Choosing the perfect Hotel In Inverness and Loch Ness


When it comes to choosing the perfect hotel in Inverness, Loch Ness and the surrounding communities, we've got you covered! If hotel accommodation is your first choice, you’re in luck because there is a wide range of hotels in the destination.

For those who want to indulge in the lap of luxury, Loch Ness and Inverness offer a selection of elegant top end hotel experiences, some with stunning loch-side views, fine dining, and are perfect for a romantic getaway or a special occasion.


If you prefer something more comfortable and charming, there are traditional hotels that provide a warm Scottish welcome and cozy atmospheres that make you feel right at home. Picture yourself enjoying a wee dram of Scotch whisky by the fireplace after a day of exploring.

Traveling on a budget? No problem, Inverness and Loch Ness have a fantastic selection of budget-friendly hotels that provide excellent value without compromising on comfort, so you can save your pennies for exploring the stunning landscapes and historic sites.


Whichever style of hotel you choose, you'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of Loch Ness and the vibrant city life of Inverness. So, start planning your Highland getaway today and find the perfect hotel to match your preferences and budget.

Choosing the right accommodation is key to a memorable trip, so here are 5 top tips for visitors to consider when selecting their ideal place to stay in the Loch Ness and Inverness area:

Top tips for choosing a Hotel in Inverness and Loch Ness

Location, Location, Location: Consider what kind of experience you want. If you're looking for tranquillity and scenic views, a hotel by Loch Ness or a quiet rural location might be perfect. On the other hand, if you want easy access to the city's attractions, a central Inverness location is ideal.

Book direct: There are many good reasons for booking direct with an accommodation. Firstly, you get to know the business owners or staff prior to your arrival, it cuts out the middle man if you use a third party booking service and means you have easier, direct contact should you have any questions or need to amend your stay. Many offer better prices if you book direct, it’s a great incentive and benefits you and the local business.

Book in Advance: Especially during the peak tourist season, it's advisable to book your accommodation well in advance to secure your preferred choice and to generally get the best price. Last minute bookings can be subject to a higher demand in peak season and therefore an increased room rate. Booking in advance also ensures you get the best selection to choose from.

Peak or off peak… that is the question: Consider travelling out of peak season, there are a number of reasons this is a good choice. Ok, we all want longer days and the potential for sunnier weather…. but this is Scotland, it is still possible to get four seasons of weather in a day in August! Booking in the shoulder months and out of peak season means that you may benefit from a reduced room rate, it is less busy and easier to get about, get dinner reservations and don’t worry, the majority of the attractions and activities are still open and looking forward to welcoming guests.

Amenities and Facilities: Consider what amenities are important to you. Do you need Wi-Fi for work or leisure? Is a pool or fitness centre a must-have? Make a list of your priorities to narrow down your options. Remember, your choice of accommodation can greatly enhance your travel experience, so take your time to find the perfect place that aligns with your preferences and travel goals.


Hotel Locations

If the location of your hotel is important to you and you wish to view all the hotel choices on one map, click here to use our accommodation map filtered to just hotels. This will help you discover where the hotels are based around the area to complete your planning with ease.


Hotels Map

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

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Accommodation Map

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Self-Catering Accommodation

Explore the idea of a self-catering property for your trip. Find out more about what's available and the benefits of this style of accommodation.