So you’re planning yourself a mini-getaway, and what better place to opt for than sunny Yorkshire? Historic town Harrogate has a lot to offer tourists, with some of the finest spas and hotels in the country, natural springs and nearby access to the unbelievably beautiful Yorkshire Dales. What more could you ask for?
If you’re planning a trip, here’s the best hotels Harrogate has to offer – whether you’re heading for a break with your partner, friends or family, we’ve got it covered.
Rudding Park Hotel & Spa
It wouldn’t be a Harrogate list without Rudding Park on there, and it’s for good reason. The spa hotel is incredibly luxurious, with plush rooms, 300 acres of parkland, a rooftop spa with a hydrotherapy infinity pool – to name a few highlights. It’s the perfect setting for a girl’s break or a romantic trip with your partner.
If that wasn’t enough, the residence also has a cinema on offer, as well as Afternoon Tea, two delicious restaurants and all the treatments you could ever need to leave feeling like a completely new person.
Rudding Park is a little bit further out from the town centre towards Follifoot, however is the perfect central point for visiting Harrogate, Knaresborough, Wetherby and Stockeld Park.
Country Living St. George Hotel
Right in the centre set in a beautiful Edwardian building, Country Living St. George Hotel is a great spot for those looking to explore the town centre. The hotel is situated nearby the theatre, Royal Hall and the Turkish Baths, and there’s plenty of shops and the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms just a stones throw away to enjoy.
The hotel is dog friendly for those who plan to take their canine buddies with them for a scenic walk in the North Yorkshire countryside, and there’s a great restaurant on the premises offering up dishes created with locally sourced produce to get the best of Yorkshire during your stay.
A rural manor just two miles from Ripley Castle, Nidd Hall offers more of a quiet break, just a short drive from Harrogate centre. With 45 acres of parkland and a leisure club on hand – this one’s best for those who fancy a bit of a rest away from everything else.
The leisure club features an indoor pool, fitness studio, sauna and steam room, and there’s even a day spa with a variety of treatments on offer to take advantage of, too.
The hotel isn’t short for activities either if you do prefer to be up and about, with self-guided walks, trips to local towns and attractions, archery, rifle shooting, Nordic Walking, fencing and more.
The Old Swan
The Old Swan is famed for being the place that Agatha Christie disappeared to for an untraceable 11 days in 1926, which triggered a huge manhunt for the famous author. The disappearance was quite the scandal and there was a ton of speculation around the incident, which led people to believe Christie had had a nervous breakdown following her husband’s infidelity. So. Much. Drama. Anyway, enough of that…
The hotel is based right in the town centre, and as you can see, features some pretty regal decor including draped four-poster beds. Lavish.
Just a short walk away from everything Harrogate has to offer, The Old Swan is conveniently located for exploring the town and offers parking for guests who wish to head out to adventure everything else right on the historic town’s doorstep.
The White Hart Hotel
Another conveniently located hotel, The White Hart Hotel and Apartments is just a few minutes walk from Harrogate’s centre.
Set in the stylish Montpellier Quarter, the hotel is just minutes away from Betty’s Tea Room, Valley Gardens and the shops – and even has a restaurant with TWO AA Rosette’s, so that’s dinner sorted!
Additionally to their hotel rooms, The White Hart also offer apartments ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms, perfect for a family trip or a girl’s getaway. The White Hart is one of the most versatile hotels in Harrogate, with a number of options suited to different travellers.
The West Park Hotel
Right across from Harrogate’s very lovely Stray park, The West Park is a great, modern option for those looking to experience everything Harrogate has to offer.
Just a ten minute walk from the centre, this former-coaching inn is a great alternative to Harrogate’s more traditional offerings on the outskirts of town, and is still perfectly placed to drive out and discover neighbouring towns such as Wetherby and Knaresborough.
The hotel itself features an AA Rosette restaurant, using local Yorkshire suppliers for the best food experience possible. Can’t get any tastier than good ol’ Yorkshire, after all. They also pride themselves on comfort, so if a good night’s sleep is on the agenda, this one’s for you.