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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 6207*


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


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Dorene and Alistair on holiday

29/09/2016 Alistair B, Bristol, United Kingdom

We stayed in the hotel for two nights beginning 18th Sept. We were allocated room 225 on the first floor. Our first impressions was the darkness of the room due to the heavy curtains. The room was wel... more


Pleasant hotel

28/09/2016 shortie1168, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Stayed here for two nights. Reception staff were ok. The room was at the top an attic type room. It was clean and comfortable. The only problem was that it was really hot and when we opened the window... more


A good experience spoiled by a very poor breakfast

28/09/2016 Trish B, Carlisle, England, United Kingdom

We only stayed one night during Harrogate Flower Show but not sure it would be our first choice in Harrogate if we visit again. Our room was comfortable and quiet and dinner was good but breakfast w... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Trish B, Many thanks for your review and for the many positive points in it. I am however sorry that we let ourselves down with the breakfast service and I have spoken to the team this morning to share your feedback and address your comments. I hope upon reflection that the many positive aspects of your stay will outweigh the one negative and that you'll consider giving us another chance on your next visit to Harrogate. With sincere thanks again. Simon J Cotton General Manager

5 star service

28/09/2016 maryRob55, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Over the weekend I had a lovely stay at cedar court for my friends 40th birthday which I was welcomed by Lizzie such a friendly face which immediately made me sure that this stay was going to be a gre... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear maryRob55, WOW....what an amazing review to read to start my day, thank you! I'm delighted you and your friends had such a great stay with us and enjoyed your celebrations so much. It is always fantastic to read too that my team have worked hard and made a good enough impression that you remember so many names; I'm rightly proud of them and I know those given a special mention will be delighted too. With sincere thanks once again and it just leaves me to ask .....what are you doing for your 41st ?! Hope to welcome you back again very soon. Simon J Cotton General Manager

2 night break

27/09/2016 foodlover2197, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

We stayed on the second floor of the hotel in an executive room. The room was light and airy, clean and large enough. The main problem we had was the resturant. We ate in The Porterhouse restuarant on... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear foodlover2197, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read the kind and positive points raised in your review and thank you for this feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't feel the restaurant was value for money however can assure you we are very competitively priced in both our area and for a hotel of our style. To provide balance for the readers of this review, the two glasses of wine were large measures of 250ml (thereby making 2/3rds of a full bottle of wine) and the gin & tonic was a large measure. I appreciate drinking out isn't a cheap pastime these days however again reiterate that these are competitive for a 4 start hotel. Thank you once again for your feedback which is very valued and appreciated. Simon J Cotton General Manager