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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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Business stay

19/10/2016 Jonathan K, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Stayed at the Cedar Court for two nights in October. I was met by a very nice member of staff at reception and the check in was very efficient. I was also asked if I would like to be booked in for d... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Jonathan K, Sincere thanks for your wonderful review and of course for the 5/5 rating which means so much to all the team here. Delighted you had a good stay and that you'll be coming again in the future and I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Sincere thanks once more. Simon J Cotton General Manager


17/10/2016 esta16, knebworth

o k hotel in need of an update in some areas good location staff friendly need training to assist each other overall satisfied food average nothing special rooms outdated. drinks reasonable price for ... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear esta16, Thank you for your review and sorry to read that not all aspects of our hotel were to your liking however thank you also for the kind comments. I am sorry that another guest's actions caused a fire alarm however I am happy and confident that my team reacted in a professional manner and carried out their duties appropriately as is highlighted by another guest review on here. I realise that at times like this, every guest wants to know why things have happened and what may be happening next however our priority at the time is to purely ensure guests are quickly and efficiently evacuated and moved to safety without stopping for lengthy conversations with all which can be done after the event. Thank you once again for your review. Simon J Cotton General Manager

Good location

15/10/2016 suecuckoonest, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

An impressive looking hotel in a great location for central Harrogate. The service was adequate some of the time but staff did not appear very cheerful, sometimes indifferent. Following a full evacuat... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear suecuckoonest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and I'm sorry that not all aspects were to you full satisfaction. I'm sorry too about the fire alarm going off which I can assure you is a rarity however also there for the safety of all of our guests. I am happy that the evacuation was handled professionally and this is highlighted in the previous review to yours however I'm sorry that you felt it was not explained to you. Simon J Cotton General Manager

Nice friendly hotel , enjoyed our stay

14/10/2016 franciss165, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Can't fault the hotel . Every member of staff friendly and welcoming.. Nice touch in each room with a mini lounge area with tv. Looks a bit out of town on the map. It's not, just a couple of minutes w... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear franciss165, Huge thanks for your kind and positive review and of course for the 5/5 rating which means so much to us all here at the hotel. Sorry about the fire alarm set off by another guests actions however I am grateful for your kind observations as to how this was handled and whilst not a great time of the day for this to happen, it is a good test that my team are well trained and glad that this gave you the reassurance and comfort so much. Great to see you'd stay again and hope that'll be very soon indeed. Simon J Cotton General Manager

Birthday Treat

14/10/2016 christinef f, Warrington, United Kingdom

Arrived early at Cedar Court Hotel - impressed with Alice on reception - helpful, friendly plus our room was ready ! Stayed in a superior double at the front of the hotel with a lovely view - room was... more

Owner Response
Simon C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Cedar Court Hotel, responded to this review
Dear christinef f, Thank you for your great review following your recent stay and delighted to see you had a great time overall and we really appreciate the kind feedback. I'm sorry about the fire alarm however this is there for the safety of all our guests and whilst a false alarm due to another guests actions, pleased be assured that it is a rarity and again, there for the safety of all. Hope to see you back again very soon. Simon J Cotton General Manager