Inverness city centre is located on the east bank of the river and so there are a concentration of hotels on that side. However several road and foot bridges cross the river so accommodation on the west side is also within easy reach.
Hotels line both river banks, taking advantage of the peace and quiet afforded by the riverside setting. Also quiet are the suburbs in the west of Inverness which are home to numerous guesthouses and bed and breakfasts.
Generally-speaking there’s a shortage of self-catering accommodation in Inverness itself, so if you are looking for that type of property it might be worth considering a cottage outside the city in the surrounding area.
There are several hostels in Inverness, more than you might imagine for a city of its size, and the budget hotel chains tend to be located around the periphery of the city on main roads.
Inverness isn’t an especially touristy city in terms of things to see and do, but it’s a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Consequently the main consideration when choosing the location of your accommodation is the proximity to bars and restaurants. However due to the city’s compact size you should never be too far away.
The various hotels along the banks of the River Ness are perhaps the most desirable in terms of location, offering the chance for an after dinner stroll along the riverside. Another option is to stay in the leafy suburbs or even outside the city itself where you will still be a short drive from the city’s facilities.