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Best Western Scores Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Large spacious room. Good breakfast and dinner. Friendly staff. v good location on sea front . Less than 5 mins to beautiful town. More traditional than modern hotel, but nothing wrong with that. Had happy atmosphere and would consider staying here again

Me and the Mrs spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the Scores hotel . On arrival we where met at reception by a friendly gentleman who checked us in , no fuss , quick and efficient . The room was clean spacious and warm .We went into the dining room for a evening meal , tables where restricted due to bookings on Christmas Day . Service was very good , food was fine . Same for breakfast service was very good and breakfast was cooked to perfection especially the salmon.Check out was easy with no problems . Can’t wait to visit the Scores again . Massive thanks from us for making our first Christmas away truely memorable . Thanks to all the staff .

Great location for St. Andrews. Off the Main Street so it’s quiet at night when you’re asleep. Rooms are very large. Towels are fluffy. Bed is quite comfortable. Didn’t want to leave it in the morning. Didn’t try any of the bar or restaurant services.

Spent three days at Scores while we golfed at 4 different St. Andrews courses. Absolutely enjoyed the hotel and the surrounding area - highly recommended and make sure you view all the golf themed parlors.

We tavelled to St Andrews for a weekend break. We booked into the Scores hotel and what a pleasant surprise it was. The staff were most helpful and friendly and the location was spot on. On entering our very spacious room we discovered we had a fantastic view overlooking the West Bay. A five minuet walk and you were in the town centre a short walk outside the hotel entrance down to your left and you were at the famous 18th hole of the old course. brilliant location. We stayed bed and breakfast and what a breakfast it was I had the full Scottish breakfast and it was fantastic though I couldnt eat it all there was so much. Also you could choose from the buffet of cold meat cheese yoghurt fruit fruit juce or cereal. I would recommend booking bed and breakfast. Would we stay at the Scores again most certainly yes.

We stayed in a junior suite with amazing views overlooking the beach and sea. Excellenty location , literally at the 1st tee of the Old Course though never managed to get a game. Suite was lovely and we really appreciated being able to 'put our feet up' with a wonderfully comfortable sofa. It was bitterly cold outside but neither cold or hot inside, just right. Bath was utilised to relax both days we stayed as quickly filled up with lovely hot water. We took breakfast the morning we were leaving and found it very good with decent coffee too again with a magnificent view across the sea nd golf course. I know we were 'out of season' but nothing encouraged us to eat or drink in the hotel which was a pity. Menu appeared to be a little dated and when we did go for a drink the lounge bar it was empty. Staff were very friendly and helpful. This is a lovely Hotel with lots of history, great location, decent rooms but starting to look a little tired and dated. I would definately come back saying that.

The room was a little wet and cold. The radiators did not work. The staff during the check out was extremely unfriendly and not helpful. Generally, the hotel is great looking and has a good location with a great view

Stayed in a junior suite on the first floor which was just lovely. Room was large, airy and spotlessly clean with a super king size bed. Bathroom was basic, nothing special although had nice range of toiletries. It also had a great view of the sea but only if you could look through the trees - I would imagine in the summer when the tree is full of leaves our view would be blocked. Breakfast was lovely, although a little slow on the service but it was fine. We also ate dinner here and menu was varied and reasonably priced with food of good quantity and quality. Parking however was a nightmare. It says the hotel has 12 spaces but the only parking we could see was outside the hotel but was open to everyone, had to drive round the block 3 times before lucky enough to get a space. I would stay here again but I think the parking situation might put me off.

We had 4 nights here during a golf break. Fantastic location. You can walk ready to play to Old (and maybe New/ Jubilee). Great views from front rooms and restaurant. Full breakfasts tasty and filling, but leave time as food takes time to appear. Rooms clean and warm. Not the cheapest, but you are paying for location.

Trip planned for St Andrews and wanted somewhere central. Stay was Wednesday and Thursday night last week. Booked through Expedia at a rate of £378 for 2 nights bed and breakfast we thought. For that price thought we were getting 4 star. Looking at ratings now it seems only as much as 3 star some say 2 star. Booked a junior suite with King size bed. Got there hotel looked OK, the best thing I can say about it is location, just off the first tee. Checked in and was advised that breakfast was not included and unfortunately my paperwork didn't mention breakfast. Have done a search through Expedia for next week and that price included breakfast. Our room was 223 in the Seaton House. To get to it we had to go back down to entrance level to what was the basement. and through what was basically the storage areas for the cleaning materials. There was a 'nice' little sitting area at the entrance to the 3 rooms on this level but cant imagine anyone wanting to sit here as there were no windows or natural light. The room itself was a good size with nice sitting area although 2 chairs and a settee was a little over the top a coffee table would have been more use for putting coffee cups etc on. Went to look at our view. Website say 'There are 36 rooms in total, many of which have stunning overs over the West Sands whilst others enjoy an outlook over the landscaped garden and terraces.' Our room looked out onto the back of the hotel at a enclosed yard with a large waste bin and some pipes with a staircase from the ground level. Received a phone call asking of the room was OK and I advised that when we paid for a Junior Suite we didn't expect to be in the dungeon. See photos posted of the view. Reception apologised and said would see if there was another room. By this time I had unpacked and hubby had settled. Reception came back that there was another room available with a seaview but I advised we would make the best of it, as only there 2 nights and would be out playing golf most of the next day. If the other room was available why were we not given that in the first place?? Hubby wanted a nap and tried to sort out the lighting but seemed that you could only have the 2 chandeliers on together and the downlights in the middle of the room didn't work at all. Reported this to reception on our way out for the evening but looks like someone went in the room while we were out but nothing done. Breakfast on both days was not good. Had to make requests for orange juice to be filled, sugar for the table, more butter, and when we made these requests felt like we were out of order. Breakfast on the 2nd morning took an hour, from the responses it sounded like there was only one chef on but the breakfast room was not particularly busy. Would have liked to have had a drink in the hotel but the only bar open on both nights was the bar in the dining room. The Chariots bar was not open at all during our stay although we were advised it would be open on the Thursday evening. The room 223 has the worst view in the hotel. The other 2 rooms in the seaton house are still below ground level but have good bay windows and you can look out and see some view. I did make our observations at checkout but the response was 'I can only apologise' Sorry but it felt like my feedback was ignored. I don't usually write such long reviews but just felt we were ripped off a little with the price, the room and the fact that our rate paid to expedia included breakfast.

76 The Scores St. Andrews Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Best Western Scores Hotel places you next to St. Andrews Aquarium and Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. This 36-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central St. Andrews and also a short walk from Old Course at St Andrews and British Golf Museum.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Alexanders, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All 36 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Desks are also included.

Property features

Best Western Scores Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and laundry facilities. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a porter/bellhop and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 697 reviews