10 Best Sea-View Hotels In Whitby, England - Updated 2023


“Dracula” was inspired by the ruins of an abbey in Whitby, a seaside town in Northern Yorkshire. Whitby whalers had since ceased setting out for the behemoths of the open sea. The town is now a champion for the preservation of marine biodiversity. Tourists who are planning a trip to Whitby in the future would have heard of the town’s historic swing bridge. Now running on electricity, the first crossing built over the River Esk was a wooden bridge put up sometime before 1351. The bridge was replaced by a stone structure in the 18th century. Later on in the 1900s, it was reformed into the cast iron bridge with four arches that we see today. There are many more sights to see in this historic and charming seaside town. Check out the most highly recommended sea-view hotels in Whitby.

1. The Horngarth (from USD 197)

The modish “H” of The Horngarth logo suggests high-quality service and comfort at every turn. The congenial atmosphere of the suites will make you feel at home instantly. The warm smiles of the hotel staff will remind you of the innate hospitality of Whitby locals. While the seemingly ominous ruins of the ancient Benedictine abbey looms beyond the town center, you can take comfort in the fact that The Horngarth is dedicated to making your stay as relaxed and agreeable as possible. When you look out the window from your room toward the hill where the abbey stands, a sweep of the horizon brings your eyes to the blue sea. That should remind you that the shore and Whitby lighthouse is only four minutes away! There should be plenty of time to explore Whitby’s shores.

The Horngarth

Wifi Available

Address: 5 Skinner Street
Accommodates: 2

Internet services WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Private check-in/check-out Daily housekeeping CCTV in common areas Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

2. The Resolution Hotel (from USD 109)

If you book a king room at The Resolution Hotel, expect the unique joys of a whirlpool bath in the privacy of your quarters. If you choose to eat at the hotel restaurant, you’ll be able to say from experience that the steak they serve is exceptional indeed. The Resolution Hotel is a landmark building known locally as “the most beautiful building in Whitby”. The Old Mansion building was built in the late 18th century. Its allure had never waned. The hotel’s traditional decoration and modern sensibilities merge seamlessly. The hotel is a comfortable quarter of a mile (0.4 kilometer) from the seafront and some rooms have a commanding view of the sea. Count on the hotel management to help you navigate the many local attractions that make the property a worthwhile place to stay in Whitby with sea views.

The Resolution Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Skinner Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services

3. The Seacliffe - Whitby (from USD 104)

How about a seafront location away from the town center with no other buildings to mar the view? A guest house with a four-star rating should do the trick. Booking a room at The Seacliffe comes with access to a patio garden and bar area. The rooms in this seafront hotel in Whitby are decorated with care and maintained immaculately clean. Some rooms are strategically located where you’ll be able to smell the sea breeze if you can just open a window. The Seacliffe is still quite near town that it won’t take long to visit museums and other places of interest. You can even walk from the guest house to many of the places you’d like to see!

The Seacliffe - Whitby

Wifi Available

Address: 12 North Promenade
Accommodates: 2

Parking Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking

Other sea-view accommodations

4. Watermark Apartments (from USD 308)

If you are arriving by train to Whitby it will only take you three minutes to reach Watermark Apartments. It does make sense to book your stay at a lovely property in Holt Court Whitehall Landing. The Watermark Apartments come fully equipped with two bedrooms, a toilet and bath, and cooking appliances. You may use the kitchen facilities to prepare your own meals before ticking of your must-see list. Your apartment in Whitby is situated along the River Esk. Look out the window and enjoy stunning views of the estuary and you will see beyond the water in the distance, the ruins of the Benedictine abbey. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’d be competing for space. Watermark Apartments is a spacious and airy home away from home.

Watermark Apartments

Wifi Available

Address: 15,Holt Court Whitehall Landing
Accommodates: 4

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

5. The Wheeldale (from USD 109)

A family-run hotel may be small, but it can be big in service. The Wheeldale is blessed with great views of the sea. If it’s your lucky day you can get a room with a majestic panorama from the Northern Promenade of Whitby. The hotel is fit for travelling adults and families without children in tow. The local butcher and produce market have been providing the ingredients for the sumptuous breakfasts you’ll be enjoying every day. Breakfast is on the house, and The Wheeldale makes the best meals you’ll taste in Whitby (vegetarian meals included).

The Wheeldale

Wifi Available

Address: 11 North Promenade
Accommodates: 2

Parking Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Heating Fax/photocopying WiFi Available Free WiFi

6. Harrys Lounge (from USD 172)

Yorkshire black pudding, steamed halibut on spinach, rump steak served on ‘the stone"… are you salivating yet? You can find out for yourself how the rest of the menu goes if you book a room Harrys Lounge. Find out what 'the stone" is while you’re there. The restaurant-bar is also a bread and breakfast. Harrys is a local landmark and for good reason. Sitting and dining areas accommodate plenty of guests and they usually like to stay for while with drinks in their hands. The food is great and the rooms are cozy and stylish. The room on the upper floors offer a view of blue and peaceful waters. You will enjoy yourself thoroughly at Harrys.

Harrys lounge

Wifi Available

Address: Pier Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Internet services Express check-in/check-out Heating

7. The White House Inn (from USD 110)

Seeing Whitby’s astonishing coastline from an uninterrupted line of sight makes all the difference in the world. If the view matters that much to you, then there is one place in Whitby to satisfy your requirement. It’s called The White House Inn and it sits comfortably on the West Cliff. The White House Inn is a local pub. It also serves good food. And you can book a room there for a Whitby getaway with someone special. You will feel welcome the moment you enter the door. The rooms are tastefully decorated to make you feel at ease on your first day. You’ll find many other sources of comfort at The White House Inn. Their impressive wine list could be one of them!

The White House Inn - Whitby

Wifi Available

Address: Upgang lane
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. The Fylingdales Inn (from USD 99)

Robin Hood’s Bay is situated in North York Moors National Park a few miles outside of Whitby. The village of the same name is known locally as Bay Town. Many tourists head out to Robin’s Hood Bay after getting their fill of Whitby’s landmark destinations. You can opt to stay at The Flyingdales Inn for easy access to both Whitby and Bay Town. It’s a winning compromise, isn’t it? The Flyingdales Inn offers family rooms, English breakfast, Irish breakfast, and if you are a vegetarian just let them know. They’ll cook up something extra special just for you. Ask for a room with a view of the seafront. The Flyingdales staff will make sure you get what you need.

The Fylingdales Inn

Wifi Available

Address: The Fylingdales Inn, Thorpe lane
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking

9. Haven Crest - Whitby (from USD 109)

An unassuming brick building a quick jog away from the water’s edge is offering Whitby fans an amazing place to stay. Haven Crest - Whitby is caught somewhere between the River Esk and the North Sea, which makes it ideal for travelers who are magnetized by bodies of water. The rooms of this guest house are simple and quiet and have all you need for a restful stay. The view from the best rooms should help satiate your love for the ocean, or the river for that matter. The room comes with daily breakfast and packed lunches upon request. Everything is spot-on at Haven Crest.

Haven Crest

Wifi Available

Address: 137 Upgang Lane
Accommodates: 2

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services Hiking Cycling

10. Riviera Guesthouse (from USD 60)

Another West Cliff listing is vying for your attention. Riviera Guesthouse would be difficult to ignore so don’t make up your mind yet. Not until you check out the goodies they’re offering registered guests. The guesthouse is right at the beachfront, at the quiet and cozy section of the harbor. You can wake up to blues skies and smell the ocean breeze. Each room has a unique theme and design, with color palettes that cater to every temperament. You might be surprised to find a four-poster bed ready for occupancy. From the guest house you can walk or cycle to Whitby’s top attractions. The Riviera Guesthouse could very well be the best fit for your budget!

Riviera Guesthouse

Wifi Available

Address: 4 Crescent Terrace West Cliff
Accommodates: 3

Non-smoking rooms Fishing Internet services Karaoke Darts Cycling Luggage storage WiFi Available

Wave hello to Whitby

Whitby’s enduring charm and timeless allure call out to travelers ceaselessly. It’s never too early to plan for a future holiday in one of England’s most picturesque coastal towns. Soon enough, when it’s time to travel again, you’ll find yourself exploring its idyllic sea views with a loved one.

Frequently asked questions sea-view hotels in Whitby, England

1. Which sea-view hotels in Whitby have parking?

Whitby is home to various sea-view hotels that have parking slots available for their guests and some of these are The Resolution Hotel and The Seacliffe. Book your stay soon!

2. Which sea-view hotels in Whitby have wifi access?

There are various sea-view hotels in Whitby that offer wifi access to their guests for convenience and entertainment. Some of the best are The Horngarth, The Resolution Hotel, and The Seacliffe.

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