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1 room, 2 adults

The Clifton Hotel

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (free)
  • Beach nearby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
Queens Parade, Scarborough, England, YO12 7HX, United Kingdom

3-star beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Scarborough Open Air Theatre
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (free)
    • Beach nearby
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Paid extra for a sea view but couldnt see it for the dirty windows. Mattress…Sep 28, 2020
  • Very good value and friendly staff. A few squeaky floor boards in the corridors, and the…Sep 24, 2020

The Clifton Hotel

from £32
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Double Room, Sea View
  • Twin Room, Sea View
  • Standard Single Room

What’s around The Clifton Hotel


  • On the beach
  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre - 12-minute walk
  • Peasholm Park - 8-minute walk
  • Scarborough Spa - 23-minute walk
  • North Bay Beach - 3-minute walk
  • Scarborough Cricket Club - 4-minute walk
  • North Bay Railway - 7-minute walk
  • YMCA Theatre - 9-minute walk

Getting around

  • Scarborough Station 19-min walk
  • Scarborough Seamer Station 16-min drive
  • Bempton Station 23-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 70 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)

  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self-parking* on site

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Phone

The Clifton Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Clifton Hotel Scarborough
  • The Clifton Hotel Hotel Scarborough
  • Clifton Hotel
  • Clifton Scarborough
  • The Clifton Hotel Hotel
  • The Clifton Hotel Scarborough
  • The Clifton Hotel Hotel Scarborough
  • The Clifton Hotel Hotel
  • The Clifton Hotel Scarborough


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 6 per day

Breakfast costs between GBP 10.00 and GBP 15.00 for adults, and GBP 5.00 and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Clifton Hotel

  • Does The Clifton Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Clifton Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Clifton Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Clifton Hotel?
    Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 6 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at The Clifton Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Clifton Hotel?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Clifton Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include North Bay Fisheries (4-min walk), Kam Sangs (8-min walk) and La Lanterna (9-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 143 reviews

Poor 2.0
The hotel was falling apart It needs a GOOD make over
Caroline, gb7 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Short Break away
Short break to Scarborough, was good value for money, very good with all hygiene due to present conditions, lovey large sea view room with large bath/shower room, overall conditions good.
Glenis, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Grand old hotel
Stayed here with a friend we should have attended a gig at the open air theatre but unfortunately it was cancelled but this hotel is in a perfect location for that venue. The hotel itself is a grand old building with rooms that could do with some modernising but it was very clean (COVID standards) the staff were very helpful. We had a family room overlooking the sea and had no issues at all with our stay, would use this hotel again.
expedia, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Scarbados stay cation
Pleasantly surprised for what we paid. Our room was spotless and a decent size for two people sharing. There has been a lot of effort to try and provide the same facilities and adhere to the Covid rules , you still get tea & coffee in the room but only disposable paper cups and tea bags , sugar etc are in sealed plastic packs with disposable spoons. The staff dont come into the room to replenish tea & coffee or change towels at the moment but if you leave your used towels outside the door they are replaced with clean ones and extra teas etc can be picked up at reception. Dont expect a modern hotel this is an old building with traditional features and furniture. It appears to have had a bit of a refurb , nice new carpets. Good location, not too far from the town centre , close to the beach , open air theatre and park. Staff friendly and helpful. If you are happy to take a chance with parking , scratch cards are available at reception, if not pre book parking as space is limited. There are a couple of local pubs close by if you fancy a night out. I've stayed in Scarborough many times in various types of accommodation ranging from the 5 star Sands complex on the sea front to small independent B & B and I have paid a lot more for less , I would not hesitate to stay at the Clifton again. The only drawback is the noise of the seagulls , the weather was really hot when we stayed and we needed the windows open at night. Invest in some earplugs.
Gloria, gb3 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Terrible, don’t believe the photos(breakfast good)
Do not believe the photos... booked a sea view, was first given a car park view in the smallest dingy room I’ve ever been in, then was told I hadn’t booked sea view, on checking realised I had but no doubles left so ended up in a sea view twin room with the beds pushed together. The room was again nothing like the pictures. The hotel is tired, unloved, the outside is not the white building on the lovely pictures, the lift plaster falling off, The carpet filthy, bearing in mind hotels as everyone else have new rules to comply with. The bedroom windows all rotten, the wallpaper was 1970’s special, the bathroom cupboard falling apart And looks like had a flood and they’ve replaced one handle with something completely different, their were hairs in the bath (the sticker was on the door to say had been COVID standard cleaned!) The only positive was the breakfast and the breakfast staff the next morning. Excellent breakfast and could cater for me too being gluten free, this however would not make me recommend.
Karen, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
would stay agin
cleanliness inside hotel was brilliant, windows outside were really dirty, just need a window cleaner, very short of staff so reception and bar staff trying to do two jobs. Not really acceptable as residents waiting up to 20 minutes for bar sevice.
GRAHAM, gb3 night trip
Good 6.0
irst time.......
on arrival told no parking,it has to be pre-booked,both my partner have health issues,so did not make for a good start.then told no evening meals were available,not very forth coming with info on where to eat,not knowing the area not very helpful,the door man glen did take pity on me and gave us some advise,which turned out to be in our favor. room large on a whole in need of TLC no opening windows all painted shut.views were amazing. Bathroom on a whole clean but not under the sink very grubby. only 2 paper cups and a kettle no tea/coffee etc. dirty linen and towels left outside room all night.....
Lynda, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Hotel closed
Hotel was closed locked up when we arrived. No call to say the hotel was shut.
PETE, gb3 night trip
Poor 2.0
They changed our hotel from the Clifton to the grand hotel Scarborough with no explanation to why so we arrived for checking in at 3 and the queue wasn’t moving so after a hour we decided to come back later and we finally got checked in at 8-30 pm with no explanation to what was taking so long ! I was having a shower and the staff knocked on the door saying there was a leek in the room below don’t use the shower so my partner couldn’t have one and I couldn’t this morning I feel this hotel wasn’t prepared for so many guests and feel ripped off with the experience and I wouldn’t have chosen the grand hotel in the first place and wouldn’t stay again
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
one night stay, room fine but stair case and landings were in much need of a clean lots of staff in reception standing around ,shame as only point to say this is my second visit this year and the same applied to staircase but didn't review it as l thought that it was a busy period
donna, gb1 night family trip

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