Inverness is the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands so it makes the perfect base if you are keen to explore the mountains and valleys of Scotland. The city itself boasts natural landscapes, medieval ruins, and prehistoric sites, with lots of quaint little towns nearby adding to the magical and historical feel of your visit to the north. A visit to Inverness promises the opportunity to view ancient castles on the edge of misty lochs and of course the chance to catch a glimpse of the infamous and elusive Lockness Monster. Inverness airport means that this natural beauty spot is easily accessible to all. This small city tucked in between the mountains and the sea offers Victorian-era marketplaces, history, cathedrals, museums, and whisky with a warm welcome guaranteed.
Chances are you are already sold on a trip to this magical location, who doesn’t want to have the highlands as their holiday playground? Let’s explore your Inverness accommodation options. From luxury hotels to intimate campsites, Inverness offers something for everyone.
Hotels in Inverness
If you are looking for rest, relaxation and luxury during your stay in Inverness then hotel accommodation is the best option for you. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite hotels in Inverness to recharge in. . .
Ness Walk Hotel
Ness walk hotel is 5-star luxury hotel that rests gently on the banks of the River Ness, 10 minutes away from Loch Ness. If you are looking for the lap of luxury during your stay it’s definitely one of the most indulgent hotels Inverness has to offer. The hotel itself is a Grade B listed building, previously a 19th-century house. It has since been renovated for use as the hotel but has retained many of its original features. The architects involved have seamlessly combined the past and the present to create this unique building. Each of the 47 rooms comes complete with its own view of the grand garden or the river for guests to enjoy. You will be well looked after as soon as you step foot on the grounds with valet parking and a concierge service on offer. Onsite you will find a guest’s lounge, grand bar, and the Torrish Restaurant’s fine dining experience. if you are looking for that something extra, private dining is also available.Check Online Availability
This intimate Inverness hotel is in the ‘old town’ area of the city center. It’s within walking distance of Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness Castle, and the Caledonian Canal. Originally built in 1793, Blackfriars has been into a trendy refurbished bar, restaurant & hotel. It’s one of the most intimate Inverness hotels with only nine rooms. Blackfriars hotel is dog friendly!Check Online Availability
The Royal Highland Hotel
The iconic Royal Highland Hotel has been in operation for over 160 years. This hotel in Inverness is one of Scotlands famous Scottish ‘station hotels’ and its the only one remaining that has not been taken over by a large corporate hotel chain, meaning it has maintained a truly original charm. If you are looking for a hotel in the heart of Inverness City Centre then the Royal Highland is a strong contender. As one of the best-loved Inverness Hotels, it’s even had, royal guests! There are 86 rooms in the hotel, all different shapes, and sizes and each room is the legacy of the original Victorian design.Check Online Availability
The Kingsmill Hotel and Spa
The Kingsmill is another one of the luxury hotels in Inverness, rated as 4 star. This 18th-century hotel boasts 186 rooms and a relaxing spa, and the opportunity to pamper yourself onsite. If you don’t feel like venturing the five minutes into Inverness city centre, there are two eateries onsite; The Conservatory Restaurant and the Inglis Reseteraunt. If you require a pick up straight from Inverness airport then this hotel will arrange for your collection and drop you straight off at the door. Free parking is available and there’s a heated pool on-site, this hotel has it all covered.Check Online Availability
Culloden House hotel
Culloden house hotel is a Georgian country house that is set within 40 acres of beautiful private grounds and gardens in the east of Inverness. This four-star accommodation is not only one of the best hotels in Inverness but it’s been voted one of the best in the world by the readers of two travel magazines. It’s one of the most historic hotels in Inverness. The Cauldron house hotel has a rich history to say the least, in fact, it’s the most historically renowned hotel Inverness has to offer. Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his headquarters before the famous battle on Culloden Moor. The house and now Inverness hotel has been standing proudly for over two centuries. Each of the 28 rooms retains a historic feel with many boasting delightful features such as crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces. The hotel also has all of the usual facilities you would expect such as a bath, tv. free wifi and free parking.Check Online Availability
If you would prefer home comforts in a more intimate setting than hotels then perhaps a guest house or Inverness B&B accommodation might be more up your street.
Located less than a mile from Inverness Castle beside the River Ness, the Aye Stay guesthouse offers a home away from home. Owned by David, Roberta, and their daughter Sofia there are rooms for solo travelers, couples, and families available. This guesthouse is one of the best rated online by past visitors. All 8 rooms are on-suite for your comfort and come with free parking, free wifi, tea/coffee making facilities, and of course, an excellent breakfast.Check Online Availability
Drumdale Guest House
The Drumdale guest house is only a five-minute walk from Inverness City centre offering a great base to explore from. It’s only a short stroll from the River Ness and a few minutes away from Eden Court Theatre. All rooms offer free wifi, flat-screen TV, Hairdryer and radio alarm clock. There is also have secure bike storage for anyone cycling on their adventures. For breakfast, you can choose from a full Scottish or continental buffet. Free parking is available onsiteCheck Online Availability
Inchrye Bed & Breakfast
Inchrye Bed & Breakfast is in a Victorian house built all the way back in 1901. This accommodation is a little further out of the way, situated on the shore of the Inverness Firth looking across to the Bonnie Black Isle and Channery Point It’s only five minutes from the airport! The first is a great viewing point for dolphins and you are likely to see them swimming past the garden! There is free wifi and free parking on site.Check Online Availability
Ballifeary Guest House
Ballifeary Guest House is a 4 star rated guest house inside a Victorian Villa in the center of Inverness. This accommodation is handily located moments. There are three modern rooms to choose from each with a hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi and free parking is available on the street outside. This accommodation really pushes the boat out with breakfast, on top of the usual locally sourced produce and continental buffets, they offer treats such as homemaker pancake stacks and pouched eggs on sourdough toast.Check Online Availability
If you want to get closer to the iconic Highland landscapes and the famous Loch Ness then Inverness camping will allow exactly that. Forget hotels, get close to nature, and experience everything Inverness has to offer with outdoor accommodation.
Glamness Luxury Shipping Containers
For a camping experience with comfort and little effort, this adult-only glamping site offers exactly that. Located with 5 wonderful acres of Inverness woodlands the site comes complete with a river passing through. The shipping containers are a little sturdier than tents and require no assembly on your part. Located 10 minutes from the shores of Loch Ness at Dores beach you can wander around looking for the Lochness monster at your leisure. It’s only five minutes away from the center of Inverness and there are 2 supermarkets in close proximity. Guests can make use of the kitchenettes picnic areas and sites bbq for outdoor eating with ease. Free wifi is available in the shared areas.Check Online Availability
Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park
Escape the hustle and bustle of the towns and enjoy Nairn Central Beach in this cozy holiday park. You can bring or rent a campervan or erect your own tent and take in the sea air. All guests have access to the garden and bar on-site at this 4 star rated holiday accommodation. The site is a beach lovers dream, you can literally step off the site onto the sand. If you want to make the most of the highlands Inverness City, Culbin Forest, the Moray Firth, Loch Ness, and the Cairngorms are all within visiting distance.
Torvean Caravan Park
Enjoy this quiet campsite on the banks of the Caledonian Canal close to Inverness city centre for as little as £25 per night for four people. This intimate family-run site is close to top attractions, like Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Culloden.
Ace holidays offer accommodations amid a Wildlife haven situated rural Morayshire Findhorn Valley. This site is designed with those who thrive in the outdoors in mind. There is a whole host of exciting activities on-site including; whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing, and paintball. The scenic surroundings offer a chance to stroll in the forest, spot wildlife, and even fish in the river. Get together a the end of a long day in the outdoor kitchen complete with firepits and log stools.
Self Catering Accommodation Inverness
Self-catering accommodations make for a home you can truly make your own during your stay and is a much-loved style of accommodation for families and large groups. We have picked a few of our favorite self-catering accommodations options in Inverness for you to have a look at!
Spring Bank Holiday Home
Featuring is very own back garden this Inverness Accommodation is set in a building dating all the way back to the 19th century. Featuring 3 bedrooms, a TV, a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower there’s plenty of space for all the family or 2/3 couples.Check Online Availability
Ness Walk Appartments
This 18th century ‘Scottish Baronial Style’ townhouse that has been newly renovated into 3, 2-bed apartments. Situated across the river from the heart of Inverness you would be hard pushed to find such stylish self-catering accommodation anywhere else in the city. The newly refurbished flats each have 2 double bedrooms, modern kitchens, and lovely large living rooms with a spectacular view of Inverness Castle. Make this accommodation your home while you explore the highlands and islands.Check Online Availability
Easdale House Apartments
Easdale house apartments are one of the top-selling self-catering options available in Inverness. The Victorian building includes two separate apartments each with their own private entrances and facilities. Sleeping 2-3 people they are a great fit for couples. The apartments have patios, fully equipped kitchens, seating areas, TVs, and bathrooms. Run by local couple Sylvie and Brian who are always on hand to assist you and help make the most of your stay. You will only have to walk 10 minutes or so along the banks of the beautiful River Ness to get to the city centre and Inverness Castle. Free local parking is available.
Ardconnel Court Apartments
Ardconnel Court Apartments offer eight luxury holiday homes overlooking Inverness Castle. Originally built in 1840, the building was renovated in 2015, to create these beautiful holiday abodes. You can self-check top your stylish apartment and enjoy a peaceful stay but the reception team will be on hand from 10 am-5 pm each day if you need them. Explore wild Scotland during the day and then enjoy the local shopping, fine dining, and lively pub culture at night before making your way back to your luxurious home from home,
Whatever Accommodation you opt for whether it be one the Inverness hotels rich with history, camping close to Loch Ness or River Ness, or a cozy B&B or cottage, we are sure you love your time in the Highlands of Bonnie Scotland!