Family hotels in Inverness

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Enchanting landscapes, delightful wildlife and a plethora of engaging attractions, Inverness is truly a family-friendly destination to visit. With a wide range of accommodations, from budget-friendly to luxurious hotels, Inverness caters to families of all sizes and preferences.

From unforgettable dolphin encounters to exploring the quaint Ness Islands, your family will be spoilt for choice in this charming Scottish city. Let this guide ease your planning woes and introduce you to the best places to stay, visit, and experience with your family in Inverness.

Things to do

From wildlife spotting on the idyllic Ness Islands to the excitement of the Dolphin Spirit boat trips along Inverness Firth, Inverness offers a myriad of captivating experiences for families. With a diverse range of attractions and activities, there is something to suit every family's interests.

Dolphin Spirit Inverness offers two family-friendly boat trips, Mischief (2 hours) and Spirit Cruiser (1 hour 15 minutes), with knowledgeable and humorous guides, ensuring your family has an unforgettable encounter with nature. Ness Islands, a tranquil pair of islands in the River Ness, offers scenic Victorian footbridges and winding trails inhabited by pheasants, wildfowl, and otters, the perfect spot to indulge in some leisurely exploration with your family.

Whin Park, a popular family attraction, boasts 4 adventure play areas catering to kids aged 3-10, an adult-sized trim trail for active grown-ups and teenagers, and the Ness Islands narrow gauge railway. The park also features the captivating Whinter Wonderland every December for toddlers, with various awards and free entrance.

Please note that precautions related to COVID-19, including social distancing measures and limited occupancy, are followed at various attractions to ensure your family's safety during your visit. Be sure to check the latest guidelines before planning your trip.

When to visit

The best time for families to visit Inverness is between April and August when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities and exploration. June, July, and August are the warmest months with the most daylight hours, allowing your family to make the most of your trip.

While October offers the opportunity to avoid crowds and find cheaper deals, winter months (late November to March) are not recommended for a visit. Do also note that May is the best time to visit attractions such as Urquhart Castle, River Ness, Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruises and Ness Islands. And while August has favourable and warm weather, it is the most expensive month for accommodations. As always, it is advisable to travel with your kids during school holidays and choose the best time to visit based on your family's preferences.

JAN
6.2°
2.5°
62mm
11 days
FEB
7.1°
2.3°
58mm
12 days
MAR
8.6°
2.7°
56mm
12 days
APR
11.6°
4.4°
46mm
11 days
MAY
14.5°
7.5°
72mm
13 days
JUN
17.3°
10.5°
49mm
10 days
JUL
18.9°
12.4°
61mm
11 days
AUG
18°
12°
71mm
12 days
SEP
16.2°
10.4°
55mm
11 days
OCT
12.6°
7.6°
85mm
12 days
NOV
9.2°
5°
60mm
12 days
DEC
7.5°
3.2°
71mm
12 days

Things you'll love...

  • Embark on a thrilling family ride on the Dolphin Spirit Inverness boat along Inverness Firth
  • Witness world-renowned dolphin sightings at Chanonry Point
  • Explore the picturesque Ness Islands on foot with the kids and spot local wildlife
  • Let your children unleash their inner adventurer at Whin Park's play areas
  • Ride the Ness Islands narrow gauge railway during your visit to Whin Park

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premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
family room, multiple beds, non smoking (deluxe, with bunk beds) | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
classic studio, multiple beds, non smoking, patio (with bunk beds) | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Kingsmills Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

67
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a sauna are onsite.
Kids stay free
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desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
hair dryer, towels
desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
superior double room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
superior double room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets

Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality
Inverness, United Kingdom

60
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a sauna, massage/treatment rooms, and dry cleaning.
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chic package | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free minibar items
chic package | bathroom | separate bathtub and shower, deep-soaking bathtub, rainfall showerhead
decadent package | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free minibar items
decadent package | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free minibar items
hip package | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free minibar items
decadent package | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, free minibar items

Rocpool Reserve Hotel & Restaurant
Inverness, United Kingdom

60
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
Kids stay free
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premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
superior double or twin room | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
superior double or twin room | premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
classic double room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
classic double room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Culloden House Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

59
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service, and a business center are onsite.
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view from room
separate bathtub and shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer
view from room
superior room, 1 king bed, non smoking | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
executive room, 1 king bed, non smoking, courtyard view (1st floor;converts to 2 twin beds) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Ness Walk
Inverness, United Kingdom

59
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and valet parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, 24-hour room service, conference space, and concierge services are onsite.
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executive double room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
executive double room | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
executive double room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
executive double room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
executive double room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns

Loch Ness Country House Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

57
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a business center, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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standard room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
fridge, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
standard room, 1 king bed | bathroom | shower, hair dryer, towels
terrace/patio
standard room, 1 king bed | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 1 king bed with sofa bed | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Courtyard by Marriott Inverness Airport
Inverness, United Kingdom

57
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a meeting room, and dry cleaning are onsite.
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junior suite | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
standard double room | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
deluxe room, 1 king bed, non smoking | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
standard single room, 1 single bed, non smoking | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
deluxe twin room, 2 single beds, non smoking | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi

Lochardil House Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

57
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and free newspapers are onsite.
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desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
family room, 2 double beds, non smoking | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
comfort room, 2 single beds, non smoking | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
comfort room, 2 single beds, non smoking | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
comfort room, 1 double bed, non smoking | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 1 double bed, non smoking (cozy room;small room) | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
Inverness, United Kingdom

56
A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.
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twin room (compact) | individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
twin room (2nd floor) | bathroom | shower, towels, soap, shampoo
twin room (compact) | individually decorated, individually furnished, blackout curtains
coffee and/or coffee maker
property grounds
dining

MacDougall Clansman Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

55
The MacDougall Clansman is a small hotel with a Two Star rating from VisitScotland. We offer comfortable and affordable accommodation in a convenient central location and in a traditional Highland style.

All of our rooms have en-suite shower and toilet, hospitality tray, television with radio and wake-up alarm, individually controllable central heating and double glazing. Wireless internet access is included in all room rates and is available in all bedrooms and public areas.

We offer a selection of double, twin and single rooms. Family rooms can sleep up to three or four; one family room with en-suite bathtub, shower and toilet. We also have cots, high chairs and fold-up beds available for children.

Our central location makes us an ideal choice for guests travelling by bus or rail or who require a base close to local shops, restaurants, tour departure points or local amenities. The Airport bus service runs between Inverness airport and Farraline Park bus station in around 25 minutes.
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club double room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, desk
coffee/tea maker, electric kettle, high chair
deluxe king room | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
deluxe king room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, desk
comfort double room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, desk
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, desk

Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

54
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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family room, 1 queen bed with sofa bed | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds
free toiletries, hair dryer, heated floors, towels
standard room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds
standard room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds

River Ness Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals
Inverness, United Kingdom

53
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and a front-desk safe are onsite.
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individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing, free wifi
flat-screen tv
double room | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing, free wifi
executive double castle view | individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing, free wifi
individually decorated, individually furnished, soundproofing, free wifi

The Redcliffe
Inverness, United Kingdom

52
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, self parking, laundry facilities, and a garden are onsite.
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desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | room amenity
standard room, 2 single beds | desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Holiday Inn Express Inverness, an IHG Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

51
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has a snack bar/deli and a business center. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, conference space, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff are onsite.
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quad room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
jr. highland suite pet friendly | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
quad room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
quad room | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
jr. highland suite pet friendly | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
jr. highland suite pet friendly | premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

The Cluanie Inn
Inverness, United Kingdom

51
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, express check-out, and a garden.
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family room | in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
luxury room | bathroom | hair dryer, towels
in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
family quadruple room | in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
luxury room | in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets

Beaufort Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

50
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include conference space, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
shower, hydromassage showerhead, towels
family room (five) | soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
family room (five) | soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
family room (five) | soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
family room (five) | soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets

Loch Ness Bunk Inn
Inverness, United Kingdom

33
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and express check-out. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Change of towels is available on request.
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premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
superior triple room | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
superior triple room | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

North Kessock Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

31
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a meeting room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a picnic area.
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egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
separate bathtub and shower, hair dryer, towels
deluxe suite, 1 double bed (super deluxe suite) | bathroom | separate bathtub and shower, hair dryer, towels
room amenity
junior suite, 1 king bed (super deluxe junior suite) | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Macdonald Drumossie Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

30
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and conference space. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out are onsite.
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reception
lobby sitting area
restaurant
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Crown Court Hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom

30
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a TV in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.
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