Cairn Hotel

Cairn HotelThe Cairn, known as Harrogate's friendliest hotel, creates a home from home atmosphere for all our guests. Whether here for a conference or holiday, our friendly and efficient service will entice you back again and again. The Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate's period as a spa town, when people came from far and wide to take the waters. The hotel is 3 star rac rated and is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of town, 7 miles off the North/South a1 and 17 miles from the m1/m62. Set in 4 acres of private gardens, the hotel is just minutes from The International Conference Centre. Leeds airport is 12 miles away, and there is a railway station in Harrogate. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations to the lounge and lift, due to be completed by April 2007. Disruption is minimal.
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Our newly introduced Club Rooms include: wine; chocolates; a newspaper; mineral water; luxury toiletries; fresh flowers; flat screen TV's as well as other exclusive services.

Hotel details

General information

Rating : 3 stars
Size : 135 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Free Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly


  • Fitness Centre


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • VIP Room Facilities
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Our Windsor Restaurant offers a choice from our carving table, featuring prime cuts, and is complemented by our extensive wine list. Our informal restaurant is the ideal place to relax after a strenuous day.


Wi-fi is available in public areas and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


Ripon Rd
HG1 2JD Harrogate


Travel information

From London take the M1 to J32 onto M18. At J2 go onto A1(M) then A661 and A59 to Harrogate. From Glasgow M74/A74 then M6 towards Penrith then A66 to Scotch Corner. Go South on A1 then take junction 48 (Boroughbridge) and follow A6055 to Harrogate. From Newcastle upon Tyne take the A1 and A6055 as above. The nearest Airport is Leeds/Bradford Airport which is served by regular flights from all over the country. The train station in Harrogate is serviced by connections from London, York, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.  Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy