Dunoon Scotland PA23 7HU
The Esplanade Hotel's location on the promenade -- a staple of seaside towns such as Dunoon -- provides guests with great sea views. Rates include breakfast, with family-friendly discounts for children. Just avoid ground-floor rooms if you have an early bedtime, as the lounge is nearby. Seaview rooms cost a premium, but the views are expansive. There's a for-fee menu of "thoughtful extras," such as bathrobes, wine and chocolates. Limited on-site parking is free.