5 hotels in Whitby with parking for you to consider.
Whitby may not be the biggest coastal town in the UK but it certainly boasts an impressive number of hotels and guest houses, in fact over 145 at the last count. However many of the hotels and bed and breakfasts in central Whitby struggle with parking, as the town has limited parking available on the busy streets.
We can’t mention all the hotels in Whitby with parking here so we have chosen five that represent the range of establishments available in Whitby and the surrounding areas. These particular Whitby hotels were chosen because of the amenities offered and the excellent reviews they had received from past guests.
With only 7 guest rooms Elford House is the smallest of our chosen hotels. This doesn’t mean you feel cramped and uncomfortable when staying though. On the contrary, the rooms are very spacious, beautifully decorated and fully equipped with all the normal bedroom amenities.
Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Whitby town centre, the harbour and the beach, this family run hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere with a few added touches that you rarely see elsewhere (your freshly prepared continental breakfast is delivered to your room at a time to suit you, meaning you can make the most of your holiday lie in).
Wifi is free and the car parking spaces are literally outside the front door, so no getting wet on a rainy day. The only downside to the hotel is that it doesn’t cater for children, but if you’re looking for a romantic getaway then this will probably be a bonus.
Located within the village of Ruswarp and within its own extensive grounds, this Jacobean hall has been beautifully renovated to retain many of the period features whilst adding all the creature comforts you need for a memorable stay. What’s more, the hotel is just 1.5 miles from Whitby town and all the attractions you’ll find there.
Technically speaking, Ruswarp Hall isn’t a hotel as it doesn’t offer dining. It is however one of the top rated places to stay in Whitby so we thought it should definitely be mentioned here. It has 13 well equipped rooms, including a family room, but it should be mentioned that the hotel doesn’t accept children under the age of 7 years.
Walks around the extensive grounds are popular with guests however for those of you who want a more active holiday you can always book for fishing, boating, hiking tours, horse riding or golf while staying. And then of course Whitby and its plethora of shops is just a mile or so away.
This newly built hotel is part of the ‘Marston’s Inns’ brand and is very popular with business and leisure guests. Located just a few miles to the south of Whitby, it’s a great choice for families as they have several large family bedrooms, a big outdoor playground and a terrace made for running around on. The rooms are, as you would expect in a new build, pretty standard but they are very clean and tidy and well equipped. With there only being 28 rooms though they do book up very quickly so you might want to book early to avoid disappointment.
There are plenty of hiking trails and other outdoor activities around the hotel area, and if you do decide to walk to Whitby town it’s only just over a mile away. Penny Hedge is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a modern getaway but if you’re looking for a bit more character then you might want to try elsewhere.
Raven Hall Hotel
Although not technically in Whitby, the Raven Hall Hotel offers everything you’ll need from your Yorkshire stay at a very reasonable price. Situated in Ravenscar approximately 6 miles south of Whitby, Raven Hall Hotel sits proudly on top of a cliff overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. Its stunning location provides fantastic views of both the North Sea and the North York Moors, making it a beautiful place to stay.
More than just your average hotel, this one offers both indoor and outdoor leisure facilities that are free for guests (swimming pool and sauna, tennis courts, croquet lawns etc). It also provides free Wifi, private parking, a range of hiking trails that span the 90 acre grounds and its own 9-hole golf course.
Now, you might be thinking that the Raven Hall Hotel is an exclusive hotel for the older generation but surprisingly it’s actually very family orientated. Children of all ages, and indeed your pets, are made very welcome with several of the 52 bedrooms being suitable for families. So, it’s an ideal place to stay whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway, an activity holiday or a family break.
A five minute drive up the coastal road from Whitby you’ll find Raithwaite Estate, a luxury hotel perfect for a special occasion. The hotel shouts opulence from start to finish so be sure to put in a couple of posh frocks when you do your packing!
With its large indoor pool, sauna, spa and fully equipped gym you can really work up an appetite before sampling the food in one of the two restaurants and enjoying a cold pint in the bar. The bedrooms are complete luxury with several having balconies and terraces, all having en-suite facilities and all offering a heap of amenities which you may or may not need.
Again, you may thing that this top notch hotel would frown upon children but they are made to feel more than welcome, as are your pets. Several of the 73 bedrooms cater for families and pets, and there are elevators available throughout the hotel to help with getting around. Of course, parking is private and free of charge with a porter service available on request.
So there you have it…a snap shot of hotels in Whitby with parking facilities. Of course there are plenty of other hotels to choose from so you may want to visit Booking.com to view a wider selection.