Looking to explore the town of Stonehaven that’s rich in Scottish history? Or maybe you’re desperate to check out the craggy but stunning ruins of Dunottar Castle?
Whatever your reason for visiting this magical town, there’s one thing that’s for sure, you’re going to need awesome Stonehaven accommodation! This area of Scotland is home to lots of different accommodation types, but which do you choose?
Do you go for a holiday home? A luxury hotel? Or maybe a charming B&B? To make your decision easier, we’ve picked out the best hotels, self-catering accommodation, and guest houses for you to choose from.
Read on to discover the accommodation that Stonehaven has to offer and pick out the perfect base for your Scottish experience!
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Hotels in Stonehaven
Although Stonehaven is small there are still plenty of hotels in Stonehaven to choose from. Below we list some of our favourites.
The Marine Hotel
This four-star beauty is a great choice if you want to be near the town’s harbour. Guest can choose to stay in the hotel’s Deluxe Double Room with Sea View which is a great size for couples on a romantic getaway.
If you want to get to know the locals, there is an excellent bar downstairs in The Marine Hotel with lots of beer and whisky options.
Guests who have stayed here in the past have rated the hotel for its excellent traditional breakfast options.Check Online Availability
This bed and breakfast in Stonehaven has a great selection of rooms making it suitable for solo travellers, couples and families.
The rooms here have everything you need for a short stay, including a private bathroom with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and shower.
If you are planning on travelling into the city of Aberdeen during your stay it is 15.5 miles from Arduthie House and just over 21 miles from the nearest airport.Check Online Availability
Great location! Guests that stay at this convent hotel in Stonehaven are always impressed with its facilities as there is a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi on site.
This is a great choice for those travelling in groups as family rooms are available. Rooms at the Station Hotel have everything you need for a comfortable stay including tea and coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV.Check Online Availability
The Royal Hotel – Number 44
Location, location, location. This is not the only benefit of The Royal Hotel Number 44. This hotel on the seafront of Stonehaven ticks many boxes.
It is a 10 minutes’ walk from Stonehaven Railway Station and the medieval fortress of Dunnottar Castle and Dunnottar Woods are just 5 minutes’ drive away.
Rooms here are excellent and in the morning guests can enjoy a traditional Scottish breakfast while looking out on to Stonehaven’s stunning golden beach.Check Online Availability
Shorehead Guest House
This pretty four-star guesthouse is located on the town’s waterfront. Guests that visit here enjoy the fantastic views of Stonehaven Harbour from the hotel.
You can choose from a selection of comfortable rooms at Shorehead Guest House, each has an en suite with free toiletries. The rooms here are simply unique are their interior is inspired by a local designer.Check Online Availability
The Belvedere Hotel
Located in Stonehaven just 500m from Cowie Beach sits the charming Belvedere Hotel. If you’re looking for hotels in Stonehaven with great prices, the Belvedere is the place to start!
The hotel has its own restaurant serving delicious meals all through the week. There’s also complimentary parking, a garden, bar, and free WiFi. With family rooms, this hotel is perfect for couples with young children and there’s also access to a terrace for all guests.
All the rooms are kitted out with kettles, flat-screen TVs and a hairdryer to make your stay even more comfortable. Guests can also enjoy either an a la carte or a continental breakfast to start the day.Check Online Availability
A good bed and breakfast establishment is a great way to explore Scotland. There are some truly charming B&B places available in and near Stonehaven, check out our favourites below!
If you’re looking for a seaside town bed and breakfast, look no further than the Bayview B&B. It’s the perfect place for exploring Royal Deeside, Angus, and other surrounding areas.
The B&B is set on a coastal path that leads to the stunning cliff path to Dunnottar, known as the castle of castles. Located in the centre of the picturesque area of Stonehaven, the Bayview B&B offers easy access to the area’s fine restaurants, shops, and the Open Air Pool; Stonehaven’s Olympic-sized public pool.
All of the rooms have been stylishly decorated and are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Expect a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh milk and fruit, and free Wifi.Check Online Availability
Chapel of Barras
If you’re visiting the seaside town of Stonehaven and you’re looking for a countryside B&B, the Chapel of Barras is a perfect choice. Located near to the castle in Dunnottar, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay here.
All the rooms are spacious, bright and feature everything you need for a pleasant stay, including a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, and even bottled water.
All choices on the breakfast menu have been homemade, including bread, muesli, jams, and croissants, earning the award of “Taste Our Best.”All the ingredients are sourced locally and even the bacon is cured on site.
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Wagtail Lodge is a family home that delights in welcoming guests to stay for bed and breakfast. Whether you’re just staying overnight or for a longer break, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
Located in the Stonehaven countryside around 1 mile from Catterline village, this is the perfect base for exploring. The famous Creel Inn is nearby where you can taste a yummy seafood platter and watch the seals in the bay.
There are 2 bedrooms available both featuring en-suite bathrooms. Both have super comfortable mattresses with fresh bed linens for a restful night’s sleep. Guests can expect complimentary toiletries and towels, free WiFi, and tea and coffee facilities.Check Online Availability
Rooms At 31
Staying in Aberdeenshire? Then a stay at Rooms at 31 is a must. This new B&B establishment is situated in Stonehaven and just a 15-minute drive from Aberdeenshire.
Blending aspects of a boutique hotel and serviced apartments, it’s perfect for anyone whether you’re staying on business or for leisure. The B&B has 7 bedrooms and 5 of them boast en-suite facilities, with all of them featuring free WiFi.
This Stonehaven property is within walking distance to the shops making it conveniently located. Start your day in the bright dining area for a breakfast buffet. Choose from a wide range of continental options which are replenished every day.Check Online Availability
The Ship Inn
Craving a picturesque seaside view? Then The Ship Inn is the ideal base for your Stonehaven adventure. Originally built in 1771, the B&B is a truly historic building.
Boasting a perfect location right on the harbour, the B&B has 11 cosy and comfortable bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.
All the rooms have free WiFi, tea and coffee facilities, and many have beautiful views of the harbour. Whether you’re a single traveller or you’re on a family holiday, there’s a bedroom to suit you.
For mouthwateringly delicious meals, be sure to try the B&B restaurant, The Captain’s Table! Earning an excellent reputation, the restaurant offers locally sourced produce that’s been exquisitely cooked.Check Online Availability
Crawfield Grange is a delightful converted barn B&B set in the middle of the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside. Offering a warm and friendly welcome, this is one of those Stonehaven hotels that was made for a relaxing break.
The B&B also boasts a beautiful garden and courtyard where guests can relax and unwind at the end of a long day. The bedrooms have been recently redecorated and refurbished to provide the most comfortable stay possible.
The B&B is also within easy reach of many attractions including Royal Deeside. It’s also only 3 miles from Stonehaven and 12 miles from Aberdeenshire, perfect for exploring and enjoying the peaceful countryside.Check Online Availability
Stonehaven Holiday Cottages
For the ultimate Stonehaven break why not opt for a holiday cottage all to yourself. This self-catering accommodation is perfect for those who want to come and go as they please with complete privacy. Check out our top holiday rentals below!
Dunnottar Woods House
This charming and idyllic cottage is nestled in a former traditional stone steading. Located in old but established woods with walking trails, this self-catering accommodation offers easy access to Stonehaven town centre.
The sublimely quiet location is perfect for families or group holidays to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need for an exceptional stay including a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.
There are 2 bedrooms so this Stonehaven accommodation is capable of sleeping 5. There’s also a large family bathroom with a bath and separate shower. You’ll have your own private driveway so no need to worry about street parking.Check Online Availability
With 700 years of history, this apartment is an impressive building. One of the most unique holiday rentals on our list, Courtyard Cottage is a first-floor apartment nestled within the historic courtyard of Scotlands’s Drum Castle, part of the National Trust.
This Stonehaven accommodation was once a property owned by the Irvine family, and the antique artefacts and decor are evidence of its rich history. You enter the accommodation by the stone steps that lead into a charming living room.
Light up the wood-burning stove for a relaxing and content feeling. The modern and contemporary kitchen is perfect for creating delicious homecooked meals, or you could eat out at one of the many restaurants nearby.
The property has 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom so it’s the perfect base for a romantic couples weekend in Stonehaven.
The Boat House
On the hunt for accommodation for a group or family holiday near Stonehaven? Check out The Boat House, a 3 bedroom property that’s fully kitted out with everything you need for a pleasant stay.
The property sleeps up to 6 people and it’s child-friendly with bunk beds and also books and DVDs for those inevitable rainy Scottish days.
When you arrive you’ll find a “Your Welcome” tablet with information on the best things to see and do in the area. It’s also a property guide and can be used for internet browsing. You’ll also be able to enjoy a television and free WiFi.
There’s a large, luxury bathroom with a separate shower, plus a kitchen with all mod cons including a tumble dryer, kettle, toaster, oven and even a breakfast bar.Check Online Availability
West Gallaton Farmhouse
This beautiful farmhouse accommodation is located near Stonehaven in a tranquil and peaceful setting. With that said, it still provides easy access to the high street if you want to browse the shops or visit the restaurants.
The house has been fully renovated to provide comfortable living whilst still retaining its old-fashioned character. It has 2 bedrooms capable of sleeping up to 4 people.
Outside you’ll find a spacious and sun-trapped terrace surrounding the house. It’s completely enclosed and paved, and outdoor furniture is provided. There’s also a shed that’s perfect for storing bikes.Check Online Availability
Located in Catterline near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Northend Cottage boasts a breathtaking cliff-top setting and incredible sea views over the Catterline Bay. If you’re looking for holiday rentals that allow you to explore the natural beauty of these areas, this is one of them!
Northend Cottage has been carefully refurbished and renovated to provide amazingly comfortable accommodation while still retaining its exposed stone walls, open fires and antique furnishings.
The living room boasts sea views and an open fire. It’s comfortable and leads onto a porch that’s perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Look out for seals in the bay too!
The kitchen is well equipped with a breakfast table and there are 2 large bedrooms, sleeping a total of 4 people. Perfect for couples, families, and groups.
Stonehaven Accommodation Self Catering
Self-catering holiday rentals are a great way to get out and about and explore the Stonehaven and Aberdeenshire countryside. We’ve picked out the most charming and comfortable holiday rentals, all offering great prices.
Located in Stonehaven, near Aberdeenshire is Stoney Hideaway, a charming 2 bedroom apartment. The property has parking, free WiFi, and even a tennis court!
For those who love walking and exploring, Glenuary Viaduct is a must-see! The apartment is less than 0.1 miles from Stonehaven city centre, offering easy access to shops and restaurants.
Both bedrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, bed linens and electric blankets for chilly nights. The kitchen is also fully equipped for a comfortable and pleasant stay.Check Online Availability
The Mill Inn Apartments
Originally an Inn around 100 years ago, the Mill Inn is now a 4-star self-catering apartment in Stonehaven near Aberdeenshire. The apartment is also located close to Dunnottar Castle which is only a 30-minute walk away.
The apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, oven, washing machine and fridge. In the living/dining room, you’ll find a 4k UHD television, comfortable sofas and a dining table and chair set.
There’s free WiFi and this Stonehaven property is close to amenities such as restaurants, shops, and pubs. The apartment is ideal for families and there’s a high chair and cot for those with young children.Check Online Availability
The Beach Apartment
Looking for a seaside retreat? Then this Stonehaven apartment is what you’ve been looking for! This quirky and unique property is perfect for relaxing breaks where you can leave everyday life behind and experience pure bliss in a seaside setting.
The apartment is also pet-friendly for those who want to bring their dogs along for the adventure. The apartment has been furnished and equipped with everything you need for a perfectly comfortable and relaxing stay.
There’s an endless list of things to see and do nearby, from fantastic restaurants to golf and exhilarating watersports. For walking lovers, there are many walking trails and nature spots where you can see the local wildlife.
This holiday apartment is the ideal base for anyone wanting to explore everything Stonehaven and Aberdeenshire have to offer!Check Online Availability
Harbour View Apartment
Situated over 3 floors, this charming holiday apartment has amazing sea views and is located in the picturesque setting of Stonehaven, just 22 km from Aberdeenshire.
The apartment has a spacious and open plan lounge, diner and kitchen area with 2 stylish bedrooms. The bathroom has a modern freestanding bath and a separate shower and a flat-screen television is available in each room.
Many restaurants can be found in the local Stonehaven area, with lots of leisure facilities nearby including a bowling green, tennis courts, and a golf course.Check Online Availability