2 Star Hotel Visit England with silver Accolade & breakfast award.


Located on Hugh town beach, Schooners has uninterrupted views across the harbour to the off islands. We are close to the quay for island boating, the town for pubs, shops, restaurants & St Mary's beautiful sandy beaches.

The hotel accommodation includes 12 en suite rooms, nine having prime views over the harbour and islands beyond. Our other rooms are south facing and sunny with interesting roof scape views of old Hugh town. Each room has a telephone with radio & alarm clock, hair dryers, Wifi, TVs, tea & coffee making facilities. The comfortable licensed bar opens onto the beach patio. There is a beautiful spacious lounge on the top floor overlooking the harbour. 

The hotel's cuisine is managed by our excellent chef of 8 years service. All soups, breads and pastries are freshly made. The dinner menu is compiled each day based on local availability of prime ingredients. Vegetarian & gluten free diets are catered for. Please let our staff know well in advance.

 Schooners hotel is part of the Rat Island Sailboat Company, the island's Sailmakers & boat builders. We bring in supplies and materials in the sailing ketch "Toloa". The Sailboat Company also run the canvas workshop in Thorofare just next to the hotel, where we make and sell "Rat Bags" Canvas bags and clothing. The Sail loft is situated on the quay. The Boat yard is in the next bay at Porth Mellon. Visit our Canvas shop for a look at our products and services.

With its waterside location at the heart of the islands shipbuilding past, the hotel has an undoubted marine feel, which is echoed in the Schooner's bar. All rooms are heated, and have excellent en suite with walk in shower. 

Notes for arrival at St Marys. If coming by sea and you would like your luggage delivered to the hotel there is an independent courier service to deliver your larger bags automatically if labelled to Schooners Hotel. There is a small fee charged by the courier for this service. If arriving by air, there are taxis ready at the airport to bring you to to the town. They will drop you off very close to the hotel, or to the door if you request it & have limited mobility.



Tour buses / cars

Island Rover - (01720) 422131

Classic Car Tours - (01720) 422479

Toots Taxis and Tours - (01720) 422142 / 07570 624669 


Private hire taxis

Toots Taxi (01720) 422142 / 07570 624669

105 CABS 07856475860

  DJ Cabs - (01720) 423775 / 07717121101                                                                         


Airport transfers

Paulger's Transport: (01720) 423701

    Every flight landing at St Mary's airport is met by one of the Paulger's Transport drivers; they will bring you to the hotel.