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Imperial Hotel, Fort William

Fraser Square, Fort William, PH336DW, UK View Map

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    Private Car Park
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    Golf in Local Area

The much improved Imperial Hotel in Fort William has a lochview & central location with all local amenities to hand

Mark Simpson, Website Manager,

The Best Western Imperial Hotel in Fort William situated between Fort William's main street and Loch Linnhe and has magnificent views over the loch and surrounding hills. This 3 star hotel in Fort William is within walking distance to the local amenities including a cinema, leisure centre, museum and a historical fort. After having undergone recent refurbishment the Imperial Hotel is ideal for a stay in the Highlands of Scotland.

The Fort William Imperial Hotel boasts 35 well appointed ensuite bedrooms many of which have fine views over Loch Linnhe, each with their own individual character are charm.

With two stunning dining areas to choose from you will be spoiled for choice at the Imperial Hotel in Fort William. The beautiful Blue restaurant has a fine reputation for good food and friendly service. The Library Bar is also available for either a relaxing drink after a busy day or why not sample the bar meals which combine Scottish and Indian fare. Try some Italian at the Imperial's new Rio Pizzeria Restaurant.

The Best Western Imperial Hotel in Fort William offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.

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Trouser Press
Room Service
Cots Supplied
Spa Bath in Bedroom(s)
Family Room for 3
Freeview TV

Here at the Imperial Hotel each of the 35 bedrooms are en-suite with contemporary decor, very comfortable beds, and all the modern amenities required to make your stay comfortable with flat screen TV, Free WiFi access, Direct Dial Telephone, Tea & Coffee making facilities and individual heaters allowing you control of the temperature of your room for your comfort.

Each bedrooms has been designed with you in mind. From single, double, twin to connecting and accessible, the room types will suit all needs. Many room types are available to enhance your stay from fantastic Premier Double and Twin Rooms offering all the amenities of a standard room but boasting of superb sea views.

If you are really after a luxurious break why not upgrade to one of the Executive Rooms? With stunning sea views and Jacuzzi baths… bliss. Ideal for that Scottish highland honeymoon too. 

Designed to make your family stay or break in Fort William a home-away from home for all the family, the family rooms are particularly spacious and can be either triples or quads. A sofa bed or cot can be always included in the family rooms if required at no extra charge.

Please note there is no lift or ground floor rooms at the Imperial Hotel. 

Bar & Restaurant

The extensive menus offer an interesting choice of traditional Scottish, and a few international favourites, chosen and carefully prepared by The Imperial’s skilled team of chefs. Thechefs prepare special dishes daily. Freshly cooked, uncomplicated cuisine, easy on the palate with local flavours always shining through. The chefs use the finest produce form the surrounding ‘ natural larder’, featuring top produce in season, to compile menus to showcase the best qualities of these ingredients and present them in glorious surroundings.

Be it an informal light meal, lunch or an evening supper or dinner, you can be assured of the best quality food, fine wines and magnificent Scottish highland character and feel.

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is available daily from 7.30am - 9.30 am. Most of our hotel accommodation rates include complimentary Scottish or continental breakfast. Get your day off to a great start with the best breakfast in Fort William.

The Blue Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel

The restaurant serves a delicious a la carte menu daily between 5pm and 9.30pm. Here you can experience the locally sourced seafood and produce. From freshly caught mussels to Aberdeen Angus sirloin steaks, you can be sure to dine like a king. To finish, why not treat yourself and try one of the freshly prepared coffee liqueurs.

Sample Restaurant Menu

Opening times (subject to change)

Breakfast 0730 am to 0930 am (Weekdays)

Breakfast 0800 am to 1000 am (Weekends)

Dinner 1800 hours to 2030 hours

Rio Pizzeria

Guest now also have the opportunity to sample a taste of Italy in Fort William at the Imperial Hotels New RIO PIZZERIA. Enjoy a great selection of Italian dishes from Pizza Margherita to Bistecca al Crema.

Sample Pizzeria Menu

Library Bar

The library themed cocktail bar and lounge opens daily from 12noon to 11pm. Let the freshly prepared homemade food warm you up after a long day. A great selection is on offer from from steak pie to chicken tikka masala to tantalise your taste buds, if you’re feeling adventurous give the haggis pakoras a try, which gives you the traditional Scottish food with a twist.


Directions to Best Western Imperial Hotel in Fort William

By Car
Central on inner ring road, adjacent to post office.

By Rail
Fort William Railway station - 1/4mile.

By Air
Inverness Airport – 66 miles

Horse Riding
Nature Reserves
Golf in Local Area
Wildlife Watching
Water Sports
Gorge Walking

The Best Western Imperial Hotel in Fort William is an ideal holiday retreat for the outdoor enthusiast as it is located at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and close to the all year round Nevis Range. Fort William is known as the UK's Outdoors Capital making it ideal for activity breaks. The town also has a wide variety of shops.

Top Places to Visit while in Fort William:

Jacobite Steam Train & Glenfinnan Viaduct 

Neptunes Staircase 

Kinlochleven and the Ice Factor 

Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre

West Highland Museum, Fort William 

Treasures of the Earth, Fort William 

Wildlife watching - Closely associated with this area is the golden eagle. Its home is the high moors, crags and mountain corries in many parts of the area. If you are very lucky you may also encounter the spectacular sea eagle in a few places on the west coast. Red kites, for example, are easily seen from the car. Ospreys are everyday birds in the nearby Cairngorms National Park and elsewhere.