Moorings Hotel (Fort William, United Kingdom)

Moorings Hotel (Fort William, United Kingdom)

About Moorings Hotel

Moorings Hotel is a 4-star hotel overlooking the Caledonian Canal at Neptune’s Staircase locks, five minutes’ drive from the Fort William town centre. The hotel offers clear views of Ben Nevis, the walking access of which is found nine miles away; Old Inverlochy Castle is two miles away, and the Great Glen Way trail passes by on the route to Inverness (66 miles). Each of the 27 rooms has an en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, and a hospitality tray. Executive rooms come with extras including DVD player, bathrobes and slippers, super king beds, and panoramic views. Guests have complimentary gym and Fort William Golf Course access, dogs are welcome, and conference and event facilities are available. Free parking is found on site. Continental and full Scottish breakfasts are included, and there is a restaurant and a lounge bar. Moorings Hotel is 30 miles from Loch Ness.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Banavie, PH33 7LY, Fort William, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.6 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Nice, spacious rooms with view.

Mooring’s rooms were found to be nice, clean and spacious and some were considered to have great views of Ben Nevis and Neptune’s Staircase.


Great breakfasts, welcoming staff.

Guests found the breakfast offering of continental and full Scottish fare to be great to kick off the day, also appreciated having a decent restaurant and bar, and approved of the welcoming staff members, who proved helpful and also dog-friendly.


On Neptune’s Staircase, located for much more.

Although the hotel’s location on the Caledonian Canal was great for checking out the Neptune’s Staircase elevation locks for ships, people also found it handy to Fort William and a good base for exploring further or walking in the area.

Negative Reviews


Rooms a little far, as is hotel.

Certain rooms at Moorings were considered to be a decent trek to get to by a few guests, and likewise, others found the hotel to be a bit far outside Fort William for their liking and transport means.


A few issues in brief.

A small number of guests have mentioned that they believe the hotel needs some updating and modernising, although it was mentioned that some construction appears to be going on in mid-2015. Likewise, a few guests found it to be a little expensive, and a handful of others were not so happy with the quality of the food from the bistro.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance Hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Car park
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  3. Shower
  4. Openable windows
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  2. Hiking trail
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


Banavie , PH33 7LY , Fort William , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1397)772797 | Fax: +44(1397)772441 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Doctor on site

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