 44.10

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The New Southlands Hotel

YO11 2QW, Scarborough, West Street, South Cliff

Situated on Scarborough's South Cliff, The New Southlands Hotel is a 20-minute walk from the town centre. The property offers a bar and a restaurant. The rooms include a TV and tea and coffee making... read more

38 reviews 8.4

£ 69.00

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The Oakwheel

YO13 0HR, Scarborough, 17 19 Coastal Road, Burniston

Set in Scarborough, within 5 km of Peasholm Park and 7 km of The Spa Scarborough, The Oakwheel provides free WiFi. 5 km from Scarborough Open Air Theatre, the inn offers a garden and a... read more

175 reviews 8.3

£ 61.20

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The Mayfield Seamer

YO12 4RF, Scarborough, 10-11 Main Street, Seamer

Situated in Scarborough, The Mayfield Seamer is 7 km from The Spa Scarborough. With a terrace, the property also features a bar. Attractions in the area include Peasholm Park, 8 km away, or Scarborough Castle,... read more

555 reviews 9.1

£ 60.00

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The Plough, Scalby

YO13 0PT, Scarborough, High Street, Scalby Scarborough

Situated in Scarborough, within 4 km of Peasholm Park and 6 km of The Spa Scarborough, The Plough, Scalby provides accommodation with free WiFi. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving... read more

316 reviews 9.6

£ 70.00

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The Chapel House Hotel

YO11 2QF, Scarborough, 28 Ramshill Road

Located in Scarborough, 1.4 km from The Spa Scarborough, The Chapel House Hotel has rooms with free WiFi access. The property is situated 2.2 km from Peasholm Park and 2.5 km from Scarborough Castle. The... read more

86 reviews 9.5

£ 50.00

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The Central Hotel Scarborough

YO11 2PW, Scarborough, 1-3 The Crescent

The Central Hotel Scarborough features air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TV in the Scarborough City Centre district of Scarborough. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The Spa Scarborough is... read more

42 reviews 9.1

£ 76.50

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Located on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, it’s the largest seaside resort on the Yorkshire coast. The town is positioned spectacularly above two sandy bays, and it is impressed with the beautiful architecture from various historic periods.

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History and overview of the city

seaside accommodationThe ruins of Scarborough Castle from the 11th century can still be seen by tourists. They are located on a beautiful rocky promontory that separates the seafront into the two beautiful white sand bays. The town was popular during the Middle Ages because of the six-week long trading festival. Merchants from all parts of Europe travelled to the area to display interesting products and merchandise.

Scarborough Spa was founded in 1626 after a stream of acidic water was discovered running down the cliffs south of the town. Grand Hotel Scarborough was completed in 1867 to address the influx of visitors to the area.

Today, it’s trying to renovate some of the most spectacular Victorian buildings in the heart of town. The town has a range of interesting historic and cultural landmarks that add to the spectacular nature and boost its popularity among travellers.

Who is it suitable for?

As there’s a couple of theme parks and fairgrounds in the local area, you can take children of all ages and guarantee they’ll have fun. Flamingo Land, as the name suggests, is home to a flock of flamingos. Not only that, it features rides suitable for all age levels.

For an adventure that’s a little less white knuckle, there’s always Scarborough Fair, which has its roots in the middle ages. While it was once one of the best markets around, it’s since evolved to become a quaint fairground.

If you’re more interested in culture than rides, you can try the local castle, which overlooks the town. It has over 2,500 years of history and overlooks the surrounding Yorkshire seafront, making it an excellent location for romantic walks or taking photographs. For those who’d like to take a step away from the sea, the NYMR railway acts as an excellent opportunity to explore surrounding areas of Yorkshire. Not only that, you’ll get a pretty decent view of the nearby countryside.

Entertainment in the local area

Parking is adequate throughout the town, which means those who are staying on its edges can drive in and experience what it has to offer. Europe’s largest open air theatre is a key attraction and it has deals on concerts and other forms of entertainment throughout the year.

Some of the best restaurants include North Bay Fisheries, which is close to the beach and provides enviable views of the sea. The food there is relatively cheap too.

In terms of nightlife, Scarborough is home to Storm, which is close to the town centre and provides some of the best deals on cocktails in the local area.

Largest Holiday Resort on the Yorkshire Coast

affordable seafront hotel stay in scarboroughWhether it’s in the centre, in South Bay close to the beach, or near the seafront, accommodation in the nearby area is usually cheap. Boutique hotels aren’t particularly common, although there are some reliable spas and manors that allow for a more luxury experience.

If you’re keen to stay in the centre and save money, aim for one of the local guest houses. Alternatively, you can maximise the views in the local area by looking for a self-catering cottage or apartment. South Cliff and Low Moor are excellent locations for those who want to get away from it all, and there are some grade II listed properties available to hire for those who want to steep themselves in history.

Whether you need a quick weekend away with your friends, a chance to spend time with your family, or a last-minute break, Scarborough is the town for you.

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Hotel with Family Rooms near South Bay Beach YO11 1NT

Scarborough boasts several outstanding hotels perfect for the entire family, so it’s very easily to search for the best kid-friendly and family-friendly accommodation in and around this seaside resort.

A very popular family friendly hotel is 3 star East Ayton Lodge, only minutes from the beach. Larger rooms are suitable for 2 adults and 2 children, full English breakfast is included ! The hotel is an ideal base for walking, touring and visiting all the attractions of Yorkshire, yet is only minutes from the sea.

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Getting to Scarborough in North Yorkshire England UK

If you are interested in a Scarborough holiday, you have a number of convenient travel options.

The A64 is the main road leading from Yorkshire to Scarborough. A170 and A171 are other possible routes. During the summer, you may find it a bit difficult to discover parking spaces in the town centre.

Hourly fast train services are available to Scarborough from cities and towns like Manchester, York train station and Leeds city railway station. Regular and highly convenient bus services are also available from Middlesbrough and the seaside port town of Whitby. A single coach per day connects the seaside resort to London.

The nearest airports are Leeds/Bradford, Durham Tees Valley and Doncaster Airports.