Clifton Hotel - Scarborough

Queens Parade, Scarborough, United Kingdom, YO12 7HXshow map
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Overview

A shared lounge, a picnic area and a ballroom, and rooms with views of the bay are featured in the unique Clifton Hotel. The venue opened its doors in 1890. A designated place for smoking, a safe deposit box and lift are offered onsite.

Location

This elegant accommodation is located 10 minutes' drive from The Scarborough Fair Collection. The hotel is less than 1 km from the centre of Scarborough and 8 km from Playdale Farm Park. Scarborough Art Gallery and Alpamare UK are set within walking distance of the Property.

Guests can reach Scarborough train station within a 15-minute walk.

Rooms

Each of the 70 rooms feature multi-channel television, an own balcony and a coffeemaker. For more comfort hair dryers and free toiletries are provided.

Eat & Drink

A full English breakfast is available each morning at the restaurant. For an enjoyable stay, the venue offers the gastronomic restaurant serving British meals. At the bar, you can select from a range of refreshing drinks. There are North Riding Brew Pub, North Bay Fisheries Scarborough and north bay cafe within a 5-minute walk off the accommodation.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Leisure

Plus you'll find heated swimming pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 6 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   70.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

GBP 6 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Picnic area/ Tables

Lift
Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Sports activities

Golf course

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 15 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Standard Single Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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Standard Family Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Balcony
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Standard Family Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Scarborough cricket clubScarborough cricket club100 m
Peasholm ParkPeasholm Park100 m
Peasholm ParkPeasholm Park340 mColumbus Ravine
Scarborough CastleScarborough Castle1.0 kmScarborough Castle Castle Road
North Bay BeachNorth Bay Beach310 mNorth Bay Promenade
"Freddie Gilroy" Sculpture"Freddie Gilroy" Sculpture170 m10 Royal Albert Dr
Scarborough Open Air TheatreScarborough Open Air Theatre690 m
Peasholm LakePeasholm Lake340 m
North Bay RailwayNorth Bay Railway550 mBurniston Rd
St Marys ChurchSt Marys Church850 mBronte House
Opera House CasinoOpera House Casino750 m56-64 St. Thomas Street
North Riding Brew PubNorth Riding Brew Pub60 mBrew Pub North Riding 161-163 North Marine Road
North Bay Fisheries ScarboroughNorth Bay Fisheries Scarborough220 m179 Columbus Ravine
north bay cafenorth bay cafe90 m170 North Marine Road
Oasis CafeOasis Cafe90 mRoyal Albert Drive
Bella Rose CafeBella Rose Cafe220 m181A Columbus Ravine
AlfrescoAlfresco240 m177 Columbus Ravine
Peasholm Park CafePeasholm Park Cafe340 mPeasholm Park
The Toast BoxThe Toast Box350 m84 North Marine Road
Humble PieHumble Pie480 m42 North Marine Road
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)70.7 km
Humberside (HUY)79.6 km
Train
Scarborough Train Station1.2 km
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Reviews
6.6
Nicebased on 391 reviews
  • 8.0
    Great

    Great value. Excellent precautions taken throughout regarding the Covid-19 risk. Room was very clean, staff very friendly and helpful, plus a great breakfast provided.

    None.

  • 8.0
    Great

    proximity to the sea.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room we were moved to after complaining about the original room we had been given was more than satisfactory. It was clean, well-decorated and spacious. The hotel bars were comfortable and welcoming, and the breakfast service was very quick.

    When we saw the first room we were given, we were horrified.The paint was peeling from the ceiling, there was an ancient T.V. (but no remote control), the room was small, gloomy, but worst of all the bedding was stained. We decided we could not sleep in the room, and contacted reception, who allocated us another room within ten minutes. The new room was entirely different-it was spacious, cheerful and looked as if it had recently been re-furbished. As it had a sea view, we paid an extra 20 pounds for the two nights,and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel

    £6 charge per night to reserve parking Freezing bathroom. Bedroom clean but a bit shoddy..

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The sea view from the bedroom was beautiful.

    How the mirror was behind the television, made it hard to get ready infront of the mirror.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We enjoyed a very pleasant warm spacious second floor family room with a simply stunning seaview over Scarborough's North Bay. The hotels location was excellent. Tip: Book your car parking at the hotel in advance, spaces are limited. A space will be reserved for your whole stay...NB extra cost.

    The waiting staff in the restaurant were slow monosyllabic automotons, and were bordering on rude when asked the simplest requests. The bar, reception and room service staff were the exception and very kind and helpful.

  • 7.8
    Very good

    The views and location and excellent. We only needed overnight stay as a group and you were able to accommodate us all at a very reasonable price

    Hotel needs a re-vamp re carpets and decor - especially third floor

  • 7.0
    Very good

    hotel is in a good location and it was clean.

    the decor is dated, the lift is tiny and noisy, the prices for breakfast and evening meal are expensive. the room was not refreshed during our stay.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    I liked the peaceful location of the hotel, and the friendliness of all the staff. We had a lovely comfortable room where you also had a part sea view.

    There was nothing i didn't like about the Hotel, the decor in the hallways was a bit tatty but hay i wasn't there for an interior design make-over. The room was clean, bright and very welcoming.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Upon arrival, the 'reserved' parking space was marked with my name which was very efficient. The staff were exceptionally helpful, polite and attentive...service offered was far in excess of this hotel's offficial rating. The room was comfortable although a little 'tired' but there are many signs that the hotel generally is being gradually 'rejuvenated'! Food was extremely good quality and value for money (Booked in advance, the three course evening meal was only £15.00 a head).

  • 8.2
    Great

    Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night and arrived late evening but I would return. The view from our room was fantastic and I could have sat watching the sea all day! Breakfast and service was very good.

    I travelled with my sister and she was wary of the lift but now we are older the stairs were an effort.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Really lovely bedroom. Great location, 10 minutes' walk to town centre but nice and quiet. Nice breakfast room, not overcrowded like some hotels. Staff friendly and pleasant. Pretty much everything you need, really.

    The world's slowest toasters. But seriously, this is the only (tiny) thing I could find wrong with the place.

  • 8.2
    Great

    We stayed in the 'Turret' room, which has a fabulous view over the North Bay. It is also the room that Wilfred Owen stayed in. The staff were friendly and the hotel is in a great location. It's handy for the North Bay, Marine Drive and fairly close to town.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The staff were excellent, Liz the receptionist and Lucy behind the bar were both friendly polite and good at their jobs.

    Overall this hotel has been neglected and could do with some care and attention both inside and out.

  • 8.8
    Great

    Food as good as one could wish for. Staff courteous friendly and helpful. Room well appointed.(493) We enjoyed a relaxing break after both being in hospital. We have stayed at the Clifton before and certainly will do again.

    Room cleanliness left a lot to be desired. The bin in the bathroom was not emptied all week. Cups were not washed properly and towards the end of the week we noted that the bed was being straightened, not made properly.

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FAQ
What is the closet airport?
The hotel lies within 75 km of Durham Tees Valley airport.
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, the hotel provides full English breakfast for the guests.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-in?
You can check in from 15:00 till 23:59.
What is the earliest and the latest I can check-out?
You can check out till 10:00.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city centre is located 2 km away.
Are threre any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service and ironing.
Can I have dinner or supper nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Oasis Cafe, The Royal Albert Drive Cafe and north bay cafe located about 100 metres away.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a standard room are available on site.
Highlights
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
22of 25 hotels in Scarborough
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 15 yearsExisting bedsFREEThere are no cots provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)70.7 km
Humberside (HUY)79.6 km
Train
Scarborough Train Station1.2 km
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