The Best Hotels in Harrogate for Every Traveller

Harrogate is a famous spa town that has a hotel to suit every traveller
Harrogate is a famous spa town that has a hotel to suit every traveller | © curved-light / Alamy Stock Photo
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23 November 2020

From Victorian villas to grand Georgian mansions, hotels in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate are shot through with history. Finding something with pedigree and character is a cinch in this heritage-laced weekend-break favourite. Here’s our guide to the best hotels in Harrogate.

White Hart Hotel and Apartments

Budget Hotel
4.1/5 (726 Reviews)
White Hart Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $79 per night

Looking for a calming colour scheme? You’ll love this historic Harrogate landmark in the Montpellier Quarter. Having hosted guests visiting Yorkshire’s celebrated spa town for more than 250 years, it now has bedrooms and apartments in cool, modern Nordic-pale tones, which make even the entry-level Cosy Double feel spacious. The hotel’s fine Fat Badger Grill serves lamb-shank tagine (or mac ‘n’ cheese, if you’d rather) on smart stone-tone tableware.

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Hotel du Vin and Bistro Harrogate

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
4.1/5 (426 Reviews)
Hotel du Vin Harrogate
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Price Drop
Now from $132 per night

Design devotees adore this grand Georgian row of townhouses-turned-hotel and bistro. Individually styled rooms have wooden beams and soft shades, marshmallow-soft beds and clawfoot baths. The softly lit bar-bistro is a den of Chesterfield-style sofas and potted palms – a stylish backdrop for moules-frites and crisp, biodynamic wine. Once sated, mosey over to the Montpellier Quarter, where restored 19th-century buildings house galleries, antiques shops, cafés and restaurants.

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West Park Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4.6/5 (205 Reviews)
West Park Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $169 per night

A previous life as a coaching inn lends this place its homely feel. There’s a log burner on the ground floor, sofas that swallow you up and local Black Sheep beer to whet your appetite for perfectly presented Gressingham duck. The two duplex suites salute local triumphs. Le Grand Depart penthouse nods to the Tour de France’s foray into Yorkshire in 2014, and its bathroom has all the trimmings, including a TV, a monsoon shower and a terrace to toast the town before dinner.

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The Crown Hotel Harrogate

Budget Hotel
4/5 (762 Reviews)
The Crown Hotel
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One of Harrogate’s oldest hotels, the Crown keeps it regal, as its flag-flying entrance suggests. Interiors are elegant, in blue, gold and red, lit by sparkling chandeliers – a fine setting for a traditional Sunday roast of local beef with Yorkshire pudding. Soaring ceilings in bedrooms induce peaceful sleep. As you dine on a breakfast of bacon and eggs in the Churchill Suites, one of the oldest ballrooms in town, admire the oak panelling, stained glass and ornate ceilings.

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The Old Swan Hotel

Budget Hotel
3.9/5 (448 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $101 per night

Fans of Agatha Christie flock to this vine-clad Victorian grande dame near the Valley Gardens. The whodunit author hid out here in the 1920s – during her famed mysterious disappearance – and one room bears her name. The 136 bedrooms share dark-wood details and red-striped carpets, while some of the rooms have marble fireplaces. If you want a four-poster bed and a roll-top bath, book one of the suites. Linger over afternoon tea, and dine on pan-fried seabass with fondant potato in the glass-ceilinged Wedgwood Restaurant.

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  • Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

    Boutique Hotel
    4.1/5 (571 Reviews)
    Cedar Court Hotel
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    Price Drop
    Now from $96 per night

    The Cedar Court Hotel is gorgeous inside and out, with dreamy grounds featuring trim lawns, plants, flowers and a fountain. With bold shades of orange and plum, the 100 rooms are high on comfort – deep-soaking tubs come as standard – and have families in mind, as some come with bunk beds. Have dinner in the garden-facing Queens Restaurant, which favours locally sourced ingredients.

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    The Kimberley Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
    The Kimberly
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    Keep your eyes peeled for a pair of whitewashed townhouses – the Kimberley Hotel stands discreet on its residential street in the suburbs. Clever interior design equals a hotel of subtle greys, greens and autumnal browns that sets hearts aflutter. It isn’t a place for urgent appointments – you might idle on the terrace over a board laden with Italian and Yorkshire charcuterie. However, Harrogate does have some fine green spaces for picnics, including the woodland-filled Valley Gardens.

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    Ascot House

    Boutique Hotel
    4.8/5 (194 Reviews)
    Ascot House Hotel
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    From a family home to a family-run hotel, fetching former mansion Ascot House lies in the Harrogate suburbs. Sticklers for period detail will approve of the wedding-cake-icing cornices, original hallway tiles and stained-glass windows. Traditional rooms with swaddling beds and floral fabrics invite deep sleep – our favourite is the one in the turret – after you’ve gorged yourself on dinner in the formal restaurant overlooking Ascot House’s pretty, well-kept gardens.

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    Rudding Park

    Spa Hotel, Luxury
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    The clue’s in the name: this sturdy Regency country house is an Eden for green fingers. It’s set among 300 acres (121ha) of woodland and glorious landscaped gardens. In spring, you’ll encounter blazes of azaleas and ruby rhododendrons – no wonder honey from Rudding Park’s bees is on the menu at the funky Horto Cafe. Rooms are lean, clean designer spaces with mid-century chairs. However, the spa steals the limelight, with its rooftop infinity pool overlooking leafy expanses.

    These recommendations were updated on November 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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