12 Best Sea View Hotels In Scotland - Updated 2024

Hannah
Hannah 
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From the golden, wind-swept beaches to the towering mountain peaks, Scotland is a stunning destination of staggering landscapes and plenty of things to do. While Scotland is home to fantastic city destinations like Edinburgh and Glasgow, its jaw-dropping sceneries of wild moors and gleaming lochs, sun-dappled glens, and dense woodlands are the perfect backdrops for outdoor adventures. Scotland also boasts magnificent seaside scenery, with miles of soft, sandy beaches and charming coastal towns to discover. Explore the beauty of Scotland’s coast as you comb hidden coves, ride horses along sandy dunes, or surf powerful swells. Scotland’s seaside is perfect for relaxation and recreation alike, and provides picture-perfect panoramas around every turn! Read the list below for a roundup of the best sea view hotels in Scotland, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to sea views. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Riva Boutique Hotel (from USD 196)

With the beach at its doorstep, Riva Boutique Hotel is a lovely hotel boasting stunning sea views. The hotel features a bar and restaurant where you can have a refreshing drink and grab a delicious meal. To ensure you have a hassle-free stay, the rooms at this 4-star hotel come equipped with free Wi-Fi, a television with satellite channels, and a private bathroom.

The property is located 37 km (22.9 mi) drive away from Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 39 km (24.2 mi) from the University of Glasgow, and 40 km (24.8 mi) away from the Riverside Museum.

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Riva Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 12-14 West Clyde Street
95.8 km (59.6 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Family rooms

2. The Arran Lodge & Arran Sleep Huts

A charming hotel situated on the beautiful Isle of Arran, Arran Lodge & Arran Sleep Huts provide quaint and cozy accommodation. Nestled in the town of Lamlash, these properties sit close to beautiful coastline walks, and views of the Holy Isle and gorgeous coast can be admired from each property. Guests will also have access to and be able to enjoy the property’s lovely garden, as well as the communal lounge in Arran Lodge, which is equipped with a fireplace.

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The Arran Lodge & Arran Sleep Huts

7.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Altachorvie, Lamlash, Isle of Arran
145.7 km (90.6 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Family rooms

3. The Old Brewhouse (from USD 120)

Do you long to enjoy holidays in Scotland by staying in a room with captivating views of the sea? If that’s the case, consider staying at The Old Brewhouse. The property’s location is well-known for fishing and golfing activities and is a 27 km (16.7 mi) drive away from Dundee, and 30.6 km (19 mi) away from Dundee Airport.

For your comfort and convenience, the rooms here come complete with a flat-screen television and private bathroom. There are also units that are equipped with a seating area and offer stunning views of the sea and city.

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The Old Brewhouse

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1-5 High Street
151.3 km (94.1 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests

4. Hollytree Hotel & Swimming Pool (from USD 349)

Hollytree Hotel & Swimming Pool is a beautiful hotel by the sea in Scotland that boasts a peaceful and picturesque location. This lovely accommodation offers 20 rooms that all feature marvelous sea views, as well as cozy furnishings and modern amenities. Guests can also enjoy fantastic panoramas from the hotel’s spacious deck, or admire the vistas as they feast on fresh seafood from the on-site restaurant. The 3-star hotel also offers a heated indoor pool, perfect for a relaxing evening.

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Holly Tree Hotel, Swimming Pool & Hot Tub

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kentallen Pier
24.73 km (15.4 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

5. Fairfield House Hotel (from USD 215)

The Fairfield House Hotel a beachfront hotel in Scotland that places an emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Located in a Victorian mansion, there are plenty of ways to unwind at this wonderful, four-star accommodation. Take a dip in the swimming pool or work out in the gym, relax in the sauna and steam room, or enjoy a spa service from the in-house beauty therapist. There is also a terrific on-site restaurant.

This hotel with a spa offers elegant guest rooms filled with cozy furnishings, and some rooms also feature views of the sea. The golden sands of Ayr Beach are also only a short walk away from the property!

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Fairfield House Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Fairfield Road
156.58 km (97.3 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

6. The Spinnaker Hotel (from USD 96)

A peaceful, serene stay can be expected from the delightful Spinnaker Hotel. Located in the picturesque town of Gourock, the Spinnaker Hotel is cozy, pleasant, and surrounded by terrific views of the water. The comfortable guest rooms are equipped with amenities such as a flat-screen television, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Some rooms also feature views of the sea, or of the River Clyde. The hotel also has a delectable on-site restaurant and bar.

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The Spinnaker Hotel

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 121 Albert Road
100.25 km (62.3 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms

7. The Harbour House Sea front Hotel (from USD 114)

This beautiful coastal hotel in Scotland is charming and cozy. It features a fantastic seafront location in Portpatrick. The Harbour House Sea front Hotel offers fantastic guest services, including a sun terrace, a beer garden, and an on-site restaurant with wonderful sea views for a comfortable and wonderful stay. The restaurant also serves a full Scottish breakfast daily. The rooms at the Harbour House Sea front Hotel feature private bathrooms and cozy furnishings, and all are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

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The Harbour House Sea front Hotel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 53 Main Street
223.66 km (139.0 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

8. Hebridean Inn

Situated on the beachfront in Broadford, this hotel is bright and cheerful and overlooks the gorgeous landscape. The Hebridean Inn provides each of its guests with free high-speed Internet access, in addition to a wardrobe and a flat-screen television in their room. In addition, certain rooms offer a view of the ocean.

In the mornings, guests can choose between a continental breakfast and breakfast items served à la carte at the hotel’s bar and restaurant, which are both located on the premises.

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Hebridean Inn

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 14 Harrapool Broadford
68.6 km (42.7 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking Internet services

9. Lochside Hotel (from USD 233)

Enjoy a peaceful stay at this luxury beach hotel in Scotland. Surrounded by beautiful sea vistas, Lochside Hotel offers guests cozy rooms equipped with a flat-screen television, as well as a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. The onsite restaurant highlights the best of Scotch ingredients with locally sourced seafood on the menu, while the bar is stocked with whiskeys from local distilleries. The hotel also offers luggage storage and a wonderful terrace for guests to sit back and relax on.

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Lochside hotel

8.2 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 20 Shore Street, Bowmore, Isle of Islay
145.36 km (90.4 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Restaurant Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Hiking Packed lunches

10. Flodigarry Hotel and SKYE Restaurant (from USD 571)

From its scenic, hilltop location, Flodigarry Hotel and SKYE Restaurant boast superb views across the sea towards Torridon and the Scottish mainland. This gorgeous accommodation on the Isle of Skye offers fantastic amenities and breathtaking panoramas and is ideal for a peaceful escape along the coast.

Each of the charming rooms is elegantly decorated and includes private bathrooms, a television, and Wi-Fi access. Some rooms also offer sea views. The property also has a splendid on-site restaurant that highlights regional cuisine. After a wonderful day exploring the surrounding scenery by boat or walking tour, guests can relax by the open fire and take in wonderful sea views.

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Flodigarry Hotel and SKYE Restaurant

Wifi Available

Address: Flodigarry
117.72 km (73.2 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace

11. Brisbane House Hotel (from USD 213)

Brisbane House Hotel is sophisticated and sleek and has a gorgeous beachfront location in Largs in North Ayrshire. At this contemporary accommodation, the rooms are spacious and stylish, and some rooms enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and the western coast of Scotland. Each room is also equipped with free Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a private bathroom.

The hotel also offers a marvelous on-site restaurant! Oscar’s at Largs has a menu filled with traditional Scottish dishes, and the floor-to-ceiling glass windows highlight stunning vistas of the Ayrshire Coast. There is also an outdoor terrace guests can enjoy in the warmer weather.

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Brisbane House Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 14-16 Greenock Road
117.56 km (73.1 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Family rooms

12. The Queens Hotel

This lovely hotel offers elegant rooms, convenient amenities, and a fabulous location near the beachfront of Lerwick. The Queens Hotel is an excellent, three-star accommodation that includes easy access to a small, sandy beach. Each room is furnished with a flat-screen television, a desk, and a wardrobe, and includes a private bathroom.

The hotel provides a selection of convenient services for its guests, such as the storage of luggage, the exchange of currency, and a breakfast buffet that is available each morning.

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The Queens Hotel

Address: 24 Commercial Street
429.94 km (267.2 mi) from Nevis Range Mountain Resort

Enjoy the beachfront beauty of Scotland

Whichever town you visit, the scenery of Scotland’s coast is superbly stunning. Enjoy the beauty of the country’s dramatic coastal landscapes, and choose accommodation with fantastic views. These hotels with sea views in Scotland are perfect for their picturesque panoramas and cozy amenities. Start planning your trip to Scotland’s coast today!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Hannah is a freelance writer, list making aficionado, and world traveler currently based in Germany. She is an avid explorer, and believes in creating new experiences to put on her bucket list to...Read more

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