The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Harrogate

Harrogate has plenty of cheap and cheerful hotels to stay at on a weekend getaway
Harrogate has plenty of cheap and cheerful hotels to stay at on a weekend getaway | Courtesy of the Inn at Cheltenham Parade / Expedia
Jo Fernandez-Corugedo

From townhouse B&Bs to grand Victorian affairs, cheap hotels in Harrogate offer plenty of comfort and style. Accommodation ranges from semi-rural settings facing parkland, to central suburbs close to the shops and sights of this renowned Yorkshire spa town. Where will you choose? Here’s our guide to the best budget-friendly stays in Harrogate, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. White Hart Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection

Budget Hotel

The three-storey White Hart Hotel and Apartments across the street from a leafy park
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In the Montpellier Quarter and just a five-minute walk from the Valley Gardens, this historic Harrogate hotel and apartment building feels fresh and new inside. Rooms spanning entry-level Cosy Doubles to Suites are pared-back, yet pleasing, with smart tartan headboards and striped or spotted soft furnishings. Slate grey bathrooms keep the colour volume low. Be prepared for hearty British food with Yorkshire influences at the Fat Badger restaurant – we recommend the Gressingham confit duck with chocolate fondant and red wine jus.

2. Cold Cotes Guest House

Bed and Breakfast

Double room at Cold Cotes Guest House features plush velvet and leather furnishings, wooden wall beams and a TV
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The interiors – arched beams, bold floral wallpaper, vivid-coloured rugs – all vie for your attention, with the scenic reservoirs and moors of Nidderdale beyond. It’s a must-visit area of outstanding natural beauty, a 10-minute drive from Harrogate. Suites are agreeably spacious, so you can lounge about, giving tired limbs a rest after a day’s hiking in the Dales. All rooms have a terrace on which to sit, drinking in the bucolic view – or a glass of wine. In summer, you might like to enjoy an outdoor breakfast.

3. Arc Harrogate

Bed and Breakfast

Double room at Arc Harrogate features forest green furnishings, a work desk and TV
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Richly coloured fabrics – in shades of chocolate, plum and silver – create a cosy feel in all eight rooms of this attractive townhouse-turned-boutique B&B. The bathrooms are elegant affairs in stone, and family rooms have showers and baths. A totally different scale of bath can be found a four-minute walk away at Harrogate’s historic Turkish Baths, a beguiling mix of Italian mosaic, Islamic arches and Moorish design. It’s well worth a wander during your stay.

5. West Park Hotel

Boutique Hotel

A striking guest room in shades of pink and green and with textured wallpaper at the West Park Harrogate
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This good-looking former coaching inn facing the Stray parkland stands out, with its flower-trimmed white front, turquoise signage – mirrored in the restaurant banquettes – and awning-topped bistro seating. Soft shades of blue and green grace airy bedrooms. Those facing the front have Juliet balconies, and two of the Superior rooms have terraces. When you’re ready to eat, it’s all equally inviting down below – the West Park bar-brasserie is a sociable space where seasonal, local ingredients go into such dishes as beer-battered haddock, chunky chips and mushy peas.

6. Classic Lodges the Old Swan Hotel

Budget Hotel

Lawns with picnic tables and chairs in front of the four-storey Old Swan Hotel
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This vine-covered Victorian grande dame is resplendent with flower-filled hanging baskets, rolling lawns and mature gardens. It has 136 rooms, including 10 suites, some with four-posters swathed in dramatic scarlet fabric – one even can boast a boardroom-cum-dining room. The Wedgwood Restaurant woos diners with its intricate glass ceiling and elegantly formal styling. The food has winning ways with vegan fare, like the char-grilled aubergine steak, plus dishes like braised short rib of beef with fennel for the carnivores. Afterwards, head to the library, which has an ornate stained-glass window.

7. Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments


Harrogate Lifestyle Apartments lounge kitchen area with leather sofa, flowers and floral stencil rug
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With sofas you can sink into, soft, furry bed throws and smart glass tables, these serviced apartments stand out from the competition. They sleep between two and four guests and have glossy, well-kitted out kitchenettes. Hotel-style breakfast can be delivered ahead of your stay. Alternatively, get familiar with Harrogate’s cafes and restaurants – some serve espresso roasted by Yorkshire’s Dark Woods speciality coffee roasters. Shiny bathrooms are stocked with local skincare ranges – a reminder that the Harrogate Turkish Baths are mere footsteps away.

For a stylish stay in Harrogate, book one of the best boutique hotels now via Culture Trip, or for more places to stay check out our pick of the best bed and breakfasts in Harrogate, UK, bookable on Culture Trip.

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