20 Best Places for Staycation in Inverness

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Inverness is the home of Inverness Castle, an attraction that you have to visit while doing a staycation there.

Besides the Inverness Castle, there are more local attractions that interesting to visit such as River Ness, Inverness City Center, the Beauty Firth, and many more!

You'll get the upscale amenities, best services, and facilities, posh accommodations with a comfy atmosphere while staying at these places.

Jurys Inn Inverness, Pentahotel Inverness, and Inchrye Guest House are three of 20 places that we recommend you put on your bucket list!

Make sure to visit these 20 best places while doing a staycation in Inverness, United Kingdom.



Ness Walk Hotel is located just 10 minutes from Loch Ness, nestled on the leafy banks of the river ness, and only 1 mile away from Inverness Castle. This property has posh accommodations with five types of rooms available including accessible rooms, laurel rooms, cedar rooms, the wellingtonia suite, and rowan suite.

There are also several upscale amenities following, such as 42 inches flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, private garden access with outdoor seating area, separate shower, complimentary Wi-Fi, double lock, daily turndown service, complimentary mineral water, Bluetooth audio system, environmentally-friendly luxury toiletries, mini bar, comfy bed, and Illy coffee machine.

Ness Walk Hotel

Refined hotel on the River Ness offers polished rooms featuring river views.

There's a formal restaurant, a bar, and a lounge with a fireplace.

Address : 12 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ, UK


Overlooking the River Ness, Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is located just 2 minutes walk from Inverness Cathedral and 10 minutes' walk from Inverness Castle.

This Victorian property has seven types of rooms available that you can book while doing a staycation here, there are luxury river view double rooms, river view twin room, classic double room, classic twin room, luxury family rooms, cosy double room, and a classic single room.

All guest rooms in this hotel are included by some fantastic amenities like comfortable beds, tea and coffee facilities, leisure club access, flat-screen TV, desk space, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, smartphone charger, and non-smoking.

There is also the beautiful new leisure club with a fitness suite, swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, brasserie and bar, stylish reception, located eight on the river, sleeping beauty spa, car parking, and free Wi-Fi.

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

An upscale hotel and spa in a stately 1890s Victorian mansion overlooking the River Ness.

Refined rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment.

Address : 8 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NG, UK


Inchrye Guest House has situated on the shore of the Inverness Firth looking across to the Bonnie Black Isle and Channery Point, only 1.5 miles from the 18th-century Fort George, 3.3 miles from Inverness Airport, and 6.2 miles from Cawdor Castle.

This property has selections of rooms for your staycation such as suite room with double bed and own sitting room, double ensuite bedroom with private lounge, double bedroom, twin room 1, twin room 2, double room, and a single room.

Inchrye Guest House also offers you plenty of activities like you can visit the famous Culloden Moor or Inverness City Center with Eastgate shopping center and Victorian Market, you can also go to the home of Macbeth, Cawdor Castle and the Bronze Age site, Clava Cairns.

Inchrye Guest House

Victorian B&B in a home built in 1901 come with laid-back rooms.

All units also feature en suite bathrooms, except for one room with a private bathroom.

Address : High St, Inverness IV2 7QD, UK


Travelodge Inverness Fairways is 2 miles from both City Center and Inverness Castle, 7 miles from the 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns, and perfectly situated at the head of the Great Glen on the Moray Firth, you can go dolphin watching with your family.

This hotel has four types of rooms available such as family room, double room, double twin accessible room, and small family room with the following upscale amenities like showers, TV with free view, set of fresh white towels, spacious desk, tea, and coffee making facilities, body wash, hairdryers, irons available, and Wi-Fi.

Travelodge Inverness Fairways

Laid-back hotel located 2 miles from Inverness Castle and city centre.

The simple rooms provide free Wi-Fi with time restrictions, as well as flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Address : Castle Heather, Fairways Business Park, Slackbuie Ave, Inverness IV2 6AA, UK


Kingsmills Hotel is less than a mile from Inverness Castle and 9.4 miles from Inverness Airport. You can book one of these rooms available at this hotel such as garden rooms, family rooms, kings club rooms, luxury rooms, classic 1785 rooms, dog-friendly rooms, patio rooms, classic rooms, and accessible rooms.

Besides the room, there are also several in-room facilities including air conditioning, complimentary mineral water, complimentary tea, and coffee, dog-friendly (some rooms), free Wi-Fi, minibar, private patio, rain dream shower, in-room safe, and television. Make a things-to-do list while staying at Kingsmills Hotel like visiting Fort George, Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Nairn Fisher Town, Nairn Beach, Ness Island, and Loch Ness with your family.

Kingsmills Hotel

Hotel and conference centre in a mansion dating from 1786.

A leisure club includes an indoor pool and a hot tub, a fitness room, a sauna, a steam room and a spa.

Address : Culcabock Rd, Inverness IV2 3LP, UK


Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality is only a 13-minute walk from the Center of Inverness and within a mile of Scotrail trains and the A9.

This hotel has 40 bedrooms available included a family room with some room amenities available such as tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi internet access, iron/ironing board, telephone, and hairdryer.

Then, it also gives you several incredible hotel facilities like gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna, wedding license, restaurant, limited hours room service, laundry/valet service, wake-up call available, private dining services, lounge menu, and pets are allowed to stay in the hotel at an additional charge of £5.00 per animal per night.

Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality

Traditional hotel in a stone building on a leafy residential street.

Offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy your stay, whether it be for business or pleasure.

Address : 9 Annfield Rd, Inverness IV2 3HX, UK


Located in the heart of the Highland Capital Inverness, Eildon Guest House is 6 minutes walk from Inverness Castle, an 8-minute walk south of Inverness city center, 15 minutes walk from Eden Court Theatre, and less than a mile away from Scotrail trains.

This property has five room types including, the triple room with en suite, a twin room with en suite, a family room with en suite, a standard double room with en suite, and a compact double room with en suite. Besides the rooms, there are a few fantastic facilities available such as tea/coffee making facilities, fridge with fresh milk and bottled water, iron/ironing board, luggage mats, flat-screen television, electric shower with air boost, hairdryer, towels, toiletries, and comfy beds available.

Eildon Guest House

A 4-star hotel offers fine accommodation in the Heart of the Highland Capital, Inverness.

Free cooked Scottish breakfast with a vegetarian option is served daily in a warm dining room.

Address : 29 Old Edinburgh Rd, Inverness IV2 3HJ, UK


Overlooking the River Ness, Strathness House Hotel is just a 4-minute walk from Eden Court Theatre, 6 minutes' walk from the city center, and 13 minutes on foot from the train station. Single room, double room, river view double, river view twin, and river view family room are the accommodations that this hotel offers and ready to enjoy for all guests.

Then, there are some facilities offered by Strathness House Hotel such as bathroom amenities (free toiletries), hairdryer, shower, bath, in-room heater, tea/coffee making facilities, private bathroom, shower, and flat-screen TV which can make you comfortable while doing a staycation here.

Strathness House Hotel

Unassuming family-run guesthouse in an 1870s house overlooking the River Ness.

Modest rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus en suite, shower-only bathrooms, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Address : 4 Ardross Terrace, Inverness IV3 5NQ, UK


Avalon Guest House is a 9-minute walk from live performances at the Eden Court Theatre, a mile from the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and 1.3 miles from the nearest train station.

This simple guest house is just ten minutes drive from Loch Ness, a short walk to Inverness City Center, and there are also many attractions around the city like you can visit Scotland's most famous battles at Culloden Battlefield, see a school of dolphins in the nearby Moray Firth, and more.

Then, it has six types of rooms available to enhance your staycation here such as a small double room with external bathroom, small double en suite, deluxe super king en suite, superior super king en suite, deluxe king size en suite, and superior super king en suite.

Avalon Guest House

This simple guesthouse is a 9-minute walk from live performances at the Eden Court Theatre.

There's also a guest lounge, and a garden with patio seating.

Address : 132 Woodsley Rd, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9LZ, UK


You can find the Holiday Inn Express Inverness easily because it's located only a 12-minute drive from Inverness Airport (INV), and a short drive away from the Inverness Station. Explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands and Cairngorms National Park while staying here, visit the famous Inverness Castle just 14-minutes away or go a 20-minute drive to Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd and Eden Court Theatre.

For the room and hotel features, it has black-out shades, pillow menu, crib available, iron/ironing board, separate hanging closet, sleeper couch, private bathroom, hairdryer, walk-in shower, tea/coffee maker, flat-screen TV, connecting rooms available, breakfast buffet included, wake-up calls, daily housekeeping, and free high-speed internet in all rooms.

Holiday Inn Express Inverness

This unfussy hotel is 5 miles from Inverness Botanic Gardens, and 3 miles from both Inverness Castle and Inverness Cathedral.

Featuring carpeted floors and dark accent walls, the casual rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Address : Stonyfield, Inverness IV2 7PA, UK


Moyness House is a 6-minute walk from St. Andrews Cathedral, conveniently near restaurants, Eden Court Theatre, and the riverside, and just a 10-minute walk from Inverness City Center. Neil Gunn room, highland river, silver darlings, green isles, lost glen, morning tide, and sapphire suite are the rooms available while doing a staycation here.

There are also several fantastic amenities available such as non-smoking, daily housekeeping, duvet, heating throughout, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TV, full-length mirror, linen and towels supplied, windows open, Wi-Fi internet access, bathrobes, tea and coffee, electric shaver point, and Egyptian cotton linen.

Moyness House

A beautiful property offers the convenience of being within walking distance of several attractions.

It offers a full breakfast, living room, kitchen, cozy rooms, as well as access to off-street parking.

Has a room that combines traditional and modern furniture with an en suite bathroom.

Address : 6 Bruce Gardens, Inverness IV3 5EN, UK


Set on the banks of River Ness, Highland Apartments by Mansley is a 4-minute walk from Inverness Castle, a 9-minute walk from the train station, and has easy access to Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield.

Then, there are four types of rooms available including river view two-bedroom apartment, river view one-bedroom apartment, city view one-bedroom apartment, and limited view two-bedroom apartment with these following facilities available including, free Wi-Fi, radio, hairdryer, fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV with Freeview, bathroom with shower, utility room with washing machine, iron/ironing board, and balcony with outdoor seating with views over the River Ness/Ben Wyvis/The Great Glen.

Highland Apartments by Mansley

Modern serviced apartment complex with views overlooking the River Ness in the city center.

Providing contemporary apartments with modern furnishings, some offer city views.

Address : Bridge House, 21-23 Bridge St, Inverness IV1 1HD, UK


This charming 4-star hotel is 1.5 miles away from the Inverness Center which takes less than 10 minutes to drive or 30 minutes to walk through a scenic path, 2 miles from Inverness Castle and 8 miles from the legendary Loch Ness.

Then, it has five selection of rooms available including standard double, deluxe rooms, suite, family rooms, and classic small single with few amenities like free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, bath, Egyptian cotton linen, mini-fridge, garden views, flat-screen TV, high-pressure showers fluffy towels and Highland Soap toiletries.

Best Western Inverness Lochardil House Hotel

A chic hotel set in a Victorian country house and pavilion on landscaped grounds.

It has beautifully decorated rooms, a traditional style lounge bar and restaurant, meeting rooms and free parking.

Address : Stratherrick Rd, Inverness IV2 4LF, UK


Set along with the views of Moray Firth, Macdonald Drumossie Hotel is situated only 10-minutes from Inverness Center, just 3.3 miles from Inverness Castle, 4.4 miles from Culloden Battlefield, and has easy access to the local heritage of Culloden, Loch Ness, and the Cairngorms. For the selection of rooms, there are deluxe rooms suitable for 2 adults, super deluxe rooms suitable for 2 adults, a family room suitable for 2 adults and 2 children, and accessible rooms which suitable for 2 adults

Macdonald Drumossie Hotel

An art deco hotel offering a good amount of space including a conference center.

It has a well-known restaurant serving classic Scottish cuisine, a lounge, outdoor terrace and lawn, and conference / event space.

Address : Old Perth Rd, Inverness IV2 5BE, UK


Rocpool Reserve Hotel is located only a 7-minute walk from Inverness Castle, 14 miles away from the famous Cawdor Castle, and 15 miles away if you want to go to the Tomation Distillery.

Besides the Tomation Distillery, there is some distillery that you can visit while staying here such as Glen Ord Distillery, Dalmore Distillery, and Glenmorangie Distillery. Bring your family to visit mysterious Loch Ness, atmospheric Culloden, bronze-age standing stones, and the Cairngorms National Park.

Rocpool Reserve Hotel offers you several upscale amenities including, flat-screen 30" TVs, bose BlueTooth sound systems, fully stocked mini-bar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, professional hairdryer, outdoor hot tubs, private balconies, power showers, deep baths, room service, and free fast speed fiber optic broadband & wireless internet connection in bedrooms, bar and meeting rooms.

Rocpool Reserve Hotel

A well-designed hotel offering a good amount of space and a variety of luxurious rooms for a staycation.

It offers an elegant restaurant, cocktail bar, as well as conference and event facilities.

It even offers rooms in chic design, and the restaurant offers Scottish specialties.

Address : Culduthel Rd, Inverness IV2 4AG, UK


Royal Highland Hotel is one minute from alighting the train, 15 minutes from Inverness Airport, 13 miles from Eastgate Shopping Centre, and 14 miles from Inverness Castle.

Then, this hotel has five selections of rooms including cosy single with shower, cosy double/twin with bath and shower, classic single, classic double or twin, and royal rooms. To enhance your stay at this hotel, there are some incredible facilities such as direct dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, Free view television, desk, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, room safe, umbrella, and many more.

Royal Highland Hotel

A luxury property comes with a variety of vibrant spaces that are well equipped for stays or events.

It comes with a modern bistro and bar, cafe, meeting and event space, including a ballroom with crystal chandeliers.

Rooms and suites provide free Wi-Fi, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Address : 18 Station Square, Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LG, UK


Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport is situated in an ideal location which only a 3-minute walk from Inverness Airport and has easy access to Inverness city center which just a 15-minute drive from the Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport's door.

For services, amenities, and arrival information, you can start check-in at 3.00 PM, check-out at 12.00 PM, pets not allowed, two electric charging stations, all public areas non-smoking, coffee/tea in-room, foreign exchange, housekeeping service daily, valet dry-cleaning, air-conditioning, individual climate control, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge, pull-out sofa bed, hairdryer, and more to go.

Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport

A spacious modern property offering lots of stylish spaces making it perfect for stays or business meetings.

Providing modern meeting areas, stylish restaurant, gym, work area, bar and various lounges.

The entire staff who work there are wonderful and make your stay enjoyable.

Address : Courtyard By Marriott, Fresson Circle, Dalcross, Inverness IV2 7BL, UK


Pentahotel Inverness is a 5-minute walk from Inverness rail station and a 6-minute walk from the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.

Penta standard room, Penta plus room, and Penta player pad room with some in-room amenities following such as free Wi-Fi, free bottle of water, rain shower, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, laundry service, and room service.

For more information, you can start check-in at 15.00, check-out at 00.00, Pentalounge open 24 hours a day, restaurant, breakfast every morning, wheelchair-friendly hotel, 24-hour gym open daily, 4 parking spaces, pets allowed, room service, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Pentahotel Inverness

A trendy, hip, and colorful property that focuses on design offering a variety of laid-back spaces.

It provides casual rooms, an industrial-style restaurant and bar, as well as a lounge and gym.

It has a bright casual room with modern fittings and an en suite bathroom with designer toiletries.

Address : 63 Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LU, UK


Situated on Millburn Road, Jurys Inn Inverness across from the Beauty Firth, 3 miles from 19th-century Inverness Castle and Inverness Cathedral, 2 miles from the Inverness railway station, and has easy drives to famous Scottish landscapes and Lochs, from the Cairngorms National Park to the mythical Loch Ness.

This property has 118 bedrooms available with some in-room amenities such as flat-screen LCD TV, coffee and tea refreshment dock, ensuite with complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, iron/ironing board, free BT Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and work desk.

Not only room amenities, but Jurys Inn Inverness also offers you several hotel amenities including a stylish bar, contemporary restaurant, room service available, health and leisure club, four meeting rooms, laundry/dry cleaning, on-site car park, and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Jurys Inn Inverness

A modern hotel with various brightly designed spaces for a nice getaway.

It has a casual restaurant, bar, gym area, pool and hot tub, even breakfast is available.

There are bright rooms and suites which come with modern furnishings, separate living area with sofa bed.

Address : Millburn Rd, Inverness IV2 3TR, UK


Drumdale Bed and Breakfast is only a 5-minute walk from Inverness Castle and Inverness City Center, only a two-minute stroll from the River Ness and five minutes from Eden Court Theatre.

There are 16 room types available including small room one single bed, room1 ensuite, small room 2 double bed, room 2 ensuite, room 2 toiletries, large room 4 double bed, room 5 toiletries, larger room 6 king bed, and more to go.

All guest rooms have free Wifi, a flat-screen TV, a hairdryer and a radio alarm clock. A well-stocked Hospitality tray and quality complimentary toiletries come as standard, this hotel provides secure overnight storage for bikes and drying facilities.

Drumdale Bed and Breakfast

A beautifully kept property offering well-designed rooms for a pleasant stay.

It even offers a superb breakfast with abundant choices.

Address : 7 Kenneth St, Inverness IV3 5NR, UK