Best Western The Queens Hotel

Corran EsplanadePA34 5AGObanUnited Kingdom
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About Best Western The Queens Hotel

Offering waterfront accommodation with four stars in charming Oban, Best Western The Best Western The Queens Hotel Hotel occupies a Victorian listed building and its modern annex close to the town center.

Each room features an en suite bathroom with spa bath or walk-in shower, flat-screen television, heating control and tea and coffee-making facilities. Family rooms are available plus superior rooms and suites offering fine sea views.

Best Western The Best Western The Queens Hotel Hotel provides limited free on-site parking plus free Wi-Fi throughout and room service. Pets are allowed on request and there’s an elevator beyond a few stairs.

The cozy guest lounge boasts Chesterfield sofas while the lounge bar serves light bites. The main restaurant has bay views and specialties include locally-caught seafood. A Scottish buffet breakfast is served daily.

The hotel is one mile from McCaig’s Tower overlooking the town and Oban Bay, and about 20 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal and station.


Corran Esplanade, PA34 5AG, Oban, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 16 31 56 25 05 |

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Positive Reviews

Handy central location with sea views.

Guests liked the central yet relatively peaceful location in a town that can become a real hive of activity during peak season. Motorists liked being near the A85 main road and having the ferry terminal and train station within five minutes’ drive. If you’re walking, it’s about 20 minutes’. Guests were impressed with the views towards the Isle of Kerrera, although some rooms had better panoramas than others.

Positive about service and food.

Most reviewers praised the friendly and organized service from helpful staff who had good local knowledge. Diners were generally positive about the catering and service in the main restaurant. Most thought the full breakfast buffet was a big hit due to the good food and wide choice.

Clean hotel with luxury features.

Cleanliness throughout the hotel was of a good standard, according to many reviewers, some of whom said it was spotless. Luxury features like the spa baths proved popular as did the posh leather sofas in the lounge.

Negative Reviews

Some noise issues.

Light sleepers in certain rooms sometimes reported being able to hear the elevator and occasionally noise from the kitchen in the mornings. Reviewers staying in the annexe frequently mentioned the limited soundproofing between rooms enabling them to hear their neighbors.

Access issues.

If you have limited mobility, remember that the elevator is reached after climbing a few stairs, which inconvenienced some guests. Motorists complained about the limited on-site parking and difficulty manoeuvring their vehicle as the car park was small. However, there was further public parking nearby.

Some criticism of rooms and facilities.

Some visitors thought their rooms were rather small; others felt there was dated décor and aging furniture. Occasionally the spa baths didn’t work and there were speed and signal issues reported with the free Wi-Fi.

Rating Overview

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7.6 out of 10 based on 936 reviews