Staithes is a great base to explore all the North York Moors has to offer. In this article, we explore 7 of the best hotels & bed and breakfasts in Staithes.
In its day, Staithes used to be one of the largest fishing ports along the North East Coast. Swarms of busy vessels would frequent its harbours and armies of fishermen would roll in and out of the bustling villages oldest inns. Today, it’s a charming little village that oozes tonnes of fisherman character and bags of history.
It’s the perfect getaway location for travellers that enjoy exploring such quaint little seaside settlements, beaches along the beautiful North Yorkshire Coast, as well as those who wish to hike along Yorkshire’s many enticing cliff top paths. If this sounds like the ideal place for your next holiday trip, in this article we’re looking at hotels & bed and breakfasts nestled right near the heart of the village. Have a look through and see if any of these cosy establishments sound like the right base for your upcoming visit.
1. The Captain Cook Inn, B&B in Staithes
The Captain Cook Inn sits near the top of Staithes and is just 10 miles away from the popular harbour town of Whitby. This Staithes B&B features nine rooms that are all en-suite and filled with the essentials that most would expect including TVs, refreshment trays and basic toiletries. The Inn provides free Wi-Fi throughout as well as free parking! Fans of a good pint will be very pleased with the range of ale’s available at the bar including the locally brewed Northern Navigator which is certainly worth a try if you like to sample native produce.
The menu at The Captain Cook Inn is attractive and varied along with a specials menu that is updated daily. There is a dining room for those that wish to eat. If you stay over the weekend, it’s well worth trying the Inn’s generous Sunday lunch. All the food is prepared on-site which definitely helps to ensure the menu has a fresh and home-cooked feel.
2. The Royal George
The Royal George has a real local pub feel and is ready to welcome anyone who appreciates a fine pint, great food and needs a warm and comfortable place to stay while in Staithes. This pub sits towards the bottom of the village so it’s great for those who want to be as close as possible to the short stretch of sandy beach in Staithes. This Inn does have en-suite rooms available. There are 2 rooms at The Royal George Staithes, each offering all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.
The Royal George is the oldest pub in Staithes. The staff and owners take pride in the warmth of their hospitality and the pub makes an excellent pit stop for anyone looking to enjoy the well known Cleveland Way Walk. During the summer, guests can enjoy the secluded garden behind the pub that features an array of flowers, plants, and lights. Meals can be taken alfresco and visitors are welcome to sit out and enjoy the day end when it’s warm enough to do so.
3. Roraima House
Roraima House dates back to the 1890s. It was built by a sea captain called John Trattles and named after his steamship the SS Roraima. The inn is a large three-storey Victorian building that sits at the top end of the village of Staithes. It is perfect for guests that want to be on higher ground to enjoy great views of the village. The house offers free parking to B&B guests that are conveniently placed at the rear of the building. The front of the house features a private enclosed garden where guests are welcome to enjoy drinks and meals outdoors should the weather permit it.
The accommodation within the house is spread over its three floors. The dining room is located on the ground floor along with most of the impressive interior features that will be loved by anyone who appreciates elegant victorian design. The dining room has a great open fire which can make all the difference to meals in after a hard day exploring! The entrance features adorable victorian style tiles that line the floor as well as tall stained-glass windows. The hallway leads to an original large pitch pine staircase that takes guests up to the first and second floors alongside more traditional stained glass windows.
The two guest rooms on the first floor feature en-suits and great views across to the sea. The top floor features the remaining guest rooms with a shared bathroom, lounge and kitchen facility. These make excellent places to stay for those that want the feel of a traditional Staithes B&B with the convenience of a kitchen area. Wi-Fi is available throughout the inn so you don’t need to worry about staying connected with all your favourite devices during your stay.
The breakfast is served with a buffet-style continental, along with a choice of freshly prepared warm favourites like locally sourced sausage & bacon accompanied by mushrooms, tomatoes, hash brown, free-range eggs & baked beans. On arrival, guests are invited to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea with homemade cake and tea or coffee available in the entrance area.
4. The Endeavour
The Endeavour is a four-storey waterside guesthouse and restaurant, located on Staithes coastline. This historic building dates back over two hundred years and, only a short walk from Staithes attractions such as Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre, perfectly located for visitors. The in-house restaurant and chefs are renowned for their quality food and presentation, often attracting local guests to their restaurant alone. Comprising of family rooms with fantastic sea views and en-suite twin rooms accommodating single guests and couples, The Endeavour caters for the needs of a variety of visitors.
5. The Firs’ Guesthouse
The Firs’ Guesthouse is a large detached home, family-run and family-owned, offering true Yorkshire hospitality at its best. Only two miles outside of Staithes, its location is ideal for visiting the many attractions north and south of the seaside town. The stylishly decorated en-suite rooms create a warm and welcoming atmosphere which is only enhanced by the spaciousness of the whole guesthouse. All rooms are ensuite and come in a variety of sizes. Easy chairs and sofas are provided, perfect to relax in after a day exploring the area. All food at Firs’ Guesthouse is sourced from local butchers, fish merchants and small-town greengrocers. This being the case, any special dietary requirements can be catered to here.
6. Townend Farm
Townend Farm Bed and Breakfast is a large grand farmhouse built in the early 19th century from local sandstone. With large surrounding grounds, the farmhouse gives a picture-postcard view on arrival, as well as having plenty of free space to park your car. Space is the main draw when staying at Townend Farm. With spectacular countryside views, outside wooden decking and bbq, it is the perfect place to spend a summer weekend. Townend Farm Bed and Breakfast can also boast of its numerous awards, including the ‘Visit England’ prestigious 4-star gold award. Rooms provide great views of the Northsea cliffs and the North Yorks National Park, as well as the farm’s horses, ducks, chickens and geese.
7. Trig Point 49 & Keel Lodges
Trig Point 49 & Keel Lodges are former First World War barracks that have been lovingly and stylishly converted into four self-catering lodges and five letting rooms. Located in the heart of Staithes, these self lodges contain double and twin en-suite rooms. Each lodge is surrounded by its own personal decking area and offers incredible views of sunsets and seaward views over the distant cliffs of Boulby. Accommodating up to twelve people, Keel Lodges are the ideal place to stay for school trips, uniformed associations or any particular activity where large groups need a place to stay. Although prices are based on room only, a continental breakfast can be provided by prior arrangement.
8. St Hilda’s Boutique Rooms
Set in the North York Moors National Park, St Hilda’s Complex offers a cosy, country manor house experience with an eccentric fun twist. While it offers all the amenities you’d expect from a traditional English hotel, its statement suites tell a different story: each is individually designed and inspired by some of the world’s biggest cities, from Paris to Los Angeles. The boutique accommodation is exclusively for adults and non-smokers. They offer free on-site parking and full access to superfast fibre broadband. This is a really unique place to stay.
8. Grinkle Park Hotel
Just 15 minutes from Staithes set in 35 acres of parkland and gardens is Grinkle Park Hotel. It features a pretty lake and an award-winning restaurant. WiFi is free here too. The hotel’s restaurant uses locally produced ingredients and guests can choose from an à la carte menu or a bistro menu.
Grinkle Park Hotel has retained some of its original features such as wooden panelling and embossed ceilings. The bedrooms are spacious and a great place to relax after enjoying activities. The coast and the North York Moors National Park are a quick drive from the hotel. Parking is also free here.
9. Gisborough Hall Hotel
Gisborough Hall shows off with a spa, a bar and an award-winning restaurant. Gisborough Hall offers individually styled rooms that have views of the Cleveland Hills and the grounds. They all have a bathroom and guests can enjoy tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel is just a short walk from the North York Moors which is brilliant for walking routes. Enjoy a spa treatment or a walk around the grounds here.
We hope you’ve found these introductions helpful! Staithes is a great little destination for the family, couples or anyone looking to get away for the weekend seeking a charming and historic location. If you want to stay right in the heart of it all, these Staithes Hotels & B&B’s are your best options for a comfortable and convenient stay.