The Grand was once one of the finest hotels in the world. It is not any more, and really needs a massive overhaul and refit. However it is not as bad as some Tripadviser reviews suggest - as long as you go NOT expecting a "grand" hotel. The building itself is an amazing phenomena stuck up on the cliff and the focal point for the bay. Many of its original features are still there and in working order - ballroom, cabaret room, lounge, dining room overlooking the sea.
We stayed in a Premier room, and it was definitely worth the extra cost. Good sized room, sea view, reasonably clean, whirlpool bath, king-size bed, quiet - with seagulls nesting outside (but in a nice way)! Breakfast was fine - we didn't eat an evening meal, which looked less attractive. Some of the public areas (stairwells, for example) need a thorough clean. Only one person on reception while we were there is ridiculous given the size and busyness of the hotel.
Car parking is available on-street. By a display voucher from reception instead of feeding the meter - cost £4.50 for 24 hours.
If we were in Scarborough again we would be happy to stay at the The Grand (in a Premier room).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Town Centre, the Grand Scarborough Hotel takes pride of place overlooking the town's harbour and South Bay. One of the town's landmark features and instantly recognisable on the skyline. Our location is ideal in Scarborough from which to enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, promenade walks and all that Scarborough has to offer, all within a short stroll away. LIVE entertainment is available every night with our dazzling cabaret shows featuring professional dancers and entertainers dressed in stunning costumes. We offer free wifi with all of our public spaces, along with dedicated PC terminals (small charge) for customers who do not bring their own computer. We have a range of meeting rooms, conference space with break out area and our stunning Palm Court Ballroom with majestic views of the south bay for hire, including weddings (ceremony & function). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scarborough Grand Hotel
- Grand Scarborough
- The Grand Hotel Scarborough