We are traveling from Portree to Glencoe and spending one night in Glencoe on our way to St Andrews. We will sightsee in Glencoe and I am looking for a hotel in the area. I realize there are a lot more options in Fort William but we are trying to avoid backtracking. I have been looking for something off A82 but since I'm not familiar with the area, I'm not sure if that makes sense and what would be advisable. I can probably get a room at the Glencoe Inn but it's pretty pricey, which I will do if that is the best option in terms of location. Thank you!
We stayed at the Glencoe Inn a few weeks ago, and we really enjoyed our stay there. We did have dinner one night at the Clachaig Inn, which is about 10 minutes from the Glencoe Inn. So you could try that. I don’t know what the rooms are like but it seems like a nice place to stay, and it’s located directly across the street from easy walking trails.
The 2 hotels mentioned are double my budget. Most hotels in Glencoe are 2 to 10 x my budget. There is a hostel which while not cheap is affordable. Kinlochleven has cheaper options than Glencoe.
For us, well we stayed (in our van) at the Red Squirrel Campground, current fee for 2 people $US38. Much better and more enjoyable option than a hotel.
Have you thought about Ballachulish or Kinlochleven- a bit of backtracking, but not too far.
Or the hotel at Bridge of Orchy (or the hostel on B of O station) or finding somewhere in Tyndrum- quite a bit of accommodation there).
We stayed in Kinlochleven (7 miles from Glencoe) at Tigh Na Cheo last September. It had free parking. If you get to it, there’s the impressive Grey Mares Waterfall at the edge of town.
Grey Mare's is well worth the visit in my opinion.
You may want to try Ballachulish Hotel, not far from Glencoe on the A828. I have not stayed there, but it has been recommended by a couple people. (Reviews aren't amazing, but 'very good'.)
Ballachulish Hotel came up at over $USD 300 per night when I checked. Not sure what OP's budget is but gee you want some awesome reviews for that price.
Try looking on booking.com for the three villages for your dates, then if you find somewhere you like within your preferred budget, check the website for the hotel- chances are that booking direct will be cheaper.
My hunch is that Tyndrum is the best place, budget wise.
Most of the hotels in the area are on dynamic pricing, so in peak season will be on sky high prices. The guest houses will be less so.
I think another issue is there isn't a lot of accommodation in some of those places, so they can charge a lot...
We stay at the Craiglinnhe House in Ballachulish for 3 nights in June of 2022. Excellent accommodations & Lawrence is a wonderful host with a great knowledge of the Glencoe area. We would return without hesitation. https://www.craiglinnhe.co.uk/
I agree with Tintaldra, when prices are high, reviews need to be good. However, when I checked Ballachulish Hotel months ago, prices were MUCH cheaper. Since many places are completely booked, I imagine those with availability get pricer. If you do need to book something 'pricey', at least it will be in a beautiful area!
Lots of great suggestions and made my life easier! Thank you all for the input!
WE enjoyed our stay at Kingshouse last year and the restaurant was good.