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4 star luxury in the heart of Harrogate.

The Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel in Harrogate stands as the spa towns first purpose built hotel, dating back to 1671. Overlooking the famous 200 acre Stray, the magnificent hotel building is unique, and Grade II listed, with bags of character to complement the convenience of its prime North Yorkshire location.With all the modern facilities you'd expect of four star accommodation, yet all the charm and elegance youd associate with a 17th century building, the hotel is perfect for family getaways, romantic retreats and business breaks.

Harrogate is a wonderful place to stay, but it's also a great place to return to. Knaresborough, Leeds, York and other towns and cities are easily accessible, as is some of the country's most breathtaking scenery!

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Park Parade
off Knaresborough Road

North Yorkshire
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6560*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:30 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars


The Porterhouse Restaurant

The Porterhouse Restaurant is an exciting new restaurant offering a range of delicious dishes with the main emphasis on an extensive range of succulent, locally sourced, 38-day aged beef steaks. The restaurant is also open for lunch and afternoon tea bringing to the table some of the best that Yorkshire has to offer.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

Our spacious bar/lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a true taste of Yorkshire, with afternoon teas to rival even Bettys delicious offering, or a glass of chilled wine before dinner!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Fully equipped gym

Gym and Leisure Facilities

Our gym boasts all the modern equipment you'd expect, including a running machine, stepper, rower and weights.


No two weddings are ever the same here in Harrogate. We'll go out of our way to make your big day as unique as the grand surroundings youll spend it in!

Wedding service and reception venue

We are pleased to announce we are an approved venue for civil ceremonies providing the perfect alternative to a registry office or traditional church. We can cater for small intimate weddings or for numbers upto 250.


We put good food on a plate for you here! From 3-course meals to light finger buffets, organizing your wedding meals couldnt be easier. We can even fire up the barbecue for you in summer months!


Registry office:
County Register Office
31 Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AG

Get in touch with our wedding co-ordinator Natalie Cohen

For any enquiries please call Wedding coordinator on 01423 858585

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: A1(M), J47, 7.00 miles
Nearest train station: Harrogate, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: Leeds/Bradford, 12.00 miles
Free parking on site (150 spaces)

Park Parade
off Knaresborough Road
North Yorkshire

What's nearby?


  • Leeds United - Elland Road (18 miles)

  • Bradford Bulls (22 miles)

  • Headingley Stadium (16.4 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Harlow Carr Gardens (2.3 miles)

  • Bettys Tea Room (0.8 miles)

  • Harewood House (8.6 miles)

  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (15.5 miles)

  • Flamingo Land (43 miles)


  • Harrogate (0.5 miles)

  • Leeds (16 miles)

  • York (20 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


A series of ground-floor interconnecting rooms provide multiple options for meetings, and can be subdivided with soundproof walls to create space for working lunches, refreshment breaks and syndicate areas.

The Best Western Plus Cedar Court Hotel can host 320 delegates for a conference in the Cedar Suite, with a bar and patio area providing options for breakout spaces and refreshments

Available room set ups

U shape

Cedar Suite

The Cedar Suite is our largest suite, located on the ground floor and is able to host upto 320 delegates for a conference

Cypress Suite

The Cypress Suite is one of our smaller meeting rooms, located on the ground floor overlooking the gardens.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Cedar Suite 320 80 70 60 280
Rowan Suite 160 90 60 70 150
Cypress Suite 40 18 18 20 36
Oak 40 20 20 22 36
Garden 40 20 20 22 36
Willow 28 16 18 18 20
Sycamore 20 10 12 10 12
Maple 18 0 10 10 0
Queens 80 36 30 30 60
Laburnum 18 10 12 10 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1973 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 793
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Rating: 1 49

good location, room in need of improvement

09/12/2016 706tmeads, UK

Good Location. We have stayed at the Cedar Court on several occasion but this time it was not up to their usual standards. Our bedroom had thread bear carpet. The shower was dangerous - it was eithe... more


Affordable Luxury

07/12/2016 jaxcross,

If you want to feel like kings n queens. This is the place to visit, thats easily affordable. Beautiful rooms, fabulous service and excellant food. A truly memorable stay, at this ideally situated hot... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear jaxcross, HUGE thanks for your wonderful review which did put a smile on my face this morning so thank you for taking the time to write such lovely feedback. I'm delighted you had such a great stay with us and hope that it won't be long until we're welcoming you back again. Until then, my sincere thanks once more. Simon J Cotton General Manager

Not the best Western

05/12/2016 Erika4000, Bargara, Australia

A gorgeous heritage building, but sadly not the best experience. The room was cosy and comfortable, but the small details like only one towel instead of two and more important things like water in th... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Erika4000, What a shame to read your feedback this morning and see that whilst we provided a cosy and comfortable room in a gorgeous building you still felt us only worth a 'poor' rating which is disappointing to read. There are always two sets of towels in the bedrooms as we have extras provided in the wardrobe if needed however I'm sorry if you missed this. I am sorry that we didn't meet with your expectations on this occasion however do hope you will return in the near future and give us a chance at providing you with a superior service. Until then, my apologies. Simon J Cotton General Manager

So disappointing this time

05/12/2016 2014Jandy, Nottingham, United Kingdom

After looking forward to our visit to Harrogate and staying at the Cedar Court Hotel we were really disappointed with our experience this time. We checked in but was given no information on breakfast... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 2014Jandy, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay with us. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. I note that you will return in the future and hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. Simon J Cotton General Manager

Utter disappointment

03/12/2016 Kaz40uk,

Arrived after a visit to the country living Xmas faire looking forward to a nice meal and a nice relax for my birthday .first no record of my Order of breakfast and one minute I'd paid on booking next... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kaz40uk, How disappointing to read your review this morning and especially as the scoring of it differs considerably from the online questionaire you also kindly completed whereby you scored the bedrooms and breakfast element 10/10 which I'm grateful for. Having reviewed the cameras I note that the order for Fish & Chips took 16 minutes from placing to delivery so am left wondering about exaggeration within your overall review? Also, the offer of a restaurant reservation at 8pm on a busy December Saturday night when you hadn't pre-booked, I would have thought most would have seen as quite accommodating. Regardless of these points, I am deeply sorry that you felt let down enough to have wanted to post a review such as this and for that I am sincerely sorry. I am pleased you liked the bedrooms and hope that this may encourage you to try us again some time in the future and until then, my sincere apologies once more. Simon J Cotton General Manager