6 B&Bs in Whitby To Consider For Your Next Coastal Break

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Whitby is one of Yorkshire’s most popular tourist destinations and it’s easy to see why! In addition to boasting a beautiful sandy beach, a picturesque harbour and famous abbey ruins, this Yorkshire coastal town is home to numerous visitor attractions, a diverse foodie scene and quirky independent shops in abundance!

It’s one of our all-time favourite places to spend a romantic weekend or family staycation and there are countless places to stay in the area. Of course, there are holiday cottages and apartments on every corner, ideal for those seeking a home-from-home experience. The scenic town also boasts several excellent hotels offering comfortable accommodation, access to all-day dining and a warm, Yorkshire welcome.

However, for those seeking little more than a homely guest room and a hearty breakfast, there are plenty of guesthouses and B&Bs in Whitby too. To help you narrow down your choices and find your ideal place to stay, we’ve compiled a list of the best B&Bs in Whitby.

10 Brilliant B&Bs in Whitby


B&Bs in Whitby
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9 Prospect Hill, Whitby YO21 1QE

Hillcrest is one of the highest-rated B&Bs in Whitby on TripAdvisor. With eight beautifully styled guest rooms, including two spacious rooms that can accommodate families of four, this town centre retreat has much to offer. As well as providing all guests with complimentary parking and WiFi, Hillcrest offers a unique room service breakfast, prepared using the finest local produce.

All of the rooms are elegantly decorated and have ensuite bathrooms so whichever room you book you’re bound to have a comfortable stay. However, if booking as a couple, the superior rooms are more spacious than the standard ones and feature a four-poster bed so they’re ideal for romantic getaways.

This one is just a few minutes’ walk away from the town centre and the owners can provide storage space for bikes and other outdoor activity equipment should you require it.

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The Belfry

B&Bs in Whitby
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2 Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EG

Another highly-rated Whitby B&B is The Belfry. Situated across the road from a church and housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian home, this charming B&B in Whitby offers stylish accommodation in the West Cliff area of the town.

Whitby’s sand beach is just a short stroll away and all the main attractions are within easy walking distance too. There are eight rooms to choose from and each offers either a view of the church or views out to sea. All the rooms are ensuite, immaculately presented and feature all the expected facilities such as flat-screen TVs, WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and toiletries. In the lounge area of The Belfy, guests can also make use of a shared fridge.

Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:30 am with lots of daily hot options in addition to fresh fruit, cereals and fruit juices.

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Riviera Guesthouse

4 Crescent Terrace, Whitby YO21 3EL

This award-winning B&B in Whitby is in an enviable location on Crescent Terrace, just across the road from one of the best beaches in Yorkshire. It has 15 individually styled guest rooms, most of which face the seafront.

There are single, double, king size and family rooms at Riviera Guesthouse. Each features an ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, Wifi, a well-stocked refreshment tray, an iron, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Once you’ve enjoyed a good night’s rest in one of Riviera Guesthouse’s spacious and comfortable rooms, head down to the dining room where you can enjoy a homecooked Full English whilst gazing out of the window across the North Sea.

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Rosslyn House

11 Abbey Terrace, Whitby YO21 3HQ

Situated on Whitby’s West Cliff and just a street away from the seafront, Rosslyn House is set in a sympathetically renovated Victorian property. This B&B in Whitby doesn’t accommodate children under the age of 12 but it’s great for couples and families with older children.

There are just five guest rooms at Rossyln House so it’s one of the quieter B&Bs in Whitby. The rooms are all tastefully decorated with all the expected facilities plus a useful mini fridge for keeping those drinks, snacks and essential milk fresh and cool.

The breakfast menu here is also rather good and the owners source the majority of their products from top local suppliers. In addition to a buffet of fruit, yoghurt, breakfast pots and cereals, guests can order a hearty homecooked breakfast such as Full Yorkshire or filleted local kippers with a choice of eggs and bread and butter.

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1 North Promenade, Whitby YO21 3JX

If you’re looking for a Whitby B&B that is away from the hustle and bustle of the often busy town centre but close enough so all the attractions are within walking distance, Wheeldale would be an excellent choice. Located on top of Whitby’s West Cliff and boasting dramatic sea views, this seafront bed and breakfast accommodation in Whitby has 14 comfortable rooms. Homely and welcoming, this B&B in Whitby is ideal for those seeking no-frills accommodation in a quieter location.

Each ensuite room includes free Sky TV and WiFi, a hairdryer and a hospitality tray. Fruit, cereals, toast, juices and hot drinks are on offer for breakfast, in addition to traditional cook breakfasts comprising award-winning local produce.

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Pannet House

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14 Normanby Terrace, Whitby YO21 3ES

Pannet House is a family-run B&B set in a gorgeous Victorian townhouse on a quiet residential street in Whitby. Originally built in 1860, this handsome townhouse property was the home of Robert Elliott Pannett. One of Whitby’s highest-regarded benefactors, R E Pannet’s money and assets funded the building of Pannet Park and Pannet Art Gallery after his death in 1920.

This characterful guest house comprises just five elegantly decorated rooms. Four of these are ensuite with the exception of the single room but that does include full and private use of an original Victorian bathroom. All of the rooms include free WiFi, ironing facilities, tea & coffee making facilities and an alarm clock.

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As with all our articles of this nature, we’ll be adding to this list as and when we discover or are introduced to new businesses. To recommend B&Bs in Whitby for inclusion or to discuss advertising options, please email business@theyorkshirepress.co.uk

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