Crown Spa Hotel
- For other hotels with a similar name see Crown Hotel (disambiguation)
The Crown Spa Hotel (formerly the Crown Hotel) is a large hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, overlooking the town's South Bay. Built in 1844, it was Scarborough's first purpose-built hotel and has been extensively renovated to 21st-century four-star status.
The original Crown Hotel was reputedly designed by Malton architect John Gibson and opened by John Fairgray Sharpin on 10 June 1845.It was one of the first purpose-built hotels in the world as well as the first in Scarborough.
In 2005, the hotel overcame objections by local residents and secured approval for plans to increase its accommodation to 161 bedrooms. In 2007, there were successful public objections to decking and a gazebo erected in front of the hotel without planning permission, and to inappropriate artificial construction material.
- About the hotel at official website
- The Mount- John Gibson at Malton Buildings Group
- "Scarborough". The Ridings of Yorkshire. Archived from the original on 16 March 2012.
- Hotel extension scheme approved. The Scarborough News, 9 November 2005
- Hotel chief 'stunned' by planning decision. The Scarborough News, 4 February 2008
- "Scarborough 150 Years of Hospitality" by Basics Plus Scarborough; 72 page paperback book sold locally
- Scarborough library and information centre Vernon Road Local History section
- Official website
- Live webcamera feed looking over South Bay
- Historic England. "Details from image database (444972)". Images of England.