There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep on crisp clean sheets after a day out exploring the Scottish Highlands. And when it comes to hotels in Inverness and Loch Ness, we know exactly how to accommodate your every need. From luxury retreats and city centre pads to budget accommodation and family-friendly establishments, our region has a wide variety of hotels to suit your itinerary and your budget.
Use the map below to find the best hotel location for you. Not sure where you want to stay? Don’t worry, below we have a list of all our Scottish hotel accommodation options in the Highlands for you to peruse and review.
Whether Inverness or Loch Ness is your final destination, or you are passing through en-route to magnificent glens and hidden hideaways, these two wonderful Highland locations are the perfect base from which to explore all the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Stay close to all the action in one of the many Inverness city-centre hotels. Or, venture out to the great Scottish outdoors with country-side hotels and elegant accommodation on the shores of Loch Ness.
Relax, unwind and recharge the batteries in the heart of the Highlands with our wide variety of hotels. Simply search for budget-friendly, bustling boutique or 5-star luxury hotels in Inverness and Loch Ness below.
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When you visit the Highlands of Scotland, you’ll be spoiled for choice over what sort of accommodation to take. Many people opt for a hotel, but it is a personal choice. Hotels can offer an “all in one” experience, where all your meals can be catered for under one roof. they also normally have a 24-hour reception desk so if you have a problem, day or night, there will be someone available to help you.
There are different types of hotel to suit your needs and personality. For example, spa hotels generally will have a swimming pool and spa facilities that you can use. They may offer treatments like massages for an additional charge. Chain hotels, which can be found throughout the UK and beyond, offer a consistency that you may be comfortable with. If you have stayed in a chain hotel somewhere before, you can generally be assured of the same type of room and experience wherever you go.
Some hotels are “boutique”, which means they are unique, and unlike any other hotels you may stay in. They offer a more intimate service than larger hotels, and may be themed around a particular concept. These are often independent hotels and can be run by the owners themselves.
Scotland is an exceptionally dog-friendly country, and Inverness is no different. With so much open space to run around in and trees to sniff, it’s no wonder that bringing your dog on holiday here is a very popular thing to do.
There was a time when finding accommodation for you and your dog was a difficult task, but fortunately those days are long gone. Sharing a room with your dog at night is now something many hotels permit. This will sometimes come at an additional cost per night, so make sure you check when you book.
It’s common for rules to state that dogs can’t be left alone in your room, or they can’t join you in the dining room. This is a small price to pay to be able to cuddle up with your pup at night though. Using the map above, you can filter out any hotels that don’t accept dogs to make your searching easier. And remember to have a look at our dog itinerary page for more advice on bringing your dog to the Highlands, and what to do one you get here!
Everyone wants to stay in a hotel that offers good food and a great nights sleep. So what should you be looking for over and above this to make sure you have a great stay?
Here are some points to consider:
Inverness and the Highlands is a large area – much larger than many people realise. If you don’t plan on driving when you are here, it would be best to pick a hotel in the city centre. This way you can easily make use of widely available public transport and tour busses to get around.
If, however, you will have access to your own transport – be it car, bike or even horse – you may prefer staying further out of the city to immerse yourself in the Scottish countryside. You may even consider booking a few hotels for different parts of your stay to see as large an area of the Highlands as you can.
Decide what you want out of your hotel stay. Is it just a room with perhaps breakfast? Or do you want to have a swim in a pool every morning, or sit in a bar to read the newspaper? Hotels will specify what facilities are available on their website. Some will offer a concierge service, others may give you stunning room views.
If you need an accessible room, then most hotels in the area can accommodate you. This is something to highlight at time of booking. If you have food allergies or special dietary requirements, it may also be a good idea to speak to the hotel before booking to make sure they can accommodate your needs.
Finding a hotel in your budget range is important. Whilst many hotels are on large booking sites, it’s always worth going directly to the hotel’s website, or even giving them a call, to see if they have any special or seasonal offers on. Some hotels offer discounts if you stay during a particular time of year, for example January and February. They may also offer a discount for longer stays.
Wherever you choose to stay, we hope you love your time here. Hotels in Inverness are some of the most friendly and welcoming in the country. And if you are looking for things to do whilst you’re here, have a look at our ideas!
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