Crinan Hotel, Argyll

Crinan Hotel, Argyll – A magnificently eccentric hotel in Argyll on Scotland’s beautiful west coast.  The Hotel is situated on the waterfront at Loch Crinan 6.5 miles from Lochgilphead and 35 miles from Oban.

There has been an inn on this site for over 300 years and the Crinan Hotel has been owned by the Ryan family for over 40 years.  Our guests are treated to many original and authentic touches and a charming artistic flair.  Visitors enjoy genuine warmth and colourful hospitality in a hotel which respects its history. In a stunning place and wild environment.

All of the hotel bedrooms have breathtaking views of the sea. Some have private balconies and each room is dedicated to a famous Scottish artist.  All rooms have fresh flowers and a selection of Arran Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom.


All our rooms have been individually designed by Frances Macdonald and all have views either to the canal basin or over Loch Crinan and out towards the sound of Jura, and the islands of Scarba and Mull.

At Crinan Hotel we have 20 bedrooms over three floors of the hotel and a lift to get you there if you feel so inclined.  There is a sprinkler system throughout the whole Hotel.

From each of the hotel’s bedrooms – many with private balconies – guests can take in the panoramic views of Argyll’s rugged west coast, historic castles and the ever-changing collection of boats in the canal basin.

Here is the ideal, undemanding base from which to enjoy the peaceful tranquility of this memorable part of the Scottish landscape.

The rooms are all ensuite with shower or bath (or both), tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, terrestrial television, telephone (FREE UK landline calls) and complimentary toiletries.

Food & Drink

Choose from a range of dining options at the Crinan Hotel.

The Westward Restaurant offers fine views and is just the place for a relaxing evening meal. Enjoy the sunset with a five-course menu and coffee. The Seafood Bar has an ‘a la carte’ menu and is perfect for lunch or dinner. On a fine day you can enjoy lunch outside overlooking the canal.

At the weekends from June to September you can book a table in Lock 16, our Seafood Restaurant enclosed on the roof of the hotel. Looking west you can see the sun set over the Corryvreckan, Jura and Scarba.

Ask about exclusive use of Lock 16, perfect for a birthday or anniversary on the roof of the hotel, booking essential.


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Crinan Hotel


Crinan by Lochgilphead


PA31 8SR

Telephone: 01546 830261


Our Address:

Crinan, Crinan by Lochgilphead, Argyll. PA31 8SR