The 2024 Season
The Crinan Team look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy our wonderful location, good food and perhaps a dram or two.
We look forward to welcoming guests new and old in 2024 - why not explore just what makes us so unique
The Crinan Hotel is 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 and place in a stunning 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.
Located at the north end of the Crinan Canal, Crinan has been a fishing port for over 200 years. It is unique and unspoilt. You can find out more about the Crinan Canal if you follow this link: https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/canals/crinan-canal/. Jumbo prawns (langoustines) are landed 20 metres from the hotel kitchen at 17.00 hours in time for dinner.
Lunch is served in the Seafood Bar or under the wonderful tent on the patio. Our A la Carte menu can be viewed online. Dinner is served in either the Seafood Bar or The Westward Restaurant, also from an a la carte menu with additional specials.
There will be plenty of choices, and as well as our amazing freshly-landed seafood we will have Argyll steaks, venison and hill lamb. Vegetarian, vegan and childrens menus are also available.
Lock 16 our famous Seafood restaurant which has won many accolades including best Seafood Restaurant in the UK, is open during the summer on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner and for private parties at anytime between May and September.
You can see sample menus via this page: Crinan Hotel Food and Drink
The seafood is caught by small local boats and if you would like to get to sea yourself boat trips to the Isle Jura and the Gulf of Corryvreckan offer the chance to spot sea eagles, seals, minke whales and much more. Classic yacht charters can also be arranged - see the Boat trips on the Sgarbh page for more information.
There is a wide variety of things to do at Crinan and in the surrounding area. You can enjoy stunning walks, cycling and mountain biking, kayaking and horseriding and this is the heart of Dalriada, Historic Scotland! There is an astonishing number of prehistoric standing stones and carved rocks just up the road at Kilmartin Glen. Golfers can head for Machrihanish Championship Links Course, an easy drive from Crinan.
The hotel is ideally located for cyclists on "The Caledonia Way" - National Route 78 of the National Cycle Network passes less than 2 miles from the Crinan Hotel and the detour to get to us is easy cycling along the level, car-free canal towpath.
Crinan has become a magnet for many of Scotland’s top artists who stay, paint and exhibit regularly. Frances Macdonald, who exhibits at the Portland Gallery in London and the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, is the resident artist and proprietor of the Hotel. In December 2022, she is exhibiting at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh - click here to find out more. Her son Ross Ryan who shows internationally, is also represented. Painting Holidays on the Scarbh are now available - contact Ross Ryan.
Please keep an eye on our Special offers page to see if you can snap up a bargain for your visit to the Crinan Hotel.
Contact us - by email: [email protected] If you prefer you can always still use the phone or even write! Telephone: +44 (0)1546 830261 Address: Crinan Hotel | Crinan | Crinan by Lochgilphead | Argyll | PA31 8SR
COVID-19 Our priority will be to continue to keep our guests and staff safe so we will continue to undertake careful risk assessments and we will be following a strict cleaning and hygiene regime to meet and exceed industry standards and government regulations.