Moorings Hotel

Located  just outside Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the Moorings Hotel is right on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, overlooking Neptune’s Staircase with stunning views of Ben Nevis.

For those on business, pleasure, an adventure or a special occasion the Moorings Hotel is the perfect stay for all.


Hotel Facilities

27 Bedrooms
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Free Wifi
Open All Year
Customer Parking

We offer something for everyone, catering to the needs of leisure travellers, business customers, both as a meeting venue and as accommodation; and for larger functions such as parties, Christenings and Weddings.
Our dining experience includes our Award winning Restaurant as well as our Upper Deck Lounge bar, offering something to suit all tastes. For private functions we are happy to discuss your needs with you and cater accordingly.
Whilst in the area, there are a range of options available for you to fill your leisure time with, from a short amble up the canal towpath, taking in the scenery and wildlife along the way, to more adventurous pass times such as hill walking and climbing , Canyoning and Kayaking. Nearby is Nevis Range, many forestry walks and the Great Glen Way.

Contact Us

Moorings Hotel
Fort William
PH33 7LY
+ 44 (0) 1397 772797

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Our Rooms


Naturally, your guest bedroom will be everything you would expect and more from an AA and Scottish Tourist Board Four Star Hotel. Our 32 Bedroom Hotel has a collection of Standard, Superior and newly built Executive Bedrooms, with three of the Executive Bedrooms benefiting from private balconies which overlook the Caledonian Canal. Each of our 32 rooms are tastefully furnished and individually designed to capture the sense of the Scottish Highlands. All our rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, hospitality trays, hairdryers, free wi-fi, satellite TV and a selection of quality toiletries. Breakfast in the Moorings Hotel is included in the room rate and is not to be missed. Breakfast includes a European style continental Buffet including fresh fruit, yogurt, cereals, pastries, cheeses and cold meats followed by a full Scottish Breakfast cooked fresh from our kitchen. A great start to a day out in the fresh Highland air. All residents of the Moorings Hotel have free access to wi-fi, free entry to our fitness Suite, as well as a complimentary round of golf at Fort William Golf Course. For more information please ask our reservations team on booking. 



With the opening of the new Moorings Cafe Bistro in the summer of 2015, The Moorings Hotel is the number one place to eat in Fort William and an experience not to be missed. Residents and non-residents will be spoilt for choice, from our fine dining Neptune's restaurant to our fantastic Cafe Bistro on the banks of the Caledonian Canal serving a great selection of traditional and modern meals using the best of local fresh produce. We are child friendly and offer a specialised children's menu. Our CafeThe Moorings Hotel Cafe is a perfect spot to meet up during the day. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea and admire the stunning Highland scenery. We serve an extensive light lunch menu during the day including hearty soups, freshly prepared sandwiches, paninis and baked potatoes. We also offer a selection of wonderful home-baking by our resident baker 'Cathie-Ann' who provides an array of cakes, scones and home-bakes. The Moorings Cafe is the perfect place to be! The Moorings BistroThe Moorings Hotel Bistro serves freshly prepared home-cooked dishes every evening from 5 pm until 9.30 pm. Lead by our Head Chef, Ross McCulloch, and his kitchen team we endevour to use the best of local and Scottish produce to have a seasonally changing menu.We are pleased to offer the old favorites of Haddock and Chips and our Homemade Moorings Burger as well as some new creations of Venison Meatballs and Oxtail Cheek. We also offer prime Scottish Beef Steak with Fillet, Sirloin or Rib-eye from our chargrill.The Bistro offers friendly and relaxed service, perfect for a great night out with family, friends or business colleagues. 

Reasons to Stay

Reasons to Stay

  • Stunning Canal Setting overlooking Neptune's Steps 
  • Amazing views out to Ben Nevis
  • Surrounding area offers a fantastic array of things to see and do.
  • 27 individually decorated bedrooms.
  • Fine dining restaurant and Upper Deck lounge for a more relaxed dining experience.
Our Location


Moorings hotel is located on the Caledonian Canal just north of Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

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Mark Linklater
58 Whitehouse Road
Phone: +44 (0) 77 40 46 63 08