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The Clarence Gardens

YO127HF, Scarborough, 4 Blenheim Terrace

Winners of the 2009 Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Awards for Guest Accommodation, Clarence Gardens offers clean, comfortable, budget accommodation on a room-only basis. Situated on the cliff-top, The Clarence overlooks Scarborough’s North Bay, offering... read more

1004 reviews 8.1
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£ 19.95

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Carlton House

YO11 2DE, Scarborough, 1-3 Carlton Terrace

Carlton House offers pet-friendly accommodation in Scarborough. Guests can enjoy free WiFi throughout. The rooms feature a shower room, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Spa Scarborough is 700 metres from Carlton House,... read more

185 reviews 8.5
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£ 34.00

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Delmont Hotel

YO12 7HE , Scarborough, Blenheim Terrace

With splendid views over Scarborough’s North Bay, this family-run hotel is placed only 0.5 miles from the lively town centre. The Delmont Hotel’s traditional dining room holds regular evening entertainment. North Bay’s quiet beach, Scarborough's... read more

995 reviews 7.7
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£ 40.38

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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

679 reviews 8.7
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£ 44.00

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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

3415 reviews 6.9
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£ 47.00

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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

981 reviews 7.9
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£ 49.73

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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

2381 reviews 7.2
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£ 50.00

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Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality

YO11 2AG, Scarborough, Esplanade

With views of South Bay, The Crown Spa Hotel features a luxury leisure centre and a European restaurant. This hotel offers free parking, and Scarborough centre is a 10-minute walk away. The 4-star bedrooms each... read more

3354 reviews 8.7
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£ 58.50

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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 the rail station, town centre and beach. The boutique rooms all feature a TV, free WiFi, a... read more

3360 reviews 7.7
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£ 59.00

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The Ivanhoe

YO12 6QX, Scarborough, Burniston Road

Around 1 mile from Peasholm Park, Ivanhoe Hotel is within 15 minutes’ walk of the Scarborough Open-Air Theatre. This North Yorkshire public house offers bed and breakfast accommodation, free parking and free WiFi in public... read more

631 reviews 8.1
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£ 60.00

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The Mount Hotel

YO11 2HA, Scarborough, Cliff Bridge Terrace

Situated in an elevated position, overlooking Scarborough’s South Bay and the historic Rotunda Museum, The Mount Hotel has a fully licensed bar and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a mix of traditional character and a... read more

629 reviews 8
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£ 63.88

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The Plough, Scalby

YO13 0PT, Scarborough, High Street, Scalby Scarborough

Situated in Scarborough, within 2.9 km of Peasholm Park and 4.2 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

162 reviews 9.6
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£ 65.00

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Boston Hotel

YO12 7HF, Scarborough, 1-2 Blenheim Terrace,Queens Parade

Located in Scarborough, a 5-minute walk from Peasholm Park, Boston Hotel has a number of amenities, including a terrace, a shared lounge and free WiFi. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests... read more

61 reviews 7.9
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£ 70.00

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The Dickens Bar & Inn

YO11 2ED, Scarborough, 41 Huntriss Row

Situated in the Scarborough City Centre district of Scarborough, The Dickens Bar & Inn features a bar. The property is located an 8-minute walk from The Spa Scarborough and a 12-minute walk from Peasholm Park.... read more

323 reviews 9
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£ 80.00

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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

483 reviews 8.5
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£ 80.00

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The Greno

YO12 7HD, Scarborough, 25 Blenheim Terrace

This family-run guesthouse is situated on the North Bay of Scarborough, with stunning views of the bay and castle from its front rooms, and 5-10 minutes’ walk from the town centre. The South Bay is... read more

322 reviews 9.4
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£ 80.10

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Riviera Town House

YO11 2ES, Scarborough, Riviera Town House, St. Nicholas Cliff

The award-winning Riviera Town House is in a stunning central location in the heart of Scarborough, and offers 4-star bed and breakfast accommodation. Restaurants, cafes, theatres, South Bay beach, Spa Conference Centre and town centre... read more

657 reviews 8.4
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£ 82.04

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The Crescent Hotel

YO11 2PP, Scarborough, 1-2 Belvoir Terrace

The Crescent Hotel is a Grade II listed building, situated in the centre of Scarborough and 10 minutes’ walk from South Bay Beach. The hotel overlooks the pleasant Crescent Gardens. Fresh local seafood and prime... read more

200 reviews 9.2
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£ 85.00

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Palm Court Hotel

YO11 2ES, Scarborough, St Nicholas Cliff

Set against beautiful heritage coastline, the elegant Palm Court Hotel has one of the most prestigious settings in Scarborough. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. The Palm Court was awarded Hotel... read more

913 reviews 8.4
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£ 89.00

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Weston Hotel

YO11 2AR, Scarborough, 33/34 Esplanade

Set on the beachfront in Scarborough, Weston Hotel features a shared lounge and free WiFi. Featuring luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Attractions in the area include The Spa Scarborough,... read more

385 reviews 9.3
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£ 112.00

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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.

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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.

South Bay Beach : Postcode YO11 1NT

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.