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Located in the town centre and built in 1863, the Grand Hotel Scarborough takes pride of place overlooking the town's picturesque harbour and South Bay. This stunning Victorian building is an ideal base to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, promenade walks and all that Scarborough has to offer.

Scarborough is one of the most popular seaside resorts in England and has many attractions to suit the whole family.  You can visit the historic Scarborough Castle, enjoy clean and safe beaches or walk along the promenade with its typical seaside amusements and attractions. Children will love the Miniature Railway and the Sea Life Centre located on the North Bay, while the famous Scarborough Spa and gardens provide a relaxing haven for all.

The Harbour Lights Restaurant, which is the hotel's main restaurant, provides stunning views of the harbour and offers a breakfast buffet and traditional English meals throughout the day, while the Premier restaurant has a more intimate atmosphere offering a premium menu.

Our Java Coffee Shop serves light lunches and afternoon tea, whilst the hotel's two bars offer a relaxed and chilled atmosphere.

LIVE entertainment is available every night in the hotel's stunning ballroom, with dazzling cabaret shows featuring professional dancers and entertainers dressed in stunning costumes. 


One of the town’s landmark features and instantly recognisable on the skyline, the Britannia Grand Hotel, Scarborough, has dominated Scarborough’s South Bay since 1867.  The designer Cuthbert Brodrick designed the hotel around the theme of time, four towers for the four seasons, twelve floors for the months, 52 chimneys for the weeks of the year and originally 365 rooms for the days of the year.  The original splendour of the hotel can still be seen today.  The main staircase has maintained its original design having been constructed to allow the passage of ladies in crinolines.  Among the famous people who have stayed at the Grand were Winston Churchill, author James Herriott, the Beatles and Gracie Fields.

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  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Christmas special programme
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • 2m distancing in place
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks available for visitors
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Meal times must be booked
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Drop Off Point
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Regular entertainment
  • Secure cycle storage

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Bar area
  • Board/Flipchart
  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding planner available
  • Wedding receptions


  • On street/public parking

Property Facilities

  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomed



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      There are good link roads into Scarborough from Leeds and York using the A64, the A171 from Middlesbrough, the A165 from Filey and the A170 from Thirsk.

      Follow the signs for South Bay, turn right at Scarborough Railway Station. Turn left at the lights then go straight on and the hotel is clearly visible on the right-hand side.  

      Public Transport Directions

      Situated in the South Bay of Scarborough, we are a few minutes’ walk away from Scarborough Town Centre.

      The railway station and bus station are a ten minute walk away (5 minutes by taxi) from the hotel.  

      The nearest airports are tees valley airport and Leeds Bradford Airport.

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