Best Places to Stay
in Scotland

We’ve been lucky enough to stay in some of the best hotels in Scotland on our travels, whether researching guidebooks or writing newspaper, magazine and website stories about Scotland.  Here we recommend the best of those hotels, along with other accommodation including guesthouses, b&bs, rental properties, historic inns, gastropubs, and even the occasional castle. 

We can confidently recommend these as being among the best hotels in Scotland, because we've personally stayed in them all. They include hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, the Borders, near St Andrews, and elsewhere around the country.

Knock Castle luxury Perthshire hotel, from

Knock Castle
(All Photos (c) Donna Dailey)

We’ve deliberately highlighted the places likely to be most popular with people wanting to travel beyond London to see the best of Scotland – Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, the Borders, and places near St Andrews for the golf. Of course there’s much more to Scotland than this, and we’ve also recommended places to stay as you drive around, and a few places that are worth driving to just to stay in the accommodation.

We’ve also included a few round-ups that might be of interest, even though we haven’t necessarily stayed in all the luxury hotels in Glasgow or Edinburgh – but we’re working on that one!

Links to the Best Hotels in Scotland
We’ve already reviewed some of our choices for the best Scottish hotels on other websites, so we include links to those reviews here. We’ll also be adding new reviews as we do them.

Lennoxlove House near Edinburgh, from

View from a Bedroom at Lennoxlove House, near Edinburgh

Edinburgh and the Lothians
2 Cambridge Street
, Edinburgh
The Best Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh
The Dunstane Hotel
, Edinburgh
Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh
The Sun Inn, Dalkeith, near Edinburgh 

Glasgow and the Clyde Valley
Best Luxury Hotels in Glasgow

Dumfries and Galloway
The Blackaddie Country House Hotel, Sanquhar
The Thistle Inn, Crossmichael

The Scottish Borders
The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course, Kelso
The Tontine, Peebles

The Kingdom of Fife
The Bay Hotel
in Kinghorn
The Inn at Lathones, near St Andrews

Kennels Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Dollarbeg

Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and the Trossachs
Ardanaiseig, Loch Awe, Argyll
Barriemore Guesthouse, Oban, Argyll
Creggans Inn, Loch Fyne, Argyll
Crinan Hotel, Argyll
Loch Melfort Hotel, Argyll

Perth and Kinross
Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld
Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry
Ballathie House Hotel, Perthshire
Four Seasons Hotel, St Fillans, Perthshire
Knock Castle, Crieff
Mains of Taymouth Luxury Holiday Cottages, Loch Tay
Roman Camp Hotel, Callandar

The Highlands
The Loch Ness Inn, Lewiston, Loch Ness
Lovat Hotel
, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness
Strathview B&B, near Dornoch
The Waterside Hotel, Inverness

The Blackaddie Luxury Country House Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, from

The Blackaddie Country House Hotel in Sanquhar,
Dumfries and Galloway

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