Ossians, a no frills, economy hotel
right in the centre of the town of Fort William.

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All our rooms are en-suite, with TV, tea tray and wi-fi.

Our residents lounge has a licenced bar, comfy sofas, games and books.  We also have free tea and coffee
and a friendly person to ask about your day.

Since we are only a 5 minute walk from the train and bus stations, and 2 minutes from the end of the
West Highland Way, why travel any further for your room?

We have over 20 restaurants, 8 bars, and a variety of shops in the High Street, as well as The West Highland
Museum, Geo Park, library and indoor climbing wall. Perhaps you should book and extra night.

Whether you are taking a trip on the Jacobite steam train (aka the Harry Potter Train), climbing Ben Nevis, walking
one of the many long distance trails, or just relaxing and enjoying the scenery, this is an ideal base for all of these.

This is a town centre location, with pubs and entertainment close by, so please be aware that this is not a
quiet location. If, however, you are looking for a night out, then no better place to be.

We do NOT accept bookings for stag or hen nights.

Well behaved pets are welcome, but please let us know in advance so we allocate the correct room. Then we don’t place
the boa constrictor in the room next to the bunny rabbit. (OK, we haven’t had the snake staying, just the bunny)

Cancellation policy. You may cancel free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. Late cancellation, or if you just don’t
show up, then we will charge your card for the full rate of the first night of the booking.

You can check in late, up to midnight, but please let us know if you expect to be a late arrival. Then we don’t worry about you.
We don’t have 24 hour access. Reception is open until midnight, and our building is locked up just after the pubs close.

Parking. We are in the middle of a town, and our private parking is very restricted. Sorry, but this can not be booked, first there gets the space. There are several public car parks, all within a 5 minute walk radius of us. 2 are long stay car parks, where you can leave your car for a few days if you wish. The closest ones are short stay during the day, with free parking from 6pm until 8am.


Ossians offers a mix of double, twin, single and family rooms.
All rooms are en-suite, have a TV, tea tray and wi-fi.
Don’t expect 5 star luxury. We’re an old building, and a bit worn and dated.
The resident ghost doesn’t seem to mind though!

The small single rooms are for one person only.

The double rooms have 1 double bed, for 1 or 2 people.

The Twin room has 2 single beds, for 1 or 2 people.

A triple room has 1 double bed and 2 single beds. 3 beds, four people maximum.

The quad room has 1 double bed, 1 single bed and bunk beds. 4 beds, 5 people maximum.

Officially, check in is 3pm, but if you arrive earlier, (perhaps by train, or walking the way) then just come in.
If your room is ready, great - we’ll check you right in. If not, we can keep your bags here and let you go and enjoy your visit here.

Check out time is 11am.

Sorry, but we don’t do a cooked breakfast here. There are several places on the High Street which do.


Send us a Message

Just fill out and send this form if there is anything else you need to know.

High Street
Fort William
PH33 6DH

Phone: 01397 700857

ossians entrance

How to find us. 

From Fort William railway station or bus station, through underpass to town centre.
You are now on High Street.  Continue along till you see Clydesdale bank on your left. Ossians is opposite the bank.

By car. From the south. At roundabout take road to Town Centre.
Our small car park (limited parking) is on left and rear entrance to hotel is on right.
(more public car parking is a short distance along this street