The Ship Inn

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Twin Room | Soundproofing, free WiFi
Superior Double Room (Room 3) | Soundproofing, free WiFi
Superior Double Room | Soundproofing, free WiFi
Superior Double Room | Soundproofing, free WiFi

Overview of The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn

4.0 star property
4-star inn in Castle Douglas with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

38 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
1 Fleet Street, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Castle Douglas, Scotland, DG7 2HU
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

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About this area

Getting around

  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) - 77 min drive
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 113 min drive

About this property

The Ship Inn

4-star inn
Take advantage of free cooked-to-order breakfast, a terrace, and a garden at The Ship Inn. The onsite restaurant, No. 1 Fleet Street, features international cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and a bar.
Other perks at this inn include:
  • Free self parking
  • Meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Luggage storage and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, bar, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Ship Inn offer amenities such as free WiFi, sound-insulated walls, and room service.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 10 bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping


English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 1794
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Polish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • 10 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


No. 1 Fleet Street - This wine bar specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ship Inn Castle Douglas
Ship Castle Douglas
The Ship Inn Inn
The Ship Inn Castle Douglas
The Ship Inn Inn Castle Douglas

Frequently asked questions

Does The Ship Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Ship Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Ship Inn?
As of 2 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Ship Inn on 3 October 2022 start from S$152, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Ship Inn?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Ship Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Ship Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Ship Inn?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at The Ship Inn and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Ship Inn?
Yes, No. 1 Fleet Street offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Mill Cafe (3-min walk), Bank of Fleet Hotel (4-min walk), and Masonic Arms (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Ship Inn like?
The Ship Inn is a short 3-minute walk from Mill on the Fleet and 14 minutes' walk from Cardoness Castle.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Norman, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our Stay.
We booked for a two night mid week break and felt this was a good area to base ourselves. The Ship Inn provides accommodation which meets the needs of couples, families, and people with pets. A friendly environment with good service throughout. The room itself was clean and the bed so comfortable with refreshments such as tea, coffee, biscuits all prepared and topped up if needed. The bathroom had an overhead shower. Everything in good working order. Breakfast was available until 09:00 which suited us and the service was efficient and welcoming. The porridge and 'Scottish breakfast' was tasty and well presented. Furthermore it was freshly cooked. We really enjoyed our stay and do plan to return- very good value for money and access to beautiful surroundings.
Caren, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stayed for one night, very friendly staff and good food. Would book again.
David, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel with great history in a very charming small town. The staff were very friendly. On arrival I sat in the lounge in front of a big wood stove with my pint of beer writing my journal - what a great start. The dining room is good and the food very enjoyable. Allow time to explore the area - there is so much to see.
Andrew, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Overnight stay
Lovely refurbished pub hotel, our room was directly over the bar and entrance and was very loud for a small village pub but very well furnished and good supply of tea,coffee. Staff were all very young and a bit inexperienced but tried their best in a very busy restaurant. There were a few hiccups at dinner and breakfast but overall a lovely place to visit
Helen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Alan, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Value for money this is excellent with a terrific restaurant attached. Ideal for all types and rooms are all brand new. Perfect for motorcycle touring, as there is ample parking at the hotel. A hidden gem that requires more recognition for its quality.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Jane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ship inn sept 2020
Fantastic helpful cheery staff in all areas of the business. Very comfortable bed. Lovely food in the restaurant also.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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