Ardgowan Hotel is a traditional Georgian townhouse offering spacious rooms, Scottish cuisine and free WiFi throughout. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is just a 2-minute walk away.

The refurbished bedrooms with attached bathroom at Ardgowan Hotel have cozy, traditional decor. Rooms have a TV, tea/coffee facilities and Wi-Fi access. 7 rooms with attached bathroom are located directly next door at the Pilmour Hotel, however guest should check-in at the Ardgowan.

Playfair's Restaurant and Steakhouse serves fresh local produce in their intimate restaurant which also has an outdoor terrace. In addition to the restaurant, Playfair's Bar is located in the annex. It serves bar food and drinks daily (bar opened seasonally).

The Ardgowan is only a short stroll to St Andrews’ famous Old Course. There is free public parking close by.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Ardgowan Hotel has been welcoming guests since Aug 16, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Closest beaches
  • West Sands Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    1,150 feet from property
  • St Andrews East Sands Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    3,750 feet from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Do all standard/classic king rooms have a bath in the en-suite?
    Many thanks for your question. No, not all of our Standard Classic rooms have baths in the en-suite. However, if requested, we will do our best to all..
    Answered on 9 January 2020
  • Hi there, just wondering if there is still food/drink available at the hotel just now? Do you anticipate the restaurant being open by august 1st?
    We are following government guidelines, so we are closed just now. We hope to reopen on the 15th July, but this will be confirmed later this week.
    Answered on 8 July 2020
  • Hi,what is included in the breakfast please? As there’s no car park where would we park if we stayed with you? As I don’t know the area. Many thanks
    We have a variety of options for breakfast, including cooked and continental items. There are several free and pay-to-park locations nearby, and you c..
    Answered on 10 August 2020
  • Hi there, We are travelling with e-bikes. Do you have a place to store them overnight?
    We have a secure back garden where we could store your bikes for you.
    Answered on 11 June 2021
  • Are there any ground floor rooms for people with poor mobility. No wheelchair but my mum can’t climb stairs very well
    We do have some rooms on reception level, however there are stairs coming into the building and also to the restaurant where breakfast is served.
    Answered on 9 December 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Playfair's Restaurant and Steakhouse

    Food: British, Scottish, Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Ardgowan Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Ardgowan Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night
Crib upon request
£8 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Ardgowan Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The hotel does not take a deposit, but cards are pre-authorized at time of booking.

Your check-in, check-out and breakfast are in the Ardgowan Hotel. However, Pilmour rooms are located in Pilmour Hotel which is directly next door.

Cars may be parked free outside the hotel after 17:00 until 09:00 the next morning and all day on Sunday.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Ardgowan Hotel

  • The nearest beach is 500 feet from Ardgowan Hotel.

  • The prices at Ardgowan Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Ardgowan Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Single

  • Ardgowan Hotel is 1,300 feet from the center of St. Andrews.

  • Guests staying at Ardgowan Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Ardgowan Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Ardgowan Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Playfair's Restaurant and Steakhouse

  • Check-in at Ardgowan Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.